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post #361 of 2176

does anyone know the power output of this device yet?
 

post #362 of 2176
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Originally Posted by MDCLXVI View Post

I was planning to purchase this amp for my HD800, but the lack of information and availability made me get a Burson Conductor instead.

 

Still interested in reading impressions of this amp though.

Yeah, the way Sennheiser is dealing with this, they will lose a good number of customers. The amplifiers are expensive to begin with and I cannot say I was floored with it.

 

I have not heard the Burson conductor. I was not very impressed with their 160 model amplifier. How would you descrobe the conductor?

post #363 of 2176
The Conductor is an amazing performer in my opinion, though bear in mind I haven't heard the 160 series.

Sound is slightly unsettled at first but after 2-3 weeks break in, the Conductor really starts to shine; tremendous bass, tight and textured, smooth mids and effortless detail retrieval in the treble.

If I had to choose one word to describe, it would be musicality. Totally happy with it paired with the HD800, no feeling that bass is lacking unless switching instantly from bassier headphones.
post #364 of 2176
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Originally Posted by MDCLXVI View Post

The Conductor is an amazing performer in my opinion, though bear in mind I haven't heard the 160 series.

Sound is slightly unsettled at first but after 2-3 weeks break in, the Conductor really starts to shine; tremendous bass, tight and textured, smooth mids and effortless detail retrieval in the treble.

If I had to choose one word to describe, it would be musicality. Totally happy with it paired with the HD800, no feeling that bass is lacking unless switching instantly from bassier headphones.

 

Oh, I never found HD800 to be lacking in anything. On the contrary, I find them superior to every other dynamic headphones I have tried.

 

It sounds like the Conductor is a fine amplifier. I am glad you're enjoyng it!

 

I think HDVA600 would be an excellent amplifier if it cost 40% less than it does. But as it is, it doesn't have what it takes to fight off the competition. Especially not with the way they are treating all of us. The one I had the fortune of spending some time with was reserved for another customer that had the box open and auditioned it before he purchased it. It was already sold to him because he left deposit which is common (and sad) practice in these parts.

post #365 of 2176

I just visited the Burson audio website and the Conductor looks good quality to me. High quality parts throughout and some are even excellent. I am happy to see a Sabre32 processor in it. They can brag about their high precision clock all they want but it is this processor that corrects a huge percentage of mistiming errors! I think it's a nice amplifier but at 1800 Euro it probably should be. Still, it is cheaper than the HDVD800 by a good margin, at least here.

post #366 of 2176
Definitely, couldn't be happier with the Conductor. I bought with the intention of not having to upgrade for a long time, and barring any problems (none so far), it looks like I will be able to keep to that intention.

I ordered the amp online, and the company offers the Conductor and the HDVD800 (preorder) at the same price. But having read early impressions and looked on the Burson website as you did, I decided not to wait for the Sennheiser amp.
post #367 of 2176

I don't have the conductor, but I have a soloist (the amplifier section of the conductor) and have spent many adays with the 160 and can tell you that the soloist is a step up. A lot more power, clarity, detail and space. I was totally impressed with my little unit. 

post #368 of 2176

I tried the HD800 with Conductor and it really was a step up compared to ha-160ds or ha-160d which i found to be a poor choice for hd800. Conductor brought musicality to hd800. 

 

Here are my full impressions on conductor . I love it both with hd800 and especially lcd2.

I sure am curios about the hdvd800 with hd800 though.

post #369 of 2176
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Originally Posted by MDCLXVI View Post

I was planning to purchase this amp for my HD800, but the lack of information and availability made me get a Burson Conductor instead.

Still interested in reading impressions of this amp though.

Yeah this goes for me too....
But with some real luck I might be able to compare them using HD800 soon :-)

(also the HDVD800 is 20% more expensive than the Conductor here...)
post #370 of 2176
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Originally Posted by CybDev View Post


Yeah this goes for me too....
But with some real luck I might be able to compare them using HD800 soon :-)

(also the HDVD800 is 20% more expensive than the Conductor here...)

 

Yes, if you get the chance then I would love to read your impressions, especially against the Conductor :)

post #371 of 2176
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Originally Posted by MDCLXVI View Post

Yes, if you get the chance then I would love to read your impressions, especially against the Conductor smily_headphones1.gif

I'm a bit of a newbie at this but I'll try to do a little write up if I do manage to spend a few hours with them :-)
post #372 of 2176

I heard from somewhere that the HDVD800 would include a balanced cable for the HD800's. Is this true?

If not, does Sennheiser supply official cables somewhere?

post #373 of 2176
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Originally Posted by FinnishSpartan View Post

I heard from somewhere that the HDVD800 would include a balanced cable for the HD800's. Is this true?
If not, does Sennheiser supply official cables somewhere?

IIRC when I opened the box there was very little in it, just the amp and a thin quickstart and safety manual and a cd
I could be wrong tho, my memory isn't what it used to be :-(
post #374 of 2176

someone should a unboxing video. :D

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post #375 of 2176

No, it is completely untrue. As stated by Sennheiser's representative as a reply to my query, the amplifier will not come with a balanced cable. Not surprising since Sennheiser advertised the amplifier as a match to several of their headphones, not just the HD800. 

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