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post #76 of 195
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Originally Posted by xnothingpoetic View Post
There is no need for an after-market cable to make them balanced. All one needs to do is re-terminate it (assuming there are 4 wires at the jack).
Once we find the correct connectors, OR Senn sells a second replacement cable - I would NOT hack my original cable just in case I had to return it, or needed to sell them for some reason. Since I have no SE amps, retermination is absolutely required.
post #77 of 195
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Originally Posted by pabbi1 View Post
Once we find the correct connectors, OR Senn sells a second replacement cable - I would NOT hack my original cable just in case I had to return it, or needed to sell them for some reason. Since I have no SE amps, retermination is absolutely required.
Since they are replaceable, I'm sure Senn would sell you a replacement one if needed. Probably best to ask before cutting up the cable however.

It would be cool if they used something like mono jacks at the headphone or something common one could buy online already. Maybe Senn is planning on selling their connectors to grab another piece of the market?
post #78 of 195
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Originally Posted by atbglenn View Post
$1400 is way too expensive for me, but I would definitely like to hear them to see what I'm missing out on.
We are opposites in that respect, LOL! I never want to hear anything that I cannot afford to own. That can only lead to dissatisfaction!
post #79 of 195
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Originally Posted by ingwe View Post
And... certain people would most probably put out a contract on you if you abandoned it.
I would not be surprised!
With all the time, money, love, ... invested in this unit. But fear nothing, as I have no intention of abandoning it.
post #80 of 195
I would amp it with a Zero because I'd be very poor after buying these at retail value
post #81 of 195
Assuming I can afford a 1400 dollar headphone, I would assume I can afford 2K+ headphone amps.

I would get the Zana Deux and commission Rockhopper to build a beta22.

Well this is all in my fantasies right now.
post #82 of 195
I'd amp them with the built-in headphone amp in the Lavry DA10.
post #83 of 195
iPod's headphone out. I'll be double gol-durned if I spend my hard-earned benjamins on one of them snake-oil ampthings. Besides, show me the difference between an "amp'd" headphone and one plugged into my stove's toaster outlet/car's lighter port/60s Curtis receiver, and I'll show you a delusional placebohead, etc., etc.

In the real world, I'll be using mine with a modded EarMax Pro and HR Ultra electronics and that's where I plan to stick, at least until my two year-old gets through college. I have this fantasy that they'll be one of those cans that sounds good with everything and transcendent with the best.

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post #84 of 195
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Originally Posted by qusp View Post
ummmmm but the HD800 arent balanced; until someone makes an aftermarket balanced cable to fit them
It costs 5 bucks to balance them.
post #85 of 195
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Originally Posted by Lil' Knight View Post
It costs 5 bucks to balance them.
But you can bet the going rate will be a whole lot more...

o
post #86 of 195
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Originally Posted by orkney View Post
But you can bet the going rate will be a whole lot more...

o
Anybody that can hold a soldering iron can do it for the cost of the plugs...
Even I can.
post #87 of 195
I would use my high voltage Supra, to date, the best Senn amp I have ever heard. If this new HD800 headphone sounds anything like the old Senns this pairing will be the equivalent of the hand and the glove.





For some hybrid variety I will go with the Stacker II.

post #88 of 195
Thread Starter 
Holy crap, SACD Lover, that Supra's bigger than the furnace at my house! What makes it the best Senn amp you've yet heard, from the design perspective?
post #89 of 195
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Originally Posted by ghostmusic View Post
Holy crap, SACD Lover, that Supra's bigger than the furnace at my house! What makes it the best Senn amp you've yet heard, from the design perspective?

I am not sure what you mean by the design perspective .... could you clarify?
post #90 of 195
Thread Starter 
What kind of tubes? SET? Was it designed for high impedance headphones? Just general facts... not familiar with the amp at all...
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