A.R. Rahman’s music has enchanted millions all over the world. A clever blend between Indian music with a worldbeat, new age and light dance music, creating memorable yet soul-filled masterpieces. Be it the enchanting Zariya, or the soulful Naadan Parindey or the upbeat flute on Saathiya: ARR’s music was and is way ahead of time.
Well versed with multiple instruments, A.R. Rahman produced music with international acclaim. This listening session with Raghav Somani will walk you through the musical evolution of the Mozart of Madras.
Join Raghav Somani as we rediscover and learn more about the Mozart of Madras with a curated playlist spanning 3 decades.
Anyone who has their minds blown by the music of A.R. Rahman over the last 3 decades. Headphone Zone Experiences and our listening sessions are designed for anyone looking to discover new music, or rediscover music they’ve loved for years.
The events are best suited for people who are new in the world of audiophilia, or just starting out in the hobby. Ofcourse, seasoned audiophiles are welcome to join in as we listen to our favourite artists on some of the finest sounding gear in the world.
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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2 major reasons why I love these experiences.
1. Listening to great music followed by their amazing introduction and insider stories by Raghav. Like listening to a modern version of Anu Kapoor describe stories.
2. I get to listen to headphones I would like to buy as well as aspirational ones. This is like getting a test ride for a Bugatti Chiron.
Thank you for appreciating our efforts & we are glad that you had a fun time. Cheers!
This was an absolute joy to attend. The amount of trivia and getting to relive the songs I grew up listening to as a teenager was worth every second and rupee I spent. Highly recommended. Also you get to hear these on the very best audio equipment in the world. What more can a Amit Trivedi fan ask for?
So glad you loved the listening session & our equipment. Swing by again sometime soon. Cheers!
This was the first time my wife & I attended these experience sessions and we walked out thoroughly impressed, having just had a surreal 3-hour experience listening to Amit Trivedi's songs. Sure, at face value, it sounds like you just sit down to listen to a bunch of songs on headphones, but to me, what puts this whole experience on a whole another level is Raghav's commentary before each song. His trivia & details really add a new dimension to each song, and then when you listen to these tracks on Headphone Zone's high-quality gear, you really get to know all the layers & depth the music has. You'll be surprised how many instruments you didn't even know existed in the song.
Overall, I highly recommend these experience sessions to everyone and I can't wait to attend the next one.
@Raghav & team: You should do one session dedicated for Coke Studio (both India and PK) songs.
Great to know that you & your wife had a wonderful time, do swing by for more experiences or just to hang out in our studio.
Amazing and an insightful session by Raghav Somani - founder of Headphone Zone. Raghav takes you on a fascinating journey to experience music like you have never heard before, while explaining audio concepts such as soundstage, imaging, dynamics, among others. As an added plus, you get to experience the best of breed headphones and amplifiers costing thousands of dollars and meet like minded audiophiles.
We are glad that you liked the listening session, Sameer! Thank you for your awesome review & ratings, Cheers!
Happy to attend the session.
Thank you Raghav and HPZ
We are glad that you liked the session, Gemini Mehta! Thank you for the awesome review & ratings. See you around, Happy Listening & Cheers!
The programme & playlist was really well planned & well organised. Loved this listening sessions which was more like a guided tour. Even learned about a lot other lesser heard masterpieces. The stories behind the songs too was very intriguing. Even the participants contributed in stories behind & recommended some albums.
Thanks to Headphone Zone - Raghav & his team for organising this listening session which was truly wonderful. Due to them I'm now among Top 1 % fans of Amit Trivedi's music.
Happy to hear that you loved our listening session Prasad & thank you for the great review & ratings. Cheers!
We all have grown up listening to Rahman. But what makes this listening session special is the amount of information you learn from Raghav. Having grown up in Chennai, he has known Rahman like most in the north don’t. He also has a ton of inside stories from first hand sources that make this a joy. Spoiler: There is no way you can cover everything in the given 3 hours. Nonetheless this was a joy! Highly recommended!
Thank you for the great review, it's an absolute delight to know that you loved the session. Hope to see you soon!