Head-Fi Buying Guide (Introduction)
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 Editors & Producers:

       Jude Mansilla

       Joe Cwik

       Brian Murphy

       Warren Chi

       Amos Barnett

       Ethan Opolion


With so many other projects here during spring/summer, we had to skip our typical mid-year Guide update; so it's been a year since the last one! So much has happened in 2016, so much new gear released, so many goings-on.

CanJam expanded again to reach one of Head-Fi's most enthusiastic communities with CanJam Singapore. For 2017, we now have CanJam events scheduled in Los Angeles, New York City, London, Singapore, and Denver. The Head-Fi community continues to grow worldwide, and there's usually at least one locally organized Head-Fi Meet somewhere in the world on any given weekend, so do make sure to check the Meets forum to find out about any events in your area--or to organize one yourself!

As we move into the busiest shopping season, we hope you find our Head-Fi Buying Guide entertaining and useful. Please spend some time browsing the Guide, and make sure to check back regularly, as we are stepping up the frequency of our updates, and we will very soon start adding audio measurements to a number of Guide entries on a regular basis.

As always, thank you all for being such a wonderful, fun, generous community. I look forward to seeing you on the forums, and hopefully having a chance to meet many of you in person at CanJams and Meets all over the world.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Jude Mansilla
Editor, Founder, Head-Fi.org



Of course, this Guide isn't intended to be a complete catalog of all things personal audio. All of the gear shown is gear that is still currently available that we've actually used, listened to, and feel comfortable recommending.



NOTE 2016-11-25 10:10 EST: We are already preparing for the next wave of gear additions/updates to the Guide, to appear next Monday or Tuesday. Again, look for updates every couple/few days thereafter through the holiday season.