Blog: Canjam Europe 2017 – Berlin – Part 2


Lots of gear on Violectric/Lake People’s tables

The V281 amplifier still is the star of the lineup for most people

Fried does know what good headphones are. And if you want an even better price-quality ration, then the LakePeople Pro gear is all you need

I still use the V850 DAC as my main DAC downstairs, in combination with the V281


We loved the Westone W60 and we’re working on the ES80 review right now

Woo Audio

As Woo Audio still doesn’t have the CE certification for most models, you don’t very often see their gear at shows. The WA33 is a incredible amplifier though. And how beautiful can an amplifier be…

And then it’s now time for our own Show Awards!


Just today Canjam Europe sent out a press release with their show winners. We’d rather talk about our own winners though, so here they are!

DAP: The Astell & Kern SP1000


Acessory: Chord Electronics POLY

Amplifier: Meier Corda Soul

Portable AMP/DAC: Chord Electronics Hugo 2

Phone AMP/DAC: AudioQuest DragonFly RED

Headphone: Audeze MX4

IEM: Empire Ears Arthur

No limits: Sennheiser HE1

Cable: Effect Audio Horus

Software: Sonarworks

Custom IEM: Horluchs


End Words

The first Canjam Europe show in Berlin saw over 1000 visitors and the CE-team confirmed the same location for next year’s show already. We had a great time with the exhibitors and the visitors and want to thank the organization for all the fun.

The Canjam team also announced that a new Canjam Europe show will be held at the same time as the awesome High End show in Munich. That does mean that there will be two Canjam Europe headphone shows in Berlin in 2018. Who said the market was slowing down?

As we’re on a limited budget however we will only be covering the High End and the Canjam show that’ll be hosted in Munich in May. Unless someone is willing to sponsor our trip, of course 😉

I hope you enjoyed the report and we’re now taking a well deserved break from headphone shows till May next year!



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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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