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NYC Meet Feb 4-5 2017

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Or a Cursed Earth warlord.

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Appropriate luggage tag

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We look OK now,
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But the fractious small child proximity alert has triggered.
Deploy JH-13's, stat!

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Too bad TSA no longer allows you to bring tranquilizer guns on board!

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10 minutes ago, guzziguy said:

Too bad TSA no longer allows you to bring tranquilizer guns on board!

Sure they do, you just have to "tuck them" just right.

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Also sounds like a Bowie character.

Atomic Floyd and the Geckos From Venus.

1 hour ago, Voltron said:

Appropriate luggage tag

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Take that freaky sex and drugs stuff back to weirdo land! :o

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6 minutes ago, swt61 said:

Also sounds like a Bowie character.

Atomic Floyd and the Geckos From Venus.

That would be a badass name for a Ziggy cover band!

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Very blurry pic of the only bar in the city without a tv, replaced by red hat stinkeye douche, can't spare a single cig camo douche, and bartender douchette

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Still kind of in love with the bartendress and choosing to believe the altercation was just a mutual misunderstanding. Do hope you won't listen to any of the shitty life advice the third-oldest, second-drunkest* fart was so freely dispensing, though!

(* Estimated.)

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We know you're Al's legal counsel and some of the things uttered yesterday could not and should not be repeated ever again, but your advice is the only I'm ever taking to heart. If I'm still in the city next time you visit, we'll find a bar with nicer views. ;) 

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We know you're Al's legal counsel ...


That bit is well backwards! Great to meet you and Tom and Kerry and special thanks for the cognac.
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Never have I been more happy to spend 9 hours in a car in just over 24hrs.  Was so good to see a bunch of you again for what I think was the first time in 5+ years.

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Then come out to the next MOA to see these and most of the ones you missed.  :dan:

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A hearty, "that was fun".  It was nice seeing those that I saw, sorry I missed those I missed, and it was nice to meet the people I met for the first time.

No-one said anything about my haircut, though.

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It is a very Dusty (which my phone wanted to correct to disturbing) haircut. 

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3 hours ago, mypasswordis said:

Very blurry pic of the only bar in the city without a tv, replaced by red hat stinkeye douche, can't spare a single cig camo douche, and bartender douchette

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What do you mean blurry?  That's precisely how I remember it...

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No-one said anything about my haircut, though.

 

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Are you talkin to me?

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It does kinda have that same floating on top of the head look, don't it?

Sent from my mind using id, ego, or superego...

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Sorry I didn't get to hang with you guys outside of the meet ,But it was great seeing & talking to you at the meet.

I also was impressed with the Sony System.

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Agree with everyone above. I'm probably never going to do a real write-up, so just going to post a lazy personal ranking from top to bottom of the non-Stax headphones I heard, which is not many because I spent most of the time in the AP room.

Sony MDR-Z1R - pretty damn good, a bit too much bass at times but very easy to EQ that down a few dB

Hifiman HE1000 v2 - surprisingly good, I liked it better than the Shangri La. But then again, I liked everything better than the Shangri La. Not gonna go into the whole build quality thing again

Focal Utopia - there's a bit of an upper mid to lower treble peak that makes things sound "forward" (or ear stabby depending on your view), and it's slightly bass light. Stax usually has a small bump in the upper mid/lower treble region but the electrostat treble is smoother than dynamics which makes it less offensive

Sonoma Electrostats - there's a lot of weird stuff going on as has been discussed before. Single-stator driver, converting D to A to A to D to D to A again because of DSP EQ, etc etc, but somehow it didn't sound too bad in the end IMO. Nothing to write home about though

MrSpeakers Ether something or other - Not too bad but I did the hand dipole test (waving my hands in front of the back grilles) and strangely did not hear any change in sound. The "open" version doesn't seem to be as open as you would think... maybe there's a lot of acoustic damping. 

Audeze LCD-4 - typical underdamped ortho sound. Bloated bass and everything else kind of hazy, and the large dip in the treble makes it sound a bit sleepy as well. Would be interested to see what happens with some damping

Hifiman Shangri La - the first one I heard was so damn bad, I thought it might be broken so I gave it a second chance the second day. I compared both Shangri Las connected to the 300B amp Sunday and one of them was noticeably brighter than the other so the manufacturing process isn't great. Neither of them was as bad as what I heard on the first day, but probably around HD600/650 level. I would recommend saving the $49,700

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3 minutes ago, mypasswordis said:

... I would recommend saving the $49,700

Imperialistic golem.

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I forgot to add. The AP guy said I can give him a list of all the headphones I want measurements of, and whatever he has he will send to me. Anyone desperately want something in particular? I currently have HE1000 v2, LCD-4, Utopia, and my 2 vintage headphones. When we were there we asked Fang for the Edition 6 to measure but he said all the units he brought to the show were prototypes, so that's not an option. 

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44 minutes ago, mypasswordis said:

I forgot to add. The AP guy said I can give him a list of all the headphones I want measurements of, and whatever he has he will send to me. Anyone desperately want something in particular? I currently have HE1000 v2, LCD-4, Utopia, and my 2 vintage headphones. When we were there we asked Fang for the Edition 6 to measure but he said all the units he brought to the show were prototypes, so that's not an option. 

How about HE1000 V1 vs V2? oh and Sony MDR-Z1R. Inform him to test THD+N, not THD. The rest is not needed. MR. Tyll Hertsens has tested with his own AP unit.

HE1000 V1 vs V2 must measure under the same condition

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kom je vandaan Spuyten Duyvil van zondag?

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