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Hi Everyone,

 

I am quite new to Head-fi, been reading for years, but 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 it 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 + 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 & HE-400

 

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 - 

 

http://hifilounge.co.uk/highend-headphones

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

Paul.


Edited by Vipers - 10/24/13 at 2:24am
post #2 of 25

Bump for what sounds like a great day - shame I don't live nearer!

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Bump for what sounds like a great day - shame I don't live nearer!

 

Thanks Suicidal_Orange, great name BTW :-)

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

 

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.

post #5 of 25

Definitely keen!

post #6 of 25

Count me in as usual mate :)

 

Ady

post #7 of 25

I will be there with a friend. I wonder if it would it be  OK to bring my amp to test some of  your headphones?

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Count me in as usual mate :)

 

Ady

 

Hi Ady, at this rate I'll get you your own key cut ;-)

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I will be there with a friend. I wonder if it would it be  OK to bring my amp to test some of  your headphones?

 

Hi zenpunk, no problem at all, please feel free to bring your own amp, look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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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.

 

Really looking forward to Saturday, I have decided to set all 3 dem rooms up with a selection of amps and sources so people can just grab a pair of headphones and listen.

 

Here are a couple of pics of the new additions -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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 :-)

 

Cheers,

Paul.

post #11 of 25
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I meant to add that 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.

 

 

 

With the Partnering T+A AMP8

 

post #12 of 25

Any word on if we'll get to see the Audeze LCD-X or LCD-XC?

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Any word on if we'll get to see the Audeze LCD-X or LCD-XC?

 

Nothing yet unfortunately, I was promised concrete news late this week by the UK distributor so I will chase them tomorrow if I don't hear anything today.

Cheers,

Paul. 

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Nothing yet unfortunately, I was promised concrete news late this week by the UK distributor so I will chase them tomorrow if I don't hear anything today.

Cheers,

Paul. 

 

Ah.. not looking too promising then. Oh well, I'm sure I'll get to hear them at some point.

 

Also what time are you opening on Saturday? I'd like to get in early so I can spend some quality time with the gear and hopefully make it to a pub in time to watch the AB's demolish the poms.

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I'll be here from around 8.30 onwards on Saturday so any time after will be good :-)

 

I'll be setting up tomorrow, the plan is to run 3 rooms with head amps in so that people can just grab a pair of cans and go and listen.

 

See you Saturday. 

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