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.

5 Brands Every Audiophile On A Budget Should Know

The best way to enjoy music is through high-quality audio equipment that will let you hear every detail in your favorite songs. These five brands offer great products at affordable prices! 1. For DACs and

Best HIFIMAN Headphones For Audiophiles On A Budget! (2022)

HIFIMAN Electronics and their brilliant founder Dr. Fang have been making stellar Planar headphones since the early 2000s. Since then, they have continued to innovate and improve their products over time and offer great value

#NewMusicFriday September 23rd, 2022: 10 Albums You Need To Hear This Weekend! (Feat. Chick Corea)

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

Watch & Listen:  Montreux Jazz Festival And BMG Share The First Visual For “Chick Corea: The Montreux Years”

I have to say; I’m quite excited about the upcoming release, “Chick Corea: The Montreux Years” (which I covered here). Chick (who left us February 2021) is one of my all time favorite Jazz artists,

#NewMusicFriday September 2nd, 2022: 10 Albums You Need To Hear This Weekend! (Feat. Vestbo Trio)

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

3 Budget Audiophile Headphone Setups That Will Blow Your Mind!

If you don’t have the cash, space, or inclination to build a full-on, 2-channel hi-fi system with speakers, then a good audiophile headphone setup can provide much of the same enjoyment. As I progressed in

LETSHUOER S12 Review: You Need To Hear This Affordable And Engaging Planar Magnetic IEM!

Ed Note: As of the time of this writing, the LETSHUOER S12 is currently on sale for $118.30, which is $50 off the list price. If you’re looking for a good pair of Earphones for

MOONDROP Aria Snow Edition Review: These $79 IEM Earphones Are Enchanting!

TL;DR The Aria Snow Edition has great build quality, a comfortable fit, and smooth open sonics for a great price. However those who like a lot of Bass may find them a little thin. Intro

#NewMusicFriday August 5th, 2022: 10 Albums You Need To Hear This Weekend! (Feat. Kokoroko)

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

Gravastar Sirius Wireless Gaming Earbuds Review: Thumbs Up For Movies And Games, Thumbs Down For Music

TL;DR These earbuds are comfortable and sound good when playing games or watching movies, but they’re underwhelming when listening to music. Intro I’ve reviewed a lot of True Wireless Earbuds, but Gaming Earbuds are something

7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko Review: The Cheapest Planar Magnetic IEM Is Eye-Opening!

The 7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko is a large-format Planar IEM with a new dual-cavity 14.6mm driver and double magnet array. All of this is packed into a lightweight yet solid aluminum shell.

The Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $500! (2022)

The Best Bookshelf Speakers Under 500 Dollars are here! These speakers are perfect for anyone who wants to add some great sound to their hi-fi system without spending a ton of cash.

SoundPEATS Free2 Classic Review: The Best True Wireless Earbuds Under $25! (W/Coupon)

TL;DR Great looks, comfortable fit, and excellent sound make these earphones an impulse buy for those looking for affordable true wireless earbuds without ANC. Intro With many smartphones getting rid of headphone jacks, folks are

We’ve Built A Intoxicating Budget Audiophile Setup Using One Of The Best New Bookshelf Speakers!

I just finished reviewing the new Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II speaker, and I was very impressed by its transparency and dynamics. The soundstage and imaging are also top-notch. You get a lot for a

SIVGA SV023 Review: These Sensational Open-Back Headphones Will Blow You Away!

Intro If you want an affordable closed-back headphone with wood earcups, the $309 Meze 99 Classics have owned the market for some time now. That said, open-back headphones usually sound better than closed-back headphones at

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II Review: This Mighty Bookshelf Speaker Is Breathtaking!

TL;DR The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II provides a lively, engaging, and authoritative sound like no other speaker you can buy for $750. That said, you must take care when matching electronics. Intro When the

Now With Wireless! Vincent Audio Intros Their Latest Hybrid Tube Integrated Amplifier, The SV-237MK II

While I love the sound of Tube Amps, they can be a pain to deal with, especially if you don’t spend the big bucks for features like auto-bias or tube replacement indicators. That’s where hybrid