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post #6436 of 6600
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Hello everybody!, Just got V200 AMP. What gain setting do you use with HD800?


What are your impressions of the amp? I'm thinking of getting it within a few months.

post #6437 of 6600
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What are your impressions of the amp? I'm thinking of getting it within a few months.


I had the HD800 and V200 at the same time a while back. While I prefer tubes with the Senns, the V200 was one of my favorite solid-state pairings with the HD800. The amp's slightly warmer than neutral sound was a good match for the Senns' sometimes clinical presentation. I kept it to the lowest gain settings, FWIW.

post #6438 of 6600

I am on my second V200 and it is excellent with the HD800. Like Olias I like the HD800 better with my tube amp but I have been listening for the last week with the V200 and have not turned the tube amp on that time span. i use unity gain on the V200 and it sounds great.The  V200 is good with the Hifiman HE500,LCD2 and the low impedance cans like the AT3000 and the Denon D7K i owned before. The HD800 does not miss a beat with the V200.

post #6439 of 6600
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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.

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. 


Edited by analog'd - 1/31/13 at 10:58am
post #6440 of 6600

What amp are you talking about with the HD800/Telefunken?

post #6441 of 6600

Moon Black Dragon headphone cable makes the HD800 just right to me, top highs to low bass, it's all good. Lots of insight in mids, too. No mods needed with these (mine are balanced, Furutech XLRs make it really good, better than Neutrik and well worth it, recommended by Moon).

(Silver Dragon is best on HE500s for me.)

HD800 serial 133xx.

post #6442 of 6600

Even though I'm a guy with a lot of various aftermarket cables (Toxic-Cables, Whiplash, ALO, DHC etc...), I find it hard to find a scientific explanation to removing a quite hefty chamber resonance with a cable.

 

But sure. A 100-500 USD cable vs. 2-3 USD of some self-adhesive felt. Easy choice! ;)
 


Edited by ValentinHogea - 1/31/13 at 1:01pm
post #6443 of 6600

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 #6444 of 6600

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

post #6445 of 6600

Ha ha ha  - you would say that..  

 

they look very professional, very beautifully done, Pristine 

post #6446 of 6600

I like the gloss black preproman biggrin.gif

 

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

post #6447 of 6600
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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 #6448 of 6600
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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 #6449 of 6600
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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 #6450 of 6600
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Originally Posted by analog'd View Post

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.
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