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Review - Wharfedale - DX-1SE 5.1 speaker system

Wharfedale - DX-1SE 5.1 speaker system

Review Of The Wharfedale DX-1SE 5.1 speaker system by HCC
T he Wharfedale DX-1SE 5.1, a £400 5.1 speaker system is reviewed by Home Cinema Choice. All in all they award the DX-1SE speaker system 4 stars, summing up with - A crisp, precise, detailed sound with good punch and composure from compact, neat looking cabinets. Scale and power are limited, but the price is compensation for this limitation.



Review - Devialet Gold Phantom

Devialet Gold Phantom

Devialet's new Wireless Devialet Gold Phantom speaker is reviewed by What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi gives the Devialet Gold Phantom from Devialet the once over in a new review. The Devialet Gold Phantom's price at the time of the review was £2,160. The venerable Wireless Systems reviewer What Hi-Fi has given the Devialet Gold Phantom 4 stars.



Review - McIntosh - RS100 - Wireless Speaker

McIntosh - RS100 - Wireless Speaker

What Hifi reviews the McIntosh RS100 - the high-end hi-fi company tries its hand at a wireless speaker
T he venerable Hifi reviewer has concluded that "High price tag aside, McIntosh's first foray into wireless speakers is not its finest moment, with a performance that makes it very hard to recommend". The RS100 costs £1,000.



Review - Yamaha CRX-N470D

Yamaha CRX-N470D

Review of the Yamaha CRX-N470D Network CD Receiver By What Hi-Fi
T he Yamaha CRX-N470D Network CD Receiver, a just add speakers small all in one system, is the subject of this review by What Hi-Fi. £350 was the review price and 4 stars the verdict.



Review - Sonos Play 5

Sonos Play 5

LGR Reviews the Sonos PLAY 5 Streaming Music Player Review
L GR finds the Play 5 to have a "Quality build and sound reproduction, bundled in a distinctive and robust case."



Review - Wison Benesch Circle 25 Turntable

Wison Benesch Circle 25 Turntable

Fidelity Magazine reviews Wilson Benesch's Circle 25
W ilson Benesch is a maker of turntables and speakers with a special focus on Carbon Fibre. Using State of the Art Dassault CAD/CAM Systems, Wilson Benesch precision engineer each component in the Circle 25, within a tolerance of 0.01mm.



Review - Boom Bit

Boom Bit

Review of the Polk Boom Bit
T he Boom Bit is a tiny clippable Bluetooth speaker that brings hifi to your rucksack or workdesk. Is it any good? Martin Baily says "Don’t expect miracles from something this size. Although it does throw out sound that is louder than a mobile phone it’s not that much louder. Bass levels are similar as well, so this speaker is probably best suited to entertaining you on the journey "



Review - ELAC Debut B6

ELAC Debut B6

What Hi-Fi has reviewed ELAC's Debut B6
W hat Hi-Fi gives the Debut B6 from ELAC, a £300 bookshelf speaker the once over in a new review. The Debut B6's review price was £300. The Debut B6 gets 4 stars from the respected reviewer.



Review - Burmester 099

Burmester 099

Burmester's new 099/956 Mk2 pre/power amp - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict
W hat Hi-Fi has reviewed Burmester's 099/956 Mk2, pre power amp combination. The 099 (pictured)/956 Mk2's price at the time of the review was £14,880. The 099/956 Mk2 gets 5 stars from the respected reviewer.



Review - MH - 124SX

MH - 124SX

Tone Audio reviews the Glanz MH-124SX tonearm
I n summary, Tone Audio believes that "should your cartridge be up to snuff, the neutral and transparent characterizes of the Glanz arm will accurately portray recorded signals, delivering the good and the bad."



Review - Cyrus One

Cyrus One

Hi-Fi Choice's Take On The Cyrus One
H i-Fi Choice Take The Cyrus One Out for review and ask is the Cyrus One the One amp to rule them all ? Unlikely at the review price of just £699. They do award the Cyrus One with their full 5 stars overall, which when broken down is 5 stars for Sound Quality, features and value for money. It's just Build Quality where they find the Cyrus One slightly lacking. Their simple summary is - upmarket audio credentials at a
starter-system price.



Review - Samsung HW-K850

Samsung HW-K850

Does Samsung's new HW-K850 justify its billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict
A new review of the HW-K850 Dolby Atmos soundbar from Samsung by What Hi-Fi. The HW-K850's price at the time of the review was £900. In summary What Hi-Fi believes that the HW-K850 merits 3 stars.



