The Apple iPod changed everything in the audio world in many ways for the better

What If Everything We Thought We Knew About Hi-Fi Was Wrong?

For the past few months, I have been somewhat obsessed with these new Gallium Nitride (GaN, for short) amplifiers. Long-time Stereophile writer and classical music recording engineer John Marks was the first to hip me to the concept via an audiophile amplifier that Peachtree… Read More »

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Monoprice Monolith B5 bookshelf speakers reviewed

Monoprice Monolith Audition B5 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Monoprice has become known for their exceptionally high-value products, often sourced from China. But while the affordability has long been the draw for many shoppers, Monoprice also has a higher-performance lined of amplifiers and speakers and headphones and so forth… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 Audiophile Loudspeakers reviewed by Jerry Del Colliano

Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Many audiophiles know what a Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeaker typically sounds like, or at least we think we do. I’ve reviewed my fair share and even been blessed enough to own a couple of pretty cool Bowers &… Read More »

U-turn Audio Orbit Plus reviewed

U-Turn Orbit Plus Turntable Reviewed

Vinyl has witnessed a remarkable resurgence in recent years, capturing the hearts of music enthusiasts seeking an immersive and nostalgic audio experience and a disconnect from an increasingly online world. As the demand for audiophile turntables continues to grow, music enthusiasts are… Read More »

All your need to be an audiophile is a set of earbuds

All You Need to Be an Audiophile is a Pair of Earbuds

At the AXPONA audiophile show in Chicago this past spring, I had a conversation with a well-respected member of the audiophile community, on the manufacturer side, who was talking about the future of the hobby. His premise was that for… Read More »

The Fosi BT20A integrated amp is almost impossibly priced at $99.

Fosi Audio BT20A Pro Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The first review published in Future Audiophile was an SMSL amplifier that cost less than $175. It is a great little amp with an extensive input and feature set in a small chassis. Today, I’m going to look at another even less… Read More »

Few speakers image better than Bowers & Wilkins 801s which are used at Abbey Road Studios

Audiophile Lingo You Need to Know: Part 1, Speakers         

The audiophile hobby is guilty of a lot of things, perhaps the most painful of which is our overreliance on often-confusing terminology. This is the case for nearly every category of the hobby. On the pages of FutureAudiophile.com, we try… Read More »

NAD C 558 Audiophile Turntable from the top down

NAD C 558 Turntable Reviewed

The NAD C 558 (buy at Amazon) is a well-crafted, audiophile-grade, belt-driven turntable that is priced fairly but not quite at the bargain-basement levels you’ll often see from more mainstream brands. NAD’s top turntable sets itself apart in its class by use… Read More »

The Schiit Schiit Yggdrasil+ OG DAC Reviewed

Schiit Yggdrasil+ OG DAC Reviewed

The Schiit Yggdrasil+ OG (Yggdrasil+) is one of three currently available versions of the company’s flagship digital-to-analog converter. OG—in case you’re not familiar with early-1970s street slang or early-1990s hip-hop culture—stands for “Original Gangsta,” because it is the original version and reigns… Read More »

What is oligarch audio? Steven Stone looks into the term

Oligarch Audio Is Not the Same as High-Performance Audio

My publisher, Jerry Del Colliano, says I coined the term “Oligarch Audio,” but because I form all my thoughts in a spoken and written language, in my case English, I doubt I’ve ever had a completely original thought in my… Read More »

RBH SVTR Active loudspeaker reviewed

RBH Sound SVTR Active Speaker System Reviewed

RBH Sound from Layton, Utah, has been making audiophile speakers for close to 50 years but doesn’t always get the attention they deserve in the audiophile press.  Perhaps this is because they started off as an original equipment manufacturer (known in the industry… Read More »

SVS Prime Pinnacle Speakers reviewed

SVS Prime Pinnacle Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

SVS, with its 20-plus year history of producing critically acclaimed subwoofers and audiophile-grade speakers at real-world prices, continues this legacy with its latest floorstanding speaker offering: The Prime Pinnacle Floorstanding Speaker. Designed to fill a niche between the value-oriented Prime… Read More »

