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post #6436 of 6593

My babies arrived today #19547.  Now the question is what cable (material) are you using:

 

Copper,  Silver,  or Copper with Silver Coating?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by preproman - 1/31/13 at 4:28pm
post #6437 of 6593

Have to say that paint job looks less than flattering. Does it look better in person?

post #6438 of 6593

Ha ha ha  - you would say that..  

 

they look very professional, very beautifully done, Pristine 

post #6439 of 6593

I like the gloss black preproman biggrin.gif

 

but, I don't mind my own plain-janes

post #6440 of 6593
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Ha ha ha  - you would say that..  

 

they look very professional, very beautifully done, Pristine 

Why would I say that?

 

I think Max's all black HD800's ruin it for any other option, personally.

post #6441 of 6593
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I like the gloss black preproman biggrin.gif

 

but, I don't mind my own plain-janes

 

Thank you jtinto.  The pictures are not the best coming from a 8mp cell phone camera.  They look way better in person..

post #6442 of 6593
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Why would I say that?

 

I think Max's all black HD800's ruin it for any other option, personally.

 

 

Not for me.  I saw his and I just don't like flat matt - so I got what I like the best, personally.

post #6443 of 6593
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are you using the stock cable? just curious . i have not heard it as i got my used hd800 s/n 13147 with a blue cardas cable, and except on rare recordings i've played that are not sweet, I get no overly bright highs. I actually get one of the best transparent, extended set o highs i've ever heard from cans or speakers. no digitalis, no glare, no smear (and no lack o bass).

tube rolling reveals the tubes more than any other headphone i've owned (he-6, t1, ps1,rs1i, hd580, er4s, k1000, w-3000anv, amperior, momentum). and i am finding that tubes i would not have considered all that transparent and extended in highs are very much so, again, with no trace of ugly anything. my ever amazingly extended and transparent Telefunken stil leads the pack and displays more gloryful highs than through any other headphone, as opposed to revealing more brilliance/brightness.

these hd800's don't suck with a good source and an amp they are friendly towards. 

My setup was pretty much built around the HE6 which isby comparison to the HD800 warm and full bodied by default. I'm using Q cable which is copper litz, so although it's copper it is meant to have a pretty flat frequency response. i'm running a solid state amplifier and a neutral sabre DAC. Nothing in the setup is really forgiving, in this case one issue was the 6k peak, and the other was the way my transport was interacting with my DAC. Both of those are solved for now.

I would like to try a tube amp, but all the ones in my price range seem to have a reputation for sounding thick, which isn't what I want. Maybe Schiit Statement might be what I am looking for, I would try LD mkviii but again I'm not sure if it would be transparent enough.
post #6444 of 6593

@preproman

I  find them less gaudy with black color. I  never bought the hd800 for their design, but with black I'm even tempted to think that they look good.

post #6445 of 6593
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My setup was pretty much built around the HE6 which isby comparison to the HD800 warm and full bodied by default. I'm using Q cable which is copper litz, so although it's copper it is meant to have a pretty flat frequency response. i'm running a solid state amplifier and a neutral sabre DAC. Nothing in the setup is really forgiving, in this case one issue was the 6k peak, and the other was the way my transport was interacting with my DAC. Both of those are solved for now.

I would like to try a tube amp, but all the ones in my price range seem to have a reputation for sounding thick, which isn't what I want. Maybe Schiit Statement might be what I am looking for, I would try LD mkviii but again I'm not sure if it would be transparent enough.

 

Have you ever thought about using a silver cable?

post #6446 of 6593

Nice headphones prep. The glossy version of Max's? I like both.

 

BTW, just got the TH900 today. Good headphones, but not as good as the HD800s (or HE6s). Nothing surprising. More suited for low-volume listening perhaps.

post #6447 of 6593
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Nice headphones prep. The glossy version of Max's? I like both.

 

BTW, just got the TH900 today. Good headphones, but not as good as the HD800s (or HE6s). Nothing surprising. More suited for low-volume listening perhaps.

 

Thanks Shah,

 

Help me out with a cable material for the HD800s

 

Congrats on the TH900s

post #6448 of 6593

Copper for a smooth, liquid, forgiving sound. Silver for a high impact, punchy, more up-front, faster sound. My preference is usually silver for its greater accuracy and transparency, but with some harsher or lower-end gear, copper sounds better.

 

I keep both and just switch between the two, with silver getting the most listening time.

post #6449 of 6593
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

My babies arrived today #19547.  Now the question is what cable (material) are you using:

 

Copper,  Silver,  or Copper with Silver Coating?

 

 

 

 

 


Very good looking, congrats. Here's Maxvla's in black matte for a reference

http://www.head-fi.org/t/426508/sennheiser-hd800-appreciation-thread/3765#post_8338820

 

The Limited editon from Senns was it flat or glossy? Never mind, found the pictures http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/601719/this-is-a-limited-edition-sennheiser-hd-800-in-glossy-black-with-sennheiser-blue-accents-the-custom-coloring-was-applied-by-colorware-but-this-specific-color-scheme-the-sennheiser-blue-in-particular-was-only-available-for-this-very-limited-run/sennheiser/sort/display_order/, seems like mix and match of glossy and flat, imho the best looking option.

 


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 1/31/13 at 3:56pm
post #6450 of 6593

I would put in a vote for copper with the HD800s.  Silver thins them out too much.  They already have enough speed and up-front punch on their own IMO.  This from a guy who likes euphonic Mullard tubes with his HD800s.  To me the HD800s need that extra bit of help with mid- and low-range fullness.  Otherwise the instruments become too isolated...

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