Blog: High End Munich & Canjam Europe 2018 – Picture Report Part 2

Sony

I did spot a couple of them at the booths, but it seems AK is more popular in Germany. The Sony I saw most was the WM1A

Stax

A headphone show in Germany without STAX? Not possible

StereoPravda

The Russian IEM and amp company was there and they were showing their different universal IEMs

I even was so lucky to take a SB-7 home with me

Misha is a really nice guy and he likes to innovate. I mean, who else ever came up with inflatable IEM tips?

TEAC

Tsakiridis

I wouldn’t be surprised if you never heard of the Greek company before but they have some excellent amps in their line-up

I’m a big fan myself of their Tube Tester. Do contact BELHIFI for a demo

Ultrasone

Always a big collection of headphones at their booth. And this time I finally got round to listening to their Edition 15

Violectric

All the attention logically went to the new Nimbus brand, but the Vio gear still is excellent. I still use it all the time and the V850 is a great DAC with the V281.

Vision Ears

The German CIEM company was having the European launch of the Erlkönig, their first universal IEM. But hey brought all their other models too

But for most of us it was all about the Erlkönig with its 13! drivers, 5-way crossover and 4 sound configurations.

Doesn’t it look beautiful?

It even has changeable face plates! It’s not the lightest monitor and the +$4K price if hefty, but he sound surely impressed too

Viva

Also impressive, in a different way

Westone

Woo Audio

It was great seeing Jack again, and just like last year he brought his WA33! The mighty 596 rectifier still impresses (I still have some for sale btw)

The WA8 Eclipse portable tube amp was also present, I still love it!

But I did spend most of my time listening to the brand new portable WA11 amp

It even has its own docking station

And its fully balanced!

End Words

Another awesome High End and Canjam show and I hope you enjoyed the picture report. I could spend more than a week there and I still wouldn’t have time to listen to everything I wanted to. To me it’s the best show on earth so yes, you can be sure I’ll be back there next year.

Can’t wait!

3.8/5 - (48 votes)

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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.

2 Comments

  • Reply May 27, 2018

    Michael

    Did you listen to the Questyle CMA400i? Hearing a lot of praise about it, but sadly no comment from you under the picture 🙁

    • Reply December 31, 2018

      Skippy

      It is warmer and less offensive than the cma600i. But I am not a fan of questyle amps.

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