FIVE headphones but only ONE specialist headphone amp can be produced. Which one do you think it should be?

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iFi’s new ZEN CAN Signature isn’t just a fantastic headphone amp, it also sports a unique feature called ActivEQ which, when engaged, tailors the amp’s performance to suit a specific headphone like a made-to-measure suit.

We’ve already made the ZEN CAN Signature 6XX, with ActivEQ that perfectly matches the frequency response characteristics of both the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones, and the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones on which they’re based.

Now, we want to make another version of the ZEN CAN Signature, with ActivEQ tailored towards a different popular headphone model. And we want YOU to decide which one!

Below you’ll see five headphones from five different manufacturers.  Decide which one you think we should use for the next version of the ZEN CAN Signature and simply cast your vote by clicking here.

Once the vote has closed, we’ll randomly select five people who entered the competition who will each receive the new version of the ZEN CAN Signature, complete with ActivEQ tailored towards the winning headphone of the crowd design!

So, what are you waiting for? Get voting!

HIFIMAN HE4XX

A pair of high-efficiency, open-back Planar Magnetics. The sound is smooth, engaging, and even across the frequency range, with airy, sparkly highs and the Planar bass slam that Hifiman is known for.

Fostex TR-X00

These closed-back headphones feature mahogany ear cups, a magnesium alloy frame, Fostex’s signature biodynamic drivers, and a highly reviewed sound signature.

Meze 99 Classics

The Meze 99 Classics delivers perfect natural sound even to the pickiest of audio lovers. The walnut wood earcups, soft earpads, and the spring steel headband delivers crisp and clear, non-distorted and balanced sound.

Beyerdynamic DT177XX

Based on the DT 1770 PRO, the DT 177X GO uses the latest generation of 45 mm Tesla drivers for a wide frequency range and a weighty, controlled bass.

AKG K7XX

Based on the AKG K702 65th-anniversary-edition headphone, this rendition features the same dynamic driver technology and superior build quality—plus a few updates in sound and comfort.

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