Blog: Canjam London 2017 – Part 1

Final Audio

Final Audio is one of those brands I never really got to like. I’m just not a fan of their line-up in general but I have to say the latest E2000 and E3000 IEMs sound really good! (review in progress).

Final also brought one of the prototypes of their newest full sized headphone to the show, and as I already confirmed in the Munich report, it sounds very good!

Now with me liking 3 of their latest models, I think it’s safe to say I love the direction Final Audio is going in and I lookf orward to discovering more of their new products in the future.

Flare Audio

The UK based Flare Audio of course had to be present at their home show as they just launched a brand new product called the Flares Pro. Their presentation was all about the new (wireless) IEM and I have to say I really liked how it sounded connected to my SP1000. I forgot to disconnect it from my DAP after my listening channel so they had to chase me down to disconnect the BlueTooth connection. Sorry about that.

The Flares Pro also come in a very unique box, it stood out and it attracted a lot of people to the booth. Review soon!


I finally got the chance to audition the legendary Blue Hawai Electrostat amp. Yum!


Big booth from Hifiman at the show with Mark being nice as usual

Most listened to were the Edition X and Susvara models

but Hifiman even brought the stunning $50K Shangri-La with them!

A lot of people asked me questions about the Hifiman RE-800 and RE-2000

Nathan is a big fan of the RE-800 IEM while I tend to like the bigger bodied RE-2000 more

Expect something about these IEMs and the Susvara soon on

That’s it for part one of the Head-Fi Canjam London 2017 show. Part two can be found here! Still haven’t had enough? Then check out Jude’s pre-show video:

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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 July 25, 2017


    Thank you Lieven, nice report!

  • Reply July 28, 2017


    Lieven you could get the 1 More H1707 a review.

  • Reply August 2, 2017


    Overall, an excellent and detailed report with good pix, reflecting my own good impressions. However, there seem to be some omissions: nothing on “Advanced”, and the “Echobox” report was ultra-skimpy. It would have been nice to see at least a SQ and operational assessment of the Explorer, and mention of their prototype planar cans. I thought the Kennertin on the ears $60 jobbie was excellent, so an assessment amplification would have been appreciated here. Btw “Snuggs” has but one g!!

  • Reply August 2, 2017


    A couple of predictive errors and mistypes above : omit “amplification” and it’s “Kennerton” of course!

  • Reply August 3, 2017

    henry harmon jr.

    what, no Sennheiser?

    • Reply August 3, 2017


      It’s in part 2. You did see Part 2 right? It’s only mentioned like a couple of times

  • Reply August 20, 2017


    I did see more Sony DAPs taking the scene quite a bit in recent Head-Fi’s posts , I don’t know maybe they really do something right with the Signature Series to get an increase in popularity after all?

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