The BRAVURA - "It's like listening on speakers but with loads more detail!"
“I bumped in to Harry from Warwick acoustics at a gig in Birmingham, we have some mutual friends and both love folk music. Harry mentioned that he worked for Warwick Acoustics and asked if I would fancy having a listen to their SONOMA range of headphones, of course I jumped at the opportunity. I work as a record producer on the UK folk and traditional music scenes, recording music at studios across the UK, I also run Hudson Records and I occasionally moonlight as a live engineer for artists like Bellowhead.
I eagerly awaited the delivery of the SONOMA’s and was immediately blown away by the system. The headphones look great and are really comfortable, I’d not tried electrostatics before and the clarity and depth of field the SONOMA’s give you is really impressive. Over a busy holiday period mixing from home, with family busying around me I was able to take advantage of the SONOMA headphones to focus in and get my album mixes under way. I then took them out on tour with me so I could work in the hotel on a morning, it was just like mixing on speakers, which is probably the biggest compliment I can give the headphones.
Fast forward a few months and the guys at Warwick Acoustics suggested I take a BRAVURA system out on the road with me for the UK Bellowhead tour. The headphones and tour visited the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony and another 20 or so venues across the UK. I used the BRAVURA’s mainly to listen to virtual soundcheck whilst our L-Acoustics rig was flown, tweaking the previous nights show before cranking the PA, they came in really useful mixing various video and broadcast elements of the tour as well whilst on the road.
Since returning from the Bellowhead tour I’ve been using the BRAVURA’s to mix various records and sound installations, including a theme tune for a BBC TV show and a National Trust immersive experience, they’ve become really useful for checking vinyl test pressings and album masters for my label Hudson Records as well.
I never thought I needed a pair of headphones of this quality, the BRAVURA system has definitely proved me wrong! The BRAVURA headphones are controlled and balanced, the clarity and depth of field they allow you to hear is incredible, it’s like listening on speakers but with loads more detail!”
A.Bell, UK – May 2023