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Recent articles by Steve:

What the world needs now is a $250,000 power amplifier

High-end cars, watches, planes, clothes prices have all gone through the roof, and now the high-end audio market is ready for the $250,000 Dan D’Agostino Relentless amplifier. → Read More

Spellbound by the sound of Kinter’s $33 stereo amplifier

The Audiophiliac gets smitten by Kinter’s flyweight K2020A+ amp that costs and weighs next to nothing. → Read More

Unstoppable: JBL’s mighty 4429 and S3900 speakers

JBL's 4429 and S3900 challenge the norms of what we expect from high-end speakers. → Read More

Klipsch Reference Premiere 600M, the Audiophiliac Speaker of the Year

The Reference Premiere 600M is full of surprises, at every turn it’ll make you reconsider what a mid-size bookshelf speaker can do. → Read More

Why do LPs sound so good?

The LP boom shows no signs of slowing, and no one really knows why. → Read More

The ZMF Auteur is a fancy, crafted set of headphones

These exquisitely hand-crafted wood headphones will coddle your ears. → Read More

Buchardt’s $1,200 a pair speakers are a steal

The Buchardt S300 MKII SE isn’t by any stretch a budget speaker, but it sounds a lot more expensive than it is. → Read More

Parasound’s feature-packed high-end amplifier is a knockout

We put Parasound’s HINT 6, a powerful and seriously versatile stereo amplifier, through its paces. → Read More

Back to the future with JBL’s iconic L100 Classic speaker

The L100 was JBL’s ultimate 1970s rock speaker, and now it’s back and sounding better than ever. → Read More

Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 review: Great sound, extra wireless options make a sweet midpriced sound bar

The full-featured Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 offers a palpable sonic upgrade for your television over cheap sound bars. → Read More

Four glorious music box sets rock the holidays

Fans of The Beatles, Steve Wilson, R.E.M. and Dylan have something new for their wish lists. The Audiophiliac gives them a listen. → Read More

Onkyo aims high with their new low price amplifier

The no-frills Onkyo A-9110 puts the emphasis on sound, not features says the Audiophiliac. → Read More

Engineer Al Schmitt explains how he won 20 Grammys

Schmitt made his mark first by listening to the needs and wants of the musicians he’s recorded, and then making them sound great. → Read More

Grado’s first Bluetooth headphone signals a change of direction

The Grado GW100 is the first open-back Bluetooth headphone we’ve tested, maybe that’s why is sounds so open and spacious! → Read More

This $33 Bluetooth speaker sounds better than it has any right to

Incredibly enough, the Audiophiliac is smitten with the Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth speaker! → Read More

Mixing John Lennon's Imagine: We meet engineer Rob Stevens

It’s a dream job for an engineer. Rob Stevens tells us how he brings out the best in John Lennon's solo work. → Read More

Focal’s Elegia headphone gobsmacks the Audiophiliac

It’s Focal’s first high-end closed back headphone, and sounds awfully good! → Read More

Here’s the best reason to upgrade your audio system

High-fidelity music will actually make you feel better. → Read More

Monoprice ups sound quality game with a sweet $150 headphone

This comfortable, full-sized M650 is the best-sounding product I've ever heard from the company. → Read More

Can you stop being an audiophile?

I once tried going cold turkey and stopped listening to my high-end system. But I quickly came back. → Read More