Freaking loved the HD800's Cory, although I think you already knew that from the look on my face when I put em on the first time! Now I just gotta figure out how much crap I need to sell to get a pair of those :)
Idunno if any of you guys listened to the HD800's through the Crack, but I had heard great things about that combo and in my opinion it sounded phenomenal. Kinda regretting not plugging them into the Phonitor since most people have been raving about that combo, but there's always next time. Like most people said I was slightly underwhelmed by the HD800's through the Sonnett. It definitely sounded good, but a little too bright/dry for my taste. I did get a chance to listen to the Phonitor with the 650's and it sounded really good. SO many knobs/dials to fiddle with I'd be messing with that thing constantly if I owned one.
Did not like the HD700's at all. They're amazingly comfortable, but the uppermids/highs just have this unnatural sound to them that didn't sit well with me. Plus, I probably should have listened to them before the 800's, maybe then I wouldn't have been so critical haha.
The Stax were pretty amazing, I was just as impressed by the build quality on those things as I was by the sound. I'm really glad I got a chance to hear an end-game headphone because as good as it sounded, I probably would never pay the extra $3K that they cost over the 800's. Like most people said, the 800's kept up with the stax really well, maybe even better on the soundstage.
The Darth Beyers were definitely a fun can. A huge improvement over the stock 770's for sure. It's been a while since I've owned the 770's and heard that skull-shaking bass that they put out :)
I think the biggest thing I took away from the meet was the realization that everyone listens to music way louder than me haha. But seriously, I had a blast and it was cool to start meeting people from around the area. Can't wait for the next meet!
Edited by FunyunBreath - 11/28/13 at 9:50pm