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post #61 of 116
And value for the dollar isn't part of the "game" for a HD800.. You either want top echelon or you don't
post #62 of 116
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Originally Posted by 3602 View Post
Maybe by then Senn would have made the "HD1000".
Already did.

post #63 of 116
^ Isn't there strong speculation that Sennheiser is gonna release a 'dumbed down' version of the HD800 relatively soon?
post #64 of 116
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Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
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.

jk
post #65 of 116
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Originally Posted by jdkJake View Post
Yeah, you are right. A dumb comment (and concept).

Audio will always be personnel and subjective, regardless of cost, regardless of perceived value.

jk
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.
post #66 of 116
I'm happy you are enjoying the Koss Porta Pros, koss does make very nice headphones and they are a welcomed company that fills a much needed niche. I have the koss ksc75s and they do fill a need.
post #67 of 116
Surely the Koss UR40 would be a better comparison, it has the same driver as the Portapro but is a full size can.
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post #69 of 116
This is a worthless comparison without including the best of the Koss line: the Cheesephone.
post #70 of 116
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Surely the Koss UR40 would be a better comparison, it has the same driver as the Portapro but is a full size can.
Someone needs to take up the challenge to mod their HD800 to replace the drivers with the Porta Pro drivers.
post #71 of 116
This thread is golden.
post #72 of 116
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Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
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.
No worries!

I understand the frustration with this thread. It is a ridiculous question in the first place, which, makes it's potential for discussion and debate all the more potentially interesting.

However, it appears, IMHO, ultimately way too over the top to debate.

jk
post #73 of 116
I'm assuming the PortaPro was the winner of this debate, hands down.
post #74 of 116
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Originally Posted by M3NTAL View Post
And value for the dollar isn't part of the "game" for a HD800.. You either want top echelon or you don't
Why don't people see this with luxury items like 1,000 headphones. They are made for a nich group of audiophiles who want the latest and greatest cutting edge headphone technology. They want the 'best' technology can offer them.. So, no, there is no bang for the buck type value here. Sennheiser is targetting a small but vocal group of people with deep pockets wanting a musical experience like no other.
post #75 of 116
Yep too many threads about the HD800 already, and what is even worst, to many owner peer hugging/back padding praising kind of threads (some of them even from HD800 vendors) and trust me that when this happen, I begin to really doubt about these praises, I already began my undercover research, and I have found a few very different opinions already, and from ears I do trust, but I will reserve my final veredict till I finally manage to hear them here....

That reminds me the date I joined headfi, that every other page we found guys praising the HD600...and those really hilarious discussions between Kelly and Markl...oh memories...!!!

BTW we have now also the 25th aniversary PortPro Edition, IMO a very nice looking portable and affordable headphone...that have been there for 25 years, and will be there a few more....
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