Haha, I always end up with a creepy grin on my face, One that I can't do on purpose even if I tried. I just can't stop smiling as I enter into audio nirvana.
And.... I'm going to post my impressions on the HD-800 that a gentle-man was nice enough to let me listen to. It was at the Calgary meet back in September, so it was a while ago and unfortunately I don't remember his name (or the amps name that I used.... sorry). But those HD-800's man. Right off the start I was impressed, they were just so comfy (I find my UE6000 pretty comfy, but those were on another level). But those things are huge too. I remember sitting there on a chair, trying to hide my grin and just listen to the music (I played some MJ and The Beatles) lol. Unfortunately at the start the room was pretty loud so I didn't get to hear all that well, but it got quieter and I played "Hey Jude" (my fav Beatles song). Lets just say, I didn't listen to that song for the better part of a month after that lol. It was so good. I asked him how much he spent on it all (headphones plus the amp) and he said he got a good deal on them and paid something like 1200 for the 800 and 700 for the amp. I was speechless lol. I had an idea of how much the HD-800 cost, but the amp with it is insane. I listened to some other headphones, both high-end and mid-range, but that's the one experience I still remember quite fondly lol. Hopefully, I can afford something like that in the near future (you know, the time between parents not caring and not being married because after that it's good bye disposable income)
I couldn't stop chuckling the first time I heard the HD-800 (pretty good test conditions at a store) Man that headphone. I can see where people come from saying it's too clinical, and I don't know that it's my first choice in the over $1000 category, but it's so darn GOOD. I remember going nuts when I heard some Wilson Sofia's with Boulder monoblocks a few weeks back. Someone with me asked If I was ok, or if I was experiencing a brain relapse. I get that way when I go musical instrument shopping too (That's how I always know if a piano or horn is good for me, it passes the laugh test!)
But anyways, the HD800 was the first summit-fi headphone I heard. Always kind of chasing that high... XD