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Thanks a lot Asr. That "musical dynamic" part you were talking about I also notice on the Denon's. I can only imagine how much better it is on the Fostex. I feel that aspect missing on the LCD-3 at times, like I did with the LCD-2 previously.

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Thanks a lot Asr. That "musical dynamic" part you were talking about I also notice on the Denon's. I can only imagine how much better it is on the Fostex. I feel that aspect missing on the LCD-3 at times, like I did with the LCD-2 previously.

Really?

 

This is why I always stress that there is no such thing as "best" because we all interpret differently!

 

I hear greater dynamic contrasts through my Audeze LCD3 than any other headphone, including my

HD-800's!  It all depends on the source material, but I've heard that headphone achieve such amazing

dimensionality (the space between sounds) I forget about it all together and just get wrapped up in the music.

 

Right now, listening to Thom Yorke's "Black Swan" off his Eraser album (w/ LCD3, and my E.A.R HP4 tube

headphone amp - fed via Amarra and MYTEK Stereo192-DSD DAC) - whoa!  It's so liquid-like, with this black

background that's just captivating....

 

 

It's the people that try to argue about something they're interpreting that always gets me.

Its like me trying to talk somebody into being a Radiohead fan when they just don't like the music - 

you can't get passed that!

 

Now, that modded T5P w/ the bass - WHOOP WHOOP

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Really?

 

This is why I always stress that there is no such thing as "best" because we all interpret differently!

 

I hear greater dynamic contrasts through my Audeze LCD3 than any other headphone, including my

HD-800's!  It all depends on the source material, but I've heard that headphone achieve such amazing

dimensionality (the space between sounds) I forget about it all together and just get wrapped up in the music.

 

Right now, listening to Thom Yorke's "Black Swan" off his Eraser album (w/ LCD3, and my E.A.R HP4 tube

headphone amp - fed via Amarra and MYTEK Stereo192-DSD DAC) - whoa!  It's so liquid-like, with this black

background that's just captivating....

 

 

It's the people that try to argue about something they're interpreting that always gets me.

Its like me trying to talk somebody into being a Radiohead fan when they just don't like the music - 

you can't get passed that!

 

Now, that modded T5P w/ the bass - WHOOP WHOOP


Whoop whoop, caribou remix = awesome.

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Whoop whoop, caribou remix = awesome.

you know it!!

 

I was SO psyched that I got to pick that as the track we heard those AMAZING Audeze

closed-back prototypes on!

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2nd/last batch of pics:

 

Cavalli Liquid Lightning MKII

 

Cavalli Liquid Gold

 

JPS Labs Abyss

 

unknown girl wearing the Audio-Technica W1000X

 

Alex of Audeze wearing the new closed Audeze headphones

 

Headmasters room from the right door

 

Headmasters room from the left door

 

mikemercer and his sweet metal smoking thingy

 

Head-Fier Bill-P and his wood-modded Audio-Technica ES10

 

the assembled gang at dinner showing the "Head-Fi gang sign"

 

the "select cut" of prime rib that some of us ordered

 

just outside the restaurant - in order from left to right, top to bottom starting at top-left: Bill-P, ?, Alex Cavalli of Cavalli Audio, ?, ?, ?, mikemercer, Woo Audio rep, HiFiGuy528, me, Alex Rosson of Audeze, warrenpchi, Astell & Kern rep (question marks denote people whose name I either forgot or didn't know)

 

Jawbone Jambox - a really cool wireless speaker device that put out deceptively large sound

 

shame hall: a Head-Fier wearing the Monster Beats Studio! tongue.gif

 

and a pic from my mini-vacation after CAS in the Monterey Bay area near Garrapata State Park

post #276 of 300
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Warren checking out the Alpha Dogs. He looked very serious!

 

I was!  I was listening to The Sundays... and I take Harriet Wheeler very seriously.  BTW, just for the record, you captured my bad side... my outside.  tongue.gif

 

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Forgot to include 1 other gear impression....

 

Monster Beats Studio: At one point during the day I found myself in a room with these legendary headphones. tongue.gif So I took out my own MP3 player and checked 'em out on it with some music that I know really well. I'll be the first to admit that I'd love to bash the Beats if I could, but these didn't sound terrible. They were better than what I was expecting! Ok they weren't exactly "good" per se, and I can think of cheaper headphones that sound better (like the Koss KSC75), but they weren't a total piece of sonic crap either. I'd put them on the same level as the Sennheiser HD419 that I own, which retails for $60, so I guess the Beats Studio are comparable to $60 headphones?

