Turntables

Inside Yamaha’s New Integrated Amps

Bring Incredible Sound & Style to Your Hi-Fi Audio System  Yamaha is a name everyone knows. Maybe you’ve seen it on keyboards, guitars, or even speakers in your home. So, did you know that Yamaha also manufactures some of the...

Understanding Digital to Analog Audio Converters

What Are They and Why You Might Want One You may have heard of digital-to-analog audio converters (DAC), and you think, OK, they convert digital audio to analog. Sounds simple enough. Isn't that some standard thing? In some ways, you'd...

Qobuz & Tidal Music Streaming: Is High-Resolution Streaming Worth It?

Why Audio Resolution Matters  It all changed with the iPod when Steve Jobs promised the world we could store “one thousand songs in your pocket.” In order to fit that many audio files into a small, 5 GB device, Apple...

Open Back vs. Closed Back Headphones: Which Is Right for You?

Comparing Closed Back vs. Open Back Hi-Fi Headphones  If you really love music, it may finally be time to upgrade your earbuds or low-end headphones to a pair of quality over-ear headphones. You know, the kind where you can feel...

The Turntable Game-Changer: DS Audio’s Optical Cartridge

A True ‘Paradigm Shift’ for the World of Analog Music  In our last blog post, we wrote about how moving magnet and moving coil turntable cartridges work. While these have been the standard since the dawn of vinyl records and...

Moving Coil vs. Moving Magnet Turntable Cartridges

Which Phono Cartridge Is Best for Your Turntable Setup?  What’s in a cartridge? This small, often overlooked turntable component is critical to the entire audio experience. The most common types of turntable cartridges are moving magnet (MM) and moving coil...

The Luxman Legacy: Crafting the Ultimate Sound Experience

Delivering Audio Excellence for Over a Century Imagine a sound so pure, so crisp, it transports you right into the recording studio, where every note, every breath of the artist is as real as if you were standing there.  Only...

KEF Brings the Bass: The All-New ‘Kube MIE’ Subwoofer Series

KEF’s 4 New Subwoofers Enhanced by MIE Technology Calling all audio lovers! KEF, a renowned audio brand from the UK, has just launched an all-new subwoofer line, the Kube MIE series. KEF’s four new subwoofers are a culmination of several...

New & Notable: Noble Audio Earphones with xMEMS Drivers

Our Most Anticipated Wireless Headphones for 2024  When most people think of audiophile-quality headphones, they think of large over-ear monitors. Earbuds, by contrast, have long been regarded as of lesser quality, which is understandable considering their small size. Furthermore, wireless...

HiFi Starter Pack: The Best Ways to Spend Your Christmas Cash

Treat Yourself to a Starter Audiophile Setup  Did you receive a gift of cash (or a HiFi Buys gift card) from a loved one this Christmas? Are you wondering how you can make the most of it? After all, you...

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