By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Latest News

Tesco to start stocking vinyl

NEWS: Tesco to start stocking vinyl

The supermarket will once again be selling the black stuff from the end of this week

It's show time!

NEWS: It's show time!

Save the date: The Hi-Fi Show Live 2015 comes to the Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor on Saturday 24th a...

Andrea Bocelli unveils new Cinema album

NEWS: Andrea Bocelli unveils new Cinema album

Music news: A celebration of Bocelli's best songs featured in movies

Details announced of John Grant's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

NEWS: Details announced of John Grant's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Music news: Grant's third album is worth hunting down

Musical Fidelity MX-DAC

NEWS: Musical Fidelity MX-DAC

Reviews: Check out this impressive reasonably priced DAC

Pro-Ject Essential II Digital

NEWS: Pro-Ject Essential II Digital

Reviews: Meet the plug 'n' play turntable with a built-in phono stage

Monitor Audio Gold 200

NEWS: Monitor Audio Gold 200

Reviews: The floorstander that makes great music thanks to clever use of materials

DALI unveils new wireless AX-Series speakers

NEWS: DALI unveils new wireless AX-Series speakers

Audiofile: Bluetooth AX ZENSOR range brings the noise

Bixiga 70 unveil new album

NEWS: Bixiga 70 unveil new album

Music news: The 10-piece African and South American fusion band to release III

Just One Look: The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt goes on sale today

NEWS: Just One Look: The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt goes on sale today

Music news: Singer of the classic You're No Good releases greatest hits album

Pure Unveils Sanderson Collaboration

NEWS: Pure Unveils Sanderson Collaboration

Audiofile: Meet the Evoke Mio Sanderson digital radios

Our Generation Mod compilation goes on sale

NEWS: Our Generation Mod compilation goes on sale

Music News: Featuring The Who, Booker T and the MGs, The Jam and The Lambrettas among others

Christiano Ronaldo teams up with Monster to launch electronics brand

NEWS: Christiano Ronaldo teams up with Monster to launch electronics brand

Audiofile: ROC Live Life Loud brand unveils headphone range

Qobuz comes to Android

NEWS: Qobuz comes to Android

Audiofile: The popular music streaming service finally joins the ever-popular OS

Spendor A5R brings new life to music

NEWS: Spendor A5R brings new life to music

Audiofile: New 2.5-way compact floorstanding loudspeaker now available

B&W releases P5 Wireless Bluetooth headphone

NEWS: B&W releases P5 Wireless Bluetooth headphone

Audiofile: Bowers and Wilkins unveil first ever cable-free cans

More latest news

September 2015 issue on sale now!

Welcome to the September 2015 issue of Hi-Fi Choice - the essential guide to getting the best possible sound from your hi-fi, whether you're buying, tuning or tweaking...



Back in the April issue our Group Test looked at six of the most popular music streaming services, complete with blind listening to see which sounded the best to our hi-fi ears. Tidal was voted the unanimous winner by our panel of listeners for its impressive sound quality via its hi-fi subscription service costing £20 per month, and is still considered to be the closest-sounding service to CD. It remains our favourite music streaming service and has an impressive library, but our attention this month has been distracted by the arrival of Apple Music.

Okay it might be putting out streams at 256kbps, which is lower quality than Spotify’s Premium subscription service and unlikely to impress our listening panel with its audio quality, but it has a huge catalogue of more than 30-million tracks and has attracted support from artists making their content available on the long-awaited service for the very first time. It has one of the most attractive subscription packages out there for families, and is currently running a free, three-month trial. The downside is that it’s only available on iOS devices, although we’re told Android support should be coming soon.

Lee Dunkley (Editor, Hi-Fi Choice)      

To get involved write to us at: letters@hifichoice.co.uk

Click here to get your copy. 

DOWNLOADS

Hi-Fi Choice lab test reports - View additional in-depth Test Reports online to accompany our reviews in Hi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice magazines from January 2005 onwards. This service is free but we ask all our visitors to register their name and e-mail address before accessing this password-protected area of the site.

Access lab test reports

About Hi-Fi Choice

Hi-Fi Choice magazine has been at the forefront of audio equipment reviews and advice for 40 years. 

Our tagline, "passion for sound", reflects our desire to find the latest and greatest affordable audio products on the market today for the home and on the move...

Our philosophy is based around in-depth reviews by some of the UK's leading audio journalists. Central to this is our Blind-Listening Group Test where panels of industry members listen to products without any knowledge of the brand or model on test for truly impartial thoughts, backed up by comprehensive test and measurement.

www.hifichoice.co.uk carries many of our back reviews and helpful features, plus the latest news and information about the industry.

hifichoice.co.uk and Hi-Fi Choice magazine are brought to you by AVTech Media Ltd., the UK's newest specialist audio and video media publishing group.

We're always happy to hear from you, so feel free to get in touch!

Lee Dunkley, Editor

Simon Dunn, Advertising Sales

+44 (0)1689 869853 

Rhona Bolger,  
Group Adverstising Manager

 +44 (0) 1689 869891

For Subscription Enquiries:

UK - Tel: +44 (0) 1858 438798

USA - Tel: (001) 866 647 9191

REST OF WORLD -
Tel: +44 (0) 1689 869896 

Email News - Join our newsletter

Love Hi-Fi? Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers!

Support Our Partners
Melody
Townshend
Onix
Current Issue Playlist
Music Reviews - our favourite music on all formats.
Hear standout tracks from a selection of this month's albums.
 

Subscriptions

Subscribe to Hi-Fi Choice

Digital Back Issues