HeadRoom's Desktop Audiophile Speaker (Audiophile Desktop Speaker? anyhow, the thing with the speakers) sounds AMAZING.
Actually everything in Tyll's room sounds amazing. I spent a while with the speakers, a while with the Balanced Max (which made a jaw-dropped mouth breather of me) and still another while with the AC-only version of the new replacement for the Micro line (astounding, small, great-looking....and rather warm to the touch). All
passed the "I just can't take this off" test - I just sat there mesmerized.Edit:
BTW the Micro line is being demo'd with the little Cardas mini-mini interconnects HeadRoom carries, and sounds fantastic
. I have nothing against the higher-end interconnects people are enjoying these days, but folks on a budget who are making compromises in the amp or headphone area so they can buy a mega-cable should, IMO, rethink their strategy. The Cardas sounds great, doesn't cost a lot, and the fact that it's compact and easy to route is a real win in its own right with a portable rig.
I could have spent all day in front of the desktop speaker rig, comfortable and grinning for hours even in the hotel's minimalist little conference chair. I didn't get the rig's price, but I'm pretty sure selling my Aeron won't quite cover it
HeadRoom has fantastic taste in reference tracks too. I have to get a photo of their CD case so I can track 'em down myself.
Ray's new amp is beautiful to see. Haven't heard it yet.
I saw Pete Millet's pocket amp, which is one slender little beast, thinner and more pocketable than ordinary 9V portables. Can't wait to hear it.
That's all for now.