About Us

About Hi-Fi Trends:

Hi-Fi Trends is the journal of accessible hi-fi! That means we strive to make the hi-fi hobby less about measurements and esoteric high-dollar designs (even though they do have their place) and more about great-sounding, well-designed gear at all price points. We also focus on great-sounding recordings, with an emphasis on hi-res audio files and streaming.

At the end of the day, we want to showcase gear that is designed to playback great music in a way that will keep you glued to your seat with a smile on your face.  And we don’t believe it has to cost the equivalent of a new car to do it.  Welcome to Accessible Hi-Fi!

About The Editor:

My love for Hi-Fi began as a young audio salesman in the late 90s. It was in the small, dark, demo room with its obligatory rows of speakers, stereo, and home theater electronics, where I discovered the magic of 2-Channel sound.

My thirst for great sound led me on a quest from that demo room, into the Consumer Electronics industry (JVC Americas), audio shows, high-end audio stores, and the like, learning and experiencing so much great music along the way.

It’s a quest that continues today, forming not only a hobby that I thoroughly enjoy but also the basis for the writing and conversation you will read within the pages of this journal. I hope you can also learn, enjoy, and be inspired via the words contained here on this site. Thanks for reading.

Paul Cash
Editor — Hi-Fi Trends

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Our New Product Review Rating System:

We recently launched a new rating system that allows our readers to quickly identify how highly each product is rated.

Our rating system consists of four categories: weak, not bad, good, and very good. A weak rating is anything below 2.5, meaning the product is not recommended and should be avoided, while a not bad rating is anything between 2.5 and 5 and may signify a limited recommendation. A good rating is anything between 5 and 7.5, which means the product is recommended and a very good rating is anything above 7.5, meaning the product is highly recommended.

We understand that our readers rely on our ratings and reviews to make informed decisions about the products they purchase. That’s why we take great care in providing accurate and helpful reviews and ratings for each product we review. We hope this new rating system will make it easier for our readers to determine which products are worth their time and money.

Thank you for reading, and happy shopping!