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Review - Onkyo DP-S1

Onkyo DP-S1

What Hi-Fi has reviewed Onkyo's DP-S1
O nkyo's new DP-S1 DAP is reviewed by What Hi-Fi The DP-S1's price at the time of the review was £400. The DP-S1 gets 4 stars from What Hi-Fi.



Review - Pioneer XDP-30R

Pioneer XDP-30R

Does Pioneer's new XDP-30R justify its billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict
A new review of the XDP-30R from Pioneer by What Hi-Fi. The XDP-30R's review price was £350. All in all the XDP-30R gets 4 stars from the respected Music players reviewer.



Review - Musical Fidelity Encore 225

Musical Fidelity Encore 225

What Hi-Fi has reviewed Musical Fidelity's Musical Fidelity Encore 225
D oes Musical Fidelity's new Musical Fidelity Encore 225 justify its billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict. The Musical Fidelity Encore 225's review price was £4,400. Overall the Musical Fidelity Encore 225 has earned 4 stars from What Hi-Fi.



Review - Fiio X5 III

Fiio X5 III

One Music players to rule them all? - FiiO's new X5 III is reviewed by What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi has reviewed the hi-Res audio capable FiiO's X5 III. The X5 III's price at the time of the review was £400. All in all the X5 III gets 4 stars from the respected Music players reviewer.



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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Astell&Kern AK70

Astell&Kern AK70

What Hifi loves Astell Kern's new AK70
T he venerable reviewer What Hifi has given a 5 star review to the AK Junior replacement. They love the beautiful sound, the DAC extensibility, the network features and the balanced output. They are not so sure about the case design particularly the edges.



Review - Arcam MusicBoost iPhone Headphone Amplifier + DAC

Arcam MusicBoost iPhone Headphone Amplifier + DAC

Arcam's new MusicBoost v2 an iPhone music booster is reviewed by What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi has reviewed Arcam's MusicBoost V2. The MusicBoost V2's review price was £99. The venerable DACs reviewer What Hi-Fi has given the MusicBoost V2 3 stars.



Review - Astell&Kern AK70

Astell&Kern AK70

Trusted Reviews listen to the Astell & Kern AK70 portable digital music player
T rusted Reviews gives the Astell & Kern AK70 from Astell&Kern the once over in a new review. The Astell & Kern AK70's review price was £499. Overall the Astell & Kern AK70 has earned 9 out of 10 from Trusted Reviews.



Review - Arcam Solo Music

Arcam Solo Music

Review Of The Arcam Solo Music By Audio-T
A udio-T has reviewed the £1,500 Arcam Solo Music. The Solo Music is a powerful (like 160 watts of class G amplification) one box streaming solution - just add speakers. Audio-T take a look at the features then have a short listen. Following the listen, and the fact that Class G amplification is seen in the A29 and upwards, they conclude :-



Review - Sony Walkman NW-WS413

Sony Walkman NW-WS413

A new review of the NW-WS413 Walkman from Sony by Trusted Reviews
T rusted Reviews has reviewed Sony's NW-WS413, a Walkman that can play underwater no less ! The NW-WS413's review price was £80.00. The NW-WS413 gets 7 out of 10 from the respected reviewer.



Review - Onkyo DP-X1 - DAP

Onkyo DP-X1 - DAP

Review Of The Onkyo DP-X1 - Play Anything DAP By Home Theater Review
F irst review on HiFi Enthusiast of Onkyo's play it all DP-X1 Portable Digital Audio Player (yours for £699) by Home Theater Review. 4.5 stars is their verdict.



Review - Ruark R4 Mk3

Ruark R4 Mk3

Review Of Ruark's One Box R4 Mk3 By What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi gives the Mk3 version of Ruark's R4 the once over in a new review. The R4 Mk3's review price was £650. All in all the R4 Mk3 gets 4 stars from the respected Stereo systems reviewer.



Review - Arcam Solo Music

Arcam Solo Music

Review - Arcam Solo Music By What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi has reviewed Arcam's Solo Music. The Solo Music's price at the time of the review was £1,500. The venerable Stereo systems reviewer What Hi-Fi has given the Solo Music 5 stars.



Review - Quad Artera Range

Quad Artera Range

Review - Quad Artera Play And Stereo By What Hi-Fi
D oes Quad's new Artera Play & Artera Stereo justify its billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict. The Artera Play & Artera Stereo's price at the time of the review was £2,900. The Artera Play & Artera Stereo gets 3 stars from the respected reviewer.



