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post #6331 of 6600
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Originally Posted by Mr Blonde View Post

@midoo1990

 

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

 

ditto

post #6332 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?

I got mine in the middle of December, also with a 197xx serial. It did come with a manual.

I totally agree about the comfort, it has got to be the most comfortable headphones I've tried yet :-)
Haven't noticed any problems with the cables at all

Not having much experience with high end speaker systems I can't really say, but IMO the HD800 is the best headphone I've ever had in regards to soundstage, air and imaging.
There is definitely something up around 6k, something I found especially easy to notice when listening to a few tracks by AC/DC.
But like mentioned before, the treble thing is annoying with HD800, and IMO the T1 was a much better match for tracks like AC/DC, but I listen to a lot of different music and HD800 came out on top for me in the end :-)

(and yes ofc, i very much doubt the HD800 will be the last headphone I buy... :P)
post #6333 of 6600

I've just ordered a pair of HD 800's, as well and look forward to listening, with great anticipation. I'm told the Anaxilus mod is worth doing, but want to try them first. I'm writing to ask about burn-in, roughly how long it takes to get the best from them? Are there any notable sonic changes over time?

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Hmm I have noticed an annoying problem with my shiny new pair...

 

The cable jack socket on one side is loose and wobbles around it makes a noise when it moves.

 

Has anyone else had this problem? And if so is it fixable or has to go for repair?

 

 

Edit: The other side feels rock solid.


Edited by Spakka - 1/24/13 at 2:40pm
post #6335 of 6600

Won't say that no one else has had this problem because I have no idea. I haven't had it though. 

 

Call Sennheiser or where you bought them from and tell them about it. At that price, nothing but perfection is acceptable. 

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Originally Posted by Spakka View Post

Hmm I have noticed an annoying problem with my shiny new pair...

 

The cable jack socket on one side is loose and wobbles around it makes a noise when it moves.

 

Has anyone else had this problem? And if so is it fixable or has to go for repair?

 

 

Edit: The other side feels rock solid.

post #6336 of 6600
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Lately, after experience (very good experience) with other flagship phones, dynamic and stats, I have returned to the HD800s (3 years of ownership) as primary phones.

After tweaking my system slightly to avoid things that could make it extra bright, the HD800s now give me supreme musical enjoyment where I can't stop listening to them.

And this is on strong, brash music (all sorts of rock and pop from the past 5 decades) along with some other types.

The are great for what they don't do:

The HD800s are honest but are not grainy and do not seem to have any artifice. And they don't muddle things at any frequency. They don't pump up the bass. 

They aren't too liquid or syrupy and they aren't too dry. They don't have too-sharp image boundaries--the images blend to the surroundings to just the right amount.

So these are basically the results after a 3 year test, so I think that's significant.

 

I basically don't notice audiophile characteristics like detail, staging, depth, width, definition, warmth, bass depth, silkiness, out-of-head imaging or anything when

I listen, I just feel a great intimacy with the music and groove to it and let the good times roll. I don't find myself thinking that some aspect of the sound could or should be better or that anything is painful. And for me, that's the ultimate test.

 

For what it's worth, I love them.

 

My system is completely CD-based with a neutral sound signature, with no computers or equalization. Amplification is via tube headphone amplification.

 

How do they compare to the SR-009 now that you've optimized your HD800 setup?

post #6337 of 6600
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Originally Posted by davidgotsa View Post

Won't say that no one else has had this problem because I have no idea. I haven't had it though. 

 

Call Sennheiser or where you bought them from and tell them about it. At that price, nothing but perfection is acceptable. 

 

 

Yeah it's a tad rubbish, definitely the jack socket on the 'phones as the cable from the R side wobbles as well when I put it in the L socket. 

post #6338 of 6600
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Originally Posted by J-Pak View Post

 

How do they compare to the SR-009 now that you've optimized your HD800 setup?

I like both for diff reasons. For some insights on where the Senns exceed my 009 rig, see my post today #2594 in the Battle of the 50 Flagships thread.

FWIW for now, I do tend to give more listening time to the Senns.

post #6339 of 6600
Opposite for me. Once I heard the 009 and switched back to the Senns I knew if I'd kept the Senns they'd get very neglected.

This was out of what I'd consider the best HD800 amp, an LG.
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Hey everyone. I have a very circumstantial question that I'd really appreciate an answer to. 

