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post #31 of 59
Glad we're already talking about a next time. I will make sure to bring the Beyers which I am pretty sure I will have by then.
post #32 of 59
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I'll probably buy a baby Stax before the next meet, and sell off some.
post #33 of 59
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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.
this sound quality on this ablum of hers is particularly bad.

post #34 of 59
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this sound quality on this album of hers is particularly bad.

It sucks! I heard an interview on NPR,(She sounded like a recording studio technician) and she was talking about recording Techniques, like the air between all of the instruments the size of the recording studio even the sound of a specific studio. I thought this must be great. So I down loaded it from I Tunes. "Label me embarrassed."
post #35 of 59
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I own it, but I've probably listened to it with IEMs only. Even if I have listened with other equipment, I own nothing as revealing as the HD800, TTVJ Millet amp, and Meridian CD player. My guess is that a lot of my historic classical recordings would be unlistenable with that equipment since it's just listenable with what I own.

With the Norah Jones, I didn't even have time to figure out what was wrong. It was like fingernails on chalkboard. I had to get the headphones off
post #36 of 59
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I own it, but I've probably listened to it with IEMs only. Even if I have listened with other equipment, I own nothing as revealing as the HD800, TTVJ Millet amp, and Meridian CD player. My guess is that a lot of my historic classical recordings would be unlistenable with that equipment since it's just listenable with what I own.

With the Norah Jones, I didn't even have time to figure out what was wrong. It was like fingernails on chalkboard. I had to get the headphones off
Sorry next time I will leave that one home. LOL.
post #37 of 59
I was surprised with the number of people with CD players

However having a CD player does make comparing the same music across systems easier. Just surprised me that people still use them. I still buy CDs but I only play them once and that is to rip them to a lossless format and then store in a box. (I do read the booklet while the rip happens)
post #38 of 59
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Sorry next time I will leave that one home. LOL.
One of the main reasons I like meets is to hear new music. Gear has always taken 2nd place to music for me. As many headphones as I own, I've spent 2-3 times as much on music over the last 4 years.
post #39 of 59
For those that know about ortho headphones:

What are a few of the good bang-for-the-buck models that you can still pick up these days? Any for < $100 ?

While not perfect, I thought these had a really enjoyable robust sound.
post #40 of 59
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The Yamaha HP-1 or YH-1 if you're lucky. Otherwise the Yamaha HP-2/YH-2 or HP-3/YH-3 should be well under $100. Also the Fostex T40 and T20v2 are usually cheap. The T20v2 will be sold as the T20 and it looks like the current model without any color in the lettering on the cup.

The current Fostex T50 is worth buying for $70, but requires more work to make sound good than any of the others.
post #41 of 59
I hope next meet there is some nice STAX!

So what was that blue jazz CD that was in the Meridian CD player at the end?
post #42 of 59
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I hope next meet there is some nice STAX!
Stax and other 'stats shall be had, and all shall rejoice and be bathed in the sound of the heavens. Oh, and I might have a K1000 by then as well, the silly little thing.
post #43 of 59
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I have the sand exStata built by then, and maybe the hybrid too. It won't make sense for me to bring a stat amp and not bring stats to listen to.
post #44 of 59
I shall be very interested in trying out both sand and hybrid versions and comparing them to driving off speaker amps through the SRD boxes.
post #45 of 59
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I hope next meet there is some nice STAX!

So what was that blue jazz CD that was in the Meridian CD player at the end?
If you want to hear some nice headphones we need Hirsch, to show up. Great man, and he has all the cool headphones.

The Blue CD was Patricia Barber,,"Champion" My reference CD.

2nd place reference CD,,,Diana Krall "Live in Paris" Being live you can hear the venue, and whispers glasses clanking and good tight bass, if your equipment is up to it.
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