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post #16 of 158

I have 2 more additions to the stuff I was already planning to bring:

 

Headstage Arrow 12HE 4G

Hifiman RE-400

 

 

And what I was already planning to drag along:

 

Players:

Fiio X3

Nationite S:Flo2

Sansa Clip+ (Rockboxed)

Sansa Fuze (Rockboxed)

Laptop

 

Amps:

Objective2 (Epiphany Acoustics)

Fiio E12

 

DACs:

Audioquest Dragonfly

Stoner Acoustics UD110

ODAC (Epiphany Acoustics)

 

Amp/DAC combo:

Stoned E6 (Fiio E6 with Stoner Acoustics UD100 inside)

 

Headphones:

AKG K702

Audio Technica ATH-A500 w. several mods (slightly different than last meet :) )

Audio Technica ES10

Sennheiser HD25-II w. Oyaide cable

Sennheiser Momentum

V-Moda Crossfade M100 w. XL pads & homebrew (Mogami) cable

 

In ears:

Vsonic GR04

Westone UM3X

Westone W1

 

Maybe:

Denon DP-23F record player (if I have a suitable pre-amp by then)

Audio Technica ATH80 Electret (depending on how far I've gotten with the work it desperately needs)

 

On request:

Fiio E3

Fiio E7

Fiio E9

iBasso D2+ (maybe for sale)

AKG K530 LTD

AKG K430 (headset mod)

iPod Video 5.5G (CF Mod, rockboxed)

post #17 of 158
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Originally Posted by Coop View Post
 

I have 2 more additions to the stuff I was already planning to bring:

 

Headstage Arrow 12HE 4G

Hifiman RE-400

 

 

And what I was already planning to drag along:

 

Players:

Fiio X3

Nationite S:Flo2

Sansa Clip+ (Rockboxed)

Sansa Fuze (Rockboxed)

Laptop

 

Amps:

Objective2 (Epiphany Acoustics)

Fiio E12

 

DACs:

Audioquest Dragonfly

Stoner Acoustics UD110

ODAC (Epiphany Acoustics)

 

Amp/DAC combo:

Stoned E6 (Fiio E6 with Stoner Acoustics UD100 inside)

 

Headphones:

AKG K702

Audio Technica ATH-A500 w. several mods (slightly different than last meet :) )

Audio Technica ES10

Sennheiser HD25-II w. Oyaide cable

Sennheiser Momentum

V-Moda Crossfade M100 w. XL pads & homebrew (Mogami) cable

 

In ears:

Vsonic GR04

Westone UM3X

Westone W1

 

Maybe:

Denon DP-23F record player (if I have a suitable pre-amp by then)

Audio Technica ATH80 Electret (depending on how far I've gotten with the work it desperately needs)

 

On request:

Fiio E3

Fiio E7

Fiio E9

iBasso D2+ (maybe for sale)

AKG K530 LTD

AKG K430 (headset mod)

iPod Video 5.5G (CF Mod, rockboxed)

So much great stuff!

How're you going to let people demo the IEMS? I know a lot of people are kind of afraid of what's in other people's ears, I don't really care about it though.

Would love to hear the k702, re-400, and try the x3 with my Hifiman HE-300!

 

Bad news though, I probably won't be able to bring a Mad Dog 3.2 with me, buyer of my current headphone just said he doesn't want it anymore (money problems), so I'm not able to buy myself a Mad Dog yet. Although Harald from Soundconsult might bring it with him, if he makes it that is.


Edited by kilspeed111 - 4/17/14 at 12:24am
post #18 of 158

Wow Coop, that's a few awesome things you have there. Would love to play with a few of those toys!

 

Oh I just realized I have a Cambridge DacMagic (1) as well that I can bring, and an HE-300, for what little that's worth. That was a silly thing for me to buy, I really don't like that thing.

 

Lastly I can bring my Macbook and a Presonus Firestudio mobile, which has S/PDIF and analog outs and ins. Might help in some situations and it's not too troublesome to bring along either :).

post #19 of 158
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Originally Posted by kilspeed111 View Post
 

 

How're you going to let people demo the IEMS? I know a lot of people are kind of afraid of what's in other people's ears, I don't really care about it though.