Review - Naim Mu-So Qb

Naim Mu-So Qb

Slashgear raves about the Mu-so and says "Hands down, the Mu-so and Mu-so Qb are the best wireless speakers"
S lashgear admits that "Sonos has had a good head start in the wireless Wi-Fi speaker market" but that "it's hardly the only game in town." "the Mu-so, together with the Mu-so Qb wireless speakers, remain one of the best sounding wireless audio systems money can buy."



Review - Reference 6 Stereo preamplifier

Reference 6 Stereo preamplifier

Stereophile's Michael Fremer reviews the Audio Research Reference 6 line preamplifier
F remer concludes that it "managed an exceptional combination of overall perfection of timing, in which everything arrived at the right time, and lingered just long enough before gracefully evaporating. It also managed to reproduce unerringly convincing harmonic structures that produced lush, true colors and solid, three-dimensional images." The Reference 6 costs £12k.



Review - Philips Fidelio M2L

Philips Fidelio M2L

Does Philips's new Fidelio M2L justify its billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict
P hilips's new Fidelio M2L lightning connected headphones are reviewed by What Hi-Fi. The Fidelio M2L's price at the time of the review was £200. The Fidelio M2L gets 5 stars from What Hi-Fi.



Review - Pioneer PLX-500

Pioneer PLX-500

A new review of the Pioneer PLX-500 from Pioneer by AV Forums
A new review of the Pioneer PLX-500 from Pioneer by AV Forums. The Pioneer PLX-500's review price was £300.00. In summary AV Forums believes that the Pioneer PLX-500 merits 8 out of 10.



Review - Arcam A39 -  FMJ Integrated amplifier

Arcam A39 - FMJ Integrated amplifier

Audio Affair's Detailed Look At The Arcam A39
A udio Affair take an in depth look at the Arcam A39 integrated amp. They begin with the technical details of how the class G amplification found in the A39 and other recent Arcam amps works and why class G is so difficult to pull off technically. After that they go on to the more important sound quality. For sound quality evaluation they pair the A39 with both the KEF Reference 1 and 5 speakers and even pair the A39 with the much more expensive Focal Sopra No.2 floor standing speakers.



Review - Q Acoustics M7

Q Acoustics M7

Q Acoustics's new Q Acoustics M7 is reviewed by AV Forums
Q Acoustics's new M7 2.1 speaker system is reviewed by AV Forums with a price at the time of the review of £800.00. The venerable Speakers reviewer AV Forums has given the Q Acoustics M7 8 out of 10.



Review - Sub Series 450

Sub Series 450

Shake, rattle and roll. Sound and Vision's David Vaughn finds out what PSB's SubSeries 450 subwoofer can do.
T he venerable hifi reviewer finds the SubSeries 450 to have very powerful on music and and outstanding build quality marred only by a tepid output at the very bottom. In summary he finds it "one of the most musical subwoofers I’ve ever auditioned, and it’s damn pretty, too!"



Review - Roksan K3 Range

Roksan K3 Range

Geek Audiophile reviews the Roksan K3 coupled with a Planar 3 and some LS50s
G eek Audiophile, who test everything with spectographic assiduousness have given the thumbs up - or should we say the vdu virtual needle up - to this classic combo. We love the LS50s and the Planar 3 so its good to see these in such good company. If you'd like to see the detailed readings from the dials watch the video on Youtube.



Review - AKG K92

AKG K92

AKG's new K92 headphones are reviewed by Stuff TV
A KG's new K92 headphones are reviewed by Stuff TV. The K92's review price was £50. The K92 gets 5 stars from the respected reviewer.



Review - Onkyo DP-X1 - DAP

Onkyo DP-X1 - DAP

Onkyo's new DAP the Onkyo DP-X1 is reviewed by What Hi-Fi
O nkyo's new digital audio player the DP-X1 is out and What Hi-Fi has given their verdict. The Onkyo DP-X1 - DAP's review price was £600. All in all the Onkyo DP-X1 - DAP gets 4 stars from the respected Complete Systems reviewer.



Review - Yamaha WXA-50 Amplifier and WXC-50 Pre-Amplifier

Yamaha WXA-50 Amplifier and WXC-50 Pre-Amplifier

AV Forums has reviewed Yamaha's WXA-50 streaming amplifier
Y amaha's new Streaming amp the Yamaha WXA-50 Amplifier is out and AV Forums has given their verdict. The Yamaha WXA-50 Amplifier (pictured right) price at the time of the review was £429.00. All in all the Yamaha WXA-50 Amplifier gets 8 out of 10 from the respected Wireless Systems reviewer.



Review - B&W P3 S2

B&W P3 S2

What Hi-Fi's view on the B&W P3 S2 Headphones
B &W's new B&W P3 Series 2 is reviewed by What Hi-Fi, The B&W P3 Series 2's price at the time of the review was £120. The B&W P3 Series 2 gets 4 stars from the respected reviewer.



