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post #6421 of 6600

I found to get a truly neutral sound you have to snap the headband (with exactly 0.452 of the total going to the left side), place them 2.12m apart and use them as studio monitors. 

But only if you've spent £15k on acoustic dampening for the room and have a burlap sack over your head. 

post #6422 of 6600
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Originally Posted by Spakka View Post

I found to get a truly neutral sound you have to snap the headband (with exactly 0.452 of the total going to the left side), place them 2.12m apart and use them as studio monitors. 

But only if you've spent £15k on acoustic dampening for the room and have a burlap sack over your head. 

Piercing eardrum with a needle works too.

post #6423 of 6600

Someone pointed out that I might be the only one to see my images (on my profile page) of the Pelican 1300 in flight with a baby HD800 swaddled in Creatology Foam.

 

So you don't have to comb through hundreds of pages:

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post #6424 of 6600

With my peli 1400 no creatology needed, there's enough foam. And the height of peli 1300 is too big from what I 've understood.

 

post #6425 of 6600

^Nope- height is perfect.  The 1300 without the breakaway foam but with Creatology lining the sides of the case fits exactly.

 

The 1300 is the same size as the case that is used by Audeze, but they source from a case supplier down the street from them and also their case does not taper at all.

 

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post #6426 of 6600
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My childhood friend works at Oskarshamn CLAB facility, where all swedish radioactive rest products are stored. Want me to check if he has any Geiger meters for measuring pre- and post-mod?

 

Sure.

 

I only hope I don't interfere with the measurements. You see I was in Ukraine a couple hundred miles away when Chernobyl went off, so I worry about residual radiation in my body messing up the results. At family gatherings in the old country I bet you wouldn't even need to plug the HD800s in with all the radiant energy in the room.

post #6427 of 6600

195xx in the house. Someone slap me if they see these in the FS Forums again. Next up: Smyth Realiser in another month, possibly.

 

-Daniel

post #6428 of 6600
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I have to disagree, if the power supply quality is bad and it fluctuates then the performance of the hardware will be sub par. This is from personal experience in many locations that I lived in, including studios, etc. A 100$ surge preventer/power conditioner will in most cases solve any hum issues and filter out hums. More expensive conditioners will not only filter but try to adjust a stable output to hardware.

 

 

 

Couple things. Read my post again please. I said if your power is bad, then conditioning and especially regeneration are beneficial. Otherwise, it's a waste of money...or atleast very poor value for your money.

 

Secondly, I've always found cheap power conditioners and especially surge protectors to harm SQ compared to directly plugging into a wall-socket. Once again, assuming you have decent power in the area to begin with.

post #6429 of 6600

I concur with Shahrose; what he describes has been my experience, also.

post #6430 of 6600

I concur as well.  Better off with nothing.  Especially not surge protection - in terms of audio at least...

Even if the power is spotty - which it is in my studio - I still use nothing but neutral power strips so I can plug all my equipment in.

Then I wait for the golden hour of 5pm when SQ improves dramatically.  All critical listening is done either before 9am or after 5pm no matter what...

It's rather incredible what a difference this makes...

post #6431 of 6600

Picked up a pair last week, S/N 14614.  Without Anax mod my ears would hurt.  With Anax mod ear pain is mitigated.  Anax Mod is highly recommended for those who don't like ear pain.

post #6432 of 6600

No protection on your power is a move that can end up with all your hardware blowing up. This happened to me a few years ago, my TV, laptop battery all exploded after a sudden surge from my neighborhood area (where I did experience good power). A cheap surge protector may/may not protect but as I've said 100$ is a good surge protector price and could be pretty much proven. If you're investing $500 USD on an amp/dac, why not protect it?

 

@Shahrose is definitely correct with the power conditioning aspect. I got decent power quality, especially at night time when everyone is asleep, but I will always use a surge protector. I did comparisons with/without the surge protector and the HD800 is a perfect candidate to demonstrate any SQ differences; there were none. Now my surge protector is about ~$120, I did try a cheaper one previously and the Mains hum was not only presently audible but amplified at an extreme level. YMMV.

post #6433 of 6600

I use a $100 Furman conditioner and have never experienced lowered SQ (or better for that matter) from it...but it has saved my gear a few times. 

 

I am looking into a Running Springs conditioner in the future just to see if it would make a difference, but if it doesn't it'll go back. 

post #6434 of 6600

To each his own.  I have heard a distinct deadening of dynamics and smearing of details with any surge protector/power conditioner I have used on my audio gear - from Monster to Furman to Richard Grey to Silver Cirlce, especially with headphones.  That being said, I did not mean to imply AV/computer components should be left unprotected.  My printers, monitors, and hard-drives are protected because their loss would be devastating.  As the hard-drives are connected to my computer, which is one of my audio sources, I am making a small sonic sacrifice for safety.  I have had surges blow fuses, which is of course what they are for, but never "hurt" any of my amps or dacs. 

post #6435 of 6600

Hello everybody!, Just got V200 AMP. What gain setting do you use with HD800?

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