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Picture Sunday: CanJam SoCal 2018

By | April 15th, 2018|Categories: Head-Fi, Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: This post is an odd part of our Picture Sunday Series. I went to an event abroad, Canjam Socal 2018 by Head-Fi. Abroad!

One doesn’t fly from Tokyo to Los Angeles, stay in The Roadway Inn near L.A. Live, and then fly up north on a sardine jet for fun. One braves the smell of pee and sidewalks bumped with discarded chewing gum only on a tight business budget, and only if they have other, unrelated, business to attend to.… Read the full article

Go forth and multi-buy: KZ’s knockout ATE IEM

By | February 28th, 2018|Categories: DAR, Head-Fi|Tags: , , , , , |

Happy Accidents will happen (time and again). The entry-level IEM buyer doesn’t just hope for them, s/he depends on them. With so many lesser-known brands, notably from China, launching new models by the dozen, and daily, not even the most dedicated Head-Fi reader and/or full-time reviewer could keep abreast of developments.

For this porta-fi fiend splitting his time with two-channel gear, chance encounters with possible giant killers is often left to spare time, browsing comments sections and social media feeds. … Read the full article

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Blog: Canjam Europe 2017 – Berlin – Part 1

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Head-Fi, Headfonia|Tags: , , , |

This week’s blog post is all about the Canjam Europe 2017 show in Berlin. To check out previous show reports click HERE.

Canjam Europe 2017 – Berlin 

When the Canjam Europe organizers announced the move from Essen – where the last four shows were held – to Berlin, everyone – me included – was a bit skeptic about it. Berlin isn’t very close for people from Belgium, the UK, France and the Netherlands and in stead of a 2 hour drive, I was now looking at a 9 hour one.… Read the full article

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McIntosh ready MHA50 portable DAC/headphone amplifier

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: DAR, Head-Fi|Tags: , , , , |

Portable decoding amplifier. Three words that neatly encapsulate the MHA50, McIntosh’s first foray in the pocketable DAC and headphone amplifier space. Connect a digital source, plug in a pair headphones and you’re off to the races with better sound quality superior than your average smartphone or laptop.

McIntosh assert that: 1) the MHA50 is similar in size to the average smartphone; 2) its chassis is made from extruded aluminium whose noise-shielding properties help block external interference” and 3) the glass front panel offers a touch-sensitive volume control inspired by the classic knobs found on countless McIntosh products”.Read the full article

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VE Monk Plus: where value for money gets turned up to eleven

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: DAR, Head-Fi|Tags: , , , , |

Another green world. Walking. Running. Cycling. Skateboarding. In-line skating. Terrasailing. Kite flying. These are the many activities undertaken by visitors to Tempelhofer Feld, a slice of the country tucked away in the centre of Berlin.

Where two-channel (loudspeaker) system-based reviews demand reviewer’s occupy their customary listening chair at home, portable audio sets us free. We have room to roam.

The twist in this recreational tale is Tempelhofer Feld was not too long ago Tempelhofer Airport. After ceasing operations in 2008, the airport was turned over to the community for recreational activities, a bird sanctuary and a rechristening.… Read the full article

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Blog: Canjam London 2017 – Part 2

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Head-Fi, Headfonia|Tags: , , , |

This week’s blog post is all about the Canjam London 2017 show. To check out previous show reports click HERE. Part one of the Canjam London 2017 show report can be found HERE. Like report one we have the pictures spread out over five pages. On page 5 you’ll also find the “Best of Show” awards for this year!

iBasso

For some reason we’ve always had a tough time getting iBasso samples for review, I wished iBasso would be at the show but unfortunately they were represented by the local dealership.… Read the full article

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Blog: Canjam London 2017 – Part 1

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Head-Fi, Headfonia|Tags: , , , |

This week’s blog post is all about the Canjam London 2017 show. To check out previous show reports click HERE.

Canjam London 2017

My first London show and what a show it was! The Head-Fi team chose a great location and the hotel was extremely good. The only downside I can think of was the lack of natural light in the Canjam ballroom as you’ll see in the pictures, so sorry for that now already.

Why I liked the show so much?… Read the full article

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BLOG: Canjam London 2017 – The Head-Fi Event – July 15/16

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Head-Fi, Headfonia|Tags: , |

Disclaimer: Head-Fi and Headfonia are unrelated. Headfonia has no financial gain in promoting this event. We’re just covering it as media partner

Head-Fi’s Canjam

The guys from Head-Fi have been doing their own series of official Canjam Events since 2006 or so. If you’re not familiar with the event, here’s a short intro:

“CanJam Global is the premier headphone and personal audio expo and is produced by Head-Fi.org, the world’s largest website for headphone and personal audio enthusiasts. Since 2006, CanJam events have been a community showcase for Head-Fi.org, as well as the best opportunity for exhibitors to share new product releases and have meaningful interactions with the enthusiast community and audio industry press.Read the full article

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Porsche Design: Portable Audio Product Launch

By | January 1st, 2017|Categories: Av2day, Head-Fi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Where Substance Meets Style

by Venoth Nair

 

Image credit: Porsche Design
Image credit: Porsche Design

The Porsche Design name has been associated with the high-end fashion community for a very long time and is known for taking everyday mundane things such as watches, phones and shoes, and giving it a dose of super high-end build and design aesthetics with fantastic functionality. Their products are designed to reflect an edgy, masculine style with emphasis on the use of premium materials.

 

Porsche Design: Gravity One
Porsche Design: Space One

Recently, Porsche Design teamed up with audio stalwarts KEF to design and produce three exciting new products for the portable audio market.… Read the full article

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BLOG: Canjam London – The Head-Fi Event – August 13/14

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Head-Fi, Headfonia|Tags: , |

Disclaimer: Head-Fi and Headfonia are unrelated. Headfonia has no financial gain in promoting this event.

Head-Fi’s Canjam

Next to the European Canjam’s we’ve been covering for a few years now, Head-Fi actually has been doing their own series of official Canjam Events since 2006 or so.

“CanJam Global is the premier headphone and personal audio expo and is produced by Head-Fi.org, the world’s largest website for headphone and personal audio enthusiasts. Since 2006, CanJam events have been a community showcase for Head-Fi.org, as well as the best opportunity for exhibitors to share new product releases and have meaningful interactions with the enthusiast community and audio industry press.”

What started as a USA exclusive event, now after a few years has turned in to something bigger: A world wide series of shows.… Read the full article

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