HWZ Deal Alert: The CanJam 2018 Edition
HWZ Deal Alert: The CanJam 2018 Edition (Page 2)
JH Audio Lola
As much as I love listening to full-size headphones, there are times when I need to be discreet or need more portability, and that means listening to in-ear headphones. One in-ear headphone that I’m looking forward to trying out at CanJam 2018 is the Lola from JH Audio. This little IEM features a stunning 8 drivers per side (two dynamic drivers and six balanced armature drivers) and was the result of extensive testing and research. It features a FreqPhase waveguide and a bass adjustment system that owners can use to adjust bass levels to their liking.
CanJam Singapore 2018 promo price: $2,339 (U.P $2,599)
ZMF Headphones Auteur Zeppelin Limited Edition
ZMF 's flagship Auteur headphones will be making a show at CanJam 2018 and they will be available in gorgeous Cocobolo wood. They look wonderful, of course, but the big news is that these versions of the Auteur are made specially just for local audio retailer Zeppelin & Co. and will be limited to just 10 pieces. Yup, there’s only 10 of them. So hurry down if you want to get your hands on this piece of headphone exotica. Check out my review of the ZMF Auteur here.
CanJam Singapore 2018 promo price: $2,339 ($2,599)
Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 and Questyle CMA600i
You can find some really nice bundles at CanJam 2018 too and one of the more impressive ones is this pairing of the Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 and the Questyle CMA600i. The ATH-ADX5000 is Audio-Technica’s newest open-back flagship headphone and it features a large 58mm driver with a tungsten-coated diaphragm. Other interesting features include the honeycomb housing designed to vent air and an integrated driver design to reduce vibration. The Questyle CMA600i, on the other hand, is a headphone amplifier and DAC combo that features both single-ended and balanced headphone outputs. It is unique for its current mode amplification, which claims to reduce distortion and improve response. I have had the opportunity to listen to this setup prior to the show and I can tell you it sounds great and is well worth auditioning at CanJam.
CanJam Singapore 2018 promo price: $3,999 (U.P $4,399)
Focal Elear, Clear, and Utopia
Renowned loudspeaker manufacturer Focal signaled their intentions to be a serious player in the headphone space when they announced the Elear and Utopia headphones in 2016, which feature drivers designed specially by themselves. And late last year, they expanded their offerings with the new Clear. If you prefer the sound of dynamic drivers as opposed to planar magnetic drivers, these are amongst the best dynamic driver headphones you can buy right now.
CanJam Singapore 2018 Promo: First 20 buyers are entitled to a lucky dip with prizes worth up to $360. Lucky dip prizes include AudioQuest Dragonfly Red and Black, Focal Spark headphones, and more.
Sennheiser HD 800S + HDV 820
Sennheiser is offering their best as a bundle at CanJam 2018. The HD 800S is Sennheiser's flagship open-back headphone and features a 56mm driver and a special ear cup design that directs sound to the ears at an angle, thereby creating a wider sound stage. The HDV 820 is Sennheiser's flagship headphone amplifier and DAC combo and features a high-end ESS Sabre32 DAC and both single-ended and balanced headphone outputs. I had the pleasure to listen to this combination for a couple of days at my leisure and I found that the HDV 820 really makes the HD 800S sing. This bundle is well worth checking out if you are looking for an end-game headphone setup.
CanJam Singapore 2018 Promo: $4,699 (U.P $6,229)
Sennheiser HD 660S
The Sennheiser HD 660 S is the successor to the legendary HD 650 and HD 600 headphones. Naturally, it has a lot to live up to, and so far, the reviews have been encouraging. The HD 660 S is markedly different from its predecessors. Apart from a redesigned driver. it also has a lower impedance, which allows it to be comfortably driven by a wider range of devices. It can be picked up at CanJam 2018 at a discount, so be sure to give it a listen.
CanJam Singapore 2018 Promo: $749 (U.P $829)