Category Archives: CanJam Global

CanJam SoCal 2016: Best In Show

CanJam SoCal was a fantastic show. I’ll be honest — I wasn’t expecting much. CanJam, for me and many others, has always been an entirely embedded affair, tucked away in a hidden corner at a much larger audio show. But here at the Westin in Costa Mesa California, there was (finally?) enough room for the delightful sprawl to happen. There was the

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CanJam SoCal 2016: OPPO loudspeakers?

Sonica ($299) is a new Bluetooth powered loudspeaker from OPPO. Touted as “high-res capable”, the speaker is WiFi controlled (via an app, much like Sonos), will support TIDAL streaming service natively (again, via the app), and also support files directly streamed from your network at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution. Sweet. There are four drivers in each box — one 3.5″,

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CanJam SoCal 2016: MrSpeakers electrifies

In a surprise (to me) move, MrSpeakers has deviated yuuuugely from expectation and showcased a prototype electrostatic headphone at CanJam this year. Wait. Whaaa –? Yes! An electrostat. As in, Stax. As in, the new HiFiMAN. As in, Sennheiser. As in … wow. Where did this come from? The new speaker carries the rather prosaic working name of “ETHER Electrostat”, which wasn’t all that

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CanJam SoCal 2016: Riva Rockin’

Paradoxically, one of the most popular demo/displays at CanJam this year wasn’t for anything headphone related. It was for a small Bluetooth speaker from Riva Audio. I went into this room four times, and each time, the room was packed. Part of that was, no doubt, due to the in-show special they were running on their little portable speakers (you’re

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