Head-Fi meet in Austin, TX

Earphones and in-ear monitors,
Headphone amps and amp/DACs


HO1YSWORD’s PC-based system featured popular (though admittedly strangely-named) electronics from Schiit Audio (yes, it’s pronounced just the way you might expect. No, Shiit…).



KC JAG’s demo table featured an absolutely mind-bending collection of headphones as our photo here shows. His collection of ‘phones raises an important point; because top-tier headphones are relatively inexpensive (at least as compared to top-tier loudspeakers), many enthusiasts—this author included—are able to own and use a wide variety of ‘phones without obliterating their household budgets. Consider this just another plus in favour of becoming a confirmed headphone enthusiast.



MAXVLA was the host of the Austin meet and accordingly his system featured several loaner components supplied by manufacturers who hoped he might showcase their components at the Austin meet. Accordingly, MAXVLA’s system featured DACs and headphone amps from Matrix and Violectric, playing through MAXVLA’s custom, black-finished Sennheiser HD800 headphones (not shown), 

Special thanks go to MAXVLA for all the hard work in putting the event together. MAXVLA is a terrific headphone ambassador and throughout the day he went out of his way to make sure that all in attendance felt welcome and were having a good time.

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