Sound Investments: The Spiritland Headphone Bar, Mayfair

An intimate, triangular premises, wedged into the thoroughfare that links Regent Street to Savile Row, Spiritland ( is to music aficionados what nearby Davidoffs is to serious cigar connoisseurs. A natural progression from proprietor Paul Noble’s Spiritland (, a café and bar project over in King’s Cross built around a world-class sound system (which has […]

Beyerdynamic’s Aventho Headphones Can Be Customised to Your Specific Hearing

While no two ears are the same, headphones are usually designed with little regard for that diversity; it’s rare to find any customization to accommodate an individual’s unique sense of hearing. However, the engineers at German audio manufacturer Beyerdynamic know that hearing varies greatly from person to person and even changes with age, which is why they equipped their Aventho […]

A Trio of Vintage Marantz Audio Treasures Still Coveted by Collectors

The year 1948 was a milestone for music, when the invention of the long-playing record raised the curtain on a new era of high-fidelity sound. The LP not only transformed the recording industry but also ushered in an era of incredible innovation in speaker and electronics design. Brands like JBL, Altec, Fisher, Scott, Garrard, McIntosh, […]