Originally Posted by No_One411
They weren't terrible.
Still, I wouldn't get them for the simple reason of having ears too large to fit inside the cups. I wouldn't get the Momentums either, since they are more on-ear for me.
Your modded ES10 and W1000x were really good though. If I weren't so happy with the KEF M500, I may have had to start an email chain with Martin after listening to your modded ES10.
The dinner was definitely one of the hi-lights of the meet. It was great being able to hang out with people on Head-fi.
Haha, my ears are big, too. They barely fit inside those ear cups. Oh wait... I just admitted I also put a pair of Beats on my head. Noooo!
Seriously, though, the best moment was when Alex Rosson... uhh... actually, never mind. Let's not disclose what he did to those Beats headphone.
And thanks! I was surprised people like the ES10 now, considering not a lot of them liked the stock one at the February meet. That just confirms for me that the modded one really sounds that much different, and quite possibly better! Full credits go to Martin for making that happen. What he did to the headphone is simply mind-blowing. I still can't believe what I'm hearing now out of the Continental pairing. This is like a match made in heaven!
Talking about which, I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Originally Posted by warrenpchi
At my first meet, I stayed up until it ended and then just left. It didn't even occur to me that people would get together for dinner. STUPID ME.
Well, you couldn't just up and leave this time. We were celebrating your birthday! Hahaha. That was some low mid right there. It made my midrange head feel so warm inside.
Originally Posted by JmoonAK
Bill, I was blown away from your modded ES10's and sounded wonderful even from my iPhone5. It was really impressive. I really want to try them out with the AK120.
Just posted your pictures on our Facebook page. Check em out here.
Thanks! I really really liked the AK120 with the ES10!
Yeah, more than my iPhone 5. That little thing surprised me.
I'm thinking of a portable rig to couple with the ALO Continental v2 now. And the AK120 is top on my list as potential source! Will probably place an order sometime soon when I have "compacted" all of my gears. I'll need something to keep me entertained for that flight to Asia in June next year. Plus AK120 in brown case + my ES10 would make an awesome match not just for musicality but also for aesthetic!
And thanks for the Facebook mention! I posted a comment on there.
Originally Posted by wolfetan44
Damn, Bill, i totally forgot.
Haha, no worries. We may get a chance soon.
Originally Posted by shane55
I told Bill that I was going to steal them. I just didn't get around to it.
Blown away indeed... as I said earlier, the biggest surprise of the show... for me.
And I want to hear them out of the AK120 as well. My own. But I have to buy one first.
I was wearing them on my neck the entire time for that reason!
They sound very nice out of AK120. That is one potent little player! And it looks very sleek to boot!
But... I must admit. I'm floored now when I hear the ES10 with ALO Continental v2. I thought not much else could be done to the ES10, but... man, am I wrong!
Hope I can have you listen to this combo soon. It's crazy good!