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post #3346 of 10043
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

 when you did have it on those 2 occasions was it with different gear each time? Why did you buy it a 3rd time?

 

First time was with an AMB 22 and Stello DA220 Mk2, second time Apex Peak and W4S DAC-2 and third time out Burson Soloist and PS Audio PWD2.  Since swapped the Soloist for the GS-X mk2 and yet another climb up the dynamic, bass weight, natural ladder.

 

And I kept buying the HD800 for the same reason we all do... I'm retarded :D  Right now I'm thinking of buying the LCD-3... again /facepalm

post #3347 of 10043

To use a home theater analogy, many people like to watch their TV with the sharpness control turned up - otherwise known as "edge enhancement."

 

Its not accurate (it's actually adding distortion) but it can give the impression of more detail. If someone finds it pleasing, then it's there for them. 

post #3348 of 10043

Metal music is already muddy as it is from shoddy mastering/mixing. I wouldn't think adding more "mud" is going to help at all.

post #3349 of 10043
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post

Metal music is already muddy as it is from shoddy mastering/mixing. I wouldn't think adding more "mud" is going to help at all.

True, but I used to like Grado's with rock music. Though I only really listen to older classics. Albums like the first few Led Zep albums should be dirty sounding imo :D HD800's aren't ideal for older recordings like these because they take your focus off the rockn'roll and onto the recording. Plus the stereo separation on those oldies is quite extreme; think of Hendrix's experiments in the studio and the Beatles too. These can actually sound annoying with a headphone as technically sound as the Senns. 

 

This where I'd actually prefer the LCD2's. They are great for older recordings. 

post #3350 of 10043
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Impact of percussions on srh940 are sharp and strong, it overcomes the layer of muddiness. And the srh940 are only muddy when compared to hd800, they sound cleaner than my hd595.


I have the hd595's and my friend has the shr940's, he has since gotten into speakers and has loaned me the shr940's. they are no way near as clear as the hd595''s IMO. i have not heard the hd800 but i can only imagine that the shr940's pale in comparison to them in every department. I also have to say that i prefer the hd280 pro to the shr940 and have recently got my hands on the shr440 ( a very underrated headphone compared with 840/940) and prefer these also.

 

shure got it right with the 840 and IMO there is no need for the 940 as they do not offer anything more. they actually fall down in some departments. i have been finding them dry and hollow over the last few weeks.

post #3351 of 10043
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post


I have the hd595's and my friend has the shr940's, he has since gotten into speakers and has loaned me the shr940's. they are no way near as clear as the hd595''s IMO. i have not heard the hd800 but i can only imagine that the shr940's pale in comparison to them in every department.

You didn't hear the hd800 with (fast) metal. There's at least mike that agree with me that the srh940 are better for metal. If you look at objective measurements from innerfidelity,  the impulse response of hd595 is a mess. I've never  a heard headphone slower than hd595, but I enjoy it with some musics.

 

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i have been finding them dry and hollow over the last few weeks.

The srh940 sounded catastrophic with a bad source, and bad positioning. I liked better my ksc75, when both plugged on my onboard realtek soundcard. This is an already different story when using a xonar stx (very crisp ,  detailed treble) ,. And if you play with position of headphone on head  you can  have more bass, and less aggressive treble.  I didn't hear the srh840.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 6/17/13 at 6:30am
post #3352 of 10043

Can anybody answer the following:


I'm really thinking of buying a Sennheiser HDVD800 and HD800.

But I use my current headphone (Senn HD598 with Fiio E17) alot of the time for movie/series and gaming (about +60%, -40% for music).

Does anybody know how good (or bad) the (HD 800) is for gaming and multimedia?

I only have 8 days to decide if I keep them (HD and HDVD800) or not when I choose to buy them.

So I try to get as much info as possible before the actual purchase.

Thanks alot for the person able to answer my question :).

post #3353 of 10043
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Originally Posted by BlancoTheBull View Post

Can anybody answer the following:


I'm really thinking of buying a Sennheiser HDVD800 and HD800.

But I use my current headphone (Senn HD598 with Fiio E17) alot of the time for movie/series and gaming (about +60%, -40% for music).

Does anybody know how good (or bad) the (HD 800) is for gaming and multimedia?

 

The hd598/hd595 are more comfy to me : more  lightweight, and no big pad that stick on the jaw.

There are chance you'd dismiss your hd598 after hearing the hd800, but I'd try other brand too.

I'm suspecting that sennheiser  has done it's best so that the hd800 looks as an upgrade in every way  to his lower models;  but with other brands, it could overlap with some qualities of the hd800.

Try also the hd600/hd650, some prefer it.

post #3354 of 10043

HD800s are probably the best can out there for gaming...especially MP where locating positions is crucial. I also LOVE them for movies, the enormous soundstage gets the sounds out of your head-and movies are much more dynamic than music so you tend to get all the frequencies needed, bass impact etc...watching Avatar for the first time with my HD800s was incredible...

 

-Daniel

post #3355 of 10043
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Originally Posted by BlancoTheBull View Post

Can anybody answer the following:


I'm really thinking of buying a Sennheiser HDVD800 and HD800.

But I use my current headphone (Senn HD598 with Fiio E17) alot of the time for movie/series and gaming (about +60%, -40% for music).

Does anybody know how good (or bad) the (HD 800) is for gaming and multimedia?

I only have 8 days to decide if I keep them (HD and HDVD800) or not when I choose to buy them.

So I try to get as much info as possible before the actual purchase.

Thanks alot for the person able to answer my question :).

HD800 is an incredible video game headphone. Lightweight, great soundstage, if you play music while gaming the detail of the HD800's will let you still hear footstepts even with your music at a fairly high volume. Idk about the HDVD800 however, might want to look into getting a V200 or Burson conductor. 

post #3356 of 10043

Both the HD595 and the HD598, while not being remarkable in SQ, are better overall than the SRH940, chiefly because they don't commit as many sonic flaws. They are both relatively neutral with a smooth treble with bass that doesn't take a nosedive off a cliff. Which is a lot more than I can say for the SRH940.

post #3357 of 10043
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Originally Posted by Kyle 491 View Post

Both the HD595 and the HD598, while not being remarkable in SQ, are better overall than the SRH940, chiefly because they don't commit as many sonic flaws. They are both relatively neutral with a smooth treble with bass that doesn't take a nosedive off a cliff. Which is a lot more than I can say for the SRH940.

Oh come one, look at the number of times the hd595 is mentioned in the thread :

"Headphones you regretted buying the most".

I've once counted , and it came near top  biggrin.gif.

And few poster stating that the difference hyped between hd598 & hd595 is just bs.

It won the price at being boring. Which can be a good thing , if you don't want to distracted while working.

post #3358 of 10043

Can we leave the Shure discussion/shilling to a different thread perhaps?? deadhorse.gif

 

-Daniel

post #3359 of 10043
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Can we leave the Shure discussion/shilling to a different thread perhaps?? deadhorse.gif

 

-Daniel


+1

more hd800 discussion would be great

post #3360 of 10043

Well comparing the hd800 to other headphones is not exactly off-topic. But I 'll leave it here.

 

Here are the usual discussions:

- hd800 is unquestionably better at  every genres.

- the source XX  does wonders with the hd800. The hd800 is radically  better with it  (I'm not sorry about your wallet at all).

- I'm so glad I  left the headphone XX , the hd800 is so much better !

 

yep, I'll leave it here.

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