Jerry Del Colliano

Jerry Del Colliano is the publisher and founder of He has a 25 year plus track record of building and growing some of the most successful specialty consumer electronics magazines in the tech space.

Jerry Del Colliano

Rotel's new S14 Audiophile Streamer

Rotel Launches Its First Integrated Streamer Component

Rotel just introduced its S14 Integrated Streamer offering discerning listeners a high-performance product to access and enjoy online music with ease. This solution delivers the family-owned audio company’s promise of quality, value, and performance, aiming to bring music to life… Read More »

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McIntosh T-Shirt Wall of Sound

McIntosh Releases New Wall of Sound Grateful Dead T-shirt and Sweatshirts For The Holidays

The two music icons came together in 1974 when the Grateful Dead unveiled their famed “Wall of Sound” at the San Francisco Cow Palace. The most unique traveling concert sound system in history, the system was 100+ feet wide and… Read More »

Technics EAH-A800 bluetooth wireless headphones reviewed

Technics EAH-A800 Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Retro is all the rage these days, and a number of companies have taken that mantle leaving the musty pawn shops and cluttered old record stores that sell 1970s gear and turned it into a modern audiophile sales boom. McIntosh… Read More »

Sennheiser Momentum in white

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Perhaps my favorite product category of the past five years has been wireless over-ear headphones. There’s been so much growth and improvement in this highly relevant space. The Sennheiser Momentum 4 are a next-generation offering in the category priced right… Read More »

Schiit Modi 3e DAC reviewed by Andrew Dewhirst

In the Audiophile World, Higher Price Doesn’t Always Equal Higher Performance

One of the biggest audiophile fallacies is a pricier or more exclusive product is going to perform better than a more affordable or mass-market solution. Perhaps that was once the case, but new-school audiophiles are increasing supporting manufacturers who deliver… Read More »

Topping Pre90 Preamp Reviewed

How Chi-Fi Is Re-Energizing the Audiophile Hobby 

Recently, I’ve been asking audiophile industry executives what they think of Chi-Fi or “Chinese Hi-Fi (aka: audiophile components made in China, sold directly to  clients all over the world at often hard-to-conceive-of prices). It has been notable how many were… Read More »

Focal's Bathys wireless headphones

Focal Bathys Bluetooth Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Reviewed

The audiophile world is filled with wired headphones that can bring the excitement of live music straight to your head. They can deliver the dynamics of the studio experience without having to worry about the acoustics of the room or… Read More »

New Schiit Audio Reference DAC

Schiit Releases New-Upgradable Reference Multi-bit DAC – the Yggdrasil

Schiit Audio announced the immediate availability of Yggdrasil+, its flagship True Multibit DAC. Featuring a choice of D/A converter options, remote control, NOS mode, and phase inversion, the Yggdrasil+ offers exceptional performance and value in a high-end DAC, together with… Read More »

Finding the balance between vinyl and digital in a modern audiophile system

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Vinyl for What It Is

Some audiophiles read my articles and think I absolutely hate vinyl. I don’t at all. In fact, I have been thinking of adding a turntable to my ever-evolving living room music playback system.The issue with vinyl is that we… Read More »

Periodic Audio Drops Prices on IEMS

Periodic Audio Drops IEM Prices Before Black Friday

Periodic Audio announces a price reduction for its line of V3 in-ear monitors launched earlier this year. The company will move to a direct model and as a result will pass distribution cost-savings to its loyal customers.  “We feel so… Read More »

Orb Audio Booster 1 Reviewed

Orb Audio Booster 1 Speaker System Reviewed

The practice of only listening to music while parked in front of a big stereo system with massive speakers is a bit antiquated these days. Music is often enjoyed via headphones, all sizes and shapes of Bluetooth speakers, laptop speakers,… Read More »

Brandon Lauer Audio Research

Audio Research’s Brandon Lauer Hurt Badly In Motorcycle Accident (

On October 11, 2022, Audio Research executive and audio industry friend, Brandon Lauer was badly injured in a motorcycle accident in Minnesota. He is alive but is in very serious condition. His recovery is realistically expected to take months if… Read More »'s Mission Statement

