Greatest Audio Geek Contest Terms

Criteria

Judges from Moon Audio will use the Greatest Audio Geek Contest form to determine semi-finalists and award prizes.

Great Audio Geeks love discussing and sharing pictures of their high-end audio gear, favorite music, and new innovations. Great audio geeks travel in a tribe of the similarly-obsessed. They know their favorite albums, band, and musicians. Audio Geeks collect cherished musical stories such as seeing Miles Davis at the University of Pennsylvania or Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run Tour at the Paul Mellon Arts Center in 1976. Two of our favorite musical stories.

If Great Audio Geeks don't play music, they envy those who do. Audio geeks know instruments they wish they could play. If we could play piano like Chick Corea, guitar like Eric Clapton, vibes like Gary Burton, and bass like Flea, life would be good.

For most great audio geeks, their taste in audio gear exceeds their budget. They are never satisfied. Hearing something new in a favorite recording thanks to a new DAC or headphone leads to a desire to learn, discover, and experience more great sound.

Great audio geeks attend shows like the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival or the Montreal Audio Festival.

Great audio geeks read Stereophile and Absolute Sound, and they visit maker sites such as Moon-Audio.com, Chord Electronics, Audeze, and Astell & Kern. Great audio geeks probably have an account at Head-fi.org so they can read, debate, and learn. Just as the thirst for new gear is never fully quenched, great audio geeks can never know enough. Music and gear change quickly. Audio geeks are committed to lifelong learning.

Great audio geeks live on the higher end of the audio gear spectrum, but they may have cheap earbuds too. Everything has a purpose and proper use.

They know more about the whys, hows, and whos associated with great sound. They share their passions in easy-to-understand ways. Like monks, Great Audio Geeks look for ways to help others.

The Greatest Audio Geek Contest is a contest to discover and learn from fellow audio geeks. Moon Audio is also searching for a Business Development Director. If you are a great audio geek enter the contest. If you want your job and passion to align apply for the job.

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Schedule

Please Note

Thanks to great audio geeks who've shared their gear! Apologies to those who wanted to enter but experienced a glitch with our contest app. We've fixed the glitch and will publish entries received soon. We've changed the contest schedule to ensure those who experienced a glitch have an opportunity to enter. Schedule changes are noted with an asterisk.

The Greatest Audio Geek Contest begins Tuesday, September 11th until Friday, December 28th, 2018.

  • Entry Period* - Tuesday, September 11th until midnight Friday, November 30
  • Semi-Finalists Selection* - Semi-Finalists will be identified by Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
  • Voting Period* - Tuesday December 4th, 2018 until Friday, December 28th, 2018

Vote totals will contribute to the Judges' evaluation criteria.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded by Friday, January 11th, 2019. Physical prizes must ship to an address within the United States. Any prizes awarded to international residents will be converted to gift certificates of an equivalent value.

Chord Mojo

Chord Mojo DAC

With an ultra-compact design based on the Chord Hugo, Mojo is a true reference-quality mobile DAC and high level headphone amplifier.

Black Dragon Cable

Black Dragon Audio Cable

Black Dragon cables are warm and smooth with a musical presentation. The detail and expansiveness make it a flexible fit for a broad range of musical genres. Maximum value of $500.

Audeze LCD-2 Headphones

Audeze LCD-2 Headphones

A Moon Audio best-seller, this state-of-the-art planar magnetic headphone features exclusive Fazor technology from Audeze. This is a B Stock unit featuring the new steel and leather suspension headband.

Audio Consultation

Audio Consultation

Receive a 30-minute consultation with Moon Audio Founder, Drew Baird, to help improve the sound quality of your audio gear. Consultations to be held via phone or scheduled in our offices in Cary, North Carolina.

Lunch with Drew

Lunch with Drew

Schedule a virtual lunch with Drew, Moon Audio's founder and resident expert, to chat about new products or your own audio solutions. Lunch will be held over Google Hangouts.

Moon Audio Swag Package

Swag Package

The top three contestants with the most entry points at the end of the CONTEST will be awarded a Moon Audio swag package. More information on entry points and how to earn them can be found below.

Points

Additional points can be earned by sharing the contest on social media posts via links provided in your confirmation email. You may want to SAVE your confirmation email. A complete list of earnable points and links can be found on the Contest Entry Confirmation email.


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Once your entry is added to the gallery (usually takes a few hours) find social share buttons and links at the bottom of your audio gear picture in the gallery.

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Social share points are earned by using buttons or links from your confirmation email or the buttons and links at the bottom of your entry picture in the audio gear gallery.

Rules

Laws vary by state and country. We don’t know if you live in an area with special requirements or laws governing contests of skill. We want the Greatest Audio Geek Contest (CONTEST) to be a fun social engagement open to adults around the world, but CONTEST is void where similar contests are prohibited or taxed with regulations.

We must exclude Rhode Island because they require a specific contest filing. Not filing is a crime and we don’t want to go to jail in RI (or anywhere), so sorry RI residents but we bet you've been excluded before.

Chances of winning will be determined by the number and quality of entries. The CONTEST entry form is a way to get to know, admire, and interact with fellow audio geeks.

Prizes can only be shipped to an address within the United States. International winners of prizes will receive a Moon Audio gift certificate of equivalent value. Moon Audio reserves the right to change CONTEST rules when needed. A Contest Winner Waiver will be required before prizes are shipped.

All decisions are made at Moon Audio's discretion. In the unlikely event of a dispute, entrants agree to be present for arbitration in North Carolina and awards are limited to a $100 Moon Audio gift certificate.

Most CONTEST entrants won’t win a prize, but that doesn't mean we don’t admire, respect, and appreciate your music and audio gear. We hope sharing your audio gear is the first step in a long and rewarding relationship.

Eligibility

Contest entrants must be 21-years or older. Multiple entries do not increase chances of winning. Spamming or scripting votes during the Voting Period invalidate the entry.