I joined in Headphone festival 2011 spring in Tokyo. The show was a great success, almost over 70 companies has joined in and 3000 visitors came in one day.
I had my own booth and I was showing some gears. Here is my table. From the left, Head-Direct Hifiman HE500、HE6(Black Dragon balanced), Schiit Lyr behind.
On the mid, iPad to show Audirvana playlist, SOLO and RXII behind, Headroom balanced desktop, Wavelength Proton, Mac Air 11 inch as a source.
The rightmost three boxes are Vietnamese Sunrise earbuds. (Camera: Canon Powershot s95)
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I used computer audio setup as a source. I installed Audirvana on Macbook Air and hooked it up with Wavelength Proton and Audiophilleo1. Both are capable of integer mode of Audirvana.
Schiit Lyr is mostly for HE500 and Headroom for HE6 balanced.
As a controller for visitor, I used Air Display app on iPad as a remote WiFi control. Air Display is an app to enable iPad as a dual display monitor. This is different to VNC.
This is useful as the playlist is portrait format.
In prior to the show. I was invited to comment on the highlights of the show via U-Stream program by Fujiya-avic.
In the program, Jude was kindly provide us a greeting video from HeadFi. Thanks Jude!
You can watch program here. The man on the right is me.
Apart from my booth, I will explain some interesting gears.
This is updated Fostex headphones. I was amazed the driver employs stronger magnet than Bayer T1, that is 1.5 Tesla!
I actually tried the demo and I felt the sound stage is so huge. Classic music sounded remarkable. (This is not a production model development demo)
This is Jaben Wilson's new Tube-portable amp. Every visitors tried this was so amazed by the SQ.
I found almost none microphonic with this amp. I had Millet hybrid and I know this type of amp is noisy when I hit. This is different.
I felt the sound is improved Millet Hybrid, that means very nice.