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From our archives / Hi-Fi News August 2010 versus HiFi World August 2010 – the shoot-out part #1

So anyway I wandered in to W H Smith’s with the pennies jingling in my pocket wondering how many Hi-Fi magazines I would come away with for this article. It turned out not to be particularly difficult. I took one glance at Hifi Choice, nostalgically remembering what a truly great magazine it was in the 70s and 80s, looked at the front cover, looked inside, same old boring format with the same old boring reviewers reviewing the same old boring equipment and I put it back. I looked at Hi-fi Plus and as usual, immaculately presented,. It does in this respect put the other magazines to shame, but the line up of equipment wasn’t particularly interesting and I’m pretty sure I knew already from looking at what equipment was going to be reviewed, what the likely outcome was going to be. This left, of course, Hi-Fi News and Hi-fi World. I was in for a pleasant surprise with both publications.

It’s quite clear that both News and World have seriously upped their game. Both of them are excellent reads this month.

Let’s start with Hifi News. I’m convinced, as indeed many others are, that Ken Kessler is really

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Australian-Hi-Fi magazineHigh fidelity – not just an obscure concept from the 70s, but a real concern for audiophiles. Australian Hi-Fi magazine is the nation’s longest-running and most successful title in this genre. Published continuously since 1969, Australian Hi-Fi has garnered an…

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