eyedrop's DT48 E was 25ohm and offered the most isolation I have ever experienced in a a headphone. They are completely neutral as have been stated many times before. To me personally they were musically un-inviting where as his Grado SR125 was a rock and roll machine. I liked the 125 more than the 60 and 325 I have heard due to their all around nature. The 325 being a little too hot in the top end for me and the same with the original 60.
One of the big surprised for me at the meet was the Audeze LCD-1 on the Eddie Current ZDT amplifier. I can't remember the album name playing, but it was a female lead bluesy album that sounded very neutral and natural on the LCD-1 with plenty of texture throughout the whole range. The ZDT had tons of dynamic ability to push the snot out of anything that was at the meet.
Two Bijou's showed up and it was cool to see how much difference can be had from one builder to another with these open DIY projects.
Audiofiler was able to bring out universal JH13 and JH16 samples to listen to. (Thanks Jerry and Nicholas) I'm very glad I got to hear the two and make my own decision on them. Reading the forum comparisons really show how much everyone's preferences and hearing differ from one another. Personally the 16 had too much lower-mid bass for me. It made the already synthesizer punchy music I listen to overly punchy. No, it doesn't veil the rest of the spectrum, it just makes for a fatiguing situation for me... "thump thump thump thump thump" The 13 is more towards neutral, but still just a tad bassy for me personally. I do love the quality of the bass. Amazing texture, separation, control, on and on, but just a touch too much for me. Audiofiler assured me that this was slightly due in part to the foam universal ear tips.
The DNA Sonnet was also on show. It was quite pleasing and sounded effortless with the HD800's that were hooked up to them. I think that was an all around very good sounding and well thought out system that could be someones final destination rig.
I'll have to come back to this thread when I have a little more time to thank everyone involved and come up with more impressions. Just wanted to get some random thoughts out since people are complaining that nothing is posted.
Also - did anyone wind up with an extra Black USB cable that is normal size to mini? Probably when I let my gamma2 wander