a) I'd like to thank Paul (pkwak) for co-organizing and everybody for coming along
b) AudioTechnica Sydney (TAG) for coming along with some of their old and new line-up. (I liked the AD900x, as a 'fun headphone' (though they weigh a bit too much), and AD2000x sounded more rounded and refined)
c) Rhapsodio for sending their new RDB+ Hybrid IEM for us to try along with a portable P&D amp and some cables. If anyone else is interested in reviewing those after me, please send me a PM. Hope you guys enjoyed trying them, informally acting as a vendor was an interesting experience
d) Separate thanks to the people who brought their gear to compare.
e) Special thanks to Erwin (wink) for the raffle and a fun chat as always. [and him and navii for the lifts
f) second special thanks to sandalaudio - I sat right next to the headphone Christmas tree and tried most of them
. fun chats too
g) pity some people couldn't make it, I hope we'll see you next time.
Gear-wise, I was pretty impressed with HD800 and T1, out of various setups. Even some portable amps seemed to make them sound quite nice. [and not many setups seemed to exaggerate what people generally cite as unpleasant in HD800]. I was also surprisingly impressed with AKG K550 on the darker amps. It seemed like a nice closed balanced HP with a crisp sound.