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post #1 of 58
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Purpose/Charter:

With a disappointing lack of local Seattle options for auditioning and purchasing portable audio equipment, our only option has been to "buy to try". The Seattle Head-Fi group has been great for auditioning desktop equipment, but the portable gear seems to be somewhat under represented. Our portable club goal is to mainly provide organization for the portable sector to supplement the existing Seattle Head-Fi group in an effort to raise awareness and representation for portable equipment. However, it does provide an opportunity for its members to arrange private auditions, special interest groups, support comparative research, and most excitingly to gain strength in numbers for wining bids for equipment demos for the Seattle Head-Fi group meetings. Therefore, our initial purpose - though open to suggestion - will start with:

 

  1. Provide Local Auditions: TBD
  2. Organize Local Meetings: TBD
  3. Support Comparative/Group Research: TBD
  4. Orchestrate Manufacturer Equipment Demos: TBD

 

 

Members (PM Barra to be added):

Barra, miceblue, mechgamer123, Horio, 4nradioDrForBin, fp581walterolylabrownSeamasterxtreme4099palmfish1ceaham, 

7ryderJoshatdotericr

 

 

Let's Get Started:

Please feel free to begin discussing options, changes for our charter, and PM'ing Barra with membership requests and equipment lists to be added to our inventory below. The first order of business of course is:

  1. Raise Membership: Raise awareness of the club so we can inventory the current state of Seattle portable gear and interest.
  2. Gain Inventory: We need to inventory what everyone owns so that we can plan accordingly and schedule auditions.
  3. Revise Charter: This is your club, not mine so we will determine our purpose democratically.

Edited by Barra - 5/8/14 at 5:32pm
post #2 of 58
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Local Inventory:

 

DAPs Owns Had/Auditioned
AK240    
AK120 7ryder  
AK100mk2    
AK100    
HM-901    
Sony ZX1    
Tera Player fp581  
iBasso DX-100 4nradiowalteroly  
iBasso DX-90 Barra,  
iBasso DX-50   Barra,
FIIO X5 Barra, labrown  
FIIO X3    
Colorfly C3   Barra,
Clip+ DrForBin, Barra, palmfish  
Clip Zip Barra, miceblue, palmfish  
iPod Nano 3G DrForBin,   
iPod Classic 7G DrForBin,   
iPod Classic 6G mechgamer123, Barra, DrForBin  
iPod Classic 5G miceblue,  
iPod Touch 3G palmfish  
iPod Touch 4G DrForBin,   
iPod Video fp581palmfish  
iPad 3 palmfish, Barra,   
iPhone 5S Barra,  
iPhone 4S miceblue, palmfish  
Cowon S9 fp581  
Cowon iAudio7

Joshatdot

 
htc one m7 fp581  
sony z fp581  
cowon d2+ fp581  
     

 

CIEMs Owns Had/Auditioned
Hidition NT6pro Barra,  
Spiral Ear SE5    
Noble K10    
Roxanne    
JH16    
JH13    
1964 Ears V6-Stage ericr  
UE PRM Horio,  
Westone ES5 7ryder  
     

 

Amps/DACs Plus Owns Had/Auditioned
BH2 Barra,  

JDS Labs C5D (DAC/amp)

miceblue,  
Objective 2 miceblue, 4nradio
ODAC ericr  

JDS Labs C5

miceblue, DrForBin,   

FiiO E12

miceblue,  

FiiO E7 (DAC/amp)

miceblue,  
Schiit Audio Vali 4nradio  
NuForce Icon iDo DrForBin,   
CEntrance DACport
Seamaster
 
Geek Out 1000 DAC/AMP xtreme4099  
L3 Headamp xtreme4099  
Lisa 3 Headphone Amp xtreme4099  
VentureCraft GO-DAP palmfish  
JDS Labs CmoyBB 2.02 1ceaham  
Audio quest Dragonfly 1ceaham  
Joshatdot CMoy v1.03 Joshatdot  

 

IEMs Owns Had/Auditioned
Shure SE846 Seamaster  
TF10 Barra 4nradio
Monster Turbine Coppers Barra  
Vsonic GR07 BE mechgamer123  
Ultimate Ears UE900   mechgamer123
DUNU DN-1000   mechgamer123
Aurisonics ASG-2   mechgamer123
Sony XBA-H3 mechgamer123  

Sennheiser CX-300

miceblue,  

MEElectronics M9-BK

miceblue,  

JLab JBuds J5M

miceblue,  
Shure SE215 4nradio  
TDK BA200 ericr  
Earsonics SM64 ericr  
JVC HA-FX34 Joshatdot  
JVC HA-FX66 Joshatdot  
future sonics m5 Joshatdot  
Etymotic ER-4S DrForBin  
Hifiman RE-400 labrown  
Westone UM Pro 50   Seamaster
Etymotic ER4P xtreme4099  
Etymotic Research HF5 palmfish  

 

Headphones Owns Had/Auditioned

V-MODA Crossfade M-100

miceblue, 4nradio
V-MODA Crossfade M-80   4nradio
Onkyo ES-FC300 4nradio  
AKG K 550 DrForBin,  
NAD VISO HP50 DrForBin  
Phillip-ONeil Bends x4  DrForBin  
Sennheiser HD 25-1 II  DrForBin  
ultrasone pro 2500 fp581  
akg k601 fp581  
Audeze LCD2 walteroly, Barra  
Sennheiser HD 595 Barra,   
Sennheiser HD 558 palmfish  
Focal Spirit Professional labrown  
Sennheiser HD580 xtreme4099  
Hifiman HE-500 xtreme4099  
Koss KSC75 palmfish  
Grado SR60i palmfish, Barra,   
Grado SR-80 Joshatdot  
Beyerdynamic DT-1350 1ceaham  
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm Joshatdot  
Koss KCS-35 Joshatdot  

Edited by Barra - 5/8/14 at 5:44pm
post #3 of 58
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Meeting/Research Links:

post #4 of 58
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Reserved: 

post #5 of 58

I would be interested. Currently I own an iPod classic 6G, Sony XBA-H3, Vsonic GR07 BE, and I've owned/tried a bunch of IEMs including Ultimate Ears UE900, Aurisonics ASG-2, DUNU DN-1000, and a few others I forgot about.

post #6 of 58
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

I would be interested. Currently I own an iPod classic 6G, Sony XBA-H3, Vsonic GR07 BE, and I've owned/tried a bunch of IEMs including Ultimate Ears UE900, Aurisonics ASG-2, DUNU DN-1000, and a few others I forgot about.

