Man, this whole meet was amazing. I listened to massive attack "angel" on every can I could get ahold of, very different going from the hd800 to the 009 to the lcd 2 to the t50rp. Definitely an experience, my ears and brain were on overload the entire time I was at the meet. The 009 on the blue hawaii was the most impressive experience there, hearing the LCD3 on the red wine amp, and the highs of the balanced hd800 through the super7 were close behind. The 009 still cannot beat the lcd in terms of pure bass slam, there is a visceral impact that is just amazing, but it beats it on all other terms imo (which is to be expected at more than double the price). The pure speed and effortless rendering (and the flat FR) were what made the 009 so amazing.
It was awesome hearing the other t50rp versions, I wish my ears were better, I do not have that much experience listening for specific frequencies, I just get a general idea of what I hear and try to go off of that. The paradoxes were quite impressive, I am very curious as to whether they are completely closed or not, I believe they are, but still unsure. I would need alot of time listening to sine waves to figure out exactly how the various mods compare for myself.
it is always a treat listening to the schiitt lyr via orthodynamics, they do so well together. The bifrost is also intriguing. @igotyofire I was really impressed with the bottlehead crack and the maverick, I wish I could do some more listening and comparisons with the audio-gd NFB12 since they are in the same price range.