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The Mark Levinson No. 326S stereo preamp is a $10,000 offering from Harman's top brand

Mark Levinson No. 326S Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Mark Levinson is a name synonymous with high-end luxury audio components for your home, as well as upmarket Lexus automobiles. The company’s long history dates back to 1972, when they released the first ultra-high-performance preamplifier, the JC-1. Since then, Mark… Read More »



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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 of… 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 Crutchfield),  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 »


Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 Headphones Reviewed Blue

Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 audiophile wireless headphones ($399 – buy at Crutchfield) wireless noise-canceling headphones are the second iteration of the company’s best over-the-ear cans. The original version of the Px7 was my reference travel headphone for years. (Sadly… Read More »


Marantz Professional PMD-526C

Marantz Professional PMD-526C Compact Disc Player Reviewed

The Marantz Professional PMD-526C is a compelling pro angle on an audiophile Compact Disc player that has plenty of features you won’t find on similarly priced disc spinners. The $249 retail price places this component firmly in the budget category,… Read More »


Ultimate Ears UE12 Pro Capitol Records Remastered In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

Ultimate Ears Capitol Records UE Pro Remastered (IEMs-Custom) Headphones Reviewed

I know what you are thinking before you even ran through your head: Jerry, why the hell are you reviewing a pair of $1,000-plus in-ear-monitor headphones that are wired when almost no smartphones these days have stock headphone jacks, and… Read More »


A front view of the Sony BDP-S6700 disc player

Sony BDP-S6700 Blu-ray Disc Player Reviewed

Your first thought when you see this post could very well be, why are you reviewing a Blu-ray player on an audiophile site? You’re not wrong in thinking this, but the Sony BDP-S6700 disc player (buy at Amazon) has some… Read More »


T+A A3000 HV amp reviewed

T+A elektroakustik A 3000 HV Power Amplifier Reviewed

German audiophile manufacturer T+A has built a reputation for creating sophisticated and technologically advanced audio equipment designs ranging from the mid to extreme levels on the audiophile product spectrum. The A 3000 HV power amplifier reviewed here falls more on… Read More »


T+A P 3100 HV reviewed

T+A P 3100 HV Preamplifier Reviewed

The T+A P 3100 HV preamp is part of a family of components made by a manufacturer that’s something of a powerhouse in Europe, but only recently committed to increasing their footprint in the highly competitive U.S. market. And unlike… Read More »


Schiit Audio Freya S stereo preamp reviewed by Steven Stone

Schiit Freya S Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Those who know Schiit Audio tend to love them. Putting aside a design legacy that dates back many decades, no audiophile company has a better sense of humor. From outright goofy product names to funny ads to uniquely crafted, very-high-value… Read More »


sonos rack

How A Life-Long Audiophile Fell In Love With Sonos

The love of music is ageless.  I’ve been in the audiophile hobby for decades and have been fortunate enough to own some pretty cool gear over the years.  Today’s youth it could be argued, be it Millennials well into their… Read More »


Sony STR DH-190 Reviewed

Sony STR-DH190 Stereo Integrated Amp Reviewed

When one embarks on their  audio journey – everybody needs a place to start. The Sony STR-DH190 integrated amp (buy at Amazon) is a very reasonable starting point for nearly every aspiring audiophile. It’s not necessarily the sexiest piece of… Read More »