Category: Budget

ICYMI: Bluesound Intros The $649 POWERNODE EDGE, A Small-Scale and Low-Cost Streaming Amplifier

This past week, Bluesound announced the $649 Powernode Edge, a new streaming amp that will sell alongside their long-time “just-add-speakers” option, the $949 Powernode. Marketed as an entry-level device, the Powernode Edge has a smaller

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

HiBy Goes Back To The Future With New R2R Digital Audio Player

With Delta-Sigma DAC chipsets becoming so ubiquitous in our globalized markets, R2R-based DACs are coming back in a big way. Once considered an outdated technology, many audio manufacturers are selling them as a contrast (in

Pangea Debuts Beautiful Hardwood Version Of Their Popular Vulcan Audio Rack

Today, Pangea Audio announced the arrival of the Vulcan Parawood Four-Shelf Rack, a new version of their highly sought-after Vulcan audio rack. The new design features shelves of sustainable tropical hardwood with a clear semi-gloss

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

Hifiman Drops A $399 Closed-Back Version Of Their Super Popular Sundara Headphone

Today, Hifiman announced a new closed-back version of their well-loved Sundara headphone. Dubbed the Sundara Closed-Back Planar Headphone, this new model is designed with beautiful, hand-finished beechwood ear cups which isolate listeners from background noise

Pre-Orders For The Z REVIEWS x LETSHUOER Z12 X HiFiGo Planar IEM Begin Today

This year, LETSHUOER made a massive splash in the IEM market with the S12 Planar Magnetic Driver IEMs (review coming soon), which provide remarkably balanced and detailed performance for a very affordable price. Now in

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

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

Audiolab Omnia Integrated Amp In The House: First Impressions And Unboxing Pics!

It seems like every high-end hi-fi company has an all-in-one amplifier at this point. That said, there aren’t too many with a built-in CD player. As a matter of fact, I can only think of