Thank you, a lot of what i figured out came from listening at a few meets, Canjam and reading like crazy. I got kind of lucky that I listened to the right people and reviews by dumb luck/pure chance. I read some stuff that I can't believe sometimes, especially after hearing certain equipment that sucks and is touted as great,/ or reading that some things don't make any difference-the same things that have transformed my system. By the way, I have had my share of duds too....like taking advice to do a $500. upgrade to my usb section on the dac I ordered in early June and didn't get until Sept then finding that the usb section was still somewhat substandard and didn't support 24/96-should have known that...duh. So then got the Diverter when it was reworked and that made a big difference in the SQ but the $500. went down the toilet, ouch! Have had a couple of those I'm afraid-just keep working like crazy though and it all gets paid for.
I am curious about the T-1 now and the JH13s that I nearly bought early on. If I used iems more I would already have a pair but I just have very little opportunity to use them. In normal environments with noise I like them but I am usually walking in that scenario so I use my esw-9 which are just okay because with iems i can hear my footsteps loudly. I never hear that complaint but it keeps me from using them often.
Kind of spoiled listening at home though really anyway.
So is this thing going to happen....i just took inventory of anywhere I could see it around here and nothing came to mind, except Johns garage.
The Orange county thing sounded good but i was way sick that weekend, and you guys didn't want it I guarantee.