In rotation: 11/4/15

Record store proved there was even life beyond Fife: lying visit to Dundee at the weekend gave me a chance to visit my favourite secondhand record store, Groucho’s. For me this is more than just a shop, it is part of my cultural education.

Everything you need to know about the official Discogs app: “I’m a software developer by background so I thought it’d be a good thing to create a platform where people can submit the information they know about records to create a huge database that everyone can use.” 15 years on and Kevin’s pet project has avalanched into a near-comprehensive music discography of six and a half million releases (and counting); the knowledge stacked block-by-block by a community of 250,000 contributors.

Rare Elvis Presley vinyl goes up for auction: A rare Elvis Presley vinyl record, one that most fans didn’t even know existed, is going under than hammer in the Black Country. The record was made for WHBQ radio station in Tennessee in the USA, and those at Aston’s Auctioneers in Dudley estimate that it will sell for around £12,000, although the eventual figure could be much higher.

Sennheiser unveil $55,000 Orpheus headphones: Sennheiser have revived their Orpheus line for the first time since the 1991 HE90 — high-end headphones that came in a limited release of 300 and ran customers $15,000. Now, after a decade of development, Sennheiser have announced the new Orpheus headphones which will retail for €50,000 (or just under $55,000) and claim to offer the best possible audio quality.

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