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post #16 of 59
Hello everyone, This is Craig Dewey, the store Manager of MyerEmco Audio Video in Clarendon. It was a pleasure meeting everyone. I had a great time listening to some fantastic equipment! I have found myself listening to headphones much more often now that I am in a smaller space with closer neighbors

I hope everyone had a good time! I look foward to doing something like this again.

Thanks to all for going out in the snow, it was a really fun day.
post #17 of 59
Someone, I forget who it was, was interested in Art Tatum. There is a re-creation of some music of his in an sacd that was produced by Zenph. The Amazon site is Amazon.com: Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine/Zenph Re-Performance: Art Tatum: Music. I highly recommend it.
post #18 of 59
Craig, thank you for being such a gracious host, we had a terrific time!
post #19 of 59
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Originally Posted by CDewey View Post
Hello everyone, This is Craig Dewey, the store Manager of MyerEmco Audio Video in Clarendon. It was a pleasure meeting everyone. I had a great time listening to some fantastic equipment! I have found myself listening to headphones much more often now that I am in a smaller space with closer neighbors

I hope everyone had a good time! I look foward to doing something like this again.

Thanks to all for going out in the snow, it was a really fun day.
MyerEmco A BIG thank you!!!!! Everyone in the store was so nice. Coffee, donuts and bagles were so thoughfull. Very enjoyable afternoon.

I did buy my B&W 703s from your store maybe 3 years ago. I am getting ready to upgrade. I know where I am going to shop when I get ready to buy!!!
post #20 of 59
Still have the crud but I'm glad the meet went well. With all the interesting stuff I wish I could have been there.
post #21 of 59
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MyerEmco A BIG thank you!!!!! Everyone in the store was so nice. Coffee, donuts and bagles were so thoughfull. Very enjoyable afternoon.

I did buy my B&W 703s from your store maybe 3 years ago. I am getting ready to upgrade. I know where I am going to shop when I get ready to buy!!!
Sorry I missed it, and the coffee and donuts!
post #22 of 59
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Sorry I missed it, and the coffee and donuts!
The louder the better, You could of gone into the secret room and blasted your ears with my HD 800!!! The HD 800s do loud great!!!!

They were all nice people, I truley had a good time.
post #23 of 59
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Playing the HD800s loud is like playing speakers for everyone else in the room. They leak worse than anything I've heard short of the K1000.
post #24 of 59
Very leaky indeed, a touch worse than the K701 in this regard (which is saying a lot). Fortunately, they've got other nice things about them...
post #25 of 59
Hi guys,

(I'm the guy who came w/ the SR60's and was looking to upgrade)

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed meeting everyone and trying out the gear. It's really nice to be able to audition some of the higher end stuff that you can't normally find.

Ctemkin - Thanks for the info on the Art Tatum CD - definitely going to order this as a christmas gift to myself.

Overall I realized that I'll probably never get into the really high-end gear, as there's just not a major jump for me, but I definitely think it's worth jumping up maybe one more level.

Some impressions from the meet:

Sennheiser HD595's - Maybe my little amp just didn't have enough oomph, but I feel like the sennheiser sound, while nice, is just a little too neutral for me.

Sennheiser HD448 - For $100, I think these hidden gems are a great bargain. Just a bit uncomfortable for me.

Grado SR225 / 325i's - Nicer than my SR60's, but not drastically different. I particularly liked how smooth the highs were on the 325i's compared to the normal grado sound.

AKG k701 - Really really liked the sound of these. I should probably demo these with some more bass-heavy music though because a few people warned that they are on the light side. The few jazz tracks I listened too sounded fine to me, but I should probably try some top40/rap type stuff as well.

AKG k601 - Very similar to the 701, but IMO the treble was a little "tinny" and bass wasn't as extended. Seems like it's definitely worth spending a few more bucks for the 701. Regardless, a very good headphone.

A few questions:

- Any suggestions for an inexpensive DAC/Amp? A few people on the board have been recommending this little guy for under $100: HA NG27 USB Sound Card + Mini Headphone Amp - eBay (item 350240031937 end time Dec-12-09 03:42:35 PST)

Looks like it uses the PCM2702E DAC chip and the old OPA2134 chips for the amp ( seems like it's a standard META42 setup ).

- Any plans for another small meetup soon? I'd love to hear the following headphones: Denon AH-D2000, Beyer DT770 & DT880 and compare them to the k701 to ultimately decide on my next purchase.
post #26 of 59
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AKG k701 - ...The few jazz tracks I listened too sounded fine to me, but I should probably try some top40/rap type stuff as well.
This is going to be ugly
post #27 of 59
Thread Starter 
I don't think I've heard anyone recommend the K701 for rap or hip hop. From everything I've read about the K701 too, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment listening to it at meets from killer amps and taking one home to listen with a not so killer amp.

I would be up for another meet sometime in the last winter or spring. But if Aman sells his K701, I don't know who else has one to bring. Also in the 4 meets I've been to, I think I've seen one DT770. I'm not sure if you'll be able to hear it. I own a DT880 250 ohm and last weekend's meet was the first one I've attended that didn't have a Denon, so they should be easy to get to a meet by requesting it.

I don't listen to a lot of rap or hip hop but I do has some. I think the Yamaha orthos do it well.
post #28 of 59
To clarify, I don't listen to rap very much at all, but I'd just like to know that the headphones I pickup are fairly flexible.

I listen to a huge mix of stuff - blues, jazz, folk/acoustic, etc. But every now and then you need that guilty pleasure fix of some terrible top 40 song.
post #29 of 59
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I would be up for another meet sometime in the last winter or spring. But if Aman sells his K701, I don't know who else has one to bring.
Well I plan to have a K702 by then
post #30 of 59
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Originally Posted by z28dreams View Post
To clarify, I don't listen to rap very much at all, but I'd just like to know that the headphones I pickup are fairly flexible.

I listen to a huge mix of stuff - blues, jazz, folk/acoustic, etc. But every now and then you need that guilty pleasure fix of some terrible top 40 song.
The problem with that is so much pop is poorly recorded that you may not want a good headphone for it. I like Norah Jones and I saw that markmax had her latest CD which I hadn't heard yet. I tried to listen to it on 4N6's system with the HD800s and it lasted for 15 seconds. It was totally unlistenable. It's probably listenable with most of my gear but I'm now leary of buying it.

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Well I plan to have a K702 by then
cool. I'm working on 2 amps and have the parts for 2 more so I should have a lot of stuff to hear next time too.
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