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Price: AU$6795

Website: www.432evo.com

Tom said: The 432Hz tuning feature wouldn’t be worth much on its own if the 432EVO High-end Music Server didn’t sound good.

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The gist: Appears you can “tune” this music server.

Price: $350

Website: aiaiai.audio

Brent said: I absolutely love the modular concept of the TMA-2 HD Wireless headphones -- it’s well thought-out, gives the listener lots of options, and solves the largely ignored problem that headphones get broken often.

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The gist: You can listen to these for hours on end.

Price: $500

Website: www.andoveraudio.com

Brent said: I found them just really pleasant to use overall, especially with the rounded pads, which gave them a more relaxed sound that dudes in late middle age, like me, tend to prefer.

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The gist: Earpad options can alter the sound to your liking.

Price: $3999

Website: www.anthemav.com

Diego said: What Anthem has created is extraordinary for the price -- a full-featured, transparent-sounding preamplifier-DAC with all the analog and digital inputs and outputs most users could ever need (save for HDMI and a headphone jack), and exceptional input-assignment flexibility.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Anthem Room Correction is the cherry on top.

Prices: $3800/1m pair (interconnects), $3300/1m pair (speaker cables), $4750/1.75m (power cord)

Website: www.audience-av.com

Garrett said: The frontRows made everything I listened to gain gleam and glory.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Replaces Garrett’s older Audience cables as his reference.

Price: AU$34,995

Website: www.audioresearch.com

Edgar said: For music lovers who are chasing the purity, engagement and pleasure of music without artefact the 160S presents a solid proposition.

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The gist: Switchable Ultra-Linear and Triode modes offer two sound signatures to choose from.

Price: $799

Website: www.audio-technica.com

Thom said: It provides easy setup, stable performance, and a sweet sound -- a combination hard to beat.

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The gist: Another high-value turntable from Audio-Technica.

Prices: $1820 USD per 6’ pair and $960 per 1m pair, XLR; $570 per 1m pair, RCA, respectively

Website: www.claruscable.com

Roger said: For those looking for reference-quality cables that look as good as they sound, I highly recommend the Clarus Aqua Mark II speaker cables and interconnects.

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The gist: Fit’n’finish is as good as the sound.

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