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post #5206 of 6600

The Stax 009 was sounded very live pairing with their own Stax Amp, it has a big soundstage but the soundstage is not similar to the HD800.

 

Stax 009 got huge soundstage too but barely sense it, you know is there.. hard to explain.

 

Edit: OMG... Hearing LCD2r2 on my head is like a crap... my memory is spinning with the HD800... triportsad.gif


Edited by YoengJyh - 8/25/12 at 10:02am
post #5207 of 6600

Well, until someone says any different, I am the newest member of the HD800 club...  Got them in my hands, but cannot listen to them for another couple of hours - Oh the pain...

post #5208 of 6600
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Well, until someone says any different, I am the newest member of the HD800 club...  Got them in my hands, but cannot listen to them for another couple of hours - Oh the pain...

 

Really? Give them a second chance!

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Really? Give them a second chance!

Sorry, confusing terminology on my part, i mean the pain of having them, but not being able to listen to them until I get back / amp warmed up... :(

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Sorry, confusing terminology on my part, i mean the pain of having them, but not being able to listen to them until I get back / amp warmed up... :(

 

Duncan, Hello!

 

Where did you procure the new beauties? In Central London somewhere?

 

Best

 

James

Wembley, UK.

post #5211 of 6600

Hi James,

 

Indeed - From West End DJ just behind TCR...

 

Thoroughly unimpressed with the thunderstorm / monsoon that greeted me when I came out of the tube though lol...

post #5212 of 6600

Ha! I tried a pair in their production store not 2 weeks ago... serial in the 16XXX range. Good guys in there. Sounded great from my GS Solo Ultra Linear. Still pondering if they're worth the money vs. what I have already (I know the answer!) and working out budgeting/SWMBO negotiation etc.

 

Enjoy when you get home... I am jealous

 

Best

 

James

 

PS I've pleasurably read your various musings over time on IE8/80, ZX700/1000 etc.  smily_headphones1.gif

post #5213 of 6600
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I have tried the HD800!! It is damn GOOD! Better than Audeze LCD2r2 to my ears. Bigger soundstage, more details, more air.. GOT BASS!! Who said no bass leh... extended very well too!!

 

I will trade my LCD2r2 once get HD800. Huhu~

 

And I have tried Stax009! It is better than HD800 in my ears! If i got the extra bucks! I will buy them instead of HD800. It was like a Super Mini High end loudspeaker wear on your ears...

 

So... To my ears, Stax 009 > HD800 >> LCD2r2

 

I agree. I tried Stax009 for a bit and was impressed!

post #5214 of 6600

Well, just been listening to the HD800s, and most of the listening was incredibly pleasing - lol, switched to the Fidelio L1s, and... well, probably best to leave it there...

 

I think there will be a whole load of my gear going onto the FS section real soon.

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Well, just been listening to the HD800s, and most of the listening was incredibly pleasing - lol, switched to the Fidelio L1s, and... well, probably best to leave it there...

 

I think there will be a whole load of my gear going onto the FS section real soon.


A comparison with your Q701 might be more interesting.  I've seen some bold statements at head-fi regarding the k701/Q701.

post #5216 of 6600
Welcome aboard Duncan.
post #5217 of 6600
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A comparison with your Q701 might be more interesting.  I've seen some bold statements at head-fi regarding the k701/Q701.

Depends in which way the boldness is aimed - to be fair to the AKGs, they sound not a million miles away from the HD800, just a more shouty version really, the HD800 is definitely cleaner sounding (but the AKGs have a more forward midrange), and can reach further in the frequncy extremes, however - you could almost say [wrongly] that the two headphones are cut from the same cloth... erm... well, diaphragms,,, - That being said, only got a couple of hours on the HD800, so - a bit early for a final realisation that I've spent £1,000 that I didn't need to lol

 

Actually, it is a bit alarming, A/B'ing the two of them - thankfully the HD800 scale better with hi-res music than the AKGs, else I really would be pi$$ed right now!

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Welcome aboard Duncan.

Maxvla, must stop meeting like this! - One word to say to you - Abracadabra! :)

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Still listen to that album from time to time. Still good smily_headphones1.gif
post #5219 of 6600
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Depends in which way the boldness is aimed - to be fair to the AKGs, they sound not a million miles away from the HD800, just a more shouty version really, the HD800 is definitely cleaner sounding (but the AKGs have a more forward midrange), and can reach further in the frequncy extremes, however - you could almost say [wrongly] that the two headphones are cut from the same cloth... erm... well, diaphragms,,, - That being said, only got a couple of hours on the HD800, so - a bit early for a final realisation that I've spent £1,000 that I didn't need to lol

Actually, it is a bit alarming, A/B'ing the two of them - thankfully the HD800 scale better with hi-res music than the AKGs, else I really would be pi$$ed right now!
Maxvla, must stop meeting like this! - One word to say to you - Abracadabra! smily_headphones1.gif

Hi,

I spent about 3 hours tonight auditioning my K702s, and some loaner HD800s using my home rig ( iMac > Decibel > Grace Design m903). Here are my initial impressions:

HD800: Lots of air, less bright than AKGs. Highest resolution in terms of detail, more placement instrument location than AKGs, sound surrounds your head more than is within it. Bass is well resolved to atleast 30 Hz and rolled off in deepest ambient tones. Most comfortable to wear of the trio, light, soft and cool to wear.

If you love high resolution detail, a neutral and balanced sound, airy mids and high frequency ambience and a surrounding soundstage in a comfortable set of headphones these are for you...

K 702: Lots of air, brighter, similar to H800 in many ways but with less resolution, least precision of instrument location, sound field more outside your head than inside. Bass is well resolved >50 Hz but attenuated below. More comfortable than K702s (light, cool but touch of cheekbone pressure and top of head).

The AKGs present a bright, detailed presentation with an airy, less precise, surrounding soundstage with a tight, but somewhat attenuated deep bass in a light weight medium comfort cans. At 1/5th the price of the Sennheisers that represent a tremendous value.

Bob
Edited by iim7V7IM7 - 8/25/12 at 4:27pm
post #5220 of 6600
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just a more shouty version really, the HD800 is definitely cleaner sounding (but the AKGs have a more forward midrange), and can reach further in the frequncy extremes,

 I think it's the very clean sound, and the deep bass that  would be for me the main selling points of the hd800.

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