Hifi Gear: Henley Audio HQ Visit

Ryan and I were recently invited to Henley Audio in Oxford for a tour around the facility as well as some informative training on some of the brands we deal with in the store. Towards the end of the day, we also had the opportunity to rebuild an Essential III from Project from putting the platter and belt on to re-fitting the cartridge and aligning it. I will be going into more detail on this build later on in this post.

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Bowers & Wilkins PX Vs Sennheiser PXC-550

The two headphones I will be comparing are the Bowers & Wilkins PX and the Sennheiser PXC-550I will be talking about the Sound Quality, Noise Cancellation, Comfort, Physical Appearance, App Control and any features which I think are worth mentioning. 

The PX’s are currently priced at £329 and the PXC-550’s are £249. There has recently been a price reposition on the Sennheisers’ from £329 to £299 – which makes them a great competitive price against the PX’s! 

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Hifi Gear on YouTube

At Hifi Gear we have recently relaunched into the world of YouTube.

We have seen a number of newly released products from several of the brands we supply via our Hereford store and our online store. As these new products have been arriving for demo stock in store, we have taken the opportunity to record the unboxing of these products as a few of our customers had made enquiries about this type of content in the past.

We have seen a number of subscribers to the channel already and the videos are gaining quite a number of views which has helped push us to record more content for the channel. You can check out products such as the new Naim Uniti series, the Uniti Star and Uniti Nova proving popular, as has the Rega RP8 turntable. We have been filming the unboxing of anything from turntables to Ruark radios, headphone amplifiers and DACS such as the Chord Electronics 2Qute.

You can check out our new YouTube channel here:

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Free KEF M400 Headphones When You Buy KEF Speakers

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Our gift to you – FREE KEF M400 hi-fi headphones worth £130 when you choose KEF *

Want to get your hands on your very own brand-new KEF M400 hi-fi headphones worth £130?

Simply mention the offer to our team when making your KEF purchase and these seriously stylish headphones will be yours!

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Staff Wanted: Full-Time General Assistant

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FULL-TIME POSITION – GENERAL ASSISTANT

HiFi Gear is an online and in-store retailer of specialist hifi and home cinema equipment, based in King Street, Hereford, offering the people of Herefordshire and the UK an enjoyable and professional home audio retail experience.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist staff with the general day-to-day running of the business, in both online and in-store aspects. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to begin working within the hifi/home electronics market, as no prior training or experience is necessary and will be provided. However, a keen interest in music and technology will be of significant advantage as would a heightened range of computer skills.

The assistant would be required to work between 8:50am and 5:00pm, five days a week. You would be expected to work Saturdays, but would have a day off in the week.

The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:

  • A confident and professional demeanour
  • Computer literacy
  • Good organisation skills
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Ability to comfortably interact with customers face-to-face

To express interest in this position, please send your CV along with a cover letter to info@hifigear.co.uk. Alternatively, please feel free to come in-store and deliver your CV and cover letter in person.

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Cyrus streaming addition plus new Hifi Racks furniture

We recently had a customer come to see us about an existing Cyrus setup that they had been enjoying for a number of years. The existing Cyrus system featured two Cyrus X Power amplifiers in a Mono configuration fed from a Cyrus Pre X, preamplifier. Also present were a Cyrus CD player and Tuner, along with two PSX power supply upgrades.

You can check out the current Cyrus Audio range here

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ProJect VTE-BT + Ruark Audio MR1 (Mk 2) Bluetooth Vinyl System Start-Up Guide

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The VT-E vertical Bluetooth turntable is the first of its kind, at least that we’ve seen, to offer such an optimal level of functionality and still retain a brilliant sound quality. When combined with the Ruark Audio MR1 Mk 2 loudspeakers, the result is a highly innovative, high-fidelity vinyl player with minimal cabling and a really compact profile. This guide seeks to help simplify the process of pairing your VT-E BT turntable and Ruark MR1 Mk2 speakers together for wireless playback. The ProJect VT-E BT Turntable and Ruark Audio MR1 Mk 2 is available from our website as a complete set order package.

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