1. 24 Products of the Year – the best of the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2014

    24 Products of the Year – the best of the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2014

    The ultimate Christmas wish list? It might just be. These are the Product of the Year winners from each of the 24 product categories at the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2014.

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014, 03:07pm
  2. A brief history of the portable music player

    A brief history of the portable music player

    With the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2014 now tantalisingly close, we continue the build-up to our annual celebration of all that's great in hi-fi and home cinema with a look back at how we've listened to music – and watched our videos – on the move since 1983.

    Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 03:00pm
  3. Astell & Kern introduces AK240 Blue Note 75 Limited Edition

    Astell & Kern introduces AK240 Blue Note 75 Limited Edition

    In celebration of the fact that it's 75 years since the Blue Note Records jazz label was founded, Astell & Kern has revealed that it will be producing 1000 Limited Edition AK240 high-resolution music players.

    Wed, 08 Oct 2014, 09:08am
  4. UK government legalises CD, DVD and Blu-ray copying for personal use

    UK government legalises CD, DVD and Blu-ray copying for personal use

    It's taken enough time to come about, but the UK government has finally confirmed that you can now make copies of your CD, DVD and Blu-ray collection for "private purposes" – including format shifting and backup.

    Thu, 02 Oct 2014, 11:37am
  5. Astell & Kern players get NAS streaming and Qobuz downloads

    Astell & Kern players get NAS streaming and Qobuz downloads

    A firmware update to the AK240 allows users to stream music - from MP3 to 24/192 - from a NAS device directly to the player, while all three current A&K players can now download music directly from Qobuz.

    Tue, 30 Sep 2014, 04:22pm
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  7. Qobuz app now available on Astell & Kern's high-resolution audio players

    Qobuz app now available on Astell & Kern's high-resolution audio players

    Qobuz has announced the launch of a new app for Astell & Kern's range of high-resolution audio players, which allows you to stream, browse and download music from the French service direct to the device using a wi-fi connection.

    Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 12:09pm
  8. R.I.P. iPod Classic: Apple quietly kills the iPod Classic

    R.I.P. iPod Classic: Apple quietly kills the iPod Classic

    Amongst the excitement of the new iPhones and Apple Watch, the iPod Classic has been removed from the Apple website and store, quietly ending nearly 13 years of Apple's specialist music device

    Tue, 09 Sep 2014, 08:56pm
  9. IFA 2014: Sony launches latest high-resolution music products

    IFA 2014: Sony launches latest high-resolution music products

    Sony has reaffirmed its commitment to high-resolution audio with the launch of a number of products, including "the world's smallest and lightest high-resolution audio digital music player" in the shape of the Walkman A15.

    Thu, 04 Sep 2014, 01:01pm
  10. Reading and Leeds 2014: Best headphones, wireless speakers, tablets

    Reading and Leeds 2014: Best headphones, wireless speakers, tablets

    From headphones you won't mind losing to phones with big batteries, here's our guide to the must-have kit for Reading and Leeds Festival 2014.

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014, 12:10pm
  11. Get a Slice of Pi for your HDTV

    Get a Slice of Pi for your HDTV

    A team of five developers who call themselves FiveNinjas has unveiled Slice – a new media player designed for your HDTV that runs on the Raspberry Pi module, features 1TB of built-in storage and can connect to external sources via USB.

    Fri, 15 Aug 2014, 03:17pm

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