Hifi

The Paul Rigby interview: Audiophile Man Talks CD

March 27, 2021 by

Paul Rigby wants you to make room in your heart and your life for all music formats.  Known as “The Audiophile Man,” Paul has been a technology journalist for some 35 years, building a broad base of knowledge by learning from experts he’s interviewed. He writes for British magazines Hifi World and Record Collector, and has also […]

CD Junkies: Collector Everett Painter

February 22, 2021 by

For this installment of 360°Sound’s CD Junkies series, we caught up with CD collector and progressive rock enthusiast Everett Painter. The 49-year-old resides in Erie, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children. An assistant professor of counseling at Edinboro University, Painter has been collecting CDs for more than 30 years and has about 4,300 titles […]

The Audiophile Man on Why the CD “Ain’t Dead Yet”

December 27, 2020 by

British hi-fi journalist Paul Rigby, aka “The Audiophile Man,” recently posted an insightful video on his YouTube channel about CD players. The video includes recommendations of CD players at various price points. You may be wondering, “Why should I bother with a CD player when disc sales have been declining for years and streaming and […]

Workingman’s Dead – 50th Anniversary Reissue

August 1, 2020 by

As a rock music fan I’ve always felt it necessary to reckon with the Grateful Dead. I wasn’t around at the very beginning, but in my lifetime they became a cultural institution. My time came in 1988. I was living in my father’s basement in the far-north suburbs of Detroit, trying to figure my way […]

CanJam NYC 2020: Great Headphones Under $1k

March 14, 2020 by

Ah, New York in February. The wind stole up the avenues and down the streets like a thief threatening to rob me of every degree of body heat. Perfect weather for staying inside and listening to top-shelf audio gear. I attended this year’s CanJam in Manhattan on the prowl for circumaural headphone sets, meaning the […]

5 Essential Female Jazz Vocal CDs

October 16, 2019 by

by Joe Grimley (Joe is a record collector of some renown and a jazz afficianado. When he’s not getting turned on to great new and classic jazz records, he’s turning others on via his weekly jazz vinyl DJ set at Bowlero in Royal Oak. We’re happy to have him sit in.) Collectors and aficionados often […]

CanJam NYC 2019

March 11, 2019 by

You know what CanJam and the personal audio community needs? Other than a weekend in NYC in the middle of winter, we need a fixed-disc front end for our systems. A CD player, my friends! That’s right, step right up, it’s just down there in the “Things You Didn’t Know You Wanted” aisle. You know […]

CANJAM RMAF Part 2 — Denver or Bust!

November 9, 2018 by

This is my second visit to a CANJAM, and I couldn’t be happier that I returned. Earlier this year I attended SoCal 2018 with very little understanding of what CANJAM had to offer, but walked away knowing that I wanted to come back for more. Chris and I were both able to attend; it was […]

CANJAM RMAF 2018 — The Quest for Gain

October 25, 2018 by

There was a great positive vibe at this gathering in Denver’s fairly remote Tech Center neighborhood. I’ve been attending hifi and audio shows for over 20 years and this was the best experience I’ve ever had. I met a lot of great people who were gracious, patient and generous with their time and knowledge. There’s […]

CANJAM SoCal 2018

April 30, 2018 by

  High-end audio tends to over-promise and under-deliver, in my experience. This was my first CANJAM, and initially the SoCal 2018 event appeared to be more of the same. The ballroom at the JW Marriott in downtown LA reminded me more of a local comic-con than “the world’s premier headphone audio show.” But this intimate […]