The meet was fun as always and it's been a while since I went to a NY meet. The last one I went to was in white plains two years ago and I think the last meet they had in white plains as well. It's great finally being able to match faces with usernames. It was great meeting jude after all this time on head-fi.
The rigs there were great. For some reason whenever I go to meets everything sounds great.
Mrspeakers had his Maddogs which were better than I anticipated. I thought they would be more warm and have less treble but sounded more balanced and really good. It definitely would be something I would be looking at if I needed a closed headphone.
Hifiman had a great set up that was also better than I thought. The HE6 with the EF6 and the HM801 (I think it was the HM801 at least) sounded very good. It was smooth, dynamic and powerful.
Dimitri from Musica Acoustics was great. You can tell he's not just a vendor but also very enthusiastic about the hobby as well. He was really excited about trying out what he had to offer and what he had usually isn't something that shows up very often in meets. He had some Ortofon, Fit Ears, Final Audio Design and then some models from companies I've never heard of such as Tralucent and Rhapsady. I'm sure I'm missing others as well.
Aurisonics also had some in ears. They had the ASG-1 and ASG-2 Stealth. I liked the ASG-2 one better and sounded really smooth. I think that one was a hybrid with both dynamic and BA. I don't quite know where the crossover is but it sounded really smooth and well designed. The guys there also had a bunch of stories to tell.
All in all it was a great meet. I usually don't like the big meets since it's hard to do any real listening as was the case today but I've heard almost every set up they had before so it was just a good time meeting new head-fiers and catching up with the old ones. I ended up spending exactly how much I planned on prior to the meet and that's always a great thing. Some people also got some real bargains during the auction.
The rigs I liked the best was Justin's BHSE and the SR007 and of course the HD800 and Silver Ghost that I have to hear every meet.
Edited by rawrster - 4/20/13 at 7:04pm