CanJam SoCal 2021 (September 25-26, 2021)
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Feb 25, 2020 at 4:21 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 949
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CanJam SoCal 2021 Preview Video:
New Flagships, New IEMs, New R2R DAC Tech, Tubes, SHaGging, And More

CanJam SoCal 2021 returns to sunny Orange County for the 6th edition of CanJam SoCal! Join us again at the newly renovated Irvine Marriott for North America's biggest headphone audio show! SAVE THE DATE and be sure to subscribe to the thread for updates.

CanJam SoCal 2021

Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, California 92612

Saturday, September 25, 2021
10am to 6pm

Sunday, September 26, 2021
10am to 5pm

Show Tickets (Click here to purchase)
Weekend - $30
One Day - $20

Minutes away from South Coast Plaza, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Disneyland, visitors to CanJam SoCal will get to experience Southern California at its finest. We have secured a limited number of rooms at an incredible rate of $119/night. Click here to make room reservations. Discounted self parking is $10.

CanJam Volunteers
There will be volunteer staff positions at CanJam SoCal 2021 to assist at the Registration Desk. You will need to be able to commit to a 4 hour shift on either the Saturday or Sunday of the event. Volunteers will receive free weekend tickets along with an event T-Shirt. If you are interested, please send me a PM or email to with your full name, email address, and T-Shirt size.

COVID-19 Guidelines
Our guidelines will require all CanJam SoCal 2021 attendees, exhibitors, and staff to show proof of full vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test (both PCR and antigen are acceptable) taken within 72 hours prior to entering CanJam SoCal 2021. Additionally, masks will be required to be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Additionally, the following steps will be taken to enhance the safety of CanJam SoCal 2021 attendees, exhibitors, and staff:
  • We will create more space at the Registration Desk and during the check in process.
  • We will create more space between booths, along with wider aisles, to reduce congestion and facilitate social distancing.
  • Hand sanitizers will be placed on every exhibitor table and at the Registration Desk.
  • The Irvine Marriott has implemented a number of new protocols for guests in response to COVID-19. For more detailed information, please visit:
As is normal practice for indoor events during COVID-19, we will be requiring all attendees, exhibitors, and staff to review and sign an event liability waiver before entering CanJam SoCal 2021. The waiver will be sent in advance to all ticket holder email addresses, and CanJam SoCal attendees can either bring the signed waiver with them, or they can pick up and sign the waiver at the Registration Desk upon check-in at CanJam SoCal 2021.

We will continue to monitor and comply with all applicable laws and regulations from the CDC, the State of California, and the Orange County Health Department.

We are grateful for the ability to once again host a CanJam event, as we look forward to welcoming you back, and once again seeing all of you, live, and in person!

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Cardas Audio
LA&OC Audio Society


64 Audio
Altas Cables
Awedyo Audio
Bloom Audio
Boulder Amplifiers
Cardas Audio
Dan Clark Audio
Dekoni Audio
Empire Ears
Ferrum Audio
Flash Acoustics
Headamp Audio Electronics
Jerry Harvey Audio
Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society
Meze Audio
Noble Audio
Rosson Audio
Rupert Neve Design
The Source AV
VZR Audio
Wells Audio

with many more to come....
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To reserve your shirt, please reply in the thread (do not PM) with your Head-Fi handle, the size you want, and how many of that size you want - all separated by hyphens. If you need to order multiple sizes, please start a new line. For example, this is my "order":


CanJam SoCal 2021 T-Shirts are $30
and can be paid for with cash at the Registration Desk until 1pm on Sunday, September 26. All preorders not picked up by then will be released for general sale.

All T-Shirt pre-orders will be both picked up and paid for at the show, although we must have your reservation now in order to guarantee your shirts. The deadline for T-Shirt pre-orders for CanJam SoCal 2021 is Monday, September 13, 2021. We will have a few extras T-Shirts in various sizes on hand as well. CanJam SoCal 2021 volunteers do not have to separately order T-shirts as we will be providing them directly.


64 Audio - 15% off IEMs (excluding the A2e and A3e)

Atlas Cables - 10% off Atlas Cables purchased at the show

Bloom Audio - Visit booth for Show Specials on Eletech and Burson Audio products

Dekoni Audio - 25% coupon code for orders placed at the show, with free shipping
- Free samples of Mercury and Gemini eartips as well as headphone cleaning wipes

Ferrum Audio - 10% off Ferrum Audio products purchased at the show - 10% off Focal headphones

Noble Audio - 20% off available units at the show

Qobuz - Free 90 day trial subscriptions, pick up a card from the Registration Desk

The Source AV - 10% off all products at the show
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CanJam SoCal 2021 also marks the return of our Scavenger Hunt and Giveaway (SHaG)!


A favorite CanJam activity of years past, you can win fantastic prizes when you SHaG with us. Simply visit all of the participating exhibitors to get your SHaG card fully validated, then turn in your card, and attend the drawing to see if you've won something from the amazing prize pool:

The past few years have seen phenomenal growth in high-end personal audio -- with the number of new product options being eclipsed only by the number of newcomers to the hobby.

To properly welcome everybody that is new to the hobby, we have prepared a series of highly-instructional "101" seminars, suitable for beginners and veterans alike. These seminars - lead by some of the most exceptional experts in personal audio - will establish a foundational knowledge base, expand understanding, shatter myths, and help you choose the gear that is best for you (often through personal Q&A sessions with our instructors).

Please note that we've scheduled all of these highly-instructional seminars to take place early, on Saturday. It is our hope that you'll be able attend them early, then immediately use what you've learned to help you audition and evaluate the gear out on the show floor.

Digital Audio 101 (11:00a)​

Join us for a clear and concise introduction to digital audio and Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs). Learn about different DAC topologies (Delta-Sigma, R2R, etc.), filters, jitter, ringing and whether DAC chips really have a house sound.

Instructor: Michael Goodman, Founder & Lead Engineer/Designer, CEntrance Technologies

Amplification 101 (12:00p)​

What amp will best drive your headphone(s) of choice? Should you opt for tubes or solid state? Learn the basics of amplification including gain, topology, and classification. Understand how power output, voltage, current, output impedance, damping factor, and distortion will factor into your decisions - and what an amplifier's specifications can and cannot tell you about its performance.

Instructor: Justin Weber, Founder & Lead Engineer/Designer, ampsandsound

Headphones 101 (2:00p)​

Simple in theory, headphones can be extraordinarily complicated electroacoustic devices. Join us for a clear overview of various driver designs (dynamic, planar magnetic, electrostatic, etc.). Learn about basic acoustics, frequency response, impedance, sensitivity, and more. And most importantly, discover how to choose the headphone that best suits your needs.

Instructor: Everett Manns, Community Manager, Sennheiser

Headphones 201 (3:00p)​

Take your understanding of high-performance headphones to the next level. Explore more advanced acoustical concepts, understand how to interpret headphone measurements, and learn why there is no such thing as a perfect headphone, yet.

Instructor: Dan Clark, Founder & Lead Engineer/Designer, Dan Clark Audio

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Feb 25, 2020 at 4:43 PM Post #6 of 949
Planning on being there!!!!
Feb 25, 2020 at 5:05 PM Post #9 of 949
Just signed up to volunteer. This will be my first CanJam, so I’m excited!
Feb 25, 2020 at 7:02 PM Post #11 of 949
Can’t wait!
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