FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: P7 Headphones

Find It At Classic Stereo

Electronics Professional John Higgs says customers try entry level headphones at Classic Stereo, then try the Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones. Higgs says customers hear the difference and choose the P7.

Watch the video below to learn more, then visit our showroom. Find It At Classic Stereo and hear the difference.

Find It At Classic Stereo: Bowers and Wilkins P7 Headphones

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: THE SOUND DESK

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You know what is one of the best reasons to shop at Classic Stereo? Our live showroom. Electronics Professional Bill Price shows us where you can test out headphones and portable speakers. Watch the video to learn more about The Sound Desk or visit our showroom and Find It At Classic Stereo yourself.

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: The Sound Desk

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: PEACHTREE SHIFT

Peachtree Shift Feature Image

Who knew such a small device can provide so many benefits? Electronics Professional John Higgs introduces us to the Peachtree Shift.

It acts as a Digital to Analog Converter and headphone amplifier. It also takes up about the same amount of space as a deck of cards.

Watch the video to learn more. You can also visit the showroom and find it at Classic Stereo yourself.

PORTABLE SPRING BREAK GROOVES

Bose QC 20 Spring Break Lifestyle

Whether this spring break means a week of travel or relaxing at home, we can help you enjoy your time off.

If you are headed to a beach, or maybe even trying to hit some slopes before they melt, think about how you will keep yourself occupied during travel.

 

ALL ABOUT THE BLUETOOTH

We offer a variety of wireless headphones that are perfect for watching movies and TV shows during a flight, in the backseat of a vehicle or wherever you need it.

Bowers and Wilkins provides top of the line audio quality and compacts it into a pair of bluetooth headphones.  Do not worry about recharging them in the car or on the plane, unless you plan to travel for more than 17 hours!

Its aptx Bluetooth technology ensures a consistent sound experience no matter what device is feeding it (laptop, tablet, or phone).

Finally, it offers a subtle and almost hidden way to play, pause, skip tracks and even take calls as you wish.

 

noise cancelling earbuds

Bose QC 20 lifestyle pic tableIf you are a fan of the ear buds, you do not have to give up on cancelling the noise around you.  Bose offers their QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones.  It’s StayHear+ tips create a soft and secure fit which physically blocks some of the noise around you.  It’s Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology reduces most of the noise that is left.

That system allows you to also tune back into your environment at the touch of a button.  The Aware mode on the QC 20 lets the music keep playing with some noise cancellation, but still keeps you in touch with your surroundings.

 

SHARE YOUR spring break GROOVES WITH THE WORLD

Klipsch GrooveOnce you get to your spring break destination, even if it is home sweet home, don’t let sitting outside stop you from grooving to your favorite music.

Klipsch puts 70 years of American Audio Techonology into its Groove Bluetooth speaker.  The Groove provides room filling sound that fits in the palm of your hand.  Enjoy the sounds for an entire eight-hour battery life and don’t worry about any spills ruining a good time.  The Klipsch Groove is splash resistant.

Klipsch is also running a promotion, making it $50 off through April 1 of this year.

 

Stop by our showroom

These are only a small portion of what you can try out in our showroom.  Let our experts get you ready for that much needed week off coming up.

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones

The wires are gone, but the great sound remains!

Bowers & Wilkins, an industry leader for innovative audio, has recently introduced a new wireless headphone- the P7 Wireless! This headphone boasts the same excellent performance as their award winning P7, but in the convenience of wireless!

Not only is the P7 wireless headphone comfortable with its memory foam cushioned over-ear pads, but it also has aptX Bluetooth technology which delivers sound so good you would think you were listening to one of their reference loudspeakers! Better yet, you won’t have to fuss to get things going; connect to your favorite device in just seconds!

Travel Friendly

One of the greatest benefits to a wireless headphone is its ability to move with you. With this in mind, Bowers & Wilkins built the P7 wireless with a folding design and secure carry case so you can enjoy their great sound on the go.

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphone

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphone Case

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphone

Test Drive

Do we have you convinced you need them yet? Don’t just take our word for it. Stop in to Classic Stereo and hear them first hand. We promise, you won’t regret it!

Classic Stereo McIntosh Event | October 27

Join us as we explore the entire McIntosh brand, and learn just why they have become a symbol for superior Hi-Fi Audio.

 

Event Details

Date: Thursday, October 27

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: Classic Stereo Showroom

6275 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

 

Attending will be Bart Lopiccolo – Regional Sales Direcor for McIntosh

Bart and our entire team of Classic Stereo Sales Professionals will be available to answer any questions you have, and demo anything you would like to hear first hand!

 


McIntosh Sale

On Thursday, October 27, enjoy 10% off ALL McIntosh Items purchased!

 


McIntosh RS100giveaway item

One person who attends will receive a FREE McIntosh RS100 just for enjoying a short and sweet McIntosh demo!

The RS100 is a wireless speaker that allows you to easily add streaming music capabilities to any room in your home!

Simply connect the RS100 to your home Wi-Fi network, install the free Play-Fi Apple or Android mobile app or Windows Desktop app and you’re ready to stream music!

Retail value = $1,000

 

 

Why Grado’s new “e” Prestige series headphones are the best headphones for hi-fi newbs

In our last post, we explored the difference a great set of headphones can make. I can say from personal experience that good headphones (combined with quality audio files) can completely change the way you listen to music.

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones, for example, are a revelation in audio. But at $399, these aren’t exactly entry-level headphones. The P7s are also a pretty big purchase for someone who, say, is newly venturing into hi-fi, or who hasn’t learned to clean their own bathroom yet (teens: I’m looking at you).

So what can you get if you’re a music lover who wants great audio but isn’t yet ready for a big investment?

Enter: Grado Labs.

The Classic team recently got in a much-anticipated order of the new “e” Prestige Series headphones, made by Grado Labs, a family-run, Brooklyn-based company since 1953. The story of the Grado company is itself fascinating, but what’s even more interesting is the quality and pricing of their third generation Prestige headphones.

Marketed as “moderately priced” headphones that offer superior sound quality, Grado’s new Prestige series does not disappoint the ears OR the wallet.

Grado SR60e, the most entry-level in the Prestige Series, retails at $79.

Grado SR80e retails at $99.

John, Bill, and Jim have been raving about Grado for months, so when I heard the new headphones were in, I headed over to take them for a test drive – and to hold them up against our gold standard: Bowers & Wilkins’ P7. So I pulled up my Spotify app and slapped on the SR125e.

I was floored. Not only did I forget I was wearing the Grados (you’d think the foam ears would be itchy, but they’re not – they feel like clouds), but I could barely tell the difference in sound quality between the SR125e and the P7.  Sure, the P7’s full ear enclosures provided better sound isolation, and perhaps they have a bit more balanced sound, but at nearly 1/3 the price, you can’t do better than the Grado SR125e.

And it wasn’t just me. Jim also tested the Grado SR125 against the P7, with very similar results (despite the differences between our James Taylor and Meghan Trainor playlists).

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Grado SR125e retails at $150.

Basic Specs

Grado’s Prestige headphones, like all their headphones, use an open-air operating principle.  Comfy foam ear pads and a throwback design give the headphones a vintage feel, and the headband is easily adjusted.

One thing that stands out about Grado’s Prestige headphones is the exceptionally thick cord. As audiophiles know, every touchpoint in an audio system matters, and the quality of the wiring transmitting sound has a serious impact on the final audio quality. The cords on Grado’s headphones are serious about delivering the best sound quality, and while this makes the cords a bit bulkier than you’d find on other models, it also helps to make Grado’s headphones the best value on the market.