Essence is pleased to announce we’ve selected Benj Dbs of Dubai, UAE as the winner of our Spring 2017 Sweepstakes to win a free set Mitchell &Johnson JP1 Hybrid Electrostatic Headphone with real cherrywood ear cups, a $599 value. Congrats to Benj, he’s a dedicated audio enthusiast and leader within his audiophile community.
This is Benj’s audiophile journey, perhaps you’ll recognize his journey as similar to your own, it always starts with the love of music:
“We all had masters in our hobby. I had my old man (RIP). Being a DIYer, he hand assembled our one and only AM radio straight line mono using RCA and Japan Victor vacuum tubes. Those glowing “things” simply amazed me. By the time I was in secondary school, I elected Electronics and general electricity and had the chance to assemble myself a simple radio / receiver amp, pre/amp.
I believe I was really good at this, but I took architecture instead in college, my math sucks.
Then working overseas brought me back to my love for this hobby. My first headphone was a Yamaha YHD-2, a very neutral. honest pair of cans. From thereon, I gathered friends and during weekends we have listening nights up to the early hours next day.
Then last year, I was elected as Admin for a very good FB club for audio and music enthusiasts. Not one but two…
I’d like to share what I can. So the guys, newbies, whatnot, will never go through the difficulty I had during my Hi-fi journey.
In every meet / event I’ll be attending, the Excellent JP1 Hybrid Electrostatic Headphones will be there for others to try out. “…to be heard, not just to be read…” Thanks for sharing your thoughts Benj!
To all those who didnt win, thanks for entering and better luck on the next Essence Sweeps!