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Sony NW-A306

It’s not perfect, but this affordable Sony Walkman player delivers a mature, even-handed performance at an attractive price Pros + Clear, detailed, composed sound + Pocketable size + Excellent hi-res audio support + Wi-fi and Bluetooth supported Cons – Android OS is cumbersome and space-hogging – Interface can be clunky – Internal music storage space… Read more

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Astell & Kern A&norma SR35

All you could ever expect or want from a portable music player at this level Pros + New benchmark sound quality + Well-equipped functionality + Smart, compact design Cons – Battery life could be better – Price no longer very ‘entry level’ Why you can trust What Hi-Fi? Our expert team reviews products in dedicated… Read more

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Google Pixel 8: release date news, price, features and spec leaks

Home Advice Tablets & Smartphones (Image credit: OnLeaks / MySmartPrice) Google hasn’t lifted the lid on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro quite yet, as we look towards October for the likely launch of the upcoming Android device. However, Google’s reputation for phone leaks has been prolific, and the Pixel 8 is no exception,… Read more

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iFi’s new iCan Phantom has a clever feature for electrostatic headphones fans, and I love it

Home News Hi-Fi (Image credit: What Hi-Fi?) You might know iFi Audio better as a digital audio specialist that offers a multitude of DACs in various form factors and very affordable prices (Zen DAC V2, Go Link, Uno and hip-DAC 2 are just some examples). But it now has a brand new high-end offering which… Read more

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I had a first listen to the resurrected Musical Fidelity A1 integrated amplifier

Home News Hi-Fi (Image credit: What Hi-Fi?) I am standing at the back of Musical Fidelity’s packed demo room at this year’s High End Munich show and there is palpable excitement in the air. The brand’s owner, Heinz Lichtenegger (of Pro-Ject turntable fame), is about to tell us all about the company’s latest integrated amplifier,… Read more

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Nagra brings high-end Swiss engineering to its €18k ‘entry-level’ Classic DAC sequel

Home News Hi-Fi (Image credit: What Hi-Fi?) Swiss brand Nagra may be best known for its analogue recording equipment and foundations based in the film and broadcast industries, but over recent years it has made great strides in high-end domestic digital equipment. The original Classic DAC was an excellent example, delivering a combination of finesse,… Read more

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Musical Fidelity unveils two new loudspeakers based on the BBC’s original designs

Home News Hi-Fi (Image credit: Musical Fidelity) As part of the recent retro-revival trend sweeping the world of hi-fi, Musical Fidelity has announced the release of two new speakers modelled on classic BBC original specs. The new Musical Fidelity LS3/5A is a two-way standmount loudspeaker built according to a BBC R&D design from 1976, while… Read more

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Chord Company’s new SignatureX interconnect promises “the best performance in 25 years” – but it’ll cost you

Home News Accessories (Image credit: Chord Company) British audio specialist Chord Company has announced an upgrade to its long-running, high-performance and very high-end Signature cable range. The new SignatureX Tuned ARAY boasts upgraded materials, specifications and construction for what Chord Company boasts will be “the best Signature analogue interconnect in the range’s 25-year history”.  … Read more

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NAD takes it to Naim with multi-skilled Masters M66 streaming DAC/preamp

Home News (Image credit: NAD) NAD has unveiled its latest flagship streaming DAC/preamplifier ahead of its High End Munich show debut later this week. The Masters M66 is, in the Canadian company’s words, a “no-compromise component” that combines ESS Technology’s flagship DAC chip, the BluOS multi-room streaming platform and Dirac room correction processing in one… Read more

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Goldring’s new E4 moving magnet cartridge could be the performance update your turntable needs

Home News Hi-Fi (Image credit: Goldring) Goldring E4 isn’t just a new moving magnet cartridge; it’s the brand new flagship cartridge of the renowned audio company’s entry-level E series, which includes the brilliant, five-star Goldring E3 cartridge.  The E4 slots in above the E3 (which currently holds a What Hi-Fi? Award for best cartridge under… Read more

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Aston Villa vs Tottenham live stream and how to watch the Premier League clash for free online and on TV, team news

Home Advice Streaming (Image credit: ottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) Aston Villa vs Tottenham live stream Aston Villa vs Tottenham is available to watch on USA Network via FuboTV (7-day free trial) and Sling in the US. The Premier League clash will also stream on FuboTV in Canada, and Optus Sport in… Read more

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Adding a pair of AirPods to my AV setup has transformed my late-night movie sessions

Home Features Home cinema (Image credit: Future) Let’s say that after years of saving up, you’ve managed to put together an AV system that makes watching movies at home almost as good as watching them in the cinema. Better than the cinema if you don’t like watching films with hundreds of smelly, noisy strangers. You… Read more

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The 97-inch Beovision Harmony OLED TV looks swish – but an alarm bell’s ringing in my head

Home Features TVs (Image credit: Bang and Olufsen) This week I had the rare privilege of getting an email land in my inbox that genuinely sparked excitement and an immediate message to the team exclaiming: “Have you seen this!?” Specifically, I got the press release announcing “Bang & Olufsen scales up the cinematic experience with… Read more

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How McIntosh and Sonus Faber deliver high-end hi-fi on a €10 million super yacht

Home Features Hi-Fi (Image credit: Future) Out of the 20-plus years of reviewing experience I have under my belt, I can safely say that around 97 per cent of it has happened on land, either locked in one of our test rooms, or wandering local streets and jumping on and off public transport while testing… Read more

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Astell & Kern’s premium A&futura SE300 hi-res player will make its debut at High End Munich 2023

Home News Hi-Fi (Image credit: Astell & Kern) Astell & Kern has announced a new A&futura SE300 portable music player, as well as the Aura wired in-ear headphones. Astell & Kern has made a name for itself with its high-fidelity portable music players, with the A&norma SR25 MKII and A&future SE180 both claiming 2022 What… Read more

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