Author: Mark Abell

Meridian Explorer 2 USB DAC

February 19, 2018

The Meridian Explorer 2 is a portable USB DAC that will make hi-res fans smile ear to ear. The DAC includes 1 audio input which is a USB2 B socket. Its audio outputs are a 3.5mm [Read More]

Emotiva BasX TA-100 Integrated and Airmotiv B1 Loudspeakers

November 9, 2017

Emotiva was originally founded by Dan Laufman in the mid ’90s. Frustrated by the trend in the HIFI industry toward “audio unobtanium,” Emotiva was born on the premise that audio can sound great and be [Read More]

JBL Everest 700 Headphones

August 31, 2017

The marketplace for Bluetooth over-ear (and on-ear) headphones is crowded. The JBL Everest 700 ($199.95, is in the same league as fashionable ‘phones such as the Monster Clarity ($149.95,, the Skull Candy Crusher [Read More]

LePlus Rigel Headphones

July 17, 2017

  The LePlus Rigel ($360, Amazon) is one of the best on-ear headphones on the market for listening to Hi Res files (available from They deliver phenomenal performance and compare favorably to conventional audiophile [Read More]

LePLus Betelgeuse Headphones

June 15, 2017

The LePLus Betelgeuse ($460, is one of the best over-ear headphones on the market — that nobody has ever heard of — for listening to hi-res files. The comfort, sound, and materials are top-notch. [Read More]

RHA T20i Headphones

April 13, 2017

  RHA is a niche audio company headquartered in Britain. The RHA T20i in-ear universal fit headphones that retails for $249.95 (, and are also in the same league as the Japan-based Elecom SH-1000SV dual [Read More]

Archeer AH07 Bluetooth Headphones

January 13, 2017

  When Clement Perry suggested that I review Archeer AH07 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, I had never heard of the company. This is due to the fact the company itself hasn’t focused its marketing in the [Read More]

Noble 4 In-Ear Monitor headphones

December 2, 2016

  While professional musicians look to Ultimate Ears, Westone and Jerry Harvey Audio for in-ear monitors, no brand has catered exclusively to audiophiles. I believe Noble will fill this void and become the quintessential in-ear [Read More]

Edifier H840 Headphones

August 19, 2016

    Edifier is a Chinese audio company that specializes in home theater speakers. While they do not have the name recognition of quintessential audiophile brands such as Bowers & Wilkins, they boast considerable design [Read More]

HRT Stage Speaker System

February 22, 2016

Right out of the gates, the HRT Stage is designed for the type person who crave a gratifying listening experience that is transformative of their current headspace. For instance, I found this system incredibly engaging [Read More]

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