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post #16396 of 18746
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In my opinion, HD800 may at times sound artificial solely because of its transparency. It does not have any house sound signature, it's so transparent some may perceive it as artificial IMO. If you are looking for more soundstage and better imaging, HD800 won't fail you. But if you are looking for 'meatiness' and musicality, LCD-2 or 3 would be a better choice. I've never listened to the LCD-3, but the LCD-2 is so musical I found myself thinking about it at times, even when listening to the HD800.

 

 

Simply put, no, HD800 will not give you the Sennheiser house sound.


I will not say HD800 is artificial, but I do agree it it very transparent.

The fact that it is transparent, makes it good to transfer all the information contains in the recording  to your ear. If the recording itself is a masterpiece, it will sound lively with full emotions. If your amp is powerful enough, the phone can be "bassy" or "fast" depends on the mood of the recording. Because the phone itself is "tasteless", it makes the original flavor of the recording stands out more easily. It makes you enjoying the music more compare to the the phone itself.

 

There is nothing wrong with added coloring and flavor to the headphone which do make many recordings sounds better to your ears. However, I guess I am the type of guy that willing to spend more time to find a better recording instead of "better" phone for the same recording. 

 

This is just some different approach I want to share.

 

P.S.

I was also looking for a close phone for my office. LCD-XC looks promising, but do they make it more comfortable?

Dont count on it.

post #16397 of 18746

The only 'wow' effect I got from my HD800 was from its soundstage, its scary good. 

 

Other than the soundstage and its comfort scale, I found the HD800 to be a tad boring.

post #16398 of 18746
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Dont count on it.


lol,I I guess I have to wait for STAX or Koss or Sennheiser to make a closer phone~~~~

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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

The only 'wow' effect I got from my HD800 was from its soundstage, its scary good. 

 

Other than the soundstage and its comfort scale, I found the HD800 to be a tad boring.


yep, most of the time, nothing stands out of this phone.

But, it is like cigarets, once you get use to it, it is very hard to get yourself off the hook.

Lots of times, you have to train your ear to look for those small easy to miss difference, once you notice they are there, it is impossible to live without them~~~

 

Or, you will still end up hating the phone regardless.

 

Headfi is personal. There is no right or wrong answers.

It's like, personally I really do not like the sound and design of  Grado. I think they only worth 1/10 of its listing price. There is no real development cost or technology behind it.

However, I cannot say that the phone is junk and people like it are stupid. No, there is a reason for people to say those things and I think they are perfectly valid points. 

 

So, I think HD800 is boring, and I am just a person like boring sound. (Well, I guess I might need some LCD excitement soon~~~)

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The only 'wow' effect I got from my HD800 was from its soundstage, its scary good. 

 

Other than the soundstage and its comfort scale, I found the HD800 to be a tad boring.

I agree sooo much 

post #16401 of 18746

I find the HD800 a picky headphone however. I've heard it through a variety of amplifiers and found it came alive with Decware amplification.

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I have put the HD800 through these amps Magni,Vali,Valhalla ,Bottlehead Crack and speedball,DNA Sonett,Phonitor,Gs-x2 and beta 22 and if i was forced to use the HD800 it would be with the Bottlehead Crack and speedball  or the GGS-X2 These amps brought some life to the Headphone and yet kept all of its other qualities. Added a bit more lower end presences to the sound which i think i needed a bit more.


Edited by lord_tris - 1/2/14 at 12:30pm
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Tis why I've become addicted to the HE-6
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Despite my dislikes of the HD800, I have to admit, they are capable of exhibiting relentless speed.
Edited by DarKen23 - 1/2/14 at 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by Destroysall View Post
 

I find the HD800 a picky headphone however. I've heard it through a variety of amplifiers and found it came alive with Decware amplification.

+1

 

The HD800's love the CSP2+ and CSP3+ amps. Very nice with the Taboo MK III as well!

post #16406 of 18746

There are a couple mods out there for the HD800s which make then sound so much better.  Well to my ears anyway.  I forget exactly which mod it was but it was bassier and the treble was less peaky while still retaining its wonderful imaging and soundstage. If you find the HD800s boring that might be an option.  

 

Also a side note but I don't think sennhieser has a "house" sound.  All of their headphones sound different.  

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There are a couple mods out there for the HD800s which make then sound so much better.  Well to my ears anyway.  I forget exactly which mod it was but it was bassier and the treble was less peaky while still retaining its wonderful imaging and soundstage. If you find the HD800s boring that might be an option.  

 

Also a side note but I don't think sennhieser has a "house" sound.  All of their headphones sound different.  


What they said will be the HD650 sound that all their mid tire and low tire followed~~~

Warn and bassy~~

post #16408 of 18746
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

There are a couple mods out there for the HD800s which make then sound so much better.  Well to my ears anyway.  I forget exactly which mod it was but it was bassier and the treble was less peaky while still retaining its wonderful imaging and soundstage. If you find the HD800s boring that might be an option.  

Also a side note but I don't think sennhieser has a "house" sound.  All of their headphones sound different.  
I believe you are referring to the anax mod (forgive me if I misspelled it).

While you may get just a flick of more bass, I felt that it came with the cost of slightly collapsed soundstage. For me, that was a big 'no-no' on the HD800.
post #16409 of 18746
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I believe you are referring to the anax mod (forgive me if I misspelled it).

While you may get just a flick of more bass, I felt that it came with the cost of slightly collapsed soundstage. For me, that was a big 'no-no' on the HD800.

This was a modded Anax mod if I remember correctly.  I think it was Purrin, a member on the forums, who let me listen to it and it was something he developed.  I don't know but I remember it sounded good.  

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I think I'm lucky that I discovered synergy with vintage amps and the HD800. Warmth, detail, smoothness. Couldn't ask for anything more :D Well, until I hear anything better that is.

 


Edited by LugBug1 - 1/2/14 at 2:58pm
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