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hsubox and I are setting up a blind sort of "Pepsi Challenge" (does that show my age?). We are going to put my HF-2's up against his PS500's. As stated previously, I will be bringing my Onkyo DV-S939 Reference DVD/Audio Player. I will be bringing a few cds of my own for people to tryout if they like. You as more than welcome to bring your own cds. I will also setup my Macbook Air (running Foobar2000) out to my FiiO E18 as a 2nd source. I will have about 700gb of music with it. If you have some music you would like to listen to, put it on a flash drive and we can make it happen.

 

I think it would be fun to get everyone's input to see which they prefer, blindly, and why.

post #152 of 183
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hsubox and I are setting up a blind sort of "Pepsi Challenge" (does that show my age?). We are going to put my HF-2's up against his PS500's. 

 

Not too old here! The Pepsi Challenge was incredibly smug (as were those pushy, self-congratulatory Pepsi commercials). Fortunately, time has revealed that the first pleasurable sip of "slightly sweeter" doesn't win out over the long term. Coke is #1 AND #2 now... LOL. Though really all those old soft drinks are WAY too sweet by modern standards. Like drinking liquid birthday cake. Blecgh! I'll have an array of my not-patented-but-still-awesome guava lime spritzers on hand at the party. Much more refreshing than the old stuff.

 

*ahem* that being said... would love to hear a HF-2/PS500 face off. Is anyone bringing a Decware Taboo? I love the synergy with Grados... really nice.

post #153 of 183
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hsubox and I are setting up a blind sort of "Pepsi Challenge" (does that show my age?). We are going to put my HF-2's up against his PS500's. As stated previously, I will be bringing my Onkyo DV-S939 Reference DVD/Audio Player. I will be bringing a few cds of my own for people to tryout if they like. You as more than welcome to bring your own cds. I will also setup my Macbook Air (running Foobar2000) out to my FiiO E18 as a 2nd source. I will have about 700gb of music with it. If you have some music you would like to listen to, put it on a flash drive and we can make it happen.

 

I think it would be fun to get everyone's input to see which they prefer, blindly, and why.

That sounds more like an old coke vs new coke challenge!

Senns vs Grado would be the coke vs pepsi.

post #154 of 183

Looks like this event is finally upon us! Nick, should people be bringing power strips?

 

I will have with me:

 

AK240

Enigma by LFF

Noble FR

Macbook 

 

I'll be pairing the AK240 with the Enigma. If you want to hear the headphone on your own setup, let me know. I'll only have 3.5mm and 2.5mm terminations for the Enigma however. Similarly for the AK240, you're free to plug in your own headphones and give it a whirl.

 

Might be a good idea to bring your own music on a USB flash drive so you can listen to music you're familiar to, as I'm fairly certain most of what I have currently on the AK240 is probably not to your tastes. 

post #155 of 183
Enigma will definitely be on my audition list.
post #156 of 183
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Pack a power strip just in case if you have one... but we've done OK especially with ktm's power provenance. :)

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post #158 of 183

Gear packed and ready for the road.  Will be bring the following cans:

 

Alessandro MS1i

 

Audio Technica ATHESW9A

 

KRK KNS 8400

 

Grado SR 325is

 

Shure SRH 1840

 

Sony MDR MA900

 

Beyerdynamic DT-250 250Ohm

 

Philips Fidelio X1

post #159 of 183

I wanted to ask, for the "Ear-off" HF-2 vs PS500, if people would rather make their observations on paper or would it be ok with everyone for me to setup a laptop for everyone to log in and post their findings here? The reason I ask this is just in case someone has reservations about logging into what would essentially be a public terminal. I will be bringing my 4G hotspot just in the event this hotel doesn't have wifi, I can't imagine that would be the case. I can assure you that no logins or passwords will be saved. I am setting up a Virtual Machine that will be deleted before I leave the meet just to put people at ease if this is a concern. I just want to offer people the chance to post their input while it is fresh on their mind.

post #160 of 183

I'm also packed and ready to head up there tomorrow... gonna go hang out with family until Sunday!

 

Bringing:

Grado SR225i

Grado SR325i

Grado PS500

Grado RS1i

AKG Q701

 

Philips DVD player of some vintage

Schiit Bifrost

Schiit Asgard 2

Little Dot 1+

post #161 of 183
Going to get mostly packed up tonight so I can head to bed early tomorrow. 6am to likely midnight will make for a long Sunday. I say mostly packed, cause the ECP Black Diamond was delivered today and I've totally wasted like 3 hours listening to it when I should have started packing already rolleyes.gif

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post #162 of 183
Yay another Opeth fan at the meet! So I won't look so out of place listening to Ghost Reveries during my time auditing hsuman' s PS500'S smily_headphones1.gif
post #163 of 183
By the way, MrFaust, this isn't being held in a hotel, but a condo building. AFAIK there is no provided wifi, this is just a community activity room, not a staffed ballroom.
post #164 of 183

OK, good to know, so it works out that I will be bringing my hotspot then. It can handle 5 devices being connected at the same time in case other's need internet access.

post #165 of 183
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I'm also packed and ready to head up there tomorrow... gonna go hang out with family until Sunday!

 

Bringing:

Grado SR225i

Grado SR325i

Grado PS500

Grado RS1i

AKG Q701

 

Philips DVD player of some vintage

Schiit Bifrost

Schiit Asgard 2

Little Dot 1+

 

 

Wow. your headphones and mine run parallel.

Looks like this is going to be a Grado heavy meet.

Maybe I need to pack the Stax rug.

 

 

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