Audiophile


Is High-End Audio Worth It?

Is High-End Audio Worth It?

Music is the soundtrack to our lives, so how much do you spend to hear it? Do you spend the bare minimum, as little as possible...

Mar 16 2014, 4:21am CDT

Mainstream Vs. Enthusiasts: In Audio, They Need Each Other More Than They Know

Mainstream Vs. Enthusiasts: In Audio, They Need Each Other More Than They Know

The mainstream almost always looks down on enthusiasts, the “nerds” of a category. People who are enthusiastic (hey, a base wor...

Mar 14 2014, 10:51pm CDT

Best Headphone Test Tracks

Best Headphone Test Tracks

In order to truly test a pair of headphones, you need to listen critically to some music, probably a lot, over and over and ove...

Feb 20 2014, 2:06am CST

Arcam's miniBlink: A Great New Way To Stream Your Music To A High-End Stereo

Arcam's miniBlink: A Great New Way To Stream Your Music To A High-End Stereo

Those of us who grew up in the age of analog hi-fi are perhaps still a little uncomfortable with the concept of having all our...

Jan 18 2014, 1:06pm CST

Logitech Ultimate Ears 600vi headphones at all-time low

Logitech Ultimate Ears 600vi headphones at all-time low

Very well-received for sound quality and value even at list price...

Jan 8 2014, 12:50pm CST

Onkyo Unveils New High-End Headphones at CES 2013

Onkyo Unveils New High-End Headphones at CES 2013

Onkyo enters the headphone market...

Jan 7 2013, 12:52pm CST

Today Only: Vaas DJ Noise Isolating Headphones for $5 (Pre-Black Friday madness)

Today Only: Vaas DJ Noise Isolating Headphones for $5 (Pre-Black Friday Madness)

Hard to go wrong with a $5 headphone with free shipping. 40mm drive and noise reduction....

Nov 16 2012, 10:54am CST

V-Moda for True Blood Revamp Headphones Review

V-Moda for True Blood Revamp Headphones Review

Great sound for True Blood fans...

Sep 22 2011, 1:48pm CDT

Bowers & Wilkins C5 Headphones Review

Bowers & Wilkins C5 Headphones Review

Great comfort, sound and style...

Aug 18 2011, 2:46pm CDT

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones Review

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones Review

Awesome sound!...

Aug 15 2011, 1:25pm CDT

V-MODA's Custom Crossfades: The Best Headphone (Cords) Ever

V-MODA's Custom Crossfades: The Best Headphone (Cords) Ever

Once you go kevlar, you never go back....

Apr 30 2011, 5:03pm CDT

CES 2011: Onkyo Goes Retro at CES with Audio Gear

CES 2011: Onkyo Goes Retro at CES with Audio Gear

Retro looks with modern sound...

Jan 4 2011, 1:48pm CST

Sound @ CES 2011: The Audiophile Round-Up

Sound @ CES 2011: The Audiophile Round-Up

The Quiet, the Loud and the Hell Yes...

Dec 15 2010, 10:58am CST

CES 2011: Audio-Technica Teases New Headphone Offerings to Debut Next Month at CES

CES 2011: Audio-Technica Teases New Headphone Offerings to Debut Next Month at CES

Audio-Technica is teasing with a bit of information on three new sets of audiophile grade headphones that it will be unveiling...

Dec 15 2010, 8:33am CST

EarSonics SM3 Earphones Aim at Audiophiles

EarSonics SM3 Earphones Aim at Audiophiles

New Earphones for audiophiles...

Oct 19 2010, 11:29am CDT

Ultrasone Edition 10 Headphones are $2700!

Ultrasone Edition 10 Headphones are $2700!

Crazy expensive had better mean crazy good...

Oct 5 2010, 9:55am CDT

Vincent Audio Announces the CD-S8 HDCD Player

Vincent Audio Announces the CD-S8 HDCD Player

Vincent Audio has announced that it is ready to ship a new super high-end HDCD player called the CD-S8. The player is capable o...

Aug 11 2010, 11:56am CDT

The Wind Top AE2280: Audiophiles Only

The Wind Top AE2280: Audiophiles Only

MSI has just launched a hot new touchscreen all-in-one that will make the audiophile in you quiver with glee. They sent out a p...

Aug 10 2010, 11:04am CDT

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Review

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Review

Today I am looking at the Bowers......

Jun 22 2010, 2:11pm CDT

Red Sox Headphones are Expensive

Red Sox Headphones are Expensive

I am not a baseball fan. I played my share of baseball as a kid, but I have never been one to watch the games on TV or buy merc...

Apr 5 2010, 11:00am CDT

Vincent Audio C-60 is the Audiophiles CD Player

Vincent Audio C-60 is the Audiophiles CD Player

I am so far from being an audiophile that it's not even funny. I like to hear the bass in music, but I don’t really care to hea...

Mar 17 2010, 9:00am CDT

Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD (PRODUCT)RED Headphones Head to HSN

Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD (PRODUCT)RED Headphones Head to HSN

Monster has been working with rapper Dr. Dre for a long time now on headphones that are specifically designed for the audiophil...

