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post #16 of 195

Maybe slightly bassier than neutral but very balanced (I find them more balanced than the M50s for example) to my ears with a warm tonality. I wouldn't call them bass-heavy though.

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Diminishing return strikes again! If only every time we bought a pair of cans we could get that mystical feeling of "WOW" l You know, that time before we were audiophiles etysmile.gif

Well, when I tried the HD800 from a WA22 at a show, I definitely had that "Wow" moment, even after trying the T1, owning the T5p, trying our other flagships such as the PS1000 and HE6, nothing really compared to that magical HD800 for me.
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I got them on slickdeals awhile back. They say they're "designed for women" which I find to be nonsense marketing. There about $23.99 on amazon right now. 

I agree about the marketing thing. They look perfectly normal. Just pointless, IMO.

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I'm loving how this thread is taking off!


Edited by biggbenn74 - 7/26/12 at 9:48pm
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Well, when I tried the HD800 from a WA22 at a show, I definitely had that "Wow" moment, even after trying the T1, owning the T5p, trying our other flagships such as the PS1000 and HE6, nothing really compared to that magical HD800 for me.

What makes them stand out? Are they really worth the $1,500?

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Maybe slightly bassier than neutral but very balanced (I find them more balanced than the M50s for example) to my ears with a warm tonality. I wouldn't call them bass-heavy though.

Thank you. Very useful information.

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What makes them stand out? Are they really worth the $1,500?

Nothing else that I tried had the clarity, details and musicality (for me anyway) as the HD800.
Don't get me wrong, the other flagships were all very formidable but I just had a preference to the HD800.
And if I can recreate that experience, I'd definitely say that buying them would be worth it.
post #23 of 195

Plus the HD800 look like they could give you super powers.

post #24 of 195
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Nothing else that I tried had the clarity, details and musicality (for me anyway) as the HD800.
Don't get me wrong, the other flagships were all very formidable but I just had a preference to the HD800.
And if I can recreate that experience, I'd definitely say that buying them would be worth it.

Well, that just makes me with I had $1,500 to spend on a pair of HD800's.

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Plus the HD800 look like they could give you super powers.

Haha, so true. Like, magnetic pulse emitters or something from a comic book.

post #26 of 195

I love how suddenly HD800's are "giant killers". Gotta love Head-Fi!!

post #27 of 195
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Yes, I have been wondering about these for some time now. Look like some old AKG's got a new paint job. What do they sound like?

 

 

The only issues I have:

 

1) Comfort coz I have big ears + sweaty - sometimes my ear hurts but my other family members have no issues with it whatsoever.

 

2) The can requires burn-in ... out of the box, they aren't really good....after 100 hrs....WOW !

 

3) Quite bright. But this can be easily fixed by EQ. U need to EQ this cans...thats for sure...

 

 

Pros:

 

1) Looks good...and portable + decent isolation

 

2) Gr8 sounding after burn-in

 

3) Apparently there are velour pads available....i am still sourcing...

 

4) Easily driven ... 64 Ohms are no issues ...

 

5) Good plastic built...not really that cheapo plastic...

 

6) Decent Soundstage

 

7) 1m + 3m straight cable + adaptor + red bag :) lolz...

 

Overall, for the money u spend...Awesome !

post #28 of 195
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I love how suddenly HD800's are "giant killers". Gotta love Head-Fi!!

Interesting how the focus changed to them indeed, considering they're one of the main giants.
post #29 of 195
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Well, that just makes me with I had $1,500 to spend on a pair of HD800's.

Going on the used market helps a lot. That's what I'm doing to get myself a pair right now.
Though, you'll still need sufficient amping with a nice dac to go with it.
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Originally Posted by valerianaoff View Post

 

 

The only issues I have:

 

1) Comfort coz I have big ears + sweaty - sometimes my ear hurts but my other family members have no issues with it whatsoever.

 

2) The can requires burn-in ... out of the box, they aren't really good....after 100 hrs....WOW !

 

3) Quite bright. But this can be easily fixed by EQ. U need to EQ this cans...thats for sure...

 

 

Pros:

 

1) Looks good...and portable + decent isolation

 

2) Gr8 sounding after burn-in

 

3) Apparently there are velour pads available....i am still sourcing...

 

4) Easily driven ... 64 Ohms are no issues ...

 

5) Good plastic built...not really that cheapo plastic...

 

6) Decent Soundstage

 

7) 1m + 3m straight cable + adaptor + red bag :) lolz...

 

Overall, for the money u spend...Awesome !

I think I have heard somewhere that the Beyerdynamic pads work with them...

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