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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Give Me Five: new ways to listen to music

GIVE ME FIVE:
NEW WAYS TO LISTEN TO MUSIC

During our Music Matters at Selfridges campaign, we're celebrating the transformative power of music. But what part does technology play in shaping our music experience? Find out with our five audio-tech marvels that will help you learn how to be the ultimate frontman or woman, a superstar DJ or the or an oh-so-stylish party starter.

We bring you our five audio-tech marvels that will help you learn how to be the ultimate frontman or woman, a superstar DJ or an oh-so-stylish party starter.

Zivix – Jamstik+ Smart Guitar
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Become a rock god

This nifty guitar (of sorts) offers an exciting new way to learn how to play the electric guitar. So put the air guitar moves on hold and grab the Jamstik, which pairs with a handy app to give you real-time feedback and lessons on how to become a modern-day Kurt Cobain. For you guitar pros, the Jamstik also records music at home or on the go, making it a make-shift recording studio (well, kind of).

Even – H1 Headphones
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Am I hearing right?

Slip on these chic walnut earcups and let them fine-tune your listening experience to your unique sense of sound. Even's EarPrint technology performs a quick hearing test to make sure you never skip a beat or miss a note again, so you can crank up the volume on all your favourite songs, listening to crystal-clear beats while looking fabulous at the same time.

The Vinyl Shop with Rye Wax; Pioneer PLX-500 USB Turntable
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All hail the vinyl revival

It's not just about the modern gadgets – sometimes the classics do it best. At Selfridges Oxford Street, we have teamed up with Rye Wax, the London record store spearheading the vinyl revival, to create our very own pop-up vinyl shop. Come and peruse the beautiful vinyl library and showcase your DJ skills with the Pioneer PLX-500 turntable. The perfect place to start your collection.

Bang & Olufsen – Beosound 2 Wireless Speaker System
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The dream stream

Is it a bird? Is it a vase? No: it's the Beosound 2 wireless speaker system from Bang & Olufsen, here to get the party started with its room-filling 360-degree sound performance. But what is most exciting (we think so, anyway) is its integrated access to Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn. This means no more streaming from your smartphone and no more pesky calls interrupting the party vibes. So all that's left to worry about is your outfit...

Roberts Revival Mini Portable Radio; Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker; VIFA Helsinki Wireless Portable Speaker
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Accessorise with sound

Take the party wherever you go with these portable sound systems. Not only will they draw envying looks (in fact, that VIFA speaker wouldn't look out of place in our Accessories Hall), but they will also keep you and others entertained wherever you may be. Big on sound but with a pleasing retro vibe, we find ourselves thrown back to the 80s with John Cusack standing under our bedroom window. Luckily for us, these new tech wonders are much lighter (and more stylish) to carry around than the kids in 'The Breakfast Club' were used to.