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A Review On: Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones

Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones

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Pros: natural, revealing, holographic, neutral, lightweight, comfortable

Cons: fussy with amps, mediocre stock cable

Contrary to a common complaint, HD800's are not bright and do not *need* a tube amp/coloration. In most cases, the cause is the recording quality, which can be "tamed" by EQ.

Although HD800 has an expansive soundstage, you can bring it to another level by using a crossfeed like Redline Monitor. Overall presentation will be even more natural and easier to listen to.

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I suggest trying out another soundstage DSP with the HD800, TB Isone.
Redline have nothing on this one. It actually makes the HD800 sound like a speaker rig. 
I have both. TB Isone is great but it has a steep learning curve and needs occasional adjustment from one genre/album to another. For someone who is new to DSPs, I think a well designed crossfeed is a good start to test the waters (plus Redline a little more than a crossfeed).
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