I'm thinking about purchasing the HD 800s and pairing them with a Violectric V200 amp. Many of my recordings are older ones, mainly operas from the 50s, 60s and 70s by artists like Callas, Bjorling, Pavarotti, etc. Do you think this combo can bring out the beauty of these recordings without always reminding me that I'm listening to an inferior recording? Source would be a Densen B-410 cd player.
Maybe not the best idea in the world.
I would look for a more forgiving headphone - the HD600 is pretty damn good for that kind of music and it's a lot more forgiving than the HD800. Not to mention about 1/3 the price.
A HD600 and a midrange tube amp would give you bucket loads of "beauty" for about the same price as a HD800.
Edited by TwoEars - 11/16/12 at 6:17am