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post #5416 of 6600
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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

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.

 

With your amp it makes more sense but the HD800 did sound good as well. I guess sound stage isn't a big issue for me other than if it is too small but I don't put a huge emphasis on that so the stage never distracts from the music for me. Then again you are one of the few on head-fi that wants only one rig since if I was you I would have kept both similar to my AD2k collecting dust.

post #5417 of 6600

Around a thousand, i have two amp, and my cheaper is around a thousand and pairs very well with the HD800.  Violectric v200.  Warm but detailed in that range.  It is very plain looking but what a match. 

Here's a link where i got mine:

 

http://aphroditecu29.com/Violectric/V200.aspx

post #5418 of 6600
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post

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

 

Sure.  Then again, there are a lot of head-fi meets, minimeets, and micromeets in the New York, NJ, Pennsylvania area through out the year.

 

You are likely to find me there.

 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

 

With your amp it makes more sense but the HD800 did sound good as well. I guess sound stage isn't a big issue for me other than if it is too small but I don't put a huge emphasis on that so the stage never distracts from the music for me. Then again you are one of the few on head-fi that wants only one rig since if I was you I would have kept both similar to my AD2k collecting dust.

 

Yup.  Something just doesn't sit right w/ me having multiple headphones.

post #5419 of 6600
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

Around a thousand, i have two amp, and my cheaper is around a thousand and pairs very well with the HD800.  Violectric v200.  Warm but detailed in that range.  It is very plain looking but what a match. 

Here's a link where i got mine:

 

http://aphroditecu29.com/Violectric/V200.aspx

 

It definitely is a match. I use the V200 amp mostly with the HD800 and they sound great. I think the amp in my dac is superior but I end up using the V200 since I definitely like the tone slightly more with the V200.

 

 

On another note I haven't been able to take the HD800 off today. I'm not sure if it's the Anax mod I did recently or could be that the HD800 are that amazing with the songs I'm playing or a combo of the both. The HD800 pretty much cured me of the buy/sell game that lots of people get lost in head-fi and gladly spend my money mostly on music instead.


Edited by rawrster - 9/15/12 at 7:42pm
post #5420 of 6600
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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

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.

I sold mine, ended up missing them, and a year later bought a new pair, and happy I did.

They are now my go-to dynamics. I would not be surprised if you do that too.

post #5421 of 6600

I'm already thinking about which dynamics to pair with my (hopefully) future Liquid Glass. HD800 is at the top of that list. :D

 

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I sold mine, ended up missing them, and a year later bought a new pair, and happy I did.

They are now my go-to dynamics. I would not be surprised if you do that too.

post #5422 of 6600
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

I sold mine, ended up missing them, and a year later bought a new pair, and happy I did.

They are now my go-to dynamics. I would not be surprised if you do that too.

 

Could happen.  Although I'm a little disillusioned with headphones to be honest.  I'm thinking I want to retool the head-fi funds toward speakers and maybe learn to live with a CIEM as an "only headphone."  

 

Can anyone that has a pair of "hi end" CIEMs chime in on how their HD800 experience compares to the CIEM experience?  Most certainly interested in specifics and technical comparisons.

 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I'm already thinking about which dynamics to pair with my (hopefully) future Liquid Glass. HD800 is at the top of that list. :D

 

The member who bought my HD800 is planning to pair them with a Liquid Glass.  Maybe we'll see impressions soon.

post #5423 of 6600

I sold mine recently as well. I have heard a few people say it's their favorite amp with the HD800s (some of whom have heard a lot of great amps). I'm really looking forward to hearing one myself. 

 

I could call Alex up but I have no dynamic cans to try it with at the moment.

post #5424 of 6600
My UERM is good in it's own way. Technically the HD800 is superior in almost every way. The HD800 feels more like a hall I'm listening in with the musicians presented well, the textures just right, bass feels bottomless. The UERM's main advantage is the holographic soundstage. I feel immersed in the sound, not just 'feels like being there', but actually inside it. The highs on the UERM don't reach as high, the bass, not as low. It's not quite as detailed, but still very good. For something so portable, they are astonishingly good.
post #5425 of 6600
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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

 

Could happen.  Although I'm a little disillusioned with headphones to be honest.  I'm thinking I want to retool the head-fi funds toward speakers and maybe learn to live with a CIEM as an "only headphone."  

