Ed Selley

Ed Selley (Twitter, Google+) has been active in the audio industry since 1999 initially in retail before moving to work for manufacturers. A five year shift at Audio Partnership overseeing technical support, product training and competitor analysis was followed by shorter stints at Yamaha and Opus Technologies. The fortunate side effect of this chopping and changing was that he was involved in multiple product categories so is equally at home (or at sea depending on your perspective) with conventional two channel audio as he is with streaming and multichannel.

He now works as a journalist and consultant in the audio industry. As a member of the forums since 2003, he became part of the reviewing team in 2012 specialising towards the audio side.

At heart, Ed is still a two channel fan and spends far too much time messing about with turntables and vinyl. He tends towards the more explosive end of cinema and has managed to avoid watching every ‘must watch' TV drama for nearly a decade. His other interests include photography, cookery and the consumption of beer both blond and brown. For reasons that seemed more relevant at the time, he also has a degree in War. To nobody's greater surprise than his own, he also has a wife and son.

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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    NAD C399 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    NAD C399 Integrated Amplifier Review
    The flagship of NAD’s Classic Series is a very sophisticated piece of kit indeed. Can it harness its potential and deliver everything you need in a single box?  
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    Mission 770 Standmount Loudspeaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Mission 770 Standmount Loudspeaker Review
    Mission’s new flagship takes inspiration from where it all began for the company. Is this the way to audio greatness or shameless nostalgia?  
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    DALI Katch G2 Bluetooth Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    DALI Katch G2 Bluetooth Speaker Review
    DALI’s funky and unreasonably talented portable speaker gets a second series. Is it better than the strong debut and do you still need one in your life?  
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    McIntosh MHA200 Headphone Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    McIntosh MHA200 Headphone Amplifier Review
    If you’ve achieved the dream of home office working but you still need headphones, McIntosh has something that might be the last piece of that particular puzzle.  
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    JBL L75ms Wireless Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    JBL L75ms Wireless Speaker Review
    JBL’s latest wireless speaker is quite unlike anything else you can buy at the price point. Is this a good thing and is it exactly what you need?  
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    Eclipse TD307Mk3 Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Eclipse TD307Mk3 Speaker Review
    The smallest member of the Eclipse factory gets a complete reworking. Is this exactly what your work from home lifestyle was crying out for?  
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    Philips Fidelio T1 True Wireless Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Philips Fidelio T1 True Wireless Earphone Review
    So far, Philips headphones have enjoyed a fair bit of success on AVForums. Does this extend to their true wireless in ear models too?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series AV System Review

    by Ed Selley
    Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series AV System Review
    We’ve established that the latest 800 Series is quite something in stereo but does that ability translate to multichannel? There’s only one way to find out.  
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    Sonus faber Omnia Wireless Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Sonus faber Omnia Wireless Speaker Review
    The Omnia is Sonus faber’s latest creation and gunning for the Naim Mu-so 2nd Gen. Can it tempt you away from the class leader?  
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    Cyrus i9-XR Integrated Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    Cyrus i9-XR Integrated Amp Review
    The flagship integrated amplifier from Cyrus boasts all the benefits of the XR program but with more welly. Is it enough to tempt you to buy it?  
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    Audiolab Omnia All in One System Review

    by Ed Selley
    Audiolab Omnia All in One System Review
    Audiolab’s first all in one packs a mighty specification at the price but is it the device you need in your life?  
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    Rotel RA-1592MkII Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Rotel RA-1592MkII Integrated Amplifier Review
    Rotel has been hard at work updating its amplifier range and the RA-1592 MkII is the top of the tree. Do the updates take it to the head of the class?  
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    Technics SU-G700 Integrated Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    Technics SU-G700 Integrated Amp Review
    The Technics SU-G700M2 takes some engineering and processes from more expensive Technics amps and brings them down to a more terrestrial level. Does it do enough to warrant your consideration?  
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    Sennheiser IE 600 In-Ear Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Sennheiser IE 600 In-Ear Earphone Review
    Filling the gap between the IE 300 and IE 900, the IE 600 arrives with some engineering and thought processes new to Sennheiser… and pretty much everyone else too.  
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    Neat Majistra Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Neat Majistra Standmount Speaker Review
    The Majistra is the final member of Neat’s Strata family and takes the design themes of the range to their logical conclusion. Is the result any good?  
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    Pro-Ject Debut PRO Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Pro-Ject Debut PRO Turntable Review
    Every time we think that the long running Debut platform has reached its evolutionary limit, Pro-Ject ups the ante. Is the PRO, the Debut to end all Debuts?  
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    Grell Audio TWS-1 True Wireless Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Grell Audio TWS-1 True Wireless Earphone Review
    You might not have heard of Grell but the founder has some considerable pedigree. How does the TWS-1 stack up?  
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    Meze Audio LIRIC Headphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Meze Audio LIRIC Headphone Review
    Featuring Romanian folklore, Cold War derived engineering and a seldom attempted combination of features, the LIRIC is nothing if not interesting but is it any good?  
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    Synthesis Soprano LE Integrated Valve Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Synthesis Soprano LE Integrated Valve Amplifier Review
    Fancy an integrated amp with a twist? The diminutive Soprano LE might be exactly what you’re looking for.  
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    Zidoo Neo S Media Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Zidoo Neo S Media Player Review
    Fancy an audio streamer with video nous too? Zidoo has turned its attention to just such a thing in the Neo S - is it the combo of skills you need?  
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    Lypertek PurePlay Z5 True Wireless Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Lypertek PurePlay Z5 True Wireless Earphone Review
    Lypertek goes active noise cancelling for the first time and does so at a bargain price. Is the Z5 a must have or too good to be true?  
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    iFi Audio Neo iDSD DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    iFi Audio Neo iDSD DAC Review
    iFi is a master at sublime affordable digital so what happens when they get a bigger budget? The Neo iDSD is here for us to find out.  
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    Rega System One Review

