Kashfia Kabir

Editor & journalist

United Kingdom

Editor and journalist based in London / Reading. Experienced in writing about hi-fi, tech, TV shows and film. I love old buildings, genre fiction and 90s music.



21 of our favourite turntable cameos in films and TV shows

"What turntable is that?" Like us, you probably utter that question whenever you spy a decent deck on your TV or cinema screen. Odds are it's a Technics or a Pro-Ject, but every once in a while you come across something really different, something very vintage, or something just plain beautiful.

Cassette Store Day: a look back to 1985 and the blank tape's heyday

Yes, Cassette Store Day is a thing - and actually, that's not at all unjust considering tape sales are the highest they've been since 2004. Inspired by the popularity of Record Store Day, Cassette Store Day was concocted in 2013 to celebrate yet another retro format.

Behind the scenes at the Pro-Ject Audio turntable factory

As Record Store Day rolls around for its 11th year, there seems to be no end to people's fascination with vinyl and turntables. It seems almost anachronistic in today's age of online streaming and portable convenience, but all the evidence points to physical media still going strong.

What Hi-Fi?
Munich High End Show 2018 in pictures

Missed out on the Munich High End Show? Don't worry, we've rounded up all our favourite extravagant-looking and extravagantly​ priced hi-fi products on one handy page.


LG - How to Live It
I've never seen Star Wars...

What Hi-Fi?'s first tests editor Kashfia Kabir has never seen Star Wars. We decided it was time to right some wrongs.

What Hi-Fi?
Moana - film review

Gorgeous animation, memorable songs, strong characters and packed with adventure and humour, Moana is a wonderful treat for the family.


What Hi-Fi?
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape review

Hi-fi system or wall art? Bang & Olufsen is challenging the way we experience music with the unique BeoSound Shape - it's wireless music system unlike anything we've seen before.

Moon 240i review

There's something spellbinding about the Moon 240i. It's Moon's latest entry-level integrated amplifier ('entry-level' being the very thick end of £2000 to a company such as Moon), but it has the performance and looks of something far pricier.


When LG launched its first OLED screen last year - the 55EC930V - we fell in love. It was everything we'd hoped for from OLED: deep, luscious blacks and punchy, bright colours.