Repelling digital infidels. (Would that be called the Digifadah?)
- Nov 22, 2001
I just put some Tin Pan Alley on
Totally agree. A standardized set of reference gear would give be so useful at these events. Comparing two flagship headphones on the same $1000 dac is better than hearing two different headphones on two different $4000 dacs as that eliminates the possibility that differences one is hearing are from the source and amp. I quite liked the non-hotel head-fi meets of yesteryear without manufacturer booths where everyone brought their setups and tried different gear in their own setups. It was like speed dating for headphones and it was glorious.Looool . I was mentioning in the Auteur thread that too many things sounded amazing, at least with headphones. I think all headphones should have the option to hear from a JDS atom and SDAC to know how they sound on humble gear. I listened to the Meze 109 and the utopia on a burson, so it was interesting how I liked the Meze and was meh on the Utopia. Some of the other gear I heard from 10k+ systems, so of course it sounded great. The Atticus was a world beater on the Ampandsound Nautilus.
I appreciated the vendors that had an option to hear some cans on set ups that we mere mortals might have at home.