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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 »



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Marantz TT-15S2 Turntable Reviewed

Marantz TT-15S1 Turntable Reviewed

Marantz’s TT-15S1 turntable (buy at Amazon) is a time-tested all-in-one turntable for listeners who don’t want to obsess over every component choice. For $1,799, you get your turntable, arm, and cartridge. While some purists may cringe at the thought of… Read More »


Apos Audio Caspian Headphones Reviewed

Apos Caspian Open-Back Headphones Reviewed

The vast majority of headphones being purchased these days are wireless, which is what most people want for their cell phones and other portable devices and perhaps even their TVs. To this day, though, even the best forms of Bluetooth… Read More »


The Record Doctor VI Record Cleaner

Record Doctor VI Record Cleaning Machine Reviewed 

Think about the way record players work. They make sound by dragging a stylus through the grooves in a PVC/PVA polymer platter, the vibrations of which are turned into electrical impulses. As a result of the physical nature of all… 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 »


AudioQuest Niagara 7000 reviewed

AudioQuest Niagara 7000 Power Conditioner Reviewed

When AudioQuest decided to expand beyond cables, power products were a natural choice. The company hired drummer, percussionist, and noted electronics and AC power expert Garth Powell to create an innovative power conditioner for the audiophile market. After considerable investment… 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 »


Schiit Mani 2 Phono Preamp

Schiit Mani 2 Phono Preamp Reviewed

“This stuff is the Schiit…” That is how the story started for Schiit Audio in 2010 when Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffett decided to combine their years of industry experience into something new. The USA-made Mani 2 is a phono… 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 »


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 (buy at Amazon), 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… Read More »


Monoprice SW-12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Monoprice SW-12 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

A subwoofer, as its name implies, is a loudspeaker built to handle the lowest frequencies. Usually, a subwoofer can produce sounds below 120 Hz. Some can even go as low as 20 Hz in your room, if properly set up.… 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 (buy… Read More »


Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series 2 and Series 3

An Early Look At Bowers & Wilkins’ New 700 Series Speakers

There have been a lot of changes at legendary speaker company Bowers & Wilkins over the past few years. Longtime owner Equity International sold the brand to a Silicon Valley tech company run by an NFL-team-owning multi-billionaire—who tried to transform… Read More »


REL G1 Sub Reviewed

REL Acoustics G1 MKII Subwoofer Reviewed

For the G1 MKII reference edition subwoofer, REL capitalized on technology derived and invented for the best of their best Model 25. What results is a subwoofer with intense power and authority, fantastic build quality and good looks. While all… Read More »


Elite HTS F9 Recliner Reviewed

Elite HTS F9 Custom Recliner Reviewed

Could it be argued that audiophiles don’t spend enough time talking about seating? It absolutely could, since comfort can actually have a measurable impact on your perception of sound. In fact, I would argue that a good seat is almost… Read More »


SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Adapter

SVS SoundPath Tri-Band Wireless Audio Adapter Reviewed

Long cable runs to your powered speakers or subwoofers can increase the cost of a sound system substantially. Also, occasionally, getting a cable from your receiver to your sub or powered speakers can be impossible, such as when you would… Read More »


Panasonic DPUR820 UHD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Panasonic DP-UB820-K 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Recently I reviewed the Sony BDP-S6700 (buy at Amazon),  Blu-ray player and quite liked it as a high-value audio player. It was versatile enough to handle multiple formats, not just the Blu-ray discs that you saw on the front of… Read More »


Topping Pre90 Preamp Reviewed

Topping Pre90 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Every audio system has a preamplifier somewhere in the signal chain. In an all-digital system, the digital audio converter often includes a volume control, which is in essence a single-source preamplifier. In analog systems, the preamplifier is usually a freestanding… Read More »


Sony WH-1000XM5-White

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Over-The-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Sony’s role in headphones digs deep into the history of both consumer audio as well as professional audio. I can’t tell you how many Sony headphones that I’ve seen on directors while making movies or commercials on set here in… Read More »


1More Sonoflow Headphones Reviewed

1More Sonoflow Wireless Noise-canceling Headphones Reviewed

Value always catches our attention at FutureAudiophile.com, and we’ve found an excellent one here. 1More may not be the first name that audiophiles think of when shopping for headphones, but the company has caught our attention before with headphones that… Read More »


Monoprice AV Rack Reviewed

Monolith by Monoprice Double-Wide 3-Tier AV Stand Reviewed

One of the most underrated parts of any home stereo system is the furniture that houses all of the equipment. Racks and stands will never hold the same place in an audiophile’s heart as their favorite amp or speakers, but… Read More »


Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Speakers Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 603 (S2) Anniversary Speakers Reviewed

Looking into the meat and potatoes of the Bowers & Wilkins loudspeaker product offerings, you might land on the 603 S2 speakers first. This $2,300 per pair floorstanding speaker represents some of Bowers & Wilkins most attractive price points while… Read More »