• ReQuest Audio The Beast

    ReQuest Audio The Beast

    “Music has Charms to soothe a savage Breast” William Congreve ‘The Beast’. An extraordinary name! It rolls off the tongue with a plosiveness, it summons images of Beowulf and other epic poems, and conjures up ...
  • Nagra HD DAC

    Nagra HD DAC

    There’s still a buzz about Nagra. Even those who have racked up a lot of miles on their audio clock get a little worked up over a Nagra product, and when that product is the ...
  • Cardas Clear Reflection cables

    Cardas Clear Reflection cables

    Cardas Audio can draw upon a number of major ‘hits’ in its time, but arguably none quite as successful as its Golden Cross and Golden Reference lines. These have been, for many people, the high-end ...
  • AVM Evolution SD 5.2 streaming DAC/preamp

    AVM Evolution SD 5.2 streaming DAC/preamp

    AVM’s Evolution range is the company’s ‘performance’ line; set above the two Inspiration integrated models, but below the cost-no-object Ovation line. To many, that represents the sweet spot, combining all the best properties of the ...
  • QAT RS3 music server/player

    QAT RS3 music server/player

    QAT Audio’s new RS3 music server/player shows just how far computer audio has come in a short time. It’s as perfectly comfortable in a domestic environment as it would be in the home automation world. ...
  • IsoTek EVO3 Mosaic Genesis

    IsoTek EVO3 Mosaic Genesis

    Power regeneration is a big thing among most serious audiophiles, but is quietly all but ignored in the UK. IsoTek’s EVO3 Mosaic Genesis is on a one‑regenerator mission to prove us Limeys wrong. The AC ...
  • Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones

    Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones

    Sennheiser’s Momentum range was designed to bring the company’s reputation for high-performance studio and domestic headphones to the iListener. Those decades of experience stood for nothing with the iPhone generation, unless the end result sounded ...
  • Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks

    Vertex AQ Pico Grounding Blocks

    Any discussion of the Pico by Vertex AQ is ultimately as much about the philosophy of listening, as it is about audio electronics. The Pico blocks (and for that matter, the Jaya power filters) are ...
  • oBravo HAMT-1 follow-up

    oBravo HAMT-1 follow-up

    At the end of the review of the oBravo HAMT‑1 headphones last month (http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/obravo-hamt-1-headphones/), I mentioned there was a grommet set designed to tailor the bass to suit ears, tastes, and systems, but wasn’t with ...
  • Hegel HD12 DSD-compatible DAC

    Hegel HD12 DSD-compatible DAC

    Hegel is one of a small but consistently impressive band of Norwegian audio electronics companies, and it’s probably the youngest to have made an impression on the British market place. Its philosophy is to “offer ...

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