Home | Audio Reviews | Audio Shows | Partner Mags | News  


Enjoy the Music.com
HiFi Media
April / May / June 2018
Editorial By Andrija Curkovic


HiFi Media Issue 105 April / May / June 2018


  In his New York column, which you can find and read in this issue of our magazine, our colleague Danko Šuvar has detailed the current state of the New York audiophile scene, as well as the worrying state of affairs in the cult Hi-Fi stores in the city. The situation has become worrying in the last couple of years and, taking in regard a weaker visit to a once cult global high end audio show - CES in Las Vegas. Today it is all but a desirable high end event. There are many reasons for such a sequence of events, but one of the key is that the manufacturers themselves have gone to the limit and decided to produce high-end elite products only for those who can afford it without a lot of thinking about the price. However, what is the meaning of this? How do they plan on attracting a new, younger generation of buyers, because, let's be realistic, the old audiophiles are going away slowly. It is not clear to me, but something needs to be changed, I am absolutely sure about it.

However, to brighten up the statistics, the capacity of this year's High End Show in Munich has again been sold out, for which we are particularly pleased because we are present there every year. The range of the exhibitor's offerings, the gravitation of a large number of countries and their closeness to the destination has made it very easy for this event to reach such a high organizational level and number of visitors, but the organizer's efforts and their encouragement for smaller manufacturers to exhibit at affordable prices products should also not be forgotten. It seems that this diversity and availability is the key to creating a new generation of younger audiophiles.


HiFi Media Issue 105 April / May / June 2018


And what would true audiophiles be if they didn't listen to various types of music that we are following daily in the editorial office, which is best seen in the music section of this release. From a jazz interview with Chic Freeman to David Byrne's music career and his recent concert in Zagreb at the INmusic Festival and reminders of the American EMO scene, up to the British post-punk institution of Mark E. Smith and ultimately a new country music talent in the form of Kacey Musgraves. It looks like everything's about difference.

Of course, in the new release we have tested very interesting Hi-Fi devices – the affordable ones as well as the less affordable, but certainly different. Find out what's in the content on the next page, and I'm going to relax a bit with one of my favorite CD by group QOTSA. Namely, they are also performing at the INmusic festival in June.

I wish you a pleasant reading,


--- Andrija Curkovic


HiFi Media

Click here to subscribe to HiFi Media














































































Quick Links

Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews


Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews


Enjoy the Music.TV


Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles

Show Reports
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
AXPONA 2020 Show Report
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Click here for previous shows.


Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty


Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information


Partner Print Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine


For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics


Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!




Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us


All contents copyright©  1995 - 2020  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com®
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.