Headphone Open Day - November 16th, Prizes and Special One Off Prices!

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Hi Everyone,

I have been a big user of headphones for a few years now and am a firm believer that there has never been a better time for headphones, they used to be considered as a second best to a full blown hifi system but now the quality is so high they are a real alternative, offering a more personal and insightful listening experience, in may cases for what you spend on a pair of headphones you would have to spend many thousands more to replicate that quality of sound from a speaker. Some people think that something like the Stax SR-009 is crazy money for a headphone, at just under £6000 with its energiser, but when you put that in context and think that this is probably the very best that is available in the world today then it isn’t too bad when you consider how many 10’s and 100’s of thousands of pounds you can spend on hifi kit, then there is what people spend on top watches and cameras, they are almost a bargain :)

Even though I’m a big supporter of quality headphones it really has been a genuine surprise and pleasure how successful our headphone room has been, I think when we first started that room was the one gamble that I wasn’t sure would work but momentum steadily grew to the point now where it is the busiest room in the shop. Bearing this in mind we have decided to start a separate headphone company concentrating on High End Headphones, more on that later though, the website is being designed and will hopefully be ready to launch for the headphone open day on November 16th.

For the Open day we will be running 2 headphone rooms upstairs and one Hifi room downstaris featuring some streaming and vinyl, I’m sure there will be a headphone amp hooked up to it somewhere though.

For the Open day for anyone who comes in they will be put in a draw for a chance to win a Pair of HiFi Man HE-400 headphones and an Omega headphone stand, the HE-400’s are highly respected headphones so it is a great prize + we will be running this as part of a Sennheiser Club Orpheus promotion meaning that for one day only there will be up to 20% off any Club Orpheus models, please see prices below, we will also have representatives from Stax and HiFiMan on hand to answer any questions. This really is a chance to come to one shop and hear the best headphones that are currently available under one roof.

Please see below for a list of some of the headphones on demo -

Stax SR-009

Stax SR-007

Stax SR-407

HiFiMan HE-6

HiFiMan HE-500

Audeze LCD-3

Audeze LCD-2

Audeze LCD-X & XC (still waiting to hear if we can get them here in time)

Sennheiser - HD800

Sennheiser - HD700

Fostex - TH-900

Fostex - TH-600

Beyerdynamic - T1

Beyerdynamic - T90 & T70

Grado - PS1000

Grado - GS1000i

Grado - PS500

Abyss AB-1266 (still thinking about these, could possibly be here though)

There are many more available for demo on the day + there will be many amps from the likes of Bryston, Naim, Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser, HiFiMan and Heed.

For the Club Orpheus promotion we will be offering the below prices for any Club Orpheus products purchased on the day, these really are great deals and will not be repeated -

HD800 Headphones - List - £999.99 Offer - £799.99

HD700 Headphones - List - £599.99 Offer - £499.99

IE800 In-Ear Headphones - List - £599.99 Offer - £499.99

RS220 Wireless Headphones - List - £379.99 Offer - £329.99

HDVA 600 Amp - List £1,199.99 - Offer - £1099.99

HDVD 800 Amp - List £1499.99 - Offer - £1299.99

Momentum Headphones - List £259.99 - Offer £219.99

So hopefully see some of you for what promises to be a fun day of headphone listening with pretty much the best that is available today with some great prices on Sennheiser Club Orpheus products and the chance to win a Pair of HiFiMan HE-400’s. You can see our full range here -

Highend Headphones







Thanks,

Paul.

 

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Wammer
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Hi All,

I just wanted to update this with some of the latest info regarding our headphone open day in a couple of weeks, basically as well as giving a way a pair of HiFiMan HE-400’s to one lucky person and offering up to 20% off Sennheiser Club Orpheus products we are also offering special prices on any of the HiFiMan range of headphones and amps that are bought at the open day or within 7 days of the event, we are also offering the same promotion for any of the Stax Products so please feel free to get in touch for more information.

Likewise we will be offering special one off prices on the amazing Astell & Kern portable players as well as a selection of headphone amps that we have on demo so why not get in touch to find out more.

Regarding the Open day, Stax and HiFiMan will be bringing along some extra pairs of their headphones so there should be plenty to go round as I know once you’ve got the Stax SR-009’s on you really don’t want to take them off, I now also have the HiFiMan EF6 amp on permanent demo so you can really hear the HE-6’s at their best which really is quite a rare thing and certainly not something to miss.

Finally I am in the process of talking to Burson Audio regarding their excellent headphone amps so hopefully we will have the Conductor and Soloist amps on demo for the open day.

Hope to see you on November 16th for what promises to be a fun day listening to most of the best headphones available today.

Thanks,

Paul.

 

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Hi All,

As we prepare for our Headphone Open Day this Saturday I thought Just for a laugh I thought I would look back at pictures from when we launched a year ago, can anyone spot the difference in the headphone room ;)

November 2012



November 2013



There are definitely a lot more cables that’s for sure :)

Hope to see you on Saturday for a fun day, a chance to win a pair of HE-400 and Omega Headphone stand and some great on the day prices.

Cheers,

Paul.

 

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Wammer
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Hi Guys,

In readiness for our Headphone open day this Saturday I have added a couple of new products which I am busy running in, firstly I added the HiFiMan EF-6 amp as I am a big fan of the HE-6's but as everyone knows they are a challenge to drive so I wanted to add the EF-6 to show them at their best, and as a EF-6/HE-6 combo for just over £2000 I think that is quite tough to beat.

I also wanted to add a brand that really concentrates on headphone amps as their main business, a specialist if you like, so after much research I decided to take on Burson and now have the Soloist and Conductor on demo.

