CanJam SoCal 2016

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 […]

CanJam SoCal 2016

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), […]

CanJam SoCal 2016

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 […]

CanJam SoCal 2016

CanJam SoCal 2016: Cavalli Audio, old and new

Cavalli Audio has nothing to prove, at least not to me. They created the most powerful (and powerful sounding) headphone amplifier I’ve ever heard, the Liquid Gold. And yes, I did buy that review unit and yes, it’s […]

CanJam SoCal 2016

CanJam SoCal 2016: Puro is pure joy

You don’t always run across something actually relevant at an audio show, but this year’s CanJam almost saw me as a +2 — I was “this close” to bringing my 9-year-old twins along as my beasts-of-burden. It’s kind […]

CanJam SoCal 2016

CanJam SoCal 2016: A Sine of the Times for Audeze

The big news coming out of Audeze was all about Sine — their new $449 on-ear fold-flat planar magnetic headphone. Another partnership with BMWDesignWorksUSA, the Sine is a sexy little beast and incorporates Audeze’s latest thinking […]