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High-end sound gets truly portable with the Woo WA11 headphone amp

The Woo WA11 Topaz is an amazingly compact, yet truly high-end headphone amplifier. → Read More

This $110 sound bar scores high with clarity

The Wohome S9920 sounds better than the speakers built into most displays, and that’s a good start. → Read More

Are affordable audiophile speakers still made in the US? Yes, yes they are

The Audiophiliac picks five of his favorite US-made speakers under $1,000. → Read More

The Luxman P-750u headphone amp is truly drool-worthy

The Audiophiliac: Ultra high-end headphones love this amplifier. They really do. → Read More

Back to the future with Wharfedale’s Denton 85th Anniversary Edition speaker

Wharfedale celebrates its 85th anniversary with a new speaker. → Read More

Kali Audio LP-6, a knockout speaker with a surprisingly affordable price

Kali Audio may be just one year old, but its very first speaker is a winner! → Read More

Are you ready to upgrade to your first really decent turntable?

The Fluance RT84 turntable looks, feels and sounds like a winner. → Read More

How to make your audio system sound better for free

Move your speakers into the middle of the room, and listen to them from 4 or 5 feet away. → Read More

Euro style and high-end sound in an apartment-friendly speaker

Trenner & Friedl's Osiris speakers produce amazing sound without taking over the room. → Read More

PSB’s iconic affordable Alpha Series speakers come in for a makeover

PSB Speakers’ popular Alpha Series remained unchanged for 19 years, so with fingers crossed we checked out the all new Alpha P5 bookshelf speaker. → Read More

Monoprice’s two spectacular desktop headphone amps

Monoprice’s Monolith Liquid Spark makes budget headphones sound better than ever, while the Monolith Liquid Platinum takes high-end headphones to the next level. → Read More

Listening test: NAD’s feature-packed D 3045 amplifier

The Audiophiliac checks out NAD's latest integrated amp. → Read More

Etymotic ER3, the Audiophiliac affordable headphone of the year

The Etymotic ER3 is a bona-fide audiophile headphone, with a very attainable price. → Read More

Audeze LCD-MX4, the Audiophiliac high-end headphone of the year

Audeze again advanced the state of the art again with the LCD-MX4 headphone. → Read More

The Audio Technica ATH-SR5 headphone will delight listeners craving a detailed sound

Lightweight and folds flat for easy storage, the Audio Technica ATH-SR5 on-ear headphones are ideal on-the-go companions. → Read More

This preamp takes you deeper into the sound of LPs

There’s magic in an LP’s grooves, and the ModWright PH 9.0 phono preamp lets you hear more of it. → Read More

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