Finally to finish of my Stax range of headphones I added the SR-507's for demo as paired with the SRM-006ts they make a pretty potent combo.

Finally I now also have the T+A DAC8 on demo which makes for a high-end DAC/headphone amp and with the 4 different filters to choose from is pretty configurable, it's a beautifully built piece of kit I have to say, I'll make sure that it is up and running on Saturday also.

Here are a couple of pics of the new additions -

Burson











HifiMan EF6 Amp!



T+A DAC8





With Its partnering AMP8



Thanks,

Paul.

 

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Hi All,

Been busy converting all the rooms into headphone rooms today in readiness for tomorrow, with the idea being that you can come in and grab a pair of headphones and listen wherever you like on whatever amp you like, just to re-cap, below is a list of what amps are in what rooms, depending how busy it gets downstairs regarding headphones we may use that as a HiFi Listening room with my new PrimaLuna valve amp and Maggie 12’s setup.

Please feel free to bring any music you’d like to listen to on either a memory stick or on an old fashioned CD :)

Don’t forget the great offers on Sennheiser Club Orpheus products as well as on HiFiMan, Stax and the Astell & Kern portable players.

And Finally if you come in remember to register your details to enter the draw to win a pair of HiFiMan HE-400’s and an Omega Headphone Stand.

Amps are set up as below -

Original Headphone Room (Upstairs)

Stax SRM-007tII Kimik Energiser With the SR-007’s and SR-009’s running

Stax SRM- 006tS Energiser with SR-507’s and SR-407’s running

Stax SRM-252S Energiser with SR-207’s

Sennheiser HDVD 800

T+A DAC8 Headphone Amp + DAC

Source - Naim ND5 XS streamer, Bryston BCD-1 CD Player

Main Demo Room (Upstairs)

Bryston BHA-1

HiFiMan EF-6 with HE-6 Headphones

Heed CanAmp

Burson Soloist

Burson Conductor

Beyerdynamic A1

Source - OPPO BDP-105 feeding 5 amps, what a piece of kit :)

Demo Room (Downstairs)

Naim DAC-V1

Musical Fidelity M1HPAP

Beyerdynamic A20

Hopefully that will be enough options for everyone, please see a few pics below, I can’t see it staying that tidy for long though.











Hope to see you tomorrow,

Cheers,

Paul.

 

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Breaking News!

I have just arranged for both the MrSpeakers Mad Dog and Alpha Dog headphones to be here for tomorrow's open day, I can't wait myself as I have yet to hear these, especially considering that the Alpha dog is the first proper headphone constructed from 3D printing, should be really interesting, there is a real buzz about these headphones so don't miss out :)

https://www.mrspeakers.com/index.php?route=common/home

 

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Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who came along to our headphone open day yesterday as I really didn’t know what to expect but as ever we had a great turnout with some familiar faces and new faces, with people coming from all over the country, I think the record goes though to Daniel who came from Leeds via train then taxi, it was certainly a fun day.

We’d also like to thank Mark from Electromod and Nigel from Symmetry for giving up their Saturday to help out, I definitely wouldn’t have been able to cope without your support so thanks again guys, you were a great help.

We’d also like to congratulate Ian who won our prize draw for the HiFiMan HE-400’s and Omega Headphone stand, I just thought this morning I really should have took a photo of the prize giving, I’ll get the hang of this one day, anyway I hope you enjoy a great pair of headphones Ian :)

I think we will make this a yearly event now around the middle of November each year as the headphone market is flying along at such an incredible pace at the moment that every 12 months there will definitely be plenty of new cans and amps to play with, the stand out new headphones at yesterdays event have got the be the MrSpeakers Mad Dog and Alpha Dog headphones, amazing value for money with a sound that far exceeds their price and being that I haven’t got that many closed back designs they will soon be on Demo at HiFi Lounge.

so thanks again to everyone that came along to which had to be the quietest open day we have done so far, not in numbers but in noise, it was eerily quiet for an open day as we usually have some large speakers blasting out but all you could hear was tizz, tizz, tizz :)

I have been in this morning and totally pulled apart the headphone room and moved everything around and re-cabled everything, this is the first time in 12 months and over that period the amount of amps and headphones has increased quite dramatically so it has been a very refreshing piece of housekeeping that looks far tidier for it and hopefully will sound even better.

Well, that is us done for open days this year, it has certainly been a busy year but brilliant fun so keep an eye on our events page for next years upcoming open days and events, there are sure to be plenty to look forward to.

We didn’t take many pics but here are a couple -





A Re-Jigged Headphone Room!



Cheers,

Paul.

 

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Wammer
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Hi All,

Just to let everyone know, due to the success of the Headphone Open Day at the weekend and the fact that a couple of guys who were planning to come along couldn’t make it Sennheiser have agreed to continue their Club Orpheus price promotion until November 29th, so if any of the below prices look interesting please give me a ring on 01767 448121 to arrange to come in for a listen -

HD800 Headphones - List - £999.99 Offer - £799.99

HD700 Headphones - List - £599.99 Offer - £499.99

IE800 In-Ear Headphones - List - £599.99 Offer - £499.99

RS220 Wireless Headphones - List - £379.99 Offer - £329.99

HDVA 600 Amp - List £1,199.99 - Offer - £1099.99

HDVD 800 Amp - List £1499.99 - Offer - £1299.99

Momentum Headphones - List £259.99 - Offer £219.99

We will also extend our promotion on the Astell & Kern Portable Players with the Below Prices until the end of the month -

Astell & Kern AK100 - List £569.99 Offer - £519

Astell & Kern AK120 - List £1099.99 Offer - £999

Also here are a few excellent pictures that Kevin took who came along on the day, he was certainly busy snapping away -



















































 

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