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post #1 of 5
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OK, here is the scenario: You live in a city where there is no CANJAM and can't afford to go to one (that or not acquire a HD800 or PS1000).

 

A new store opens that carries Denon, Sennheiser and Grado. You can order any model but the demo list is short.

 

They do have HD800 / 700 / 50 plus Denon AHD7100EM and Grado 325i.

 

OK, great! I can do some cool comparing, right?

 

The store has music playing in the background which is also the demo music????? A song was playing that just had a single acoustic guitar playing. OK, so it's good for guitar demo.

 

I  asked for something more lively so he switched to Van Halen "Dance the Night Away".

 

The source of the music (computer and DAC) was so lifeless that the 325i sounded better than the Senns and Denon given the limp source.

 

So I can say that I ran a comparison of some super phones but that is it, VERY DISAPPOINTING! Elevator music does not test what great phones can do????????????

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Originally Posted by rmouser View Post

OK, here is the scenario: You live in a city where there is no CANJAM and can't afford to go to one (that or not acquire a HD800 or PS1000).

A new store opens that carries Denon, Sennheiser and Grado. You can order any model but the demo list is short.

They do have HD800 / 700 / 50 plus Denon AHD7100EM and Grado 325i.

OK, great! I can do some cool comparing, right?

The store has music playing in the background which is also the demo music????? A song was playing that just had a single acoustic guitar playing. OK, so it's good for guitar demo.

I  asked for something more lively so he switched to Van Halen "Dance the Night Away".

The source of the music (computer and DAC) was so lifeless that the 325i sounded better than the Senns and Denon given the limp source.

So I can say that I ran a comparison of some super phones but that is it, VERY DISAPPOINTING! Elevator music does not test what great phones can do????????????

Hard to believe they wouldn't let you use your own source?
post #3 of 5

Politely suggest a better source to store management?

post #4 of 5

if they wanted to move their product, they will cave in eventually. hooking up a bad source on a high end headphone is suicide business sense. reminds me of sennheiser distributorship in my country at one of the exhibition. they hook up hd800 to a headphone out of a chinese made dvd player.

post #5 of 5

Well, a lot of really quality gear is from Chinese companies nowadays (Yulong, UM, Heir etc.). So they hooked it up to a low performance Chinese player. wink.gif

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