• Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Headphones

    Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Headphones

    Value-Priced Headphone of the Year Meze 99 Classics The first product out of Antonio Meze’s Romanian headphone lab, the Model 99 Classics are a closed-back design featuring a 40mm full-range Mylar transducer with a Neodymium ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Loudspeakers

    Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Loudspeakers

    Digital Loudspeaker of the Year Devialet Gold Phantom A wholly new category for this year, so why not pick the leader of the pack? The rise in wired or wirelessly connected, active loudspeakers has been ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards: Innovation of the Year

    Hi-Fi+ Awards: Innovation of the Year

    Magico M3 floorstanding loudspeaker It might seem strange giving any first-of-its-kind of ‘innovation’ award to a loudspeaker, as they are typically some of the most resistant to change products in any audio system, but the ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Amplification

    Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Amplification

    Integrated Amplifier of the Year Ayre Acoustics AX-5 Twenty In making the AX-5 Twenty, Ayre Acoustics pulled together many important elements of design from existing higher-end Ayre amps into what has become the company’s only ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Digital Audio

    Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Digital Audio

    DAC of the Year Chord Electronics DAVE Some awards categories were difficult to choose, and notionally that could have applied to the fast-moving and extremely competitive DAC market. In fact, there’s really only one DAC ...
  • Bristol: Best in Show!

    Bristol: Best in Show!

    We don't have much to go on photographically, but there were some outstanding sounds at Bristol Sound & Vision. Some of them were outstanding for all the wrong reasons, but there were some really, really ...
  • The Clarity Alliance Awards

    The Clarity Alliance Awards

    For the last five years, the Bristol Sound & Vision Show has also been home to the Clarity Alliance awards. The Clarity Alliance is a trade association within the UK for promoting the benefits of ...
  • What could possibly go wrong?

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Last week, the 30th Annual Bristol Sound & Vision Show took place, in its spiritual home of the Marriott City Centre Hotel in the middle of Bristol. I’ve attended probably 25 of those 30 shows ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Visits CanJam NYC – Part 3

    Hi-Fi+ Visits CanJam NYC – Part 3

    This is Part 3 of Hi-Fi+’s three-part photo-essay covering the recent CanJam NYC event. Noble At CanJam London 2016, Noble Audio introduced its Katana universal-fit earphones and CIEMs to favourable critical response. In fact, Hi-Fi+ ...

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