Audiophile 101 With Raghav Somani

4th August 2021, Wednesday

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Headphone Zone Experience Studio

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Audiophile 101 With Raghav Somani

Audiophile 101 is a masterclass and a guided listening session, designed for introducing beginners to the hobby of critical music listening. This event is perfectly suited to those who are relatively new in the audiophile community.

Most beginners stay limited to being silent observers in the world of audiophilia, and most have not had a chance to understand and experience what good sound is really about. Some may even find the technical jargon intimidating. Even those who may have had a chance to try out high-end headphones, may not know what to look out for, or how to appreciate the difference that comes with good headphones.

Listening to music is easy, but listening to the way the music sounds is hard. Very often, trying out new headphones needs to be accompanied by knowing what to look out for. This is exactly what we will achieve over a 2 hour guided listening session. We will be listening to popular music, and some critical recordings from Raghav’s personal playlist, specifically chosen to demonstrate to you concepts such as Dynamics, Compression, Soundstage, Imaging, Warmth, Brightness, and just good and bad recordings. Don't worry if any of this sounds technical, that's what this masterclass is for.

Demystifying Audiophilia

The aim is for you to listen to music you've probably heard hundreds of time, but to really listen to it in its entirety and discover things you've never heard before, while hopefully experiencing good bumps. If you are someone who has just started getting interested in audiophillia, or you're someone who is passionate about music, but stayed away from expensive sounding gear, this is the ideal workshop for you. We will not be trying to share technical aspects of headphones or other gear, although we are happy to answer any questions that we can. We will be using lots of different headphones and gear that Raghav considers to simply be amongst the finest in the world including some stuff from Audeze, Meze Audio, STAX.

Meet your Host: Raghav Somani

Raghav founded Headphone Zone in 2011, straight out of university, looking to create a change in the way Headphones were sold in India. Raghav is a passionate musician, and a Political Philosophy buff, self-proclaimed Idli-Sambar connoisseur, and a Guinness world record holder for his collection of Airline Baggage Tags. In equal parts an A.R. Rahman buff, and a Classic Rock geek, his playlists borrow from his childhood memories growing up in Chennai.

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