Review - Pioneer - XDP-100R

Pioneer - XDP-100R

Review - Pioneer XDP-100R - Portable Music Player By Audio-T
T he Pioneer XDP-100R, which is a portable digital audio player or DAP and costs £500 is reviewed by Audio-T. All the reviews for the Pioneer XDP-100R have been very favourable so far and Audio-T's is no exception as they conclude on the Pioneer XDP-100R with :-



Review - Technics C700 System

Technics C700 System

Review - Technics SU-C700UK - Integrated Amp By What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi gives the SU-C700UK Integrated Amplifier from Technics the once over in a new review. The SU-C700UK's is a UK tuned upgrade to the original SU-C700 and the review price was £1,250. Overall the SU-C700UK has earned 3 stars from What Hi-Fi.



Review - Sony NW-ZX100HN

Sony NW-ZX100HN

Review - Sony NW-ZX100N - Portable Digital Audio Player By CNet
T he Sony NW-ZX100 ($700, £500, AU$799) a Portable Digital Audio Player (capable of decoding Hi-Res Audio) descended from the Sony Walkman is reviewed by CNet. The reviewer compares the Sony NW-ZX100 against both the Astell&Kern AK Jr, which serves a similar role as a portable digital audio player and the cheaper Sony models such as the NWZ-A17. Audeze EL-8 and AudioQuest NightHawk headphones are used to listen to the players. The conclusion on the NX-ZX100 is very favourable with :-



Review - Ruark Audio R7

Ruark Audio R7

Review - Ruark Audio R7 Mk2 Radiogram By Trusted Reviews
T rusted Reviews gives the R7 Mk2 from Ruark Audio the once over in a new review. The R7 Mk2's review price was £2,000.00. The venerable Surround Sound System reviewer Trusted Reviews has given the R7 Mk2 10 out of 10.



Review - McIntosh MXA70

McIntosh MXA70

Review - McIntosh MXA70 - Complete HiFi System By Trusted Reviews
T rusted Reviews gives the McIntosh MXA70 from McIntosh the once over in a new review. The McIntosh MXA70's price at the time of the review was £5,995.00. All in all the McIntosh MXA70 gets 8 out of 10 from the respected Complete HiFi Systems reviewer. Think it's fair to say that they don't like the price continuing :-



Review - Astell&Kern AK Jr

Astell&Kern AK Jr

Review - Astell&Kern AK Jr - Portable Music Player By Sound And Vision
D oes Astell&Kern's new Astell & Kern AK Jr Portable Digital Music Player justify its billing? - Sound And Vision has given its verdict. The Astell & Kern AK Jr's review price was $499 (£400 in the UK). All in all the Astell & Kern AK Jr Music gets 5 stars from the respected Portable Media Player reviewer.



Review - Astell&Kern AK380

Astell&Kern AK380

Review - Astell&Kern AK380 Portable Digital Player By TAS
T he Astell&Kern AK380 is currently Astell&Kern's top of the range portable digital audio player and has a pretty considerable RRP of £2,999 or $3,499 (there's also a copper version which retails in the US at $3,999). Pricey then so what will TAS make of Astell&Kern's flagship portable ? Well the good news is that they are highly impressed concluding :-



Review - Pioneer - XDP-100R

Pioneer - XDP-100R

Review - Pioneer XDP-100R - Portable Music Player By The Telegraph
T he Pioneer - XDP-100R, which is a £500 portable digital music player but capable of decoding both Hi-Res Audio DSD and Meridian's MQA, is reviewed by the Telegraph. Very enthusiastically reviewed too as the Telegraph see the Pioneer XDP-100R as a ground breaking product similarly ground breaking to the recently released Chord Electronics Mojo USB DAC and Headphone Amp. For a luxurious mobile HiFi combination, they pair both together, and even go onto try just the Pioneer XDP-100R as a source in a standard HiFi system (not what it was designed for !) - concluding :-



Review - Astell&Kern AK Jr

Astell&Kern AK Jr

Review - Astell&Kern AK Jr - Portable Music Player By AV Forums
A V Forums gives the Astell & Kern Junior (AK Jr) from Astell&Kern the once over in a new review. The Astell & Kern Junior's review price was £400.00. The Astell & Kern Junior gets 8 out of 10 from the respected reviewer. The review compares the AK Jr to the Pioneer XDP-100R and continues :-



Review - Technics OTTAVA

Technics OTTAVA

Review - Technics OTTAVA - SC-C500 System By Trusted Reviews
T rusted Reviews has reviewed Technics's OTTAVA SC-C500. The SC-C500 (first seen at the Bristol HiFi Show 206) is the complete Technics Ottava system combining player and two speakers) The Technics OTTAVA SC-C500's price at the time of the review was £1,699.00. The Technics OTTAVA SC-C500 gets 6 out of 10 from Trusted Reviews.



