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Why oh why do these 800s suck so bad?

post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 

On the other hand, I really like the HD600's, and the T1's.....

post #2 of 45

Personal preference, I love the 800s, just sayin'..

post #3 of 45

Define "suck"...

post #4 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mariusz22 View Post

Define "suck"...



Bright, irritating, fatiguing. 

post #5 of 45

Sell the HD800's and get the LCD-2's

 

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Bright, irritating, fatiguing. 

post #6 of 45

Dislike 6k peak instead of 8.6k peak.

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Thread Starter 
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Dislike 6k peak instead of 8.6k peak.


Hey, I'm old (38), so probably just can't hear the 8.6 peak :P

post #8 of 45

I thought the peak of the HD600 is at 1.7k, the 8.6k peak is much smaller. 
 

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Originally Posted by Trysaeder View Post

Dislike 6k peak instead of 8.6k peak.


If you can't hear that, you'd probably won't hear much else. 
 

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Hey, I'm old (38), so probably just can't hear the 8.6 peak :P


Edited by Danz03 - 10/21/10 at 11:05pm
post #9 of 45

you don't like your music laid out on a cold metal operating table in a cleanroom to be dissected and analyzed for signs of life? 

post #10 of 45
Let's get the usual responses out of the way:

1. You need to upgrade your amp
2. You need to upgrade your source
3. There's something wrong with your hearing
4. The HD-800 isn't for you

I'm going with number four
post #11 of 45

I do think they are bright, irritating, and fatiguing to listen to for some types of music, notably dance and hip-hop. But they are very good for listening to classical, jazz, acoustic and New Age, I think, general the kind of music that doesn't have a lot of unusually high frequency contents in the mix. tisb0b is right though, you should sell them and get a pair of LCD-2s. 

post #12 of 45

The normal peak is at around 8.5k, whereas the HD800 has a peak at 6-6.5k, which is very 'hot'.

post #13 of 45

wow... if so then donate the hd800 to me XD

 

but srsly... the hd800 is very picky. a good amp is HIGHLY required to pair with it.

post #14 of 45

some will disagree, but recabling may help. however i think u.erik is right - it ain't yer cuppa tea. if you prefer 600s and t1s why not go with those?

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Originally Posted by tisb0b View Post

Sell the HD800's and get the LCD-2's

 


 


X2 on this. Sounds like you'd enjoy the sound signature of the LCD2.

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