My first meet was here last year. I remember there being a limited number of tables. If that's the case again I'll just bring my headphones and dap. Currently have the Hifiman HE-6, LFF's Enigma, Beyerdynamic DT-880.
Yeah the new pads brought the upper mid range more forward. I noticed I was listening to the HE-6 quieter than the old velour pads. Kinda took away some of the bass and treble. Seems a lot of people didn't like that