    by Ed Selley
    Rega System One Review
    The System One is a complete, plug and play, vinyl fronted system intended to encapsulate the Rega experience in miniature. Does it deliver?  
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    Roksan Attessa Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Roksan Attessa Turntable Review
    An all new turntable is still a fairly rare thing. An all new Roksan turntable is rarer still. Has the Attessa been worth waiting for?  
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    Roksan Attessa Streaming Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Roksan Attessa Streaming Amplifier Review
    Roksan’s latest integrated amplifier is a sophisticated, powerful and thoroughly modern piece of kit. Is it any good though?  
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    NAD C700 Streaming Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    NAD C700 Streaming Amplifier Review
    NAD’s latest arrival brings its ‘streaming amplifier’ concept down to a new price point. Can this clever box of tricks cut it against the competition?  
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    Q Acoustics Concept 30 Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Q Acoustics Concept 30 Standmount Speaker Review
    After years of will they/won’t they, Q Acoustics finally has a crack at the c£1k standmount sector. Is the Concept 30 worth the wait?  
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    Vertere MG-1 Mk2 Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Vertere MG-1 Mk2 Turntable Review
    The MG-1 Mk2 is comfortably the most expensive turntable to grace AVForums but it’s only in the shallow end of what Vertere does; welcome to serious analogue.  
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    VSSL A1.X Wireless Streaming Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    VSSL A1.X Wireless Streaming Amp Review
    Looking to add a Hi-Fi system, not just in one room but in many of them all at once? VSSL thinks it has just what you need to do it.  
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    Kudos Super 20A Floorstanding Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Kudos Super 20A Floorstanding Speaker Review
    The Super 20A looks very similar to the more affordable Cardea models but it makes use of hot rodded internals. Does this make for a masterpiece?  
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    Fyne Audio F500SP Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Fyne Audio F500SP Standmount Speaker Review
    Fyne Audio has been busy repatriating some of its production and the F500SP is the most affordable member of the range to get that treatment. Is it any good though?  
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    XTZ A2-400 Power Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    XTZ A2-400 Power Amplifier Review
    Fancy joining the monster power club but don’t think you have the budget for it? XTZ is here to make your dreams a reality.  
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    Mission LX Connect Wireless Speaker System Review

    by Ed Selley
    Mission LX Connect Wireless Speaker System Review
    Mission enters the all in one market with a sophisticated re-jig of their LX speakers. Do the excellent qualities of the passive versions make the jump to a powered speaker?  
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    Best Hi-Fi Products of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Ed Selley
    Best Hi-Fi Products of 2021 - Editor's Choice Awards
    Another varied year of intriguing, exciting and sophisticated equipment but who gets the gongs? Time to reveal the winners...  
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    Copland CSA 70 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Copland CSA 70 Integrated Amplifier Review
    Copland Audio’s entry level model still offers an impressively comprehensive specification; can it make good on that and reach the top of the pack?  
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    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker Review
    The iconic Bowers & Wilkins wireless speaker is back with an all new version. Is this still the one box design to beat?  
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    Astell & Kern SE180 Portable Audio Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Astell & Kern SE180 Portable Audio Player Review
    The SE180 takes an idea that Astell & Kern has shown before and refines it further while adding some more new toys. Does this make it a portable player you can’t live without?  
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    JBL L52 Classic Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    JBL L52 Classic Standmount Speaker Review
    Have you unironically uttered the phrase ‘They don’t make ‘em like they used to’ recently? Well, good news, JBL does just that and the L52 Classic is here to make you feel very nostalgic indeed.  
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    Mission QX2 MkII Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Mission QX2 MkII Standmount Speaker Review
    The revamp fairy sets about Mission’s QX Series with its customary enthusiasm - is the newly upgraded QX2 MkII still at the top of the tree for sub £500 speakers?  
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    Arcam ST60 Network Audio Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Arcam ST60 Network Audio Player Review
    Full width, self contained network streamers don’t come along very often but Arcam’s ST60 is here to show us why they still have their uses.  
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