Enjoy the Music.com
Hi-Fi World Magazine
Hi-Fi World    May 2017

 

Hi-Fi World May 2017

    Hi-Fi World is an independently owned and run specialist hi-fi magazine, started by Noel Keywood, a highly respected technical journalist of thirty five years standing. Dedicated to equipment of all types, the emphasis is on 'affordable audiophile' kit which doesn't have to be expensive, but has to perform. Our readership is worldwide and diverse in nature, but all share a passion for music and the desire to hear it as enjoyably as possible. Run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, our commitment shows in everything from the rigorous technical measurements we undertake on almost every product reviewed to the weird and wonderful editorial mix. No product is too small or obscure; old and new, budget or high end, if it's great then Hi-Fi World will say so!

 

Regulars
4 Editorial: Great Reviews And Articles
Noel Keywood provides a great assessment of this month's edition of Hi-Fi World.
Editorial By Noel Keywood

 

7 News
Words from the world...

 

25 Competition 
Your chance to win a pair of epos k1 loudspeakers worth 499.

 

28 Mail
Nine pages of your views, wonderful as always...

 

38 Subscriptions
Ensure your copy every month and save money too!

 

Loudspeakers
11 KEF Reference 5 Loudspeaker
Jon Myles is impressed by KEF's flagship Reference 5 loudspeakers.

 

51 Yamaha NS-F330 Loudspeakers
A budget floorstander from Yamaha provides value for money, says Jon Myles.

 

Hi-Fi World May 2017

 

Digital
15 Fiio X5 MK3 Hi-Res Portable Player
Fiio's latest digital audio player is one of its best yet, proclaims Jon Myles.

 

19 Blue Raspberry Mobile USB Microphone
Martin pipe goes out and about with the blue raspberry portable USB microphone.

 

55 OPPO Sonica DAC/Network Player
OPPO enters the world of network audio with its new Sonica. Jon Myles likes what he hears.

 

Cables
49 Black Rhodium Breeze Cables
Derby-based black rhodium's latest loudspeaker cables provide a worthwhile upgrade, according to Jon Myles.

 

Features
41 Hi-Fi World Awards
A glittering evening as our 2016 award winners pick up their trophies.

 

45 Bristol Show Report
Noel Keywood brings you all the news from the 2017 sound and vision show in Bristol.

 

63 Audiojumble
Martin Pipe hunts out the bargains at the latest Audiojumble fair.

 

Vinyl
80 News 
All the latest and greatest vinyl releases for you, from the pen of Paul Rigby.

 

83 Elipson Omega 100 Turntable
Paul Rigby fires up French firm Elipson's new budget deck. 

 

87 Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Book 
Paul Rigby downloads a comprehensive popular music encyclopedia to his kindle.

 

90 Longdog Audio Quartz Mains Generator 
Noel Keywood tries out a dedicated mains power supply for his beloved Garrard 401 turntable.

 

Music And More
60 Audiophile CD
Paul Rigby rounds up the latest audiophile vinyl releases.

 

67, 69, 71, And 73 Opinion
The team get to grips with matters music, hi-fi and life!

 

74 World Classics
Brilliant designs that have stood the test of time...

 

94 Dial-A-Dealer
A comprehensive guide to UK hi-fi retailers.

 

95 Classifieds
Second-hand bargains.

 

96 Next Month
What we hope to bring you in the next sizzling issue...

 

97 Advertisers' index

 

98 Classic Cuts 
Paul Rigby looks back at Vangelis's early album earth. 

 

 

Subscribe!
Click here to subscribe to Hi-Fi World

Previous Issues

2017
January  February  March  April  May

2016
January  February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November   December

2015
January  February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December

2014
January  February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November   December

2013
January  February March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December

2012
January  February  March April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December

2011
January  February  March  April 
May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December

2010
January February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December

2009
August   September   October   November   December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc

Superior Audio Archives
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

Videos
Musician Series
Enjoy the Music.TV

Music Reviews
Classical Music
Jazz, Bluegrass, Blues, Etc.
Rock, Pop, Techno, Metal, Etc.

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Editorials By Steven R. Rochlin
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Audiolics Anonymous
Nearfield By Steven Stone
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Partner Magazines
The Absolute Sound
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
NOVO (CANADA HiFi)
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

Show Reports
High End Munich 2017 Show Report
AXPONA 2017 Show Report
CanJam SoCal 2017 Show Report
Montreal Audio Fest 2017 Show Report
CanJam NYC 2017 Report
CES 2017 Show Report & Videos
TAVES 2016 Toronto Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2016
CanJam 2016 Denver RMAF
Audio Engineering Society 141 LA
CanJam London 2016 Show Report
Hong Kong AV Show Report 2016
Capital Audiofest 2016
T.H.E. Show Newport 2016
Click here for previous shows.

Resources And Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions
High-End Audio Manufacture Links

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

Internet Browser
Audiophile Internet Browser V12

Mobile Phone Apps
Android Audiophile App

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty
300B Tube Comparison

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

Contests & Join Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

Our Social Media & Video Channel
     

 

 

     

Home  |  Sitemap  |  Industry News  |  Equipment / Music Reviews  |  Press Releases  |  About Us  |  Contact Us

 

All contents copyright  1995 - 2017  Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.