Thanks mechgamer123, I will add you to the roster and inventory.

 

 

Announcement:

BTW, I should mention that Noble Audio is interested in appearing at the summer Seattle Head-Fi meeting in July if we can lock down a July meeting date before the Noble Audio calendar books up. They would be flying out and bringing their demo lineup including the K10 that everyone is talking about. I am not sure what they are bringing in terms of DAPs, but I would love to have a good Seattle DAP lineup to listen to these TOTL CIEMs through.


Edited by Barra - 4/29/14 at 4:13pm
post #7 of 58

I might be interested in a portable meet.  All I have is a pair of UE Reference Monitors.  I've been meaning to get an amp for it since I bought them, but haven't managed to do so yet.  Would be nice to hear some portable amps with the UERM's.

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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

I would be interested. Currently I own an iPod classic 6G, Sony XBA-H3, Vsonic GR07 BE, and I've owned/tried a bunch of IEMs including Ultimate Ears UE900, Aurisonics ASG-2, DUNU DN-1000, and a few others I forgot about.

Thanks mechgamer123, I will add you to the roster and inventory.

 

 

Announcement:

BTW, I should mention that Noble Audio is interested in appearing at the summer Seattle Head-Fi meeting in July if we can lock down a July meeting date before the Noble Audio calendar books up. They would be flying out and bringing their demo lineup including the K10 that everyone is talking about. I am not sure what they are bringing in terms of DAPs, but I would love to have a good Seattle DAP lineup to listen to these TOTL CIEMs through.

Thanks! By the way, the H3 is a universal IEM, not an amp. ;)

 

Sounds like fun, I may not be able to attend that meet though because I'd be back at home in Walla Walla, but I'll see.

post #9 of 58
Yup, you can count me in the group. I'm more interested in portable headphones, media players, and amplifiers, but I've always been interested in a custom in-ear monitor eventually....some day. I've read a lot of good things about Noble Audio, so that would be quite an interesting experience for me.

As for gear I have:

Portable headphones:
  • V-MODA Crossfade M-100

Earphones:
  • Sennheiser CX-300
  • MEElectronics M9-BK
  • JLab JBuds J5M

Portable media players:
  • Sansa Clip Zip
  • iPod 5G
  • iPhone 4S

Amplifiers:
  • JDS Labs C5
  • JDS Labs C5D (DAC/amp)
  • Objective 2 (more transportable than portable)
  • FiiO E12
  • FiiO E7 (DAC/amp)

Edited by miceblue - 4/29/14 at 11:39pm
post #10 of 58
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Added Horio and updated inventory.

post #11 of 58
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Added 4nradio to membership and inventoried his gear.

post #12 of 58
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

I would be interested. Currently I own an iPod classic 6G, Sony XBA-H3, Vsonic GR07 BE, and I've owned/tried a bunch of IEMs including Ultimate Ears UE900, Aurisonics ASG-2, DUNU DN-1000, and a few others I forgot about.

Thanks mechgamer123, I will add you to the roster and inventory.

 

 

Announcement:

BTW, I should mention that Noble Audio is interested in appearing at the summer Seattle Head-Fi meeting in July if we can lock down a July meeting date before the Noble Audio calendar books up. They would be flying out and bringing their demo lineup including the K10 that everyone is talking about. I am not sure what they are bringing in terms of DAPs, but I would love to have a good Seattle DAP lineup to listen to these TOTL CIEMs through.

Thanks! By the way, the H3 is a universal IEM, not an amp. ;)

 

Sounds like fun, I may not be able to attend that meet though because I'd be back at home in Walla Walla, but I'll see.

Maybe we can arrange to have you bring and assortment of Walla Walla wines for our events. :wink_face: That's my favorite wine region.

 

BTW, that is the nice thing about a smaller group like this is that we can pull together smaller special events on a moments notice so missing big ones is less painful.

post #13 of 58
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Added DrForBin and updated inventory.

post #14 of 58

where and when? i have:

tera,

ultrasone 2500 pro

akg k601

ipod video

cowon s9

htc one m7

sony z

cowon d2+ (or something like that)

post #15 of 58
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Originally Posted by fp581 View Post
 

where and when? i have:

tera,

ultrasone 2500 pro

akg k601

ipod video

cowon s9

htc one m7

sony z

cowon d2+ (or something like that)

Hey fp581, you and your inventory are added to the roster.

 

We are prepping for the upcoming summer event in July by getting as many people as possible interested and trying for manufacturer demos. If you are interested in CIEMs, DAPs, or HPs for portable or other use, please piggy back off of this club to invite them to our events or to provide demos for us to host. Otherwise, this is an opportunity to introduce ourselves and make sure that we bring our portable gear to the meets. I know that personally, seeing all the exquisite desktop setups, I have been reluctant to pull out my portable gear feeling outclassed. However, I would love to hear what all fuss is about the items that we have no other way to audition in Seattle. Personally, I am very excited to hear your Tera Player given the excitement surrounding it.

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