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WHARFEDALE EVO 4.4 > What Hi-Fi? Awards 2021 winner

WHARFEDALE EVO 4.4 > What Hi-Fi? Awards 2021 winner

Our verdict > The Evo 4.4 are excellent speakers for the money – they pack in a lot of tech and use it to deliver a class leading sound


It won’t come as a surprise that relatively big speakers produce a large-scale sound with plenty of authority. We listen to Dvorak’s New World Symphony and are impressed by the Wharfedale’s dynamic reach and ability to cope with a mass of instrumentation with composure. They go loud with an ease that suggests plenty of headroom and remain organised when the recording gets demanding.

The transparency and subtlety these Wharfedales display is far less expected. There’s a real feeling that these speakers are digging deep into the recording and presenting that information in an honest way. They track the complete envelope of a note well, clearly defining leading and trailing edges without sounding overly etched.

Rivals such as the excellent Fyne Audio F501 sound more forward, and perhaps more exciting because of that, but over a longer listen the Evo 4.4’s easier-going presentation is more natural and convincing. It’s the kind of sound that appeals over the long term rather than during a short audition at a dealer.

Link to product: Wharfedale Evo 4.4
Link to review: What Hi-Fi


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