Review - Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone

Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone

A new review of the Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone from Bose by Trusted Reviews
T rusted Reviews gives the Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone from Bose the once over in a new review. The Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone's price at the time of the review was £229.99. Overall the Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone has earned 7 out of 10 from Trusted Reviews.



Review - AHB2 Power Amplifier

AHB2 Power Amplifier

Absolute Sound reviews the new AHB2 Power Amplifier and admits that amplifiers are now a "solved problem"
T he venerable hifi magazine declares that the AHB is "a precision instrument designed to perform the precisely defined task of reproducing music and sound accurately, which it does essentially to perfection. But to anyone else, the AHB2 gets as high, enthusiastic, and confident a thumbs up as my arm is capable of reaching."



FS3 and LCR3 Speaker System

Soundandvision review the Atlantic Technology FS3 and LCR3 Speaker System
T he famous hifi reviewer summarises the speakers performance as "this system delivers deeply satisfying performance for the price, with plenty of listening comfort".



Review - Wharfedale Reva-2

Wharfedale Reva-2

Wharfedale Reva 2 Speaker AV Forums gives their verdict
W harfedale's new Speaker the Wharfedale Reva 2 Speaker is out and AV Forums has given their verdict. The Wharfedale Reva Speaker Range's price at the time of the review was £600.00. In summary AV Forums believes that the Wharfedale Reva Speaker Range merits 8 out of 10.



Review - JBL Reflect Aware Sports Earphones

JBL Reflect Aware Sports Earphones

JBL's new In-ear the Reflect Aware is reviewed by What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi gives the Reflect Aware from JBL the once over in a new review. The Reflect Aware's price at the time of the review was £170. The venerable In-ear reviewer What Hi-Fi has given the Reflect Aware 4 stars.



Review - Quad VA-One

Quad VA-One

A new review of the Quad VA-One from Quad by AV Forums
D oes Quad's new Quad VA-One justify its billing? - AV Forums has given its verdict. The Quad VA-One's review price was £1,300.00. In summary AV Forums believes that the Quad VA-One merits 9 out of 10.



Review - Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone

Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone

Techradar gives the Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone from Bose the once over in a new review
T echradar gives the Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone from Bose the once over in a new review. In summary Techradar believes that the Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone merits 4 stars.



Review - Wharfedale Diamond A2

Wharfedale Diamond A2

What Hi-Fi has reviewed Wharfedale's Wharfedale Diamond A2
W harfedale's new floor standing active speakers the Wharfedale Diamond A2 are the subject of this review by What Hi-Fi. The Wharfedale Diamond A2's review price was £1,000. Overall the Wharfedale Diamond A2 has earned 4 stars from What Hi-Fi.



Review - Monitor Audio Platinum Speaker Range

Monitor Audio Platinum Speaker Range

What Hi-Fi has reviewed Monitor Audio's Platinum PL300 II
W hat Hi-Fi has reviewed Monitor Audio's Platinum PL300 II (middle one of the three floor standers pictured). The Platinum PL300 II's review price was £8,000. The venerable Speakers reviewer What Hi-Fi has given the Platinum PL300 II 4 stars.



Review - Dynaudio Emit Speaker Range

Dynaudio Emit Speaker Range

What Hi-Fi gives the Dynaudio Emit M30 from Dynaudio the once over in a new review
W hat Hi-Fi has been moving through the Dynaudio Emit Speaker Range in ascending order and now reviews the Emit M30 floor stander (pictured last right). The Dynaudio Emit M30's review price was £1,250. The Dynaudio Emit M30 gets 4 stars from the respected reviewer.



Review - Sony NW-ZX100HN

Sony NW-ZX100HN

A full review of the Sony NW-ZX100HN from Sony by What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi has already done a hands on review of the Sony NW-ZX100HN portable music player. This is a summary of their full review. The Sony NW-ZX100HN's review price was £500. All in all the Sony NW-ZX100HN gets 4 stars from the respected Complete Systems reviewer.



Review - Christine Linestage

Christine Linestage

TONEAudio MAGAZINE reviews the Merrill Audio's Christine Linestage
T ONEAudio believes that the product reveals a tremendous amount of music, while leaving no sonic signature of their own. No small feat for any linestage or preamplifier at any price. That said, the linestage costs a cool $13,000. In summary ToneAudio states that "The Christine Reference Preamplifier belongs on the ledger with the $40,000 Robert Koda K-10 for delivering a neutral presentation in every way".



Review - B & O BeoPlay H7

B & O BeoPlay H7

Pocket Lint has reviewed B&O's BeoPlay H7 Headphones
P ocket Lint gives the BeoPlay H7 from B&O the once over in a new review. The BeoPlay H7's review price was £329. The BeoPlay H7 gets 3 and a 1/2 stars from the respected reviewer.




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