The Austrian Audio Hi-X15 are proof you don’t have to spend big money on headphones to unlock premium sound.
Austrian Audio may not be the most exciting name, but these talented on-ear headphones from the new brand set high standards at this level.
Austrian Audio's Hi-X65 over-ears are open-back versions of the closed-back Hi-X55, which we called "a top pair of analytical, professional headphones".
UPDATED Cambridge Audio opted for a ground-up rebuild for its CXA81 amp – and has created a thing of lasting beauty.
Cambridge Audio’s midrange amplifier sounds superb and has a comprehensive feature list – but there's a hefty price rise too.
The goal of the N25 seems to be to stream from absolutely everywhere and then render the playback at the best possible quality. It’s a little overwhelming, but it works.
AudioQuest’s portable DragonFly DAC, the Cobalt, justifies its hefty price tag with an accomplished performance.
The addition of Chromecast to Cambridge Audio’s updated CXN makes an already great streamer even better.
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Despite their low price tag, these Polk Audio bookshelf speakers offer incredible clarity in the mid-range and treble, with punchy bass and aesthetic grace.
It has lost its cute leather handle, but Audio Pro’s updated C10 benefits from plenty of multi-room and sonic improvements.