 

Can anyone that has a pair of "hi end" CIEMs chime in on how their HD800 experience compares to the CIEM experience?  Most certainly interested in specifics and technical comparisons.

 

 

The member who bought my HD800 is planning to pair them with a Liquid Glass.  Maybe we'll see impressions soon.

 

To my ears, UERM is very similar to HD800.

 

Dear all, does any one got the GOOD HD800 wall paper?

post #5426 of 6600
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

My UERM is good in it's own way. Technically the HD800 is superior in almost every way. The HD800 feels more like a hall I'm listening in with the musicians presented well, the textures just right, bass feels bottomless. The UERM's main advantage is the holographic soundstage. I feel immersed in the sound, not just 'feels like being there', but actually inside it. The highs on the UERM don't reach as high, the bass, not as low. It's not quite as detailed, but still very good. For something so portable, they are astonishingly good.

x2, i feel that UERM bring forward the background details, easier to listen it, like higher decibel. That's way very analytic.  One of the advantages of UERM.

post #5427 of 6600

Pretty much the same as Maxvla using my UERM and ES5.  They used to be competitive but now my HD800 w/ PWD > S7 is so dialed in it's just a whole other world above them.  Apart from the usual and obvious presentation differences, the resolution is simply next level on my headphone rig.  I have and heard the best portable rigs apart from the JH3A, PP6 and SE5 and so far it's no contest.  Portable is the next area for me needing to catch up now.  Audio see-saw.

 

Headphones do have an inherent advantage over most speakers though wrt micro detail extraction if that's your thing.  


Edited by Anaxilus - 9/16/12 at 10:11pm
post #5428 of 6600
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

My UERM is good in it's own way. Technically the HD800 is superior in almost every way. The HD800 feels more like a hall I'm listening in with the musicians presented well, the textures just right, bass feels bottomless. The UERM's main advantage is the holographic soundstage. I feel immersed in the sound, not just 'feels like being there', but actually inside it. The highs on the UERM don't reach as high, the bass, not as low. It's not quite as detailed, but still very good. For something so portable, they are astonishingly good.

 

Why do you think that is?  The UERM is supposed to be able to go down to 5hz.  I guess it could be because of how it's tuned, but given the UERM's signature, I'm surprised you say the highs don't go as high.  Is the treble smoother than the HD800's?  

 

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Originally Posted by YoengJyh View Post

x2, i feel that UERM bring forward the background details, easier to listen it, like higher decibel. That's way very analytic.  One of the advantages of UERM.

 

I can see that, CIEMs have such crazy ambient attenuation/isolation, it makes sense.

 

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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Pretty much the same as Maxvla using my UERM and ES5.  They used to be competitive but now my HD800 w/ PWD > S7 is so dialed in it's just a whole other world above them.  Apart from the usual and obvious presentation differences, the resolution is simply next level on my headphone rig.  I have and heard the best portable rigs apart from the JH3A, PP6 and SE5 and so far it's no contest.  Portable is the next area for me needing to catch up now.  Audio see-saw.

 

Headphones do have an inherent advantage over most speakers though wrt micro detail extraction if that's your thing.  

 

Hmm, this is definitely not encouraging.  

 

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Do you guys find separation better on your UERMs?  Say in complex passages.

post #5429 of 6600

Better don't got speaker setup.

 

You would come back to headphone one day... LOL

post #5430 of 6600
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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

Why do you think that is?  The UERM is supposed to be able to go down to 5hz.  I guess it could be because of how it's tuned, but given the UERM's signature, I'm surprised you say the highs don't go as high.  Is the treble smoother than the HD800's?  

Do you guys find separation better on your UERMs?  Say in complex passages.

On the HD800 the bass seems to come from nowhere. On the UERM you can hear that the bass is being generated. To me that makes it feel like the HD800 goes lower. The same is true of the highs, but to a lesser degree. The HD800 has superior separation, but it is not night and day.
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