+1, though very finicky fit in my experience. Takes some work to get a proper seal with smaller heads. But sound remarkably open.. very punchy bass for a AKG too. Great bang for the buck headphones IMO.
Oh, no need to apologize, that wasn't directed to at you...it's just cropped up so many times now I had to make a general rant. Nobody will talk about it in a few weeks and go back to enjoying the HD 800!
I know it's in the eye of the beholder and all that, but man these are some gorgeous headphones. The folks over at BMW DesignworksUSA should have done a little more research when they were designing the Audeze EL-8.
Yup, this has been confirmed by members of the trade/contributors as well as people contacting Sennheiser directly. The HD 800 is not going anywhere anytime soon. This is just baseless hearsay that absolutely refuses to die. For the sake of my sanity I wont speak on it again.
My guess is people don't memorize the entire number, but at least know the general number. Like I know mine are in the 17,000's so it's 17xxx. But since I'm wearing mine I can tell you that it is in fact 17587...otherwise known as the "magic butter mids era" run. Just please don't tell anyone.
The second time I ever heard the HD 800 was on Ray's B52 at a meet and it was a total epiphany...I heard just how amazing the HD 800 can truly be. Also Ray is a super nice guy...he took my wife and I, and a bunch of other people out to dinner after the meet. His amps are solid and sound great.
This topic has been beaten with a stick in the HD 800 thread. If you go back to January 2014 in the posts, the same rumors popped up then too, and probably 2013 as well. If there is a new Sennheiser flagship announced, you'll know because the head-fi.org servers will crash.