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post #6271 of 6593

Sounded great from both Donald's and Craig's 2A3 amps. Haven't heard the HD800 from any other 2A3s.

post #6272 of 6593

DNA Stratus is magnificent with the HD800 (even more so with Sophia Princess 2A3's), I have not heard the EC 2A3 but I'm sure it would be great as well.
 

post #6273 of 6593

Yep I believe the EC 2A3 is HeadphoneAddict's favorite amp for the HD800, slightly favoring it over the much touted Luxman P1-u pairing.

 

-Daniel

post #6274 of 6593

I've got the original Moth 2A3 with RCA monoplates. From the responses so far, the HD800 and Moth sound like a match made in heaven but I wonder if it will be different enough from my HE6 with the Moth which is excellent except for extremely dynamic music at loud levels.

 

Also, any idea what the 800 is going for on the used market? It's hard to get a handle on the pricing when looking at the active and archived "For Sale" headphone sections. 

post #6275 of 6593
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Originally Posted by DannyB View Post

I've got the original Moth 2A3 with RCA monoplates. From the responses so far, the HD800 and Moth sound like a match made in heaven but I wonder if it will be different enough from my HE6 with the Moth which is excellent except for extremely dynamic music at loud levels.

Also, any idea what the 800 is going for on the used market? It's hard to get a handle on the pricing when looking at the active and archived "For Sale" headphone sections. 

Mint 1k. With original packaging.
post #6276 of 6593

Just got mine in the mail today. SN# 195xx. Playing through Fiio E17/E9 right now. Pretty incredible even with no break-in and mediocre DAC and amplification. Waiting for a new DAC and amp from Schiit. I'm mostly an IEM guy, but like the HD650 and really like the Q701. 

post #6277 of 6593
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 Pretty incredible even with no break-in and mediocre DAC and amplification.

So for all these people claiming that the sound is good with "mediocre DAC" and amplification,

and waiting for a better source, I'd be interested by your comparison with the better source.

post #6278 of 6593
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So for all these people claiming that the sound is good with "mediocre DAC" and amplification,

and waiting for a better source, I'd be interested by your comparison with the better source.

 

I'm going to a headphone meet in Calgary this weekend and I'll be sure to try my HD800s on a variety of amps at the meet. That said, I too am one of those users who is more than pleasantly surprised at how well the Fiio E17/E9 combo does with the HD800s. Very impressive, so much so that I'll have to let some more experienced ears at the meet have a listen to the HD800s on the combo. That said, I'm sure there's oodles more to hear from these babies once I do have a decent amp and DAC.

 

Dale

post #6279 of 6593
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I'm going to a headphone meet in Calgary this weekend and I'll be sure to try my HD800s on a variety of amps at the meet. That said, I too am one of those users who is more than pleasantly surprised at how well the Fiio E17/E9 combo does with the HD800s. Very impressive, so much so that I'll have to let some more experienced ears at the meet have a listen to the HD800s on the combo. That said, I'm sure there's oodles more to hear from these babies once I do have a decent amp and DAC.

Dale

Cool! I am an HD800 owner in Calgary as well and would love to go to a headphone meet. When and where is it?
post #6280 of 6593
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Cool! I am an HD800 owner in Calgary as well and would love to go to a headphone meet. When and where is it?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/635766/8th-calgary-meeting

 

It's this Sunday, Jan. 20th from 12noon until 5pm at the U of C. You're more than welcome to join us. Just post in the meet thread and the organizer will add you to the list. Hope you can make it!

 

Dale

post #6281 of 6593
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So are you as surprised/happy with using the HD800 with the Fiio E17/E09K combo as I am? I know it's nowhere near what the HD800s can do with a better amp, and maybe a better DAC, but the E17/E9 combo really does quite well. I was quite happy using the HD800 with just the E17, but now that I'm home, I'll admit to using them almost exclusively with the combo. The extra power of the E9 (or E09K in your case) just makes the HD800s really sing! :)

 

I can't wait until I can save up enough money to buy a Schiit Mjolnir amp and possibly the companion Gungnir DAC. Enjoy your new toy!

 

Dale


Sounds pretty good to me so far, have no issues with the amp / dac combo, it all works well. I'll have to try it with a different amp at some stage, however for the time being, I'm more than happy with the sound.

 


Edited by GSARider - 1/18/13 at 12:54am
post #6282 of 6593

Well, after years of lusting after the HD800s, I finally just broke down.  I have wanted to hear these for so long.  So, my pair is on the way...

 

I will be using them with my ODAC and Burson Soloist.  I really do hope these are everything I've pictured them to be.  

post #6283 of 6593
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Well, after years of lusting after the HD800s, I finally just broke down.  I have wanted to hear these for so long.  So, my pair is on the way...

I will be using them with my ODAC and Burson Soloist.  I really do hope these are everything I've pictured them to be.  

Congratulations! Hope you will enjoy them as much as I did smily_headphones1.gif
post #6284 of 6593
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Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post

Well, after years of lusting after the HD800s, I finally just broke down.  I have wanted to hear these for so long.  So, my pair is on the way...

 

I will be using them with my ODAC and Burson Soloist.  I really do hope these are everything I've pictured them to be.  

 

 

I'm sure you'll find them awesome... I was much same as you, now no regrets....

 

And to think when I first started researching headphones 3 years ago I saw them and though something along the lines of "wtf who would spend that much!"

How things change gs1000.gif

post #6285 of 6593

I found some people prefer to Fostex Th900 than HD800...

 

Is it that good? for the TH900???

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