Headphone show CanJam Europe on November 4th and 5th will unite major headphone brands in Berlin: German powerhouses Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic and Ultrasone compete with international manufacturers like Stax, Grado, Audeze and Hifiman. Hifi headphones meet pro-audio gear from Shure, Westone and Audio Precision. Newcomers such as German Hörluchs, 1More from Asia, Modenaudio from Italy and Dixo from Israel present themselves to visitors. Portable audio players and amplifiers from Astell&Kern, Lehmann Audio, Violectric and many other manufacturers complete the event. More »

The Indulgence Show 2017, wow, what a weekend! It was fantastic to be involved with the show and there was a real buzz about it. The organisers had listened to the feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike, after last year’s show, and had made significant improvements in all areas. We have already confirmed our ongoing media partnership with the show and are getting excited about what next year’s event will bring. More »

Stavros Danos of Aries Cerat, who were one of our top five exhibitors at High End Munich 2017,  got in touch to tell us about their new preamplifier, the Incito S. Stavros told us: ‘When designing the Incito preampli­er our aim was to reference a great Einstein quote “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler” and to absorb and implement this into our current audio design mentality. With the Incito S we took this quote but with a twist, “simpler but better”’. More »

Upgrades are now available for all Manger Audio speaker models. They presented the upgrade for the first time at High End Munich  2017. More »

Richard Bates of Auralic got in touch to tell us about an upcoming Auralic and Spendor event at Acoustica Hifi Shop in Chester, UK. More »

There are Hifi Shows and Hifi Events happening all over the world. The Hifi Pig Hifi Diary will keep you up to date with what’s happening where and when. More »

The PMC room at Audio London, part of The Indulgence Show, will be the first venue in the UK where audiophiles can experience the “cor”, the company’s new consumer integrated amplifier. More »

Did you know that Métronome Technologie was once a loudspeaker maker? That was in 1987, precisely 30 years ago. This is why they decided to develop Ea, as a “celebration of their origins”. They got in touch to tell us more about their new, Kalista brand, speakers which were first introduced to the public at the High End Munich show in May 2017 More »

Merging Technologies, manufacturers of Merging+NADAC, Merging+PLAYER and the forthcoming Merging+POWER has announced that Edison Production Company will take over the distribution and support activities for these products in Germany. More »

MUTEC GmbH of Berlin, manufacturer of professional and audiophile consumer audio equipment, has released the REF 10, their audiophile 10 MHz reference clock generator. More »

Download your free copy of Hifi Pig’s coverage of High End Munich 2017. 160 pages of comment and photographs of what is arguably the best Hifi show in the world.

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High End Munich is as much about the people as it is about the gear and we have been lucky enough to meet some great people at all the shows we’ve been to. Over the next few pages you’ll get to see some of the wonderful people we met at Munich 2017 and a bit of a look behind the scenes when it’s all over. See you at High End Munich 2018 ! More »

It’s that time again, when we announce the winner of our High End Munich “Hifi Pig Loves You” Award. There has been a real mix of winners over the years and different hifi shows that we attend. From high end manufacturers to local hifi dealers and even a music enthusiast for his talks at the Cranage show. Last year’s High End Munich prize went to British brand Avid Hifi. It is not just for the best sound at the show, though of course that is a part of it. We also take into account how the people running the room treat their audience, the effort that they have taken putting the system and the room together and the kind of music that they play. Hifi Pig loves rooms with a sense of fun, that look like are enjoying themselves and are not scared to play something a little out of the ordinary for a hifi show. Generally it’s a tricky one to judge, especially at the High End where the standard is incredibly high and we often feel torn between several rooms.

