The Stereophile Products of the Year 2013 Awards have been announced and the prestigious American brand Audio Research has again won Product of the Year in two categories.

The Reference 75 Power Amplifier has won Amplification Component of the Year following in the footsteps of its big brother, last year's decisive winner, the Reference 150, while the CD9 CD Player has picked up the Digital Component of the Year.

The winner of the Australian Hi-Fi Assosiation's Newsletter subrsciber prize has been announced and the prize, a pair of Sennheiser Momentum headphones valued at $449 was presented last week at Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill.

The lucky winner was Gary Koo and is pictured here receiving his prize from Matthew Blair, manager of Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill.

On September 2nd , 2013, Sennheiser electronic will take over the business from Syntec International into its own newly formed sales subsidiary, Sennheiser Australia Pty Ltd. This move will enable Sennheiser to be closer to its customers in Australia and New Zealand and further strengthen its position in the APAC region. “During the last three years, we have recorded high growth in the Asian Pacific region. This positive development shows that having our own local subsidiaries has been the right strategic decision.

Sennheiser & Infiniti RED BULL RACING - Take the Lead in Innovation & Excellence

April 2013 – Race Day at the Formula One Shanghai Grand Prix: The excitement mounts. Second only to the incredible spectacle of the cars is the intense sound, as the air fills with the roar of engines. It’s a meeting of sound, vision and passion. Reflecting this unique fusion, Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Sennheiser are joining forces for the 2013 racing season.

Apple Airplay wireless music streaming, rich Denon sound quality, new desktop Audio systems offer broad content access and sophisticated feature sets.

Facebook and Foursquare users create a living guide to the world’s best venues

March 2013 – You want to find the coolest place to go out near you? Now Foursquare users have a brilliant way of tracking down the best night clubs and venues, with Sennheiser’s Club Guide, a new crowd-sourced guide to what’s hot near you right now.

Marc Rushton is passionate about his baby. And the passion shows out here on the pavement of leafy Lygon Street, Carlton.

It’s a languid Melbourne summer afternoon with the mercury heading North of 36 degrees and climbing. Rushton shuffles his coffee and talks about the birth of an idea. An idea created 13 years ago, now matured into one of the world’s most popular audio-video sites

“I love great sound. My father had always been into music and good sound and as a child I was constantly exposed to this, thankfully! I saw the need for a dedicated local Hi-Fi website, and obviously the site resonated with people. It really wasn’t long before we had attracted a rather large following.’’