April 9, 2017 // by // 0 Comments

3 Ways that AudioFlea has Revamped the Online Marketplace

AudioFlea on Mobile and Desktop

Sometimes, things change. You know, the good ol’ “Out with the old, in with the new.” Sometimes, changes are good. Other times they are… not so good. This time, it’s good. The online marketplace is in an interesting “place.” There are the behemoths like the Ebays and the Amazons of the world. The problem with these sites is that they try and be something to everyone. You want an antique victorian dress? Ok, that looks lovely. However, the shopper is […]

February 18, 2017 // by // 0 Comments

CanJam NYC 2017 – AudioFlea Show Report

The news is in: CanJam 2017 was super cool. This was my first CanJam, and I had no idea what to expect. Whatever my expectations were, they were blown away with what I encountered. And what exactly did I encounter? First things first, I learned just how fast the headphone space is growing. Rewind a few years back, and for nice headphones we had Sennheiser, Grado, and a couple of other niche players. Now, the headphone world is filled with electricity, […]

January 31, 2017 // by // 0 Comments

Devialet 200 Review

Intro The Devialet LE-200 is a component that can either be your entire stereo (minus the speakers), or it can be any combination of components you happen to need. The Devialet is a power amp, it’s a preamp, it’s a digital processer, it’s a DAC, and it’s a phono stage. Oh, and also a network streamer. And it looks good and you can mount it on the wall. And last but not least, each piece of chain sounds really, really […]

January 24, 2017 // by // 0 Comments

Kii Three Speakers – Interview with Bill Parish of GTT Audio (Video)

AudioFlea interviews Bill Parish of GTT Audio at Axpona 2016 and chats about the awe-inspiring Kii Three Speakers.

January 11, 2017 // by // 0 Comments

Vinyl Weight – What is the big deal?

When you are out shopping for vinyl records you are undoubtedly going to run into messages such as “WOW EXTRA VIRGIN 200G VINYL,” “Special 180G Edition!,” any many similar claims. Is this olive oil we are talking about? What are these weights and why do they matter? And of course the most important question: “Which one sounds best???” Well, let’s start in the beginning. Back in the day, if you recall, there were what we call “records.” No one talked about […]

January 6, 2017 // by // 0 Comments

Computer Audio 101: What You Need to Get Started

Computer audio, done right, makes your entire music library accessible all throughout your house. It turns your tablet and smartphone into a sophisticated remote. It lets you compile all of your ripped CDs and  downloaded files in a central place. It lets you copy your music to your smartphone or portable music player and take it with you on the go. All of this magic, however, comes at a price. To make your computer-audio setup sound as good as an […]

December 21, 2016 // by // 0 Comments

The Best Kind of Speaker Cable Connectors

Audio cables are one of the most controversial topics in hifi. After all, how much difference is that $5,000 set of speaker cables going to really make? Well, that’s a topic for another post (or a heated debate on the forums). For today, let’s start with the basics and focus on the common types of connectors you are likely to see. Bare wire. Another term for “bare wire” connectors is “unterminated,” meaning no connectors have specifically been attached. Bare wire […]

December 7, 2016 // by // 0 Comments

Down and Dirty – Gift Guide for your Audio Enthusiast

This holiday season, don’t get bogged down with the overwhelming amount of audio products out there on the market these days. If you have a music lover in your life, here’s your go to list of what to buy them this holiday! Under $100 Mobile Fidelity LP#9 Stylus Cleaner – $24.99 Hifi News Test LP Producer’s cut – $39.99 AudioQuestion DragonFly Black USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier – $98.75 Vinyl is back, and it’s better than ever. The first two items here […]

November 29, 2016 // by // 0 Comments

Hear the Difference: Emerald Physics 4.8 Speakers

One of the of the first rooms that Carolyn and I stepped into last year at Axpona 2016 was Underwood Hifi. Boy, am I glad that we did, because not only did we see and hear some completely amazing and innovative speakers, we were also greeted by two of the most friendly and welcoming personalities in hifi: Walter Liederman (aka Underwood Wally) and Mark Shifter. Their knowledge and experience in this industry also know no bounds. Being an engineer (hey there, WPI engineering […]

November 15, 2016 // by // 0 Comments

Top 4 Sites to Download Hi-Res Digital Music

If you are new to the HiFi digital music scene, or have been around a while, having a source to find your music is key. There is no shortage of great sites out there where you can download amazing-sounding, audiophile-quality masterings of your favorite albums in high-resolution digital files. Listed below are our current top 4 sites to find HiFi digital music. Have a favorite of your own? Comment below and share the wealth! 1) HDTracks The original high-resolution digital music download […]