The Audiophiliac auditions an affordable tower speaker from a legendary British company.
There are lots of decent affordable speakers on the market, but few great ones. The Wharfedale Diamond ($350 per pair) is definitely in the latter group.
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.
We pick the best budget-priced hi-fi and home theater speakers, and even the cheapest one is a bona fide audiophile contender!
They certainly are, because in an actual store you can touch, see and compare the sound of products you might buy!
Today's hi-fi buyers rarely get to compare one speaker with another to see which sounds the best. That happens every day at In Living Stereo in NYC!
Ask yourself: how big a system do you need, how much do you want to spend, and what are your priorities?
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.
Deos' in-ear headphones look fairly average, but sound pretty nice.
Audiophile tube amplifiers can sell for as much as a nice car, but the Jolida JD301RC goes for less than an iPad 2.