THE LEADING INTERNATIONAL AUDIO SHOW
May 9 TO 12, 2024
On Saturday and Sunday the HIGH END is open to the general public, offering Hi-fi fans and music lovers the opportunity to further explore their passion. There will be something for every visitor, including impressive listening experiences and exciting technical demonstrations. From well-known brands, through independent labels, right down to young start-ups, everyone is looking forward to be able to showcase their latest innovations at the leading international audio trade show this year. The HIGH END also features a variety of events and specials, promising to provide a diverse and entertaining programme.
Consummate listening enjoyment is also firmly grounded in basic theoretical concepts, a steadfast principle not merely since the digitalization of audio technology. Loudspeakers need to be properly set up, sound pickups adjusted, network players installed – this can be achieved quickly, precisely and with exquisite audio results, given the required basic knowledge.
The HIGH END KOLLEG, a lecture series, imparts this fundamental audiophile savvy within the scope of trade show events, aided by presentations on basics, innovations and even special technologies. To ensure that excursions like these into the realm of high-end audio possibilities will be both interesting and entertaining, they are staged by industry experts who share their insider knowledge in the lecture series.
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 colour-coded separate area in the exhibition halls at the HIGH END show, 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.
SOUNDSCLEVER is a recognized standard and an orientation guide for all visitors to the HIGH END. 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 HIGH END 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 at the HIGH END.