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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…


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


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


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


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 Active 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


Q Acoustics 3030i Standmount Loudspeakers Review

Michael Evans chills to the laid-back sounds of this standmounting smoothie…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Loudspeakers Bookshelf / Standmount