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post #1096 of 1513

QC must be it. There are sooo many contradicting opinions on the B&Ws.

post #1097 of 1513
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 

I have an S4i for casual out-around-town listening that I've had for years, and I've never bothered to get something better after my old Westone 3 was broken. They're not terrible, but they're certainly not worth the asking price.

 

I wouldn't have had too much of a problem with them, but unfortunately i can't take sibilance too well. It's also the sad reason why i had to return the he-400. As good as they are, that super treble was just painful.

post #1098 of 1513
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I wouldn't have had too much of a problem with them, but unfortunately i can't take sibilance too well. It's also the sad reason why i had to return the he-400. As good as they are, that super treble was just painful.

 

To you, the HD800 has less painful treble than the HE 400 ? Interesting to hear, I was actually scared of trying the HD800 because of that.

post #1099 of 1513

The HD800 treble is amongst the best of all headphones ever made. HE-400 treble is an unrefined mess in comparison. The only thing you should be scared of is turning up the HD800 too loud when you hear how clear and controlled they are. HE-400 will force you to dial down the volume control quite quickly.

post #1100 of 1513
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To you, the HD800 has less painful treble than the HE 400 ? Interesting to hear, I was actually scared of trying the HD800 because of that.

 

The hd800's treble peak isn't in the sibilance region, while the he-400's peak is indeed a grand mess like kyle said. I got the he-400 so i can listen to popular music, which was a bad idea since most of them are horribly recorded.

post #1101 of 1513

The HD 800's are VERY sibilant if paired with the incorrect amp.

 

The worst IEM's I've ever heard (for the money, value wise) is the Ultimate Ears UE900. Way too sibilant, horrible midrange. What the heck happened after Jerry Harvey sold UE to logitech?? Or maybe I just got a defective pair. 

post #1102 of 1513
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The HD800 treble is amongst the best of all headphones ever made. HE-400 treble is an unrefined mess in comparison. The only thing you should be scared of is turning up the HD800 too loud when you hear how clear and controlled they are. HE-400 will force you to dial down the volume control quite quickly.
Well versed in the electrostat world? Some stats really have treble to die for..
post #1103 of 1513

Stat treble is very silky. HD800 treble is special in its own way by virtue of its great air and resolution (just look at how low its measured distortion is in the upper treble. It wouldn't have such great imaging without the qualities its treble possesses.

post #1104 of 1513
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Stat treble is very silky. HD800 treble is special in its own way by virtue of its great air and resolution (just look at how low its measured distortion is in the upper treble. It wouldn't have such great imaging without the qualities its treble possesses.

Yeah, the hd800 is a technical marvel and one of the few dynamics that I think can rival properly constructed 'stats in technicalities. It's kinda funny how the hd800 measurements are almost in a completely different league compared to pretty much any other dynamic headphone in production today.

post #1105 of 1513

The HD800 was truly a feat of engineering, and a big financial investment for Sennheiser. They set out to create the zenith of all dynamic headphones, and the succeeded. Even a few years into the HD800's production, there's no other dynamic-driver headphone that beats it for resolution or soundstage. It was radically different from other dynamic headphones for a reason.

post #1106 of 1513

I think the T1 is a better dynamic headphone than the HD800, it has smoother treble but they were plagued by quality control problems in the earlier models.

post #1107 of 1513

AD700,,,

post #1108 of 1513
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Originally Posted by EtyFan View Post
 

I think the T1 is a better dynamic headphone than the HD800, it has smoother treble but they were plagued by quality control problems in the earlier models.

What about AKG1000 :D

post #1109 of 1513

Haven't tried the AKG K1000, though I wish I could have.

My favorite AKG is still the K501. Amazing headphone.

post #1110 of 1513
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 

The HD800 was truly a feat of engineering, and a big financial investment for Sennheiser. They set out to create the zenith of all dynamic headphones, and the succeeded. Even a few years into the HD800's production, there's no other dynamic-driver headphone that beats it for resolution or soundstage. It was radically different from other dynamic headphones for a reason.

 

Exactly why I chose HD800 over the K812 and T1. 

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