• Headroom Show 2017

    Headroom Show 2017

    Metropolis Studios in West London is one of the last great recording studios in the British capital, and in the early months of the year it is home for a weekend to the Headroom Show, ...
  • 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+ ...
  • Being consistent

    Being consistent

    An interesting thing came out of last month’s CES. Because there were fewer exhibitors in high-end audio, it meant those of us reporting on the show didn’t need to take the sort of rigid ‘beat’ ...

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