Author: Paul Cash

I'm an audio writer who started as a young audio salesman/consumer electronics professional back in the late 90s. That's where I discovered the magic of 2-Channel sound. My hunger for great sound has led me on a delightful music quest that continues today.

#New Music Friday May 13th 2022: 10 Albums You Need To Hear This Weekend! (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Check Out This Week’s Best Sounding New Music Releases! Every #NewMusicFriday, we pick a bunch of the best-sounding new albums so you can get your audiophile music fix!… As usual, it’s a very eclectic mix (Albums

The Best Audiophile Bluetooth Receiver DACs For Your Stereo (2022)

If you’re looking for the absolute best sound quality and/or optional multi-room capability, Wi-Fi music streamers are the way to go. That said, you may want a music streamer that doesn’t depend on network bandwidth

Moondrop CHU Dynamic Driver IEM Review

This $20 wired earphone plays music with surprising naturalness and refinement! When you talk about IEMs nowadays, you have to talk about Moondrop. They know how to crank out reasonably priced earphones with impeccable tonal

#NewMusicFriday April 29th 2022: 10 Albums You Need To Hear This Weekend!

Check Out This Week’s Best Sounding New Music Releases! Every #NewMusicFriday, we pick a bunch of the best-sounding new albums so you can get your audiophile music fix!… As usual, it’s a very eclectic mix (Albums

AXPONA 2022 Friday Recap: Highlights From The Big Rooms! Focal, ATC, Luxman

One of my favorite parts of going to an audio show are the big rooms or ballroom/meeting rooms. Big rooms usually mean large systems, with six-foot-tall speakers and mini fridge-sized power amps. Sometimes they don’t

AXPONA 2022: Coolest Stuff From Day One At The Biggest Hi-Fi Show!

One of the best things about going to an audio show like AXPONA is coming across extraordinary or unconventional stuff. A big part of designing hi-fi is coming up with new ways of doing things,

Technics EAH-A800 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones Review

These amazingly comfortable Wireless ANC Headphones go toe to toe with the best from Sony and Bose! In January, Technics unveiled the $349 EAH-A800 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, a premium set of Bluetooth earphones

#NewMusicFriday April 15th 2022: 10 Albums You Need To Hear This Weekend!

Check Out This Week’s Best Sounding New Music Releases! Every #NewMusicFriday, we pick a bunch of the best-sounding new albums so you can get your audiophile music fix!… As usual, it’s a very eclectic mix (Albums

Audiophile Headphones Buyers Guide (2022)

Here’s what you need to know about Audiophile Headphones: There’s a lot to think about when purchasing headphones, including the style of headphone you wish to buy, the driver type, whether it’s closed or open

#NewMusicFriday April 1st, 2022: 10 Albums You Need To Hear This Weekend!

Check Out This Week’s Best Sounding New Music Releases! Every #NewMusicFriday, we pick a bunch of the best-sounding new albums so you can get your audiophile music fix!… As usual, it’s a very eclectic mix (Albums

Best Buys: The Best Budget Audiophile Headphones (2022)

Not too long ago, people laughed at the idea of Budget Audiophile Headphones. To be fair, up until the last few years, headphones retailing for less than $500 were mediocre at best. But now, there

Create Your Own Personal Nirvana With This Budget Audiophile Headphone Setup!

Here at HI-FI Trends, we believe that high-end audio doesn’t necessarily mean high-priced audio. We say the designation “high-end audio” is an indication of design intent not price. Today, you can find a lot of

Audiophile Music Streamers Buying Guide (2022)

Learn how to pick the best music streamer for your system! Once derided in Audiophile circles, Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) Music Streamers have become an integral part of hi-fi systems. At the same time, they’re