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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

PWD2 isn't it?

It is it.

post #2282 of 3242

This schiit just keeps getting better.

My 'Anax-Modded' HD800s sound better on the Mjolnir than on the ECBA.

 

Initially, I didnt quite like the bright treble but either the Mjolnir has changed or my ears have acclimatized, although I think it's the former.

In any case, the ECBA can't match up to the speed & dynamics of the Mjolnir. 

 

Went ahead and ordered the MAD EAR+HD for my Grados and will see how it compares to the ECBA.

If the MAD wins, somebody on head-fi WILL get lucky and be the proud owner of an ECBA  very_evil_smiley.gif

post #2283 of 3242
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

I'm with Maxvla here. Makes me wonder if he and I somehow struck gold and have scored magical pairs of HD800s. What I hear from mine is counter to how these headphones are described on this forum. I have no need to tame peaky treble on mine, nor could I ask more of the bass rendition.
 

 

My HD800s are 9xxx and swung from brilliant to unlistenable seemingly at random.  One minute I was marvelling at how detailed and natural they were and the next I was thinking about swapping in a different dac or cable to boost the bass as my ears were bleeding [metaphorically].  At times I was actually happier listening to them on my ipod than my main system.  I tried everything from cables, dacs, amps and tweaks, but only sorted the problems out when playing with mains regenerators.  I've come to the conclusion that the HD800 isn't bright, but when the mains is imperfect (usually around 6pm - 8pm for me) it can suck out the bass and mess up the treble causing a perfect storm of fatigue.  I don't have a complete solution yet as all the regenerators I've tried are flawed in one way or another, but I'm getting closer.  I'm pretty sure my last house was better than this, but I didn't have the HD800s back then to compare with.

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Originally Posted by SHAHZADA123 View Post

If the MAD wins, somebody on head-fi WILL get lucky and be the proud owner of an ECBA  very_evil_smiley.gif

 

If the MAD wins, you've been concussed and just don't remember.  That said, I'll be happy to take your ECBA before you come to :D

post #2285 of 3242
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Originally Posted by SHAHZADA123 View Post

This schiit just keeps getting better.

My 'Anax-Modded' HD800s sound better on the Mjolnir than on the ECBA.

 

Initially, I didnt quite like the bright treble but either the Mjolnir has changed or my ears have acclimatized, although I think it's the former.

In any case, the ECBA can't match up to the speed & dynamics of the Mjolnir. 

 

Went ahead and ordered the MAD EAR+HD for my Grados and will see how it compares to the ECBA.

If the MAD wins, somebody on head-fi WILL get lucky and be the proud owner of an ECBA  very_evil_smiley.gif

 

 

I'll take it to - let the bidding begin.  biggrin.gif

post #2286 of 3242
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

And you are not alone.  

 

Just goes to show how different people tune into different octaves more easily than others.  In the previous generation, my favourite was the O2 MkI, the real O2 not the buffer err amp the kids use now a days ;)

 

The Audeze boys have been good to me.  My original Rev1 kicked my O2 MkI to the curb :D

 

Should add I never felt the HD800 was bright or fatiguing.  One big difference between the two is the HD800 sounded a lot quieter than it was and vice versa.  When 'ear' dB matched the HD800 was pretty consistently a good 6dB louder.

 

I wish the HD800 did it for me, its more comfy, stages better and costs half the price.  Just not meant to be.  That said, I have a new source so... round 3 is probably right around the corner when my amp comes in ;)

 

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

Lol. Bloody hell Solude. The HD800 is not for you. Just walk away dude.

 

My thoughts exactly. However at least the HD800 is getting more than a fair shot. It's better than those who pair the HD800 with some entry level amp and dac and say the HD800 is horrible.

post #2287 of 3242

Rawster,

 

Do you consider the mjolnir/gungnir,an entry level amp/dac?


Edited by mikek200 - 12/30/12 at 7:27am
post #2288 of 3242

I think he's referring to the O crowd.

post #2289 of 3242
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

Rawster,

 

Do you consider the mjolnir/gungnir,an entry level amp/dac?

 

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

I think he's referring to the O crowd.

 

The Mjolnir is not an entry level amp. The Gungnir I have no idea since I've never heard it and probably won;t ever hear it unless it is there at a meet. Solude is right however.

 

On another note I've been thinking of keeping my mini X and HE6 and sell my HD800 rig but every time I use the HD800 it just sounds so good that makes me not want to sell them lol. I think with certain headphones such as the AD2k I just cant bear myself selling them regardless of how little use they get.

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

 

 

The Mjolnir is not an entry level amp. The Gungnir I have no idea since I've never heard it and probably won;t ever hear it unless it is there at a meet. Solude is right however.

 

On another note I've been thinking of keeping my mini X and HE6 and sell my HD800 rig but every time I use the HD800 it just sounds so good that makes me not want to sell them lol. I think with certain headphones such as the AD2k I just cant bear myself selling them regardless of how little use they get.

Mike will bring his Gungnir to the NY meet, problem solved. biggrin.gif

post #2291 of 3242
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

 

 

The Mjolnir is not an entry level amp. The Gungnir I have no idea since I've never heard it and probably won;t ever hear it unless it is there at a meet. Solude is right however.

 

On another note I've been thinking of keeping my mini X and HE6 and sell my HD800 rig but every time I use the HD800 it just sounds so good that makes me not want to sell them lol. I think with certain headphones such as the AD2k I just cant bear myself selling them regardless of how little use they get.

Not sure what Solude was referring to with "O crowd"?-anyway

I was thinking about selling the he-6's,but I have 2 more cables coming in,thought maybe I should listen to them ,before I sell

I should get my 800's tomorrow,but still listening to  borrowed pair..they are simply amazing-I haven't turned my schiit stack off in 8 days

Might even keep both??

 

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Mike will bring his Gungnir to the NY meet, problem solved. biggrin.gif

Well,I was hoping you could fly up to NY,& bring your NEW gear

Rawster & I will pick you up at JFK-then procede to Babylon...LOL

Bring some BBoTee,OK?


Edited by mikek200 - 12/30/12 at 5:41pm
post #2292 of 3242
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

Not sure what Solude was referring to with "O crowd"?-anyway

 

O2 amp, ODAC dac people who believe that the O is the ceiling.

post #2293 of 3242
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

Not sure what Solude was referring to with "O crowd"?-anyway

I was thinking about selling the he-6's,but I have 2 more cables coming in,thought maybe I should listen to them ,before I sell

I should get my 800's tomorrow,but still listening to  borrowed pair..they are simply amazing-I haven't turned my schiit stack off in 8 days

Might even keep both??

 

Well,I was hoping you could fly up to NY,& bring your NEW gear

Rawster & I will pick you up at JFK-then procede to Babylon...LOL

Bring some BBoTee,OK?

He means the Objective2 amp and ODAC.

 

I'll trade some BB for a Thai dinner. bigsmile_face.gif

post #2294 of 3242
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

O2 amp, ODAC dac people who believe that the O is the ceiling.

HMMM..Do I hear a tone of sarcasm there???

post #2295 of 3242
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

He means the Objective2 amp and ODAC.

 

I'll trade some BB for a Thai dinner. bigsmile_face.gif

it's a done deal !!

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