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I'm curious if anyone has heard from Robert at Aphrodite CU 29 . . . he seems to have vanished . . .

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i would like to hear your impressions on the hd800 vs jh13 regarding clarity and treble dallan if you have the time.

im just waiting for them to pop in the FS forums to grab one.soundstage and "air" are my prime interest:).

The jh13 is more juicy sounding to me, sweet and addictive.  The HD800 is drier, more airy and open, layers are also very different.  The layers seem like a whole different type, the JH13 you kind of have to wear and get used to the layering and then, "aha" and "wow".  I would say that the HD800 is clearer and airier, yes but also for me just on a higher level.  Treble, just a different presentation due to the different way the layers displayed to the listener.  Instrument separation and depth is a big part of it i think.  I am not great at discribing sound, never was a good BSer.  Given the choice i always listen to the HD800 hands down, but out and about or in a noisy place the JH13 comes in very handy.

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Guys read through the comments of this HD 800 review and youll get a good laugh( this guy is on another level of noobness)

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2SCXEUBQPFPKD/ref=cm_cd_pg_pg1?ie=UTF8&asin=B001OTZ8DA&cdForum=Fx1668PM7M4QFZO&cdPage=1&cdThread=Tx1OZZKIJGZZ0ST&store=electronics#wasThisHelpful

tell me who buys a bible on amazon and gives it 1 star? what happen it  missed a chapter rofl 

 

I think it's also worth drawing attention to the response from Sennheiser below the review. 

In all honesty, I can't ever recall being as impressed by the build quality of any product I have owned or encountered as I have with the HD 800, especially upon reading the manual.

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I think it's also worth drawing attention to the response from Sennheiser below the review. 


In all honesty, I can't ever recall being as impressed by the build quality of any product I have owned or encountered as I have with the HD 800, especially upon reading the manual.
the silver colour on mine is starting to wear off + I already sent it repaired once because the headband was making squeaky noises
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the silver colour on mine is starting to wear off + I already sent it repaired once because the headband was making squeaky noises

 

I've had my HD 800 for around 6 months. The silver colour is as intact as it was when I purchased it and the headband - though the clips on one end of the headband padding that hold it to the frame are slightly looser on one side - works perfectly. I have seen demo HD 800 headphones in worse condition than others and to me it makes sense that like any other product, if it is handled with care, it will probably last a lifetime in prime condition. 

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Mine had 2 previous owners before me and throughout the time I had them not one issue with paint chips or any part of the build, really. 

 

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I've had my HD 800 for around 6 months. The silver colour is as intact as it was when I purchased it and the headband - though the clips on one end of the headband padding that hold it to the frame are slightly looser on one side - works perfectly. I have seen demo HD 800 headphones in worse condition than others and to me it makes sense that like any other product, if it is handled with care, it will probably last a lifetime in prime condition. 

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I'm curious if anyone has heard from Robert at Aphrodite CU 29 . . . he seems to have vanished . . .

I finally talked to him last week. He has been very busy. Send him an email or try to call him and leave a message.

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That Zeus he has is good cable but i like to go back to the stock cable now and then just to see how much the difference really is and reaffirm over and over the difference.  I have a pretty resolving set up so it is fairly stark.

That's why I kept the connectors and just replaced the internal wire to match the Zeus.

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I've heard these at several meets and at member's homes. I was just not quite in tune with them as I felt they were a little lean. I've had them at home on my tube amp/NOS dac and I got to say I finally hear what many of you have. These are the best dynamic piston driver headphones I've yet heard. I am sorry Lord Sennheiser for doubting your capability. They are running neck and neck with my HE-6 on speaker amps. They both have their own strengths so take your pic.

Duke, Bubu, I have seen the error of my ways.
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Further to my most recent posts about using the HD 800 with EQ, with my current EQ settings and Amarra Hifi software instrumental textures are without the HD 800's stock brightness now now sound slightly more natural to me in that respect than before. The stock cable adds a warmth that colours the sound slightly but a decent level of transparency is still there.

The overall sound of what I'm hearing now is like an enhanced HD 600 with greater transient clarity and a more expansive soundstage. It's fun to enjoying the HD 800 in this new way and be able to switch back to the stock sound with a click or two of this trackpad. 

 

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I've heard these at several meets and at member's homes. I was just not quite in tune with them as I felt they were a little lean. I've had them at home on my tube amp/NOS dac and I got to say I finally hear what many of you have. These are the best dynamic piston driver headphones I've yet heard. I am sorry Lord Sennheiser for doubting your capability. They are running neck and neck with my HE-6 on speaker amps. They both have their own strengths so take your pic.
Duke, Bubu, I have seen the error of my ways.

 

Cool, Happy Camper - the HD800 are quite awesome indeed.  Had fun with 'em, the HE-6, and the F3 for a long time, never could pick a winner.  

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I've heard these at several meets and at member's homes. I was just not quite in tune with them as I felt they were a little lean. I've had them at home on my tube amp/NOS dac and I got to say I finally hear what many of you have. These are the best dynamic piston driver headphones I've yet heard. I am sorry Lord Sennheiser for doubting your capability. They are running neck and neck with my HE-6 on speaker amps. They both have their own strengths so take your pic.
Duke, Bubu, I have seen the error of my ways.

Glad you found the combination that works for you! I believe the HE6 out of a Marantz 2285 is simply unbeatable for the money (sub $1500), where it takes a Zana Deux/Beta 22 to give me comparable quality with the HD800. Even still, with the proper setup I'd be hard pressed to have to pick between these two phenomenal headphones. 

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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

I've heard these at several meets and at member's homes. I was just not quite in tune with them as I felt they were a little lean. I've had them at home on my tube amp/NOS dac and I got to say I finally hear what many of you have. These are the best dynamic piston driver headphones I've yet heard. I am sorry Lord Sennheiser for doubting your capability. They are running neck and neck with my HE-6 on speaker amps. They both have their own strengths so take your pic.
Duke, Bubu, I have seen the error of my ways.

 

I think they're the best dynamic drivers, period. But, I've spent years building a system around the 800s (and HE6s).

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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

I've heard these at several meets and at member's homes. I was just not quite in tune with them as I felt they were a little lean. I've had them at home on my tube amp/NOS dac and I got to say I finally hear what many of you have. These are the best dynamic piston driver headphones I've yet heard. I am sorry Lord Sennheiser for doubting your capability. They are running neck and neck with my HE-6 on speaker amps. They both have their own strengths so take your pic.
Duke, Bubu, I have seen the error of my ways.

 

Cool, Happy Camper - the HD800 are quite awesome indeed.  Had fun with 'em, the HE-6, and the F3 for a long time, never could pick a winner.  

 

Where to now sphinx? Does the Stax mafia beckon?

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Where to now sphinx? Does the Stax mafia beckon?

 

Well I already used part of the money to go on a short but sweet & adventurous vacation. Leisure funds will build up again soon in the next month or two and then it's on to the Resonessence Invicta DAC.  And I'm already talking to LFF about a pair of Paradox.  And then maybe next year, speakers.  And then más vacaciones.

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