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post #6286 of 6600
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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post

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?
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Originally Posted by Mikey99 View Post


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

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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post

 

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 #6289 of 6600

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.  

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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.  

Congratulations! Hope you will enjoy them as much as I did smily_headphones1.gif
post #6291 of 6600
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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 #6292 of 6600

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

 

Is it that good? for the TH900???

post #6293 of 6600

Some people prefer the HD650 over the HD800. Doesn't make them better.

post #6294 of 6600

I for one sold my TH900 and have another HD800 en route. It was a subjective choice of course, but the TH900 falls short of the HD800 on a technical level for sure. Bringing out the best of the Senn can be a truly trying (and expensive) journey though, while the TH900 can sound good out of almost anything. They are both great headphones though, but with vastly different signatures.

 

-Daniel

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Hey everyone!

 

I've decided to join the forums after a few weeks of looking around. I have to say a few years back, I was on this forum and was a sucker for the AKG k701. Back then, I was only able to afford so much so I got myself a pair of Grado SR-80i and an ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard. I've been in love with them even till now despite the fact that they can be a bit uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time.

 

Now that I'm back here, I have also gotten myself a pair of HD800s and a dedicated amp/DAC to go with it. I'm still waiting for the HD800s to ship in. I was wondering if you guys wouldn't mind if I post up a few pictures when they do arrive. 

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Hey everyone!

 

I've decided to join the forums after a few weeks of looking around. I have to say a few years back, I was on this forum and was a sucker for the AKG k701. 

 

Now that I'm back here, I have also gotten myself a pair of HD800s and a dedicated amp/DAC to go with it. I'm still waiting for the HD800s to ship in. I was wondering if you guys wouldn't mind if I post up a few pictures when they do arrive. 

The more pictures the better! 

post #6297 of 6600
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

The more pictures the better! 

I agree, I would love to them too.

post #6298 of 6600
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Originally Posted by Tundramystic View Post

Hey everyone!

 

I've decided to join the forums after a few weeks of looking around. I have to say a few years back, I was on this forum and was a sucker for the AKG k701. Back then, I was only able to afford so much so I got myself a pair of Grado SR-80i and an ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard. I've been in love with them even till now despite the fact that they can be a bit uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time.

 

Now that I'm back here, I have also gotten myself a pair of HD800s and a dedicated amp/DAC to go with it. I'm still waiting for the HD800s to ship in. I was wondering if you guys wouldn't mind if I post up a few pictures when they do arrive. 

Congrads Tundra..

I just got a pair of the 800's a few weeks ago.,as well..they are unbelievable,& very comfortable.

Using the mjolnir/gungnir to power them-so far, happy with that combo.

You are now entering a whole new level of sound quality,,very different from the grado's

post #6299 of 6600

Hello. I have a Sennheiser HD800 from 2009 mit Serial Number 02154. Are the newer models the same sound qauality oder better? Perhaps Sennheiser had change something. Can anybody here tell me if there are differences in sound signature between "old" HD800 and neuwer series. 

 

Thanks: Andy 

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i don't think theres a difference, but some people claim newer sennheisers have a bit less treble

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