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Coverage and Review of Melbourne Meet - April 2014 - Post photos and comments from the meet here

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Hi all,

 

Thanks to everyone who attended today's meet in Melbourne and for all those who showed their interest as well - we have a great, active community growing here in Melbourne.

 

Thanks to @billymav from Noisy Motel for hosting the day and providing water and lollies ;) and thank you to @lin0003 for coordinating attendees and the gear they were bringing.

 

Please use this thread to share your photos, thoughts and questions from the meet. I'll upload some of my pics soon.

 

Cheers,

 

Lachlan

post #2 of 88
Great meet guys. It was great fun. Trying some the more expensive stuff I can't afford is always great smily_headphones1.gif finally trying hd800 in my setup was the highlight of the meet for me. Great experience overall
post #3 of 88

Now I want a HD800... Damn.

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post #5 of 88

Gee that thread was closed quick! LOL!

 

Thanks guys, you're all welcome!

 

Jensy, thanks for the beer mate, you need to come around and help me polish them off! :wink_face:

 

Great pics too, someone would think we've hired a Pro to cover the event! :biggrin:

post #6 of 88
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Originally Posted by billymav View Post
 

Jensy, thanks for the beer mate, you need to come around and help me polish them off! :wink_face:

 

Great pics too, someone would think we've hired a Pro to cover the event! :biggrin:

 

Enjoy the beers mate! Will come and visit soon.

 

The pics were pretty rushed, it's just a great little camera :wink_face:

 

But thanks for the kind words!

 

Man, those Dunu IEMs really blew me away, I wasn't expecting that at all. Really impressive stuff.

post #7 of 88

Yeah, I love the Dunus, especially the bass. 

post #8 of 88

As I said in the other thread, it was a great meet! Definitely got to try out a lot of different types of gear, and I had a rather pleasing experience thanks to all your bringers of desktop equipment. (Kudos to all of you's) :beerchug:

 

Once again, thank you Billy for hosting, and Lin for organizing the meet; it went really smooth and well:)

 

Although I didn't have much to contribute to the lot, the vast amount of gear that was there for ten or so people was quite a lot! 

 

I left early (at 2-ish due to me having to be somewhere), so I had only said my farewells to a few of you's, and although I was going to farewell the rest, the majority of you guys were experimenting with the gear there, so I thought I'd best leave you guys to it. :)

 

My key highlights of the meet, are as follows:

- HD600 was an amazing headphone, that I honestly was not expecting to sound that good! Not only did it kick arse with the Burson, but it also had that smooth, rich sounding vocals when used on my portable amp (Portable V4). It is now on my "Affordable To-Buy List". 

- HD800. Damn. 

- Fostex TH600's sounded better to me the second time I used it. (Last time was from when I visited Billy a few months back) - Was hard to put down.

- Stax setup was pretty damn good! 

- I very much digged the Audeze LCD 2.4! Always wanted to hear the LCD-series, and now I have:) Same goes with the infamous, HD6X0/HD800's!

- HE-500's were a great headphone that I have overlooked for a few months now. I always thought of them as that warm, dark sounding headphone with like no treble, but until today was I proven wrong. They were great! (Or was it the silver cable that brightened them up?) Although the velours were a touch hard, the sound was very impressively detailed. 

- I didn't get to hear the modded Fostex T50RP's but from the feedback I overheard at the meet, it must've been a great one!

 

Time for the first wave of photos, if any aren't posted by the time my ones load. I'm no photographer, so don't expect any fancy shots lol. Some shots may seem blurry, but I wasn't aware at the time, so I'll upload them anyways. 

 

The venue!

 

Beginning of the setup of the meet

Lin's and PleasantSounds' stuff 

PleasantSounds' side of things

The one, the only! THE HD800!

Loquah's setup

The beginning of the cable tangle fiesta

Tubies!

 

More HD800 awesomeness

Six hunnit!

nine hunnit! (Sorry for my shaky hand)

Billy/Noisy Motel's speakers and amps and DACs

michael4321's modded T50RP

Speedball Crack!

Mahdi8's CIEM

 

michael4321's Hifiman copper cable(?) and UHA-6S MKII

Some X5 love along with an O2

The X5 stacked on top of the DX50 on top of the Neco Soundlabs Portable V4

D_marco's IEMs and C3/C5 and Mahdi8's iMod

More tubies

The rare, MDR-F1

HD650 with my rig

STAX SR-5!!

A sneaky shot of PleasantSounds' WA7 and T5P 

More Crack action

 

Some funky Fostex speaker of Noisy Motel/Billy's

Jensy's La Figaro!

and his Audeze LCD 2.4

Silver cable porn

More La Figaro and TH900's jack

SEX? or Crack? One of the two.

Loquah's RWAK100 and E12 DIY

Mahdi8's iMod and Quickstep(?)

Mahdi8's CIEMs

Sneaky shot of Mahdi8's modded DT770 with alpha pads

D_marco's Noble 4 with the X5

Dark tubie to finish things off

 

But now that all the fancy gear is gone, and it's time to return back to my usual rig. :(


Edited by SkyBleu - 4/6/14 at 2:43am
post #9 of 88
Damn.... The dunu is one actually I forgot to try. Was really keen how they sound compared to h200. Considering it's a similar setup
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I didn't manage to get snaps of a few other nice pieces of equipment:( Especially things like the Burson Soloist. I thought I did, but I didn't...

post #11 of 88
@skybleu that is one impressive coverage mate
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Want to borrow mine for a while? I'll be listening to the RE-400/HM-700 as my main portable setup until I finish my review. 

 

SkyBleu, the Leckerton was the UHA-6S MKII; I brought the UHA760. 

 

I actually really liked the HD650, much more than I recall after hearing it last time. No more veil. My end game setup right now would be a HD800, BHA-1 and X-Sabre/D2. 

post #13 of 88
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

Want to borrow mine for a while? I'll be listening to the RE-400/HM-700 as my main portable setup until I finish my review. 

 

SkyBleu, the Leckerton was the UHA-6S MKII; I brought the UHA760. 

 

I actually really liked the HD650, much more than I recall after hearing it last time. No more veil. My end game setup right now would be a HD800, BHA-1 and X-Sabre/D2. 

Oops, my bad. Will fix that up:)

post #14 of 88
Looks like an awesome range of gear and a top day.
I am going to have to make it one day haha
post #15 of 88

Great shots mate! 

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