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Well said. I was telling my buddy that dropped by that I was disappointed there weren't more "mid-fi" or "budget-fi" setups.
Don't get me wrong, it's awesome to be able to hear all of the best-of-the-best in one place. Not many opportunities where you'll get to hear all the high-end Stax and fully-stretched out LCD-3s, HE-6s and HD800s. But a "Cheapskate Room" is a great idea for folks that come through and want to be able to find a nice "realistic" setup.
On an unrelated note, I can't believe I missed out on $700 UERMs! I'm really kicking myself for that one.
Same here. I was looking forward to trying some of RD's vintage orthos. We'll have to set up a mini-meet and drag him along.
If you are planning to come down to SoCal for a summer meet, I'll see if I can invite UE again. You'll need a BA to fully take advantage of them though.
LOL, there were at least three people listening to the UERM out of the BA.
Thanks for liking my old Technics 820. But I do not agree that they sound like crap, these have Orhodynamic drivers as the lcd2 and he6 headphones. They sound natural and smooth.
I had an amazing time, it was so much fun getting to know everyone and listening to amazing and critical feedback. I mostly wanted to get to know everybody's preferences of sound as I craft future hi-fi gear for this community. It was odd as the content had such an impact at this show on the inpression of "whats good" compared to Canjam. I secretly tested a popular new genre, dub step on many rigs and learned a lot. Yet, other genres the owners had qued up sounded brilliant and articulate. The right weapon for the battle is critical. And content, content, content. Even same genre in the same year's mastering is vital on uncompressed tracks.
A lot of the gear couldn't handle modern music I found out. Last time, I mostly tested jazz and acoustics and I liked the hd800 and stax 009s. There is a huge "divide" now IMO of what is a great headphone based on the genre, more than ever before. It's important to have multiple headphones to maximize your experience based on genre and environment.
The most kick ass headphone for me was the antique Technics, it sounded like crap but I loved the ID! Loved the reel 2 reel and I'm always a sucker for tube amps, but nobody brought a LP record player. Let's get pure analog next time! I wish I won the Altoids amp.
Cheers everybody, see you in LA for the next meet soon!!!
I would also add the new AMB mini^3 with Lithium Battery that MisterX makes for $150. Gain of 2, "High Performance" version.
More clarity/definition and punch. (Really technical terms, I know...)
I'll be giving my Dad my non-Lithium version and getting the Lithium version as they are now available!
Already brought up a potential "Disneyland and whatever else happens to be going on in Socal" trip in the summer with the GF.