Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show
Benchmark Media Systems
A highlight of many shows is visiting Benchmark Media Systems. This year during the Florida Audio Expo 2020 they were headphone city as a ROON server was streaming Tidal with their lossy MQA files and true lossless Qobuz too. Yes, they were really streaming! As you'd expect, a variety of headphones were available to listen to Benchmark's DAC3 B ($1699) Hi-Res Audio DAC and HPA4 ($2999) stereo headphone amplifier.
Personally, admire headphones yet am more a custom in-ear monitor type of guy. Their system did sound extremely impressive, and it was good to have many, many headphones on-hand to try whichever setup you desire. How many headphones you ask, see the list below.
Needless to say, whatever flavor of cans you love, odds are you were familiar with one of the many sets they kindly provided. Bravo Benchmark media for bringing an amazing variety of headphones for enthusiasts to enjoy the music.