Blog: Canjam London 2017 – Part 2


Noble Audio

You all know by now that Linus is a big fan of the brand and he’s been doing all of their reviews. As a result I had to order my own Kaiser Encore which is being built as we speak. It wasn’t till this show that I listened to the Encore in a universal version, and now I’m sure I’ll love it.

I also loved the Katana and the Kaiser in combination with my AK SP1000. Linus will covering a few more of Noble’s line-up very soon as well. A lovely brand.

Brannan also invited Gisele from Aid2Hearing at the show. She’s probably like the most famous audiologist in Europe and you can even buy (if I’m not mistaken) several CIEM brands through her company. She was so kind to make me a set of impressions I needed and I have to admit it was one of the best experiences getting impressions so far. If you’re in the London area and need ciems or impressions, I can fully recommend her.


Normally OPPO is at every show I go to but at Canjam London I didn’t really see too much them. I did spot their DAC/AMP at one of the booths though



When OPUS recently launched the #3 they only had 10 press samples available and for some reason they forgot about us. I met the guys at the show though and we should be on the list when they release their next model. I – and basically a lot of people – realy like the OPUS DAPs, especially the latest #3.


Nathan is usually the one covering covering the Oriveti gear such as the Basic and the Primacy. Now I finally got my chance to listen to these lovely IEMs


Pioneer, Onkyo. I call them the unobtainables. There products might be really good but they really don’t like handing out samples to reviewers. That’s a shame really.

I’m not the biggest fan of the Master 1 headphone though, yet impresses a lot of people at each show.


Another brand you see at every show, and that’s a good thing! Look at this full stack, it’s just beautiful! And it sure does sound good too.


We’ve covered all of the RHA units already except for the new recent wireless ones. My favourite are still the T20 and the CL1.

Compared to the other big shows such as IFA and High End, where RHA normally has one of the prettiest stands, they now had a very modest stand. The nice thing about RHA is that they have something for everyone: from low to high budget and from Low-End to high end, bass to treble. they have it all for very reasonable prices.

Rupert Neves

The RNHP is an amplifier I was looking forward to a lot myself after having seen Jude talk about it in his London video. It did not disappoint, it did not colour or add bass. It just amped and did it perfectly so.

Lots more to see on Page 3 od the Canjam London 2017 Picture Report, after the jump

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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 28, 2017

    Carl A

    Nice coverage and write-up.
    Many thanks.

  • Reply July 28, 2017


    That Sonoma System is the biggest disappointment i have listened to in the last 5 years. I had a chance to listen to this one at the HighEnd in Munich this year and it was a total letdown. Not only is the amp not capable of driving the headphone to a proper loud listening level, it also distorts really easy. I’m also glad that I am not the only one who thought about this one the way i did. What a waste of money.

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