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@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.

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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 #6453 of 6600

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.

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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 #6455 of 6600

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.

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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 #6457 of 6600

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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post #6459 of 6600

matte black looks better

post #6460 of 6600
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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.

I have both the same combinations and agree 100%....mine are both SE though.... 

post #6461 of 6600
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matte black looks better


It's just better pictured, if you look at Limited Editon above which is mostly glossy, it's quite more attractive. Not so sure about matte headband on Limited, makes it look it slightly out of pace.

post #6462 of 6600
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Have you ever thought about using a silver cable?

I have emailed Tigzstudio about the new Norse Audio cable, silver plated copper litz. I guess there is also toxic cables. Rectangular silver like from zues etc is too expensive for me currently. My amp also has like 50cm of hookup wiring in spc so I think money might be better spent rewiring that if anything, or just wait til I find a better amp without spending thousands.
post #6463 of 6600
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I have both the same combinations and agree 100%....mine are both SE though.... 

Thanks Philo. 

post #6464 of 6600
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@preproman
I  never bought the hd800 for their design

where did you plan on wearing them?
post #6465 of 6600
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Originally Posted by Shahrose View Post

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.

 

Only 25 hours on the TH900 and they're already changing for the better. Great cans, and spectacularly good for closed ones.  I take back the low-volume listening comment...they're good at high volumes too. They play in the same league as the 800 and HE6 (though the 800s are still my favourite). 

 

As for the HD800 cables, people need to realize not all cables are created equal. The previous DHC flagship solid core cryo UPOCC silver was easily trumped by the new rectangular silver flagship that DHC replaced them with. Smoother, more natural, bigger soundstage and slightly better bass weight.

Moon Audio's Silver Dragon V3 is pretty good, but not quite at RS' level. Watch out for low quality silver from others who sell for cheap...it can make the sound dry and harsh.

 

Also, just to clarify, with some of my setups, copper does sound more pleasing. That's why I keep both.

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