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post #181 of 229

I suggest keeping it simple and relatively short, focusing on the top 3 areas that are most important to you (e.g., soundstage, detail, bass presence).  Then maybe have a 4th category for a few misc notes.  Don't write a novel.  That way you can easily glance back some months from now and have a relatively easy to read apples to apples comparison (to the extent that is even possible to do under meet conditions).  I also suggest frequent "palate cleansers." In other words, take breaks.  Talk to people between listening sessions.  Drink water.  Drink beer.  This stuff easily can all bleed together.  It helps to reboot frequently.  Plus, CanJam is more fun--and educational--if you treat it as a social event.

 

Good luck and have fun.  And please share your impressions.  Others will benefit greatly.

post #182 of 229
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Any suggestions on note taking? I will be keeping notes on the different equipment I audition, but wondered if anyone had tips of what things I should be taking notes on. It's possible my next purchase won't be for a ear, so I want my notes to be helpful long after my initial loving memory.

Thanks,

Matt

 

Yes!  A voice recorder is MUCH faster than pen/paper/qwerty.  :smile:  Plus your voice and tone will more easily communicate subtleties.  Any smartphone pretty much serves as a voice recorder so you're probably good to go there.

post #183 of 229
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Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post I also suggest frequent "palate cleansers." In other words, take breaks.  Talk to people between listening sessions.  Drink water.  Drink beer. 

Great advice. I wouldn't have thought of taking breaks. I may also try to listen to my cans occasionally as well to keep a reference.

 

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Yes!  A voice recorder is MUCH faster than pen/paper/qwerty.  :smile:  Plus your voice and tone will more easily communicate subtleties.  Any smartphone pretty much serves as a voice recorder so you're probably good to go there.

Another great idea. Thanks, phone is all set to go.

post #184 of 229
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Great advice. I wouldn't have thought of taking breaks. I may also try to listen to my cans occasionally as well to keep a reference.

 

You might also want to listen to the same equipment at least twice - i.e., you might think something sounds really good in the morning, but then when you come back to it later in the day, something else you heard might put the former equipment in perspective. Or you might just hear it slightly differently after listening to stuff all day.

 

It's likely that at some point you'll develop sonic fatigue as well before the end of the day and won't want to listen to anything anymore, so don't plan on just listening all day either. Taking breaks is important to prevent both sonic fatigue and everything turning into a blur in your head - space things out and listen only to the stuff that you really want to. Of course you'll probably want to listen to everything new, but you should focus on the stuff that you're most interested in first, then get to the less-interesting stuff later, or you'll probably get burned out.

 

Also keep in mind that the show atmosphere is noisy & busy and thus you can't fairly evaluate anything except headphones....

 

If you're bringing reference music, I'd recommend pre-selecting no more than 3-5 tracks that you intend on using to evaluate equipment. More than that will probably just lead you to spend too much time on a single piece of gear for a single listening session. Remember it's an audio show where lots of other people will also be wanting to listen, so try not to take up too much time at any one table at a time either.

 

I'm not sure I agree with using voice recording btw - the issue with that is if you want to refer to your impressions later, you could have a really long recording that you have to listen to (and if you're going to post impressions, then you have to go to the trouble of transcribing them from the recording). If you write them down instead, it's faster & more efficient to refer back to written-down impressions afterwards.


Edited by Asr - 10/5/13 at 6:02pm
post #185 of 229

I'm stopping in Saturday during the day. Nice to live close. 

 

Have some gear. If anyone wants to hear, let me know, I'll bring it.

 

Some stuff not redundant with exhibitors. 

 

JDS C5 with AD8620 opamp.

TDK BA200 with orange filters

Onkyo IE-FC300

Fiio RC-UE2 and RC-WT1 cables for UE900 and JH5

Crescendo DS11(same as an ACS T15)

Vsonic VSD1s

post #186 of 229

Greeting to all!

Here is Dimitri

We are now less then a week from the Show.

 

Below is an updated list of gear available for check out during the fest

 

1- Ortofon MHd-Q7 (analog headphone amp)

2- Ortofon e-Q5 BA monitors

3- Tralucent 1plus2 Hybrid Universals known on headfi for being one of the most expensive Universals 

4- Earsonics S-Em6 world's  first Universals with 6 BA drivers per Channel  with 3 way crossover (made in france)

5- Earonics Sm64 (earsonics 3 Driver released in May 2013 . Very good sounding monitors 

6- Bialbero Epsilon S ( full dicreate opamp type )

7- Mass Kobo 385 portable Amp (A real nice looking amp operating with 3 class AA batteries)

8- Vorzuge DUO (last years model but still among  the best sounding amps from Germany)

9- Fischer Audio Fa-011 Limited Edition Made In Russia Open Type Headphones - Specially made for us!)

10- Venture Craft SounDroid Typhoon and Venture Craft TT Tube Digital Amplifier

11- Elekit TU-HP01 Hybrid Tube Amp operating from regular AA battery (crossing my fingers to receive it prior my flight)

* Elekit tube amp is provided  for all of you by Anakchan- Headfi member and now moderator too  Watch out or you may be removed!

 

12- will also have new Ta-1 Tube Amp from China

13 - Studio ANI 3 DAP from HisoundAudio

14- Fa100 BA earphones from HISOUND 

This will be raffled at CanJam so come and participate please

Be the luck owner of this new good sounding little earphones

Hope to see you soon at CanJam

 

Dima


Edited by DimitriTrush - 10/7/13 at 8:42am
post #187 of 229

I bought a one day ticket, and the $10 has been taken out of my account, but I have received no confirmation emails regarding my payment, pass, registration, badge etc. Should I be concerned or is this standard? Thank you.

post #188 of 229

no worries, standard procedure, your badge will be there under your  last name.

post #189 of 229
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I bought a one day ticket, and the $10 has been taken out of my account, but I have received no confirmation emails regarding my payment, pass, registration, badge etc. Should I be concerned or is this standard? Thank you.

I was having the same concerns, but good to hear that it s normal and our badges will be there.

post #190 of 229

I am so excited.  This will be my first show.  I am looking forward to it.

post #191 of 229

I've got a nice announcement to share about the UE booth this year at RMAF/CanJam...

 

UE will be giving away one pair of Ultimate Ears Custom In-Ear Reference Monitors for each day of the show!

 

Yep- THREE pairs of UERM.  :ksc75smile:  

 

So please be sure to stop by, say hello, sign up for the raffle and we'll let you know when we'll pull the winning ticket that day.  

 

UE will also have an Audiologist available each day between 1:30-3:30.

 

Melissa will take free impressions if you are taking advantage of the 20% off show discount or if you won a free pair of UERM!  

post #192 of 229
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Originally Posted by CEE TEE View Post
 

I've got a nice announcement to share about the UE booth this year at RMAF/CanJam...

 

UE will be giving away one pair of Ultimate Ears Custom In-Ear Reference Monitors for each day of the show!

 

Yep- THREE pairs of UERM.  :ksc75smile:  

 

So please be sure to stop by, say hello, sign up for the raffle and we'll let you know when we'll pull the winning ticket that day.  

 

UE will also have an Audiologist available each day between 1:30-3:30.

 

Melissa will take free impressions if you are taking advantage of the 20% off show discount or if you won a free pair of UERM!  

 

Since I never win anything anyway, Ima give all my remaining good luck equally to y'all!  Good luck everyone!  :smile:

post #193 of 229
Guess what day it is..............two days till canjam. Anyone but me getting exited.
post #194 of 229

I'm excited! 3 days for me since I'll be there Saturday :)

post #195 of 229
So many things I want to listen to, I don't know how I'm going to fit it all in.
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