Canjam Europe 2014: It’s Back!

Disclaimer: Headfonia is in no way related to the people organizing Canjam Europe. But as it is the only real headphone related show, we’re going and they deserve some media attention. We’re a media partner because such a huge event deserves media coverage. Everything for the readers ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Time sure does fly. I can remember being there last year for the whole weekend and not even having enough time to check everything out. But on to this year’s event!

CanJam Europe 2014 โ€“ Europeโ€™s leading show for headphones and accessories opens in September at a new location ! On Sept. 20th and 21st, Europeโ€™s dedicated headphone show CanJam will open again. Consumers, professional users and trade visitors experience headphones, audio players, amplifiers and accessories of all sizes and prize categories at Congress Center West of Messe Essen. After the great success of the initial event, the organizers expect twice as many exhibitors for 2014 and have added workshops and lectures.

The headphone show presents headphones, starting with entry-level in-ear models all the way to high-end fullsize-headphones, sources from classic CD players to portable hires players, amplifiers for desktop and portable use as well as accessories for personal audio.

In addition to the commercial show, a dedicated community area hosts private headphone enthusiasts and give them ample opportunity to showcase their personal setup and DIY devices. New at CanJam Europe 2014: Workshops and lectures surrounding audio playback and reception, DIY and modification of hifi devices.

I have been asked to do a workshop or give a lecture as well during the weekend but I honestly wouldn’t know what about. Is there anything specific you might want me to talk about? I’d be more then happy to see what you guys are interested in.

Update:A lot of the brands have signed up in the mean time and it looks like it is going to be huge this year. Check out participating brands here. From what I have heard, the list is even growing…

It already was super last year but this year’s event is one you do not want to miss. And on top of that you’ll have a chance to meet yours truly. I’m usually a nice guy when surrounded by headphones and amplifiers so do come up to say hello, I’ll be there for both days!

Tickets are now for sale here, prices range from 2โ‚ฌ to 10โ‚ฌ.

Headfonia, as media partner , has received a whole bunch of free weekend community tickets. Leave a comment down below with your email and I’ll get in touch with you for your free weekend pass.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

I’m so excited already!

 

Canjam Europe 2014: It’s Back!
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Lieven is living in Europe and he's the leader of the gang. Coming from a musical family he's always been interested in good sound. Unlike his family members the only musical instruments he plays are amps and DACs. He loves playing with old tubes and discovering new products while staying faithful to the good old Sennheiser HD650.

47 Comments

  • Reply May 27, 2014

    Tronco

    Hm, it’s a 6 hour train ride from .ch but I’ll try to go. Wish me luck for the negotiations with my wife… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Where else in Europe do we get to try so many different components?

    • Reply May 27, 2014

      L.

      Exactly! For me it is a 1.5 hour drive ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Reply May 28, 2014

        Tronco

        That’s nothing. You could even call that commuting ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply May 27, 2014

      Patrick

      Haha live in switzerland too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Got an 9 hour train ride from my hometown. Will go If I can, but their are no prices offered from SBB (Swiss Railway) or DB (German Railway) D:

      • Reply May 28, 2014

        Tronco

        390 CHF regular price, 276 with swiss half-fare card according to the sbb website. Might be better to fly ZRH-DUS for about 110 EUR and take the train to Essen for about 30 EUR. Would be faster too.

        • Reply May 28, 2014

          Patrick

          Yeah searched it too, if by plane would be faster. And yeah it is faster and cheaper ๐Ÿ˜‰ But don’t know where to stay over night. Maybe a hotel, but that for 2nights… Gone check that too. Greetz –

  • Reply May 27, 2014

    Nickjan Glas

    that sounds great, I really like to visit a place where I can compare headphones with amps. Will certainlytry to join. See if I can find a nice addittion for the B&OH6. Either another headphone or desktop amp.

  • Reply June 2, 2014

    Eugen

    Is she hiding her mustache? ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Reply June 2, 2014

      L.

      You just ruined my image of her being incredibly pretty

      • Reply June 2, 2014

        Guest

        Good.

  • Reply August 11, 2014

    Coop1979

    Thanks for the community ticket Headfoniaguys! Looking forward to seeing you again in Essen!

    • Reply August 11, 2014

      L.

      Our pleasure. See you there!

  • Reply August 11, 2014

    Rasmus Horn

    Tickets for transport booked. Hotel booked. Can’t wait to spend the weekend in Essen.

    • Reply August 11, 2014

      L.

      Will you be working there or am I mixing up people?

      • Reply August 11, 2014

        Rasmus Horn

        That still havn’t been decided. I will definitely be enjoying it there no matter what the company decides to do ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Reply August 11, 2014

          L.

          Hope to meet you there!

        • Reply September 22, 2014

          Nickjan Glas

          Was really enjoyable. you were at the B&O stand, if I am not mistaken? maybe glad to know my H6, is still my favourite after canjam in the price range up to 800 euros.

          • Reply September 22, 2014

            Rasmus Horn

            Yes that is me ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoyed being at the CanJam. There was SOOOO many great things to listen to. I had too little time to really listen to all.

            The headphones I was most impressed by was in prioritized order:

            1. The Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor!! WOW just my taste. Bright and analytical. IF it was not so darn expensive….

            2. The Inears Stagediver 2. Such a great 2-way IEM. Flat and neutral response.

            3. The RHA T10i. With the treble filters it is a great IEM for the price.

            4. The Shure SE846. I liked it with the brightest filters.

            I was mostly looking into IEMS this year but the Beyerdynamic T90 is also on my shortlist for my next full size.

