Thanks Jude, Val, Alex, and everybody else who helped organize the event and donated prizes for the raffle. This was the first time I won a raffle at one of these things so that was pretty cool. :)
I had a lot of fun at this meet and there were more people there than I expected. Val, your place is awesome. Some brief impressions:
Donald North: always like his setup. I think his new amp will be a hit, really enjoyed the K240DFs in his rig.
mrspeakers: nice mods to the T50rp. :) I enjoyed talking to you about measurements and your headphones.
LFF Paradox: still my favorite ortho headphone - nice neutral, open sound.
The PortaPro sounded quite nice, nothing there was really offensive.
I didn't really care for the Fostex 900 headphone. It sounded really bassy and the mids were really recessed sounding which is probably my least favorite quality for a HP to have. It did sound pretty fast with very little grain and looked nice though. I think this headphone could sound pretty awesome with some EQ.
DIYT2/O2mk2.5 - I really wanted to see if I could hear a difference between this and my O2 mk1 but they didn't block out much sound and the meet was pretty noisy at the time. I hope you guys were able to hear the Orpheus at all since it blocks out even less sound than the Stax.
Everybody who went and had fun should definitely check out the upcoming LA meet on August 18th! There will be multiple smaller rooms so noise levels will be lower which should help out a lot for doing critical listening on open headphones. I'll be bringing way more stuff to that meet, I wanted to keep it simple this time.
It was fun seeing all you guys, hope to see you again!