Canjam Europe 2014: The Picture Report

Canjam Europe 2014 is over. What a show it was! Just like last year the show was held in Essen in Germany and luckily for me that’s only a 2 hour drive away from home. With over 80 brands at the show it might even be bigger than the Official Canjam event hosted by our friends from Head-Fi. Don’t quote me on that though but that’s what I heard. True or not, that does mean there were lots of people to see and even more gear to listen to and that’s what it’s all about, right?

Just like last year I’ll be doing a picture report and I’ll add some comments on most pictures. Enjoy the overview and don’t forget the check out the conclusion in the end!

 AKG

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The AKG corner was always very crowded with a lot of  the younger people listening to all the different models. It got quite messy from time to time.

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Of course they were showing of the new K812. In the pic below you can also see the Aedle, it’s the only one I saw at the show.
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Astel&Kern

Of course the guys from A&K Germany showed up with their full collection of the new (and old) DAPS. It’s the first time I saw the 100ii for real myself and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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I did however upset the AK boss a little. He noticed me using an external amp with my AK240 and he didn’t like me saying it doesn’t have enough power for my full size headphones.

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AK was also using the rebranded Beyerdynamic headphone. I loved the combination of the 240 with this one

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Audeze

I think the Audeze headphones were the most used ones at Canjam, the whole range was there (several times). I recently bought the LCD-XC but after having listened to the LCD-X at Canjam, I ordered one right away on monday morning.

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Canjam Europe 2014: The Picture Report
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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.

55 Comments

  • Reply September 23, 2014

    dalethorn

    I love, love my K812.

  • Reply September 23, 2014

    Patrick

    Was indeed a great show 🙂 Come back at monday morning and had to work at the same day… But it was worthy it!

  • Reply September 24, 2014

    George Lai

    Nice report. Like almost being there.

  • Reply September 24, 2014

    Rasmus Horn

    Ohhh – thanks for the memories Lieven! There were so much stuff I did not get to listen to this time. Next year we have to remember to go get a pilsner too 🙂

  • Reply September 24, 2014

    MuZo2

    Was there on Sunday, was my first time at Canjam and really enjoyed it, was worth the trip and day spent well. Shure will go next time too. But hopefully on first day. Didnt manage to hear or see some of products you pictured here.

    • Reply September 24, 2014

      Headfonia_L.

      I don’t even have enough with 2 full days… Glad you enjoyed it

  • Reply September 24, 2014

    Tibor

    Awesome mate 😉 Now I am looking forward to next year and hopefully I will be there. We want more pictures! (of girls O:-))

    • Reply September 24, 2014

      Headfonia_L.

      thank you! To be honest I don’t even have a pic of the UE girl.

  • Reply September 24, 2014

    Ste

    Such cool pictures..Being an stagediver sd2 owner,Im very much looking forward to your thoughts on the sd4!!

    • Reply September 24, 2014

      Headfonia_L.

      I find it the best Inear so far. of course I only listened for 10 minutes

      • Reply September 24, 2014

        Ste

        The fit of those little things amazes me more than anything else! While the sd2 is good,its quite linear and could due with a bump of a couple of db in the bass,and more extension in the highs to my ear,and a bigger soundstage if possible..

        • Reply September 24, 2014

          Headfonia_L.

          And that is exactly the Stage 4…

          • Reply September 24, 2014

            Ste

            Looks like il be inflicting further poverty on my wallet then lol..any idea when they will hit the market or when you will get one to review proper?

            • Reply September 24, 2014

              Headfonia_L.

              Not sure yet. Demo sample maybe in a few weeks. They dont have them yet

  • Reply September 24, 2014

    Albert_T

    Wow, great weekend! Imagine my surprise seeing my picture on the first page of this review ^^, i’m the guy with the Aëdle headphones. It was our first time at Canjam for my friends and I. We come from Geneva, Switzerland and drove about 1500 km over the weekend just for this incredible opportunity to listen to every single headphone we could get our hands on. Call us crazy if you want, but it was well worth it! We’re definitely coming back next year!

    • Reply September 24, 2014

      Headfonia_L.

      Hope it’s ok to use the pic? It was great wasn’t it 🙂

      • Reply September 24, 2014

        Albert_T

        Of course you can use the pic, no harm done. The show was great, everybody was really friendly and gladly answered any question we had. Too bad we couldn’t stay longer.
        Next time, come say hello! I’ve been reading reviews on Headfonia for ever, it would be nice to have a chat once at a meet 😉

        • Reply September 24, 2014

          Headfonia_L.

          Same goes for you, you should have said hello 😉

          • Reply September 24, 2014

            Albert_T

            Haha you’re right, but to be honest I didn’t really know who to look for… never actually met you before

            • Reply September 24, 2014

              Headfonia_L.

              Google me man, I’m Indexed hahaha

              • Reply September 24, 2014

                Albert_T

                Got it 😉 Next time, I won’t miss you!
                What did you enjoy most at Canjam this year?

