Category: Budget

SMSL DO100/HO100 Review: This Affordable DAC/Amp Combo Is A Budget Audiophile Dream!

TD; LR The SMSL DO100 + HO100 stack is an excellent entryway into DAC/Amp separates. They’re well built and provide exceptional detail, depth, and soundstage. Intro: While I like the simplicity, affordability, and utility of

Best Audiophile Headphones Under $500 (2022)

Are you looking for the best headphone under $500? We’ve put together a list of our favorite options. Check them out now! Want to learn more about Audiophile Headphones? Check out our Audiophile Headphones Buyers

The Best Budget Audiophile Gear Of 2022 (So Far): Speakers, Headphones, Etc.

If you’re putting together an audio system on a budget, it’s an excellent time to be alive. Affordable hi-fi gear has never been better made or better sounding, so you get more system for your

Deal: Grab A Free Music Streamer With The Purchase Of An Award-Winning Andover Audio Turntable/Speaker System!

Still on the lookout for a Father’s Day gift? Well, Andover Audio has a great offer that will make any Dad smile from ear to ear. Right now, they’re throwing in a free Songbird Music

Sivga’s Latest Headphone Boasts Elegant Walnut Wood And Beryllium-Plated Dynamic Drivers

Sivga, a company known for producing beautiful natural wood audiophile headphones, has a new flagship semi-open-back dynamic headphone with Walnut wood cups and beryllium plated LCP composite diaphragms. First previewed at High End Munich, Sivga’s

“Level Up” With This Simple, Yet Awe-Inspiring, Budget Audiophile System!

You don’t need tons of money and “know-how” to build a top-notch hi-fi sound system! There’s a misconception that you need to be some kind of “guru” or expert to put together an affordable high-end

iFi Audio Go bar Review: The Best Ultra-Portable DAC Amp Combo. Period.

TL;DR If you’re looking for the most capable ultra-portable DAC/Amp combo, look no further. Intro I’m a big fan of iFi Audio’s DAC/Amp combos. It’s hard to beat their combination of power, build quality, and

Best Headphone Amps For Audiophiles On A Budget (2022)

Building an Audiophile Headphone system can be a rewarding and economical way to enjoy high-fidelity music reproduction. For example, when I was younger and couldn’t afford a super-expensive 2-channel hi-fi system (I also didn’t have

HIFIMAN HE-R9 Review: These Dynamic Closed-Back Headphones Provide Sensational Sound On The Move!

TL;DR These closed-back headphones provide a natural laid-back sound with superb comfort and easy-to-use wireless capabilities. That said, the look won’t be for everyone, and they could use a touch more transparency. Intro In March,

The Best Memorial Day Home Audio Sales: Speakers, Headphones And Electronics!

Are you looking for discounts on new audiophile gear this Memorial Day Weekend? Look no further; we’ve done the research, so you don’t have to! Leading the deals are the excellent Focal Chora 806 2-Way

Soul Emotion MAX Headphones Review: Great ANC, So-So Sound & Comfort

Great noise canceling and a nice mix of features are offset by finicky fit and average sound quality I remember when SOUL Electronics first hit the market as another celebrity-driven headphone brand, a la Beats.

Watch: Klipsch’s Next-Gen Reference Premiere Speakers Are Here!

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know the Klipsch RP-600M Reference Premiere Bookshelf Speakers (our review here) is one of the most successful affordable speakers ever made. That said, as audiophiles, we also know

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

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 5 Best Audio Gifts For Mom (2022)

Hey Folks, Mother’s Day is fast approaching (Sunday, May 8th), but there’s still time to get a nice gift for Mom! We’ve picked out five exceptional gifts between $50 and $250 that will make Mom

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

1MORE Launches EVO, An Audiophile Wireless Earbud With Hybrid Drivers And LDAC Hi-Res Bluetooth

Today, lMORE launched the EVO, a sleek new true wireless earbud with dual hybrid drivers (1 Balanced Armature, 1 Dynamic) and support for the LDAC hi-res wireless codec. As a result, the company promises “incredible

SVS Audio Adds To Their Affordable Accessory Line With SoundPath Balanced XLR Audio Cable

SVS Audio announces new affordable XLR cables starting at $39.99 each… New SVS SoundPath Digital Optical Cable also shipping next month (starting) at $29.99 each… The following press release is courtesy of SVS Audio: SVS

Ultimate Guide To Affordable Home Stereo Systems (2022)

When you talk about Home Stereo or Hi-Fi systems, they can come in many different forms. It can range from a single powered speaker with a pair of drivers set in a stereo configuration (like