I've got the ZD and the HD800. I know this may prove to start some interesting conversation here. This is as unbiased as possible. I believe the HD800 offers a very good combination with the Zana, though there maybe better out there. It sounds effortless and eminently smooth. Extremely controlled with very accurate low frequency reproduction. After listening to more than 50+ different redbook CD's in their entirety through my Wadia 6 directly to the Zana I've come to conclude that it is a very listenable combination, but I just couldn't get the spine chilling experience if you will. I listen more for emotional impact rather than just ultimate neutrality. Ironically, it's one of the most neutral setup's I've heard. It may even beat the my ex HP-2 with the Zana. So, in conclusion the ZD with the HD800 is excellent but could not move me emotionally. There seems to be something missing. Maybe impact.
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7/14/09 at 1:08pm