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kids too :biggrin:. The editor always corrects the word ! Yep, I mean the mids. Cost is $212 (don't ask me how they price these things).

very good price for the accessories you got with them. now you can hang them around your backpack and carry them with you everywhere or you can use the chain and put it around your shoulders (i would strongly suggest you against that)  haha

your choice :D


Edited by xoriac - 4/7/14 at 7:48am
post #392 of 2394
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Sir :biggrin:, did you audition the 800 ? 

 

Not yet.... :-(

 

According to what info I have gathered over the past few days, there is a single pair of HD800 rotating among the Sennheiser showrooms/offices in the Delhi-NCR region, for auditioning purposes. And currently, that pair is in Noida. 

The person responsible for making the audition possible, says that it could take a few more days for the headphone to arrive in Gurgaon. So, I am hoping that by the end of this week, we could be able to audition the HD800. And I'll definitely report back here...

post #393 of 2394
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Not yet.... :-(

 

According to what info I have gathered over the past few days, there is a single pair of HD800 rotating among the Sennheiser showrooms/offices in the Delhi-NCR region, for auditioning purposes. And currently, that pair is in Noida. 

The person responsible for making the audition possible, says that it could take a few more days for the headphone to arrive in Gurgaon. So, I am hoping that by the end of this week, we could be able to audition the HD800. And I'll definitely report back here...

What sort of a SQ are you expecting to get with the 800? Sometimes, it's important to keep expectations properly anchored. Or, are you going to hear it with an open mind ? Just curious since I bought the 800 with a certain expectation and the 800 has more than surpassed that expectation. I'm now chasing down the "perfect amp" :mad:

post #394 of 2394
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post
 

What sort of a SQ are you expecting to get with the 800? Sometimes, it's important to keep expectations properly anchored. Or, are you going to hear it with an open mind ? Just curious since I bought the 800 with a certain expectation and the 800 has more than surpassed that expectation. I'm now chasing down the "perfect amp" :mad:

Actually, I am looking for a more balanced and neutral sound, but with inoffensive treble....something that could complement the LCDs.

Moreover, with certain classical music that I listen to, I would love a headphone that could provide a wide soundstage and good imaging -- something I've heard the HD800 excels at >>right?

 

As I mentioned before, I have auditioned the HD800 sometime in the past, but did not like them much then.

However, my musical tastes have expanded/refined/matured over the last year or so ;)...so I wouldn't be surprised if I like them this time around :D

 

It's good to know that you are loving your HD800!

"now chasing down the perfect amp" >> :veryevil: hehe...what this hobby does to our wallets!

So, how would you rank the HD800 among all your other headphones??

post #395 of 2394
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Originally Posted by BadBoySimran View Post
 

Actually, I am looking for a more balanced and neutral sound, but with inoffensive treble....something that could complement the LCDs.

Moreover, with certain classical music that I listen to, I would love a headphone that could provide a wide soundstage and good imaging -- something I've heard the HD800 excels at >>right?

 

As I mentioned before, I have auditioned the HD800 sometime in the past, but did not like them much then.

However, my musical tastes have expanded/refined/matured over the last year or so ;)...so I wouldn't be surprised if I like them this time around :D

 

It's good to know that you are loving your HD800!

"now chasing down the perfect amp" >> :veryevil: hehe...what this hobby does to our wallets!

So, how would you rank the HD800 among all your other headphones??

Classical music and Hd800 go very well together ! the People have been known to be turned off by the treble but I use a tube amp so the end effect is just right. The more I listen to the 800, I wonder why I avoided it for 2 years (I was put off by reports on the treble). This HP will reach very low if the music calls for it.

 

In terms of ranking, geez you got me: I'll try

 

1. Stax SR 007 mk1

2. LCD-3

3. HD 800

4. Fostex TH 900

5. LCD - XC

 

This could change over time, who knows.

post #396 of 2394
If you really want to turn India into audiophiles. Grab a bunch of Grados SR80i's made in Brooklyn NY for 99$ US. And find out just how good headphones can sound on a US buck. You will never hear music the same.
post #397 of 2394
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If you really want to turn India into audiophiles. Grab a bunch of Grados SR80i's made in Brooklyn NY for 99$ US. And find out just how good headphones can sound on a US buck. You will never hear music the same.

