Originally Posted by King of Pangaea
While I am glad Darku rendered a review of the HDVD 800, it would have been a bit more informative if rendered in English. I know I have seen him write in English before.
Had really no time lately and didn't do it in English too.
But briefly I can tell you that for driving HD800 alone, HDVD800 was the best pairing with HD800, better than Conductor.
It was really something special, bass was fast, precise with a very good puch, bass also goes deeper with HDVD800. I liked everything about it when driving HD800. DAC part is not as great as the amp part for sure, so maybe HDVA600 would be a better solution if you own a good DAC already.
I didnt like HDVD800 with low impedance headphones, very slow, muddy and out of control sound, but with high impedance it was a bliss. I even rocked out and headbanged with this combo on some rock tunes, and I never did that with HD800 on other amps.
Great pairing, but only with HD800 (I supose it will sound great also with HD600/650 and even with 600 Ohm Beyers).
Edit: Overall I prefer Conductor because it is more versatile, it has better DAC part and I can use all types of headphones on it, because of the near zero output impedance.
HDVD800 is picky with other headphones (think Audezes) but shines with HD800.
Edited by DarKu - 10/8/13 at 12:33am