I'm told this year that there was another major event on in Tokyo on the Sunday, so the second day, at least, was much quieter the first. This year the guide book was very thick, and listed pretty much everything that was new or interesting. The best part of the show was talking to people though -- not only the famous engineers, but the Head-Fi members that had come to the show, even if only briefly. I didn't manage to try everything, especially as the very popular items had a queue or waiting list for listening, and it was easy to forget to go back. The show is spread across 5 floors, and not sequential ones either (6, 11, 13, 14, 15). It was not unusual that I'd completely forget what floor I was on. Since I'm still getting used to the forum software, this thread will be uploaded in parts over the next day. If you don't see all three parts, please check back in a day or so. JHAudio Lola Jerry Harvey I ran into Jerry Harvey early Saturday morning before the show, so I invited him to our pre-even coffee meet, where he brought 4 pairs of Lolas for us to try. ExpatInJapan with Jerry Harvey. Anakchan trying the Lolas. It doesn't do them justice to say that the focus was on the mid-range. Whereas I remember the Roxannes were one of the first IEMs I tried years back that had a more realistic treble, in the case of the Lolas the focus is on making instruments sound more realistic, something which, on my brief listen, it seemed to do. The bass was not at all left behind, reaching deeply, powerfully as good as I have experienced with the Laylas, though the treble, possibly a touch brighter, was possibly not as smooth as I've experienced from other IEMs. Jerry also told me that the custom faceplates could be transferred if a customer wishes to buy a new model but doesn't want to have new plates made.