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The SR-009 + BHSE combo didn't thrill me, though I enjoyed the amp very much with the SR-007 Mk1s. As all headphones don't appeal to all people, HD800s may just be too clinical and sterile for my taste. It isn't that I find them overly harsh or sibilant, though in a handful of cases they have been.

 

Agreed on the BHSE. It's the perfect amp for the SR-007mk1 to my ears, as it can wake those transducers up from their slumber with its reserves of power, but it just didn't sound nearly as engaging with the SR-009 to me. That's why I ended up with the LL. It lacks the power and subsequent driver control of the BHSE, but sounds more alive, harmonically satisfying, and has a more convincing open three-dimensional presentation (especially with the older SR-Omega). With the SR-007mk1 however it's a bit too polite for some peoples' tastes.

 

The LL also kicks all kinds of ass with the Jade.

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I think the HD800 is one of the best all rounders out there. It has precision approaching stats, impact of dynamics, the best vocals in the business, deep primordial but controlled bass. While I think there are probably better headphones for rock or electronica, HD800 is still very good and can reveal a lot in that music you may not notice with traditional rock phones.

I would be really interested in Jades II. Talk about an ideał electronica headphone...
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admittedly, this is the first time I've used linux, which is why I chose one of the more plug n play distros. I'm definitely sold on Linux for regular computing, but will have to see if I can install this properly on my netbook. If not, I'll just drop down to Maya and add the backports for 14, which should yield a little higher performance than 14 itself anyways.

 

Did you think about installing Windows 8? They say it's lighter and faster than Windows 7. I'm wondering if it is worth upgrading to Win8 while the $40 offer is still valid till January 31. Then an upgrade will cost $100.

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It is indeed lighter and does start up faster. But it has/had some compatibility issue with some programs and the stupid new start menu just drove me batty... If they at least allowed you to bypass it and still use the original start menu I'd have stayed with it.....
 

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I've seen people [with very good ears] say the exact opposite: the HD800 is more "visceral" than the SR-009. I think amps play a pretty huge factor here.

 

Personally I think the "HD800 are sterile" thing is the result of people not hearing them on a synergistic rig. They require the right tubes (more than almost any other headphone I've heard), even if you're listening on an ECBA.

 

That the HD800 sound sterile, lifeless, lacking soul or what ever without the use of something like a Leben CS300 or DNA Stratus I would consider a pretty huge design flaw.

I like to see headphones made with the right euphony from the start.

But the HD800 on the Leben with 3 dB bass boost is pretty darn nice..

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They're too sterile for lively music, IMO, it's like SR-009s without the atmospheric/visceral "wow" factor. For HT, non-music use, however, I'm finding them to be excellent.
See, that's what I'm hoping, going balanced will quicken some vita into them.

 

I find the PS1000 to be the headphone the HD800 should have been when it comes to making music come alive and having that WOW factor.

Glorious detailed bass!

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I find the PS1000 to be the headphone the HD800 should have been when it comes to making music come alive and having that WOW factor.
Glorious detailed bass!
With sucked out mids and harsh highs and a soundstage as wide as a hair.
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With sucked out mids and harsh highs and a soundstage as wide as a hair.

 

I agree with the sucked out mids for sure.

The PS1000 is not a perfect headphone but have that visceral and "realness" quality only a few headphone I listened to can bring with some music. Too bad it's 1000$ overpriced...

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With sucked out mids and harsh highs and a soundstage as wide as a hair.

 

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I agree with the sucked out mids for sure.

The PS1000 is not a perfect headphone but have that visceral and "realness" quality only a few headphone I listened to can bring with some music. Too bad it's 1000$ overpriced...


I'm guessing you both would agree the GS1000 might be a better buy for the money?

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Ever consider getting into "summit-fi" via portables? The FitEar TG334 for instance, or maybe some customs (UERM, JH13/JH16, SE5-Way)? Honestly I don't listen to fullsized headphones much these days aside from my Jades and SR-Omegas.

Speaking of Jades, I really think a better-made Jade has the potential to be an absolute monster. Fang seems to be taking his time releasing their successor, which is good. No other upcoming headphone has me so far over on the edge of my seat as this.

Invicta --> Electra --> Jade II

...yikes. Wouldn't be too surprised if that beat out the Orpheus for 1/4th the price.

How do like the invicta? I'm torn whether to sell all my gear and buy one...
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It is indeed lighter and does start up faster. But it has/had some compatibility issue with some programs and the stupid new start menu just drove me batty... If they at least allowed you to bypass it and still use the original start menu I'd have stayed with it.....
 

 

someone on another forum I'm on suggested checking this out http://www.startisback.com/

 

I'm still on Win 7 though and probably will be for another couple of years.  Well, for my desktop at least.  I just don't see any incentive to upgrade when my computer "just works" already (except for the erratic SSD, but I'm 99% sure it's hardware).

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Testing testing.....making a post on here using a smartphone is different to say the least. Oh well, congratulate me people I just got myself an iPhone 5. I don't think I'll be using my phone for to much web browsing. Never could understand what was the big deal about browsing the net with a smartphone. In a pinch it'll do but it's far from an enjoyable experience
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Testing testing.....making a post on here using a smartphone is different to say the least. Oh well, congratulate me people I just got myself an iPhone 5. I don't think I'll be using my phone for to much web browsing. Never could understand what was the big deal about browsing the net with a smartphone. In a pinch it'll do but it's far from an enjoyable experience

:) grats. Agreed. I never did understand either.

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How do like the invicta? I'm torn whether to sell all my gear and buy one...
As a whole package it is impressive, and if you have very little space, I can't think of a better solution. If you do have space, though, you can do better or at least have more choice in mixing and matching other components.
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Testing testing.....making a post on here using a smartphone is different to say the least. Oh well, congratulate me people I just got myself an iPhone 5. I don't think I'll be using my phone for to much web browsing. Never could understand what was the big deal about browsing the net with a smartphone. In a pinch it'll do but it's far from an enjoyable experience

Don't worry, you'll get used to it quickly. Half my posts now are via smartphone like this one.
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