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REVIEW: Hunters, Season 1 - Brilliant series with a hint of bitter taste.Written by Karl Erik Sylthe
Amazon has made a remarkable fiction series about Nazi hunters in New York with Al Pacino in the main role. The series is brilliant and innovative. And a bit problematic.
REVIEW: Huawei FreeBuds 3 infiltrate in iOS territoryWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
Freebuds 3 is Huawei's latest creation of fully wireless earbuds. It has been able to measure forces in the enemy ecosystem.
Apple`s Airpods are a very popular product, in fact so sought after that if Apple had separated out Airpods as its own company, rumors tell it would have been the world's approx. 350 largest company. It is no wonder then that there are eventually some imitations around - some that are direct copies, while others are more obviously inspired. Huawei's FreeBuds 3 belong to the latter category, and we have looked into whether they are struggling to match the original or whether it is actually more like Jimi Hendrix's version of All Along The Watchtower , a version that many among us believe far surpasses Bob Dylan's original.
And as a true torture test, Freebuds 3 is allowed to run among arch enemies in an iOS ecosystem, along with the Apple iPhone 11 and Apple Watch 4. This is an arena where a variant of Airpods very easily could walk in on autopilot as a kind of default value, at least if completely wireless pods on a rod ise on the shopping list.
Gigantic update of our list of amplifiers with HT BypassWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
What is the impact of the bass? - Stig Arne's audiophile diary January 2020Written by Stig Arne Skilbrei
TEST: Vera Audio P400 / 1000 - A Norwegian Dark Horse gets on the trackWritten by Arve Åheim
With extremely heavy-duty loudspeakers, I sometimes wonder if I have painted myself into a corner. When it takes around 70 watts to reach the 96 dB limit in listening position, it is not easy to obtain amplifiers that can be sent as normal surface mail. So my reference amplifier has not been challenged for some years. That has suddenly come to an end...
REVIEW: New Linn App for iOS on a test driveWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
HARMAN at HighEnd 2019 in Munich - News from Mark Levinson, Lexicon, Arcam and JBLWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
HARMAN did not have a very magnificent stand at the main fair. But That means nothinng, when they really had something formidable in hand ...
REVIEW: NCH 700 - Bose challenge BoseWritten by Arve Åheim
REVIEW: TEAC TN-4D - Elegance with soft and plesant soundWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
AlsyVox BOTTICELLI - a brief and hectic meeting at PM AudioWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
AlsyVox is a new and exciting addition to the Scandinavian speaker flora. And it was this loudspeaker that urged me taking a break from family and zoo this summer day towards the end of the holiday.
REVIEW: Arendal Sound 1723 Bookshelf S THX Ultra - The Little GiantWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
REVIEW: Denon AH-GC30 - All-rounder with ambitions for overall victoryWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
Where do the music end and the listening begin?Miriam Hlavaty
Our perception of reality is a highly individual matter: every day our mind is occupied by trying to create coherence between an unimaginable number of fragments brought to us through our different senses. It is a bit like a game: you're given certain pieces but how you combine them is up to you.
REVIEW: Naim Mu-so Qb - the seductive speakerWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
REVIEW: Onkyo CP-1050 - turntable with a personal styleWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
Rega Brio-R - second opinion from Karl ErikWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
The Art of Freedom - a tribute to BoulezMiriam Hlavaty
Last Tuesday, the 5 of January the great composer, conductor and pianist Pierre Boulez passed into eternity. As a lifetime- explorer of new musical dimensions he has, for me, been a great source of inspiration. The following is an imagined meeting which I personally would have loved to witness and a small tribute to the great and timeless minds of three immaculate artists who, in my view, share the common feature of fearless exploration into Art: Pierre Boulez, Pablo Picasso and Johann Sebastian Bach.
REVIEW: Sonos Play: 5 - the kid that wanted to be one of the guysWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
Linn Klimax Exakt - a brief rendezvous in SeptemberWritten by Karl Erik Sylthe
Linn's new Exakt concept has received a lot of attention in HiFi circles. We had a short stop at Kontrapunkt a day early in September on our way to the IFA in Berlin, and got a rendezvous with the absolute top level of Exakt, Linn Klimax Exakt.
REVIEW: Apogee Groove - portable DAC / Headphone Amplifier
Written by Karl Erik and Ole-Petter
Apogee has launched a new USB DAC and headphone amplifier, and we've tested it. And this time we are two that have listened to the product. Both Ole - Petter and Karl Erik had this ultracompact and unconventional USB - DAC on the testbench, and below you may read our opionin.