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post #6496 of 6594
I couldn't find any examples, but the most impressive bass I get from the HD800 tends to be watching TV episodes or movies on my computer. Occasionally there will be an explosion or strong impact that literally makes me look over my shoulder to the window to see if it was real or not, as if something blew up in front of my house. That is why I say the HD800 has no problem with bass extension or definition.
post #6497 of 6594

The album Enamoured by Bella Sonus is decent for synthetic bass. For natural stuff, I stick to organ music, but that provides bursts rather than drones of constant bass.

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Edited by Frank I - 2/3/13 at 3:33pm
post #6499 of 6594
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

There is absolutely something that makes you feel uncomfortable and uneasy when listening to Lustmord on good speakers, and that's it. I've never been as moved by his work on headphones at all. 

Well, the srh940 took me by surprise. But since the effect I'm asking is too particular, I guess it's normal if it doesn't work on the hd800.

post #6500 of 6594

I think the best bass tests are from the latest "Dark Knight Rises OST" by maestro Zimmer. Some of the tracks over there, especially the ones with the Bane motiffs have deep bass with cellos and to a degree, synths.

post #6501 of 6594
Lowest note of a cello is only 65Hz, not exactly a bass powerhouse.
post #6502 of 6594
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Lowest note of a cello is only 65Hz, not exactly a bass powerhouse.

 

This is not electronic music, so I wouldn't expect anything lower than 65hz, Max.

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This is not electronic music, so I wouldn't expect anything lower than 65hz, Max.
I'm confused. An organ goes as low as 8Hz. A tuba goes to 16Hz. A standard string bass as low as 41Hz. These are all non-electronic and go into actual sub-bass frequency range (lower than 60Hz).

Here's a good reference: http://www.contrabass.com/pages/frequency.html
Edited by Maxvla - 2/3/13 at 4:46pm
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I'm confused. An organ goes as low as 8Hz. A tuba goes to 16Hz. A standard string bass as low as 41Hz. These are all non-electronic and go into actual sub-bass frequency range (lower than 60Hz).

Here's a good reference: http://www.contrabass.com/pages/frequency.html

 

I thought we were talking about Hans Zimmer's work on the Dark Knight Rises. I wasn't referring to any sub-bass in that soundtrack but the cello/double bass ensemble which is in my opinion a great piece of music to judge your headphone's capabilities.

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Edited by extrabigmehdi - 2/3/13 at 7:13pm
post #6506 of 6594

Hi Everyone

 

Just received a new set of balanced HD800 cables from Tam Audio.

http://tamaudio.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=123

 

Nice people to deal with and they will terminate in XLR or whatever to your choice.  Just tell them clearly whether you want 4 pin XLR, 3 pin male or 3 pin female or even unbalanced (with the option to rewire for balanced later) and they will do that at no extra charge.

 

Up to now I've been using the much heavier Warren cabling (cost $450 some time ago) and the Tam Audio cabling is delightfully light and I do even think the audio quality could be superior.  Piano is sounding like piano, .... everything is coming through superbly.

 

Here is the setup here :

 

Meridian Sooloos -> balanced digital out -> M2 Tech Vaughan DAC -> Headroom Blockhead balanced amplifier -> Sennheiser HD800 with TAM cabling.

 

An audio friend visited his morning and he was VERY impressed.  Opinion generally is that the Sennheiser HD800 cabling is very good but can be improved.  Anyone interested in upgrading cabling should look at this TAM Audio product (BTW no discount or reward is being given for this post - I paid the full $250).  Even if you are still only unbalanced, get these and you can later change the plugs to balanced - a simple soldering job anyone capable of handling a soldering iron with silver solder can do.

 

Highly recommended.deadhorse.gif

 

John

post #6507 of 6594

Listening to the HD800 with the Objective 2 & ODAC now.. and it's still very very good.  Not quite as dynamic, effortless, and spacious as the G109.. but surprisingly serviceable.  Low gain on the O2 (2.3x) is more than enough and I'm impressed by the separation and clarity.  Treble isn't sharp or raspy at all, either.  The serial # on my HD800 is 13738.. so a fairly new pair, I suppose.

 

I haven't had a chance to really give the HD800 a rest since it arrived.. I'm just drawn to listen to it at every available moment.. hell, I even listened to the Superbowl with it today.. lol.  Stock cable is really nice as far as build goes.. it's too long for me to use daily though.. so I'm going to get a custom cable made.. not interested in starting a cable debate.. but any preferences or favorites for OCC Copper or Silver with the HD800?  Looking for something affordable in up to $170.

post #6508 of 6594
In that price range I guess double helix or Norse Audio are worth a shot. They make good quality cables.
Edited by drez - 2/3/13 at 10:20pm
post #6509 of 6594
Originally Posted by drez View Post

In that price range I guess double helix or Norse Audio are worth a shot. They make good quality cables.

 

Yep.. that's what I figured.. I've got a Norse Audio Skuld 4 cable for my HE-400 and love it.  Excellent craftsmanship and the presentation was terrific. Trevor has terrific customer service too.  Might give DHC a shot just to try something new.. thanks!

post #6510 of 6594
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Originally Posted by Tassie Devil View Post

Hi Everyone

 

Just received a new set of balanced HD800 cables from Tam Audio.

http://tamaudio.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=123

 

Nice people to deal with and they will terminate in XLR or whatever to your choice.  Just tell them clearly whether you want 4 pin XLR, 3 pin male or 3 pin female or even unbalanced (with the option to rewire for balanced later) and they will do that at no extra charge.

 

Up to now I've been using the much heavier Warren cabling (cost $450 some time ago) and the Tam Audio cabling is delightfully light and I do even think the audio quality could be superior.  Piano is sounding like piano, .... everything is coming through superbly.

 

Here is the setup here :

 

Meridian Sooloos -> balanced digital out -> M2 Tech Vaughan DAC -> Headroom Blockhead balanced amplifier -> Sennheiser HD800 with TAM cabling.

 

An audio friend visited his morning and he was VERY impressed.  Opinion generally is that the Sennheiser HD800 cabling is very good but can be improved.  Anyone interested in upgrading cabling should look at this TAM Audio product (BTW no discount or reward is being given for this post - I paid the full $250).  Even if you are still only unbalanced, get these and you can later change the plugs to balanced - a simple soldering job anyone capable of handling a soldering iron with silver solder can do.

 

Highly recommended.deadhorse.gif

 

John

Or,you can send the stock cable here:

http://btg-audio.webs.com/webstore.htm

 

He will re-terminate the stock 10' cable for less than half the price

I just got mine back from Brian,he does excellent work.

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