The Mission Statement

The time has come for change in the audiophile world. That’s why I’m launching a new publication called to deal with the problems at hand. My goal is simple to articulate but apparently not easy to pull off. I… Read More »

AudioEngine DAC3

Audioengine Now Shipping $149 DAC3 Pocket-Size Headphone Amplifier/DAC

Audioengine just announced the availability of DAC3, a portable, powerful headphone amplifier/DAC (digital-to-analog converter) that offers better-than-CD sound and compatibility with every major streaming format on the market.The Audioengine DAC3 ($149.00), which measures a 1.9 inches, relies on the low-power output of… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Wireless Headphones Launch

Bowers & Wilkins Launches New Flagship Wireless Headphones… The Px8 

Bowers & Wilkins, the renowned British premium audio brand, has launched its new flagship wireless headphone, the Px8. The new model sets a new reference standard for the brand on sound, build and finish in the active noise cancelling wireless headphone… Read More »

SVS SB-4000 Subwoofer Reviewed

SVS SB-4000 Subwoofer Reviewed

There are a number of audiophile clichés and myths that I will never understand. One that thankfully seems to be going away in modern times is big, crazy-expensive, gigantic speakers are better for generating low bass than a good subwoofer… Read More »

Focal Sopra2 No. 2 speakers reviewed

Focal Sopra No. 2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Focal Sopra 2s I had in my last home were so sexy that the buyer made me include them in the sale of the home. Don’t write them off as a mere conversation piece, though. I would compare their… Read More »

Gray Sound S80 in-ceiling subwoofer reviewed

Gray Sound S80 In-ceiling Subwoofer Reviewed

If your first thought when you hear about in-ceiling speakers involves elevators or grocery stores, the S80 in-ceiling subwoofer from Gray Sound will make you rethink that stereotype. But before I explain why, let me back up a bit. I… Read More »

Nakymatone ECHT Invisible Speakers

Nakymatone ECHT Invisible Loudspeakers Reviewed

If I were to invite you to my home to hear my main audio system, you wouldn’t see any audio gear. My electronics are professionally installed in Middle Atlantic equipment racks that are stashed away in a mechanical closet. I’ve… Read More »

A close-up on the tweeter of a Bowers & Wilkins 803D4 speaker

Bowers & Wilkins 803 D4 Diamond Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 803 D4 speakers are close but not at the top of the food chain for this lauded, audiophile loudspeaker brand. While the 802s (slightly bigger) and 801s (much larger and nearly $37,000 per pair) are above the 803s, these slim, sexy  speakers are the first to come to market since B&W was purchased by Sound United. Read More »

MartinLogan ESL speakers reviewed by Jerry Del Colliano at

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Loudspeakers Reviewed

There was a time when you could walk through Circuit City or other major electronics retailers and see speakers similar to MartinLogan’s ElectroMotion ELS on display alongside all of the traditional cones-in-cabinets speakers. These days, though, there’s a good chance… Read More »

Cabasse The Pearl Keshi Speakers Reviewed by Jerry Del Colliano

Cabasse The Pearl Keshi Speaker System Reviewed

Cabasse, a French Audiophile speaker company, is out with a very slick, all-in-one audiophile system called The Pearl Keshi. For $3,000, you get a complete audio system, including two small round speakers that fit nicely on a desktop or practically… Read More »

Apple AirPods Max Headphones

Apple AirPods Max Wireless Headphones Reviewed

When I think of Apple AirPods, I think of thoe small, straw-like earbuds that are so popular these days. The AirPods Max is nothing like the in-ear monitors after which it’s named. Rather, it’s a very sophisticated yet almost impossibly… Read More »

Bose Noise Canceling 700 Headphones

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Bluetooth Headphones Reviewed

Future audiophiles don’t hold the same grudge against Bose that longtime audiophiles sometimes do. Perhaps that’s because they know Bose for the thing the company does best: headphones. More specifically, noise-canceling headphones like the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. Priced… Read More »

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