I agree with you, but I have noticed the difference in flac and mp3 in certain genres. I personally think that all electronic music should be exported via flac or wav because it often times needs that extra detail. It's a noticable difference in detail and it seems like it often times has "cleaner" bass. The cleaner bass is often times how I notice the difference between flac and mp3 in a more difficult genre like pop or classical.
I think we should have "For Sale" poster. A few people came with one or two things they would be willing to sell. If we had a poster that included the price, the item and who to talk too, it would be more buyer and seller friendly. It would also attract attention to those people that don't really like to get together for meets but avidly buy and sell their headphone gear.
Looks here, I avidly use that forum for DIY speakers that will give you a lot greater bang for your buck.
I recommend a pair of Overnight Sensations or the MTM variation because they are available in flat packs(Ikea Furnature) and they are really good for their low price.
Everyone's enjoying a different set
Not only were the 650s on deck, there was also a set of 600s and two sets of 800s.
Onsong brought a nice array of Calyx DACs for us to try.
Everyone was talking about the HiFiman HE-500 and HE-300.
Another pair of beautiful HE-500s w/ reference cables from Whiplash.
Everyone loved the gear Ray brought.
A nice "Little"...
I can't offer much but I can bring along
Audio GD NFB-12
Fischer Audio FA-002W(David Kovacs is bringing a pair along)
Pair of Broken Modified SR-60is(Not completely, still listenable)
Pair of Broken Superlux HD669s(Quick fix I can hopefully do this week)
Gen 5.5 iPod 30gb w/ Custom Lod & Mini3 amp
Fischer Audio DBA-02s
I usually carry around the last 4 on me.