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post #16 of 76
I am on my local HD800 pre-order list. if we get them sometime this decade I will be comparing the HD800 directly to the rig in my sig.
post #17 of 76
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Thank you very much.
looking foward to it
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I am on my local HD800 pre-order list. if we get them sometime this decade I will be comparing the HD800 directly to the rig in my sig.
post #18 of 76
Considering the K1000 is really a nearfield speaker, I find their comparisons to a hp with earpads apples/oranges.
post #19 of 76
I know there are K1000 people out there who've now had HD800s for a few weeks. Doesn't anyone want to write up some comparisons?

From what I've read, the HD800s don't suffer from bass roll off, which is the K1000s' Achilles heal. But are they as detailed? They may have a smaller soundstage, but is the space between instruments as clear, albeit proportionately smaller? Do the HD800s expose coloration that you didn't previously know your K1000s had?
post #20 of 76
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I know there are K1000 people out there who've now had HD800s for a few weeks. Doesn't anyone want to write up some comparisons?

From what I've read, the HD800s don't suffer from bass roll off, which is the K1000s' Achilles heal. But are they as detailed? They may have a smaller soundstage, but is the space between instruments as clear, albeit proportionately smaller? Do the HD800s expose coloration that you didn't previously know your K1000s had?
we should meet up I'd love to hear the K1000 on yours or my B22 and you can listen to my HD800's
post #21 of 76
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Considering the K1000 is really a nearfield speaker, I find their comparisons to a hp with earpads apples/oranges.
That's what I expect, too. But I could be wrong. We'll see - I'll order the HD-800 on Monday and I should have some thoughts by the end of next week.

Also, there's going to be a mini-meet in LA next month. My K-1000 is going and there should be a few HD-800s handy. I am certain there will be comparisons.

Oh, and you guys might want to check out the latest issue of Stereophile. I haven't had time to read it, however, I skimmed the HD-800 writeup and noticed a comparison to the K-1000.
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post #23 of 76
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Also, there's going to be a mini-meet in LA next month. My K-1000 is going and there should be a few HD-800s handy. I am certain there will be comparisons.
Erik: Will you bring your Si2A3? I'll bring my Audio Note Kit 1 300B for comparison on the K1000.
post #24 of 76
As soon as my amp is finished I will do a comparison. From owning the K1000 multiple times, my expectation is that the K1000's presentation will make them hard to beat in regards to technical ability, but that the HD800's are probably more "listenable"(not a word lol) due to their smooth sound and tonal balance.
post #25 of 76
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we should meet up I'd love to hear the K1000 on yours or my B22 and you can listen to my HD800's
Yeah, please do! Then post your impressions in here..
post #26 of 76
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That's what I expect, too. But I could be wrong. We'll see - I'll order the HD-800 on Monday and I should have some thoughts by the end of next week.

Also, there's going to be a mini-meet in LA next month. My K-1000 is going and there should be a few HD-800s handy. I am certain there will be comparisons.

Oh, and you guys might want to check out the latest issue of Stereophile. I haven't had time to read it, however, I skimmed the HD-800 writeup and noticed a comparison to the K-1000.
can I join you guys? I can bring my naked(cageless) SAA hardwired k1000 and unmodded k1000 with stock cable + my wavelength crimson silver and cosecant V3( if no one will buy from me before the mini meet.)
post #27 of 76
BTW, for what it worth I did listen to hd800 in one of the room at canjam , and thought k1000 is much clearer and faster.
post #28 of 76
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can I join you guys? I can bring my naked(cageless) SAA hardwired k1000 and unmodded k1000 with stock cable + my wavelength crimson silver and cosecant V3( if no one will buy from me before the mini meet.)
I think so Please PM IPodPJ as he is organizing the meet.
post #29 of 76
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can I join you guys? I can bring my naked(cageless) SAA hardwired k1000 and unmodded k1000 with stock cable + my wavelength crimson silver and cosecant V3( if no one will buy from me before the mini meet.)
Absolutely you can join! We've already got an incredibly huge line-up of excellent gear, and the more the merrier!

Here is the link:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f24/lo...y-11th-429201/

Please send me a PM with the complete list of gear you will be bringing.
post #30 of 76
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BTW, for what it worth I did listen to hd800 in one of the room at canjam , and thought k1000 is much clearer and faster.
Listen to them on some top notch gear and I'm sure your impressions will change.
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