Audiophile's Guide to the Galaxy  
 

 

High-End Audio / Hi-Fi / Stereo
Magazines
 
(Blogs, English, Foreign English, Foreign Non-English, Defunct)

Audio Federation Dealership Magazine Music Guide Blog

 

Updated December 23, 2006

 

BLOGs
    Range of Equipment Reviews Music & Video Reviews Online Presence Print Home Theater DIY
HiFier

Explores the deep issues and joy of using ultra hi-fi stereo equipment in the pursuit of the ultimate listening experience.

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Sonic Flare

Primarily a heads-up with respect to new stereo equipment, shows, and reviews.
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Desirable Audio Boutique

This Singaporean? blog focuses on high-end audio and music
$$-$$$$$
 
 
 


 
Canadian AudioVideo

This blog focuses on plain talk about video and some audio
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ClariSonus™

This blog focuses on the nitty-gritty details of the technology of high-end audio.
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UltraLinear Audio Journal

Infrequently posted to Blog by ex-TAO journalist
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Iranian HiFi Blog

Popular Iranian blog (mostly Farsi)

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Audio Matters

Patrick Dillon's musings

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Audiophile Review

Steven Stone's often humorous blog

       
  Bay Area Audiophile Society Blog

News and events

         
Hi-Fi Avenue

Malaysian blog, mostly news and perspectives

         
HiFi Unlimited

Malaysian dealer's blog, mostly entertaining news and events

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Wizard High-end Audio Blog

Mostly links to and photos from other blogs and websites

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Music Angle

Stereophile's Mike Fremer's music review website

 
     
The Audiophiliac

Steve Guttenberg's blog on c|net

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Sean Olive's Audio Musings

Infrequent posts on the science of sound at Harmon

         
The Soundscape Blog

News, opinion, reviews

 

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The Vinyl Anachronist

Marc Phillips's blog

       
Vinyl Nirvana

Your Internet Resource for AR Turntables

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Audiophile Audition

Full featured blogazine

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The Audio Beat

Marc Michelson's Blogazine

 

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Mono & Stereo

Matej Isak's Blogazine

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INNER AUDIO

News stories from a European perspective

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The State of Sound

News stories, show reports, reviews from a French perspective

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U.S. High-end Audio Magazines

    Range of Equipment Reviews Music & Video Reviews Online Presence Print Home Theater DIY
               
Spintricity

(currently mothballed)

A new glossy website with magazine look and feel. Focus is the practice and enjoyment of high-end audio.

$-$$$$$
   
High End Audio Mattters

A High-end Audio News Channel covers all of the other 'modern' publications here

$$-$$$$$


   
Stereophile

A stalwart and the most widely read of the high-end audio print magazine genre. Website has breaking news and many equipment reviews from the print editions.

$$-$$$$


   
The Absolute Sound (TAS)

Perhaps the most respected print magazine by audiophiles. Website has reviews from the print editions for a $3 - $5 fee.

$$-$$$$$  

Positive Feedback Online

No longer in print - merged with Audio Musings Online. Positive Feedback online now  has many reviews and commentaries, updated almost continuously.

$-$$$$    
6Moons.com

New magazine with nice, lengthy reviews of equipment, music and shows.

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Enjoy the Music.com

One of the larger web-only magazines - the site has equipment and music reviews and conference trip reports.

$$-$$$$

     
Audio Federation presents HiFiing Magazine

Online magazine which is a index into the Hifier BLOG with in-depth converge of ultimate audio equipment applied to the pursuit of the ultimate music experiences.

$$$-$$$$$

   
Stereo Times

Online magazine with reviews of a broad range of audio equipment.

$$-$$$$  

   
Bound for Sound

This paper publication does not accept advertisement. All back issues are for sale.

$$-$$$    
Audiophile Audition

Lots of music and DVD concert and movie reviews. Somewhat more cheerful than some other sites.

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The Audiophile Voice

Paper-only glossy magazine with mostly short favorable equipment reviews.

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Tone Audio

Glossy PDF download-only magazine. Recently expanding to include more articles and content on website

$$-$$$$
     
Dagogo

Experienced reviewer's new e-magazine for high-end audio.

$$-$$$$
     
Audio Revolutiuon

Web-only magazine has lots of reviews of both high-end audio equipment and popular CDs and DVDs.

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Ultimate AV

The home theater print magazine companion to Stereophile.

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Perfect Vision

The home theater print magazine companion to The Absolute Sound. Not quite as 'absolutely' high-end but with the same fee for website reviews.

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Audio Xpress

Has a DIY (do it yourself) approach to hi and mid-fi. Formed from the merger of Glass Audio, Audio Electronics and Speaker Builder.

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Home Theater

Glossy print home theater magazine with some reviews reproduced online.

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High-end Audio

Arthur Salvatore's site, AUDIO CRITIQUE, and Recommended SUPREME COMPONENTS. Describes their journey along the road to audio nirvana - and their opinions about the mainstream attempts at same. Site has extensive LP reviews.

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The $ensible Sound Sensible Sound

Print only.

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Audio Perfectionist

This print journal contains the strong opinions of Richard Hardesty about equipment, other magazines and the state of the art in general.

$$-$$$$      
Cine!Now

Online magazine with a strong emphasis on low t mid-fi home theater with lots of video clips of equipment and shows

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Secrets Home Theater High Fidelity

Large online magazine with a strong emphasis on, and able to communicate some of the excitement of, home theater.

