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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...

The Cyrus ONE HD: A UK Amplifier Highlight Now Available in the US August 8, 2019

A serious choice for audiophiles who want to combine convenience with high quality sound.

Real Cable iPlug-BTR: Qobuzism for this small aptX Bluetooth receiver delivering very good sound performances! August 28, 2018

Despite having been on the market for quite a while now, this small Real Cable Bluetooth aptX iPlug-BTR receiver was completely unknown to us....

Modenaudio Lympha IT-HA-1: choose the finish of this great-sounding headphone amplifier awarded with a Qobuzism! August 17, 2018

Headsets dedicated to listening are riding high, and consequently the amplifiers dedicated to them are also on a roll, leading to the emergence of...

Onkyo VC-PX30: a small active speaker compatible with DTS Play-Fi—which integrates Qobuz in Hi-Res—and offering honorable sound performances! June 25, 2018

It can be said that digital music started a true golden age for small speakers that adopted wireless connections, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ones...

iFi Audio xDSD: Qobuzism for this DAC whose sound performances seemed to us even better than those, already excellent, of its predecessors! June 19, 2018

Latest of the nomadic DACs from the British manufacturer iFi Audio, the xDSD is quite different from its predecessors, and is indeed much more...