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The Jersey meet was fun. Aura you missed out. It was smallish at only around 25 people, but there was some good gear and honestly I would prefer meets about this size because there's lots of gear and fewer people talking

Anyway, this is what I posted in the impressions thread. I was only there for about 4 hours.

Thanks for having me everyone, it was great meeting all of you. Maybe I can spend some more time next year (hopefully) and bring some gear as well.

I really wanted to give both the HD800 and HP2 a listen and I was not disappointed with either. The HP2 are great sounding cans for the money and they look great. I must admit I'm a bit torn on this headphone mostly because I didn't order a pair and now new ones are no longer available. Yes, they are a can that I would love to have, but I'm ok with the fact that I don't have a pair coming.
The HD800's are very good. I probably enjoyed them the most of any other headphone at the meet. I listened to them driven by I believe it was the WA22. Honestly, if I listened to headphones more frequently I would be seriously considering getting a pair in the near future. As it is, I could live with them, but just not sure I could swallow the price.
I mostly just brought my HD580's around to different rigs focusing primarily on single ended amps instead of the few balanced amps with a single ended output. Of the amps at the meet I enjoyed the WA5 the most. It's a great amp and is a bit better than my current amp especially in the low frequency where it has more weight and accuracy. I would have liked to do a side-by-side comparison. Unfortunately, it is quite a bit more expensive than I have invested in my current amp, but if I ever sell my inefficient speakers for something a bit easier to drive I might have to get one just to de-clutter and use as both a speaker and headphone amp.
I share your sentiment re: HD800 ...

My local head-fi galpal Shellylh recently allowed me to demo her HD800's and I was quite impressed. Much better than all former Senn iterations. Seems they moved a bit more towards the Grado snap and resolution ... without the prehistoric "veil" and all ... really nice sounding headphones ... liked the fit, too. Felt good on the noggin ... no overt clamp as with the HD650's I recently demo'd ...
    
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Yes, they are very comfortable, very dynamic and natural. As someone else said to me when listening to them being drivin by an RSA B52, "I could live with these."
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Count me in the "Gaming Headphones" group, I have the Logitech ClearChat Pro
     
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Sounds like you had a great time Jacob, sorry I couldn't be there. The expense was not in the cards for me, partially because I just bought this:














First guitar, been a real joy to play for the 4 days I've owned it. Unfortunately, buying this forced me to forgo the HF2 as well, so I'm gonna be going without a reference headphone for a good long while. I'll have the trusty K81DJ's for nighttime listening, which is good enough for me since I can fall asleep with them on and not worry about damage, etc.
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She's a beauty
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Here's what I managed to catch:

[Teh Root] (R80)
Admiral Mudkipz (ATH-A700)
diligenthunter (HD595)
evilspongebob72 (HD201)
gorb (ATH-AD700)
honk_honk (ATH-AD700)
Josh81 (ATH-A700)
kgd1 (HA-RX700, ATH-ESW9A, HD201, MDR-V150)
method526 (ATH-AD700)
savagebunny (ATH-AD700)
uNeec (HP1, HD555)
xobile133769 (HD202)
XeRion (K240 MKII)
yang88she (HD595)







Chilly (ClearChat Pro)
squid267 (Astro A40)
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<----- Ath-AD700

edit : I think I'll be buying the Asus Xonar sound card
Edited by Josh81 - 7/28/09 at 4:02pm
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First guitar, been a real joy to play for the 4 days I've owned it. Unfortunately, buying this forced me to forgo the HF2 as well, so I'm gonna be going without a reference headphone for a good long while. I'll have the trusty K81DJ's for nighttime listening, which is good enough for me since I can fall asleep with them on and not worry about damage, etc.

Gorgeous man. Is that a rosewood fretboard? My acoustic is my mom's she bought in the '60s. When I was 13 we took in to the local music store and had it warped back and cleaned up. Been playing it ever since. It has some nice sounds for a 40 year old guitar.

Add ATH-A900s to my list
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well i finaly got a pair of grado's today. the only thing is they make my ears itchy. other than that i like them quite a bit. i did the quarter mod on the 414's and i dose quite a bit to let the highs through. they seem to have a bit more bass than i was expecting which is suprising.
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wash the pads in the sink with shampoo.
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