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Okay, finally I have some time for this.

 

The rest of my photos are still processing, so I'll upload them once I'm done.

 

Here are all I have of the Audeze closed-back prototype. I'm sure I've captured most (if not all) of the faces that got to put them on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liu Tim should sign up to be a model for Audeze!

 

 

 

 

Classic!

 

 

Here's another potential model:

 

 

 

 

 

 

And wolfetan, this should be your Facebook profile photo!

 


Edited by Bill-P - 8/12/13 at 11:27am
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Great photos Bill. I will be posting some this week. I am sorting everything out and will get some up anmd also of the speaker rooms as well. Man it was a blast!!!!

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I'll put that as my avatar on here soon. Warren and hifiguy suggested I do that..
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I rthink you should out that picture with the closed phones as your avatar dude and glad your so motivated by music and gear at your age. It was nice meeting you this weekend.

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Holy crap. If headphones can make me smile like that... I obviously need a job in the industry.

 

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BTW... nice photos!

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I'm definitely in for next year!


+1.  I am for sure as well.  Just say when.  Now, I have a year to acquire more gears.  biggrin.gif

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M-13, I believe that I got a few people drafted into the Emotiva Mini-X club + HE500.  biggrin.gif

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Man I can't believe I wasn't in the room to hear the closed Audeze's.  So sad now.  But amazing photos.  beerchug.gif

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I was very impressed by The Abyss (though I've love their design to begin to focus on human heads), however I'm not sure I'd walk away with solid impressions of a 009 v. Abyss comparison with the Cavalli amp. Nothing against it, just I've heard the 009 sound better (say about 15 feet to its left). 

 

The below were all impressive:

Reel + Blue Hawaii + 009s
PWD + Liquid Gold + The Abyss 
Gungnir + Mjolnir + HD800
 
Know I'm late to the game, but the bang for buck of the Gungnir + Mjolnir would probably be my target if I was starting over again. 
 
Least impressive: 
Alpha Dog
 
Haven't been following the buzz, though it seems like it's out there. Reminds me of the Grado mods of years ago. People made substantial improvements, but in the end they were a little wonky and never really matched the quality of other phones (even Grados) of their resulting mod costs. The Alpha Dog certainly has quite an extended horizontal soundstage so kudos to them for the accomplishment, but the result is still a $600 hallow/cavey closed can (with Gungnir + Mjolnir at least).   
 

 

 


Edited by blessingx - 8/12/13 at 12:58pm
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I wish I was able to do the entire show.  There were so... much to see and hear.  Getting to hear this and hanging with these guys was definitely the highlight of the show for me.  I think those who were there would agree. biggrin.gif

 

 

 

That IS the new prototype Audeze closed-back!  And I was honored and proud to have my dear friend Mr. Alex Rosson come and share the musical goodies

with us at the meet!  I was also VERY lucky that I got to use my MacBook/Amarra rig with the Woo WA7 (thanks to @warrenpchi) to drive them!

 

GREAT times

 

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Is that...the newest prototype of the closed LCDs?

 

 

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Well, we are up nice and early on a Sunday. I had a great time. It's always nice catching up with online friends.

Highlights - the headmaster room was really nice and wide open, with lots of chairs and rigs, so it was never hard to find something to listen to. Frank and Constantine, if you are looking in, take note - in my opinion, the nice big vendor room was really nice.

The Mr. Speakers Alpha Dogs were a big hit with me, and are will be my next upgrade.

The Woo Audio 7 Fireflies is a wonderful amp! A great size, built in DAC, and sounds stunning. There was a WA 22 and a WES 6. The little fireflies fared well in the comparison.

Cavalli Audio - beautiful pretty much covers it.

Abyss - fugly and expensive, but at least it's uncomfortable...

LCD2 - a lovely headphone, but not one I aspire to own.

LCD3 - a brilliant headphone.

HE500 - I had 2 different pairs in my hand, and no listen. Again. I'm such a bonehead.

Schiit Gugnir and Mjolnir stack - big, but really nice. I want one.

Denon D7000 - I still love them...

HD800 - I need to hear these away from a meet. So far, they just don't move me.

That's all I've got - nice meet, great vendor show, and a world class 2 channel stereo show right next door!
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My avatar is for you, Warren.

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I'll put that as my avatar on here soon. Warren and hifiguy suggested I do that..
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Great listening to Radiohead on my rig with you brotha

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guys, you don't have to wait till next August for the next show. There's CanJam 2013 in Oct. and L.A. meet in March 2014. http://www.head-fi.org/t/669567/2013-canjam-rmaf-oct-11-13-2013-one-of-the-worlds-finest-headphone-audio-shows http://www.head-fi.org/t/675120/ic-la-socal-regional-spring-meet-march-8-2014

Damn. That would be so cool to go to either, but I cannot:(

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