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Last night I dreamed about listening to HD800s on a mysterious amp that displayed the real time compensated FR, and it pushed down the treble 3dB and pushed up the shelf of bass~lower mids up 5 dB, and it was glorious. I then switched to my HE500s in my dream and they sounded fake in comparison.

 

Not sure what this dream is trying to tell me.

post #4262 of 16720
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Last night I dreamed about listening to HD800s on a mysterious amp that displayed the real time compensated FR, and it pushed down the treble 3dB and pushed up the shelf of bass~lower mids up 5 dB, and it was glorious. I then switched to my HE500s in my dream and they sounded fake in comparison.

 

Not sure what this dream is trying to tell me.

What would be really cool, would be a personal eq taking the perceived CSD into consideration. Then eq for a perfectly flat CSD. I'm gonna dream about that tonight.

In theory it should be possible

post #4263 of 16720

I stand corrected. wink_face.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

+1.

 

HE-500 = super 600, and LCD-2 = super 650

 

 

post #4264 of 16720
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

What would be really cool, would be a personal eq taking the perceived CSD into consideration. Then eq for a perfectly flat CSD. I'm gonna dream about that tonight.

In theory it should be possible

You can't EQ to compensate for the decay portion of CSDs lol, just the FR portion. Then again for something that decays extremely uniformly and cleanly (e.g. HE500 or HD800) without any ringing ridges the two are equivalent for EQ purposes.

 

From personal EQ experience though, I can say EQing out a perfectly flat EQ makes the sound boring as hell; on a micro-scale (e.g. correcting peaks and valleys) EQ can be extremely potent, but on a macro scale (bass-midrange balance, etc) it really comes down to subjective to-ear preference more than anything.


Edited by jerg - 4/11/13 at 2:19pm
post #4265 of 16720
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

HE-500 = super 600, and LCD-2 = super 650

 

Brillant. This is the reason why I went with HE500's instead of the LCD2's... I already have a dark headphone ala HD650.

 

The biggest thing I can say about the HE-500 is the clarity with which I can hear the texture and timbre of all the instruments.

post #4266 of 16720

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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

20,000 HD800. Wow, Sennheiser's getting paid. Not to mention their crap load of other products. How do people find the HD800 with solid state gear? I have heard mixed opinions on this.

 

depends on the solid state, generally it only sounds good on upper tier stuff like headamp, v200, beta 22, soloist, etc.

only SS i've heard HD 800 with is the BCL, and i hated it. 

 

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Originally Posted by Stalker81598 View Post

 

The difference in experiences could be attributed to the source/amp. Right now I'm driving the HE-500 with a Magni, but I have a Lyr on the way. Won't get here until next Wednesday frown.gif

 

should be a nice improvement over the magni. ive only used my HE-500 out of the WA6-SE. 

post #4267 of 16720
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Last night I dreamed about listening to HD800s on a mysterious amp that displayed the real time compensated FR, and it pushed down the treble 3dB and pushed up the shelf of bass~lower mids up 5 dB, and it was glorious. I then switched to my HE500s in my dream and they sounded fake in comparison.

 

Not sure what this dream is trying to tell me.


That you are addicted to headphones, and now they have become an addiction that threatens to control every instance of your life, your subconscious is reaching out to you in a futile effort to rescue you from your doomed fate. Nah, just kidding your dream is just saying you need MORE headphones.

post #4268 of 16720
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

depends on the solid state, generally it only sounds good on upper tier stuff like headamp, v200, beta 22, soloist, etc.

only SS i've heard HD 800 with is the BCL, and i hated it. 

 

Any amps under say $200-$500 (tubes, solid state, hybrid or whatever) that go well with HD800. Are these hard to drive in general?

post #4269 of 16720

they are Hardish to drive, quite a bit harder than my now sold HD650's

post #4270 of 16720
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

The HD800s with the GS-X mk2 is a pretty good match.  Down right good.

 

Hmmm, I'll keep that in mind for later. Goes for around $700. Know any other amps, maybe cheaper that work well. Also I'm guessing that speaker amps like Emotiva is probably a no go?

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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

Any amps under say $200-$500 (tubes, solid state, hybrid or whatever) that go well with HD800. Are these hard to drive in general?

 

crack, WA3, Asgard 2, those are just a few off the top of my head that would do great with hd 800.

 

umm they're not hard to drive, but they're hard to get a good setup for. they can sound analytical, bright, bass light, or bland with the wrong setup. ive noticed u really do need a transparent source and a great amp to get them to really shine.

 

they're starting to even outperform my Beyer T1 with the right setup, the Hd 800 really are my best headphones.

post #4272 of 16720

hd800 are known to measure up better and better with incrementally better setups... too bad i cannot afford those or otherwise i would have gotten the hd800... a bottlehead crack might be the cheapest way to get them to perform close to their best...

post #4273 of 16720
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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post

hd800 are known to measure up better and better with incrementally better setups... too bad i cannot afford those or otherwise i would have gotten the hd800... a bottlehead crack might be the cheapest way to get them to perform close to their best...

 

yes but they scale much more. 

post #4274 of 16720
Would the HD700 or HD800 compliments the HE500 nicely?
post #4275 of 16720
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Originally Posted by snip3r77 View Post

Would the HD700 or HD800 compliments the HE500 nicely?

 

No, the 500s are too big to put the HD800 over them and take advantage of the dual driver benefits...

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