Ever since Sennheiser introduced the new Orpheus which can’t be called that anymore, people have been wanting to listen to the HE-1. Sennheiser brought the HE-1 to Canjam and if you managed to get on the listening list, you got 15 minutes of listening time.
Doesn’t that headphone look gorgeous?
Of course Sennheiser didn’t only bring the HE-1 to Canjam but they of course wanted to show their HD800S to the crowd.
Next to that they, just like at the previous shows, were still promoting the HD6XX and Apogee Groove combo. I’m not to fond of the combo myself as I feel the little box just can’t get the best out of these headphones.
In the community area a guy named “Renee” (I hope I wrote that the right way) was showing his modded HD800 and I have to say it sounded better than the HD800S… In materials this mod only costs a few Euro but it unfortunately is irreversible.
Shure tends to bring their full line-up to Canjam Europe every year and their crowd is always very crowded to try out all the IEMS, full sized headphones and the KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System. Or are they just hanging out for the ice coffee?
Hifiman / Sieveking
Not so long ago Hifiman announced the V2 of their successful HE-1000 and Edition X models. Sieveking brought both tho the show together with Hifiman’s EF100 Hybrid amp.
The HE-1000 V2 supposedly didn’t get any driver revision but because of the new earpads, headband system and smaller earcups, it does sound different from the original HE-1000. My unit is still in burn-in but it looks like the V2 sounds clearer with a little less body in bass and lower mids.
The Edition X V2’s finish is a lot nicer than the original V1‘s and the new matte black looks very sexy. I haven’t heard this one yet so I can’t comment on the difference in sound if there is any.
SoundMagic is especially known for their successful closed HP100, HP150 and open HP200 full sized headphones and of course the E10 inear monitor.
They recently launched their latest P55 headphone which is a model that’s more on-ear than over ear. At the show the difference in sound between a new and played-in unit was very noticeable. Comfort wise these were great and we’ll be checking them out very soon!
There can’t be a German headphone show without SPL joining the party.
The stax corner was always very crowded with people swithcing amps and headphones all over the place.
My attention especially went to the portable mini STAX but I have to say I was pretty disappointed with the sound
Ultrasone is one of those brands you either love or hate and that goes both sound- as design wise.
To me still still is one of the best looking Ultrasone headphones
A lot of people however were interested in this bling version
This time however it was the LakePeople brand of which he was showing two new models, the HPA RS 02 and HPA RS 08
If you’re proud of your work, you absolutely need a see-through top, that’s clear by now.
This year Fried was also showing a special edition of the G100 amp called the “G100 Final”. Did you know this is the unit that got Violectric started?
That’s it for the picture report of the 2016 show but now it’s time for the Best of Canjam Europe 2016 awards on the next Page, right after the click HERE or the jump below.