Blog: High End Munich 2017 – Picture Report Part 2



Every show I have been to Shure has been too. they always bring their full line-up as well and it great being able to compare all their IEMs next to eachother

I prefer their IEMs over their full sized headphones, but they were all there as well


It’s still the most used headphone stand in shops and at shows. I have seven of them as well but I need another 30 or so. Too bad they’re a little pricey 🙂


I’ve been looking forward to listening to the electrostat Sonoma Acoustics Model one and it did not disappoint. the headphone and amp come as a set. I like the design as well

The ear cups, just like the HE-1’s and the Shangri-La’s look gorgeous. Seems I have a thing for electrostat ear cups…


Sony itself wasn’t at the show but I did find several companies such as final Audio using the new WM1Z DAP at their booth.



Vinnie Rossi

It was the first time I met the genius himself and he’s actually a very normal down to earth and friendly guy. His Lio amp is a little bit out of my budget but you do get the very best in return.

Violectric / Lakepeople

It’s always a pleasure seeing Fried. He wasn’t really showing anything really new for us but there will be new gear coming up later this year or next year. Exciting!

Woo Audio

Woo Audio wasn’t officially exhibiting but you could find two of their brand new WA33 units at the show. Jack let me listen to the WA33 which was set up in a 120.000€ system driving the Abyss and it sounded incredibly good. Yes, €120.000!

This exact WA33 is a special edition. It’s called the Elite Edition and it well set you back around $15K.

That’s it for this year’s show report. I’m pretty sure I missed some brands and that I didn’t cover a lot of interesting things but it’s simply impossible to do everything in Munich.

I’m definitely going back to Munich next year. See you there?

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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 May 28, 2017


    I believe the colorful Onkyo earphones on display are not universal IEMs, but rather the demo units for their own line of custom IEMs.

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