125 Results for

buying a hi-fi

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Superlux HD681 headphones

Despite atrocious cosmetic qualities, the insanely cheap Superlux HD681 headphones have a sound that aspires to greatness and only narrowly misses the mark.

August 13, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 13, 2013
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For the vinyl curious: A complete $380 hi-fi system for LPs & audio files

The Audiophiliac matches the Audio Technica AT LP60 turntable with a pair of Audioengine A2+ speakers -- the combination really clicked!

By June 28, 2014

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Amar Bose, founder of high-end hi-fi maker, dies aged 83

The former professor of electrical engineering at MIT, who founded Bose in 1964, has died.

By July 15, 2013

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How to buy a hi-fi

Shopping for a home music system can be a daunting task, mostly because there are so many choices.

By January 20, 2013

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This could be the last hi-fi speaker you'll buy

Small British monitor speakers were all the rage with American audiophiles back in the 1970s, and when you hear the current Harbeth P3ESR, you'll know why.

By September 19, 2012

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How to buy a hi-fi system

Ask yourself: how big a system do you need, how much do you want to spend, and what are your priorities?

By February 18, 2012

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Are brick-and-mortar hi-fi stores still relevant?

They certainly are, because in an actual store you can touch, see and compare the sound of products you might buy!

By August 15, 2012

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Hi-fi vs. home theater speakers; what's the difference?

Speaker buyers take note: home theater bombast requires a very different skill set than reproducing the sound of a string quartet or Led Zeppelin.

By September 7, 2011

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NAD 3020: Vintage hi-fi that still sounds great

You can pick up a great-sounding vintage hi-fi at a yard sale or on eBay, and put together an awesome-sounding system for a few hundred bucks.

By July 16, 2011

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What's more 'practical,' a Ferrari or a high-end hi-fi?

Exotic cars are showcases of brute-force technology, but have minimal value as cars; high-end audio systems are considerably more useful, says the Audiophiliac.

By March 23, 2013