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Hi-Fi+ Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From £1.25 per issue Hi-Fi+ is Europe’s premier English-language high-end audio magazine. Whether it’s the latest in digital audio technology or the best turntable you’ve ever heard, Hi-Fi+ magazine is the ultimate audiophile authority.

Our goal is clear; to seek out the finest audio components money can buy. Music is the soundtrack to all our lives and we think that the better that soundtrack, sounds the more enriched our lives can be. A good audio system can open up new avenues of music that might surprise you. We don’t differentiate; it could be a classic valve amplifier or a state-of-the-art music server – if it sounds good, we want to know and we want to tell you about it. The difference between good sound and great sound lies in the details… and we are obsessive about detail.

We aren’t constrained by measurement or bogged down in stuffy old paradigms. We are relevant and a little bit irreverent. Hi-Fi+ features some of the best writers in the business, all passionate about making music sound as good as it possibly can. We seek out the finest audio components – and the latest and greatest music – and aren’t afraid of finding the best, whatever the cost.

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COMMENT
4 INCOMING! Your views on all things audio 8 CANJAM AT RMAF 2016 More from the friendly show in Denver 99 MEET YOUR DEALER Robbie Trim of Audio Oasis 102 MEET YOUR MAKER
Westone Laboratories

EQUIPMENT+
14 NOBLE AUDIO KATANA
universal and custom-fit in-ear monitors 20 HiFiMAN HE1000 v2/Edition X v2 planar magnetic headphones 26 iFi AUDIO PRO iCAN balanced, hybrid valve/solid state headphone amp/preamp 35 ARCAM rHEAD headphone amplifier 41 COPLAND DAC215
headphone amplifier/preamp/DAC 47 QUESTYLE CMA60a0i headphone amplifier/preamp/DAC 53 MUSIC FIRST AUDIO CLASSIC HEADPHONE PREAMPLIFIER
headphone amplifier/preamp 59 BASE AUDIO REFLEX G7 open-backed headphones 66 AKG N90Q
closed-back, DSP noise-cancelling headphones with DAC 73 BEL CANTO DAC 2.7/REF600M DAC/preamp, and mono power amplifiers 79 GOLD NOTE GIGLIO/B-5.1/DONATELLO RED
turntable, arm, and MC cartridge 85 Magnepan Magneplanar .7 quasi-ribbon loudspeakers 93 NORDOST SORT KONE, FÜT, LIFT
support system components

MUSIC
109 CONTEMPORARY AND AUDIOPHILE MUSIC

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Hi-Fi+ is Europe’s premier English-language high-end audio magazine. Whether it’s the latest in digital audio technology or the best turntable you’ve ever heard, Hi-Fi+ magazine is the ultimate audiophile authority.

Our goal is clear; to seek out the finest audio components money can buy. Music is the soundtrack to all our lives and we think that the better that soundtrack, sounds the more enriched our lives can be. A good audio system can open up new avenues of music that might surprise you. We don’t differentiate; it could be a classic valve amplifier or a state-of-the-art music server – if it sounds good, we want to know and we want to tell you about it. The difference between good sound and great sound lies in the details… and we are obsessive about detail.

We aren’t constrained by measurement or bogged down in stuffy old paradigms. We are relevant and a little bit irreverent. Hi-Fi+ features some of the best writers in the business, all passionate about making music sound as good as it possibly can. We seek out the finest audio components – and the latest and greatest music – and aren’t afraid of finding the best, whatever the cost.
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Hi-Fi+

Well, over the (many) years as an Audiophile, I have read (many) Audiophile magazines...My first impressions of Hi-Fi+ came from reading a printed issue (unfortunately, landed to someone who should have sent it back to me but didn't), but that issue whetted my appetite, so I paid for the digital edition. Great reviews, of important products, well-written....very satisfied. Will re-activate my subscription when it expires (in two month's time). Thanks a lot! Reviewed 17 January 2021
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Hi-Fi+

Excellent magazine, well written articles, technically accurate, informative and entertaining. Reviewed 17 January 2021
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Hi-Fi+

Love the magazine for its well written reviews of equipment and music. Reviewed 28 September 2020
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Hi-Fi+

always excellent Reviewed 02 September 2020
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Hi-Fi+

For me, HiFi + is the benchmark magazine for UK AND international high-fidelity.

A must-see magazine.
Reviewed 15 August 2020