VPI Classic Turntable Reviewed by Paul Wilson

VPI Industries Classic Signature Turntable Reviewed

When Harry Weisfeld founded VPI Industries in 1978, he probably could have never imagined his modest company, initially known for making record weights and isolation bases, would become the market leader it is today. His first commercially successful turntable was… Read More »

Audiophile Baby Proofing Revel Speakers and AC Power

An Audiophile’s Guide to Baby Proofing Your Stereo System

There were a lot of things that shocked me during the pandemic. Having sold HomeTheaterReview.com and AudiophileReview.com about 100 days before the shit hit the fan with a global  pandemic, I was trying to figure out at nearly 47 years old… Read More »

The AGD Productions Tempo GaN amp reviewed by Michael Zisserson

AGD Productions Tempo GaN Amplifier Reviewed

Have you heard of Gallium Nitride (GaN) audiophile amplifier technology? If not, let me let you in on a little audiophile secret: unlike loudspeakers, which haven’t benefited from a major technological breakthrough in generations, GaN amplifiers represent a total rethinking of how… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 Audiophile Loudspeakers Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 floorstanding speaker ($7,000 per pair) represents the company’s latest take on the largest model in their 700 series line, which resides just below their reference 800 series. In between its predecessor the 702 S2 and this… Read More »

How to hide a Television on a lift - audiophile style

Why Do Some Audiophiles Hate Mixing Audio with Video?

Audiophiles have a long  and strange relationship with video, be it TVs or projection. Many old-school audiophiles refuse to put a television between their best audiophile loudspeakers when home theater enthusiasts use this configuration as the basis for their entire AV… Read More »

The Music Hall a.25.3 audiophile integrated amp reviewed by Andrew Dewhirst

Music Hall a25.3 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The a25.3 is the latest integrated amplifier from Music Hall. This $650 integrated amplifier produces 50 watts of power per channel into 8 ohms, and 75 watts per channel into 4 ohms, and it comes equipped with Bluetooth, a moving… Read More »

SVS Prime Wireless ProStreamer reviewed by Michael Zisserson

SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase Reviewed

Welcome to the age of the modern audiophile, where products like the SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase (buy at Amazon) make it possible to buy an entire audiophile system for under a grand. Manufacturers have been clamoring to make one-box solutions since… Read More »

Audiophile increasingly stream their music which allows more and more zero-cost ways to find exciting new acts, albums and genres.

How to Dig out of Your Streaming Music Rut and Find Some Kick-Ass New Music

One of the biggest conundrums in the audiophile world is how some change-resistant audiophiles haven’t embraced the amazing power of streaming music. For the cost of one Compact Disc per month, you can have access to nearly every recording made, un CD-quality or… Read More »

Schiit Loki Max Audiophile Equalizer Reviewed by Mike Prager

Schiit Loki Max Six-Band Equalizer Reviewed

The Schiit Loki Max equalizer is a unique item in today’s audio market: an analog broadband EQ with excellent sonics that can complement even very revealing audio systems. Schiit’s most expensive equalizer at $1,499, the Loki Max offers two selectable stereo inputs (one single-ended… Read More »

ELAC DBR62 audiophile bookshelf speakers reviewed

ELAC Debut Reference DBR62 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

When it comes to audio equipment, the name ELAC has become synonymous with excellence and innovation. With a rich history dating back to 1926, ELAC has consistently pushed the boundaries of audio engineering, delivering top-notch components that captivate audiophiles worldwide. A key… Read More »

Is it possible to build a $500 audiophile system

Can You Build an Audiophile System for $500?

Community is a big aspect of being an audiophile. Like cliques in a made-for-TV high-school drama, audiophiles love to find like-minded music lovers that believe in a common ideology. That clique then follows the path to what they feel is… Read More »

Rekkord F300 turntable reviewed

Rekkord F300 Turntable Reviewed

Rekkord Audio is a company I wasn’t familiar with until I recently launched into a series of affordable record player reviews, but I have since learned that they’ve been in the turntable business for half a century and have a… Read More »