I just thought it was worth posting a quick blog with the latest information we have regarding the much anticipated Audeze EL-8 headphones and their new Deckard headphone amp, basically after a few delays we are expecting t
This is one piece of Naim equipment I have personally been looking forward to, I am a big fan of the NAC-N 172 as I found if you could go with a 2 box solution partnered with a NAP 200 it would give a nice increase in performance compared to the similarly priced SuperUniti.
So when my demo NAC-N 272 arrived yesterday I hooked it up to our demo NAP 250 which I guess will be the perfect partner, maybe even a NAP 300 would be worth considering, and left it running overnight so that I
Just a quickie to say that we now have Chord Electronics DSX1000 Reference Network player on demo, anyone who came along to our Classic Rock Day may have seen it and heard it as we used it for some of our streaming duties.
There is no denying that Chord Make beautiful looking equipment, quite unlike anyone else, when you first take it out of the box you know that this is going to be something quite special and it doesn’t disappoint. At its heart it uses the latest version of the FP
Both Wendy and myself just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone who came along on Saturday and helped make our Classic Rock day so much fun, it was great to see so many familiar faces and a few new ones.
Also thanks for Barry for bringing along a great and varied selection of vinyl which proved very popular along with his record cleaning services, this also proved to be very popular indeed with many people trying the before and after experience and being quite surprised at the
Well its been a busy day but we are now all set for our Classic Rock Day tomorrow, the Bryston amps are warming up nicely to some Led Zeppelin as I just bought the last 3 box sets that were remastered and they are sounding great.
Barry dropped a few boxes of vinyl in today, starting from £1 up to £6′ish, there is a great selection there, so this could be a great opportunity to pick some vinyl at sensible prices, he will also be offering his vinyl cleaning service, I will be getting
Just a quick blog to say that our Highend Headphones shop is featured in this months (April Cover Date) HiFi Choice with a really great 4 page article written by Ed Selley starting on page 90.
Basically we put 3 Highend Systems together to show what we consider to be 3 of the best currently available today, covering open and closed back headphones with planar, dynamic and electrostatic drivers from brands such as Abyss, Stax and McIntosh with a variety of amps and dacs.
So I wou
Just thought that I would post a couple of pictures of my Exige LF1 car cover that arrived last week as arranged by Bips, looks really stunning and fits perfectly, highly recommended :-)
As the weekend is now fast approaching, we are looking forward to rocking out with some Classic Rock with Dave Lewis from the Led Zeppelin Tight But Loose fan club, I thought I would just say that we will be starting from around 10am with muffins and coffee w
Just a quick note to let everyone know that it is that time of year again when we get the annual Naim price rise so if you are thinking of buying anything within the Naim range shortly it may be worth thinking about getting your order in sooner rather than later.
I promised to all the enquiries that we have had regarding the PM-3’s that I would blog the minute that the they came through the door, well I will keep this quick but they have just arrived, so I dropped everything and took a few quick pictures.
Wendy has taken them straight round to our headphone shop to get them running in ready for all the demo’s that are booked, along with the Audeze EL-8’s that are due any day now I have never known any other headphones to get this much inter
I think everyone knows that we are big fans of Devialet here, from the configurability, its style but most of all how it sounds, Devialet really are offering something different and exciting in the world of HiFi.
Since we took Devialet on as a brand around a year ago the plan was always to have the full range on demo, we started off with the stereo versions, so the 120, 200 and 250 but now we have just taken on the 200 Companion so that we can now demo the Devialet 400 Dual Mono Se
I don’t think there is any better known or more respected cable company in the UK than The Chord Company so when we were looking to bring another cable company on to give an alternative to our Atlas range that we are big fans of then The Chord Company was the obvious choice, especially
Just a quick update regarding the much anticipated OPPO HA-2 portable headphone amplifier and PM-3 headphones, I am please to say that yesterday we received our HA-2’s, I can see this being extremely popular as it seems such great value for only £259, it has that quality feel to it that OPPO understand so well, when you are holding it you would think it was a £500+ product and comes beautifully packed as all OPPO product do.
The perfect partners for the HA-2 are bound to be the new
Just a quicky to let everyone know if you haven’t already seen, that at the Bristol HiFi Show this weekend PMC Speakers have launched their latest product to join their multi award winning Twenty loudspeaker range, the Twenty.Sub which surprise, surprise, is a Subwoofer which is designed to match perfect with the Twenty range of speakers and can used for both movies and music, personally I’m quite looking forward to trying it with the Fact.8’s also.
Available in April and priced at
We had the Journalist Ed Selley come into Highend Headphones the other day to do a dealer visit article for HiFi Choice which hopefully will be in the next issue, he took this rather cool picture of one of the systems he is writing about, our McIntosh setup being fed by a Naim Audio ND5 XS.
It is no secret that we are big fans of Chord’s Hugo here so inevitably I was intrigued by the rest of the Chord Range and after listening to their setup in Munich last year driving the mighty PMC BB5 SE’s and trying a couple of components to make sure that it performs wel
Just a quick update, we will now have vinyl for sale at our 'Classic Rock Saturday' open day on March 21st as Barry from The Cherished Music Store will be bringing along a collection of used vinyl and CD’s for sale on the day so it will be an opportunity to may
Just a quick post as Naim have just announced their latest product, the NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamplifier.
We are big fans here of the NAC-N 172 and this new product takes this idea to the next level, other than it being a step up in design and performance, where it stands out is that the NAC-N 272 is also upgradable via either Naim’s XP5 XS, XPS or 555PS Power Supplies further enhancing performance, and for the first time in a Naim product DSD is supported, this will be added to ot
I just thought I would load a few pictures from our visit to the Lotus F1 factory on Tuesday as part of the LF1 ownership package, great to meet some fellow LF1 owners and it was brilliant to finally get some miles on the car :)
[b]I don't normally take pictures in pub toilets but I couldn't resist this one[/b] :)
Well this is most definitely one headphone I just couldn’t resist, especially after listening to them at the Munich Highend Show last year. They are co-developed with Beyerdynamic to recreate that classic McIntosh sound, so expect all the detail to be there but presented in a full, rich and easy to listen to way, also being that these are closed back you haven’t got to worry about any outside noise leaking in and also you won’t upset anyone else in the room.
I have to say that they
To start our open days off for 2015 we thought we’d start with a bang, after the success of last years Led Zeppelin day with Dave Lewis from ‘Tight But Loose’ Dave will be back again but this year we are widening the bands we will be playing to those cla
Just a quick post as I have just had confirmation come through regarding the price and availability of the new Audeze EL-8 open and closed back headphones that we have had a lot of interest in, basically both versions of EL-8 will be £599, Audeze’s new
As many of you know we are big fans of Magneplanar speakers here so once we heard the Maggie MG12, their smallest floorstander, was about to be upgraded we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the new model so it is great news that after a couple of months of waiting the new .7 Magneplanar speaker is now with us and on permanent demo.
They are styled slightly differently with metal side strips rather than wood and a rounded top rather than flat, it doesn’t sound much but it really hel
Just a quick one to say that after much request we now have added the SPL range of headphone amps to our line up with the Phonitor 2 on permanent demo with the Mini to follow shortly, not only do they look cool but they use Crossed technology, please see
Since we launched HiFi Lounge towards the end of 2012 I have always wanted to offer 3 different turntable brands, we launched with Rega, probably Britain’s most well known Turntable brand with over 40 years experience behind them, then we added Michell Engineering,