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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.

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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 #6469 of 6594

^^^^^^

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. :)

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

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where did you plan on wearing them?


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

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I don't think you understood me. 

 

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

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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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I don't think you understood me. 

 

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


It's an old debate. I like beautiful stuff regardless of where you wear them.

Why would you spend 1500$ in something ugly ?

Especially, that I  don't consider the sound quality of hd800, to be "otherworldly",

it's just  overall better than lower priced headphones. For some people only sound quality matters, while for other not.

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Absolutely.

 

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It's an old debate. I like beautiful stuff regardless of where you wear them.

Why would you spend 1500$ in something ugly ?

Especially, that I  don't consider the sound quality of hd800, to be "otherworldly",

it's just  overall better than lower priced headphones. For some people only sound quality matters, while for other not.

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It's an old debate. I like beautiful stuff regardless of where you wear them.

Why would you spend 1500$ in something ugly ?

Especially, that I  don't consider the sound quality of hd800, to be "otherworldly",

it's just  overall better than lower priced headphones. For some people only sound quality matters, while for other not.

 

The HD 800 is a handsome headphone and I've not shown mine to anyone that hasn't been wowed by their feel and appearance. They also look awesome on your head, in case you like to listen to music behind the mirror..

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The HD 800 is a handsome headphone

 

Well , beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  I'd  prefer a more "simple" look, with refined lines (what apple does ,with all it's products).  And same metal than the one used by sony for the mdr-sa5000, instead of silver paint.

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You pay over 1K for a headphone - and If you care enough, might as well make them look the way you want them to look.  I did.biggrin.gif

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You pay over 1K for a headphone - and If you care enough, might as well make them look the way you want them to look.  I did.biggrin.gif


Congrats prep, I think your HD800 looks fantastic!

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