New Zealand Headphone Meet MK II, 2015 Ed.
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Oh, should update to say that I think we should have the Enigma Acoustics Dharma at the meet now too :)
 
That leaves the HE-1000 as one of the few remaining "hot new" headphones to track down...
 
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We have the venue until 5pm and the meet concludes at 4pm, so an hour to vacate - if your tubes need longer to cool then feel free to turn those amps off earlier to allow this.
 
An hour is plenty of time.

  Oh, should update to say that I think we should have the Enigma Acoustics Dharma at the meet now too :)
 
That leaves the HE-1000 as one of the few remaining "hot new" headphones to track down...
 
Is that the hybrid driver HP?
 
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Yeah, the hybrid driver garnering universally favourable meet impressions so far.
 
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  This might whet some appetites - I will be taking delivery in the next few weeks of some used (350hrs) Takatsukis (300Bs and 274Bs). Considering these tubes take about 500 hrs to fully break in they will be at their best around the time of the meet.
 
Stuff I plan to bring along:
Glenn 300B amp OR WA5 (whichever is the best sounding - big 300B tube amps are beasts to cart around with those huge transformers).
Auralic Vega DAC
Simaudio 430HA
Wadia i170 transport (iPod is my digital source - don't laugh - a binary data stream is a binary data stream is a binary data stream).
Modded HE6
Modded HD800
 
The Taks will go with whichever tube amp I hump along - both 300B and 274Bs with WA5, 300Bs only with Glenn amp. (I will be shocked if the Glenn amp doesn't kick WA5 butt, but that remains to be seen).
 
The Auralic Vega + Simaduio 430HA is a special combination - warm, highly musical and detailed. I'm hoping this setup will open some eyes and ears on how close to "tube-like" sound SS can get while retaining the detail + extension that SS excels at. It is indeed "yummy". Looking forward to getting some other points of view on this gear.

I'm setting up next to your table.
 
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I'm setting up next to your table.
 
Ha, right now I have the seating arranged so that I am on one side of Tony :p
 
(that's a lie, there is no seating plan)
 
It's more than likely I'm going to have the HE-1000 though, to sit alongside my HE-6 and HD800 and Ether, to mention nothing of the table with the Dharma, so everyone there early to set up will have some decisions to make :)
 
(I still have to decide what high-end speaker amp to borrow on the day too, so might yet be another sweetener where I am)
 
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I like to think that I'm done searching for headphones, with the HD800 and W3000ANV. But of course something new and exciting inevitably comes along...

Obviously this is where headphone meets come in handy!
 
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Hi, I've never been to anything like this before and I only have a cheap pair of ATH-M50s (starving student), but are there any tickets still available? I'd be pretty interested to see what all these high end headphones I read about actually sound like and inevitably jump on the finance-draining headphones obsession bandwagon :p
 
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I'd like to go along but im stuck at work until 4pm on saturday- I have been hanging out since last year to listen to some HE-400i or HE-560's before making a decision on which one to buy.
 
We used to have the HiFiMAN Gear at work (Computer Lounge) but are no longer able to order it from them. Never got the oportunity to see or hear the new models.
 
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Is anyone taking the Oppo PM1 or PM2?
 
I would love to hear how these sound with my Arcam DAC / Oppo HA-1 that I will be taking.
 
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  I'd like to go along but im stuck at work until 4pm on saturday- I have been hanging out since last year to listen to some HE-400i or HE-560's before making a decision on which one to buy.
 
We used to have the HiFiMAN Gear at work (Computer Lounge) but are no longer able to order it from them. Never got the oportunity to see or hear the new models.
 
Is Computer Lounge going to be there?
 
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Is Computer Lounge going to be there?

I await confirmation on that. Could well be they will not be there, as I have yet to hear back from them.
 
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I await confirmation on that. Could well be they will not be there, as I have yet to hear back from them.
 
Billy seemed to be the driving force for Computer Lounge in the HeadFi space. Now that he has moved on to greener pastures in Oz Computer Lounge seems to have lost some of the love for HeadFi.
 
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Also, by the by, my Ether should be with me in around two weeks time...
 
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Nice one. You must be excited.
 
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