Portable Audio

Headphones and Earphones
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Speakers and Subwoofers
2-Channel Amps & Preamps
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CD Players & Universal Players

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AV Receivers
Blu-ray Players
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Latest Reviews

Roksan Audio K3 Integrated Amplifier Review

October 15th, 2018|

Roksan Audio Ltd. was founded over 30 years ago in London, England. The company’s name was derived from ‘Roxana’, the daughter of Persian King Darius, as opposed to “Roxanne”, the catchy song by The Police. I [...]

Monitor Audio Studio Loudspeaker Review

October 2nd, 2018|

Monitor Audio has consistently impressed me with the quality of their sound at the audio shows. Whether top tier or more modest gear, they have always achieved a high standard of performance that has honored the [...]

Gold Note P-1000 Solid State Preamplifier Review

August 14th, 2018|

As audio goes, line stages are a dodgy undertaking. In any 2-channel audio system, a preamp is the central connecting ‘hub’ between source components and amplifiers. The sound quality (or lack thereof) of any stereo system [...]

Adventures In Sound With The Totem Tribe Tower Speakers

July 26th, 2018|

Totem celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017 with a cosmic bang - the company introduced some phenomenal new speakers, demonstrated them at numerous trade shows and hosted a series of intimate events.  For the occasion, speaker [...]

JBL 4312 SE 70th Anniversary Monitor Speakers

July 20th, 2018|

Anyone who knows audio, knows JBL. The internet generation will tell you about JBL’s high quality computer and portable audio products. Hardcore audiophiles will speak of their JBL Synthesis wish lists, and old-timers will whisper the [...]

Product Review: Gold Note DS-1000 DAC and Music Streamer

July 10th, 2018|

Florence, Italy based Gold Note produces an impressive selection of hi-fi products ranging from turntables to electronics and loudspeakers.  The company is renowned for accurate sound reproduction and elegant Italian styling.  Gold Note is also known [...]

Product Review: Audio Sensibility Signature Speaker Cables

June 28th, 2018|

If you're looking for high-end audio cables that offer a great bang for your buck, then look no further than cables from Canadian manufacturer Audio Sensibility.  Our sister publication NOVO High-End just posted an amazing review [...]

Acoustic Solid Xtended-MPX Turntable Review

April 27th, 2018|

We live in an age where the price of entry to audiophile sound can choke a good-sized bull-moose. As wonderful as $500K level 2-channel systems can sound, none of it gets my adrenalin flowing. Why…? ‘Cause [...]

Mitchell & Johnson GL2 and MJ2 Headphone Reviews

January 8th, 2018|

When NOVO’s Editor-in-Chief asked if I was interested in reviewing Mitchell & Johnson’s hybrid electro-static GL2 and MJ2 stereo headphones, I assumed the question was rhetorical. I couldn’t think of any reason, or situation where I [...]