So...it was really nice to hang out with such a great group of people. There are a lot of great people Head-fi who are even better people in real life.
This was my first meet ever, and it was definitely an eye-opener after a Head-fi hiatus for about 3 years. After the Headmasters show and Head-fi meet yesterday, I'm regretfully saying...IM BACK!
Lots of good stuff at the meet. Definitely need to start looking into upgrades. I'm not very good at posting impressions, but here is what I thought people would be interested in.
Mr. Speakers Alpha Dogs: Now, I already have the Mad Dogs 3.2 and have been perfectly happy with them. Dan has definitely raised the bar for closed headphones under the $1000 price range. Only thing I can say, I'm trading in my Mad Dogs the moment these are available.
Sennheiser HD800: I finally got to hear this headphone, and I have to say, I really really like it. Most of the shortcomings that people describe, I feel that I am able to live with.
Audeze LCD 2/3: Great headphones. With that said, I can definitely see why a lot of people have both these and the HD800. They are quite different, and I can see both being great for different occasions. Both headphones have gobs of quality bass.
Stax SR009: These were amazing.Then I saw the price and the associated gear, and suddenly these weren't that amazing. Nevertheless, these were probably my favorite headphone if price wasn't a factor.
JPS Abyss: I didn't like these headphones very much. They look ugly, They are very fiddly and tricky to put on and get to sound right. It sounds good out of the Liquid Gold though...
Schiit Mjolnir/Gungnir: First balanced setup I've listened to. Definitely an interesting improvement that I may be looking into the future.
Astell and Kern Players: These made my Sansa Clip Zip look like a piece of Sch--- Uhm... These were really nice players.
Woo Audio: WES and SR009 was ridiculously nice. The WA7 is a heavy mofo.
This is mostly what I remember off the top of my head. I'll probably have to take some time to actually write it out, but these were things that I either really liked or were really interested in.
Great event. Definitely met lots of great people, and will be making a return to Head-fi.
Edited by No_One411 - 8/11/13 at 10:37am