Autumn is well and truly here, and in the UK the next few months are little more than a protracted run up in preparation for the festive season at the end of the year. If you haven’t had your first Christmas flyer or email yet inviting you to make great seasonal savings by getting in early, then rest assured it’s surely on its way. “But it’s only October!” I hear you cry. Yet, the Hi-Fi Choice office received several such ‘early bird’ invitations back in September, just as we were selecting our favourite Halloween soundtracks for this month’s record collectors’ feature.

That being said, this is a great time of year for hi-fi enthusiasts to come together to share their passion for sound at one or more of the many audio events held around the world. In September alone we saw the IFA Show in Berlin, followed by the National Audio Show in Northamptonshire, and with specialist expos like CanJam and The Indulgence Show popping up, there’s plenty to ensure that our audio desires are kept alive as the nights draw in.   

Of course, if you’re a dedicated audio fan then you’ll already know that The Hi-Fi Show Live 2016 is coming to the Beaumount House Estate, Old Windsor for the fourth consecutive year. The two-day show runs from the 29th to 30th October and is the UK’s biggest celebration of high-end hi-fi. Snap up an advanced ticket today at: eventbrite.com

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