 

I have quite a few unused tips that don't fit my ears, people can use those or use their own tips if they have something that fits my IEMs...

 

And if everything else fails, there's always alcohol spray and/or wipes...

 

 

 

On a more general note:

 

At meetings like these, most of the equipment is privately owned. Many of us have 100s or even 1000s of euro's invested in our equipment. Many of us take great care in handling our equipment.

If someone gives you the chance to try out their stuff, treat it with respect. Even little things can have consequences. The hair-products you use could damage an exotic leather headband or earpads. 

Your personal hygiene affects everything you come in contact with.

 

A few simple things to keep everyone happy (based on my own pet peeves and several things overheard at meetings):

 

- Bring eartips that fit well. Many of them can be used on different brands as well.

- Thoroughly clean your ears before the meet, bring cleaning supplies if your ears produce a lot of earwax (they will produce more than usual with multiple IEM insertions).

- If you use hair products, bring something like a cap or beanie to wear as protection.

- You will be touching a lot of other people's gear, WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN GOING TO THE TOILET!! (oh, and for those with the lame "but I don't piss on my hands excuse, you're still taking it out of your pants and I don't want your dicksweat on my gear either"). If I see you not washing your hands, you will not be touching my gear.

- If you have a cold, bring paper handkerchiefs, wash your hands often.

- If you are paranoid about things like your exotic leather earpads, perform proper maintenance before the meet. Polish/wax/oil them so they are protected.

- If you don't feel comfortable letting someone use your gear, tell them no. On the other hand, make sure you don't give people any reason to tell you no.

- Mark your gear so it can be identified as being yours.

- If you see someone stealing stuff, point him out. We'll collectively beat them up in the parkinglot before handing them over to the police. :D

post #20 of 158
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Originally Posted by Coop View Post
 

 

 If I see you not washing your hands, you will not be touching my gear.

 

Saying this right after talking about dicksweat made this sound very wrong. Or I have a way to vivid imagination.

post #21 of 158
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

 

Saying this right after talking about dicksweat made this sound very wrong. Or I have a way to vivid imagination.

 

What do you mean "or"?

post #22 of 158
Reserved for space to post about the meet biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 4/17/14 at 7:52am
post #23 of 158

you could just click "subscribe" in stead of posting "subbed" :p

post #24 of 158
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Originally Posted by Coop View Post

I have quite a few unused tips that don't fit my ears, people can use those or use their own tips if they have something that fits my IEMs...

And if everything else fails, there's always alcohol spray and/or wipes...



On a more general note:

At meetings like these, most of the equipment is privately owned. Many of us have 100s or even 1000s of euro's invested in our equipment. Many of us take great care in handling our equipment.
If someone gives you the chance to try out their stuff, treat it with respect. Even little things can have consequences. The hair-products you use could damage an exotic leather headband or earpads. 
Your personal hygiene affects everything you come in contact with.

A few simple things to keep everyone happy (based on my own pet peeves and several things overheard at meetings):

- Bring eartips that fit well. Many of them can be used on different brands as well.
- Thoroughly clean your ears before the meet, bring cleaning supplies if your ears produce a lot of earwax (they will produce more than usual with multiple IEM insertions).
- If you use hair products, bring something like a cap or beanie to wear as protection.
- You will be touching a lot of other people's gear, WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN GOING TO THE TOILET!! (oh, and for those with the lame "but I don't piss on my hands excuse, you're still taking it out of your pants and I don't want your dicksweat on my gear either"). If I see you not washing your hands, you will not be touching my gear.
- If you have a cold, bring paper handkerchiefs, wash your hands often.
- If you are paranoid about things like your exotic leather earpads, perform proper maintenance before the meet. Polish/wax/oil them so they are protected.
- If you don't feel comfortable letting someone use your gear, tell them no. On the other hand, make sure you don't give people any reason to tell you no.
- Mark your gear so it can be identified as being yours.
- If you see someone stealing stuff, point him out. We'll collectively beat them up in the parkinglot before handing them over to the police. biggrin.gif

I agree totally with u on the points! Or the displayers could take a cap with them themselves..and let ALL use that cap when using their (exotic) headphone

Well..my amp has glossy black front (and back) and stainless steel cover and real wooden volume knob..so NO touching! Hehehehe
Headphone is one of the 20 worldwide..so no (see points mentioned) AND no touching the wood..i myself only touch the metal hinches only when i use it, as i have only one in the world with this special black wooden model...and i like to keep the wood beautiful.

