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Sennheiser HD800 v Grado GS1000i

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Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thank you
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At the low price for both of these phones, you could just buy them, compare them and let us all know!!
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High fidelity = Reproduction of sound with minimal amounts of noise and distortion and an accurate frequency response



There are not high fidelity grados...

So for hi-fi, go for the HD800.
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To me the GS 1000 sounds a bit like the right graph. I haven't heard the HD 800, but sooner or later I will.
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Here I go posting again when I can't answer the OP's question...but I have a pair of GS1000i headphones and I don't resonate with a lot of the criticisms of the GS1000's that I've read (sucked out mids, harsh treble). Having not heard the original GS1000's I can't say for sure, but the "i" version might have addressed some earlier criticisms.

File that under "for what it's worth"...
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High fidelity = Reproduction of sound with minimal amounts of noise and distortion and an accurate frequency response



If FR graph is 100% dependable I'll get ER4S and save $1100
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When you plug the thing in your ear, the sounds behave differently. You can't compare them, just like you can't compare FR between headphone and speakers.

ER4S has no bass, and sounds extremely thin. Wouldn't take it even for free.
post #9 of 26
I think the HD800s are the headphones the GS1K wants to be...
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When you plug the thing in your ear, the sounds behave differently. You can't compare them, just like you can't compare FR between headphone and speakers.

ER4S has no bass, and sounds extremely thin. Wouldn't take it even for free.
We do hear differently, but in fact, my point was to say graph is not always dependable.

But I'm sure some will prefer HD800 and others will prefer GS1000
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???

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Originally Posted by paara View Post
High fidelity = Reproduction of sound with minimal amounts of noise and distortion and an accurate frequency response



There are not high fidelity grados...

So for hi-fi, go for the HD800.
What does this have to do with the price of tea in China? It's how they sound.

I've never heard the HD800s and I'm sure they are impressive. I do like the GS1000s a lot (not as much as the RS1s), but they are excellent cans and probably the best low volume headphones out there.
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High fidelity = Reproduction of sound with minimal amounts of noise and distortion and an accurate frequency response



There are not high fidelity grados...

So for hi-fi, go for the HD800.
That describes the DT48's.. Very hi fidelity and produces no colorization or distortion of the signal.. But Beyer chose hi fidelity over 'pleasant' sounding, since they are made to be a tool for research, etc... I like them since I crave high levels of clarity, detail, and speed. I would love to compare the DT48 to the HD800. First headphone created VS the latest and greatest. Would be nice to see how far headphone technology has advanced since 1937.
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I prefer the 800's over my GS-1000's. I will probably be putting the 1000's up for sale after I get my HF2's. I kept them around for a while because I loved the detail and soundstage, but the 800's better them in this area and have a some of the Senn sound that I've grown accustimed to with my 650's. As a matter of fact, the 800's remind me of a cross between the 650's and GS-1000's.
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I auditioned both HD800 and GS1000(i?) at Canjam, first thing that jumped to mind when I tried the GS1000 was a V shaped FR while its treble is a little on the harsh side but nothing too serious. My impression of the HD800 was a very balanced presentation and a flat FR(not literally but you get the idea).
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To me the GS 1000 sounds a bit like the right graph. I haven't heard the HD 800, but sooner or later I will.
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Maybe better to start with the RS-1.
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