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REVIEW: CHORD ELECTRONICS POLY MUSIC STREAMER / PLAYER

Poly is a portable music streamer/player that combines with Mojo to wirelessly stream from connected devices and playback from its Micro SD, all with smartphone control. We take a hands-on look along with the highly anticipated GoFigure app.

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REVIEW: ISOACOUSTICS OREA SERIES ISOLATORS

The arrival of IsoAcoustic’s OREA Series equipment isolators led reviewer Peter Familari on an investigation into vibrations and resonance, and a journey of discovery.

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REVIEW: DENON AH-D7200 OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

Denon headphones have been described by many as some of the finest over-ear dynamic headphones on the planet. Denon has now released a new flagship to sit at the top of the high-end range, the AH-D7200.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER IE800S IN-EAR HEADPHONES

Sennheiser has just unleashed a successor to award-winning IE800, this time bearing the company’s flagship “S” at the end of the model number. We take a closer look at these in-ear monitor headphones.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ADX5000 OPEN-BACK HEADPHONES

There is just something alluring about a flagship model in a product range. Maybe it’s the meticulous craftsmanship, the clever design, the bold technology claims, or the luxurious packaging. We take a closer look at the ATH-ADX5000 from Audio-technica.

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REVIEW: DENON AVR-X4400H 9.2 CHANNEL AV RECEIVER

On the outside, Denon's AVR-X4400H appears identical to its predecessor, the AVR-X4300H, which we reviewed in January 2017. We take a closer look at this year's release and the improvements made.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA PHONO CARTRIDGES

These days the current generation of younger audiophiles equate Audio-technica with its large spread of headphones. More seasoned audio flakes, however, celebrate the brand’s continuing research and development in phono cartridges.

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REVIEW: PIONEER PD-70AE SUPER AUDIO CD PLAYER

Don’t know about you, but I see Pioneer’s new PD-70AE SACD/CD player as a signal that this legacy brand is hurtling back into stereo.

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REVIEW: KRIX ESOTERIX ALTUM BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS

Krix stands out from the crowd as much by its longevity as by its design and manufacturing brilliance. Qualities that give Krix an unrivalled global footprint. The Esoterix Altum is a 2-way bookshelf with some innovative tech.

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REVIEW: REDGUM AUDIO RGi35ENR INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

If you are posing the question “Redgum Who?” be advised: Redgum is a quintessentially Australian audio brand. We take a closer look at the RGi35ENR amplifier which can trace its roots back to 1976. Read on ...

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: KING ARTHUR - LEGEND OF THE SWORD

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword focuses on Arthur’s story after the death of his mother and father (Eric Bana and Poppy Delavigne) and his eventual ascension to the throne.

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REVIEW: MARANTZ SA-14S1 SPECIAL EDITION SACD PLAYER

A jaunt around the SA-14S1 SE’s specs, features and build quality elicit one major keyword - formidable. Read on to hear just why the SA-14S1 SE SACD Player won't be leaving chateau Familari.

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REVIEW: BEYERDYNAMIC DT240 PRO OVER EAR HEADPHONES

Beyerdynamic has dedicated decades of research and testing into the professional headphone market. The DT240 PRO is the latest professional release but does it deliver for just $139?

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REVIEW: BOWERS & WILKINS PX NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES

Bowers & Wilkins' first noise-cancelling headphones tick a lot of boxes on paper, but how do its PX headphones that were designed by the very same engineers that worked on the brand's 800 Series D3 flagship speakers really sound? Read on.

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REVIEW: PIONEER SE-MONITOR 5 HEADPHONES

The flagship headphone market is getting bigger and bigger every single day, and I could not be happier as a result. In 2017, Pioneer released their new SE-Monitor 5 headphones which we take a closer look at here.

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MUSIC REVIEW: UMPHREY’S McGEE: it’s not us

Have you ever had a taste for a mix of latter-day post-rock, prog, with a touch of Zappa, by way of MAHAVISHNU but could not be bothered getting off the couch to change discs? Indiana band UMPHREY'S McGEE may be just the tonic you are looking for.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER AMBEO SMART HEADSET

The AMBEO Smart Headset is a brand-new product from Sennheiser produced in conjunction with audio company Apogee. 3D Binaural Audio recording is the process of capturing the world around you as you hear it.

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REVIEW: BENQ W1700 4K UHD HOME CINEMA PROJECTOR

BenQ's announcement of a sub-$3000 4K projector certainly got home cinema enthusiasts talking. BenQ then dropped a bomb by announcing that for launch and for a limited time it would be available for just $2,499.

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REVIEW: BENQ GS-1 PORTABLE PROJECTOR

All the indications point to a long, dry sweltering summer ahead of us. Which is why I got so interested in the new BenQ GS-1 portable projector that was attracting quite a crowd at this year’s Melbourne International Hi-Fi Show.

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REVIEW: NAD ELECTRONICS T 758 V3 AV RECEIVER

NAD's T 758 AV Receiver was first released in 2011. Now in it's third evolution, read on to see just how good it really is and why it's received StereoNET's Best In Class Award - Under $2500, for 2017.

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REVIEW: MCINTOSH MA8900 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

McIntosh’s new MA8900 integrated amplifier simply confirms the brand’s iconic status. Yes, I know, I know, it’s solid state. But trust me, it sounds so complete after an hour spent pleasurably in its company; you’ll want one.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (4K ULTRAHD)

The final film in the new Planet of the Apes trilogy is a fine one - but what did we think of the 4K UltraHD treatment? Kob Monney explains ...

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REVIEW: LUXMAN EQ-500 PHONO AMPLIFIER

Phono stages aren’t the most glamorous item in a hi-fi chain. But if you want to hear your cherished record player at its best, a good one is essential. We’ve heard few better than Luxman’s EQ-500, regardless of price.

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REVIEW: ULTIMATE WIRELESS NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES SHOOTOUT

We know you've all been wondering who takes home the prize for best wireless noise-cancelling headphones. The results are in - Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Bowers & Wilkins PX vs Sony WH-1000XM2

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MUSIC REVIEW: JEFF BECK - TRUTH (SACD, AUDIO FIDELITY 2017)

It is odd that when 'Truth' had its British release, it flopped miserably. It fared much better in the U.S. and found favour in Australia where it was virtually compulsory listening for the educated ear. We take a closer look at Audio Fidelity's 2017 rele

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