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Please post your impressions, comments, & pics here!

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Hi guys,

Unfortunately i had a family emergency this morning, so i couldn't make the meet today. Really sorry about this. I know that a lot of ppl is very excited to try our new HE-560 headphone. I will try to see if we can plan something later to make this up. 

 

Eric

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anyone has pics yet?

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All,

Sorry I couldn't make it this time. Last week I had the flu or something that resembled it. Now I'm fighting off a nasty sinus infection and this Z-pak is not kicking in yet. I'm bummed out because I wanted to show off a modded Sony HAP-Z1ES that sounds brilliant, and where I am so far with the AK240 mods, which is also really coming out great!

I hope everyone has a fun time.

Vinnie
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Anxious to read how the oppo pm-1 sounded.
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I'm curious about the Lampizator Level 7 DAC, if someone could post impressions.

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Here some of the shots I got. I don't know the names of all of these headphones, and don't know jack about the amps, but that last photo is a DIY Orpheus.

 

Sennheiser HD598, HD7, HD7 DJ, Momentum On-Ear and Over-Ear

 

 

Alpha Dog

 

Abyss

 

 

DIY Orpheus

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Thanks a bunch to Tom for organizing! I had a blast with everyone!

Impressions to come. But for those of you wondering about a quick note about the oppo, I originally thought it was $400, and I thought it was a bit overpriced. When I found out it was $1000, I couldn't believe it. It sounded more like a closed can than the Alpha Dog, which is closed.

*EDIT* not saying they were bad, they just seamed overpriced. They were quite nice indeed, just not worth more than $400 IMHO
Edited by DutchGFX - 4/5/14 at 7:33pm
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Had a blast meeting and talking with everyone! Want to thank everyone who brought gear to share, will post more about ones that left an impression.
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Thanks to Tom for organizing the meet and sorry to hear that Vinnie and Eric were unable to make it.
Thanks a lot to Jude for bringing Oppo PM-1. I heard them with 3 different amps Eddie Current 2A3, The Wire and Woo Audio WA7 with and without new PSU. I always said why should i buy heavy, not comfortable and more expensive Audeze headphones when i can have HD800 instead but now for me Oppo PM-1 is the answer because on those setups they sound as good as Audeze but are lighter , comfortable and cost way less than LCD-3/X.
I also had a chance to compare Alpha Dogs , which now come with shorter comfort strap ,to Mad Dogs Pro so unless electronic music with emphasized bass is your only style of music or you want headphones specifically for this kind of music in addition to other headphones you have for anything else go with Alpha Dogs, but get Mad Dogs Pro for that electronic music specifically
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Anxious to read how the oppo pm-1 sounded.

I thought it sounded great with the Woo Audio WA-5 (or was it the WA-7?) Great build quality, very rich, smooth sound - not peaky at all (which is usually my main criterion when trying out headphones).  I was very impressed indeed!

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Not unexpectedly a good time was had by all and a BIG Thank you goes out to Tom for making it happen (again).  Good variety of gear to be seen and heard.  Jude had an AKG K812 which ended up getting some exposure on my display table and made some good impressions.  Other than bringing the Koss ESP 950 set up I brought a whole different group of gear for show and tell and was busy with visitors a good portion of the time.  I did get away from the table several times to check out other gear.  I thought the Alpha Dogs both looked and sounded very good and are nicely priced, nice job Dan.  The reps from Beyer Dynamic were informative and had a very nice presentation table.  Turn out was good and is was nice to see some of the attendees from the Fall meet in Queens.  A very nice surprise was Jude joining the festivities.

 

A few pictures below to give a flavor, should have taken more.

 

 

 

The Beyer Dynamic Table

 

 

Tom aka BozButtons, he made it happen.  Thanks again.

 

 

Excellent Sound here at Eddie Current

 

 

A captive audience for the Not so Silent Auction, results were good.

 

 

Nikongod doing an excellent job of getting the bidding hot

 

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Steve obviously enjoying the serenade...

 

 

MMullet and DutchGRX's Dad going over the fine points

 

 

Blue Hawai and Stax 09


Edited by ESL-1 - 4/8/14 at 8:36pm
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As mentioned I decided to mix up what my display would be this time.  I left home the AKG K1000, Teac Amp gear and Jolida integrated tube amp.

 

I thought it might be nice to have a couple of my vintage Stax phones for audition.  In particular the SRX Mk3 (circa 1975) got some really good notice with more than a few people asking if I would consider selling (no).  The AKG K340 hybrid showed nicely with the Woo WA3 OTL tube amp as did my buddy Steve's 600 ohm rewired Beyer DT880.  I had the K240 Sextetts but they didn't get as much air time. As mentioned in the earlier post Judd had me showing the new top of the line AKG K812 with Fostex mini tube amp, nice combo, well received.

 

Below are a few shots of my show and tell table although I did sell a few items that I brought along for that purpose.

 

 

 

 

Vintage Stax below, SRX Mk3 and first Lambda model.

 

For sale gear, a few pieces found new homes.

 

:)

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Thanks a bunch to Tom for organizing! I had a blast with everyone!

Impressions to come. But for those of you wondering about a quick note about the oppo, I originally thought it was $400, and I thought it was a bit overpriced. When I found out it was $1000, I couldn't believe it. It sounded more like a closed can than the Alpha Dog, which is closed.

*EDIT* not saying they were bad, they just seamed overpriced. They were quite nice indeed, just not worth more than $400 IMHO

I totally thought they were closed cans myself - and about the very first closed cans that I thought were comfortable, until I found out they weren't closed cans at all!   I agree, I was  ...da bummed out when I heard they cost 1K ...These would make great 400 dollar cans - not that I need more headphones, but at that price, I'd add 'em to my collection!

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