Should you trust hifi reviewers?

Should you trust hifi reviewers?

Stephen Dawson
That’s a good question to pose to someone who has spent the last quarter century earning his living by reviewing stuff, a good proportion of it hif...
Should you trust hifi reviewers?

Should you trust hifi reviewers?

Stephen Dawson
That’s a good question to pose to someone who has spent the last quarter century earning his living by reviewing stuff, a good proportion of it hif...
Astell&Kern A&futura SE2000 digital audio player updating

Astell&Kern updates firmware to good effect

Stephen Dawson
Should you update the firmware on your Astell&Kern digital audio player? Of course, but especially if you use TIDAL. See why.
Astell&Kern A&futura SE200 DAP

Why Choose a Digital Audio Player?

Stephen Dawson
Do you need a real digital audio player? Can't you just use your phone? Here are three reasons why that just isn't good enough.
Home theatre receiver showing Audyssey Dynamic EQ setup item

Fundamentally misconceived – volume dependent EQ

Stephen Dawson
Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dolby Volume, YPAO Volume and so on all make the sound of a system bad. See why .. and why you should switch them off.
Topping E30 showing 768kHz sampling

In search of 768kHz

Stephen Dawson
Want or need a track encoded at 768kHz with 24-bits? Or with 705.6kHz They're hard to come across, but we've created one of each for testing purposes. Entertainment value? Zero! But they'll trigger your DAC ... if it's capable of handling them.
The cannon on the 1978 Telarc 1812 Overture

Some actual best tracks for testing bass

Stephen Dawson
Want some tracks which really test out -- or show off! -- the bass performance of your system. Here are a few from across a wide range of musical genres.