Best noise-cancelling headphones

What HiFi write: After a new pair of noise-cancelling headphones? These are the best money can buy, ranging from under £100 to just over £300. Which will you choose? Noise-cancelling headphones block out the drone of daily life, helping you listen to music without any distractions.So whatever your budget, whether you want over, on, or […]

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BBC launches personalised in-car listening experience

The BBC iPlayer Radio app has been updated to include a personalised in-car listening experience for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, enabling drivers to safely enjoy their favourite BBC radio programmes whilst behind the wheel. More than 22 million people listen to BBC radio while they’re in the car, for an average of four hours […]

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THE CHARLATANS: The Limit Of The Marvelous (Vinyl 180g Colour LP)

They tell us ….. With the 50th anniversary of the American band the Charlatans’ debut this summer, Big Beat are celebrating with this carefully conceived deluxe vinyl edition of the original line-up’s best recordings, “The Limit Of The Marvelous”. The iconic quintet are widely acknowledged with kick starting the San Francisco 1960s renaissance. The Charlatans […]

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AUDIOPHILE DEBATE: 2,224 (yes, really) responses to the question: Jazz for aficionados

The thread starts:  I’m going to review records in my collection, and you’ll be able to decide if they’re worthy of your collection. These records are what I consider “must haves” for any jazz aficionado, and would be found in their collections. I wont review any record that’s not on CD, nor will I review […]

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GRAHAM AUDIO: Their BBC LS5/8

They say: The LS5/8 is the BBC’s flagship design, and was developed because of the need for higher sound pressure levels and greater transparency and consistency than the ageing LS5/5 offered. This was the first BBC loudspeaker to use a polypropylene diaphragm which, being lighter than Bextrene, offered greater efficiency and lower colouration. A carefully […]

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Kool Jazz Festival NYC 1982 (CD)

  We are told: • Excellent performance live from the Kool Jazz Festival, New York • Includes the entire NPR Broadcast • Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality • Background liners Jaco Pastorius, live at the Kool Jazz Festival, New York on 27th June 1982. Jaco Pastorius established himself as one of the greatest electric jazz bassists before […]

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TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME: Live In New York 1969 (CD)

We are told: • Excellent performance live from New York • Includes the entire FM Radio Broadcast • Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality • Background liners Tony Williams Lifetime, featuring John McLaughlin live from New York, November 1969. Having fearlessly merged rock rhythms with jazz during a close association with Miles Davis, in 1969 the great Tony […]

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KORG & NORITAKE: Their Futuristic Nutube Vacuum Tubes

A new miniaturized and high performance vacuum tube. In cooperation with Noritake Itron Corporation, Korg has developed the Nutube to offer improved reliability and efficiency, while still generating the same rich harmonics which vacuum tubes are known for. Please click HERE to read more

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UNISON RESEARCH: Unico 150

The Unico range of hybrid electronics from Unison Research has added the Unico 150 dual-mono integrated amplifier to the range, an integrated amplifier designed to accommodate a variety of sources via its three RCA and two XLR pair inputs as well as the bi-wirable speaker terminals and boasts a new three-plate front fascia that can […]

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WHARFEDALE: Their DX-1SE proves good things come in small packages

They say …. The 5.1 home cinema package from world-renowned speaker specialist is stylish, compact and delivers engrossing surround sound, yet costs less than £400! High-quality home cinema can be costly, both financially and in terms of the amount of space it consumes in your living room. For those seeking a more discreet, stylish and affordable solution for […]

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MIYAJIMA: Madake cartridge

PAUL RIGBY writes ….. Madake is the Japanese term for a particular species of bamboo, Giant Timber Bamboo, often used in various types of traditional Japanese craftsmanship but now quite rare. The cantilever for Miyajima’s new cartridge, rather than being made from the usual metal (e.g. aluminium, boron) or crystalline solid (e.g. ruby, sapphire or […]

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SENNHEISER: Their legendary Orpheus headphones return at 50k Euros

PAUL RIGBY writes ….. Brace yourself, headphone fans. For two reasons. Firstly, Sennheiser has announced that it will be releasing the Orpheus headphones for sale again. The high-end headphones, which will be hand-crafted in Germany and this is the second brace, carry a price tag around €50,000. The new launch is the second in the […]

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NIXIE: CFT615C Tube Clock

*Display special layering digits *Classic wooden case design CFT615C Nostalgia Style Nixie Tube Clock DESCRIPTION CFT615C is a Wooden Case Nostalgia Style Nixie Tube Desk Clock. Using Genuine Nixie Tubes Technology to provide special and classic layering digital time display  Suitable for Ornament and Premium item in Household, Office, Shop and other comparable spaces. Classic wooden Nixie […]

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“Archival Disc Format Is for Pros”

Mark Fleiscmann writes:  Does the world need another optical disc format in this download-oriented era? Sony and Panasonic think so, though they’re positioning the Archival Disc for professional use in the movie industry and in cloud-based data centers. The format holds 300 gigabytes on a double-sided disc with three layers per side. It is said […]

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Bowie at the Beeb – The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions ‘68 – ‘72 (180g Vinyl 4LP Box Set) by David Bowie

In the late 1960’s David Bowie entered the BBC studios for the first time to record his first session for BBC radio and between 1968 and 1972, David recorded 12 sessions for BBC radio. This compilation pulls together the very best of those sessions. In 2000 when ‘Bowie at the Beeb’ was released on CD […]

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ZESTO AUDIO: Andros Allasso Step Up Transformer

We are told …. Zesto Audio is pleased to announce their first audio accessory, the Andros Allasso Step Up Transformer. The international debut will take place at the X-FI Audio Show in Holland on September 30th and the US launch will be at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, CO, October 6-8 in exhibit […]

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