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post #6466 of 6600
Using solid core silver balanced cable with my HD800. Don't have anything to compare with it but it sounds nice. Only other cable I have is the stock unbalanced which I believe is SPC?
post #6467 of 6600
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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.


The TH900s overtook my HD800s as my favorite dynamic canbeerchug.gif

post #6468 of 6600
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Using solid core silver balanced cable with my HD800. Don't have anything to compare with it but it sounds nice. Only other cable I have is the stock unbalanced which I believe is SPC?

 

Yea better than stock (SPC) and most copper cables IMO.

 

 

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The TH900s overtook my HD800s as my favorite dynamic canbeerchug.gif

 

Won't be happening for me :)

post #6469 of 6600
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Yea better than stock (SPC) and most copper cables IMO.

 

 

 

Won't be happening for me :)

 

Me neither-by a fair margin. ;)

 

-Daniel

post #6470 of 6600

I ordered a copper cable from Toxic last week with a shorter cable for listening at my desk in my study.

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

 

It is too early to judge, V200 will need some burn in.

 

Owners of V200, how much burn in V200 needs? 20 hours? 100 hours? More?

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post #6473 of 6600

What I find amazing about the HD800 is what it can resolve. When I want to hear what really on a complex recording I switch from my At3000 to the HD800. The complexity of the recording plus details in the recordings and more import the gear coming from the hD800 is really iMO not equaled by any other headphone I have owned or heard. I cant think of a better headphone to really use to see what a piece of gear can do. I am so glad that I drank the Koolaid  on my second tine around with the HD800. It is really let me hear how good the V200 is as an amplifier and the complexity of Patricia Barber new album SMASH. The music can be complex and the HD800 resolves every nuance in the recording and the V200 let me hear it all.

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What I find amazing about the HD800 is what it can resolve. When I want to hear what really on a complex recording I switch from my At3000 to the HD800. The complexity of the recording plus details in the recordings and more import the gear coming from the hD800 is really iMO not equaled by any other headphone I have owned or heard. I cant think of a better headphone to really use to see what a piece of gear can do. I am so glad that I drank the Koolaid  on my second tine around with the HD800. It is really let me hear how good the V200 is as an amplifier and the complexity of Patricia Barber new album SMASH. The music can be complex and the HD800 resolves every nuance in the recording and the V200 let me hear it all.


Yea, I've seen a lot of people move on to other cans only to come back to the 800s. Luckily, I knew from the get go these were better than the rest...that opinion has never changed.

 

I can understand why though. The 800s require time, patience and money to sound their best. I knew many who expected them to impress plugging them into lower end or poorly matched equipment.

post #6475 of 6600

^^^^^^

I also think I had too many cans the first time I owned them. This time I only have two top tier headphones and the hD800  gets lots of time. Last time I had everything here. I am now down too two top tier and then everything else,. I know Shay you were always a huge fan of the hD800. I am too now and have not even thoght of replacing these since i have had them. These are what I like to use for reviews and trying new gear. 

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 I knew many who expected them to impress plugging them into lower end or poorly matched equipment.

 

I used them with a Essence ST and a Yulong U100. Although it's so called low end gear the HD 800s sounded fantastic from the start on to my ears.

I bought a Violectric V800/V200 stack and they're still going strong. :)

post #6477 of 6600

Well still using mine with a Fiio E09K + E17 and the detailed sound is pretty good.
 

post #6478 of 6600
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where did you plan on wearing them?


Just saw this answer. Well the D7000 looks much better to me.

post #6479 of 6600

I don't think you understood me. 

 

Where would you be wearing HD800's where their appearance would matter?

post #6480 of 6600
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Well still using mine with a Fiio E09K + E17 and the detailed sound is pretty good.

I tried my HD800 with E09K + HRT MSII.  It sounds too harsh...couldn't listen to it.  My WA6SE came home and made night and day different on HD800.

 

But I still refer D7000 for vocal musics...more softer high-mid and treble with more bass punch.  But HD800 kicks asses with classical musics though!   

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