Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1
My Dad played for Duke, but I grew up in Gainesville and Tucson, so the Cats and Gators (shhh.....don't tell anybody, don't think these TN Boy's think much of Gator Fans 😉).
I am very intrigued by planars, HiFiman, Audeze, AD's, but I would like to listen before I buy. Love my 650's and Lyr 2, so a complimentary Can for critical listening.
Ha!! Awesome, now we have another trash-talkin' storyline for the meet-- the whole "Third Saturday in October" beef was already well-represented, as we had more people from Alabama at the first meet than we did from Tennessee, funnily enough. (Two quick facts: first, I actually played on Steve Spurrier Field at Science Hill HS my junior year; also, most people believe Spurrier was from Johnson City, when he was in fact originally from Cocke County, which is right next to where I grew up, and has a wilder reputation by far than JC).
Also, I'd say the Alpha Dogs, HE-6, HD800 and/or Paradox (judging by its reputation) should be good critical cans to complement the more lush sound of the HD650s. Who knows what headphones will eventually make it down to the meet (there will be a bunch, I'm sure), but I'm interested to see what ends up working for you (if you can make it down with the NYC job in play-- good luck btw!!). Out of curiosity, have you heard Grados before? They're about as vastly different from the HD650 as you can get, and there will probably be a lot of them around at the meet ;).
Originally Posted by RUMAY408
Since I know the meet will take place, I'm in, here's some gear I'll bring
HD650 balanced ALO green line
ALO Audio MKlllB+ portable headphone amp
Source MacAir Amarra 2.4
I'm keeping it simple
If anyone is interested I'll bring my vintage AKG K240 sextett (LP version) or Koss HV/1A
AWESOME!!! Glad to have you, man!! I know the last meet turned into a logistical fluster cluck for a lot of people after Shawn disappeared, so I'm glad to see you'll be able to make it. And I'm with Skyline315, I'd love to get some real listening time with the HD800 (got to hear it once before, but it was only briefly, with shrill source material and an uber-transparent amp that just didn't make it a great experience), not to mention the T1. Gonna be awesome!!
Going to start reaching out to some vendors tomorrow, so if you guys have any ideas, preferences, or contacts that might be useful, please drop me a line!! Really hoping Aurisonics (I think some of you guys would LOVE their IEMs) and HeadAmp can make it, among others... Keep your fingers crossed!!