The HI-FI Show

November 23 + 24, 2024

Events & Specials


Headphones are companions most music lovers cannot do without, for enjoying music when out and about or undisturbed at home. Ranging from wireless Bluetooth technology to wired high end models, as an in-ear version or with noise cancelling, the portable models, available in a wide variety, are a firmly-established accessory in the audio world. It is the direct way of listening to music, which many people find thrilling and often consider the most beautiful form of music reproduction. The listener is able to take in their favourite pieces with incredible intensity, as disturbing background noises and influences such as room acoustics can largely be tuned out. In addition, top-quality headphone amplifiers make the decisive difference, especially for audiophile listeners.

At the WORLD OF HEADPHONES, presented in a separate area at the FINEST AUDIO SHOW Vienna, leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers will be showcasing a large selection of mobile and stationary sound equipment. In this area, visitors can take their time to try out and compare a multitude of different headphones.

Cleverly assembled entry-level systems

SOUNDSCLEVER is a recognized standard and an orientation guide for all visitors to the FINEST AUDIO SHOW Vienna. It provides recognition to complete playable audio systems offering extraordinary sound performance for less than EUR 5,000. A technical and musical experience for the discerning audiophile.

During the FINEST AUDIO SHOW Vienna exhibition, various professionals from the industry will present their contribution to the HIGH END SOCIETY's SOUNDSCLEVER initiative. The rules are the same for all specialists: aside from the provision that a set is ultimately not allowed to cost more than EUR 5,000, there are no restrictions. Thus, the combinations are expected to reflect the full spectrum of the audio industry: either strictly digital, high-end analog or both combined in one hi-fi system.

Direction signs bearing the SOUNDSCLEVER logo will show you the way to a clever audio system. The featured details will be announced here starting in mid-October.



At the FINEST AUDIO SHOW Vienna selected audio specialists will share their knowledge with the audience. Beside some others “Mr Workshop”, Matthias Böde, will reveal the secrets of optimal sound in different exhibition rooms.

Schedule on Saturday and Sunday (German language only):

11 am: Lautsprecher richtig anschließen
Per Single- und Bi-Wiring
• Canton (Ebene -2, Raum -2.33)

12 pm: Klangsteigerung per Subwoofer
Mit Velodyne-Subs bei Audio Reference 
• Velodyne (Ebene 0, Raum 0.15)

1 pm: MC-Abtaster-Klassiker hören
Ortofons SPU-Riege spielt auf
• Akustiktune GmbH (Ebene 0, Raum 0.96)

2 pm: CD vs. UHQCD und super-exklusive Discs
Das ultimative HighEnd-Erlebnis
• TAD Labs. (Ebene -2, Raum -2.31)

3 pm: Das bringt die hohe digitale Auflösung
von MP3 bis Hochbit
• Audio Components (Ebene 0, Raum 0.32)

Special workshop:
Saturday only at 4:30 pm extracts from the program
„STEREO Festival der Master-Tapes“.
• Dreamaudio (Ebene -2, Raum -2.16)

Lectures at IAD "Vienna calling" (German language only)

Bei IAD in Raum -2.86 auf Ebene -2 wird es Vorträge mit dem Journalisten Andreas Günther geben: "Eine kleine, feine Freude: Wir haben Andreas Günther für ausgesuchte Vorführungen gewinnen können. Der Mann ist Journalist mit Musikstudium und seit Jahren ein Berichterstatter der Branche, für Magazine wie Audio, Stereoplay sowie aktuell für

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