Review - Pure Evoke C-D6

Pure Evoke C-D6

Review - Pure Evoke C-D6 - CD Player + DAB/FM Radio And Bluetooth Receiver By What Hi-Fi
A new review of the Pure Evoke C-D6 (D6 + CD player) by What Hi-Fi. The Pure Evoke C-D6's review price was £250. Overall the Pure Evoke C-D6 has earned 3 stars from What Hi-Fi.



Review - Acoustic Research M2

Acoustic Research M2

Review - Acoustic Research M2 - Portable Hi-Res Audio Player By Audio Affair
T he Acoustic Research M2 - A portable Hi-Res Audio music player is the subject of a review by Audio Affair. The £899 R.R.P. Acoustic Research M2 goes down well with Audio Affair - they also have an interesting comparison of the M2 vs the Fiio X7, the HiFi Man HM901S and the Colorfly, concluding with :-



Review - Acoustic Research M2

Acoustic Research M2

Review - Acoustic Research M2 - Portable Hi-Res Audio Player By What Hi-Fi
T he Acoustic Research M2 portable Hi-Res Audio player is reviewed by What Hi-Fi. What's their verdict ? Well at £900 (at the time) for the M2, What Hi-Fi award the M2 - 4 stars.



Review - Arcam MusicBoost iPhone Headphone Amplifier + DAC

Arcam MusicBoost iPhone Headphone Amplifier + DAC

Review - Arcam Music Boost By TechRadar
A rcam's new DAC the Arcam MusicBOOST is out and Techradar has given their verdict. The Arcam MusicBOOST gets 3 stars from Techradar. The Arcam MusicBoost is both an iPhone charger, DAC and headphone amp and the review price was £120.



Review - Denon CEOL RCD-N9

Denon CEOL RCD-N9

Review - Denon CEOL RCD-N9 - Complete HiFi System By Trusted Reviews
T rusted Reviews gives the CEOL RCD-N9 from Denon the once over in a new review. The CEOL RCD-N9's price at the time of the review was £349.00. The CEOL RCD-N9 gets 9 out of 10 from the respected reviewer.



Review - Astell&Kern AK Jr

Astell&Kern AK Jr

Review - Astell&Kern AK Jr - Portable Music Player By Richer Sounds
T he Astell&Kern AK Jr - a portable Digital Audio Player or DAP is reviewed by Richer Sounds. The AK Jr comes in at £400 and is Astell&Kern's entry level DAP. As a What Hi-Fi 2015 award winner (best portable audio player) you'd expect a good review and there are no surprises here. Richer sounds note how the AK Jr can drive any pair of headphones with ease and decode Hi-Res Audio up to 24 bit 192 kHz (and even DSD via PCM conversion). Also as the memory is expandable to 128 GB you can fit a fair number of Hi-Res Audio tracks on the AK Jr. Commenting on the sound quality they conclude :-



Review - Sony NW-A25HN

Sony NW-A25HN

Review - Sony NW-A25HN Walkman By What Hi-Fi
W hat Hi-Fi has reviewed Sony's NW-AH25N. The NW-AH25N's review price was £240. All in all the NW-AH25N gets 4 stars from the respected Music players reviewer.



Review - Ruark Audio R7

Ruark Audio R7

8 Amazing HiFi Systems - By The Gentlemans Journal
T he Gentleman’s Journal strays into the world of HiFi, offering an alternative take and rating of current HiFi systems. Most of these HiFi systems, such as the Ruark Audio R7 are one box system. The last - the B&O BeoLab 90 is going to need a large HiFi System to power it.



Review - Cambridge Audio CX Series

Cambridge Audio CX Series

Review - Cambridge Audio CXN - Network Streamer By Audio Appraisal
T he Cambridge Audio CXN which is a network streamer (yours for £700) is reviewed by Audio Appraisal. The CXN is considered by What Hi-Fi to be the best streamer in the £500-£1,000 range so we'd be expecting a favourable review. Sure enough this is the case with the reviewer awarding the CXN a Highly Recommended award and concluding :-




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