We are curious audiophiles.

Are you ready to embark on a journey with us, the audio adventurers of Audio Bacon? We’re not just any ordinary audiophiles, oh no. We’re a curious bunch who value genuine impressions from actual listening tests. Because let’s face it, no two ears are the same. Some may have been damaged from too many rock concerts, others may have been blessed with perfect pitch, and some may even have the ability to hear dog whistles! But one thing is for sure, our emotional response to music is as unique as our fingerprints.

We know that objective measurements have their place, but we believe that the enjoyment of music is largely subjective. Just because a piece of equipment measures well on paper, doesn’t mean it sounds great to everyone. And that’s why we stick to good old fashioned listening tests.

Our methodology

At Audio Bacon, we put in the hard yards to find the perfect gear for you. We spend countless hours listening to products, testing permutations and even edge cases. Our goal is to provide real value to our readers and save you time and headaches when making your purchasing decisions.

The goal of our journey is to help you decide what makes you feel good. Whether you prefer tube amplifiers with unshielded silver wiring or the sound of single driver speakers with no crossovers, we’ll help you find your audio bliss. And let’s not forget the nostalgia of listening to vinyl and the clicks and pops that come with it.

We know that it’s easy to dismiss certain products as snake oil, but unless you’ve heard it yourself, you’ll be more constructive by actually spending time with these designs and do actual listening. The laws of physics and science apply, but unless you’re omniscient, you should question all your preconceptions. Not just in the realm of HiFi, but in life.

We believe there’s still much more to discover in the realm of psychoacoustics and that’s what makes this journey so exciting. So trust your ears, they’re the only ones that matter. Join us as we explore the depths of audio together.

At Audio Bacon we value genuine impressions from actual listening tests. Due to age, exposure to loud concerts, birth defects, and life experiences, no two ears hear exactly the same. There’s much to be said about the human emotional response to music. Given the fact we all listen differently, we feel these are just elements that can’ be quantified.

Although we see the merit of measuring and taking an objective approach, we believe one’s enjoyment of music is largely subjective and prefer to approach from that angle. Just because a piece of equipment measures well – doesn’t mean it sounds great to everyone. And for us, that’s reason enough to stick to listening tests.


How is Audio Bacon funded?

How is Audio Bacon funded, you ask? Well, let me tell you, it’s all thanks to my secret stash of bacon-wrapped savings. Just kidding (kind of). But in all seriousness, my savings account is where it all started. The Google Ads you see on our website are just a drop in the bucket.

A few years ago, I said goodbye to my boring tech job and decided to take the plunge into the exciting world of HiFi. And that’s when Audio Bacon was born. And you know what they say, the rest is history (cue dramatic music). But you might be wondering, why “Bacon”? Well, it’s a nickname that my best friend gave me way back in middle school and it’s stuck ever since.

Let’s be real, life is short and we have to choose how we spend our time and energy. I’ve dabbled in many hobbies and passions, but nothing moves me more than music and the gear that brings me closer to it.

Creating great content takes a lot of work, from listening to gear over days and weeks, to writing, editing, and even creating videos, it takes a lot of time and effort that I could be spending with my family and friends. Not to mention, the cost of traveling and equipment can add up quickly. But your support and love for Audio Bacon is greatly appreciated! So please, keep the Bacon coming.

Rate Card & Patreon

I’ve realized – advertising is just the nature of the beast. As such, we’re now open to sponsored advertisements. If you’re interested, please email ads@audiobacon.net for access to our rate card.

For our die-hard fans, we’ve also set up a Patreon page here. It’ll help us cover more gear – more often. And if you would like to buy us a beer – there’s an option for one-time contributions.

We like to do things…our way.

As our dear readers have probably figured out by now, we at Audio Bacon don’t pull any punches when it comes to our gear reviews. We’re like the Simon Cowell of audiophile reviews- brutally honest and always getting to the bottom of things. But, these reviews aren’t just a walk in the park, they take a lot of time and money. So, we decided to give ourselves a break, and you one too by partnering with some sponsors.

But don’t worry, these sponsorships won’t change a thing about our reviews – we’ll still be just as transparent and thorough as ever. In fact, it’ll just allow us to spend even more time focusing on the gear you want to know about and less time worrying about where our next meal is coming from. Because let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good gear review and a full stomach? So sit back, relax, and let us do the heavy lifting for you.

–  Jay Luong

Audiophile / Reviewer / Chief Editor

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