... it turns out you don’t have to be a nerdy audiophile to completely love this volume. The Perfect Sound contains multitudes ... The book testifies to Hongo’s keen observational skills, exquisite hearing and way with words ... It is impossible to do justice to the breadth and depth of the topics Hongo explores ... illustrated with wonderful photographs throughout. My one quibble is that these photos need captions. Overall, however, it was a joy to spend time with Hongo’s book. His roving intellect plants surprises on every page.