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Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Eight including: GIK, Sugden, Innuos, Line Magnetic, Roksan, Orpheus Lab, Marten, Townshend, Bryston, Kostas Metaxas, Hegel, Quadraspire, Kharma, ReQuest Audio, Absolare, Torus Power, Atomh, Atoll, Vincent, Vienna Acoustics, AVM, Gauder Akustik, O2A Cables, Stenheim, Wadax, Fono Acustica, VTL, Soulutions, De Baer,  Rockport Technologies, Critical Mass Systems, Vandersteen, Harmonic Resolution Systems,  Brinkman, Bergman Galder, Thrax Audio, North Star, Kubala Sosna, Meitner, Emme Labs, Lanche Audio, CRTech, Vivid, Trinnov, Kronos, Goebel High End, Audio Exklusiv, FINKTEAM, Octave, esoteric, Bowers and Wilkins, Moon by SimAudio, Quadraspire, Wilson, Audiodata, Falkenohr, Soulution, Q Acoustics, Anthem, Paradigm, Audium, Furutech, fischer and Fischer, AVM, MudRa Akustik, Avantgarde Acoustic, AVID Hifi, T + A, Dali, Amphion, BMC, Live Act Audio, Dan D’Agostino, Sounus Faber, Audio Research, Meridian, Cabasse, Chord Electronics. 

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It’s that time again, when we announce the winner of our High End Munich “Hifi Pig Loves You” Award. There has been a real mix of winners over the years and different hifi shows that we attend. From high end manufacturers to local hifi dealers and even a music enthusiast for his talks at the Cranage show. Last year’s High End Munich prize went to British brand Avid Hifi. It is not just for the best sound at the show, though of course that is a part of it. We also take into account how the people running the room treat their audience, the effort that they have taken putting the system and the room together and the kind of music that they play. Hifi Pig loves rooms with a sense of fun, that look like are enjoying themselves and are not scared to play something a little out of the ordinary for a hifi show. Generally it’s a tricky one to judge, especially at the High End where the standard is incredibly high and we often feel torn between several rooms. More »

Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Seven featuring: Nime loudspeakers, Eclipse, Axiolab, Popspeakers, Audioplus Laboratories, CAD, The Chord Company, Boenicke, CH Precision, Vivid Loudspeakers, Portento Audio, Davis Acoustics, Kalista, Blumenhofer Acoustics, Tektron, Jern loudspeakers, RD Acoustics, 440 Audio turntable, Lampizator, KR Audio, TAGA, Lehmann, Falcon Acoustics, DiDiT, Cardas, Vinni Rossi, Monitor Audio, Sugarcube, Musikelectronic Geithain, A Charlin, Questyle, Graham Audio, Mutec, Music First Audio, SOtM, Gold Note, Egglestonworks loudspeakers, Skogrand Cables, Triangle Art, Kronos, ZenSati ApS, APL HiFi, VAC, HorchHouse, Bitttner, KR Audio, Mezza Audio,  Pylon, Triangle, Lundahl, Bespoke Audio, Creek, Epos, Hifi Racks, Final

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What does the month of May mean if you are an audiophile and hifi lover? Of course, Munich! We, along with the whole hifi universe by the look of it, made the annual pilgrimage to Bavaria, Germany and the High End Munich Show. High End Munich 2017 was our fifth and the most incredible show yet.If you weren’t able to make it then you can capture the vibe of this truly amazing hifi show in our dedicated High End Munich 2017 section here, plus the main section gives you access to previous years too. If you were there have a look and see if your impressions were the same as ours…plus there is bound to be something that you missed. More »

Every year the High End Show introduces some newcomers to the Hifi Industry. Hifi Pig always has a chat with these exhibitors and does a feature on them as we think that the continual growth of the industry depends on new brands as well as our more well known names. Over the last five years that we have been attending the show we have seem new brands like PureAudioProject, with their open baffle loudspeakers, and Westminster Labs super-high-end electronics go from being ‘Newcomers’ to established brands…

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While at High End Munich 2017 we were drawn to the very eye-catching new brand, Art Deco Acoustics, read on for further details about their system. More »

Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Six featuring: STS Digital, Ballfinger, Art Deco Audio, Azzolina, Thomas Mayer, Living Voice/Vox, YBA, Riviera Audio Laboratories, Analog Domain, Stark Audio, Stromtank, Divaldi, Hungary Audio…

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Hifi Pig’s report from Munich High End Show 2017 part 5 includes loads of pictures and features: JoSound and Elektron Research, hORNS, Audio Flight, Magnum Dynalab, Pure Audio Project and Soul Note, Kondo and Kawero, Volya, Way Cables, atlas Cables, Mytek, Venusodio, Lab 12, Manger, Estelon, Thrax Audio, Diapason, Aries Cerat, Vyger and Tellurium Q. There are sixteen pages in all so again use the doodad at the very bottom of the page to scroll through. 

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