Just came back from the Melbourne head-fi 1st meet 2011 !
ABOUT THIS MEET
The venue is much bigger than our last meet, and so glad to have the aircon there.
(Though I sort of missed the little backyard from the previous venue ....haha)
And yes, as previous meet, I am the only female LOL
About 30 people confirmed to come, but about 25 showed up.
(And so I topped up to cover the expense =P)
But I was happy to have that many people this time (compare to 18 in previous meet!) and glad people enjoyed it.
Thanks Duckman for organizing the venue!! Would be so much harder to organize a meet without your help!
Thanks Duckman again for grabbing me the fuses for my stax 600LTD amp...
Thanks those who helped set up and packed away the tables.
The star of this meet is definitely the LCD2 (with the leban), and the HD800.
I was happy to have a chance to compare my Stax 404LE to the 507.
The LCD2 sounds smoother and slightly less darkened with the Leban, comparing to what I heard from the mini meet awhile ago.The Norse cable seems to open up the LCD2 a bit more as well.
But the LCD2 is so different from my STax 404LE setup, maybe I should listen to it a bit longer....(but there's always people waiting to hear it LOL)
I heard the HD800 about 2 years ago, wasn't that impressed then as the headphone was new and the amp wasn't matching with it. I tried the HD800 today with the SPL Auditor and the DNA. I do think the DNA is a better match as it adds emotions to the HD800, while Auditor brings out the neutralness of the HD800.
The Stax 507 sounds a bit different from my 404LE. I think the 404LE's treble stands out a bit more than the 507, and seems more airy. The 507 is sort of in between the O2 and 404LE in my opinion in terms of darkness. But I still prefers my 404LE largely because it is so effortless, relaxing and comfortable that I can have it on the whole day. It also better match with my preference of music.
I had a listen to the T1. As previous times, I do quite like the T1, but I think I am happy to stick with my Stax for the time being =P
That's probably what I can think of now.....will add more comments later.
Thanks again for coming to the meet guys!!
Edited by yukari - 1/8/11 at 12:03am