Introducing Headroom – the show dedicated to portable audio

headroom showAudio retailer Unilet Sound & Vision and its sister company Custom Cable has announced the exciting launch of Headroom Show – a new consumer audio show dedicated to the finest portable audio and digital streaming products available.

Headroom will be held at Europe’s premier recording studio complex, Metropolis, in Chiswick, south west London. This was also the venue where I was treated to the sounds of High Fidelity Pure Audio by way of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road anniversary edition.

Headroom brings together over 35 of the worlds premium audio brands, giving visitors the chance to see, touch and hear one of the largest collection of portable and digital audio products in the same place ever assembled in the UK.

From upgrading in-ear buds to listening on high-end over-ear headphones, anyone interested in personal audio should attend Headroom.

All aspects of digital audio are catered for with portable and desk-top audio products and music streaming services being featured heavily.

Visitors will not only have the opportunity to try out the latest products available (some of which will have their UK premier at Headroom) but they will also be able to meet the manufacturer representatives and get to learn more about the products and technology behind the designs.

Brands already confirmed include Sennheiser, Astell & Kern, Audeze, Chord Electronics, Shure, Audioquest, Musical Fidelity, Ultrasone, STAX, HiFiMan, Grado, KEF, Bowers & Wilkins, Oppo, Schiit Audio,  Audio Technica, ADL, Meridian, Burson, B&O, Bryston, Arcam, Parrot, Atomic Floyd, Fostex, Light Harmonic, Yamaha, Geek, CEntrance, PMC, Melco Audio, Pioneer and Resonessence with more being added on a daily basis. For a full list of exhibitors, visit the Headroom website.

Over the course of the two day show, Metropolis has also flung open its doors to allow visitors a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of Europe’s busiest recording studio complex. Metropolis staff will be on sight to give an insight to what really happens during a recording or re-mastering session.

Headroom is not just about products – it is also about education.  Throughout the course of the two-day show, presentations from some of the UK audio industry’s most qualified personnel will look to unravel the mysteries behind digital audio technology and music streaming services.  So far presentations confirmed include: home audio networking, CD quality music streaming, digital music conversion and music mastering. Check out the website for a full list and time slots throughout the show.

Tickets to the event are available now from and are priced at £10.00 per person with under 15’s given free entry if they are accompanied by an Adult.  Tickets for each day are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Visitors will also be entered into numerous competitions and prize draws with details to be announced shortly.

The where and whens:

  • Dates – Friday 30th January (doors open from 1pm until 7pm)
    Saturday 31st January (doors open from 9am until 5pm)
  • Place – Metropolis Studios, The Power House, 70 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1SY

I hope to see you there!