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Audio and Hi-Fi

All the audio and hi-fi articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews at Higher Hz.

The best subwoofers for home theater and music listening in 2024

Inevitably, every music and movie enthusiast gets to the point when a subwoofer is necessary to create the perfect audio experience.

Whether you want to create an immersive sound while watching movies or feel the need for absolute sonic accuracy in your listening room, a subwoofer is a must-have if you want to take your audio system to the next level.

Sonus Faber Lumina III review: Impeccable sound and timeless craftsmanship

Last month, I had the chance to test out a listening room of a Sonus Faber aficionado for the first time. Being born and raised not far from Arcugnano, Italy, where the company started in the 80s, I’ve always been proud of this little gem of design and audio fidelity that’s a household name in the audiophile world.

The 3D sound technology transforming live concerts

There are various factors and sectors pushing spatial audio technology relentlessly forward, but whether you’re a gamer, a cinephile, or a music enthusiast, you’ll probably know this technology is here to stay and is drastically changing the game of sonic perception.

The 3 best phono preamps for your turntable in 2024

Getting a phono preamp is a necessary step in the life of every music enthusiast; sooner or later, you’ll feel the need to an extra layer of depth to your listening sessions, and upgrading the phone preamp of your hi-fi system is generally the way to go if you want to achieve great results at a reasonable price.

Sony SS-CS3 review: A bargain (with some caveats) for new audiophiles

If you’re familiar with my reviews, you probably know I’m an admirer of the SS-CS3’s little brother, the CS5 bookshelf speaker; they’re a bargain and sound magnificent! So, does the bigger brother live up to the expectations?

While the short answer is no, the Sony SS-CS3 is still a good and extremely affordable tower speaker that deserves to be taken into account by first-time audiophiles and listeners on a budget.