Blog: High End Munich 2019 – Picture Report Part 2

Niimbus Audio

Lake People’s newest brand for their high end consumer gear. The Niimbus US4+ headphone and pre-amp (the middle one) will soon be featured on HFN

The unit on top is the newest DAC which will be further developed of the next few months, it’s not availabale yet

oBravo Audio

It’s always fun visiting the oBravo stand. What I don’t really understand is that some people visit the booth, listen to the $10K Ra C Cu with their phone or whatever entry DAP and then on fora start saying it sucks. No the Ra C Cu is great, you just didn’t use a good source. Rant over.

One to keep an eye on is their new Cupid IEM which will be selling for around $250USD. I took one with me but haven’t found time to listen to it yet.

And then of course there is the flagship “Signature” headphone to keep an eye on

As well as the more affordable HAMT MKII closed headphone. Soon on HFN? I hope!

The oBravo headphones have evolved a lot over the years.They Signature unit now even comes with a full selection of top quality cables and adapters.


The Dutch Primaluna brand is famous all over the world. Why haven’t we covered them yet you ask? I have no idea

With their 200 and 300 models they have an amp for each target audience

Or you can just go for the 400 of course. Don’t you just love the covers?

Pro-Ject Audio

I’m still using their streamer in my desktop system. It’s small, affordable and it does Spotify, Tidal, Roon and DLNA. But they of course have a whole range of digital products. And then I’m not even mentioning their turntables..


The French Qobuz is really trying to compete with Tidal and so they were at the show. Tidal? Not there…

Do you have a preference between Tidal and Qobuz? Let us know in the comments


We were supposed to get the excellent ERA-1 for review last year but for some reason that never happened. Maybe this year?


Once you try ROON, you’re hooked. Sure it’s not cheap but if you use the features it’s certainly worth it. (Pic: Roon core)


I think we’ve covered about everything Shanling has to offer in regards to DAPs, and the M2X is their latest DAP

They’re also very proud of the new Bluetooth module

But did you know that they also have a series of IEMs


It continues on Page Four, just click here!


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 21, 2019


    Good to see more closed headphones coming out these days. Looking forward to reviews 🙂

  • Reply May 21, 2019


    Hi Lieven, thanks for posting a picture of one of our Spirit Torino headphones on your Part 2 Munich High End report. Just for the record, the model in the picture is a single driver Superleggera, not a Twin Pulse. You can check out the different models on our website, if you so wish. Cheers!

  • Reply May 21, 2019

    Steven Zore

    I think IEM cables will be the next big thing.

  • Reply May 21, 2019

    habil lai

    Holy hell that small tubie is cute

  • Reply May 23, 2019


    Spirit Torino, not Toreno 🙂

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