Luckily we had the COZOY Aegis giveaway over Christmas time and that kept everyone happy, myself included. I was able to keep the Facebook group going with the usual Head Pie memes while we built up to the announcement of the winner of the COZY Aegis.
Which was useful as I only had my mobile device with me for the few days, and so updating the blog itself was difficult for a few days whilst I traveled.
So what does 2016 hold for Head Pie, a mere baby in the world of the many older audio blogs?
At Head Pie we have a people first philosophy, sure we love the gear, we love the music but essentially all that is useless without the people - from the designers, manufacturers and down to the consumers.
Which is why we have interviews with the companies who design and make the products we all love.
I myself am curious and love to read, I read everything and anything.
Our interviews are very simple and skeletal and reply on the interviewee to fill in the space.
I remember Parkinson was fabulous as an interviewer way back when on UK TV.
We contacted some companies who responded positively to participating in interviews with Head Pie, they were sent out mid December on the cusp of the busy silly season so hopefully we will see them returned from January to March for you all to enjoy.
Some of the interviewees are:
Sustainable rhythm project
Custom Cable Philippines
...to name a few.
Unboxing, impressions and reviews.
We are looking forward to showing more unboxing pron of audio products, we will continue to showcase Rudi`s usual unique and succinct style of comparisons of hi end (and low end) portable gear - complete with accurate impressions and photos.
We have a few up and coming reviews early this year:
The Echobox Finder X1 IEM
DITA - The Truth revisited
Cyberdrive IEMs (more products will be sent to review)
Relisten app updated version
..........and many more.
We welcome companies that would like to see their products reviewed. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our impressions and reviews will always be honest.
Also a warm welcome to Dennis Chung aka Dr.Sheep our newest regular contributor.
Head Pie has an excellent presence on Facebook. Someone described us as `the fun group` which was nice. Hopefully we can mix our hobby, enjoy with like minded people, mix with leaders within the industry, post pictures of the gear we have and want, post and read articles, discuss and debate in a lovely peaceful and respectful manner and of course keep things light with the a few Head pie memes - which also serve to break up the cascading wall of audio pictures which may eventually put us in a viewing stupor.
I am proud of the way our Facebook group has taken off so quickly, 1000 members in about a month.
That is fantastic. I like the contributions from our members, the photos with a detailed description, the polite questions, the offer of different opinions without getting into a fight.
I think our membership `gets` our group.
We are serious about audio....but we are also the `fun group` and I hope that continues. Life is too short.
We welcome anyone willing to participate to our blog, we have in the past picked a few pieces off the Facebook page and added them to the blog. Often the original writers have added more depth to their first posting before publishing.
This year we will continue to look for already completed pieces, unboxing, short impressions etc with photos.
It can be time consuming for us but we would like to continue this aspect in 2016.
Thank you all,
lets make 2016 a great one together.
Damon and Rudi.