The headphone festival 2010 fall was a great success, even though a typhoon has hit, in a rainy condition almost 1800 people came to the show and we had 70 companies joined in. Click picture to enlarge.
I had my own booth and I brought my Mac Air (w/Pure Music), Acoustic revive twin neck USB cable, Audiophilleo 1, Haedroom Desktop , edition 10, HD800 with acoustic revive aftermarket cable.
People much liked my recabled HD800. acoustic revive cables. The cable is not a strand wire but it is a mono OFC wire. It add a good warmth and a good bass to HD800 while being detailed with a good harmonic.
I also tried new STAX flagship (no name yet). I felt it is on a extension of new 507 line sounding.
But to say the truce I was not so much impressed. I expected more for the price that has been rumoured around US$3000-5000. However, it could be a sake of relatively poor CDP. will try another chance.
I rather prefer Rudi's Chroma MD1 Italian made headphones for considering the price asking (almost $800).
Here are some Japan made custom IEMs. this is Suyama custom IEMs. I wrote his 333 model article before. He brought improved models. They provided custom stage IEMs for Japanese musicians. They now intended to consumer market. Their new line-ups has more consumer oriented sounding. Also the three bores in a ear tube is wonderful.
Fostex brought their improved version of iPod digital portable amp. that named HP-P1. That's a shame they drop that Fancy Robotech body but they told me Apple's emission restriction is a reason to drop surrounding shell. However, HP-P1 sounded remarkably good. I was surprised. HP-P1employes AKM DAC chip with selectable digital filter.