I've been to so many of these meets and have heard so much by now that I try to look for gear combinations which just simply sound good (regardless of price, which means some $$$$ and some $ Let me mention a few of them. Synergy is everything! There were so many people that I didn't have time to hear everything, so I may have definitely skipped out on a few rigs.
LFF's Enigma and Cavalli Liquid Colbalt
Wow oh wow! I really really Alex's new LC amp. Paired with the Enigma, this was one which really surprised me at the meet. There was an LCD-2 right next to the Enigma. Guess what? The Enigma spanked the LCD-2 in every way, including bass performance. Yup. I couldn't believe it either.
OJ's CKKIII and AMB Gamma 2 + any headphone
This Gamma 2 build bypassed the ASRC and took the USB i2s directly to the chip. As I've indicated in my DAC comparo, the Gamma 2 is a really really good DAC worthy of being compared to many bigger desktop units. The CKKIII has an excellent reputation among DIY'ers.
Uzi's Bottlehead Crack w/ speedball + HD600
The Crack is well known to have excellent synergy with the HD650/600. But holy sh1t, the speedball upgrade really does bring some extra speed to those HD600s. Best I've heard the HD600s sound short of plugging them directly into leviathan, god, or titan amps.
Edited by purrin - 3/23/14 at 4:21pm