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post #1546 of 2381

I messed around with the color options for the HDVD 800 on the Colorware website and I kinda like how some combinations look. Maybe I'll get mine painted! Maybe.

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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post

HDVD800 Amplifier now available on Colorware for anyone who wants to color match their Colorware HD800's.
 

 

Its a great opportunity to customize the HDVD800 sound too!

 

Short wavelength colors like Violet and Blue will have a colder more detailed sound character while longer wavelength colors like Orange and Red will sound lusher and warmer... :wink:

post #1548 of 2381

So has anyone tried comparing the sound quality of the HDVD800 before and after installing the firmware patch (eliminating the hiss from ultrasonic noise issue)?

 

It would obviously have to be a "from memory" type of comparison since the patch is not really reversible (unless of course you own two HDVD800 that you can compare--one with the patch and one without).

post #1549 of 2381
It sounds the same I even had a listen to some test tracks before downloading it and then straight after because I was curious. It has fixed the hiss on the tracks that had it so it's all good.
post #1550 of 2381

Still waiting for the windows FW, although I am using my V800 as DAC...Might aswell just upgrade though.

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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post
 

Still waiting for the windows FW, although I am using my V800 as DAC...Might aswell just upgrade though.

Well the V800 is a lot better so keep using it. ;)

 

*Gets banned for making Sennheiser lose sales.*

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Originally Posted by MelvinV View Post
 

Well the V800 is a lot better so keep using it. ;)

 

*Gets banned for making Sennheiser lose sales.*

 

Eh, I'm not surprised

post #1553 of 2381
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Originally Posted by MelvinV View Post
 

Well the V800 is a lot better so keep using it. ;)

 

*Gets banned for making Sennheiser lose sales.*

planning to do that. Should have gotten the HDA600 but couldn't wait. But hey, atleast the HDVD800/V800 combo sounds better to my ears than the V800/V200 combo, especially with the use of a balanced cable.

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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post
 

planning to do that. Should have gotten the HDA600 but couldn't wait. But hey, atleast the HDVD800/V800 combo sounds better to my ears than the V800/V200 combo, especially with the use of a balanced cable.

 

From all the discussions that I've seem, the HDVD800 appears to be one of the best solid state amps for the HD800 (and perhaps the T1 as well). It also appears that going to better DACs further exposes just how good the amp section really is. I was starting to think maybe the HDVA600 might have been a better deal but then I realized I was forgetting one of the goals I had in buying the HDVD800 in the first place, and that was portability.

 
If you have a HDVD800 with an external DAC that is better than the one in the HDVD800, the amp section will sing with it, and the HVA600 would be identical in sound. However, unlike the HDVA600, anytime you want, you can just unplug the HDVD800 and carry it anywhere and still get really good sound from a digital source out of it. It's far easier than also taking your external DAC along with you :wink:
 
So, as a little experiment the other day, I took my docking port to RCA adapter cable and plugged my iPhone 4 into the RCA inputs of HDVD800. I set the RCA gain switch on the back of the HDVD800 so it was about the same level as the other inputs. Man, My iPhone never SOUNDED so good! I do convert down during iPhone syncing to AACs at 192 kbps so they'll fit (all 122 albums fit on my iPhone), and of course it doesn't sound as good as the internal DAC with uncompressed files, but it was a nice little sonic surprise.
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I noticed that there was only one review on the HDVD 800 product page, so I decided to add my own. It's the first review I've written on head-fi, so I hope it doesn't suck.

post #1556 of 2381

It's a well written review actually, well done.

post #1557 of 2381
Agreed! It's a really well done review. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1558 of 2381
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Originally Posted by TheManko View Post
 

I noticed that there was only one review on the HDVD 800 product page, so I decided to add my own. It's the first review I've written on head-fi, so I hope it doesn't suck.

 

Pretty nice and really suckless. I was thinking about adding a review since there was only one but the one you did probably beats anything I would have come up with.

 
We needed that extra review and your's gives a really nice and honest exposure to this product.
post #1559 of 2381
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Originally Posted by wisemanja View Post
 
We needed that extra review and your's gives a really nice and honest exposure to this product.

What pushed me into writing the review was when I looked at the reviews available online and not seeing one that I felt properly reflected my experience of using it. I've posted what I think in this thread, but I don't think that's nearly as helpful as putting everything into a single review. I'm glad it turned out alright.

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Today I decided to have a listen to the O2/odac combo. It's close ! It's too bloody damn close!
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