Counter Culture

Audiophiles: a Lifestyle


Audiophile by dictionary definition: a person who is very interested in and enthusiastic about equipment for playing recorded sound, and it's quality. Sound familiar? Keep reading, this ones for you. We break down world-class music paraphernalia, why we love it, and why you should love it too. Danish-designed headphones, curated vinyl selections, Japanese turntables, beat making with Teenage Engineering, and more...


Blast it loud blast it proud. A solid speaker is always a worthwhile investment, why settle for less than clean, crisp sound. The newest addition to our roster of speakers are the AIAIAI UNIT-4 Wireless+ Studio Monitors. An all-rounder set of speakers, ideal for a multitude of set ups. A record player for easy listening, your computer, your phone, just about any digital device... The best bit, they're wireless, battery powered and bluetooth. Meaning you'll be the loudest in the park during the summer days ahead. Enjoy deep, powerful bass and crystal clear highs. 


Our Favourite Radio Shows

Trevor Jackson's NTS Radio Show. Trevor Jackson has been hosting a show since 7 January 2014. He's is a frequent guest to NTS, appearing on various shows between 9 May 2014 and most recently on 27 September 2017. Trevor Jackson has been played on NTS over 30 times, featured on 32 episodes and was first played on 26 January 2014. Audio-visual adventurer Trevor Jackson presents a broad spectrum of brand new experimental music, along with ancient oddities of every perceivable genre. A fortnightly uncompromising journey into the unexpected. "Music for sick minds and warm hearts."

Do!! You!!! Radio by Charlie Bones. After years of hosting the NTS Breakfast Show, Charlie left to launch his own station. Broadcasting every day with a variety of shows from a roster of hosts spinning every genre you can think of. Funded directly by members and listeners, this independent radio stations is one you should be listening to.

The NTS Breakfast Show with Flo Dill. Broadcasting live from Gillet Square via NTS Radio, Flo Dill hosts the 9am-11am breakfast show every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A regular show in the Goodhood office, we can vouch for it being a great way to get going for the day. She's been hosting since summer 2021, and prior to that she hosted World in Flo Motion.


Record Players & Slipmats

Providing incredible sound, TEAC's TN-280BT-A3/WA Bluetooth Turntable houses the exceptional quality you would expect to hear from a Japanese brand. It plays wirelessly via bluetooth-enabled headphones and speakers. The lack of wires is sleek, making your set-up look cleaner than ever. The essential finishing touch for the audiophile who cares about decor; a slipmat. Originally invented by hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash to improve sound and move records counterclockwise with minimal friction and drag. We've got two designs available via our homegrown Goods by Goodhood line, a 16 Oz felt slipmat in leopard print (obviously) and in a pyramid design pulled straight from our graphics archive. Helping your records to move better whilst also looking good.


Good Vibes

For those of you who aren't familiar, we've been running a Good Vibes programme for years. Some of the best and most exciting DJs, musicians and friends put together a minimum 1 hour mix with no brief, just what they want to play, just good vibes. We've got a back catalogue of bangers from James Lavelle, Gorillaz, ZakiaBone Soda, Mount Kimbie, and so many more. Lots of gold, getting digging via our Good Vibes page onsite, or our Mixcloud.


Beat Making

A newer product for us, we've dipped our toes into the Teenage Engineering world and we can't get enough. After investing into a series of pocket operators which we loved (and you guys did too judging by how quickly they've been flying off the shelves), we took it up a notch with the Teenage Engineering EP–133 K.O. II. A portable and powerful synthesizer, sampler and composer, featuring a fully reworked sequencer, brand new punch-in 2.0TM effects and a workflow that lets you go from idea to track faster than ever. Loads of fun for beat makers of all abilities.




An essential regardless on your stance of how much you invest in music paraphernalia, everyones got to have a pair. We've backed AIAIAI for quite some time now, a Danish audio design company who are dedicated to developing high quality, minimally designed superior audio products for everyday use. Slick, comfortable, bluetooth connectivity with 40+ hours in a single charge, optimum sound quality. Everything you'd want in a set of headphones. If they're good enough for music industry leaders Trevor Jackson, Benji B, Kaytranada, they're good enough for us. You know how we do it. We select the very best from around the globe, so you don't have to.


Affiliated Clothing Labels

The Trilogy Tapes, originally born as a music blog, then grew into a record label, then evolved into a graphic-centric clothing line. Having collaborated with Palace and a plethora of respected electronic and experimental music artists including Bee Mask, Sassy J, DJ Nobu, Dean Blunt, Theo Parrish, and Omar Souleyman, among many others, founder, and 90s skate pioneer Will Bankhead remains true to his record label roots with signature geometric, music-inspired graphic tees and accessories.

Cav Empt was founded by Sk8thing, Hishi and Toby Feltwell. Previously working together, the trio have joined forces to form C.E. As the graphic designer for A Bathing Ape, Billionaire Boys Club and Human Made, Sk8thing is highly experienced (and respected) when it comes to producing playful and exciting products. C.E. has risen from its previously relatively unknown status into one of the hottest brands in the business today, with some unbeatable and unique graphic outputs.

L.I.E.S. Records is home to artists including label founder Ron Morelli, Delroy Edwards, Traxx, Legowelt and more, L.I.E.S. Records (Long Island Electrical Systems) has fast established itself as one of the most vital voices in subversive electronic music.


Probably the most fun part... crate digging. Unexplainable enjoyment, whether its an introduction to a new artist or band you've never come across before, or finding your favourite ever album in physical form. There's just something about being stood in front of a wall of records and feeling like a child again. Music streaming platforms are accessible now more than ever, but the tangible object is unbeatable, nothing quite compares up to dropping the needle... We've partnered with East London vinyl specialists Stranger Than Paradise for an on-going, ever-evolving curation of records. From Sonic Youth to Jai Paul, New Order to Erykah Badu, there's something for everyone.