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post #16 of 279

I'm curious.  Seeing how good the HD800's are lauded to be, how can they be considered so fatiguing?  I'd expect a TopDog like the 800's to be silky smooth in all respects and see it as the type of headphone one would never want to take off.

 

???


Edited by beeman458 - 8/6/10 at 10:37pm
post #17 of 279
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Originally Posted by beeman458 View Post

I'm curious.  Seeing how good the HD800's are lauded to be, how can they be considered so fatiguing?  I'd expect a TopDog like the 800's to be silky smooth in all respects and see it as the type of headphone one would never want to take off.

 

???


They're not fatiguing. They're just showing that listener what the rest of his equipment sounds like.

post #18 of 279

They're not fatiguing. They're just showing that listener what the rest of his equipment sounds like.

 

Oh.

 

post #19 of 279

I want to love my hd800's.  But compared to k701, m50, hd650, AD700s, hd595, a700, triple fi10, the 800's hurt.........my EARS

post #20 of 279

I dunno about the 800 but the 650 are my headphones of choice when I want to just relax and listen to music. The Yamaha YH-100s I have are technically better than the HD650 is practically everything except soundstage width, but I still reach for my HD650s when I just wish to lie down on my bed and enjoy listening to music.

 

Both headphones need a good source and amp though. So perhaps you should look at easy to drive audiophile headphones like the DT990 or DT880 low ohm versions.
 

post #21 of 279
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Originally Posted by sondgear View Post

hi guys

i earlier used audio technica a700 n i just luvd its wide open soundstage but unfortunately my headphone died few days ago.

nw m confused between hd650 and hd800 as my next posession.

i knw hd800 is much more detailed but more detail means more fatigue as i dnt want to analyse music but want to feel it.

hd650 has narrower soundstage but can i use renowned cowon jeteffects to expand it and give more depth???


IEMs will be better in your case.look at sennheiser ie8.it has a very wide soundstage,even wider than hd650 and the sound signature is similar although the hd650 is ofcourse more refined,a bit more detailed........

 

hd650 is unlistenable through any portable source.it will sound very muddy,dark,veiled,slow,bloated bass,constricted soundstage....

k701 is more enjoyable through ipod than hd650.anyway both are not suitable for portable source.iems is the way to go in your situation imo,unless you are willing to spend another $1000 for source,amp and dac.
 

post #22 of 279

sorry i forgot to mention,  i will b using headroom dac/amp combo to power hd650/hd800 and will be using alo rx 3.5mm to3.5mm interconnect to connect cowon s9 headphone out to headroom amp.

post #23 of 279

sorry i forgot to mention,  i will b using headroom dac/amp combo to power hd650/hd800 and will be using alo rx 3.5mm to3.5mm interconnect to connect cowon s9 headphone out to headroom amp.

post #24 of 279
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Originally Posted by sondgear View Post

hi guys

i earlier used audio technica a700 n i just luvd its wide open soundstage but unfortunately my headphone died few days ago.

nw m confused between hd650 and hd800 as my next posession.

i knw hd800 is much more detailed but more detail means more fatigue as i dnt want to analyse music but want to feel it.

hd650 has narrower soundstage but can i use renowned cowon jeteffects to expand it and give more depth???



i was discussing abt cowon jeteffects but i will use headroom dac/amp combo and alo rx 3.mm interconect to connect s9 headphone out to headrom amp

post #25 of 279

post ur views guys..

cowon really inorporates some natural sounding bbe+ effects.

and tell me wat u thnk when used with hd650

n obviously i will be using amp and cardas cable upgrade

post #26 of 279
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Originally Posted by beeman458 View Post

A good HD-800 system will run around $3,000 on the low end.

 

That's what kills me when thinking about a pair of HD-800's as I'd be driving them with the Xonar STX and I'm sure the headphone police would arrest me if I tried to do that.

 

 


I have both the HD650 and the HD800.

 

I would rather have my HD800 than my HD650 even when listening through my $300 Audio-GD DAC/Amp, the HD800 sounds great. When upgrading to my StageDAC and Lehmann BCL (approximately 1200 Euro) the HD800 sounds simply amazing. Upgrading the amp to my Leben 300X the HD 800 sounds like heaven. So yes the HD800 sounds better as you spend more.  But for a modest sum,, as long as it is properly amped the HD800 is the way to go between these two.

 

 

post #27 of 279
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Originally Posted by HariBhushan View Post

I love my HD650's. Smooth, warm, and still detailed and never fatiuging. I would probably not like the HD800 since i tend to avoid bright treble at all coasts. I'm sure the HD800 trumps most mid-fi headphones, but from what i read on them,  I'll probably have mixed feelings about it and not appreciate it
 


I don't find the treble uncomfortable, and I've been listening to the HD-800 plenty since June last year.  If something produces fatigue, you're better off turning down the volume than blaming the headphones.

post #28 of 279

going from AD700 to HD800? wheres the fun in that?

post #29 of 279
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I don't find the treble uncomfortable, and I've been listening to the HD-800 plenty since June last year.  If something produces fatigue, you're better off turning down the volume than blaming the headphones.


x2 I listen to the HD800 somedays for 6 hours at a stretch while I work.

post #30 of 279
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I don't find the treble uncomfortable, and I've been listening to the HD-800 plenty since June last year.  If something produces fatigue, you're better off turning down the volume than blaming the headphones.


x3. Although I listen to the HD800 at lower volumes than what I used to listen the HD650, but that is because I found the 650 sounded quite a bit better at mid to high level volumes.

 

If anything I find the 800 transparent, not bright. But if one is used to the 650, the 800 might seem bright (in the same system). 

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