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post #316 of 319
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What were you amping the HD800 with?  I only find te loaner I've been using to sound peaky or overly bright when they're being under amped (eg not great out of a portable ..... )

I tried to listen to hd800 amped from everything, and starting from fiio e12, and amp by amp moving to matrix m-stage hpa 2, Burson soloist sl, woo audio wa3, woo audio wa6, m2tech marley, woo audio wa7 fireflies, woo audio wa6-se, sennheiser hdvd800.

 

It was getting real late when i got to hdvd800, and i fel very very little difference between amps. To be true i could barley difference e12 and hdvd800 on hd800. I mean, both are neutral, work great with hd800, and at the same volume there was virtually no difference. too minor for the price. The volume was a problem though. 

 

Amps with lamps sounded different, but i am not really into that sound. Lamps were what the amps ship with. They were not neutral, and did not change hd800 in a good way.

post #317 of 319
Wow - interesting observations. Most people I know with the HD800s prefer them with tubes. I think the additional voltage helps as well.

I'm guessing you are very treble sensitive (from your comments)
post #318 of 319
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Wow - interesting observations. Most people I know with the HD800s prefer them with tubes. I think the additional voltage helps as well.

I'm guessing you are very treble sensitive (from your comments)

I love treble! Only it has to sound right, like very much treble but no 'S' sound. HD800 had something in common with ultrasone at making the highs just a little sibilant, or metalic. I liked them anyways, but this was true with all amps that were not lamp based. but with lamps, i didn't liked the sound signature for some reason. Solid state amps seem a better ideea, at least for my ears.

post #319 of 319
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Wow - interesting observations. Most people I know with the HD800s prefer them with tubes. I think the additional voltage helps as well.

I'm guessing you are very treble sensitive (from your comments)

I love treble! Only it has to sound right, like very much treble but no 'S' sound. HD800 had something in common with ultrasone at making the highs just a little sibilant, or metalic. I liked them anyways, but this was true with all amps that were not lamp based. but with lamps, i didn't liked the sound signature for some reason. Solid state amps seem a better ideea, at least for my ears.

 

There are SS amps that can warm up the HD800 significantly, like the V200. So if you like the HD800, but you think it's too bright the V200 may be the SS amp for you.

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