So now i said this, This is what i willl be bringing along biggrin.gif

Amp/dac:
Blue Circle Audio 'PaG', custommade

Headphone:
Referencesounds Code-X HE-5 #15 'Black Edition'

Cables:
my custom 'Hifimanrookie Special' Toxic Cables 'Black Widow', And if i am lucky, also a new custom Toxic Cables 'Venom' headphone cable (hope its done in time, and burned-in in time)
Aura Hifi 14AWG powercables (2x), custommade
Blue Circle Audio 'Blue' USB cable

And if i am really lucky, and my budget helps a bit..i will be bringing along some very special powercables: Blue Cirlcle Audio Bc62 (x2) and a custom linear power-supply for my laptop to replace my noisy standard Asus laptop power-supply...but it all depends on my funds i can raise in a short time biggrin.gif

Powerconditioning stuff:
Blue Circle Audio Peed Al Sea (PLC) Thingee FX2 (4 outlets)
Blue Circle Audio module with X0E low frequency filter and 6x Syllicone filter including BC61 power cable upgrade
Blue Circle Audio TSPD surge protection module

And ofcourse my laptop with lots of lossless music on it wink.gif

PS: feel free to take (lossless) music with u on usb sticks to listen to on my rig, if u want.

Lets make this meet even more fun then the last one..and how about ur mini meet COOP? Is that also still on? tongue.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 4/17/14 at 11:55am
post #25 of 158

Is there special insurance that I should get to attend this meet and try some equipment.

post #26 of 158
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post

Is there special insurance that I should get to attend this meet and try some equipment.
biggrin.gif
Only insurance: u break it, u pay for it wink.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 4/17/14 at 11:58am
post #27 of 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coop View Post
 

 

I have quite a few unused tips that don't fit my ears, people can use those or use their own tips if they have something that fits my IEMs...

 

And if everything else fails, there's always alcohol spray and/or wipes...

 

 

 

On a more general note:

 

At meetings like these, most of the equipment is privately owned. Many of us have 100s or even 1000s of euro's invested in our equipment. Many of us take great care in handling our equipment.

If someone gives you the chance to try out their stuff, treat it with respect. Even little things can have consequences. The hair-products you use could damage an exotic leather headband or earpads. 

Your personal hygiene affects everything you come in contact with.

 

A few simple things to keep everyone happy (based on my own pet peeves and several things overheard at meetings):

 

- Bring eartips that fit well. Many of them can be used on different brands as well.

- Thoroughly clean your ears before the meet, bring cleaning supplies if your ears produce a lot of earwax (they will produce more than usual with multiple IEM insertions).

- If you use hair products, bring something like a cap or beanie to wear as protection.

- You will be touching a lot of other people's gear, WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN GOING TO THE TOILET!! (oh, and for those with the lame "but I don't piss on my hands excuse, you're still taking it out of your pants and I don't want your dicksweat on my gear either"). If I see you not washing your hands, you will not be touching my gear.

- If you have a cold, bring paper handkerchiefs, wash your hands often.

- If you are paranoid about things like your exotic leather earpads, perform proper maintenance before the meet. Polish/wax/oil them so they are protected.

- If you don't feel comfortable letting someone use your gear, tell them no. On the other hand, make sure you don't give people any reason to tell you no.

- Mark your gear so it can be identified as being yours.

- If you see someone stealing stuff, point him out. We'll collectively beat them up in the parkinglot before handing them over to the police. :D

But of course, these are the standard rules I expected, would be a mess without them. I always wash my hands and such :)

 

I'll probably just bring my HE-300 and Fiio E11 which will be mostly around my neck.. Don't really feel like using a table for one headphone and a portable amp, but if anyone wants to give it a try they're welcome.

