Jonathan Takiff

Freelance contributor

Jonathan Takiff is a veteran tech and entertainment writer based in Philadelphia. A long time staffer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, his work has also appeared in numerous publications including Sound & Vision, Playboy, and Popular Science.

Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic review: A neoclassical clock radio for the internet age

Naim ups its high-end music-streaming game with the Mu-so 2nd Generation

Naim ups its high-end music-streaming game with the Mu-so 2nd Generation

There’s nothing so-so about Naim Audio’s Mu-so 2nd Generation, now on display at the High End audio show in Munich.

Q Acoustics Concept 300 loudspeaker review: Grand sound in a compellingly intriguing package

Q Acoustics Concept 300 loudspeaker review: Grand sound in a compellingly intriguing package

The company’s engineers and designers tweaked every imaginable aspect—including the stands—to enhance the performance of these high-end speakers.

Panasonic DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Here’s one manufacturer that’s not bailing on Blu-ray

Panasonic DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Here’s one manufacturer that’s not bailing on Blu-ray

Streaming offers instant gratification, but only a high-end Blu-ray player like this can reveal just incredible your 4K TV can look.

Tivoli Audio Fonico review: These true wireless earphones are inexpensive, but they’re not a great value

Tivoli Audio Fonico review: These true wireless earphones are inexpensive, but they’re not a great value

Audio performance isn’t the problem, it’s a host of other little things.

Master & Dynamic MW07 review: These true wireless earphones look and sound great

Master & Dynamic MW07 review: These true wireless earphones look and sound great

Don’t like the look of bubbly blobs or skinny drain pipes hanging off your ears? Here’s a handsome alternative.

Q Acoustics’ Concept 300, first impressions: These speakers make a bold statement

Q Acoustics’ Concept 300, first impressions: These speakers make a bold statement

The out-of-this-world tripods they rest on render them more like tower speakers than bookshelf models.

Bose Frames review: Made in the shades

Bose Frames review: Made in the shades

Call them a whole new take on headphones: Bose Frames are sunglasses with tiny Bluetooth speakers built in.

The Technics Grand Class SL-G700 Network Super Audio CD Player plays discs and streams high-res music

The Technics Grand Class SL-G700 Network Super Audio CD Player plays discs and streams high-res music

Audiophiles still love listening to music on disc, but this high-end SACD player can also stream tunes from any source on your network—including the internet.

Sennheiser’s AMBEO soundbar promises acoustic alchemy

Sennheiser’s AMBEO soundbar promises acoustic alchemy

Best known for building high-end headphones and mics, Sennheiser is now getting ready to enter the soundbar market. We got a demo during CES.

Sony’s “Future of Sound” CES demo recasts surround sound in an even more embracing form

Sony’s “Future of Sound” CES demo recasts surround sound in an even more embracing form

Think Dolby Atmos, but designed to be experienced with headphones.

WiSA—the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association—plans to make some noise at CES

WiSA—the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association—plans to make some noise at CES

WiSA promises high-resolution home theater sound that’s (almost) free of wires.

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