CanJam SoCal 2015 Member Table OJneg and Bill-P
The gear was good, don't get me wrong, but I think the most special thing about this table was the exhibitors themselves. Ojan (OJneg) and Bill (Bill-P) are avid participants in the headphone hobby at Head-Fi.org, Changstar.com, and Reddit r/headphones. In fact, OJ is a moderator of the headphone section on Reddithaving been a moderator on a large forum myself and knowing what a surprisingly stressful and thankless job it is I've got to offer some virtual applause: Thanks for your efforts, OJ!
I see Bill all the time on forums, but we've exchanged a few emails as well. He's an avid modifier of headphones and electronics and he's sent in modified headphones for measurement a couple of times. There's a saying floating around out there that goes something like, "If it's not modded, it's not worth listening to." There's a lot of truth to that, and Bill is a perfect example of someone who takes that to heart.
I spent a lot of time in the member room during CanJam, and it seems to me this table was the most trafficked of all in the room. Not necessarily because people were listening to the gearwhich of course they didbut it seemed like OJ and Bill got a lot of traffic from folks coming in to chat, or dropping of some gear, or borrowing a cable. A visit to Bill and OJ's table had the very familiar feel...a home base for a headphone geek like me.
I found their thoughts on the hobby in the video quite interesting.
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