Show Reports From: The Audio Traveler

NYIAS 2015: Harman International and everyone else

NYIAS 2015: Harman International and everyone else

There were a lot of tremendously awesome things to see and touch (or not) at the NYIAS this year. Alfa Romeo’s vintage roundup was an extremely distracting highlight, and it was only one of many. From a purely automotive side, there was quite a bit that was drool-worthy. Some highlights: Ford GT “Supercar”. At $400k, this thing looks […]

NYIAS 2015: Maserati with Bowers and Wilkins

NYIAS 2015: Maserati with Bowers and Wilkins

Many of my friends with car fetishes will wax poetic about the road-feel and handling of the new mid-engines Porsches, but all I hear is blah blah blah. Holy sh*t, was that a flipping Maserati? Yeah, I got a thing for the Trident. I mean, hell, if you’re gonna drop over $100k on a car, […]

NYIAS 2015: Jaguar with Meridian

NYIAS 2015: Jaguar with Meridian

In eyes of teen-me, the Jaguar XJS was pretty much the greatest car ever made. The whole 12-cylinder engine thing was awesome and all, but it was the visual — all those swoops and curves — that got the hormones all skitter-scatter. Mmm, mmm. I think I might need to be alone for a while […]

NYIAS 2015: Audi with Bang and Olufsen

NYIAS 2015: Audi with Bang and Olufsen

The new Audi R8, here shown in a space-gray, is a rocket and there’s no mistaking it for anything else. The price tag starts at $116k, so I’m not sure what I was expecting. Perhaps more car? This is one of those times when the parallels to high-end audio are useful — you don’t have […]

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    There was so much to see and do at the first ever Southern California CanJam that there wasn’t really enough time to cram every new product and vendor into their […]
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  • Questyle QP1 (update) – CanJam SoCal 2015 April 15, 2015
    We’ve been a little hot on Questyle’s products ever since our [review] of the CMA 800R headphone amplifier. The “current mode” amplification of the headphone separate really sounded sweet to […]
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  • The New Sony NWZX2 & PHA-3 – CanJam SoCal 2015 April 11, 2015
    Sony has a few new products that sit atop the audiophile food chain that were available for preview/review at CanJam this year. Most note-worthy of the bunch was the newest high end […]
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  • Pendulumic Stance S1+ – CanJam SoCal 2015 April 7, 2015
    I first ran into Pendulumic at T.H.E. Show in Newport last year. Since then audiophiles have been exposed to their new bluetooth-enabled headphone at multiple show locations across the US, including […]
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  • ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 – CanJam SoCal 2015 April 7, 2015
    Contrary to what you may think, these headphones have absolutely nothing to do with Jon or the hatch and the only button pushing going on at the show was play/pause. […]
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  • The Riva Turbo X – CanJam SoCal 2015 April 7, 2015
    The third floor of CanJam SoCal had separate individual listening rooms more akin to a traditional audio show setup. Upon entering the first room attendees were greeted with the solitary scene […]
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  • The Noble ONE and BTS – CanJam SoCal 2015 April 6, 2015
    Custom In Ear Monitor manufacturer Noble has recently generated a lot of excitement around its new IEM called the K10. The 10-driver-per-side balanced armature monitor is available in both custom […]
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  • The ALO Audio Rx & Continental Dual Mono – CanJam SoCal 2015 April 3, 2015
    I like Ken Ball of ALO audio. Perhaps its because he reminds me of one of my favorite high school physics teachers, or maybe its just his soft spoken mannerisms […]
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  • HiFiMAN HE-1000 (revised) – CanJam SoCal 2015 April 3, 2015
    The award for the most buzzed-about product of the show should probably go to HiFiMAN’s yet-to-be-released HE-1000. Head-fi’s forums were inundated with requests for impressions even before the show began. The […]
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  • Apogee Groove and Creative Labs SoundBlaster X7 – CanJam SoCal 2015 April 2, 2015
    It didn’t take long for brands that lay on the outskirts of the hobby to take note of the growth potential with head-fi. Two brands in particular made a grand entrance […]
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