I hear you. The SR80i is a great entry-level HP. I quickly moved on to the SR 325is (which I still have). Now this is where I thought Grado lost the plot for my tastes (treble issues) so I made the move into the planars.
post #398 of 2394
Toucher mon ami. Good responce. Obviously you must still have full range of hearing. I'm finding that while my hearing is still good I'm loosing to treebles the older I get. Bassy headphone drown out the treeblesand make meake crank them up to loud.
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Toucher mon ami. Good responce. Obviously you must still have full range of hearing. I'm finding that while my hearing is still good I'm loosing to treebles the older I get. Bassy headphone drown out the treeblesand make meake crank them up to loud.

Merci beaucoup. You can't be older than me :wink:. They call me sir around here :biggrin:

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On a more serious note, I find that the HD800 delivers all the treble I need to hear and enjoy. I owned the HE400 at one point and that was really the peak of treble (IMO) but amazingly, the V-shaped nature of the 400 did not bother me that much. I guess I have a thing for powerful bass and treble at the same time. The mids were really sucked out though. With the Grados, I find the mids are still forward, giving it the forward SQ.

post #401 of 2394
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I hear you. The SR80i is a great entry-level HP. I quickly moved on to the SR 325is (which I still have). Now this is where I thought Grado lost the plot for my tastes (treble issues) so I made the move into the planars.

 

Just a quick note, the 325is is much more sparkly than the SR80i, or even the SR225i. However, the SR325i/325is isn't the beginning of a different sound. The RS1i sounds a lot more like a highly refined SR225i with more bass and a more detailed mid-range, rather than a 325.

 

On a completely different note, is anyone in India offering balanced cables for the HD650, or my only choice is getting them from abroad? I'm looking for an affordable set (under 175$)

post #402 of 2394
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Just a quick note, the 325is is much more sparkly than the SR80i, or even the SR225i. However, the SR325i/325is isn't the beginning of a different sound.
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On a completely different note, is anyone in India offering balanced cables for the HD650, or my only choice is getting them from abroad? I'm looking for an affordable set (under 175$)
Well, that's what I said about the 325is; the treble put me off a bit and I have issues with the fit as well. You will need to get balanced cables from the UK or US. Try Toxic Cables in the UK. The guy is very good as are his products. I have the Toxic Silver Poison (I believe) for the 650. Very good cable.
post #403 of 2394

hello everyone, i am from west bengal.:) 

post #404 of 2394
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post


Well, that's what I said about the 325is; the treble put me off a bit and I have issues with the fit as well. You will need to get balanced cables from the UK or US. Try Toxic Cables in the UK. The guy is very good as are his products. I have the Toxic Silver Poison (I believe) for the 650. Very good cable.


Thanks for the information sir. Will check this out. I believe someone was referring to the toxic cables on another thread, will try to dig and read.

And yes, the Grado fit hurts my ears as well. I washed the pads in warm soapy water, and this did soften them up, but I need to give my ears a break every 20 min. The Audio Technica's are extremely comfortable, perhaps the most that I have tried, they vie with the D7000 for that spot.

 

Just checked the toxic site, there seems to be no way to configure the cables to terminate to XLR, they are all single ended.


Edited by Vandal - 4/9/14 at 9:07pm
post #405 of 2394
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Thanks for the information sir. Will check this out. I believe someone was referring to the toxic cables on another thread, will try to dig and read.

And yes, the Grado fit hurts my ears as well. I washed the pads in warm soapy water, and this did soften them up, but I need to give my ears a break every 20 min. The Audio Technica's are extremely comfortable, perhaps the most that I have tried, they vie with the D7000 for that spot.

 



You're welcome. The ATH is a very good fit for me as well. I've gotta tell you though, the Fostex TH 900 and the HD 800 are the most comfortable fit thus far for me.
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