CanJam NYC 2020 (February 15-16, 2020)
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I will happily promise to buy 2 large pies for anyone who wants to join me for lunch on Sunday!
I’m going to the show on Saturday and Sunday this time around. I have too much stuff on my list that I have to hear before I finally make some purchases. I’m down.
 
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I'll be there both days as well. Looking forward to meeting you in person, Pete!
 
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I bought tickets for both days, with my friend. We may not have lunch in the city on Sunday, but I'm looking forward to meeting up with you guys again at the show.
 
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Never been to one of these but first time for everything. Can’t wait - see everyone there -I’ll be there for 2 days.

If you see a guy with glazed eyes wandering around aimlessly, that’s me in audio heaven. Please direct me to the nearest cold water source.

edit: also - how does the ear tip situation work for trying stuff out? I’m planning on bringing my own comply tips etc., but do companies usually supply these or what’s the proper etiquette? Thanks!
 
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If you see a guy with glazed eyes wandering around aimlessly, that’s me in audio heaven. Please direct me to the nearest cold water source.

edit: also - how does the ear tip situation work for trying stuff out? I’m planning on bringing my own comply tips etc., but do companies usually supply these or what’s the proper etiquette? Thanks!
You just described at least 50% of the attendees, myself included.

Ear tips are usually supplied, but you can always bring your own if you have a preferred tip.
 
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Ear tips are usually supplied, but you can always bring your own if you have a preferred tip.
Sorry for the dad joke, but... any other tips for a first timer? Wondering if I should expect lines, possibly things to avoid, etc. I'm not even sure how large the event space is.
 
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Sorry for the dad joke, but... any other tips for a first timer? Wondering if I should expect lines, possibly things to avoid, etc. I'm not even sure how large the event space is.
Stay hydrated, wear plenty of deodorant, and just have fun. Even at peak traffic, most tables don’t have too much of a line. And if there’s a big crowd at one table, there’s always one nearby to check out while you wait. It’s a very relaxed and easygoing atmosphere.
 
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Sorry for the dad joke, but... any other tips for a first timer? Wondering if I should expect lines, possibly things to avoid, etc. I'm not even sure how large the event space is.
I noticed last year during the peak times, tables like Abyss, and Audeze etc, had a bit of a line. If you want to be super organized, know the tables you want to see the most and get there right when they open in the morning (like 10:00?) and hit those tables, you'll be fine. Even if you have to wait, its not more than like 10 minutes, etc. Also, pace yourself, there is going to be a LOT of gear there, after a few hours its easy to burn out..all the headphones started sounding the same to me... I left early both days, I just got sensory overload... Also sat in on a lecture by Rob Watts from Chord and it was very interesting, so mix it up a little! Also Twister6 mentioned there is a cafeteria in the hotel somewhere that looked really good
 
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I noticed last year during the peak times, tables like Abyss, and Audeze etc, had a bit of a line. If you want to be super organized, know the tables you want to see the most and get there right when they open in the morning (like 10:00?) and hit those tables, you'll be fine. Even if you have to wait, its not more than like 10 minutes, etc. Also, pace yourself, there is going to be a LOT of gear there, after a few hours its easy to burn out..all the headphones started sounding the same to me... I left early both days, I just got sensory overload... Also sat in on a lecture by Rob Watts from Chord and it was very interesting, so mix it up a little! Also Twister6 mentioned there is a cafeteria in the hotel somewhere that looked really good
These are great tips. That lecture sounds cool. Hoping for some more lecture opportunities for this one- I’d love to sit in on some of those.
 
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These are great tips. That lecture sounds cool. Hoping for some more lecture opportunities for this one- I’d love to sit in on some of those.
Rob is a super nice guy and very accessible
 
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Also on Sunday the show tends to be quieter, which will let you visit tables you will miss on Saturday.
That will work nicely since I'll probably arrive mid-day on Saturday but will have all day Sunday. :o2smile:
 
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Also, pace yourself, there is going to be a LOT of gear there, after a few hours its easy to burn out
Definitely agree with this one, especially since it looks like this may be the largest CanJam NYC yet. To add another thought about pacing, I try not to visit more than a few IEM manufacturers back-to-back. My ears can start to get a bit sore after a few IEM exhibits, but I don't run into ear fatigue if I spread them out over the day/weekend. I can always swing back again after a break if I want to do a comparison between different makers.

Also Twister6 mentioned there is a cafeteria in the hotel somewhere that looked really good
I think this year we should make Alex the official unofficial spokesman for the buffet. @joe, do you concur?
 
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Definitely agree with this one, especially since it looks like this may be the largest CanJam NYC yet. To add another thought about pacing, I try not to visit more than a few IEM manufacturers back-to-back. My ears can start to get a bit sore after a few IEM exhibits, but I don't run into ear fatigue if I spread them out over the day/weekend. I can always swing back again after a break if I want to do a comparison between different makers.


I think this year we should make Alex the official unofficial spokesman for the buffet. @joe, do you concur?
Of course.
 
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