This was my first SBAF or any type of headphone-meet in general so today was quite an experience for me. I enjoyed meeting everyone of you and hope to be there for more future meets. Big shout out for @ChaChaRealSmooth and his fam for hosting. Overall, it was nice to finally see everyone in their human form rather than associating them with their avatars. Here's a short blurb here before I forget. TBH I spent more time talking to people than listen to the rigs so I'll do short "first impressions" type. I don't think I did enough listening to do a full write up. What I liked: - Those Korean fried chicken... reminded me of home - @JK47 's jerky lol - @netforce 's wild stories as a headphone salesman - @E_Schaaf 's modded HE-6. Probably the only planar I would be down to own (haven't tried the Verum-1) Insane macrodynamics and quite pleasing tonality. I haven't heard the stock HE-6, but I liked this a lot. - @insidious meme 's Black Widow. First time hearing this, and I was quite surprised with how good it sounded for what it costs. I would say 3F still sounds more like Solid state when you compare against the BW with its obvious warmth. I enjoyed both, I think it depends on synergy with the gears you have at the end of the day. I liked his Aeolus as well. 650-esque? - ECP Bocote 3F+ Bocote Auteur. I still believe this is the best synergy I've heard with the 3F. - DNA Starlett. Best value for the money if you want your way into tap into TOTL route without shelling out $$$$$ for tubez. get this amp and don't look back. - EC Af. Damn what a beast of an amp. I think I still prefer the tonality of ZDS, but Af is more refined and grand sounding - @I_want_all_the_tacos 's ZMF Atticus. unapologetically colored-af, but one of the most unique headphones out there with excellent microdynamics and concert hall-like headstage. Wish it wasn't so bulky looking though. - ZMF VC: surprisingly light and comfortable. really does sound like VO, but a little smoother up top and slams harder. I kind of like this more than the VO, but VO owners shouldn't feel the need to sell their Verites because they're more similar than different. If I had to choose, I would choose VC over VO. Meh: - Matrix X-sabre pro. A little too bright for my taste. I guess I prefer the R2R sound. I tried it with both Starlett and 3F and I found it borderline bright on Starlett and 3F sounded too bright for me. - HD800-SDR?. Still don't like it. I'm interested in hearing the SBAF modded version though -Raal SR1a+ Jot-R : a lot better than any of the setups I've tried at TSAV, but I don't think the Sr1a is really for me.