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post #76 of 116
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Originally Posted by Ham Sandwich View Post
Someone needs to take up the challenge to mod their HD800 to replace the drivers with the Porta Pro drivers.
Better yet, mod the Porta Pro with HD-800 drivers. Now THERE is a challenge.
post #77 of 116
Well, looks like six specific comparison threads and one funny/sarcastic thread. For the long-anticipated new flagship model of one of the legendary headphone producers, actually seems like admirable restraint...

But it's still early (smile).
post #78 of 116
Gods this was fun! Looking through all the hd800 threads and this really made me laugh oud loud!
Thanks!
Greetings, Anouk,
post #79 of 116
haha anyone who cant hear the difference is def. if the portapros is the best you can hear then your hearing is bad. i have used both and the difference is like an 80% improvement. try the right type of amp and everything too this is a rediculous thread
post #80 of 116
Nice thread, but really folks... Need we belabor over the worthiness of these two big guns when we could instead be discussing the relative merits of the PS1000 vs. Sennheiser PX100? That's a head-to-head that I'd love to hear about!

My bet's on the latter based on ergonomics, price-point and headstage alone. ;P
post #81 of 116
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Originally Posted by Sovkiller View Post
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...!!!
Ha, the old days. I was just looking back at some of those threads the other day from around the time I started lurking around here. Those were some heated debates amongst a much smaller audience. Good stuff.
post #82 of 116
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Originally Posted by Wmcmanus View Post
And, no, the Porta Pros don't sound great--not on any system. Sure, they'll improve with a better front end and amplification, but they are what they are, and that will become immediately obvious if you ever try it (as I have with a lot of budget headphones including the KSC-75)
Hey Wmcmanus --

I completely agree with your point, if I understand it correctly.

Having skimmed this thread, and read most of the posts carefully, I think what we have here is "failure to communicate" (Removes mirror glasses, wipes forehead, smirks at Paul Newman...)

I'll get down in the dirt with anyone who wants to make an apples-to-apples comparison, such as between the Portapros and the PX100s. I love the Portapros. But c'mon everybody!! They're $40 cans!!

I understand the frustration of the OP, who may be deeply skeptical of whether nosebleed-expensive cans are **that** much better than decent, budget-priced phones (Portapros, PX100s, ER6's, etc.) But my Portapro fetish has much to do with the fact that they are as good as they are ** FOR THE MONEY**

I think you make the same point when you write "they are what they are." As much as I love my Portapros, I realize that they are not high-end cans. Great value, great as portables, but high-end? Nah.

In other words, I agree with your point, Wmcmanus: the comparison is inappropriate.
post #83 of 116
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Originally Posted by Ham Sandwich View Post
Someone needs to take up the challenge to mod their HD800 to replace the drivers with the Porta Pro drivers.
Man, I like this ....
post #84 of 116

I listen to R & B and Techno but to say  Portapros are that good is a joke, they have a nice sound but there muddy and don't even compare to other headphones, although I've not tried many.

If the expensive headphones you mention aren't as good a the portapro's then I'm going to be disappointed or maybe I'm just going to be able to save my cash.

post #85 of 116

I feel like the people in this thread are trying to make OP a troll and inturn making htem selfs failtrolls.

 

post #86 of 116

I think it was just a joke.

post #87 of 116

 The OP didn't really seem like a joke, a bit sarcastic but reading it he seemed to be trying to get at the point that more money does not = better product. That's just what I thought I have yet to have my morning coffee.

post #88 of 116
i think OP is just trying to point out large no. of comparison threads eg comparison of hd800 with other headphones.
post #89 of 116

I think the OP was being sarcastic - for the sake of starting a fun thread. 

 

But you can tell from his detailed comments that he feels there's some truth in his basic point.  And I'd have to say that I wholeheartedly agree.  I've been involved in this hobby for 8 years now and I've tried out my fair share of decent cans.  Despite the rather huge (and somewhat embarassing) volume of test units that have come and gone, I find myself constantly gravitating back to 3.....my ATH-W1000 woodies, my HD800 for classical and chamber music, and my Koss Porta Pros for easy, relaxed fun.  The supposed drop in sound quality just isn't enough for me to toss my Porta Pros.  I have 3 sets of them, all taken off their headbands and used with earclips.  They sound great out of nearly anything I plug them into, they're perfectly comfortable, they image really well, their additive in their signature in just the right way, and they cost next to nothing. 

 

How can you beat that? 

post #90 of 116


 

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Originally Posted by khatch View Post

I think the OP was being sarcastic - for the sake of starting a fun thread. 

 

But you can tell from his detailed comments that he feels there's some truth in his basic point.  And I'd have to say that I wholeheartedly agree.  I've been involved in this hobby for 8 years now and I've tried out my fair share of decent cans.  Despite the rather huge (and somewhat embarassing) volume of test units that have come and gone, I find myself constantly gravitating back to 3.....my ATH-W1000 woodies, my HD800 for classical and chamber music, and my Koss Porta Pros for easy, relaxed fun.  The supposed drop in sound quality just isn't enough for me to toss my Porta Pros.  I have 3 sets of them, all taken off their headbands and used with earclips.  They sound great out of nearly anything I plug them into, they're perfectly comfortable, they image really well, their additive in their signature in just the right way, and they cost next to nothing. 

 

How can you beat that? 

that's kind of the point I was trying to make more money does not make a better product all of the time, you use *arguably* two of the finest headphones in the world, and yet also go back to the porta pros.
 

 

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