why not spend ur money on a better dac 4 the hdvd800 instead of getting a new amp.i think some of u guys r missing out on what ur hdvd800 and hd800s can sound like when u use a better dac.the dac u get with the hdvd800 is good 4 the money,but when u use a better dac like a naim or a chord u will really hear just what ur amp and headphones can do,the sound I'm getting from my equipment is amazing.
I agree with you. But I don't think people are suggesting a different dac/amp combo, but more a dac that isn't expensive that could be used for the HDVD800.
I'm probably going to buy a new set (so send my current demo model back). And when I find a good deal buy a better dac.
I'm sending it back before anyone asks because the HD800 was very chipped/sctratched if I return the HD800 on its own I will have to pay an extra 200 for the new HD800, wich will bring the total price 124E under the new price for a HD/HDVD800 set. I rather have a complete new set for that little extra money.
I indeed have heard the potential of the HDVD 800 (amp) with HD800, and I was blown away. It wasn't burned in yet. So if I imagine the best of what I'm hearing now (at home with HDVD800 dac) with the best I heard in the store (dac of a cd player, so presuming a better dac in the future), with a balanced cable (wich I unfortunatly never heard). Well that's probably as close to perfection as it gets. Atleast for me (and for the price).
With all weaknesses it (HDVD/HD) has at the moment I'm still enjoying every song, wich I never expected after everything I heard about the HD800. I can't wait for balanced + good dac.