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post #7021 of 18030
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Not to dis the HD800 or anything but for my personal taste, I was not impressed with the HD800 at the CA meet yesterday.  Whether or not the big studio 6 is good pairing with HD800, I am not sure.

i know that is the he-500 thread and sorry for this but i had two hd-800. sincerely i prefer the he-500 and save some €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€

post #7022 of 18030

i much prefer HD 800 though i really enjoy my HE-500 as well, and it hasn't been sold despite owning several other more expensive headphones biggrin.gif

post #7023 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i much prefer HD 800 though i really enjoy my HE-500 as well, and it hasn't been sold despite owning several other more expensive headphones biggrin.gif

of course i rspect this: every head, every taste....

i sold mine because i´m a "just one headphone" man biggrin.gif

post #7024 of 18030
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of course i rspect this: every head, every taste....

i sold mine because i´m a "just one headphone" man biggrin.gif

 

would be so much cheaper if i could still do the one headphone thing...

 

like when i only owned HD 650 and a cheap budget amp

post #7025 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

would be so much cheaper if i could still do the one headphone thing...

 

like when i only owned HD 650 and a cheap budget amp

we are who we decide.is the right choice to only one headphone as well as the possibility to have more headphones depending on the music

post #7026 of 18030
I have both HE-500 and HD 800 and at the moment I like them about equally. I'm sure a winner will emerge over time, though.
post #7027 of 18030

i prefer hd 800 as i like immersive music which could use a large soundstage... i like music all around me and all that stuff... he500 are great though and i am not gonna sell them... i have given up on upgrading now, a huge waste of energy and a huge waste of life, infact

post #7028 of 18030
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Originally Posted by alota View Post

we are who we decide. is the right choice to only one headphone as well as the possibility to have more headphones depending on the music

 

+1

 

Some find collecting very rewarding. Some find discovering only that "one" rewarding as well. Thankfully neither of the two choices is wrong. 

post #7029 of 18030
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Originally Posted by alota View Post

we are who we decide. is the right choice to only one headphone as well as the possibility to have more headphones depending on the music

 

+1

 

Some find collecting very rewarding. Some find discovering only that "one" rewarding as well. Thankfully neither of the two choices is wrong. 

Though I'm sure manufacturers prefer the collectors :)

post #7030 of 18030
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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post

i prefer hd 800 as i like immersive music which could use a large soundstage... i like music all around me and all that stuff... he500 are great though and i am not gonna sell them... i have given up on upgrading now, a huge waste of energy and a huge waste of life, infact

and money, Im selling mine, and I am infact probably going to downgrade or side grade and leave it at that. 

post #7031 of 18030
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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post

i prefer hd 800 as i like immersive music which could use a large soundstage... i like music all around me and all that stuff... he500 are great though and i am not gonna sell them... i have given up on upgrading now, a huge waste of energy and a huge waste of life, infact

 

I too like the HD800, because I'm a masochist, and don't want to hear in 4 years time tongue.gif

post #7032 of 18030
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i much prefer HD 800 though i really enjoy my HE-500 as well, and it hasn't been sold despite owning several other more expensive headphones biggrin.gif

It was weird that I was just not receptive to the sound of the HD800.  I tried it with most of the amps at the meet which are quite high end ones.

I really wanted it to sound good for my taste so I can justify buying it as my next purchase :) but it just didn't happen for me.  But then, I found a modded W1000x and a DT880 600 Ohms very enjoyable and suitable for what I am after.

post #7033 of 18030
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

It was weird that I was just not receptive to the sound of the HD800.  I tried it with most of the amps at the meet which are quite high end ones.

I really wanted it to sound good for my taste so I can justify buying it as my next purchase :) but it just didn't happen for me.  But then, I found a modded W1000x and a DT880 600 Ohms very enjoyable and suitable for what I am after.

Maybe you simply prefer a hefty bottom end and intimate midrange, neither of which HD800s offer (relatively speaking), despite all their strengths in other aspects of sound quality.

post #7034 of 18030
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

I too like the HD800, because I'm a masochist, and don't want to hear in 4 years time tongue.gif

 

Don't let other HD800 owners hear that - it could be taken as criticism. In other words, you most definitely have a poor source and/or amp. 

post #7035 of 18030
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Maybe you simply prefer a hefty bottom end and intimate midrange, neither of which HD800s offer (relatively speaking), despite all their strengths in other aspects of sound quality.

Jerg, I thought about that too but then I still like my Q701 very much.  Most people would say the Q701 and HD800 share somewhat similar sound signature with the HD800 being the better one of course.  I probably have to wait till a local head-fier's HD800 come in next week and try it again at home in a more relaxing, familiar environment.

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