• Vermouth Audio Reference Series XLR Interconnect Cable and Power Cable Review

    Clarity Is the Reference Series' Forte! Vermouth Audio is one of Indonesia’s hidden gems when it comes to hand crafted high-end audio cables. Located on the beautiful island of Bali, the company was founded in 2010 by Hendry Ramli. Mr. Ramli, a man with a huge passion for audio, had a dream to help other music lovers achieve the highest standard of audio by developing high quality cables at reasonable price points. Today, Vermouth Audio designs and manufactures an attractive selection of ca READ MORE

  • Furutech DSS-4.1 Speaker Cable Review

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    Japan… land of the rising HiFi. When one thinks of Japanese cultural symbols, thoughts of drift cars, pachinko machines, portable music players, and Shinkansen bullet trains readily… ehm… drift through the mind. Japan is a detail-oriented country. No other society on earth can so happily obsess on making minor improvements to small items to invoke significant increases in overall performance -- especially with cars and electronics. Founded in April 1988, Japanese specialist parts an READ MORE

  • Swan Song Audio Cygnet Class A Headphone Amp/Upsampling DAC Review

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    If you like your luxury headphone amp/DAC petite, pretty and potent, Swan Song Audio is listening. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma this specialty company has built an enviable reputation for itself with an extensive catalog of custom solid state and tube audio components and speakers, ranging from their "portable" Cygnet line of headphone gear up to their Black Swan tube pre and amplifier exotics. My last encounter with their White Swan Class A Headphone Amp/DAC/Pre was a thoroughly satisfying soni READ MORE

  • Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Raffinato Headphone Review

    Established in Japan in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, Audio-Technica now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, and electronic products for home and professional use. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica manufactures products that set quality, durability and price / perfor READ MORE

  • Kirmuss Audio Ultra-Sonic Vinyl Restoration System Review

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    If you own a good sized record collection - this is an absolute MUST HAVE accessory.  Simply put, this is the best turntable accessory we have ever come across.  Check out the review of the Kirmuss Audio Ultra-Sonic Vinyl Restoration System on our sister site NOVO High-End. READ MORE

  • Synergistic Research High Frequency Transducers and Black Box Bass Tuning Device Reviews

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    An experienced audiophile friend of mine named Allan who knows the sound of my main 2-channel tube rig almost as well as I do recently visited my home. After listening to one of his favourite CDs, he asked: “Did you buy a new $20,000 pre-amp? “No.” I replied. “A new $10,000 tube DAC or upsampler?” “Nope… strike two.” “New speaker cables or interconnects?” “Nope.” “So… what did you do to make it sound like this?” “Like what…?” I asked, READ MORE

  • BIS Audio PowerBIS Maestro A/C Power Bar + AC20WG A/C Power Cord Review

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    Every great audio system starts with clean power delivery - that's why audiophiles pay close attention to power bar and power cable selection.  Our sister site NOVO just posted a review of the Canadian-made BIS Audio PowerBIS Maestro A/C Power Bar + AC20WG A/C Power Cord.  Written by Douglas Brown, this review is sure to make you laugh out loud... while learning about these excellent products :-) Read it here! READ MORE

  • Swan Song Audio White Swan Headphone Amplifier / Preamplifier with Built-in DAC Review

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    Is your spouse redecorating your listening space in their mind? Do you lust after mortgage priced statement audio gear but your room and wallet size say no? Take heart! There is an alternative. A high-end headphone package can attain all the sonic virtues of the priciest big rigs at a fraction of the cost and occupies almost no floor space. Prepare to trade the shared musical experience for the highest reaches of intimate listening bliss, because Swan Song Audio wants to lift you into that h READ MORE

  • Furutech NCF Booster and Signal Booster Review

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    Above: Furutech's NCF Booster in action with the Nordost QBASE QB8 Power Distributor. Q: What do you do when you’ve assembled a system you love, and you’ve optimized the sound in your room? A: You look at tweaks. Today we’ll look at some interesting new tweaks from Furutech. I have on hand two types of NCF Boosters. The original NCF Booster is designed to hold power cables in place, and the NCF Signal Booster is a scaled down version designed for interconnects and speaker cabl READ MORE

  • Audeze LCD-4 Planar Magnetic Headphones Review

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    Oscar Wilde once stated: “I have simple tastes… I only like the best.” As a reviewer, I get to listen to a lot of gear and cabling that sounds as good as other products that already exist. Not better… but just as good. For a reference-caliber audiophile product to get my attention, it must sound better than anything I’ve ever auditioned. Stated succinctly, Audeze’s $3,995 USD LCD-4 is the best sounding pair of headphones I’ve ever heard. Product Description: The LCD-4 is Au READ MORE