McIntosh Lab’s first-ever headphones come to UK – MHP1000

large headband MHP1000

McIntosh Laboratory has been making handcrafted high-end audio equipment since 1949. Their range, however, has never included any headphones. Until now. It may have taken them 65 years to release some headphones, but McIntosh Labs have finally introduced their MHP1000 cans to the UK – just in time for Christmas. Looking at the pictures and […]

Chord C-Line interconnect review

fisual and chord c-line

I have been fortunate enough to be sent a sample of Chord’s new C-Line interconnect cable. Even though it’s slotted in to their entry level range, the asking price might still put some people off. But, is the cost worth it? I realise that the subject of expensive cables in Hi-Fis can divide a room […]

TEAC TN-300 – the turntable for analogue and digital worlds

TEAC TN-300 red

TEAC has just announced the unveiling of its all new TN-300 hi-fi turntable. This all-in-one vinyl spinner comes with a built-in phono stage and has been designed for “both analogue and digital worlds”. I for one have refused to give up my mostly black plastic discs even though I own Mini-Discs, Cassettes, CDs, Flexi-discs, etc. […]

Arcam irDAC review

arcam irdac review

DACs, or Digital Analogue Convertors, are really coming in to their own now with more-and-more audiophiles and music lovers acknowledging that their digital libraries can, and should, sound just as good as their beloved vinyl. Brit Hi-Fi stalwart, Arcam, have kindly loaned me one of their irDAC units to see how it performs. Currently I […]

Noble Audio K10 universal IEM packs 10 drivers in your ear

noble K10 iem

Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor specialist, has launched a universal-fit version of its flagship 10-driver in-ear monitor (IEM). The new K10 follows the success of the range-topping custom-fit model and is now available as a handcrafted IEM in Noble’s signature universal form factor. These stunningly beautiful new in-ear monitors from Noble Audio […]

Arcam Muso speakers review

Arcam Muso

The Arcam Muso speakers have been out for a while but now that they’re in the ‘affordable’ bracket I thought it was worth taking these small bookshelf speakers for a spin. The Arcam Muso are designed to work more as satellite speakers than stand-alone main tune chuckers but, as they are from Arcam, I thought […]