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B&W Formation Bar

Soundbar Test

B&W Formation Bar Review

Design meets Sound – With their new "Formation" series, B&W launched a new era for the British company – not just technically but also optically.…

| Michael Lang
Luxman PD-151, D-N 150 & SQ-N 150

Turntable, CD-Player & Integrated Amp Test

Luxman PD-151, D-N 150 & SQ-N 150 Review

"L" is for Lover – It is an audiophile declaration of love en miniature: Luxman's new 150-series player/amp combination. Together with the PD-151…

| Matthias Böde
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar | STEREO

Soundbar Test

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Review

The Genius – With a substantial price of 2,500 Euros, the Sennheiser Ambeo is aiming at the soundbar throne. Thanks to extremely sophisticated 3D…

| Tom Frantzen
Manger P1

Active/Passive Floorstanding Speaker Test

Manger P1 Review (+Linn Electronics)

Systematic Listening – What would you like it to be: active or passive? With or without digital processing? And if DSP – Scottish or German? Join us…

| Michael Lang
Cabasse Pearl

Active Standmount Speaker Test

Cabasse Pearl Review

Round Sound – With the active streaming speaker Pearl, the French loudspeaker specialists from Cabasse once again go their own way.

| Tom Frantzen
Chromecast built-in

Streaming Protocol Test

Chromecast Audio Review

Wire from the Cloud – With Chromecast you can stream music from Qobuz & Co. directly from the cloud to your streamer – without a PC and in HiRes.…

| Ulrich Wienforth
Focal Elegia

Headphone Test

Focal Elegia Review

Attack on the Establishment – A powerful player in the loudspeaker market for decades, Focal is now increasingly attacking the top dogs in headphones…

| Michael Lang
Pro-Ject X1

Turntable Test

Pro-Ject X1 Review

»Going back to my roots« – With the X1, Pro-Ject goes back to its roots and underlines the recipe for success that has been cultivated ever since and…

| Matthias Böde
Perpetuum Ebner PE4040 MKII

Turntable Test

Perpetuum Ebner PE4040 MKII Review

»Swing When You‘re Winning« – Perpetuum Ebner has upgraded its top turntable PE4040 to the MKII version. Its suspended chassis remained, but…

| Matthias Böde
Cambridge Audio Alva TT

Turntable Test

Cambridge Audio Alva TT Review

»Radar Love«: Vinyl passion over radio waves – is that even possible? Yes it is! The Cambridge Audio Alva TT can also send its signals via Bluetooth…

| Matthias Böde
Acoustic Solid Solid 111 Metall

Turntable Test

Acoustic Solid Solid 111 Metall Review

»All or nothing at all«? Not a question with the Solid 111 Metall from Acoustic Solid. You can easily get started and just add more later on – or you…

| Matthias Böde
NAD C368

Integrated Amp Test

NAD C368 Review

Bridge-Builder – At 1000 Euros, NAD‘s new C368 is the middle of a modern amplifier trio that combines the best of analog and digital amp technology.

| Tom Frantzen
Q Acoustics Concept 300

Standmount Speaker Test

Q Acoustics Concept 300 Review

A Life of Harmony – Standmount speakers often lose a lot of their sound potential because they are placed in cabinets or on shelves. Q Acoustics‘…

| Michael Lang
Moon 600i

Integrated Amp Test

Moon 600i Review

The Moon from Canada – What sounds like the title of a childrens bedtime-story looks more like a picture book for adults. The Moon 600i is a dream of…

| Tom Frantzen
Pathos Kratos

Integrated Amp Test

Pathos Kratos Review

Eight cylinders with Power & Pathos – It‘s all in the name: with their new Kratos, the amplifier specialists from Pathos combine power with…

| Matthias Böde
Westend Audio Systems LEO

Integrated Amp Test

Westend Audio Systems LEO Review

Beware the Lion – 300B single-ended triode amplifier. This sounds frightening for some and makes other‘s eyes sparkle. What is it about the myth…

| Volker Pigors
Technics SL-1500C

Turntable Test

Technics SL-1500C Review

Technics for all! – No more excuses! With the new SL-1500C, Technics presents a new convenient all-in-one turntable for all those who are eager to…

| Matthias Böde


HiFi Special: Clean Power

Live Wire – Why is clean power so important for perfect music reproduction? Well, let‘s take a closer look. After all, any music reproduction is, in…

| Tom Frantzen
Monitor Audio Platinum PL 100 II

Standmount Speaker Test

Monitor Audio Platinum PL 100 II Review

Heart of Platinum – Recently we tested the Gold 200 from Monitor Audio. But we wanted more than gold – and ordered the Platinum PL 100 II standmount…

| Michael Lang
Thivan Eros-9 | STEREO

Floorstanding Speaker Test

Thivan Eros-9 Review

Gentlemen‘s Speaker – With the Eros-9, the Vietnamese specialist Thivan Labs wants to place a permanent smile in the middle of every gentleman's…

| Tom Frantzen

Integrated Amp/CD-Player Test

Accustic Arts PLAYER I & POWER I Review

The Art of Naturalness – With the just renewed team of PLAYER I and POWER I, Accustic Arts increases the performance of their "Top-Series" - in a very…

| Matthias Böde
HiFiMan Arya | STEREO

Headphone Test

HiFiMan Arya Review

The HiFiMan „Arya“ doesn‘t conform to the trend and only sounds brilliant with a proper amplifier.

WBT Nextgen PlasmaProtect


WBT Plasma Protect

WBT, the specialist for connectors from Essen, Germany has recently started coating its high-end plugs and sockets with gold atoms using a plasma…

Clearaudio Balance V2 (Image: STEREO)

(Phono-)Preamplifier / Headphone Amp Test

Clearaudio Balance V2 Review

Phono-pre, preamplifier and headphone amp: Clearaudio‘s new Balance V2 combines three devices in one. How does it perform? We‘ve tested all the…

B&W Formation Duo

Active Standmount Speaker Test

B&W Formation Duo Review

With the Formation series, B&W presents a complete wireless multiroom system. Was the long wait worth it? We have examined the current top model „Duo“…

Ripper/Streamer/Server Test

Bluesound Vault 2i Review

Keeping others‘ promises – Anyone who is afraid of the pitfalls of analog technology has probably never attempted to install a streamer ready to play.…

| Michael Lang
T+A PDT 3100 HV | T+A SDV 3100 HV

Streaming DAC / SACD Drive Test

T+A PDT 3100 HV & T+A SDV 3100 HV Review

T+A took a giant step forward with its „HV“ series. Now the SDV3100HV streaming DAC along with the SACD drive PDT3100HV want to catch up to the…

Canton Smart Vento 3

Active Standmount Speaker Test

Canton Smart Vento 3 Review

Canton activated the Vento series. The Smart Vento 9 is now followed by the compact 3rd generation.

Phonar P4 Match Air

Active Floorstanding Speaker Test

Phonar P4 Match Air Review

Phonar’s P4 Match Air is based – elaborately activated – on the passive model P4 Next.

Piega 501

Active Floorstanding Speaker Test

Piega 501 Premium Wireless Review

Piega‘s favorite material aluminum has both acoustical and optical advantages.

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