Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday

Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/01/10 12:55 AM

The local head-fi geeks had a get together yesterday. So cool. Got to listen to all kinds of headphones in a short time, alongside some great amps/DACs/sources. Top of the list was a Technics reel to reel w/ aluminum reels and red anodized spindles, powered by tube amps.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/norcal-sf-bay-area-feb-27-meet-impressions-474994/
Posted by: grunt

Re: Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/01/10 01:26 AM

Looks like it was fun and informative. Wish I could have done something like that before I bought a pair a few years ago. Donít see buy another for some time but maybe and amp.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/02/10 02:49 PM

Better pix of the reel to reel.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/norcal-sf-bay-area-feb-27-meet-impressions-474994/index4.html
Posted by: Wid

Re: Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/02/10 02:55 PM


That's some beautiful gear.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/02/10 02:56 PM

Were there any Senn's HD-800?
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/02/10 03:04 PM

Yes, many HD800's. There was a Beyer T1 but I missed that.

Properly amped, the HD800 was REALLY nice. It's different sound than what I'm used to with my Grado HF2's. I did hear a difference between the HD600 and 650's, though not enough for me to justify the cost upgrade. However, listening to AKG1000's electrostats, now that's another story. Given the funds, I might buy that.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/02/10 07:54 PM

That is some sweet lookin' gear! That would've been nice to hear all the differences between headphones.

Thanks for sharing, Cesar!
Posted by: Redo

Re: Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/03/10 11:51 AM

Headphone meets can be a lot of fun! I've fallen away from headphones though, they give me tinnitus and they'll still never be speakers.

We get Can Jam out here this year, I really should go.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/03/10 12:00 PM

I saw your location. Yeah, Can Jam sounds like a blast.
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Went to a very cool headphone meet yesterday - 03/09/10 12:05 AM

Man, I gotta stop viewing forums. It costs me money.

I don't need yet another amp but $200 for a Bottlehead kit is actually a pretty good deal.

http://www.bottlehead.com/store.php?crn=44&rn=442&action=show_detail