Howdy! Today I stopped by B&H's store in NYC, and saw that they had *squeal* GS1000's and HD800s hooked up in the headphone section. This was the first time I had ever touched, seen, or heard these two headphones. My immediate impressions:
The GS1000 had the massive G-Cush pads, which were crazy comfortable but the bass presence was also UNREAL. Granted, I listen to a pair of SR325is cans through a Gilmore amp, so my setup isn't exactly bass-heavy.
In comparison, the HD800 had a massive soundstage, and actually sounded way more airy and open than the GS1000. Since I'm looking to upgrade from my current setup sometime in the future, I was wondering if my current impressions are accurate, or if a more powerful amp could change the character of the HD800?
Also, I popped on some 32 ohm Beyerdynamics (can't remember which model exactly) and was, frankly, underwhelmed. If I'm looking to upgrade my rig, what's my best option? Reference-series Grados, HD800s, a properly amped K701/702, Beyers, or some orthodynamics? What are the sound characteristics of these headphones like?
Edited by Bugbehr - 5/22/12 at 10:11pm