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IAR - International Audio/Video Review

Print and online magazine with very detailed, in-depth reviews.

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On Sound and Music

Laid-back online magazine with very little advertising containing reviews of equipment, music and video

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Audio Review.com

Not a magazine but has a massive number of equipment reviews which are reviewed by ordinary listeners (not professional reviewers).

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AudioWeb

Not a magazine but a large number number of equipment reviews collected from other online magazines or written by ordinary listeners.

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Stereo411.com

A online review reference center.

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HIFI ZINE HIFIZINE.com

Online quarterly magazine of equipment reviews and more

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      Range of Equipment Reviews Music & Video Reviews Online Presence Print Home Theater DIY
Lots of reviews of DVDs and also some home theater equipment. $$-$$$

 
 
Small magazine with home theater focus $-$$$

 
 
SoundStage! E-Mag Quite small magazine which comes as a downloadable PDF file only (5.5MB, about 1/2 hours with my 56k modem). Nice long music reviews. $$-$$$$
     
Very small magazine, mostly a couple of Wes Phillips articles. $$-$$$  
 
 
Very small magazine, mostly a couple of Ian G. Masters articles. ?-?  
 
 
  Topical and archived hi-end audio and some video show reports. $-$$$  
   
               
               

 

 

Foreign English-Speaking Language Magazines
    Range of Equipment Reviews Music & Video Reviews Online Presence Print Home Theater DIY
UHF Magazine

Canadian print magazine slowly moving online. Their online Audiophile Store has a number of those 'hard-to-find necessities' of an audiophiles life. Multiple reviewers are used to review each piece of equipment.

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Inner Ear Report

Canadian print publication that focuses on medium priced equipment. Very enamored of tubes and analog equipment.

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Audiophilia

The Canadian online journal 'for the serious audiophile'. Prefers Internet Explorer.

$$-$$$$$

     
Hi-Fi+

British magazine. Website has some equipment and many music reviews from the print edition. Favors equipment easily available in England.

$$-$$$

   
Ultimate Audio

A Canadian print magazine that reviews the highest of the high-end, very glossy and lots of analog. Website has pdf versions of some of the reviews. No longer in print.

$$$-$$$$$    

TNT-Audio
TNT-Audio

An Italian Hi-Fi advertising free internet magazine with large amounts of the content in English.

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HighEndNews.com

Finish website focuses on high fidelity audio equipment, news and reviews.

$$$-$$$$$
     
Audio Ideas Guide

Quarterly Canadian home theater and hifi magazine.

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What Hi-Fi?

British magazine. Mostly mid-fi and home theater equipment reviews. Best viewed using Internet Explorer (not Netscape Navigator 4.7).

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Hi-Fi Choice

British magazine with mostly mid-fi equipment reviews with little online presence.

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Nuance & Fluences

Turkish online magazine with a personal enthusiast touch. Arduman's website has his DIY projects, British show reports, music reviews, etc.... and his own radio program.

$$-$$$

   
Hi-Fi World

British print magazine with a buying guide-like approach. The website is split up and has a MP3 and DIY sites.

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Hi-Fi News and Record Report Hi-Fi News and Record Report

Print only. British magazine. Favors equipment that is easily available in England. Reviews are usually shallow (but occasionlly will have very in-depth reviews).

$$-$$$$      
AudioFile

Malaysian magazine with mostly how-to articles and equipment reviews.

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AudioVideo

South African print magazine with lots of content (but not all) on their website.

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Sofa
entertainment@home

Australian website focuses on inexpensive home theater equipment and advice.

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VideoHiFi.com

Italian website focuses on midrange audio equipment, news, editorials, show reports and reviews.

$-$$$      
Audio Enz

New Zealand website focuses on midrange audio equipment and music reviews.

$-$$$    

 

Foreign Non-English Language Magazines
    Range of Equipment Reviews Music & Video Reviews Online Presence Print Home Theater DIY
AUDIO LIFESTYLE (Blog) All Polish blog in a magazine style. $-$$          
All Japanese language site for Stereo Sound, HiVi, Audo Sound, Pro Sound,etc. Also comes in a print edition.          
All Norwegian.          
All Italian.            
All Italian.            
All Norwegian.            
All Swedish.            
All Danish magazine.          
All Norwegian.            
All German.        
All German.            
All German.          
All German.            
All Czech.          

All Polish. $$-$$$$  
   

All Danish. $-$$$$  
   
               

 

Defunct Magazines
    Range of Equipment Reviews Music & Video Reviews Online Presence Print Home Theater DIY
American Wired

New (2006) advertising-supported online magazine

$$-$$$
 
 
Primarily a print magazine, each piece of (not necessarily mainstream) equipment is reviewed by 3 or more writers. No longer in print - merged with Positive Feedback Online. $-$$$$      
Paper-only glossy magazine with mostly modestly priced equipment reviews.

"Art Dudley's witty guide-sized high end magazine LISTENER has ceased publication..."

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This print journal, published quarterly, focuses on the affordable hi-end. $$-$$$        
Mostly an index of online retailers and other links.        
 
Not a magazine but a list of links to magazines and discussion boards on the web.    

 
 
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