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post #796 of 1600
Sophia, tubes have about 10hours on them.
post #797 of 1600
yeah give them a while to burn in
post #798 of 1600

Semi off topic.

 

Best headphones to run off the WA6 and WA6-SE?

I *sadly* only have the experience of running the HD-650 off my WA6 and currently can not imagin anything sounding better atsmile.gif I am also very happy that it is tax return time in Australia which can be read as "Shopping for new cans time in Australia"

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Originally Posted by Autobat View Post

Semi off topic.

 

Best headphones to run off the WA6 and WA6-SE?

I *sadly* only have the experience of running the HD-650 off my WA6 and currently can not imagin anything sounding better atsmile.gif I am also very happy that it is tax return time in Australia which can be read as "Shopping for new cans time in Australia"


Well it's just too bad you're in Sydney. Missing out on all the demo opportunities at Addicted to Audio, Jaben and Noisy Motel....wink.gif
 

To answer you question though, HD 800 out of the WA6 is so very sexy.

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Originally Posted by Autobat View Post

Semi off topic.

 

Best headphones to run off the WA6 and WA6-SE?

I *sadly* only have the experience of running the HD-650 off my WA6 and currently can not imagin anything sounding better atsmile.gif I am also very happy that it is tax return time in Australia which can be read as "Shopping for new cans time in Australia"

As mentioned above, HD800 is pretty alright with the WA6-SE and actually liking the Mullard GZ34 + Westinghouse 6DR7 combination. Doesn't have the bass slam as compared to the 6FD7 but liked the warmer and laid back tone it offers.

 

Audez'e LCD2/3 & Hifiman HE-500 should also do fine but I do personally prefer the HE-500 driven by a solid state amp (on my Burson Soloist that is)tongue_smile.gif

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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post


Well it's just too bad you're in Sydney. Missing out on all the demo opportunities at Addicted to Audio, Jaben and Noisy Motel....wink.gif
 

To answer you question though, HD 800 out of the WA6 is so very sexy.

 

Would you say the bass is more prominent on the 650 or 800 out of the WA6?

post #802 of 1600
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post

 

To answer you question though, HD 800 out of the WA6 is so very sexy.

 

+1 for HD800s.  Mine are driven by WA6SE.  Also have D7000s.

 

Not sure which would be the "best."  It's truly to personal taste and situations.  HD800s sound phenomenal with DSD source, very clean mids+highs and punching bass.  Gaming, movies, pop musics, D7000s are great.  I switch between the two quite a bit.  

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Originally Posted by Autobat View Post

Semi off topic.

 

Best headphones to run off the WA6 and WA6-SE?

I *sadly* only have the experience of running the HD-650 off my WA6 and currently can not imagin anything sounding better atsmile.gif I am also very happy that it is tax return time in Australia which can be read as "Shopping for new cans time in Australia"

 

HD 650, K701/2, LCD-2, Denon D7000, Fostex TH-900, those are the best i've noticed to pair good with WA6-SE. ive heard several other reports of good synergy with these headphones from other members as well. 

 

T1 isn't very good with WA6-SE, too brittle and SS sounding, HD 800 is decent but requires good tubes, HE-500 as well, lower beyer and grados are good as well but nothing amazing (though i did enjoy the RS1i quite a bit from the WA6-SE). 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 7/16/13 at 2:34pm
post #804 of 1600
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Would you say the bass is more prominent on the 650 or 800 out of the WA6?


If by prominent you mean amount of bass slam and general phat sound, then 650. However, the bass on the 800 is much more precise and in my opinion, one of the most accurate presentation of bass (which is definitely not the same as LCD2/3 bass). 

More boom boom = 650
Precise boom boom = 800

post #805 of 1600

800 has more slam than hd 650 i think. the bass feels bigger cause of the bigger drivers. the bass seems more impressive, even if its not super boomy. it has a nice tight punch to it.

post #806 of 1600
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post


Well it's just too bad you're in Sydney. Missing out on all the demo opportunities at Addicted to Audio, Jaben and Noisy Motel....wink.gif

 
To answer you question though, HD 800 out of the WA6 is so very sexy.

I like the guys at addicted to audio. They have provided a lot of advice via email and turned me towards my first Amp the MF HPA M1, a great piece of kit!

HD800 are in the running along side the T1s. Ooh the choices, the choices!
post #807 of 1600
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More boom boom = 650

Precise boom boom = 800

Best review I have read for a long time! biggrin.gif
post #808 of 1600
So these are the finalists:

HD800
HE-500
LCD2
T1

I'm leaning towards HE-500 or LCD2 as own a set of HD650's and T70's so interested in hearing a different manufacturer, however, the HD800's do get a lot of praise from you guys.

I have a feeling I would not be disappointed with any of them smily_headphones1.gif
post #809 of 1600
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Originally Posted by Autobat View Post

So these are the finalists:

HD800
HE-500
LCD2
T1

I'm leaning towards HE-500 or LCD2 as own a set of HD650's and T70's so interested in hearing a different manufacturer, however, the HD800's do get a lot of praise from you guys.

I have a feeling I would not be disappointed with any of them smily_headphones1.gif

 

hey...those are the headphones i have! 

 

get LCD-2!!! they're like uber hd 650s.

post #810 of 1600
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Originally Posted by Autobat View Post

So these are the finalists:

HD800
HE-500
LCD2
T1

I'm leaning towards HE-500 or LCD2 as own a set of HD650's and T70's so interested in hearing a different manufacturer, however, the HD800's do get a lot of praise from you guys.

I have a feeling I would not be disappointed with any of them smily_headphones1.gif


Thanks, I put a lot of effort into my reviews. wink.gif

The 800 definitely sounds a lot tighter and punchier in the bass but in terms of slam and presence I'd still pick 650 over the 800. Interestingly, the LCD 2 is a more natural progression from the 650s, both offer a similar dark and warm signature, but the bass on the LCD 2 is another thing altogether. If anything, I'd say the LCD 2 sounds more like the 650 than the 800!

But as long as you aren't a stickler for certain sound signatures and keep an open mind, all of them will provide you aural bliss. biggrin.gif

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