                • Reply September 25, 2014

                  Headfonia_L.

                  The Calyx M and the Auralic Gemini. The Stage 5 and SD4 were great iems, like the Shure 846. the LCD-X was great and the HD800 is always nice to listen to

                  • Reply September 25, 2014

                    BlurRhino

                    Will we be getting an iem shootout in headfonia soon? 🙂

                    • September 25, 2014

                      Headfonia_L.

                      I don’t know. I have a 4 driver, 5 driver and 10 driver incoming but they shouldn’t be compared to eachother really

                    • September 25, 2014

                      Albert_T

                      I agree on the Calyx M, it sounds great! I tried it with the LCD-2 and thought it was quite a good pairing. Too bad they didn’t tell me about the 3 hour battery life at the show…
                      As for in ears, I own the Westone 4, but I’m tempted to get some customs. What would you suggest? BA4?

                    • September 26, 2014

                      Headfonia_L.

                      I don’t know your musical preference or budget but the CE6P is very good. the new CE4E is great too. CE4E si a great starter though

                    • September 29, 2014

                      Albert_T

                      I usually listen to jazz, instrumental/electronic music and occasionally rock/metal. I found headphones with a very linear response to be harder to enjoy musically compared to headphones with slight colorations. Typically, I prefer the HD650 to the HD800. Also, I find it hard to accept to pay double for headphones that most certainly don’t sound twice as good.
                      The difference in price between the CE4E and CE6P is not enormous, would you have some more details to share concerning these earphones?

                    • September 29, 2014

                      Headfonia_L.

                      Checkout my ce6e review. I think it will be thr one you want

  • Reply September 24, 2014

    Nickjan Glas

    great review, unfortunatley i wasnt able to listen to the violectric v200. will have to try next year.

  • Reply September 24, 2014

    ghost2031 S23

    Nice pics,
    although i had to chuckle a little bit about the looks of Shozy Alien DAP. I just looks so awkward or silly? (to me at least)
    All i know is that i really want to try the Hifiman He-560 and AKG K812 and maybe some Audeze, but mostly the He-560.

  • Reply September 26, 2014

    Pinuccio

    Good report as always here. Do you know something about the new Violectric dac v820?
    Was it exposed there? I’m very interested in this product (the new Violectric flagship dac) but I cant find anything.

    • Reply September 26, 2014

      Headfonia_L.

      It’s not ready yet. Next year he said

      • Reply September 27, 2014

        Pinuccio

        First of all my greatest THANK YOU for this precious information. It was a long time I was trying to know something about it.
        So you can confirm that this v820 exists and isn’t a product of my imagination and that it will be available in 2015 probably in the summertime.
        For me this means that I won’t buy Anedio D2 anymore and I’ll wait for the new v820. But……was a v820 prototype exposed there? Did he say to you something more specific about launch time and price? Thanks again…..and Germany rocks!!!

        (Me Italy)

        • Reply September 27, 2014

          Headfonia_L.

          No. Just that he can work on it now. That’s all

  • Reply September 30, 2014

    Albert_T

    One of the Beoplay H6 on the B&O stand had a silver cable. Does anybody happen to know which brand it was? Its really hard to find aftermarket cables for this headphone, and I’m not a fan of the inline mic…

    • Reply September 30, 2014

      Headfonia_L.

      Probably Rasmus knows 🙂

      • Reply September 30, 2014

        Albert_T

        He was the one holding the stand right? how can I contact him?

    • Reply October 25, 2014

      Nickjan Glas

      Rasmus told me he got it on ebay, if I am not mistaken, but I couldn’t find it myself. I did try it at the stand and it clearly emphasizes the treble (higher frequencies). If you like that, it’s worth investigating, but personally I prefer the stock cable, because of this.

      • Reply October 25, 2014

        Albert_T

        I don’t really like the stock cable, because of the 4 pin connector, and because it makes noise everytime i touch it… but i’m using the Aëdle cable now with my H6 and it’s much nicer! And it only costs 19 euros

        • Reply October 25, 2014

          Nickjan Glas

          ok, perhaps a bad cable. no noise here, whatever I do with it. But that aedle sounds interesting just to try. you mean the aramid fibre cable on their site?

          • Reply October 25, 2014

            Albert_T

            Yeah! That’s the one. I didn’t hear any significant improvement in sound but at least i don’t have the microphonics problem anymore, and I can connect it to my desktop amp with no worries.

            • Reply October 25, 2014

              Nickjan Glas

              I ll keep it in mind. I use a 1/4 inch adapter and that works too. This is the first commercial quality cable replacement I know of now that will fit next to the earcup. thanks for that.

              • Reply October 25, 2014

                Albert_T

                No problem, happy to help 😉

  • Reply October 1, 2014

    rich

    Looking forward to your review of the Asus Essence 3 which was awarded the European Award by EISA as the the best USB dac/ amp of 2014. This is a good follow up to the review of the Asus Muse done by Mike.

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