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CanJam SoCal 2022: Headphones, Part 2

Herewith please find my third and concluding installment from the 2022 Southern California CanJam headphone show, which ran September 17 and 18 at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, California, south of Los Angeles. We’ve already covered earphones in our first segment and some headphones in our second segment, and now we’ll wrap up with more headphones. Companies are listed in alphabetical order, and all prices are in USD.

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CanJam SoCal 2022: Headphones, Part 1

Here’s my second installment from the 2022 Southern California CanJam headphone show, which filled a large ballroom and a couple of hallways at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, California, south of Los Angeles. Our first installment focused on earphones; this one will focus on headphones, and I’ll follow up soon with a second one on headphones. Companies are listed in alphabetical order, and all prices are in USD.

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CanJam SoCal 2022: Earphones

The annual Southern California CanJam show took place September 17 and 18 at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, California, south of Los Angeles. The show seemed to be fully in post-pandemic mode. The large ballroom at the Marriott that held most of the displays was packed, and some of the companies—Audeze, Focal, and ZMF, to name a few—were so swamped with visitors that it was difficult to get a listen.

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High End 2022 Product Coverage: TriangleArt, Simaudio Moon, Lehmannaudio, Pro-Ject, Monitor Audio, Mission

I wrote the first High End 2022 product-coverage article we published, and then I turned my attention to taking most and editing all of the photos. But during that time with the photos, I came across a number of products I knew that the others on the team didn’t get, and I wanted to make sure they got published—so that’s how I ended up writing this final product-coverage article. All prices are in US dollars or euros.

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High End 2022: Jeff's Hot Takes

Anyone who loves sports and watches ESPN—the United States’ most influential sports-related cable network—and, specifically, commentator Stephen A. Smith, knows what the term hot take means. Merriam-Webster defines the hot take as “a quickly produced, strongly worded, and often deliberately provocative or sensational opinion or reaction.” As I traversed the halls of High End 2022, ate in the restaurants of Munich, or worked in various places on my computer, I muttered myriad opinions both to myself and folks I know in the industry. A thought occurred to me: why should the sports reporters have all the fun?

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High End 2022 Product Coverage: T+A, Epos, DALI, Vivid Audio, Focal, and Naim

The final day of High End 2022 was much like the first few: lots of new products, some of them very cool. In fact, I came to the realization that we would only cover a fraction of what was on display in Germany—I regret that we’ll definitely miss some relevant products. One thing is for sure, though: customers have some wonderful stereo components to choose from when shopping for a new audio system. Prices below in US dollars or euros.

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High End 2022 Product Coverage: MSB Technology, Siltech, Crystal Cable, Audiovector, and Estelon

The second day of High End 2022 was filled with me finding some of the most ambitious products you can imagine. But ambition does not necessarily equate to high prices. Though sometimes it does.

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High End 2022 Sights and Sounds: Nagra, Wilson Audio

Approximate system cost: if you have to ask . . .

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High End 2022 Product Coverage: Gryphon Audio Designs, SVS, Goldmund, Aavik Acoustics, Penaudio, and Verity Audio

Diversity rules this installment of the SoundStage! High End 2022 product coverage. With prices that range from $699 to over $500,000 (USD), it’s hard to believe that, at High End, there are customers for both of these price categories and everything in between. It serves to remind us that the hobby of high-end audio and listening to music in the home is an attractive proposition for a wide swath of us. Prices for the products below are in US dollars, euros, or Swiss francs (CHF).

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High End 2022 Product Coverage: Rockport Technologies, VPI Industries, Audio Research, Göbel High End, and Marten

The two COVID years prior to 2022 meant no High End show in Munich, Germany. Two missed years were two too many. The pent-up creative energy at work in high-end audio was unleashed at High End 2022. And it was glorious. Anyone remotely interested in audio gear and fine music reproduction was in for a treat in terms of new product introductions and systems singing away. And there were some doozies. All prices below are in euros or US dollars.