Feb 8 2010, 9:00am CST

Holiday Gift Idea: The Beatles USB Discography

Holiday Gift Idea: The Beatles USB Discography

Alright, so the remastered Beatles discography still isn't available on iTunes. Honestly, at this point it looks like that migh...

Nov 4 2009, 8:16am CST

Shure Whips Out Pro DJ Headphones

Shure Whips Out Pro DJ Headphones

Shure makes all kinds of headphones for different types of users. For the consumer they have a complete line of headphones that...

Oct 14 2009, 5:26am CDT

Monster Turbine Pro High Performance In-Ear Speakers Available For Pre-Order

Monster Turbine Pro High Performance In-Ear Speakers Available For Pre-Order

High End Audio equipment is like good wine. Some can hear or respectively taste the difference between low-end and high-end and...

Sep 26 2009, 6:00am CDT

Korg microSAMPLER: For True Audiophiles

Korg microSAMPLER: For True Audiophiles

Are you incapable of watching a movie without 'fixing the sound' on the TV first? Do acoustics mean more than comfort when you'...

Sep 15 2009, 10:38am CDT

Monster and Beats by Dr. Dre Unveil Beats Solo Headphones

Monster and Beats by Dr. Dre Unveil Beats Solo Headphones

Monster and rapper Dr. Dre are back with a new set of headphones for audiophiles called the Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Solo. The he...

Sep 8 2009, 8:00am CDT

ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCI-e Audio Card unveiled

ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCI-e Audio Card unveiled

Asus announced a new Xonar sound card aimed at audiophiles. Equipped with carefully-selected components, and ASUS’ exclusive Hy...

Nov 13 2008, 1:56am CST

XtremeMac Tango X2 iPod Speaker Dock Review

XtremeMac Tango X2 iPod Speaker Dock Review

Digital Trends published a review of the XtremeMac Tango X2 iPod Speaker Dock. Quote from the review: "Audiophiles, listen up...

May 9 2008, 2:00pm CDT

Sennheiser PXC 450 Headphone Review

Sennheiser PXC 450 Headphone Review

TheTechLounge published a review of the Sennheiser PXC 450 Headphones. Quote from the review: "Sennheiser creates some of the...

Mar 28 2008, 8:00am CDT

Strata Mini Loudspeaker Review

Strata Mini Loudspeaker Review

The test lab at our review partner Digital Trends put the high-end Strata Mini Loudspeakers to the test and published a review....

Mar 26 2008, 5:00am CDT

Krell Interface Dock for iPod Launched

Krell Interface Dock for iPod Launched

With the popularity of Apple’s iPod there are nearly as many iPod docks around as there are the ubiquitous fruity PMP devices t...

Feb 18 2008, 9:19am CST

Creative GigaWorks HD50

Creative GigaWorks HD50

Creative announces a new line of premium range 2.0 stereo speakers. The new speakers include the top of the line GigaWorks HD50...

Nov 6 2007, 8:34am CST

Hand Assembled BCD-1 Audiophile CD Player from Bryston

Hand Assembled BCD-1 Audiophile CD Player from Bryston

Audiophiles are a strange lot to me, willing to pay much more for the privilege of hearing things on their CDs that most of us...

Aug 29 2007, 1:31pm CDT

DICE Electronics iTPA-220 iPod Tube Amplifier

DICE Electronics iTPA-220 iPod Tube Amplifier

DICE Electronics is launching a new iPod tube amplifier system aimed at audiophiles in September for a not so high-end price of...

Aug 17 2007, 9:16am CDT

Stanton T.90 USB Turntable Review

Stanton T.90 USB Turntable Review

Our partner Digital Trends reviews the Stanton T.90 USB Turntable. Quote from the review: "Stanton, one of the most recogniz...

Jun 8 2007, 5:10am CDT

O'heocha Speakers for Audiophile Aliens

O'heocha Speakers for Audiophile Aliens

Hammacher discovered O'heocha audiophile speakers in Ireland and offer these very unique speakers in the United States now....

Feb 21 2007, 1:05pm CST

Sony Altus MDR-D777LP Review

Sony Altus MDR-D777LP Review

Our review partner Digital Trends reviews the Sony Altus MDR-D777LP headphones. Quote from the review: "Sony’s recent unveil...

Dec 27 2006, 4:00pm CST

New Pioneer PD-D6 SACD and A-A9/A-A6 Amplifier

New Pioneer PD-D6 SACD and A-A9/A-A6 Amplifier

Pioneer announces the PD-D6 Super Audio CD player, the A-A9 and the A-A6 amplifier. These three new Pioneer components are ge...

Oct 12 2006, 8:00am CDT

Audiophiles Get an Earful at the High End 2006 Expo

Audiophiles Get an Earful at the High End 2006 Expo

Yesterday the High End 2006 Tradeshow started in Munich. I was there for a short through the halls. More than 200 exhibitors...

May 26 2006, 5:39am CDT