CanMania brings together manufacturers, vendors, headphone and personal audio enthusiasts along with the audio industry press. Sprawling large and wide across the Plaza ballroom exhibitors have plenty of room and separation for show-goers to avoid the cluttering and lack of elbow room often a pain of many headphone shows. There were also “Quiet” rooms available for exhibitors wishing to offer a special VIP private listening experience.… Read the full article
I’ve still got a lot to learn about what is chic in the headphone community. So, as I roamed the sea of tangled cords and music-bar like atmosphere of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Can Jam (www.canjamglobal.com) arena, I let my sagacity lead the way. On to the show…
Acoustic Research www.acoustic-research.com
The Acoustic Research AR-M2 DAP / Headphone Amp ($999.99 USD) that I played with at the show is super attractive, super fast, sounds excellent, and very powerful at driving headphones.… Read the full article
Last Wednesday when I posted the Beyerdynamic T51P, someone reminded me of the good old Koss PortaPro. No it’s not my favourite on ear but it certainly is the best sounding sub $50 headphone in the world, with the best price/quality ratio.
How we found about about this gem?
Nathan: The original Porta Pro hit shelves when I was ten or so.… Read the full article