About Me

Karsten Hein


My name is Karsten Hein. I am the founder and owner of the crossXculture.com Language School in Frankfurt am Main, and I am also a passionate pastime audiophile. In the 20 years of my active experimentation with HiFi audio gear, from 1986 until 1996, and again from 2010 until today, I have noticed that valuable information on how to set up a good system and make sure that it delivers top performance is hard to come by. Genuine information is rare and often mixed with irrelevant content with the intent to sell a certain product. Sadly, I feel that this is more true today than it was in the 90s. The ultimate effect is that the audiophile community has begun to distrust any statements made about the merits of products.

Luckily, I have had good friends who have helped me to regain my footing on this difficult terrain, and over the years I have been able to set up two affordable HiFi systems that truly merit the term High Fidelity. Other than my own company, the crossXculture Language School as sponsor, I have no intention of selling anything. My aim is instead to empower more people to find a true appreciation of music in the way it was meant to be played. If I can help you along on your journey to good sound, this will be my absolute delight.

Best wishes


Karsten Hein

Email: karsten@eiaudio.de