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post #61 of 70
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Originally Posted by danik97 View Post

I'm also vote for LCD-2 rev.2 for rock and pop music. I've bought them after Senn's 650 and it was revelation... Much more sound's resolution, music plays easily and detailed. Same time it is not harsh and tired trebles, it can be listened on high volume without tired.

 

But now I'm also look on a HD800 for insatrumental music (but unfortunately never listen them before).   


At least I know, for most the high resolution recordings I downloaded form HDtracks, mostly female vocal and orchestra, nothing comes close to the HD800. The image and sound stage puts you right in the scene that makes you forget you are actually wearing the headphones.

 

I tried AB it with LCD2, and found while LCD2 do have batter in the bass, HD800 beat it on every other aspect. It is not that LCD2 is not detailed enough. It does has all the detailed present, but due to the slightly narrower sound stage, it makes those details harder for me to pick up. As for HD800, since everything is separate widely, every single instrument has been present at its own place effortlessly.

post #62 of 70
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Originally Posted by AlanHell View Post

 

So, at least the new HDVD800 system

 

 

What's this?  Can you post a link?

 

Thanks..

post #63 of 70
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

What's this?  Can you post a link?

 

Thanks..

 



It is there own amp for HD800, pretty like the idea of A1 for T1 headphones.

Here is the link, check it out.

post #64 of 70
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

i have heard that shure has bad build quality, hows the build quality on the srh1840 pianist?


Oh really? I call BS on that because they are actually known for excellent build quality. As I can attest with my SRH840. Not only that but they give you two sets of ear pads. Name one other company that does that. Right now I need to replace my DT990pro ear pads and they cost $37.00 USD + shipping from USA > Canada. I'm looking at $50.00 just for new ear pads when I can buy a new set of the headphones for $170.00 in CAD.

post #65 of 70
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Originally Posted by dsan View Post

 

It seems HD800 is recommended by the most (not saying it is the best but prefered in some way?)

I will probably go for the LYR amp as it seems like the best option I can go for to achieve (fairly) low price that can output

expensive cans. 

 

I just need to decide if I will choose 800 and pay 3000 in total

or pay 2000 for the others and cheer myself with efficient purchase lol


If you are spending that kind of money on headphones then you really need to audition them for yourself and not go by just what people here say because there are plenty of people who do not like the HD800 and if you just go buy what they say here you may well regret the purchase. From the way the HD800 are described they do not sound like a "musical" headphone and I would probably prefer HD650.

post #66 of 70
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Originally Posted by atomiccow View Post


 

One thing about the LCD-2 though is that it is probably the most uncomfortable headphone currently in production discounting Grado's. It is literally half a kilogram on your head and has massive clamping pressure. This coupled with the stupid sloping pads and weird headband position makes it a headache inducer. To be honest its probably the worst designed frame I've ever seen.

 

Yea, from looking at all the photos with people wearing them I have already decided I would not buy them for that reason alone. They look like they would be sweat boxes for your ears. I don't care how good a headphone is, if it is uncomfortable to wear I do not want it. That's why I rarely use my SRH840, won't make that mistake again.

post #67 of 70
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Originally Posted by Schonen View Post


If you are spending that kind of money on headphones then you really need to audition them for yourself and not go by just what people here say because there are plenty of people who do not like the HD800 and if you just go buy what they say here you may well regret the purchase. From the way the HD800 are described they do not sound like a "musical" headphone and I would probably prefer HD650.

 



Owning both the HD 800s and the HD 650s, for me, the former trumps the latter in every conceivable way I can think of, and that includes musicality.

post #68 of 70
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Originally Posted by peteham View Post

 



Owning both the HD 800s and the HD 650s, for me, the former trumps the latter in every conceivable way I can think of, and that includes musicality.

 

Not in Bass presence and PRat.  Both are classics though

post #69 of 70
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Originally Posted by Schonen View Post

 

Yea, from looking at all the photos with people wearing them I have already decided I would not buy them for that reason alone. They look like they would be sweat boxes for your ears. I don't care how good a headphone is, if it is uncomfortable to wear I do not want it. That's why I rarely use my SRH840, won't make that mistake again.

 

 

You need to try them out at a meet or something.  They are pretty big, but they're pretty comfy as well.  I can listen to music with them on my head for hours.  However, the 940 fell better.

 

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post #70 of 70

@ Schonen - It's good advice to recommend people audition headphones prior to purchase. However, this isn't always possible and impressions from those who have first hand experience with the headphones in question will have a bearing. With that in mind, please refrain from commenting on cans you've not spent any time with. Regurgitating the views of others is in no way helpful and dilutes the usefulness of the forum for people looking to make informed decisions.

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