Grover Neville

Grover Neville  |  Jul 14, 2019  |  6 comments
I first encountered Focal headphones at the very first Head-Fi meet I went to.
Grover Neville  |  Jul 07, 2019  |  3 comments
Are headphones - all grown up? My big takeaway from CanJam Socal 2019 was just how far headphones have come in the last few years. There’s a real sense that the industry has ‘grown up’ and come into its own.
Grover Neville  |  Jul 05, 2019  |  0 comments
Meze made quite a splash with their Empyrean headphone, a top-tier planar magnetic model from the company that put out the 99 Classics was certainly something I had never expected to see.
Grover Neville  |  Jul 03, 2019  |  3 comments
I’ve mentioned that I enjoy Manley Labs gear before, but I had a chance to really sit down with the Absolute headamp this CanJam and take a deeper listen.
Grover Neville  |  Jul 02, 2019  |  0 comments
I stopped by the ZMF booth to say hi to the owners, Zach and Bevin Mehrbach, who are two of the nicest, most relaxed folks in the audio business.
Grover Neville  |  Jun 30, 2019  |  0 comments
Two companies that were part of the large Shenzen Audio booth were S.M.S.L. and Matrix Audio. The Matrix audio booth was showing a handful of all-in-one streaming, DAC and headphone amp models, as well as their flagship X-Sabre Pro. The Matrix models are mostly in the over $1,000 USD range, but looking at their feature sets it’s easy to see why.
Grover Neville  |  Jun 27, 2019  |  0 comments
I hit the room being shared Mr. Speakers and Headamp then something else caught my eye, which was a rather colorful headphone I’d never seen before from a company called Rosson Audio. After that it was a company I had not expected to see at this CanJam, or really any CanJam ever. Grado Labs.
Grover Neville  |  Jun 26, 2019  |  0 comments
I hit up the FiiO booth to listen to their new FH7 IEM and M11 DAP, both of which retail for $450 USD. A lot of my friends and new acquaintances had been telling me I absolutely had to hear the new FH7 IEM from FiiO. Moving on to other IEMS, another product that was getting highly positive show-floor comments was the Moondrop audio booth.
Grover Neville  |  Jun 24, 2019  |  2 comments
I stopped by the HyperX booth on Saturday mainly intending to take a break from more intensive listening, and found myself doing quite the opposite.
Grover Neville  |  Jun 23, 2019  |  0 comments
CanJam Socal 2019 really knows their audience – the show didn’t start until a leisurely 10 a.m. on Saturday, which seemed to go over pretty well with the attending crowd and exhibitors.