Munich High-End 2017 starts today

  • Munich High-End is the biggest and best event on the audio show calendar. To the M.O.C. last year, came 518 exhibitors from 42 countries and 19,489 attendees. You can find DAR’s 2016 coverage here, 2015 here and 2014 here. Readers’ attention is drawn to how bright and airy the host venue and how more stylishly dressed its attendees are compared to US shows.

    Attending Munich High-End events in previous years meant 20 hours on a plane from Australia and a 9-hour time difference, the latter causing the underwater feeling of jet lag to encroach upon this reviewer’s mental acuity for the duration of the show.

    This year it’s different: living in Berlin called for a 7-hour train ride with no border crossings and no time zone changes. Consequently, I’m ready to tackle all that’s new and exciting in hifi in 2017, as showcased at Munich High-End.

    Today, Thursday, is ‘press day’ with Friday, Saturday and Sunday open to the general public. Expect to see the usual mix of words, pictures and video when DAR show coverage begins to spill.

    Hit us up in the comments section with anything you’d like to see covered.

    Further information: High End Society

    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

    Darko.Audio is a member of EISA.

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