 

LOL, I don't know if they can ever reverse opinion around here.  But having heard the old ones (blecch!) and the new ones, I must say that the new ones are a definite and noticeable improvement as well.  Still not ready for fi-time though.  redface.gif

 

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Did you pick up the free Chesky disc they were giving out?  It was the binaural+ Jazz In The New Harmonic album.

 

Apparently I missed that. If I'd seen it I know I would've picked it up, as I can never resist free music. wink.gif

 

I'm more than happy to share.  PM me if you're interested.  wink.gif

 

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the assembled gang at dinner showing the "Head-Fi gang sign"

 

just outside the restaurant - in order from left to right, top to bottom starting at top-left: Bill-P, ?, Alex Cavalli of Cavalli Audio, ?, ?, ?, mikemercer, Woo Audio rep, HiFiGuy528, me, Alex Rosson of Audeze, warrenpchi, Astell & Kern rep (question marks denote people whose name I either forgot or didn't know)

 

So thrilled that you captured these!  smile.gif  Would you mind if I used these as my cover images on Facebook?  It'd be personal and non-commercial use.  smile.gif  Also, to the extent that I can remember:

 

just outside the restaurant - in order from left to right, top to bottom starting at top-left: Bill-P, ?, Alex Cavalli of Cavalli Audio, ?, ?, John Williams, mikemercer, Simon Ho (Woo Audio), HiFiGuy528, me, Alex Rosson of Audeze, warrenpchi, Jimmy Moon (Astell & Kern)... (question marks denote people whose name I either forgot or didn't know)

 

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and a pic from my mini-vacation after CAS in the Monterey Bay area near Garrapata State Park

 

Wow... eek.gif

beerchug.gif

post #277 of 300
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So thrilled that you captured these!  smile.gif  Would you mind if I used these as my cover images on Facebook?  It'd be personal and non-commercial use.  smile.gif

 

Sure, feel free, and no credit needed. Thanks for filling in some of those names btw.

post #278 of 300
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Thanks!  Gonna put an attribution in there anyway.  Gotta respect someone's work right?  We wouldn't think of stealing someone's words without an attribution, why should photography be any different?  smile.gif

post #279 of 300
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Stoney, this is for you:  https://www.facebook.com/vpibunny

post #280 of 300
I'm visiting the Bay Area soon so if the meet was a month later I could've joined you guys. Oh well.

 

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unknown girl wearing the Audio-Technica W1000X

 

Wow, a female at a headphone meet! :O

 

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the assembled gang at dinner showing the "Head-Fi gang sign"

 

As I posted in the other thread, it's hilarious how all the Asians are on one side of the table, the Caucasians on the other :D
post #281 of 300
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2nd/last batch of pics:

 

 

 

 

unknown girl wearing the Audio-Technica W1000X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

without any doubts, the picture more interestingcool.gif

post #282 of 300
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Stoney, this is for you:  https://www.facebook.com/vpibunny

 

Thanks.  Pretty odd!  I'm following the House Rabbit Society as well as Penny and Sheldon... the latter is a Continental Giant and the inspiration for us getting our Flemish Giant.  

post #283 of 300
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As I posted in the other thread, it's hilarious how all the Asians are on one side of the table, the Caucasians on the other :D

 

I hadn't noticed that until you pointed it out, but I was sitting on the "Caucasian side" btw....

post #284 of 300
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As I posted in the other thread, it's hilarious how all the Asians are on one side of the table, the Caucasians on the other :D

 

They didn't trust us watching their backs... And I don't blame them.  wink.gif

post #285 of 300
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As I posted in the other thread, it's hilarious how all the Asians are on one side of the table, the Caucasians on the other :D

I don't think it was intentional, just sorta.... happened?

 

CAS4 was a blast and we had a great time hanging with all of you. It's always great to connect with our largest fan base while meeting new ones and sharing our latest advancements & improvements is just icing on the cake. Thanks to everyone that came by the table to check out our stuff. It wouldn't have been the same without our greatest supporters! 

 

By the way, great picture of the gigantic prime rib! A lot of had a tough time finishing even the medium cut of it. If anyone has a picture of us at Warren's birthday (at Baby Blues BBQ), please post them up.

 

Can't wait to do it with all of you again at RMAF!

 

EDIT: Great pictures Bill-P and Asr! Do you guys mind if we shared them on our Facebook page and Twitter feeds?


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