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High End 2013

May 9-12, 2013

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CES 2013

January 8-11, 2013

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RMAF 2012

October 12-14, 2012

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TAVES 2012

September 28-30, 2012

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High End 2012

May 3-6, 2012

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TWBAS 2012

March 30-31, 2012

Salon Son & Image 2012

March 22-25, 2012

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CES 2012

January 10-13, 2012
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RMAF 2011

October 14-16, 2011
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TAVES 2011

September 30 - October 2, 2011
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CEDIA Expo 2011

September 8-10, 2011
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High End 2011

May 18-22, 2011
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Salon Son & Image 2011

March 31 - April 3, 2011
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CES and THE Show 2011

January 6-9, 2011

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Salon Son & Image 2013

March 21-24, 2013

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CEDIA Expo 2013

September 26-28, 2013

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RMAF 2013

October 11-13, 2013

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TIAS 2013

November 2-4, 2013

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CES 2014

January 7-10, 2014

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Salon Son & Image 2014

March 28-30, 2014

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High End 2014

May 15-18, 2014

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CEDIA Expo 2014

September 10-13, 2014

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RMAF 2014

October 10-12, 2014

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CES 2015

January 6-9, 2015

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Salon Son & Image 2015

March 27-29, 2015

All prices in Canadian or US dollars as noted

High End 2015

May 14-17, 2015

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T.H.E. Show Newport 2015

May 29-31, 2015

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RMAF 2015

October 2-4, 2015

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CEDIA Expo 2015

October 15-17, 2015

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CES 2016

January 6-9, 2016

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CanJam SoCal 2016

March 19-20, 2016

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

T.H.E. Show Newport 2016

June 3-5, 2016

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

CEDIA Expo 2016

September 15-17, 2016

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

TIAS 2016

September 30 to October 2, 2016

All prices in Japanese yen (¥) unless indicated otherwise

RMAF 2016

October 7-9, 2016

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

Audio Video Show 2016

November 4-6, 2016

All prices in euros (European Union), zlotys (Poland), or pounds (Great Britain) unless indicated otherwise

CES 2017

January 5-8, 2017

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

Montreal Audio Fest 2017

March 24-26, 2017

All prices in Canadian dollars unless indicated otherwise

High End 2017

May 18-21, 2017

All prices in euros (€) or US dollars ($) unless indicated otherwise

Los Angeles Audio Show 2017

June 2-4, 2017

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

CEDIA Expo 2017

September 7-9, 2017

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

RMAF 2017

October 6-8, 2017

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

Audio Video Show 2017

November 17-19, 2017

All prices in euros (€), US dollars ($), or Polish zlotys (zł) unless indicated otherwise

CES 2018

January 9-12, 2018

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

Montreal Audio Fest 2018

March 23-25, 2018

All prices in Canadian dollars unless indicated otherwise

CanJam SoCal 2018

April 7-8, 2018

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

High End 2018

May 10-13, 2018

All prices in euros (€) or US dollars ($) unless indicated otherwise

T.H.E. Show Newport 2018

June 1-3, 2018

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CEDIA Expo 2018

September 6-8, 2018

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RMAF 2018

October 5-7, 2018

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Hi-Fi Live 2018

November 10-11, 2018

Audio Video Show 2018

November 16-18, 2018

All prices in Polish zlotys (zł), euros (€), US dollars ($), or British pounds (£) unless indicated otherwise

CES 2019

January 8-11, 2019

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Florida Audio Expo 2019

February 8-10, 2019

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Montreal Audio Fest 2019

March 22-24, 2019

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High End 2019

May 9-12, 2019

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CanJam SoCal 2019

June 22-23, 2019

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RMAF 2019

September 6-8, 2019

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

CEDIA Expo 2019

September 10-14, 2019

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

UK Hi-Fi Show Live 2019

October 26-27, 2019

All prices in British pounds unless indicated otherwise

Audio Video Show 2019

November 8-10, 2019

All prices in Polish zlotys (zł), euros (€), US dollars ($), or British pounds (£) unless indicated otherwise

Tokyo International Audio Show 2019

November 22-24, 2019

All prices in Japanse yen (¥) unless indicated otherwise

Florida Audio Expo 2020

February 7-9, 2020

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

CanJam SoCal 2021

September 25-26, 2021

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

Toronto Audiofest 2021

October 23-24, 2021

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

CES 2022

January 5-8, 2022

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

Florida Audio Expo 2022

February 18-20, 2022

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

Montreal Audiofest 2022

March 25-27, 2022

All prices in Canadian dollars unless indicated otherwise

High End 2022

May 19-22, 2022

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CanJam SoCal 2022

September 17-18, 2022

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

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