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You will like them more with the Zeus. Those were my first Zeus headphones. Actually the ones in the pictures in his website are my T1. First ever headphones with the Zeus cable.

 

 

Yeah - those really look good.  That was my inspiration.  

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How does the treble energy/quality of the HD800 compare with say, a lower-level Stax like the Lambda Pro? I read that model has a reputation for peaky treble. How would these headphones compare overall?


Edited by grokit - 9/13/12 at 8:58pm
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How does the treble energy/quality of the HD800 compare with say, a lower-level Stax like the Lambda Pro? I read that model has a reputation for peaky treble. How would these headphones compare overall?

 

When I first heard the Lambda Pro, I thought of it as a poor man's HD800.  It's not as good an all-around phone, but it's pretty close.  

 

Even though it has a treble peak, it does have that planar smoothness going for it, so you won't get the grain you get from an HD800 (one that's not on tubes).

 

Also, I would ignore what it says in most reviews about Pros having a V-shaped signature.  

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Thanks. I'm about to find out, it will be my first Stax. It's actually going up against the K1000 more than the HD800.

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Thanks. I'm about to find out, it will be my first Stax. It's actually going up against the K1000 more than the HD800.

 

It's a great first choice.  Always liked the vintage Lambdas better than the modern ones myself.

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So I decided to do the Anax mod last night and it took around 10 minutes or so and wasn't too difficult. I think putting the dust cover back was more difficult lol. So far it sounds good but who knows if its better or not since no way to really A/B it but it does sound good. I didn't have issues before but going to see for a week or two.

 

On another note I think my pads are kinda done since I noticed there were some spots that looked like it was changing in color due to it being worn so I called up Sennheiser and ordered another pair. It came out to a bit under $80 which really wasn't as bad as I expected considering the price of the headphones and they were a good amount more when I did a search online. This is shaping to be an expensive week lol

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So I decided to do the Anax mod last night and it took around 10 minutes or so and wasn't too difficult. I think putting the dust cover back was more difficult lol. So far it sounds good but who knows if its better or not since no way to really A/B it but it does sound good. I didn't have issues before but going to see for a week or two.

On another note I think my pads are kinda done since I noticed there were some spots that looked like it was changing in color due to it being worn so I called up Sennheiser and ordered another pair. It came out to a bit under $80 which really wasn't as bad as I expected considering the price of the headphones and they were a good amount more when I did a search online. This is shaping to be an expensive week lol
Hmm didn't know you can replace them. Do you have to open them?
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I haven't done it myself but I did see a thread and a video about taking the pads off. You have the pad materials and like a plastic tab on the other side. It didn't seem too difficult but I'll find out soon. It was only a matter of time since I thought the pads were worn when i bought them but that may have been the way they are made. Of course if it is the same when I get them then that's just the way it was made but a new one would be nice :)

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thanks for info rawrster
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Welcoming my Self to HD800 pooL~

 

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Hi guys, which good amp could warmer the HD800? Budget around 1kusd.


Edited by YoengJyh - 9/14/12 at 8:21am
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Welcoming my Self to HD800 pooL~

 

beyersmile.png

 

 

 

Hi guys, which good amp could warmer the HD800? Budget around 1kusd.

 

 

 

Welcome.

 

Your find the majority of people like their HD800s with tube amps.  I'm in the minority.  I like a more aggressive attack with quality bass management that SS amps give you.  However, with the HD800s you have to be careful not to cross that harsh sounding line that SS amps can also give you..  Now I'm sure you can get the same thing with tubes as well but you have to roll a few to ac hive that.  Most stock tubes that come with the amp may not fit your taste.

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Welcome.

 

Your find the majority of people like their HD800s with tube amps.  I'm in the minority.  I like a more aggressive attack with quality bass management that SS amps give you.  However, with the HD800s you have to be careful not to cross that harsh sounding line that SS amps can also give you..  Now I'm sure you can get the same thing with tubes as well but you have to roll a few to ac hive that.  Most stock tubes that come with the amp may not fit your taste.

 

Add me to the minority also. In that <$1k segment, the Beta or M^3 are nice with the Senns. GS-1 if you have a good, musical source.

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Phonitor is amazing with the HD800 if you like to hear the music as neutral as possible.

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Just sold mine.  I've been agonizing over which to keep between the HE-6 and HD800 for a few days now, and the HE-6's combination of grain-free sound + the way it can handle any genre trumped the slight technical superiority of the HD800.  Also, like MT said here, a slightly smaller stage just sounds right for some genres.  

 

The HD800 simply did better though with perfect recordings.  My interest in building a speaker rig is growing, so the HE-6 makes more sense as I invest in better power amps.


Edited by sphinxvc - 9/14/12 at 2:02pm
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Just sold mine.  I've been agonizing over which to keep between the HE-6 and HD800 for a few days now, and the HE-6's combination of grain-free sound + the way it can handle any genre trumped the slight technical superiority of the HD800.  Also, like MT said here, a slightly smaller stage just sounds right for some genres.  

 

The HD800 simply did better though with perfect recordings.  My interest in building a speaker rig is growing, so the HE-6 makes more sense as I invest in better power amps.


We ought to meet up/set up a meet sometime and try out our different setups L3000.gif

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