Don't miss your chance to be a part of New Zealand's first headphones enthusiast meet, proudly brought to you in association with HeadphoNZ, Sennheiser, Computer Lounge, Audio Reference, Critical Sound and several dozen of the hobbies most hardcore fans.
Ever wondered if the $2400 Sennheiser HD800 is really that good? How about the LCD-X, or HiFiMan HE-6? Do DACs really all sound the same, or are all those several thousand dollar units just selling snake oil?
Now is your chance to find out, this event offers a rare chance to listen to top of the line headphone audio gear from the worlds best audiophile brands like Sennheiser, Metrum Acoustics, HiFiMan, Audeze, Beyerdynamic, Grado, Auralic, PS Audio, Audio-GD, Schiit Audio, Bryston, Mr Speakers and much much more!
Feel free to drop us a line at Head-Fi forums or in the comments here, we'd love to know what gear you're dying to audition and what you might bring along.
Some of the gear that will be present on the day (spoilers ahead)
Sennheiser's top of the line HD800 and HD650 (we're working on getting the Sennheiser Orpheus for the show too!)
Audeze entire range - LCD-2, LCD-X, LCD-XC, LCD-3
HiFiMan entire headphone range - HE-6, HE-500, HE-400 and (release date permitting) their new headphones the HE-560 and HE-400i
Beyerdynamic T1 and T5p
AKGs top of the line K812
More DACs and amps than you can shake a stick at: Auralic Vega DAC and Taurus MKII amp, PS Audio Perfectwave DAC 2, Bryston BDA-2, Alo Audio Studio Six, Metrum Acoustics Hex DAC and Aurix amp, Sennheiser HDVD800, various headphone amps from the Woo Audio range, portables galore including the Apex Glacier, HeadAmp Pico, Audioquest Dragonfly, Centrance Hifi M8 and more!
Where: The Fickling Convention Centre (546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland)
When: Saturday May 24th, from 10-4pm
Parking: Ample free parking right outside the venue