addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrosseditemptyheartexportfacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Winchester Skeptics: "Hi-Fi Woo"

Tonight's talk by the Winchester Skeptics is led by Ben Hardwidge on the subject of "Hi-Fi Woo".  The talks for Winchester Skeptics start at 7.30pm in the main lecture theatre.

Ben lays out the skinny on the amazingly profitable world of hi-fi woo.  So what is "hi-fi woo"?  Hi-Fi woo (also known as Audio woo) consists of unsupportable claims for devices or methods for getting better sound quality from systems that reproduce recorded music. Such claims are made by manufacturers, hobbyists, and writers in the field.

Join or login to comment.

  • Julie A

    Lots to get your head around in a short time but very interesting

    March 28, 2014

  • Steven P.

    Very interesting to meet a journalist who actually writes for magazines that I used to read. Confirmed my suspicions about cables etc. I don't like paying more than £1.99 for a cable :-) A cheap way to improve your listening experience is to have a glass of wine in your hand :-)

    March 28, 2014

  • Gill H.

    Very knowledgeable speaker, very interesting subject.

    March 27, 2014

  • Graham A.

    Sorry, not this month. Don't feel very well, plus finances are crap

    March 24, 2014

  • David B.

    I can't make this month - I'm sproglette wrangling.

    March 20, 2014

  • David B.

    There is a high end audio manufacturer called 'Woo Audio'. ...Which is kind of unfortunate really, given the talk topic.

    February 25, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • Active Hampshire

    Science Section, Active Hampshire Social

  • British Science Association

    Funds the speakers travel expenses (

  • The Tea Bar

    Venue for Cafe Sci talks & social events. 9-13 London St, Basingstoke

  • ActivityForum Ltd

    Use of web site and community building tool Agoria (

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy