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Well, if you check the first post, we now have a place thanks to particleman14. You can choose between Millbrae and Los Gatos.   Los Gatos would be perfect for me since I'm very close by. I'd guess that it would also be more convenient for CEE TEE.   How about you guys?
Yeah. Thanks to particleman14, we now have a location! So let's see when people can show up. Please vote on a date, and we'll make this happen!
Well, I had a lot of help with the last one. I hope I'll have more time to prepare for this one, but... I think I still need help sourcing a place.   And yeah, I meant Vali. Sorry! Not sure what caused me to write Modi.   @CEE TEE: Hope you can make it. I have a very special headphone that I would love for you to listen to.     @Vansen: glad to have you onboard! Also would like to have your opinion on the special headphone!   And... first post updated!
Okay. I updated the first post with a list of attendees and a list of gears that will appear at the meet. If you would like to add anything to the list of gears, it'll be very much appreciated.   I live in Santa Cruz so it'll be a long drive for me either way. East Bay or the peninsula doesn't make that much of a difference. But I'm hoping we can get more votes on this. And if anyone can help me source out a place, or if they would like to host the meet, I would...
Reduce Marantz's volume and increase O2's volume... engaging the gain switch if possible.   O2 has a known problem where if the input volume/level is too high, it'll clip and distort.   If that doesn't help, do a quick test: max out Marantz's volume and then try to match that volume with the O2. Then see if the distortion is there.   If it's not there... well... my condolences, your DT770 probably has a hair or something in the driver.   That's also a well-known...
Or you can just get a Schiit Vali and Modi or ODAC, right?
 Hey. I have CEE TEE's Sennheiser HD600, and if he allows me to, I'll bring it to the meet. I'm thinking the meet should happen soon (from now to mid May). Last year's mini meet happened in East Bay because most attendees were around there. Let's see... where would be more convenient for you guys? I'll start collecting a list of attendees and gears list soon.
 Or we may also take it to the meet.  The E11 is probably a poor choice, but it does demonstrate that the output impedance plays only a minor role in the overall sound of an amp. Plus no headphone is truly flat with its frequency response... so the impedance curve probably plays into the frequency response. As for the Crack, I plugged the 32 Ohm DT770 in there. It would be pointless to compare the HD600 plugged into the Crack and then the DT770 plugged into the PHA-1,...
 Well, technicality can only get so far, right? The topology of the amp is important, too. Some amps with really low output impedance (like the Fiio E11) would still have a lot of bass over an amp that has higher output impedance. In fact, the Bottlehead Crack with 120 Ohm output impedance has less of a bass boost (if at all) than the Sony PHA-1, and somehow it still sounds slightly cleaner and brighter than the PHA-1.
Are you sure the iQube 3 can be used to bypass the internal DAC of an iOS device? Because all information points to it being unable to do so.   An owner of the iQube v3 already commented that they couldn't do so.   The PHA-1 doesn't just bypass the DAC of an iOS device, it also bypass the DAC of pretty much anything that uses the 30-pin connector as well.   And the DAC makes a sizable improvement.   I think the T5P would be a good upgrade over the Edition 8, but I...
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