This is so random, but that Squeezebox.
Didn't know other people owned any sort of Squeezebox. That just makes me feel happier.
Yeah, the UERM is awesome... and I'm usually using it with my Mini^3. To my ears, things get a bit tighter and better defined when coming out of the Mini^3 versus straight to the phone/ipod.
I'm really happy with both the Soloist and the HE-500 individually... as well as the combination. The Soloist in particular plays a central role on my desk as an input for 3 devices (my DAC, a Roku and a DVD/SACD/CD or a Blu Ray player) as well as a preamp to my Audioengine A2 speakers.
If you decide you want that DT880/600, I'm not using mine anymore with the appearance of the HE-500 -- I'll sell 'em to you (or anyone else local) for (what I think is) a good price.
Yeah, Jazzfan had a class T amp for those HE-6. I was happy to try the HE-6 off the Soloist again (last time, I didn't notice that someone had turned the volume on my iTunes way down). I was getting to where I wanted to listen to things around 2 or 3 pm on the volume dial... versus around noon on the HE-500. The HE-6 and HE-500 sounded like they're from they're from the same family, with the HE-6 being the slight winner to my ears, but the HE-500 definitely holding its own.
^Bill, it was great to compare notes and confirm what we were hearing yesterday...this meet came together with your energy and will. Much appreciated. Was a killer little meet with the whole range of gear fit into that one room.
I "totally get" the tonality and presentation that you are going for and am impressed by where you took your unique system (ATH HP mods and portable amp combo). Think we have similar tastes!
Glad you had fun with the UE demos, I had fun:
Many thanks to Voxoa for stepping up and having us over to their nice office for the meet when nobody else could find a place! DP Deng, the CEO of Voxoa couldn't have been any nicer (his co-worker was also very nice).
They have a Bluetooth headphone that was incredibly easy to pair with my iPhone and get up and running in about 20 seconds. I don't have any experience with Bluetooth headphones. Was impressed that it set up so easily and intuitively with my iPhone. Showed battery life and a button was available to toggle the signal to the phone on/off easily. I could also plug an HP into the iPhone to compare and the iPhone would simply switch the signal over to the plugged in HP. I didn't try to see if both pair were playing at the same time...that could be cool.
The pair that I tried: no annoying treble peaks and not rollled off in the HF, but definitely less forward in the mids than I prefer and weighted towards the bass. Not "thumpy" but just a lot of presence... Hopefully, they got some good feedback. They were just hanging out listening to everything like the rest of us!
I'm not sure about the Squeezebox touch, but setting up the Classic and two Duets was really tough. I'd lost whatever stuff came with them, or for the Duets never had anything since they were engineering models. Had to hunt forever to find out how to set it up. I do like how simple they are to use afterwards.
So sorry I couldn't make it. Love the reviews, and yeah... the HE-6 has been one of my favorites for way too long. (Underrated, I think)
And the db test by jazzfan. Very cool, and I agree with the cautionary note.
My guess... I listen at 60db. I will have to find out one day.
Next time, gents.