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post #286 of 684

 It just seems that some here are looking for a religious experience when they slide them on....the hand of God reaching down evoking them to speak in tongues or something. For me,  it is clearly the best Ive heard.  That IS worth $1400.  Unfortunately, I can't afford that right now.

post #287 of 684

The HD800 is technically very impressive, but my 100 dollar Sextetts have more soul.  IM (limited) E

post #288 of 684

From his sig, it looks like he's feeding his M^3 with a MacBook; I'd say try it with a different source, the HD800's are very revealing of everything in the signal path, from source thru to amp.

 

"Home rig: Macbook pro 13 -> Amb m^3 -> HD 800 "
 

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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 ?.

post #289 of 684

I have the HD800, the PS1000 and the T1.  Each is great in some area.

 

The HD800 is really fast and has a luxurious soundstage.  Imaging and placement are terrific.  The HD800 is amazingly revealing, so much so that I not only hear off-mic coughs and comments but even stuff I'd never have thought about.  My craziest revelation was Jimi Hendrix snorking some snot, off-mic, on Foxy Lady.  I always thought the cough came from the drag off that cigarette but the HD800 reveals otherwise.

 

The PS1000, with its HF extension and filter-free Grado sound, lacks the sense of soundstage I get from the HD800, though it also feels like there's nothing between me and the music.  It costs $,1700.

 

The T1 is a neutral can, like the HD800, with a warmer sound signature and a smaller soundstage.  It has a very sweet presentation, though the mids are not as lush as ton he HD800.  It costs $1,300.

 

I don't have a favorite headphone but I love the HD800 - WHICH I PUMP THROUGH MY M^3 WITH STEPS.  The M^3 has plenty of power but mine has a variable bass boost.  If I get a track which seems overly cold or lacking in thump, I just dial up the bass.  The sound is so good, there are tracks on which you'll practically crap your pants.

 

Bring extra underwear.

post #290 of 684
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The HD800 is technically very impressive, but my 100 dollar Sextetts have more soul.  IM (limited) E


Yes, they are technically impressive compare to the Sextetts : )

post #291 of 684

 

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The HD800 is technically very impressive, but my 100 dollar Sextetts have more soul.  IM (limited) E


So do my SR60. 

post #292 of 684
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Bring extra underwear.


This should be a warning for CanJam next year.  That would be funny

post #293 of 684

Yes.   So are the T1's. 

 

These should both be closer to a grand.

 

This is 'we'll nail people because it's a luxury item' pricing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #294 of 684
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Originally Posted by Jodet View Post

Yes.   So are the T1's. 

 

These should both be closer to a grand.

 

This is 'we'll nail people because it's a luxury item' pricing.

 

 

Yeah.  My puncture wound has healed nicely... thanks.

Now  I can enjoy these HD800's to the fullest.  The wound was worth it.
 

post #295 of 684
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Yeah.  My puncture wound has healed nicely... thanks.

Now  I can enjoy these HD800's to the fullest.  The wound was worth it.
 

Worth it for me too.
 

post #296 of 684
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Originally Posted by elbuzzard View Post
 That IS worth $1400.  Unfortunately, I can't afford that right now.


Ya, I did afford them, but I don't get to live in the Santa Cruz Mountains like you, and I have looked into it over the years.  Very nice.

 

Edit-and yes they are worth it.-see below......

 

current set up-Macbook Pro with Amarra Mini->PSaudio Digital Link highly modified->Eddie Current Zana Duex OLT->HD800 with full size DHC Complement Recable.


Edited by dallan - 6/24/10 at 10:58pm
post #297 of 684

of course the HD800 are worth the money... provided you have the money to spend, and enjoy their sound signature :D 

post #298 of 684

Overpriced for what it is, and that's why you're starting to see them on the FS lately, I'd consider buying one if.

 

A. It came in black.

B. I had a job.

 

But then again i could get some brilliant speakers for the same price, which would surely beat them in performance and sound stage.


Edited by Kuze - 6/25/10 at 12:43am
post #299 of 684

If you can't afford the HD800, take a look at the HD600.  If the HF2 is a "baby PS1000," the HD600 is a "baby HD800."

post #300 of 684
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If you can't afford the HD800, take a look at the HD600.  If the HF2 is a "baby PS1000," the HD600 is a "baby HD800."



what do you mean, where does it stand when compared to HD650 and HD800

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