New top headphones from Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins hit the nail on the head with their Px7 S2 noise-cancelling headphones. And now there’s an even better top-of-the-range model from the British hi-fi company. Logically called the Bowers & Wilkins Px8, the new model builds on the technology of its predecessor, but with upgraded sound, design and finish. Inside the ear … Read more

Fierce 7-channel amplifier beast

If you’re the kind who isn’t satisfied with two channels, but also isn’t content with a small, compact home cinema system with a crappy soundbar, Musical Fidelity may have the answer to your dreams with the 7-channel M6x 250.7. If the goal is to recreate exactly the sound the filmmaker intended in the home cinema, … Read more

McIntosh XCS1.5K

I gave up counting when I passed the 30, and instead opened the press release, which could tell of no less than 43 (!) drivers. That’s sensational for any speaker. In a centre speaker, it’s certainly a record that’s unlikely to ever be beaten. And nobody would want to do it. McIntosh’s new XCS1.5K centre … Read more

At last, an affordable subwoofer from Sonos

We’ve been waiting a long time for a cheaper subwoofer from Sonos. One that’s a better match with their more reasonable soundbars, Beam, Ray and One, than the highly expensive Sub. Which works best with the Arc and the larger Five speakers. And now it’s here, the Sonos Sub Mini, after a slight delay. Sonos … Read more

Pro-Ject Vinyl NRS Box S3 reduces record crackle

The idea is not new. Many companies have experimented with remedies and boxes that promise to remove the crackle from worn vinyl records. Few have succeeded. But Pro-Ject believes that the new Vinyl NRS Box S3, should remove the dust even a platewasker can’t get rid of. A dishwasher does a fine job of removing … Read more

NuraTrue Pro first with aptX Lossless

The biggest limitation with Bluetooth is not the range. It’s the sound quality. Even with aptX HD, you get nothing but compressed audio files over Bluetooth, and even the most lavish audio technology in the headphones can’ t help. The alternative to Bluetooth is of course Wi-Fi, which doesn’t have the same bandwidth limitations, but … Read more

Pro-Ject Debut PRO S with detachable pickup

Pro-Ject has just launched the Debut PRO S – the new flagship of the Debut series. It’s a bit bigger, better built and should sound even better. The turntables in the Debut series tend to be simple and manual, aimed primarily at those who need an affordable and simple turntable. With this new member of … Read more

AirPods Pro fixes the problems

There had been speculation before Wednesday’s Apple event that a new version of AirPods would also be released. And it was. The Apple AirPods Pro has been upgraded with a new H2 processor that offers better noise cancellation and the ability to customize Spatial Audio for the user. This is done by using the phone’s … Read more

Three new Apple Watches

As expected, Apple brought new versions of the Apple Watch and the cheaper Apple Watch SE to the stage in Cupertino. But not only that. Apple CEO Tim Cook had another watch up his sleeve. A watch for extreme sports enthusiasts. The Apple Watch Ultra has the same features as the regular Apple Watch Series … Read more

Here is iPhone 14

Apple has just had their annual launch event of mobile phones and smartwatches. New iPhone models As we knew in advance, Apple launched the models iPhone 14 (6.1″), iPhone 14 Pro (6.1″) and iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7″). The rumours that there would be no new mini model also proved to be true, because instead … Read more

The past is alive

Nothing stands as sweetly perfect in memory as first love. And for many who were young in the 1980s, the love of hi-fi was awoken by the English Cyrus amplifiers. Small, ungainly plastic “lunchboxes” that didn’t take up enough space to be impressive in a stereo rack. But which were all the more breathtaking in … Read more

New versions of Auralic’s network players Aries and Altair

The Chinese high-end manufacturer Auralic is behind some really good products, like the recently released DAC Vega and the digital amplifier Polaris. Lately, the producer has invested heavily in streaming, including the network players Aries and Altair. Where the difference between them is that Aries is only a digital player, while Altair i tillegg har … Read more

Cambridge Audio delivers the sound for the DeLorean Alpha5

Cambridge Audio are known for their affordable and successful hi-fi components, but now they’re exploring new avenues – literally! The British manufacturer recently announced that it has partnered with American DeLorean Motor Company to supply the sound system for the upcoming DeLorean Alpha5 electric car. Cambridge sound in DeLorean Alpha5 The Alpha5 is the electric successor … Read more

Neumann M 49 V: Return of a legend

There are microphones, and then there are microphones. Neumann is known for making some of the best studio microphones in the world, and their most iconic is definitely the M 49 valve microphone. Many of your favourite tracks are recorded with the original microphone, which was used in the studio by luminaries like Elvis Presley, … Read more

The sound of 90s MP3 parties is back

If you’re old enough to have partied in the 90s and 00s, this is big news: the very sound of your youth has returned! More precisely, it’s about the media player Winamp, which has just been released in a new version – after four years of total silence from the developers. And a whole nine … Read more

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