 

The last thing you noted, about stealing stuff, has this happend before..? That was the least I'd expected O.o

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


I agree totally with u on the points! Or the displayers could take a cap with them themselves..and let ALL use that cap when using their (exotic) headphone

Well..my amp has glossy black front (and back) and stainless steel cover and real wooden volume knob..so NO touching! Hehehehe
Headphone is one of the 20 worldwide..so no (see points mentioned) AND no touching the wood..i myself only touch the metal hinches only when i use it, as i have only one in the world with this special black wooden model...and i like to keep the wood beautiful.

So now i said this, This is what i willl be bringing along biggrin.gif

Amp/dac:
Blue Circle Audio 'PaG', custommade

Headphone:
Referencesounds Code-X HE-5 #15 'Black Edition'

Cables:
my custom 'Hifimanrookie Special' Toxic Cables 'Black Widow', And if i am lucky, also a new custom Toxic Cables 'Venom' headphone cable (hope its done in time, and burned-in in time)
Aura Hifi 14AWG powercables (2x), custommade
Blue Circle Audio 'Blue' USB cable

And if i am really lucky, and my budget helps a bit..i will be bringing along some very special powercables: Blue Cirlcle Audio Bc62 (x2) and a custom linear power-supply for my laptop to replace my noisy standard Asus laptop power-supply...but it all depends on my funds i can raise in a short time biggrin.gif

Powerconditioning stuff:
Blue Circle Audio Peed Al Sea (PLC) Thingee FX2 (4 outlets)
Blue Circle Audio module with X0E low frequency filter and 6x Syllicone filter including BC61 power cable upgrade
Blue Circle Audio TSPD surge protection module

And ofcourse my laptop with lots of lossless music on it wink.gif

PS: feel free to take (lossless) music with u on usb sticks to listen to on my rig, if u want.

Lets make this meet even more fun then the last one..and how about ur mini meet COOP? Is that also still on? tongue.gif

 

So how would one pay for a headphone that only has been made 20 times, and is impossible to get back?

Just kidding, I'll probably be afraid of even touching it.

 

Would it be wise to bring some albums on CD..? I don't really have anything else thats FLAC or losless.


Edited by kilspeed111 - 4/17/14 at 1:05pm
post #28 of 158
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Originally Posted by kilspeed111 View Post

But of course, these are the standard rules I expected, would be a mess without them. I always wash my hands and such smily_headphones1.gif
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Would it be wise to bring some albums on CD..? I don't really have anything else thats FLAC or losless.

We are all very careful with our stuff..for instance i dont let anyone touch my rig at home..even cleaning the amp with a damp cloth is me doing it. wink.gif

Cd's are okay..but best way would be to copy them first to hdd with EAC and then play it..as internal cd players can introduce noice imto the signal..

No worries though..we find a way wink.gif

Ps about paying..well..u could always sell ur kidney or such..hehehehe
Edited by hifimanrookie - 4/17/14 at 1:47pm
post #29 of 158

I've been to three meets and they're been nothing but amazing. Everyone was well-mannered, hell, someone even left a pair of IEM's that they no longer wanted!

 

I've  not heard of equipment being mistreated or let alone broken before, and I've seen a certain someone walk in with SR-007, R10, L3000 and more in hand. Even cleanliness hasn't been an issue so far, and some people brought snacks and such to the meet (this was in Soest btw, awesome location).

 

But it's best to lay these rules down, make them clear, try to explain to people what is not okay. One bad apple, or just someone who is misinformed, can turn the perfect meet of your dreams into a nightmare.

 

It's best to be prepared and not have to deal with the effects that not having those rules can have. While we might have a single dealer over, nothing about this is really professional, and that's the charm of these things. But having rules up is going to make life easier in the few cases where it might actually matter.

 

Rookie, that Hifiman... It's ridiculous to even consider bringing that thing, so I respect you for it. But it's a one-of-a-kind and I don't think you should bring it without some precautions. Consider getting people some gloves to wear so they don't tarnish the wood, or maybe apply something to the headphones themselves. I desperately want to hear a model like that (as well as a Audeze) but I would be so incredibly worried...

post #30 of 158
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Originally Posted by kilspeed111 View Post

The last thing you noted, about stealing stuff, has this happend before..? That was the least I'd expected O.o

 

Haven't heard about it at the meetings I visited, but I heard a few horror stories...

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