D.C. Area Meet (Sunday, August 30, 2015) - part of CanMania @ Capital Audio Fest (CAF) 2015
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Gotta say this is really turning out to be an expensive hobby - replacement of one component drives the desire to replace another. The first headphone I plugged into the Multibit (Denon AH-D2000) sounds absolutely fantastic. It really opens up. The other three headphones I've been using (HiFiMan HE-400S, NAD VISO HP50, and Sennheiser HD650) really aren't registering anything sonically new for me. I guess those three were built to "tame" harsh digital sound.

I'll bring the whole kit, but really recommend you plug in your own headphones, via 1/4" jack or your own amplifier, to hear for yourself.

Multibit?
 
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Don't they need breaking ?
Sure - 20 hours, 200 hours, 2000 hours 

 
Multibit?
Surprising to my ears. Not wanting to invest a lot to figure out what kind of sound I want, I invested a little in a few different headphones, always using the Schiit Bifrost Uber (the black one I brought to the last meet) as my reference DAC. Now using the Schiit Gungnir Multibit, only one of those headphones sounds significantly different than using the Bifrost. And on that headphone, it's not by a little - it's a big difference. So it seems to me that the other headphones do not have enough accuracy/detail to pick up on the Multibit upgrade. So yes, I'll be trying to listen to different headphones at the meet to see which of them pick up the same difference - and probably buying a new headphone later down the road 

 
Le sigh 

 
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I think the main issue is headphone vendors are heading to London this coming weekend. So we locals are simply hosting our own meet on Sunday. So no, I don't think there will be a headphone room like last year. I read that Woo Audio would still be participating, and (just conjecture on my part) they may have a couple of headphone amps.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I talked to Woo earlier last week and they won't be at CAF either. They said they had conflicts, one of which was London CanJam.
 
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Prior to Sunday, will this be the sign on the door to the headphone room:

 
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Just grabbed the weekend pass.  Maybe I'll see some of you around:)
 
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  Sheldaze,
 
Saw in your inventory you got the new JDS Element.  Any chance that's coming with you?
Oh yes - that's my headphone amplifier nowadays. It's the reason I'll be selling my Schiit on Monday after the meet 

 
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  Oh yes - that's my headphone amplifier nowadays. It's the reason I'll be selling my Schiit on Monday after the meet 
 
Awesome.  I am going to try to a figure out some kind of nametags for this thing so that we don't have to identify each other by our gear. 

 
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Don't forget all my Schiit is black 

   
Awesome.  I am going to try to a figure out some kind of nametags for this thing so that we don't have to identify each other by our gear. 
Cool 
 
 
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  I think the main issue is headphone vendors are heading to London this coming weekend. So we locals are simply hosting our own meet on Sunday. So no, I don't think there will be a headphone room like last year. I read that Woo Audio would still be participating, and (just conjecture on my part) they may have a couple of headphone amps.

If I can get away, may swing by the last hour or so Sunday after work. I was hoping to hear some HPs with my Nuprime DAC-10h......oh, well.
 
NTL, Looking forward to checking out the non HP gear Saturday!
 
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Awesome.  I am going to try to a figure out some kind of nametags for this thing so that we don't have to identify each other by our gear. :p

Make basic nametags with our forum names on them, but leave space for us to write our real names on them too (if we so desire). Easy and effective.
 
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Make basic nametags with our forum names on them, but leave space for us to write our real names on them too (if we so desire). Easy and effective.
 
Yeah, that's kind of what I had in mind.  I can pick up regular nametags at Staples, right?
 
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Yeah, that's kind of what I had in mind.  I can pick up regular nametags at Staples, right?
$6.29 for a pack of 100 - what a bargain!
 
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