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post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by Wmcmanus
I'd personally have no problem if someone were to bring an item that they didn't feel comfortable in sharing with me. It's their business, not mine.
I was rather shocked the first time I went to a meet and everyone was too happy to share their IEMs.
post #47 of 57
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Originally Posted by Gigabomber
I was rather shocked the first time I went to a meet and everyone was too happy to share their IEMs.
Me too, and I'm always obliged to bring my spare triflanges for this purpose-and yes, they are ALWAYS clean for the meets
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Originally Posted by Gigabomber
last meet I went to someone yanked apart my SR-71 in the first fifteen minutes before I even realized it. Course our meets barely top ten people, so it's a bit more homey and people ask to use equipment and stuff.
I know it wasn't me Actually, your SR71 is still in good shape for the next meet if there is going to be one, isn't it? I ask because I wonder how my HD580's might behave through it, and I am still quite curious about your killer recabled DT880's!

,
Abe
post #48 of 57
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Nospam
I think a lot of these "problems" can be easily avoided by putting together a FAQ of sorts for meets. Then, put the link in the beginning of every Meet thread. You could also send the link to everyone that has confirmed they will attend a Meet.
i just might be crazy/bored enough to volunteer for that.

overall, i do think that HFers are a respectful and considerate bunch. but as has been said, we all treat our belongings differently and should expect that at a meet.

meets are a ton of fun and i hope my moaning hasnt scared anyone off from attending one or prevent them from bringing gear. this was more a cautionary note, and PSA to everyone to "play nice" with others' toys
post #49 of 57
I remember the first meet i went to, i was deathly scared to touch anything so i didnt listen to as much gear as possible. Maybe that's why the portable stuff rarely gets touched...much easier to drop and break.
post #50 of 57
When i went to my first and only meet, i didnt even come close to tube amps. I was too scared to mess them up. I may be listened to one of them. I hate when people treat my gear bad, so i respect other people's gear like its mine.
post #51 of 57
Interesting thread - I'll add some points arising at the Atlanta meet I hosted last month.

First of all - food or drink around the gear was not a problem. I made it clear in the planning thread and in person that nothing of the sort would be around the gear. I also deliberately set the snacks up away from where the gear was and had paper towels and wet ones stationed nearby.

Here we go with the gripe list:

When the meet is being held in someone else's home - please remember to shut the front door behind you. Someone left my front door hanging wide open which triggered a cat emergency. Thankfully, none escaped - but then later the door was left open again!

Have some friggen common sense people. My wife got quite hot about that and it will be a good while before another meet gets hosted here as a result.

Other than that, folks were pretty considerate and everyone I saw handled the gear like it was fine china. We did have a lot of jabber going on around the gear, but that's my fault for not doing a better job with the layout.

Oh yea - while I'm ranting. If you notify the host that you will be bringing gear, have the common courtesy to let them know if you decide not to come at the last minute. I actually worked out an informal space reservation system based on what people said they were going to bring and one guy totally flaked out leaving room that could've been used for the gear that was there. As a result, we ended up with the two high end rigs jammed together in one area with everyone standing around them jaw jabbing.

Another tip, and this falls under common courtesy. If you aren't hosting, offer to bring a snack or drink. I'm not being cheap here, because I enjoy being able to put things out for people to enjoy, but these things go so much better if everyone pitches in.

Cranky Dan
post #52 of 57
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Originally Posted by nanahachi
i just might be crazy/bored enough to volunteer for that.

Ah, now your custom title makes sense.


-Ed
post #53 of 57

Just want to open this thread up for suggestions on my first meet and what to expect. I dont have any gear so I feel like a mooch but how do I approach he meet in a respectful way that I get something out of it? 

 

Going to the November 9th NYC meet.

 

Thanks

post #54 of 57
I think you will find a head-fi meet is incredibly non-threatening - everyone is VERY relaxed - even the folks that bring expensive gear. They *want* you to listen to their gear - that's why they brought it! I don't think it matters whether you bring your own gear or not. Of course, the more gear the better the meet - but there's no pressure if you haven't brought anything. See an open station, say hi to the owner and try them out! I think it's just common sense - don't unplug anything unless you ask first, adjust the volume to your liking - but don't use someone else's gear to run SPL tests or to find out "if you can make it distort". If you do unplug/plug headphones into amps - turn the volume down first. The other obvious stuff - no hair gel, don't start disassembling anything - and be nice! smily_headphones1.gif

Have fun!!
post #55 of 57
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Originally Posted by Nrocket View Post

Just want to open this thread up for suggestions on my first meet and what to expect. I dont have any gear so I feel like a mooch but how do I approach he meet in a respectful way that I get something out of it? 

Going to the November 9th NYC meet.

Thanks

Tyll's article should be very useful for you. There are some unspoken rules and etiquettes in the article.
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/2012-new-york-spring-head-fi-meet
post #56 of 57
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Originally Posted by Nrocket View Post
Just want to open this thread up for suggestions on my first meet and what to expect. I dont have any gear so I feel like a mooch but how do I approach he meet in a respectful way that I get something out of it? 

 

Going to the November 9th NYC meet.

 

Thanks

 

Start reading at "What's a meet?" on this page: http://home.roadrunner.com/~stevieo/members.2009.03.21.html

 

The NYC meets also typically run silent auctions, so if you don't want to feel like a mooch, you can bring cash to bid on something.

 

Something else I'd add: introduce yourself to people and if you have questions, ask anyone. Mingle. Meeting your fellow Head-Fiers is often one of the best parts of a meet, you never know what you might learn from others.


Edited by Asr - 10/18/13 at 4:12pm
post #57 of 57
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
 

 

Start reading at "What's a meet?" on this page: http://home.roadrunner.com/~stevieo/members.2009.03.21.html

 

The NYC meets also typically run silent auctions, so if you don't want to feel like a mooch, you can bring cash to bid on something.

 

Something else I'd add: introduce yourself to people and if you have questions, ask anyone. Mingle. Meeting your fellow Head-Fiers is often one of the best parts of a meet, you never know what you might learn from others.

Thanks

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