Blog: Canjam Europe 2017 – Berlin – Part 1

Audio-Technica

It’s impossible to like all the headphones and all the brand and while I can appreciate the M50, AT is one of those brands that doesn’t get my hips shaking

AudioQuest

The American brand is working on several new things but it’s still a bit soon to talk about those. Of course AudioQuest in the Hifi world is mostly known for its cables, but their personal audio line-up is also getting impressive

The AudioQuest DragonFly article in which we reviewed and compared both the DragonFly RED and Black is the most read article on this site. The DF’s simply are good and popular, it’s that easy

In the above picture you see it with their JitterBug, although that one still is a bit of a mystery to me.

Auris Audio

The girls from Serbia were also at the party but I was a bit disappointed the Headonia didn’t make the trip to Berlin. They had a very good excuse though

The Auris HA2-SE still wins me over each time I listen to it. Did I tell you I bought one?

Auris of course also has a selection of streamers, speaker amps and CD players. they all look great

Bakoon

Compared to a few years ago Bakoon seems to be less present at the personal audio shows. Their HPA-21 still is a great amplifier though, especially the current output shines with orthodynamic headphones.

Beyerdynamic

Lot’s of great products have been coming from Heilbronn lately and you can expect even more from Beyerdynamic in 2018, probably at Munich.

The Xelento (Wireless) is such a nice sounding TOTL universal IEM and it’s a lot cheaper than some of its competitors. And it looks great!

Beyerdynamic recently has been focusing on the gaming sector. The headphone itself of course is the COP which we know very well.

Most attention went to the new Aventho Wireless though

Have you had a chance to listened to it already?

Brainwavz

Brainwavz maybe was the surprise of the show, in the way that I saw so many visitors using their IEM and even full sized headphones.

The guys from Headsound brought most of their line-up

More Brainwavz reviews coming up then I guess…

Campfire Audio

Andromeda. It’s green, it’s small, it’s expensive. Oh, and it gets copied

Canjam Lectures

Unfortunately I was a bit busy to attend them all but they’re certainly very interesting, especially if you have people like Axel Grell from Sennheiser talking

Chord Electronics

One of the most busy corners of the show and that doesn’t surprise me with products such as the Mojo and Poly

The Hugo 2

And of course the TOTL DAVE

Dixo

I wasn’t familiar with this brand but as the guy came all the way from Israel(!) I just had to check out his gear.

He was their especially to promote the new portable DAC/AMP, which sounded quite nice with great resolution and good dynamics

The full sized model also sounded quite unique

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Lieven is living in Europe and he's the leader of the gang. He's running Headfonia as a side project next to his full time day job in Digital Marketing & Consultancy. He's a big fan of tube amps and custom inear monitors and has published hundreds of product reviews over the years.

4 Comments

  • Reply November 8, 2017

    Rasmus Horn

    Hi Lieven.

    I always enjoy going through your picture reports from the CanJam’s. This time I was able to attend again after last years absence. Only because of the shorter distance to Berlin than Essen for me, only 6 hours drive from Denmark. 9 hours for you… – no excuse 😉

    The highlights at this CanJam for me was Etymotic ER-4XS(yes – absolutely WOW), UERR and Meier Corda Soul. The Etymotic ER-3 did not win me over, I would gladly pay more for the new ER-4XS, which has a perfect balance for my ears.

    Got to listen to the Mojo for the first time and it didn’t really impress me that much. I thought it was much better given all the hype over the last years. It is handy and very portable though but I will probably stay with my old CLAS –> Quickstep stack, which has been with me at several CanJams for a while yet.

    All in all the Berlin CanJam was excellent. I was there Saturday and didn’t have time to attend the lectures because there was so much to listen to in all the booths. I will be back next year and have a good excuse to visit Berlin again!

    • Reply November 9, 2017

      Lieven

      I’m surprised I didn’t see you :O

      • Reply November 9, 2017

        Rasmus Horn

        I saw you! And thought I would say Hi later…

  • Reply November 9, 2017

    tronco

    Thank you for the report Lieven, it is very much appreciated.

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