"The Absolute Sound", "Stereophile", "The Listener", "Sensible Sound", in that order.
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While I think the American publications listed here (esp TAS) are good, I have much respect for some of the UK journals esp HIFI NEWS. Reviewers, like Martin Colloms, are less given to exaggeration and therefore more believable. Unfortunatley, British Publications tend to showcase British products or cheaper brands more frequently(which I suspect are more affordable). I would certainly welcome seeing more reviews of the European products such as Goldmund, YBA, JMlabs, mbl, etc which tend to be neglected in this part of the world
Thank you for your help - we have had reviews in Hifi News & Record Review and in Hifi Plus in the UK which were positive, but obviously those mags don't get much circulation in the US. I have copies of Stereophile and The Absolute Sound, but I'd very much like contact details on the Listener and Sensible Sound, since I've never seen those in UK stationers. Thank you again.
Has to be the Listener. Problem with people like Colloms is that they do contract design work for the industry...... and know nothing about music, however good their techno knowledge. Art Dudley, Chris Beeching and Rob Doorak at Listener have the best written ears I've come across, and they seem to enjoy the stuff as well as understand both hardware and software. Herb Reichert and Mike Trei also have insightful writings to enjoy. H. Gizmo R also features sometimes with amusing tales. It's a pretty well-informed and colorful mag. G.T.Elm. Mass.