Canjam Essen ’15: Pleasure Overload -Part 1

Ever since 2013, September has always been marked in my agenda. Yes, September: the month where we get to go to Canjam Europe. This year’s event, for the 3rd consecutive time, was held in Essen, the center of Europe.

I’ve been to all of the shows and I’ve seen Canjam Europe grow to one of the (if not THE)  biggest headphone events in Europe. This year they featured over 100 brands (112) on 2000 sqm and they welcomed around 1400 visitors, that’s really impressive. At the same time it was a lot of work but I’ll happily sacrifice myself for giving you this report and the reviews that result out of it. Canjam Europe is a great place to discover new gear and to audition all those headphones, amplifiers and DACs you keep reading about. It’s also a place where like-minded people can talk about headphones without being looked weird at. You can also dream away when listening to the better gear like the guy in the picture below is doing with an Auralic setup and LCD-X headphone.  And last but not least it’s a place where you meet interesting people and make new friends. At least that’s what Canjam Europe is to me.

Canjam Relax

As usual I will cover the show by commenting on the pictures of the most interesting gear that caught my eye. It’s simply impossible to cover everything. There will be 3 parts of this picture report (part 2 and 3 posted tomorrow and the day after). Before starting the Canjam Europe 2015 picture report I’d like to thank my lovely fiancée for all the support and for sacrificing her weekend for me.

Enjoy the show, right after the click below or here!

4.8/5 - (10 votes)

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 February 20, 2016


    Wow, I’m concerned, my favourite headphone brands are: Final, AKG, Stax & Grado. He’s just crossed 2 off my list. I am curious to know what his tops are.

    • Reply February 20, 2016


      Different people, different tastes. Senn, Beyer, Audeze, Hifiman

      • Reply February 20, 2016


        Indeed, Senn is an all time turn off. Will have to erudition some Beyer.

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