CanJam SoCal 2016: Best In Show

April 4, 2016

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 [...]

CanJam SoCal 2016: OPPO loudspeakers?

April 3, 2016

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 [...]

CanJam SoCal 2016: MrSpeakers electrifies

April 2, 2016

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. [...]

CanJam SoCal 2016: Riva Rockin’

April 2, 2016

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 [...]