15 Years Later...

15 years ago, I started to undergo changes I didn't fully understand.  It was triggered by an event which has etched itself in my memory with a permanence few others have.

I was 12 years old, taking a food break after a morning full of swimming and sliding goodness at Amazons water park in Queensland.  A friend of mine sat down next to me and pulled a CD Walkman out of his bag and offered me an earbud.  I accepted and continued munching away on my hotdog.

He hit play and music filled one side of my head.  It was the Red Hot Chili Peppers' seminal release, Californication.  I was engrossed, taken into the music more than I remember from any album before and certainly few enough since.  After a song or two, he offered me the second earbud and went back into the pool for another round of swimming.  I was completely blown away by how real the sound was - how believable the performance.

It was the point at which my fascination with the experience of music listening formed.  I became intrigued with friends' stereos, the differences in their headphones and earphones and, most importantly, found just what it was for music to sound good.  Having the hair on the back of my neck stand up as I listen to a song I love... that's my metric for quality.

15 years later...  I have turned my passion into a job, and an entire generation of people have brought their own similar enthusiasm to the industry.  As a result, we are amply supplied with amazing headphones, incredible portable playback devices and the ability to carry massive quantities of CD quality music around everywhere we go.

For music fans, this is truly a golden age.  You can hear a piece of music the closest to the original studio master that has ever been achieved, anytime, anywhere.

We're celebrating this anniversary the best way we know, with a sale!  Investigate our full range of headphones here, or for any recommendations feel free to drop us a line.

24 June, 2014 by Angus Perry

To be first...

People love to be first. Just look on any website that has a comments section you will see an almost every article will have a useless "first post". I don't know how much pleasure someone can get from that but it seems to be enough to make it a very common activity. For me being first for the sake of it is a waste of time. Sometimes it is better to consider all of your options carefully and make the smartest decisions. The new Oppo PM 1 planar magnetic headphones are not the first of their kind, they are a first for Oppo. However they have made the smartest decisions. They have taken a technology with great potential and made it usable. These headphones are capable of being used with any device something that is not possible with other headphones of this kind. "if you are a serious listener, and enjoy the special experience that headphones deliver, the PM-1's would be an important and worthwhile investment. Congratulations to OPPO for getting it right on their first attempt!" .  If you want sound quality that rivals a much more expensive hi-fi system at a fraction of the cost please come in and listen. If you are not familiar with planar magnetic designs have a look at the product webpage. @oppodigital #oppopm1

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13 June, 2014 by Omer Sheikh

New Bowers and Wilkins P7 Over Ear Headphones

#P7 @bowerswilkins Expanding on B&W #newmedia range. Their build and design makes you want to run your hands all over them and hug them. The P7 is an over ear design but still compact enough to be portable. Influenced by their drivers used in their speaker range these headphones have a full and detailed sound. They have a firm but comfortable fit and they have an impressive amount of noise isolation for a passive design. 

29 November, 2013 by Omer Sheikh
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