Originally Posted by pearljam5000
Well i guess i'm screwed, maybe i'll get a pair of HD800 in the future if they are close to the K1000 sonically,because they are in the same price range sort of..but not so sure because of all the contradicting reviews...
I don't think the HD800s come close to what the K1000s are capable of with a good amp. Me and fellow headfier, Gordie, spent last weekend comparing the K1000s with the HD800s. We drove the K1000 with an Audio Research VS55 tube power amp. The Senns were powered by either a Benchmark or EarMax Pro. A few weeks earlier, Gordie purchased a new RSA Raptor which he was going to bring until something went wrong with it and had to be sent back to the factory for repairs. According to Gordie, the combination of the 800s and the Raptor were nothing short of amazing but still not in the same category as the K1000s with the ARC amp.
I definitely preferred the sound of the K1000/ARC combo to the 800/Benchmark/EarMax Pro combo.
When Gordie gets the Raptor back, I'll post some more impressions.