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Michael Evans

A music junkie who served his apprenticeship in UK hi-fi retail in the 1990s, Mike loves the simplicity of analogue and the complexity of digital. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject, he’s been on a life-long quest for great sound at a sensible price – and is still loving the journey…


Auralic Vega G2.2 Streaming DAC review

Michael Evans samples a highly accomplished digital front end, complete with analogue preamplifier functionality…

Posted in: Hi-Fi DACs Applause Awards 2024


LUMIN D3 Networked Streamer Review

Michael Evans is beguiled by this svelte-looking, affordable network music player…

Posted in: Hi-Fi DACs Sources Streaming Applause Awards 2023


Linn Selekt Sondek LP12 Turntable Review

Michael Evans auditions the latest, mid-range version of this iconic British transcription turntable…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Applause Awards 2023 Turntables


Cyrus Classic AMP & PSX-R2 Power Supply Review

Michael Evans discovers that less is more with this attractive and diminutive integrated amplifier and power supply combination…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Accessories Power Supply/Conditioning Amplifiers Integrated Amplifiers Applause Awards 2023


iFi ZEN Air Separates Review

Michael Evans samples four bargain-basement baby boxes from this innovative mini hi-fi specialist…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Headphones Amplifiers Phono Preamplifiers DACs Applause Awards 2023 Headphones Headphone Amps


Bowers & Wilkins 803 D4 Floorstanding Speaker Review

Is this mid-range model in B&W's prestigious 800 Series Diamond an orphan child or its unsung hero? Michael Evans decides…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Loudspeakers Floor Standing Applause Awards 2023


JBL 4305P Powered Studio Monitor Review

Michael Evans listens to a new compact active wireless mini-monitor from a famous name…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Loudspeakers Active Bookshelf / Standmount Smart / Bluetooth


Melco N50-S38 Music Library Review

Michael Evans sounds out this high-end media player/streamer, or so-called 'digital music library'…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Sources Streaming Applause Awards 2022


Linn Sondek Majik LP12 Turntable Review

Michael Evans reviews the latest and most affordable evolution of this iconic vinyl spinner…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Applause Awards 2021 Turntables


iFi Audio NEO iDSD DAC Pre/ Headphone Amp Review

Does the world need yet another affordable DAC preamp/ headphone amplifier? Quite possibly, says Michael Evans…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Headphones DACs Applause Awards 2021


Acoustic Energy AE1 Active Loudspeakers Review

Michael Evans thinks this old school active mini monitor offers timeless value for money…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Loudspeakers Bookshelf / Standmount Applause Awards 2021


REL Acoustics T Zero MkIII Subwoofer Review

A tiny box from this legendary subwoofer brand shows that less really can be more, says Michael Evans…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Home Theatre Loudspeakers Subwoofers Applause Awards 2021