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

    Escape P6 BT Outdoor Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Escape P6 BT Outdoor Speaker Review
    Looking for some serious outdoor sound? Escape thinks it has exactly the sort of device you need for the job.  
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    Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level Wireless Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level Wireless Speaker Review
    Do you want a high end wireless speaker? Do you want it to be portable? Do you want it to work both flat and standing up? If you thought that combination couldn’t possibly exist, you need to look at the Level.  
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    Oppo Enco X2 True Wireless Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Oppo Enco X2 True Wireless Earphone Review
    Oppo’s new flagship wireless earphones look to offer an impressive bang for your buck with a special guest appearance to boot.  
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    Acoustic Energy AE120² Floorstanding Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Acoustic Energy AE120² Floorstanding Speaker Review
    Affordable floorstanders are less and less common these days so Acoustic Energy updating its 100 Series is great news. Is this sleek tower up to the job?  
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    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX Earphones Review

    by Ed Selley
    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX Earphones Review
    The Danish disciples of design update their true wireless offering for 2022. Is the Beoplay EX able to justify its significant price tag and tempt you into buying a pair?  
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    Sennheiser TV Clear System Review

    by Ed Selley
    Sennheiser TV Clear System Review
    Running your TV a little high? On your third noise complaint ASBO? Sennheiser might have the viewing solution that you need.  
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 Wireless Headphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2 Wireless Headphone Review
    The PX7 gets the rework treatment to keep it fresh in the face of keen competition. How does the new model stack up?  
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    Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 Earphone Review
    Sennheiser updates the Momentum to stay in the fight. Is this keenly priced new version good enough to stand out?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Zidoo Neo Alpha Network Media Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Zidoo Neo Alpha Network Media Player Review
    Zidoo blurred the boundaries of video and audio playback with the Neo S. Now they want to take the premise even further with the Neo Alpha. Does it deliver?  
    9
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    Exposure 3510 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Exposure 3510 Integrated Amplifier Review
    New Exposure products don’t happen terribly often and the 3510 replaces a product that was a true modern classic. Can it meet expectations and do you need one?  
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    Rega Elicit Mk5 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Rega Elicit Mk5 Integrated Amplifier Review
    The latest Rega integrated is more than a simple replacement for what went before, it’s a very significant shift in the company’s design philosophy. Is it any good though?  
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    Grado RS1x Headphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Grado RS1x Headphone Review
    The latest member of the Grado family looks in keeping with the rest of the company’s products but there are some intriguing changes to the recipe. Does it make for an irresistible result?  
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    Q Acoustics Concept 50 Floorstanding Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Q Acoustics Concept 50 Floorstanding Speaker Review
    After the superb performance of the Concept 30 standmount, it seemed only logical to take a look at its larger sibling too. Is the Concept 50 as effortlessly brilliant?  
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    Rega Saturn MkIII CD Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Rega Saturn MkIII CD Player Review
    Do you have an affinity for optical discs but a need for some external connectivity too? Rega thinks that the Saturn MkIII might be exactly what you need.  
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    iFi Audio ZEN One Signature DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    iFi Audio ZEN One Signature DAC Review
    The most prolific DAC manufacturer of them all continues in its mission to fill every niche in the market with digital goodness. Is the ZEN One Signature a lozenge you’ll love?  
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    Mark Levinson No 5909 Wireless Headphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Mark Levinson No 5909 Wireless Headphone Review
    The 5909 is the first headphone from Mark Levinson and takes the wireless concept to a completely new price point. Is it able to justify the cost?  
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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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    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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