• Robert Wyatt interview

    Robert Wyatt interview

    The Canterbury Scene was not just the place where Paul Messenger (mis)spent his youth, it was a musical movement of the 1960s that resulted in some of the most original British bands of the era. ...
  • CanJam SoCal 2016 Report, Part 3

    CanJam SoCal 2016 Report, Part 3

    Below, please find Part 3 of our four-part SoCal CanJam 2016 report highlighting—in alphabetical order—a set of manufacturers ranging from JDS Labs to Puro Sound Lab. Enjoy. JDS Labs JDS Labs showed its Element headphone ...
  • CanJam SoCal 2016 Report, Part 2

    CanJam SoCal 2016 Report, Part 2

    Below, please find Part 2 of our four-part SoCal CanJam 2016 report highlighting—in alphabetical order—a set of exhibitors ranging from Cavalli Audio to HiFiMAN. Enjoy. Cavalli Audio Austin, TX-based Cavalli Audio wowed show attendees and ...
  • CanJam SoCal 2016 Report, Part 1

    CanJam SoCal 2016 Report, Part 1

    This past weekend I had the privilege of attending one of the headphone world’s most important events: CanJam SoCal 2016, for which Hi-Fi+ proudly served as a media sponsor. CanJam SoCal was held on March ...
  • Coopetition - the Viking way to success!

    Coopetition - the Viking way to success!

    ‘Coopetition’ is an ugly portmanteau word, meaning ‘cooperative competition’. Although coined in the 20th Century, the concept can trace its origins back to the Vikings. Fierce and bitter Viking trader enemies would spend most of ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Products of The Year

    Hi-Fi+ Products of The Year

    Welcome to our first Awards in several years. The audio world went through some fairly radical changes in the last few seasons, and we felt it was so fast moving that to give a product ...
  • Bristol Show Preview

    Bristol Show Preview

    Now in its 29th year, the Bristol Sound & Vision show at the Marriott City Centre hotel in Bristol, UK remains the most important audio show on the UK map. Running from 10am to 5pm ...
  • What's in the bag?

    What's in the bag?

    In the run-up to the Bristol Sound & Vision show, I thought it would be a good idea to showcase precisely what equipment we might typically take to cover a show, and why. It also ...
  • We need to talk about Vegas... again

    We need to talk about Vegas... again

    Last month, I posited a tough question for the specialty audio business (http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/we-need-to-talk-about-vegas/):do we still need to show up for the annual CES in Las Vegas every January? The response was fascinating. There was the ...
  • The Thomas Treasury

    The Thomas Treasury

    Down at this end of the audio food chain I don’t get to see a vast array of audio products flowing through the house. I have heard no cheap DACs and have a seriously uninformed ...
  • Messenger's Masterpieces

    Messenger's Masterpieces

    I might be well stuck in the past myself, but I am not entirely unaware of the devices that today’s youthful consumers use for music listening. The £70 Frankenspiel FS-1 is just such a device. ...
  • The Martens Miscellany

    The Martens Miscellany

    Wish lists not only tell us a lot about the kinds of objects we prize, but also help explain why we prize them. With that thought in mind, I’ve done a bit of head scratching ...
  • The Kennedy Collection

    The Kennedy Collection

    Like most reviewers, I listen to about a shop’s worth of great audio kit in an average year, but inevitably some of it is just that bit better than the rest, making me wish that ...

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