Hey folks! Well…we’ve made it through another year! It’s been a tough one with Covid-19 ravaging the planet once again, but that hasn’t stopped us from checking out some of the best affordable high-end audio.
Today, Cambridge Audio officially celebrates the 10th Anniversary of their Streammagic streaming platform, a combination of hardware and software that allows the playback of digital music from their network audio components. As a long-time user
Today, Audiolab released the $2299 Omnia, a classy-looking Roon Tested streaming amplifier with a built-in CD player, Play-Fi streamer, MM phono stage, and asynchronous USB input. The amp stage is Class AB (50w per ch.
TL;DR As long as you measure your expectations, the eminently affordable S.M.S.L AO200 is an enjoyable Class-D amplifier that gives you just enough detail and imaging to bring life to your music. Pick up a
Today, NAD launched the $1499 NAD C700 BluOS Streaming Integrated Amplifier, a new affordable counterpart to the well-reviewed Masters Series M10 BluOS Music Streaming Amplifier….has 80W per channel, Full-Color Display, HDMI, 2 Way apt-X Bluetooth,
Today Shanling Audio previewed their new Class D All-In-One Integrated Amplifier, the EA5: Designed as a multifunctional music centre for your desktop Hi-Fi system, working perfectly all alone or in combination with your other devices.
NAD releases new C 399 HybridDigital DAC Amplifier ($1999) integrated amp with top-grade digital amplification (180W per channel), ESS Sabre DAC chip, and updated Modular Design Construction Architecture for system expansion: The following press release
Bluesound’s newest Hi-Res music streamer wins the 2021-22 EISA Hi-Fi Best Product Award for Digital Music Player: The following press release is courtesy of Lenbrook: TORONTO, CANADA, AUGUST 15, 2021 – Bluesound, a leading manufacturer
NAD announces the next generation of their critically acclaimed Masters M10 BluOS Streaming Amplifier; it now has support for Dolby Digital Surround: The following Press Release is courtesy of Lenbrook: NAD Epitomizes Bold Modernity Through
Looks like one of the newest (and so far quite popular) hi-fi shows the Florida Audio Expo, will be back early 2022, after being cancelled for 2021. Today they announced dates for the third installment
iFi Audio’s ZEN devices have been excellent options for those looking to get into desktop hi-fi at an affordable price point, and their latest ZEN addition looks to continue that trend. Called the ZEN Stream,
Cambridge Audio has manufactured class-leading streamers and integrated amps for some time now, so it was only a matter of time before they put both in one box. That time is now. I just got
Summary The PS Audio Stellar Strata Integrated Amplifier ($2999) is the “all-in-one” incarnation of their value-priced Stellar line, long known as an affordable entry point to high-end hi-fi separates. It’s their first one-box solution that
Cyrus Audio + Google Home App & Apple Airplay = Spellbinding Sound! It’s been about two years since Google discontinued their Chromecast Audio music streaming device, and I still don’t understand why. It was a
While CDs and Vinyl still hold a special place in many an audiophile’s heart, wireless music streaming devices have become commonplace on the racks of hi-fi enthusiasts. That’s because they offer flexibility and a range
It’s that time again! This is when we look back at some of the best gear we’ve come across this year. The mission of HI-FI Trends is “Helping audiophiles to build affordable high-end audio systems,”
Cambridge Audio ups the ante with powerful new Monoblocks! Today, Cambridge Audio announced a potent new addition to their Flagship Edge components, the Edge M monoblock power amplifier ($4000). The 200W RMS (into 8 Ohms)
Our PS Audio Stellar Strata Review is up! Check it out here: https://hifitrends.com/2021/05/02/ps-audio-stellar-strata-integrated-amplifier-review-an-astounding-powerhouse/ PS Audio is known for its innovative, and in the case of their Stellar DAC and Power Amps, reasonably priced hi-fi separates.
Today, Bluesound announced the latest addition to its brilliant group of wireless hi-res multi-room audio components. It’s called PULSE SUB+, a BluOS compatible subwoofer that adds additional bass to any Bluesound system. Like all Bluesound
When I first heard about the $1299 6000A Play Wireless Audio Streaming Amp, I was ecstatic. I’ve been a huge fan of Audiolab’s $999 6000A Integrated Amp and their $649 6000N Play Network Streamer (one
I can’t believe I’m just getting around to reviewing the Bluesound Powernode 2i. Released as an upgrade to the 2nd generation Powernode back in 2018, this all in one audio system picked up some useful
Frank Van Alstine’s Hi-Fi designs have graced many an audio show over the years, promoting his affordable yet high-end gear to audiophiles all over the country. All of his stuff is made in the U.S.A.,
A Reader Writes: Q: Hello, I’m looking for some advice about whether to upgrade my speakers first or my amplifier as I don’t think I afford to do both simultaneously. First my current setup: a
If you follow this site, then you know that we’re big fans of both Audiolab’s 6000A Integrated Amp and their 6000N Play Music Streamer (which we made our 2019 Product Of The Year). So you