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Recent articles by Steve:

An elegant new tower speaker for upscale audiophiles

Meet the Spendor A7, the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary UK design and sound. → Read More

Audioengine’s new stereo Bluetooth speakers sound bigger than they look

The Audioengine A2+ Wireless Computer Speaker is pretty much the same as the venerable wired A2+, just $50 more expensive. → Read More

Vizio SB36512-F6 review: Finally, an affordable Dolby Atmos sound bar worth buying

The excellent-sounding Vizio SB36512-F6 is the only Dolby Atmos sound bar we can currently recommend, and it doesn't cost a king's ransom. → Read More

How loud do you like your music?

How loud you listen to music depends on the circumstances, but there are ways that you can minimize the long-term effects on your hearing. → Read More

Are you ready for bona-fide high-end speakers for $650 a pair?

Magnepan breaks the affordable sound quality barrier with its LRS speakers, which are hand-build in Minnesota. → Read More

Dayton's skinny tower speaker delivers heavyweight sound, for $228 per pair

The Dayton Audio MK442T isn't very big, but it manages to rustle up a surprisingly rich sound. → Read More

Gobsmacked by the sound of the latest Massdrop Koss headphone

Hearing is believing: the Massdrop x Koss ESP/95X electrostatic headphones are an extraordinary value. → Read More

Weirdest places to find great hi-fi: Craigslist, eBay, or left on the street

Many a dumpster-diving audiophile scored great finds; others just pick up great gear on the web! → Read More

Jamo's $200 S 803 speakers belt out deeply satisfying bass

The Audiophiliac puts the Jamo Studio S 803 through its paces, with music and movies. → Read More

Ohm Acoustics speakers sound bigger than they look

The Audiophiliac gets an earful at the Ohm Acoustics Brooklyn factory. → Read More

Dayton’s tiny $143 stereo amplifier has big aspirations

The Dayton Audio DTA Pro stereo integrated amplifier is such a tiny thing you might underestimate it. That would be a big mistake. → Read More

This 1970s audio system sounds better than what you're listening to today

The Audiophiliac’s deep dive into vintage audio leaves him shaken, rattled and rolled. → Read More

Sennheiser’s truly wireless earbuds dazzle the Audiophiliac

The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless headphone looks, feels and sounds great. → Read More

Extreme high-end headphones are big and bulky, except this one

The Audiophiliac’s ears-wide-open listening test with Abyss Diana Phi headphones. → Read More

What’s up with millennials' vinyl attraction?

The Audiophiliac ponders the LP’s ongoing appeal to people who grew up with digital music. → Read More

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