            Yeah this is a great hobby. Now tonight I also enjoy the H6 with the silver cable. It really has a great sound and it does compare to more expensive headphones when connected to the right amp and source.

            • Reply September 22, 2014

              Nickjan Glas

              That’s a nice shortlist. personally I don’t like the feel of in ear, so I ll stick to full sized. My favourites were:
              1. Audeze XC was number one, but it also has its price tag.
              2. The B&O H6
              3./4.The Sennheiser HD 650 came next followed closely by the HD 800
              5.Then the mr speakers alpha dog
              After that it got too blurry for my ears and I will have to come back.
              Each with it’s own character. But for the classical and orchestral music which I like best, the H6 and HD650 will be my favourites for now.

              I really noticed the impact of amplification on the H6, like you said. I have a few ideas.
              My favourite there was:
              1. Lehmann linear (maybe the se, but I didn’t notice the difference in that short time)
              2. meijer corda
              3. vmoda vamp
              The JDS was great for its price, but being used to B&O system, I want to go higher up the scale, so that didn’t make my list.
              I hope to audition some other candidates, but I also found a violectric v200 (450) and burson soloist sl (389) 2nd hand; so that might be interesting too.
              Now enjoying game of thrones music by ramin djawadi.
              Enjoy your listening and it was great meeting you.

              • Reply September 22, 2014

                dalethorn

                I use the v-moda Vamp Verza with several headphones incl. the DT1350, T90, and AKG K812.

                • Reply September 23, 2014

                  Nickjan Glas

                  sounds like one of your favourites. Just saw one 2nd hand for 200 euro. sounds not too bad a price.

                  • Reply September 23, 2014

                    dalethorn

                    It’s very good, but I wouldn’t suggest any of the high-treble headphones like HD800, AKG K812, Beyer T1 or T90 etc., unless you control the treble. It’s better than the Beyer A200p(AK10), but still can sound edgy with certain headphones. BTW – not enough power for the T1, but works OK with the others.

                • Reply September 23, 2014

                  Patrick Michael Graf Murray

                  Dale, do you know if there is any meets in CT, US or a way to keep an eye out for them if there are some? I really would like to be able to try some different gear.

                  • Reply September 23, 2014

                    dalethorn

                    Head-fi has meets all along the East Coast, and their web page would be the place to find where special events are scheduled.

              • Reply September 23, 2014

                Patrick Michael Graf Murray

                I love Ramin Djawadi, he does great things musically

            • Reply September 23, 2014

              Headfonia_L.

              It was nice finially meeting you! My report will be up late this night or tomorrow during the day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply August 13, 2014

    Tronco

    I just checked with Schiit and unfortunately they won’t be present at the CanJam. Is anyone from the community with a Bifrost/Asgard2 going to be there? I’d love to have a listen.

    • Reply August 13, 2014

      L.

      Didn’t see a lot of Schiit last year, I couldn’t tell. sorry

      • Reply August 13, 2014

        Tronco

        Seems Schiit has not discovered Europe marketing-wise yet.

        • Reply August 13, 2014

          L.

          Or you could say the Europeans don’t get fooled by their Marketing ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Reply August 13, 2014

            Tronco

            Well, the Co-founder of Schiit has owned a marketing company for decades, so… ๐Ÿ™‚
            Well, I’m sure there will be plenty of other good gear to try out at the CanJam.

  • Reply August 19, 2014

    BaasTurbo

    Dag landgenoot. Are there still tickets available? First Canjam, looking forward to it!

    • Reply August 19, 2014

      L.

      Hoeveel wil je er? How many do you need?

      • Reply August 19, 2014

        BaasTurbo

        Replied by mail. Thanks!

  • Reply August 29, 2014

    Patrick

    Is it still possible to get a free ticket or are they all selled yet? Would consider to go, for hifman, audez, philips new x2 and all the different dacs/amps to get a better understanding of the source. Greetz P. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply August 30, 2014

      L.

      Of course!

    • Reply August 30, 2014

      L.

      Check your email

  • Reply August 31, 2014

    Moe Liebich

    Hi There! Call me Moe, i am from germany and i can not wait checking out the new HifiMANs. It will be my first visit of an audio-only fair. Happy time there, headfonia. We still expect a report of your CanJam-Visit ๐Ÿ˜‰ (2 free-tickets would be nice ;*)

    Best regards, Moe.

    • Reply August 31, 2014

      L.

      Check your email ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply September 15, 2014

    Sven Braeckmans

    Are there still tickets available?
    Would consider to go, for hifman, audez, alo audio, studio six dacs/amps

  • Reply September 15, 2014

    MuZo2

    I will be going for a day. Would be looking for Audeze, Hifiman & MrSpeakers heaphones.

    • Reply September 15, 2014

      Headfonia_L.

      Need a free entrance ticket?

      • Reply September 16, 2014

        MuZo2

        If possible would be nice. I am looking to visit it on Sunday.

        • Reply September 16, 2014

          Headfonia_L.

          Check your gmail email and there it is ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply September 16, 2014

    TYG

    Hmmmm 3 hour car ride…..totally worth it!
    Maybe I’ll finally be able to try some STAX cans. Almost impossible to find some here in Germany.
    Really looking forward to it ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS: Do you guys happen to have a ticket left for a poor student?

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