And value for the dollar isn't part of the "game" for a HD800.. You either want top echelon or you don't
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6/9/09 at 10:41pm
What sort of comparo do you want? I've given my thoughts on the subject. Listening to Porta Pros right now at work... Going to go home tonight and listen to the HD800.. that won't ever reverse. I wouldn't enjoy the HD800 in my work environment - not enough bass to cover up the talking around me.
Porta Pro Sound/Headstage whatever : [--]
HD 800 Sound Headtage wahetevr : [-------]
Porta Pro Detail/Resolution etc. that makes good SQ: [--]
HD 800 Detail/Reolution etc. that makes good SQ: [-------]
^^ That is dumb and all relative to the end user.
Porta Pro = portable 1/8" plugged headphone
HD800 = Hi-Fi 1/4" plugged headphone
Do you need a pie chart? Diagram?
Yeah, you are right. A dumb comment (and concept).
Audio will always be personnel and subjective, regardless of cost, regardless of perceived value.
Sorry if I came off rude JK,
I am just frustrated with some of the comments and questions and used your quote since it was the last one I saw.
It seems the people that this product (HD800) is marketed to - have already purchased it for the most part. I don't think this is for value first crowd. While expensive, it is still not as much as the Edition 8 or PS1000 (only listing current offerings of the dynamic variety) it sure can hold its own at any price range.
It is kind of like a Bugatti Veyron - something done for technological merit. Sure there are things better looking to the eye of the beholder - I myself am a fan of the Italian offerings, and sure there might be things that are a better value - Corvette Z06 and Nissan GT-R come to mind, but it all comes down to what matters the most to you as an individual.