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Past articles by Steve:

The Audiophiliac is on hiatus

Steve Guttenberg’s long-running Audiophiliac column is taking a breather. → Read More

Keeping it simple with the Cambridge AXA35 integrated amplifier

If you think most components are too complicated and just want great sound, the no-frills Cambridge AXA35 integrated amplifier is exactly what you’re looking for. → Read More

The Sony Walkman changed the way we listened to music 40 years ago

The Walkman was just as big of a change in the way we listened to music as the iPod was in the early 2000s. → Read More

Klipsch RP-5000F, a tower speaker to be reckoned with

The Audiophiliac kicks back with one of Klipsch’s more affordable tower speakers. → Read More

JBL’s pint-size Stage A130 speakers make a big impression

There’s a lot of the “JBL-ness” coming through the Stage A130, and that’s a good start. → Read More

The Massdrop X Fostex TR-X00 headphone scores big on luxury looks, feel and sound

The Purpleheart -- the perfect headphone for Prince fans? → Read More

JBL’s mighty little tower speaker is a keeper

Don’t misjudge JBL’s Stage A 170 by its plain vanilla looks, it’s a little powerhouse! → Read More

This digital converter sounds so good it might 'convert' LP-loving audiophiles

Denafrips may be a funny-sounding name for an audiophile electronics company, but its Ares digital converter’s sound is seriously great! → Read More

FiiO’s new earbud looks and sounds more expensive than it is

FiiO’s hardly a newcomer to headphones, but their FH5 is miles ahead of what came before. → Read More

Triangle’s pint-size speakers are high-end masters

The Audiophiliac’s ears-on review of the Triangle Esprit Titus EZ speakers. → Read More

Bob Dylan’s 1975 tour mega box set will delight fans

Fans can experience Bob Dylan’s legendary Rolling Thunder Revue tour with a 14-CD set and a Martin Scorsese-directed Netflix documentary. → Read More

Curvaceous Revel speakers will delight discerning audiophiles

The Revel Concerta2 M16 stand mount speakers roll out a huge soundstage. → Read More

High-end sound without breaking the bank: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones

The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX, a bona fide audiophile headphone, for a very affordable price. → Read More

This high-end amplifier sounds equally great with speakers and headphones

The Linear Tube Audio Z10: It doesn't look or sound like your father’s tube amp! → Read More

We listen to the Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo wireless speakers

It was only a matter of time, but now with the Formation Duo Bowers & Wilkins has made a bona fide high-end wireless speaker system. → Read More

The joy of listening to the $130 Micca RB42 speakers

The fiesty Micca RB42 sounds a lot bigger than it is. → Read More

Klipsch Forte III speakers are masters of reality

The Klipsch Forte III speakers once again prove size really does matter: big speakers sound better. → Read More

Modern sounds and the Q Acoustics Concept 300 speakers: Review

Stunning design, innovative tech, and superb sound come together on the Q Acoustics Concept 300 speakers. → Read More

Schiit’s little amplifier punches way above its weight

The Audiophiliac comes away mightily impressed by the Schiit Aegir amp. → Read More

Massdrop’s $200 Meze headphones tone down the bling so you won't get mugged

Don’t buy the Massdrop X Meze 99 Noir just because they're beautiful -- they sound great, too. → Read More