Pete said: In a hobby in which chasing down even marginal sonic gains while avoiding deleterious tradeoffs can cost hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars, a $49 device -- or, better yet, a $98 pair of them -- that can effect varying degrees of audible improvement is a no-brainer.
The gist: For a mere $49, it’s worth a try.
Kevin said: The real gem of the Bluesound line is the Vault, which answers the question, “What on earth am I going to do with all these CDs?”
The gist: According to Kevin, the standout Bluesound product.
Howard said: In a world in which $133 buys you just a handful of hi-rez downloads, Highend-AudioPC’s AudiophileOptimizer is a stone-cold bargain.
The gist: Minimalist computer-audio software that puts sound first.
Price: $149.99 per pair
Wes said: If you can’t tell, this, too, is a five-star review. I loved the ISO-L8R200s, and am now a proud owner of a pair. Miss them at your peril!
The gist: A no-brainer buy if you have desktop speakers.
Jeff said: Those who want to perfectly blend a powered subwoofer(s) with topflight main speakers in a high-end stereo system should consider as mandatory JL Audio’s CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover. It’s flexible, transparent, and intuitive to use. So grab an audio buddy, spend a few hours with a CR-1 to dial in your system to the nth degree, and you’ll surely be rewarded.
The gist: The external subwoofer crossover to buy.