VINYLOGY: Our resident analogue geek guides you through the process of achieving vinyl fulfilment with your turntable…
NEWS: If a machine that plays only vinyl won’t keep you happy, meet the MTI100, McIntosh’s take on the Swiss Army knife… in an audio context.
REVIEW: Sony does most things right again with the latest iteration of its Z7 headphones; the Z7M2s fare pretty well even against some tough competition, and in numerous settings.
REVIEW: A lovely DAC from a rather oddly-named company that’s not taking the well-trodden path; Denafrips Ares may be ‘entry-level’ in price but certainly not in sound.
NEWS: Vinyl goes Bluetooth in a convenient package; Sony’s new analogue machine, the PS-LX310BT turntable, makes that perfect transition to the digital realm, sans wires.
NEWS: Science or snake oil? Do all wires sound the same or do they make a difference? What do you believe? Well, we believe you need to watch these videos and decide for yourselves…
NEWS: Always a good bet for great sound at reasonable prices, Monitor Audio’s updated Gold Series reaches for the next level in sonic performance.
NEWS: There’s rock-solid bass and there’s subterranean bass, but these may not enough for some low-end hardheads; YG Acoustics’ InVincible takes on the task of silencing such extreme bass heads.
REVIEW: If you’re looking for a bargain in wireless music connectivity, FiiO offers the marvellous μBTR Bluetooth receiver… just pocket it and go.
NEWS: Sony has been making a whole load of its products – for the mass and specialist markets – in Malaysia since the 1980s; we visit the Penang factory for a quick tour.
FEATURE: If you’re still in Christmas shopping mode, we’ve rounded up a list of hi-fi/AV/headfi gear that our teamsters dream about as Christmas gifts… for themselves!
REVIEWS: Sony again ups its game in the realm of noise-cancelling, wireless headphones… the new WH-1000XM3 is the most refined of various iterations, and perhaps the best for the money.
NEWS: A McIntosh special has been made available for the hardcore fan/collector to commemorate the company’s 70th anniversary in 2019… and there’s a charitable angle, too.
NEWS: Magico introduces another heavyweight in its M-Series line – the M2, which will be available in the first quarter of 2019.
REVIEW: It took a while, but when the Audia Flight FLS10 finally opened up, our reviewer was taken on the sort of magical and musical journey he wasn’t expecting at first…
NEWS: If you’re looking for an integrated amp that allows for expansion, the modular Ayre EX-8 is a good candidate for the role.
NEWS: Few can do noise cancellation better than Sony, and the upcoming WI-C600N should attract those who want their ‘phones light and quiet…
REVIEW: It’s hefty, and it looks impressive, and it has its sonic plusses, but the Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista seems a tad out of synch with the rest of the pack.
REVIEW: If you’re looking for convenience when expanding on your TV’s sound, the Samsung HW-650 offers an acceptable and fuss-free option.