• Westone W10 earphones

    Westone W10 earphones

    Over the past year or so, the Colorado Springs, CO-based firm Westone has worked steadily and methodically to revise, update, and improve its several ranges of universal-fit earphones and custom-fit in-ear monitors. For those unfamiliar ...
  • Focal Aria 926

    Focal Aria 926

    Focal’s Aria range sits between the Chorus 800 and Electra line-ups and faces the tricky challenge of replicating some of the technology of the former rather closer in price to the latter. The Electra and ...
  • Devialet 250

    Devialet 250

    I’ve had a Devialet D-Premier more or less since the get-go. Which, on reflection, is only about four years. In that time, it went from being a stylish, thought-provoking piece of audio technology, via genre-bending ...
  • OPPO BDP-105D Audiocom Signature

    OPPO BDP-105D Audiocom Signature

    The first rule of hot-rodding is “start from a good base.” Working with an already excellent donor product gives one a canvas upon which great things can be based. Sadly, that maxim seems entirely lost ...
  • Estelon XC Loudspeaker

    Estelon XC Loudspeaker

    For me, trying to capture the essence of any audio component can only be done through musical description. But as I have said in this magazine many times, we listen to systems and not individual ...
  • Tune Audio Prime Loudspeakers

    Tune Audio Prime Loudspeakers

    Manolis Proestakis of Tune Audio is a sensitive soul. As are his loudspeakers; the Prime tested here is rated at 93dB, and is thus ideal with amplifiers of the single-ended triode persuasion. Tune Audio’s range ...
  • Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2

    Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2

    We missed out on the first version of the Audioquest Dragonfly DAC, but the game-changing DAC recently saw a simultaneous price drop and upgrade. That makes it all but irresistible. The Dragonfly concept remains the ...
  • Scherer Evince

    Scherer Evince

    There are some loudspeakers made for the common man, with universal appeal in sound quality and design. Thomas Scherer’s designs are diametrically and deliberately opposed to that ‘common man’ approach. His company’s top Evince model ...

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