Disclaimer: The Headfonia Store sells FitEar, Hifiman, Fiio, Shure, Centrance, Fostex (coming), and Astell & Kern.
It was an exciting Tokyo Headphone Festival though more heavily focused (perhaps 85%) on portable gear. I’m not gonna talk about everything I saw there since it’s simply too much, but I’ll focus on the highlights. Local-based readers, I’m arranging a slide show presentation next Saturday in the store so please drop by and I can answer your questions one by one in person. 🙂
In all, the impressions I share here shouldn’t be conclusive. The reason is that I didn’t get too much listening time as the show started a 10:30AM and it ended at 6PM. True, I skipped lunch that day but that still gives me an average of perhaps ~15-20 mins on each booth though on some large booth I was there for significantly longer ~30 mins++. You should treat this article as a trade show mini report, not a product review.
Let’s start with the Shure SE846… but before that let me apologize for the *gah* unprofessional formatting and picture quality. My big MacPro is dead and I have to do with a small MacBook with no image processing capabilities.