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post #91 of 6600
Sad that I won't have the SR-007 and HD800 at the same time to compare
How do they compare together, blubliss?
post #92 of 6600
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My first thoughts are that this is a "nice" headphone which means to me that it is fun and warm, the basic Sennheiser sound IME. They are more detailed and soundstage is larger than previous HD models, but the general flavor is still around.
Thanks for the impression. I'm quite surprised to see this because from jude's review, the HD800 sounds like an entirely different sound signature.

Is it laid back like the HD600/650?
Is the speed as good as they say it is? (i.e the fastest dynamic drivers ever)

post #93 of 6600
Different amp = different sound

Laid back = good (for me)... I don't want hear music inside myr head like IEM or cheap headphone.
post #94 of 6600
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Sad that I won't have the SR-007 and HD800 at the same time to compare
How do they compare together, blubliss?
Not enough time yet to do more than a cursory listen. No time to compare yet.

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Thanks for the impression. I'm quite surprised to see this because from jude's review, the HD800 sounds like an entirely different sound signature.

Is it laid back like the HD600/650?
Is the speed as good as they say it is? (i.e the fastest dynamic drivers ever)

Well everyone has different tastes so all these impressions will be quite subjective. Mine were done after just a bit since people were asking for initial impressions.

I would not say it is entirely different but it is quite different. I will need to compare more closely to see how much.

They are more laid back than the R10 but not sure about the others.

Speed is good but certainly not the best i've ever heard from my dynamics. Also, not 100% sure what "speed" means. These audiophile terms do escape me .
post #95 of 6600
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Come and listen this weekend! All is packed up for the trip to the hotel tomorrow.
Did you used your SDS-XLR on the HD800 ?
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These audiophile terms do escape me .
lol ... I wonder why you still look for better than HE90 and ES-2! 8-) I don't think you will find better. But it's VERY nice to have you because not many peaple have all those good stuff side to side to compare them for us.
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Did you used your SDS-XLR on the HD800 ?
Yes.
post #98 of 6600
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Not enough time yet to do more than a cursory listen. No time to compare yet.



Well everyone has different tastes so all these impressions will be quite subjective. Mine were done after just a bit since people were asking for initial impressions.

I would not say it is entirely different but it is quite different. I will need to compare more closely to see how much.

They are more laid back than the R10 but not sure about the others.

Speed is good but certainly not the best i've ever heard from my dynamics. Also, not 100% sure what "speed" means. These audiophile terms do escape me .
Hi blubliss

Two quick questions:

- Would you say the 800s are three times better than the 650s as the price suggests?

- Understanding that you can not make two different headphones sound exactly the same, can the 650s be foobar EQ'd to approximate the 800s?

USG
post #99 of 6600
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Hi blubliss

Two quick questions:

- Would you say the 800s are three times better than the 650s as the price suggests?
Sorry, I'm not gonna touch that one . I do not like the 650s any more although I did at one time, too bloated and muddy for me. The HD800 are not like that.

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Understanding that you can not make two different headphones sound exactly the same, can the 650s be foobar EQ'd to approximate the 800s?

USG
I doubt that very much.
post #100 of 6600
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Sorry, I'm not gonna touch that one . I do not like the 650s any more although I did at one time, too bloated and muddy for me. The HD800 are not like that.



I doubt that very much.
One more question, if you please.

How loud do you listen? For example, I listen at around 7:00 on my M^3 (gain 11) and GS-1 (hi gain).

Thanks

USG
post #101 of 6600
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Sorry, I'm not gonna touch that one . I do not like the 650s any more although I did at one time, too bloated and muddy for me. The HD800 are not like that.
Super!
post #102 of 6600
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This I agree with. I can see myself liking these more and more. Time will tell. We'll see what others have to say this weekend. They can compare them to my other phones on my system
Just keep that baby playing music 24/7. I hope it doesn't go through one of those weird burn in phases!

Looking forward to meeting you.
See you there.
post #103 of 6600
Well, I hate to be negative here but after a lot a careful listening today one thing I know for sure is that compared to the advanced raves I am disappointed. They are not clearly the best dynamic phones ever. I can see how someone could think that but others will not. At this moment I am preferring my Denons. Maybe the Denons are euphonic and the 800's neutral, as someone has stated, but right now, the 800's are not doing it for me.
post #104 of 6600
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Well, I hate to be negative here but after a lot a careful listening today one thing I know for sure is that compared to the advanced raves I am disappointed. They are not clearly the best dynamic phones ever. I can see how someone could think that but others will not. At this moment I am preferring my Denons. Maybe the Denons are euphonic and the 800's neutral, as someone has stated, but right now, the 800's are not doing it for me.
not negative.. just the facts.. we need the facts.

post #105 of 6600
Also, I know the sound is all that matters, but it bothers me that a $1400 phone has to look so bad. It reminds me of those huge boom boxes people used to carry on their shoulders. Regarding glasses, I wear glasses and did not have a problem.
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