Headphone Connect started as a bunch of friends who came together to share their music, but quickly grew to become India's first Audiophile Community event. An afternoon where everyone with a common passion for music will discover, share and experience some of the finest Headphones around the world. But at the heart of it, it's still really about meeting awesome people from your city with common interest over a beer and pizza. So we thought we'd try and put together a list of reasons why even if you're not an audiophile, why Headphone Connect is a unique experience that every music lover must be a part of at least once.
1. DISCOVER AND BE A PART OF A PASSIONATE, FUN AND SLIGHTLY CRAZY COMMUNITY
Everyone here shares a common passion for music and would go to some insanely crazy lengths to listen to their songs in the best possible quality.
Headphone Connect is a unique BYOG - Bring Your Own Gear Event. So be sure to find everyone carry their Headphones and their swag along with them over here. But be equally sure to find some of the nicest, most helpful and passionate people you'd ever meet under one roof.
2. LISTEN TO AN AUDIOPHILE SHOW YOU HIS PRIDE AND JOY LIKE IT WERE HIS KIDS
Audiophiles love their Headphones and their super High-Quality Music. It's all about listening to a familiar tune in a way thats completely mind-blowing. Everyone wants to get the best sounding setup within a super-tight budget. Listen to them walk you through the effort they've taken, and the lesser known tricks they've employed to play an A.R. Rahman tune like you've heard never before. Pay close attention to the little sparkle in the cymbals, or the kick in the bass line. That's the secret that no one's heard before.
3. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A CONVERSATION WITHOUT SAYING A WORD
Start with your favourite song. Play it through a familiar looking headphone. And then, watch someone's reaction of pure joy while listening to it all over again in Hi-Res magic with a mind-blowing pair of Headphones. That's a conversation that needs no words.
4. GET A FRIEND TO LISTEN TO YOUR FAVOURITE TUNES LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Ever tried explaining to someone why Pink Floyd, Dream Theatre, A.R. Rahman or Justin Bieber means so much to you? It's so much more than just emotions and beautiful memories put together. Well, that's what Headphone Connect is all about. Pick up a pair of Meze - 99 Classics and leave the rest to the music.
5. SHARE A NEW HOBBY WITH A FRIEND AND REDISCOVER MUSIC IN YOUR LIFE
Some incredible friendships have been forged at Headphone Connect over the years. It's brought friends and foes closer together. Listening to music really isn't ever meant to be experienced alone. It's so much more powerful when you share it with a friend. Take our word for it.
6. SHARE A BEER WITH SOME OF THE COOLEST PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF YOUR GENERATION
Headphone Connect sees people across all ages and walks of life come together to share their common passion for music. Listen to some of the city's most passionate music listeners talk about when they saw Led Zeppelin play Live
, or when Pink Floyd released The Wall,
or the time before Michael Jackson became a King
7. DON'T DRINK BEER? HOW ABOUT THE BEST MOJITOS IN TOWN
Ofcourse the fresh Craft Beer at our fantastic venues are always absolutely delicious. Bombay Blondes, Belgian Wit, Chocolate Stouts. But if your a tea-totaler, don't miss out on the Virgin Mojitos and Iced Teas. On a warm saturday afternoon it's as refreshing as they get.
8. RAISE A TOAST TO HAVING GREAT MUSIC IN YOUR LIFE
In the words of the great John Denver - "Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.”
9. CONFUSED WHAT'S THE RIGHT HEADPHONE FOR YOU? TRY THEM BOTH AT THE SAME TIME
And of course, if you've finally decided to choose a new Headphone for yourself, what better occasion to find the perfect ones for you? There are nearly a hundred headphones to choose from that somebody in the room considers to be absolutely the best.
10. AT THE END OF THE AFTERNOON YOU'D HAVE HAD GREAT PIZZA, BEER AND AWESOME MUSIC
We've figured out the secret to happiness for you. So take our word for it. Happiness is an afternoon spent with genuine and nice people, great food, cold beer, and you're favourite music on repeat.
Headphone Connect is coming to a city near you. Sign Up to attend the next one on 11th November in Mumbai.