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post #271 of 684
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Originally Posted by euphorious View Post
So we can have the HD800 and HD650 at the same time and enjoy

I don't think HD800 worth 5 x HD650 , guess worth more than 3x HD650 .
(it might be an ordinary suggestion here)
Actually, the retail price of the HD 800 is only 2.5 x the retail price of the HD 650.
post #272 of 684
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Originally Posted by John Willett View Post
Actually, the retail price of the HD 800 is only 2.5 x the retail price of the HD 650.
Only suckers pay retail. I guess Senn is making suckers out of many of us.
post #273 of 684
HD800 may be costly, but they're the best sound I've ever heard. They're a bargain considering you can safely flush all your other headphones.
post #274 of 684
I agree. Seems like you can pick up a pre-owned set of HD800 around $1k nowadays. Compare that to HD650 + cable around $500. I think it's definitely worth twice the price. I used to have 3 headsets around - replaced all w a HD800 -> bliss. YMMV.
post #275 of 684
wait.. used HD800 for 1,000? Where F/S forum..
post #276 of 684
I guess the fastest Dynamic in production cost a lot..
post #277 of 684
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Originally Posted by kool bubba ice View Post
wait.. used HD800 for 1,000? Where F/S forum..
I only saw one at that price and it was in so-so condition. Otherwise they go for $1200+ usually.
post #278 of 684
Guess I got lucky - I had a saved search on Ebay for the past two months. Guy from Norcal posted barely used one for a $1k - sprang for it. I can recommend Ebay saved searches (with the usual common sense approach of course). :-)
post #279 of 684
Thread Starter 

I just bought the HD800 yesterday!!!!  I am driving it from an AMB M^3 amplifier and it sounded better than any headphone I've ever heard. But to be honest, I'd expected more from these headphones. The HD 800 sounded obviously better than my denon Ah-d2000 but imo definately not worth the extra bucks. I will be keeping these headphones but imvho, is not worth 1.4k$. 

 

Btw, I've heard many people say that the HD800 is cold and analytic, lacked bass and had a hot treble but it sounded quite warm and bassy to me. The treble was not at all hot and compare to the denon ahd2000, the denon had much much more treble which no one complained about. Can anyone confirm this? Im starting to get worried if my pair is a defect. thanks 

post #280 of 684

why do people equate flagship headphones to price vs performance? There are none.. What you get is the ultimate 'best.' For what it gives you, 1,400 seems pretty fair, but I feel 1,200 would be more viable.

post #281 of 684


 

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Originally Posted by beamthegreat View Post

I just bought the HD800 yesterday!!!!  I am driving it from an AMB M^3 amplifier and it sounded better than any headphone I've ever heard. But to be honest, I'd expected more from these headphones. The HD 800 sounded obviously better than my denon Ah-d2000 but imo definately not worth the extra bucks. I will be keeping these headphones but imvho, is not worth 1.4k$. 

 

Btw, I've heard many people say that the HD800 is cold and analytic, lacked bass and had a hot treble but it sounded quite warm and bassy to me. The treble was not at all hot and compare to the denon ahd2000, the denon had much much more treble which no one complained about. Can anyone confirm this? Im starting to get worried if my pair is a defect. thanks 

 

Is your new or used?  It need around couple hours burn in before it can sing...
 

post #282 of 684
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post


 

 

Is your new or used?  It need around couple hours burn in before it can sing...
 


That and a better amp to make it justice.. People go that big on the headphone and seem to forget to get an amp to go along with it.

Edit: the same applys for the source, which one are you using ?.


Edited by BoogieWoogie - 6/24/10 at 11:21am
post #283 of 684

Your saying an M3 is not enough to power the HD800?   Sennheiser's original demo was a DAC1.

post #284 of 684

I have owned DAC1 and not recommend DAC1/HD800 combo.  Way too clinical...

post #285 of 684

The price of audio is way overpriced across the board.  There isn't anything in audio I can't think of that isn't overpriced.   Whether it's one mp3, a CD, cables/wires, headphones or speakers.

 

Just listen and enjoy what you have and buy when you can afford it.  That's all you can do, don't dwell on whether the HD800 is overpriced.  If you can't afford it, don't worry about it.  Enjoy the HD600 or the AD900 or HFI 780.  

 

When you can afford it, buy it and enjoy it.  That's it.

 

But I think you will find those seeking headphones like HD800 are a vast minority on even Head-Fi.  Most Head-Fiers just look for something that fits their budget and listen and enjoy the music.  And once they enjoy the music, nothing else matters, they don't have the need to run out and buy the flavor of the month.  If you notice the few who do, are typically the same people on these forums for years now.  It's what they like to do, but it's no the typical headphone/music fan.


Edited by Ruffle - 6/24/10 at 12:40pm
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