 

So I got the HD600 a few months back, and since then i have fallen madly in love with it. So logically, the HD800 is the next step up correct?

 

Now as for amplification, I have a Matrix M Stage and a Symetrix 304. My source is a FiiO E10, running ALAC files. Now, I've heard the HD800 is extremely finicky about its source. I'm going to assume my purely mid-fi rig is inadequate. Is it? If so, what do I need to make it at least semi-decent? 

 

Also, it should be noted I listen to primarily rock. Anything from from 80's to more modern hard rock (think Chevelle-ish) pretty much the whole spectrum.

 

And yes, i have heard the HD800, if only briefly at a meet a few days ago. Granted, it was being powered off a world class rig, but it sounded absolutely incredible.

 

Lowest price options are greatly appreciated. I have a comparatively small budget. As well, are there any other options that might be cheaper and provide similar sound quality?

 

Thanks so much for any help. It is greatly appreciated.

post #6341 of 6600
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Originally Posted by thecansmancan View Post

Hey everyone. I have a very circumstantial question that I'd really appreciate an answer to. 

 

So I got the HD600 a few months back, and since then i have fallen madly in love with it. So logically, the HD800 is the next step up correct?

 

Now as for amplification, I have a Matrix M Stage and a Symetrix 304. My source is a FiiO E10, running ALAC files. Now, I've heard the HD800 is extremely finicky about its source. I'm going to assume my purely mid-fi rig is inadequate. Is it? If so, what do I need to make it at least semi-decent? 

 

Also, it should be noted I listen to primarily rock. Anything from from 80's to more modern hard rock (think Chevelle-ish) pretty much the whole spectrum.

 

And yes, i have heard the HD800, if only briefly at a meet a few days ago. Granted, it was being powered off a world class rig, but it sounded absolutely incredible.

 

Lowest price options are greatly appreciated. I have a comparatively small budget. As well, are there any other options that might be cheaper and provide similar sound quality?

 

Thanks so much for any help. It is greatly appreciated.

The HD800 and HD600 share only 2 things in common: both are open-back designs and both are part of the HD line. The sound signature is very, very different. Sound stage/imaging is good on the HD600, but phenomenal on the HD800s. Treble and detail retrieval is a huge benefit of the HD800, so enjoying modern hard rock will in some ways induce fatigue if you have a bad source and are sensitive to a "trebly" headphone.

Did you manage to listen to a LCD-2 at the meet? I think that would be a logical step to be honest. They share similar characteristics with the HD600 but have an improved bass and neutrality aspect that you may appreciate.

 

PS: I hated the HD650/600 line of headphones when I owned them, it made me lose faith in Sennheiser until I got around to the HD800.

post #6342 of 6600
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PS: I hated the HD650/600 line of headphones when I owned them, it made me lose faith in Sennheiser

Have you tried other Senheiser headphones ? I think it's typical of the brand to present recessed highs to limit fatigue.

The highs of hd800 seems fine (the quality) , but I'm wondering if they could not be a bit extended.

post #6343 of 6600
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post

The HD800 and HD600 share only 2 things in common: both are open-back designs and both are part of the HD line. The sound signature is very, very different. Sound stage/imaging is good on the HD600, but phenomenal on the HD800s. Treble and detail retrieval is a huge benefit of the HD800, so enjoying modern hard rock will in some ways induce fatigue if you have a bad source and are sensitive to a "trebly" headphone.

Did you manage to listen to a LCD-2 at the meet? I think that would be a logical step to be honest. They share similar characteristics with the HD600 but have an improved bass and neutrality aspect that you may appreciate.

 

PS: I hated the HD650/600 line of headphones when I owned them, it made me lose faith in Sennheiser until I got around to the HD800.

no, i didn't. Really wish i had. I do know there are some different versions of the LCD 2, is there one you suggest I start with?

post #6344 of 6600
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no, i didn't. Really wish i had. I do know there are some different versions of the LCD 2, is there one you suggest I start with?


I believe the newest rev (2.5) versions are the best because many problems have been fixed. If you get a Lyr + LCD-2, it is one of the most enjoyable setups you can create IMO, especially for rock.

post #6345 of 6600
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


I believe the newest rev (2.5) versions are the best because many problems have been fixed. If you get a Lyr + LCD-2, it is one of the most enjoyable setups you can create IMO, especially for rock.

ok, many thanks. I will definitely look into that.

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