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Are there ANY D777 Slayers out there?

post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 
Hmm... I think, after 6 or 7 years of happy service my D777 has had its day...

You know what its like when you buy a new pair of 'phones, and you just have to listen to ALL of your CD's over again, because they sound new, and... better, well that just isn't happening with my D777 anymore.

Don't get me wrong, its still a great player, but... I just want something new (or... old, as the case may be) that'll give me that 'must listen' buzz once again

If i'm already at the top of the tree, then I guess i'll have to move away from PCDPs forever, and concentrate once again on my home rig (afterall, if memory serves me correctly, my Marantz CDP is older than my Sony)...

I think I would prefer a slightly warmer sound than the D777 gives out, my ears seem to be going through a transition at the moment, I find everything is just a little too bright (inc my Senn HD580s)... So, if anyone has some thoughts... ideas... whatever, please post away

(I guess it could be that i need some life changing new 'phones... in which case, I guess that they could be included in any replies... but, one concession, they HAVE to be portable... so anything Grado size, or bigger is definetly out of the equation...)

Thanks
post #2 of 52
The little knowledge I possess suggests that you're already at the top of the tree. Given the current trend we're seeing, I don't think we'll see anything even at the 777 level for another few years, or it might just be downhill all the way from here, to quote EBTG.

Just like, I've seen comments that Only the very first MD portables (MZ-1, 2P and the two Sharp players) are truly noise-less and really have a very good analog section. It could be the stronger emphasis with sound (relative lack of emphasis on battery life) at the time; could be that the engineers wanted to somehow make up for the very first ATRAC; or it could be the legacy of bubble economy. So there's no knowing what'll fuel the return of a new portable with audiophilic tendencies.

The most stunning of things, advancement or not, often arrive because the developers are able to work without external (corporate head/survey) input. This certainly was true for Mazda's design department in the late-80s...but I digress. Hopefully someone will be able to point something out for you.
post #3 of 52
Duncan,
What will u do with the D777? Keep it or sell it? Anyway, I love my D777 that's why I don't want to try out the D-25s, b/c If the 25s sound better...then D777 is retired.
post #4 of 52
Sony D-E905 perhaps.

http://ign.buybuddy.com/sleuth/8/1/7020204/455013/

D777 feature + optical out, backlit remote, dual 1 bit, longer batt. life, and better anti-skip.
post #5 of 52
Thread Starter 
Wow Purk... Thanks for that info there... less than $80 for the '905... I think I might take a look

(Cheapest price I can find it for in the UK is £280!!!)

As to what I'd do with the D777 if it was retired... I'd probably keep it, just for its 'cult' status
post #6 of 52
DE-905 Ethernet Network Starter Kit (ISA)

Unfortunately, I think this is what they are referring to and are mixing it up with the D-E905 by Sony.
post #7 of 52
Duncan,
Sorry, I forgot to mention...that the website is wrong. The picture is correct though. I hope there is D-E905 out there. I search every where....emem...
post #8 of 52
MINT D-E905 on eBay. Grab it now!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1324592837
post #9 of 52
Thread Starter 
Hmph... No Credit Card, and payment only by Paypal to US only... That rules me out
post #10 of 52
I have been searching for this...here's my chance. Emm...stay away...my fellow headfiers...
post #11 of 52
well...paypal rules me out, and I already have a D-25s on the way.
post #12 of 52
Never rule out the D-777. I just got my D-777 back from the Sony repair center. While it was away I bought the highly thought of Marantz 6000 OSE home cd player. Now, I'm at work (having just come from the Sony Center) and I'm listening to the D-777 here so I can't do a side by side comparison at the moment. But... I'll tell you this. After not having heard the D-777 for three weeks and having been listening to the 6000 OSE alot lately, I'm willing to make this statement at the moment. The D-777 sounds BETTER than the Marantz 6000 OSE.

I WILL do a side by side when I get home tonight. But I'm tellin' ya. That D-777 is an amazing thing.

Purk if you don't win that 905, your destiny will remain unfullfilled. Folks, this guy is a portables maniac!
post #13 of 52
Chadbang,
I think I will second you on that. If I get the D905, my quest for a perfect PCDP might be over. I hope so, anyway.
post #14 of 52
Okay, I went crazy. I must have missed my D-777 too much. I did a quick comparison of the D-777 to the Marantz and, no, no way is the D-777 better. Neither the clarity nor depth of the home player. Sorry folks. Just was excited to have my D-777 back from the shop!

QUOTE:

"I think I would prefer a slightly warmer sound than the D777 gives out, my ears seem to be going through a transition at the moment, I find everything is just a little too bright (inc my Senn HD580s)... So, if anyone has some thoughts... ideas... whatever, please post away "


Duncan I think you're developing a case of damaged ears. They're going hyper-sensitive on you. You have a choice. First (and you should do this anyway) Take two weeks off without headphones. Next, pick up a Total Airhead and listen to your 580s with the crossfeed on. Yeah, you'll get hit with some bass (love it) but it will also nicely and SAFELY roll off the highs. The damn thing saves my ears. I have sensitive ears but I can listen through the TA 6-8 hours a day, and they're absolutely fine. Before you complain -- accept the roll-off and get used to it for a while for your ears sake. Sounds beautiful once you "get" it. Listen to an LP lately?


What's the math under your avatar mean?
X-CansV2+580+ -1700

Been listening to the X-Can much? oops, that slipped out.
post #15 of 52
Thread Starter 
Uhoh Chadbang... I hope you're not right about my ears

As to my custom title... about this time last year I bought a pair of Sony MDR-CD1700s, fell in love with the things... then, I bought a pair of HD580s, and then a week later, an X-Cans V2... then... the CD1700s mysteriously ended up in the US

As to the X-Cans... Nope, haven't listened to it for about a week now...
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