Hello Chicagoland! AXPONA this Weekend and I'm Going!
Big shout out to Chicagoland, I'll be at the Westin O'Hare for AXPONA this weekend. It seems they're trying to attract the headphone faithful and are hosting an "EGX - Ear Gear Expo", which I assume is a special area for headphone geeks like us. Looks like there are about 42 headphone related companies.
They've also asked me to participate in a few of the seminars:
- Friday 3:30-4:30PM - Future Directions for Headphones - I'll be moderating this panel discussion on what types of things we might see in the future. Joining me will be Dan Clark of Mr. Speakers; Dave Friesema of Etymotic; Scott Houston of Sennheiser; and Sankar Thiagasamudram of Audeze. I've done panels with this title before, it's always a dandy tap-dance around what can and can't be said (these guys don't want to give anything away), but once it gets rolling there are usually some really interesting ideas brought to light.
- Saturday 4:45-5:45 - Finding Flat: How to Interpret Headphone Measurements - This is your chance to watch me get all confused as I present a seminar on interpreting headphone measurementsthis will be the first time I give this talk, but it won't be the last. Fortunately, as my confusion rises, yours will diminish as you begin to get a better grip on what all those squiggly lines mean on the headphone measurement sheets. Actually, I'm really excited about doing this for the first time, I'd love for you to join me.
- Sunday 2:30-3:30 - Meet the Editors - First time for me on one of these panels...been wondering when I'd get asked. I'm honored, and I take it as an indicator the audiophile world is slowly but surely embracing their personal audio brethren. David Robinson of Positive Feedback will be moderating, and I'll be joined on the panel with Steven Rochlin of Enjoy the Music, Jason Serinus of Stereophile, and Greg Weaver of Absolute Sound, Enjoy the Music, and Positive Feedback.
So mark your calendars, this weekend, April 24-26 at the Westin O'Hare. Open 10AM-6PM Friday and Saturday, 10AM-4PM Sunday.
You know the deal, see the guy in the Hawaiian shirt, come tap me on the shoulder and say howdy!