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SF Bay Area mini-meet

post #1 of 94
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Alrighty! It seems we have enough interest in this now, so let's make it happen!

 

Location and time: (TBD)

Thanks to @particleman14 for allowing us space at his place.

 

The meet will happen at 11AM on Sunday, May 4th, 2014.

 

I will send the address to all attendees via private messages since it is a matter of privacy for our host.

 

Current list of attendees: (12 + 1 possible)

Bill-P

baronkatz

CEE TEE

3X0

walfredo

jjcha

rptlead

jonahsfo

Vansen

particleman14

mattering

F14sharky

averageaudio

 

Current list of gears:

 

Headphone:

Audio Technica ATH-ESW9

Audio Technica ATH-ES10 original

Audio Technica ATH-ES10 modded w/ wood enclosure

Audio Technica ATH-W10VTG

Audio Technica ATH-W1000 modded w/ more bass

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 32 Ohm Limited Edition

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250 Ohm

Denon D950

Focal Spirit Pro

HifiMan HE-400

HifiMan HE-500

Sennheiser HD595

Sennheiser HD600

Sennheiser HD800

Shure SRH1540

Sony MDR-7506

Stax SR-Omega

Westone 4R

 

Source gears:

Bottlehead Crack

Emotiva Mini-X

Emotiva DC-1

Geek Out 720

Geek Out 1000

HeadAmp Pico Slim

iFi iCan

iFi iDSD

Leckerton Audio UHA-760

Madcap Premium Amplifier

RWA iMod

Schiit Bifrost

Schiit Lyr

Schiit Magni

Schiit Vali

Sony PHA-1

Stax SRM-323S

Superlux HA-3D

Svetlana 2


Edited by Bill-P - 4/30/14 at 1:59pm
post #2 of 94

I should be bringing:

 

Audio Technica ESW9 and ES10

Beyerdynamic T770Pro 32Ohm Limited Edition (To be sold or traded if still available by then) - Basically the same but non-modded version of what Bill-P is bringing.

Denon D950

Ultrasone Edition 8 (To be sold or traded if still available by then)

 

What I want to hear if people cold bring it:

 

Audio Technica ESW10, ESW11, W1000X

Audeze LCD-XC

Beyerdynamic T5P and T880 Premium

Ultrasone Signature Pro and DJ, Edition 7 and 9

 

iQube if anyone has one? Maybe the V-Moda portable DAC/Amp - Schiit Valhalla and Lyr and Vali would be nice.

post #3 of 94

^^Bill now has Crack (totally stock), Vali, Magni, HD600, HD595.  Hopefully you can get the mini-meet rolling!

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post #4 of 94
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Originally Posted by CEE TEE View Post
 

^^Bill now has Crack (totally stock), Vali, Magni, HD600, HD595.  Hopefully you can get the mini-meet rolling!

Thanks for letting him borrow all those. I have wanted to test the Vali out for a while as I love tube amps and can't afford a Lyr or Valhalla at the moment... I hope we can organize a good mini meet!

post #5 of 94

I'd have the SR-Omega + SRM-323S only if there's interest (probably not).


Edited by 3X0 - 3/13/14 at 4:42pm
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I'd have the SR-Omega + SRM-323S only if there's interest (probably not).

Any STAX is of great interest to me :) I am a big fan!

post #7 of 94

Has this happened yet, folks?

 

I'd love to join.  I got a Svetlana 2 and it works really well with ATH woodies.  Maybe it would match well BillP's super-duper-modded W1000? :-)

 

[]s

Walfredo

post #8 of 94
Thread Starter 
I was able to meet with Baronkatz briefly, but I'm still keeping this going.

I'd love to meet people and start getting feedbacks because those are important for me to continue tuning my headphones. My ears are not the most reliable after all.

After every meet, my modded gears keep improving... as I try to take comments into account, and also because I get to hear new things, so it's all a very valuable experience for me.

So let's make this happen!!

Glad to have you on board with us, Walfredo!

Please bring your original W1000 as well. I would love to do a comparison versus stock.
post #9 of 94

Great!  Do you guys have a date/place in mind?

post #10 of 94

Looks like a great amp Walfredo. I really want to get more people involved in this as I really want to try some other headphones I am thinking of buying. Specifically: Stock and Modified Beyer T5P, Ultrasone Signature Pro and DJ (and maybe the Edition 7 and 9). DT880Pro, JVC DX1000, AT L3000 and A2000X, as well as some Schiit Amps, iQube, and a bunch of other things... It always seems like everything I want to try, no one has. I also wanted to check out the Audio Technica L3000 headphones...


Edited by baronkatz - 4/8/14 at 6:16pm
post #11 of 94

If this happens I'd be interested in joining.  Since you guys look to be audio-technica woodie fans I'd bring my W10VTG.  I still strongly prefer this over the W1000 and its brethren, though it is admittedly not as good of a headphone.  Sorry no L3000 in the house.  Can bring some other oddities like the Qualia 010 and a Stax SR-X Mk. III which people always seem to love. 

 

If someone has an original Stax Omega I'd be very interested in listening to it.  It's one of the few cans I haven't spent any time with.

 

Best,

 

-Jason

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If this happens I'd be interested in joining.  Since you guys look to be audio-technica woodie fans I'd bring my W10VTG.  I still strongly prefer this over the W1000 and its brethren, though it is admittedly not as good of a headphone.  Sorry no L3000 in the house.  Can bring some other oddities like the Qualia 010 and a Stax SR-X Mk. III which people always seem to love. 

 

If someone has an original Stax Omega I'd be very interested in listening to it.  It's one of the few cans I haven't spent any time with.

 

Best,

 

-Jason

I would love to hear the W10VTG and the Qualia 010 is one of the ones I have been looking at as well. There's a STAX guy who was at the last meet, he had half a dozen or so STAX and maybe has an Omega as well... Maybe he can join us?

 

I'll be bringing my Edition 8s, it would be nice to compare to the Qualia! Thank you!

post #13 of 94

a noob audiophile wannabee here from Foster city, guys, also interested in a meet, i have very limited gear and almost no modding experience yet. My sig/profile pretty much sums up what I can bring if I have to.  Maybe I can bring my full ifi stack seeing that no one listed them above. 

post #14 of 94

^Noob?!!?  Heckuva sig for a noob.  Stuff will happen in the Bay Area.  We need someone with a good space for mini-meets.  :ph34r:

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^Noob?!!?  Heckuva sig for a noob.  Stuff will happen in the Bay Area.  We need someone with a good space for mini-meets.  :ph34r:

haha. ok, didnt want it to come off like that. :D i'm not so new to this hobby, but im very much a noob when it comes to technical or critical listening or whatchamacallit. I just try to save up for and buy, and keep  gear i think i enjoy listening to. And i find it hard to explain to other people in words why i like this and that and why I spend this much (or this less) on gear. So a lot to learn from you guys really, and also been struggling to find places in the bay area where i can audition cans or amps or iems before I buy them. the ifi was a gamble. Any secret place in the bay area for that? 


Edited by rptlead - 4/13/14 at 12:01am
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