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post #6316 of 6600
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

 

Well , in the category of overcompressed music, but that might still be interesting:

  •  I  like "Dopethrone" by Electric Wizard.  It's one of these genre I usually hate  (i.e "doom metal") , but I  found genuine artistic work. 5/5 rating at allmusic, and popular at last.fm
  • Well, it quite popular on last.fm (but not my taste), the album "King Night" from band "Salem" get roughly 100 000 listeners. I think there was some hype regarding the "new" musical genre "witch house".

 

I just listened to the "Dopethrone" album through the hd800, it might sound fine and detailed but I believe it's quite  more fatiguing than listening it through the hd25 II 1, and even with eq.  I  think some of the muddiness of the hd25 II  1 helps to hide the harsh sounds;  this headphone is much more adapted to "modern"/mainstream  music.


I get your point, but after 3 minutes of listening to Dopethrone I was getting a headache, it's way too overcompressed.

I'm not looking for great music within the category, I meant that it's fine if the dynamic range isn't that high as long as the music itself is good.

post #6317 of 6600
So, I've had the HD800s for a few days now and I can safely say they are the best headphones I have had the pleasure of hearing. I won't break it down by highs, mids and lows but I trust my ears and they are telling me that these are definitely at the top of my list.

However, I am having a bit of buyer's remorse. $1500 is a chunk, a big chunk of change for me. Although, on the other hand as long as I have the HD800s I don't have the urge to try other headphones, as I know that they most likely can't match the HD800s.

So, here I am sitting on the fence contemplating returning them and then attempt to wipe them from my memory as they have spoiled me. They sound so good, but $1500 good... I really don't think so.

Yeah yeah, I know... first world problems.
post #6318 of 6600
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

So in the past few months you've passed from LCD3 to HE500 and back to the HD800? Aha, that's kind of like me! That's why I can't live with just one headphone blink.gif

 

+1

 

i jump around from headphone to headphone and i'm always changing my opinions on whats best or what i find most enjoyable

post #6319 of 6600
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Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post

So, I've had the HD800s for a few days now and I can safely say they are the best headphones I have had the pleasure of hearing. I won't break it down by highs, mids and lows but I trust my ears and they are telling me that these are definitely at the top of my list.

However, I am having a bit of buyer's remorse. $1500 is a chunk, a big chunk of change for me. Although, on the other hand as long as I have the HD800s I don't have the urge to try other headphones, as I know that they most likely can't match the HD800s.

So, here I am sitting on the fence contemplating returning them and then attempt to wipe them from my memory as they have spoiled me. They sound so good, but $1500 good... I really don't think so.

Yeah yeah, I know... first world problems.

Well, I saved up my money and got my HD800's at 19. Once I had them, I was able to keep living life just fine and thought to myself hey; is the money that important for the sheer amount of enjoyment I am getting from the headphone. If I use them on a day-to-day basis, it's totally worth it in the long run; especially if I keep them for years. It's in no way materialistic to get the best, if I want that kind of satisfaction I may as well just get it and appreciate it and never look back.

post #6320 of 6600
Agreed.. you think they can't be matched by other headphones so I would say keep them, and they'll pay for themselves with the musical enjoyment you get from them smily_headphones1.gif
post #6321 of 6600

Yeah, there's no reason they can't last a long time, which takes a bit of the bite out of the cost. I'm still using the Grado SR-60s I bought in 2000, and the Sennheiser HD-650s I bought in 2006.
 

post #6322 of 6600

Hi all! Just purchased HD 800. Own good headphones for the first time,guess everything is OK,but when tried to check authentication on Sennheiser website appears :

Authentication failed!

Unfortunately we cannot identify the number you have entered. Please give us the following information so we can contact you to help authenticating your product.  

post #6323 of 6600

Any opinion? Thanks.

post #6324 of 6600
Please give them the following information so they can contact you to help authenticating your product.

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post #6325 of 6600

Wait 24 hours, then call if you're still getting an error.

post #6326 of 6600

They say it is program failure on authentication page.

post #6327 of 6600

recieved my HD800 couple of hours ago.serial 19xxx.

Overall good first impressions,i dont detect any harshness yet on the couple of albums i listened to thus far.so far so good, havent done direct comparison to my jh13 just yet. i dont hear speaker like soundstage as others have mentioned but air and imaging are excellent. comfort is superb,cable is ok. reminds me of D5000/7000 cable which i didnt like. it tangles .

more impressions to come after burn in/getting familiar with the sound.

 

Just one question,the box didnt have any kind of manual, does it come with one?


Edited by midoo1990 - 1/23/13 at 7:55am
post #6328 of 6600
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Originally Posted by midoo1990 View Post

recieved my HD800 couple of hours ago.serial 19xxx.

Overall good first impressions,i dont detect any harshness yet on the couple of albums i listened to thus far.so far so good, havent done direct comparison to my jh13 just yet. i dont hear speaker like soundstage as others have mentioned but air and imaging are excellent. comfort is superb,cable is ok. reminds me of D5000/7000 cable which i didnt like. it tangles .

more impressions to come after burn in/getting familiar with the sound.

 

Just one question,the box didnt have any kind of manual, does it come with one?

If there's anything that I remember (besides the headphones) about unpacking the box is that a bunch of manuals slid out and plonked on the table. I think there were three or two manual booklets (can't exactly recall now) and each one of them were split into two sides for different languages. 

post #6329 of 6600
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Originally Posted by midoo1990 View Post

recieved my HD800 couple of hours ago.serial 19xxx.

Overall good first impressions,i dont detect any harshness yet on the couple of albums i listened to thus far.so far so good,

The hd800 is very smooth, you'd think that when people complain they are bright, that it might mean they sound harsh, but that's not that at all.

post #6330 of 6600

@midoo1990

 

There were manuals for several languages in my box, too. So I guess it usually comes with manuals.


Edited by Mr Blonde - 1/23/13 at 10:11am
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