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Liedson Stream D 4.7 v1.2: a slick-sounding all-in-one streamer and preamplifier December 4, 2020

The Stream D 4.7 v1.2 is the most affordable product within French manufacturer Liedson’s product range. A great deal of attention is given to the...

Austrian Audio Hi-X55: analytical headphones with Hi-res audio November 30, 2020

These headphones are rather special in that they are primarily intended for professional use within sound studios. But what’s most interesting is...

Naim Mu-so Qb 2: Cute Little Wireless Speakers For Big Spaces November 3, 2020

The 1st Generation of Mu-so Qb speakers are almost 5 years old. About a year ago, Naim brought out a 2nd Generation that was updated with the...

Cambridge CXN v2: a Qobuz streamer and a Hi-Res digital amplifier all in one October 20, 2020

The Cambridge CX range underwent a comprehensive update three years ago to accommodate some notable design changes. The device in question here is...

Bowers & Wilkins 705 Signature October 5, 2020

The English speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins recently revised its product range by bringing their speakers together under the 600, 700 and...

Linn Series 3: a wireless speaker for audiophiles September 11, 2020

When faced with an already jam-packed connected speaker market, it’s important to know how to differentiate a dud from a quality product like this...

Auralic Altair G1: the digital pre-amplifier and Hi-Res streamer that brings you one step closer to audio perfection. August 18, 2020

In the dozen or so years since it was founded, Auralic has established an indisputable reputation for high-quality products. It has a small but...

Focal Clear: open-back headphones perfect for high-fidelity listening on the sofa August 3, 2020

A few weeks ago, we tested the most advanced closed-back headphones in the Focal range: the Stellia. The Clear model by the same brand is for...

Klipsch The Fives: A Pair of Active Speakers for any Situation July 28, 2020

Klipsch is one of the major promoters of accessible active Hi-Fi speakers. By avoiding the use of various external electronic components, these...

Focal Stellia: musicality and precision, the quintessential Hi-Fi closed-back headphones July 8, 2020

It took awhile for Focal to invest in Hi-Fi headphones, but in just a few years the catalogue was quickly expanded and covers all budgets. Before...

Rose RS201E: A Hi-Res audio and video network media player with integrated touch screen and amplifier June 22, 2020

Rose is a fairly new Korean HiFi brand. Its major goal is to improve dematerialized audio systems. The brand offers recent products, not more than...

Primare I15 Prisma: the best streaming amplifier on the market? June 3, 2020

Primare’s integrated network amplifier is decked out to the brim and includes numerous functions within a reduced format and exhaustive...

Andover Audio PM-50: A Refined Open Back Planar Magnetic Headphone April 28, 2020

The magic happened about halfway through Amon Tobin’s 2019 album Fear in a Handful of Dust. The beautifully damaged, burnt red and blue synth...

Cabasse the Pearl Akoya: testing a Qobuz Hi-Res-compatible connected high-fidelity mini-speaker April 3, 2020

The iconic French speaker manufacturer took a dive into high-end wireless models in 2018 with the Pearl, first of its name, a large speaker which...

Audiolab 6000N Play: testing a very accessible Hi-Fi network audio streamer March 30, 2020

For around forty years, English manufacturer Audiolab have offered electronic Hi-Fi devices that are simple in functionality but renowned for...

Naim Audio: introducing their range of streamers and a tutorial of how to use the Naim app March 5, 2020

Naim has been a major player in the Hi-Fi world for more than 45 years and has always been positioned at the forefront of audio innovation. Naim...

Apple AirPods Pro: testing today's hottest Bluetooth earphones March 2, 2020

Wireless Bluetooth earphones have spread quickly thanks to the comfort the offer. You just pop them in your ears and forget about them. Apple...

FiiO M11: bench test of a mid-range audio player February 16, 2020

Discover the Fiio mid-range digital audio player thank to the Qobuz bench test, carried out by our team of sound experts. Enjoy Hi-Res quality...

NAD System Review and Giveaway January 15, 2020

In partnership with Bluesound, NAD, and PSB, Qobuz USA is excited to announce a Hi-Fi giveaway valued at over $4,000! You have the chance to...

The Henry Audio USB DAC 128 Mk 3, An Open-source DAC for DIY Audiophiles January 8, 2020

Here at Qobuz, we like simplicity and transparency. Want to know the exact bit depth and sample rate of the file you’re streaming? Eager to...