If you had already realized that it was in jest and someone had already commented regarding "strong emotions", then perhaps re-iterating the same thing won't do anyone good. Or maybe you don't believe that it was in jest. And if there's one thing that I've learnt in life, it is that explanations are largely useless. But I guess we all are different.
I know I won't upgrade my source chain at the moment, so perhaps when I get the HD800 I'll get a motivation to upgrade my source chain one by one. I'm not aware of any Sennheiser showrooms that have an HD800 for auditions, guess I need to look closely. /puts on sherlock glasses
I assume you already have an HD800, any recommendations for a VFM gearing for it?
To be honest: No, I did not like the comment when I first read it...with the bold letters and no emoticons, it seemed like an outpour of strong emotions. But, I took it in stride.
And I had to write about it once, to establish that it was unwelcome.
Anyway, let's leave it here and not talk about it anymore>> agreed?
About the HD800: No, I do not own one, because when I auditioned it about 7~8 months ago, I did not like it much then; and instead went for the HD650. Kindly note that the HD800 was being driven by the Lehmann BCL amp, so it was definitely being driven efficiently.
If you are asking for suggestions for dac/amp for the HD800, you should start by telling us your requirement for portable or desktop gear.
I would like to add something:
Please do not purchase the HD800, simply because it is the flagship headphone from Sennheiser, and you are getting it for a killer price.
I know a few people, who did the same and weren't happy; and had to go about selling them and going another route >> A friend of my brother, got a pair of HD800 for 48k, which was a demo pair from a Sennheiser showroom; and sold it back to the showroom for a loss, within a week. He then got himself a pair of HE-500, and the rest is history...
There are so many headphones out there, that will provide you the same amount of satisfaction and enjoyment, maybe even more! at less than half of its price.
But, if you are convinced from reading reviews, that you would like its sound signature, please go ahead and purchase one.
Just my 2 cents...
Edited by BadBoySimran - 4/2/14 at 2:46am