Thanks to Nick for organizing and thanks to Music to My Ears in Pittsburgh, PA for hosting this meet. Sound Impressions AKG K872 This is headphone is kind of like taking the K812 and turning all of its features up to 11. The headphones are extremely sensitive, they seem to run out of a phone […]Read more "Music to My Ears Meet Impressions 7/22/17"
Had lunch and a mini meet with a couple of friends from the local Head-Fi group and got to try two new-to-me and relatively new-to-the-market pieces of gear, the MrSpeakers Aeon closed back portable headphone and the Metrum Amethyst, an all-in-one DAC and headphone amplifier. Pictures MrSpeakers Aeon I was fortunate in that both the […]Read more "DC Area Lunch Meet 7/8/17"
A big thanks to Lee for organizing this event in his photography studio. It was an excellent meet, run by an incredibly generous and helpful host. Also thanks to xeph for the excellent photos of the meet, I was so busy going around trying stuff that I basically forgot to take pictures. Please do note […]Read more "Philadelphia Head-Fi Meet Impressions 1/29/17"
Huge thanks to Keith and all those who helped set up ChiUniFi! It’s been a few years since I’ve been to a meet in Illinois and I’m glad to see it’s still as vibrant as it’s been in the past. I’ve written a few stream of conscious impressions but of course, take them with a […]Read more "Head-Fi Meet Impressions 1/28/17"
I’d like to give a shout out and my thanks to Will and Mark of Linear Tube Audio (makers of the MicroZOTL 2.0) and Urban HiFi for rearranging their store to host this meet. The space was fantastic for this sort of thing and it was obvious the hard work that went into organizing the […]Read more "Head-Fi Meet Impressions 12/05/2016"
All of the following impressions are based on notes taken during a meet. Disclaimers about meet conditions and impressions apply. Pictures Focal Elear The Focal Elear was a surprise to me when I first heard. Based on its price and relation to its sibling the Utopia, I expected the Elear to be worse in some […]Read more "Head-Fi Meet Impressions 10/16/16"
Thanks to sheldaze and TimeLord for getting together with me for lunch and giving me this exciting opportunity to check out some of the gear they have acquired recently. Pictures Impressions Focal Utopia This was a complete surprise from TimeLord, who actually just got back from a trip with the Utopia in hand. He wouldn’t […]Read more "Micro-Meet Impressions 8/20/2016"
Thanks to @sheldaze for finding a location and reserving a meeting room for a meet this weekend. As always a pleasure to get together with the local crew to talk serious business about headphones. I wouldn’t mind doing this even more often if we can find a better spot. Hopefully meeting spaces will be opening up […]Read more "Head-Fi Mini-meet 05/07/2016 Impressions"
Thanks to @willsw for meeting up with me at the underground command center of Linear Tube Audio last week to check out some new (to me) headphones. Pictures Impressions Audio Zenith PMx-2 As the previous owner of the Oppo PM-1 I was pretty excited to check this headphone out. I think Alex did a great job of […]Read more "Linear Tube Audio Micro-meet Impressions"