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Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.

By March 20, 2014

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Poll: What's your favorite audio format?

Many, but not all, audiophiles are hard-core vinyl devotees, some are perfectly happy with FLAC files, and millions groove to iTunes. What's your choice?

By March 16, 2014

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20 TVs tested: Which sets can pass surround sound to a sound bar?

We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.

By December 13, 2013

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What's up with Neil Young's Pono high-resolution music system?

We've heard about Pono for years, and now the promised 2014 launch has been postponed.

By October 19, 2013

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Sony gets serious about high-resolution audio, again

Sony unveils a new line of high-resolution players, but the Audiophiliac wonders if this is just a replay of the SACD saga.

By September 6, 2013

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Deja vu: Yet another high-resolution audio 'format'

The Universal Music Group has released a slate of High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray discs. Does anyone care?

By July 10, 2013

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With the Cardas EM5813, in-ear headphones just got a lot better

The Audiophiliac auditions a new audiophile headphone model, and it sounds like no other!

By June 22, 2013

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The Audiophiliac's top digital music tracks for testing speakers

If you want to hear your speakers or headphones sound better than ever, listen to some of the Audiophiliac's best-sounding CDs and SACDs.

By June 9, 2013

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Micromega MyZic: Ooh la la, a French-made headphone amplifier

Micromega's MyZic desktop amp brings out the best with in-ear and full-size headphones.

By May 29, 2013

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Why did SACD, DVD-A, and Blu-ray fail as music surround formats?

SACD and DVD-A pinned their futures to the hope that there was a market for 5.1-channel music, and flopped. Now Blu-ray is making an even feebler attempt.

By June 25, 2011