Blog: Canjam Europe 2017 – Berlin – Part 2


One of the brands everyone was looking forward to. It was the first time I saw the AKG K1000 successor myself and boy did I like it.

I’ve been so lucky to listen to the original K1000 on several occasions but this new Mysphere 3.1 just blows that away sound-wise.

Sure you look a bit weird, futuristic and geeky wearing that thing. The things we have to do for the job…

It was a bit heavier than I expected it would be, but it was comfortable at the same time. The Mysphere 3.1 also is modular so you can replace all parts of it if needed. Try it!


Apologies for the dark picture, but it does make the logo look better.

I already was a fan of the Brooklyn DAC when I listened to it at the Headphone Heaven show a few weeks ago, and for me this is the best DAC of the show.

The full Nuforce series was also available to Demo. Nathan is a fan of these series, check out his reviews HERE


You either love or hate the Obravo style and sound, but I’m a lover. Their EAMT-1A won one of our awards last year

Their full sized headphones (pic: HAMT-1 MKII) haven’t convinced me as much as their IEMs have though, but they keep on getting better. Especially this HAMT-1 Signature model (€5499)

I think I’ll stick with their IEMs though

I’m very much looking forward to listening to the Ra C Cu when it’ll be available (€9999)


Not so much of Oppo was to be found at the show this year, but the guys from AudioQuest do like using it with their NightOwl headphones.



The one and only Pono player at the show. Do people still use these?

ProJect Audio / Box Design

I bet a lot of people have never heard of Box Design before but they’re part of the world famous turntable maker from Austria

If you’re looking for neutrally tuned, qualitative gear that doesn’t break the bank, then start reading up on their models

I quite like the little Pre Box S2 myself and I heard nothing but good from other people about it either.


It’s always good seeing our friends from RHA at the shows and this time they pretty much brought everything to the show

Most popular were the 600 and 750 wireless

and the CL1 / DACAMP L1 combo

But the newest IEM that RHA presented was the 650 series and I really liked it a lot

Like Fiio, the RHA guys know how to make gear that has excellent value.


Like each year the German guys from Rhines are at the Canjam show

This year there was nothing new at the show from these guys, but they’re always fun to meet

They were mostly showing of some new design, which I quite appreciated myself

Especially this little gem

Am I the only one that likes getting ear impressions taken?

Even more? Sure, it’s on the NEXT page. Just Click

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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.


  • Reply November 10, 2017


    I’d love to see some higher resolution photos, if available

    Regardless, thanks for taking lots of them

    • Reply November 10, 2017


      It’s a choice to downgrade and downsize the pictures. With the number of visits we have it’s simply impossible to use high resolution pics.

      Also, I simply don’t have time to edit over 200 pictures for a show report. This isn’t a showcase, it’s just a report ????

  • Reply November 10, 2017


    Great overview of the canjam. Unfortunately Berlin was not possible for me, bit now I get a Great sense of it. I m really curious about the meier audio soul. I read his website aswell and it looks very promising.

  • Reply November 10, 2017


    it is Romania … and yeah .. great article 🙂

  • Reply November 12, 2017


    The Malvalve Headphone 4 hooked up to their impressive tube amp to me bests any electrostatic setup on the market. I can still feel the goosebumps from last year’s extensive audition. There wasn’t anything like it in Essen or London that was more involving. Wonderful to see they were in Berlin this year, they have even made (not so subtle 😉 ) adjustments to make them more comfortable. Now all they need to do is make them affordable and smaller and we have a winner!

  • Reply November 14, 2017


    Nice report for those ppl who can’t make it to the show! Just wondering as DAC, chord Hugo or mytek Brooklyn is better?

  • Reply November 19, 2017



    I saw the mx4 sounded great to you. Any thought about lcd-2 classic?


  • Reply November 19, 2017


    Well it’s the old lcd 2.1. It has been covered many times already

    • Reply November 19, 2017


      Ok, thanks. Since i just got my hands on a bakoon hpa-21, was wondering if getting this one was a good idea since bakoon amps work particulary well with audeze’s hp…or mx4 are just crazy good and worth saving more to get.. 🙂 ? I always wanted to try audeze hp but the weight was a dealbreaker…until now.
      Or any other suggestion of planar? (I also got the auris ha2-se, and one pair ether flow opened).

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