London Head-Fi Meet - report and pictures by iFi
At the outset, we would like to thank Nadeem for inviting iFi along and the sponsors Sennheiser and Custom Cable for the location, food & beverage.
Club Orpheus with some very nice gear
THESE headphones need no intro
The Russell Hotel is a short walk from the tube station and is very convenient. A great venue for future meets.
The meet itself had grown y-o-y as someone told us that the attendance number had quadrupled from the last meet.
For us, the main thing was the overall atmosphere which was one of just people trying to find good tunes on good systems - share knowledge and gain insights.
Tim & Lynn of Sennheiser guarding the prizes...
Axel Grell was out to answer any and every question. We tried to 'out talk' Axel to no avail.
Jude made the 'short hop over' which shows a level of dedication to the Head-Fi community that goes a long way. He also stayed and answered every question posed to him. We certainly hope he wasn't late for his flight back.
...Jude also checks the prizes...
Nadeem (GSARider) - was the utmost professional organiser. Bent over backwards to help anyone and everyone.
Nadeem being photographed photographing people
We were definitely impressed and have no doubts the next meet will be even bigger and better.
One of the youngest listeners we came across...with permission from Frank of Toxic Cables (it was his son!)
i. A dedicated 'Quiet Zone' in a far corner for people to do serious listening.
ii. No industry participants should enter the prize draw. We may be mistaken but we think someone from the trade won one of the prizes.
Listeners enjoyed the Sennheiser/iFi combos - some did remark that they wished they could 'enjoy in silence'.
About 150ish attendees made the meet. For sure, this meet will go from strength to strength.
Prize for most gear by one person goes to...
See you all at the next meet and maybe before.
iFi audio (Vincent, Mike and team)
Edited by iFi audio - 4/30/13 at 12:30pm