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I have a NIB Pelican 1300 fs...(shameless plug). 


Edited by MattTCG - 11/16/13 at 6:48pm
post #6482 of 10040
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does anybody know of any good carrying cases for the hd800? preferably hard so its protective, but not too big (otherwise i'll just use the original packaging box). i found this but was wondering if there are any other options?

I've used this:

 

simi hard case (Click to show)

Jaben Hippo case large, they fit perfect with no mods needed.

 

 

 

post #6483 of 10040

Could anybody help me to decide which amplifier to choose for Sennheiser HD800? Considering Meier Corda Classic, Violectric V200 and Burson Soloist... Tube amplifiers are completely out of question for as I dont like tubes and need the amp to be easily transportable for headphones testing (I just happen to test various headphones for myself a lot so I need a versatile amp).

 

Thank you very much! :) 

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Could anybody help me to decide which amplifier to choose for Sennheiser HD800? Considering Meier Corda Classic, Violectric V200 and Burson Soloist... Tube amplifiers are completely out of question for as I dont like tubes and need the amp to be easily transportable for headphones testing (I just happen to test various headphones for myself a lot so I need a versatile amp).

 

Thank you very much! :) 

Senn`s own HDVA600 - sounds fantastic with HD800, fully balanced, german industrial art, and a really nice size.  Imagine 2 or 2.5 macbook airs stacked up: you could easily carry it in a laptop bag.  It`s also wired 100-240 volts internally, so you carry it abroad ! 

post #6485 of 10040
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Senn`s own HDVA600 - sounds fantastic with HD800, fully balanced, german industrial art, and a really nice size.  Imagine 2 or 2.5 macbook airs stacked up: you could easily carry it in a laptop bag.  It`s also wired 100-240 volts internally, so you carry it abroad ! 

 

The amp is extremely expensive =/ I was looking at something like second hand V200 or Classic... Definitely up to 1000USD. But thank you very much for the tip!

post #6486 of 10040

Emertxe: I've used a Corda Jazz for 3 monthes with my HD800 and the pairing is very good. Slightly on the sparkly side of perfect neutrality but with great extension and detail. My next purchase is a used concerto . I read many opinions and Concerto/Classic seems to be a slightly more bodied and smoothed upgrade from Jazz. I'm sure the Classic does a great combo with the HD800. another good point is the crossfeed. It's very useful for old Jazz or rock recordings especially. 

 

V200 is a well known and appreciated option too but I never heard it . i don't know anything aout the Soloist. 

 

The question is What's your dac ? Jan Meier's gear is transparent so IMO for HD800 a slighly warm and smooth DAC is a good option. The fact is my Jazz allowed me to hear very well dac upgrades ;)


Edited by Sorrodje - 11/18/13 at 7:22am
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Emertxe: I've used a Corda Jazz for 3 monthes with my HD800 and the pairing is very good. Slightly on the sparkly side of perfect neutrality but with great extension and detail. My next purchase is a used concerto . I read many opinions and Concerto/Classic seems to be a slightly more bodied and smoothed upgrade from Jazz. I'm sure the Classic does a great combo with the HD800. V200 is a well knwon and appreciated option too but I never heard it . i don' know the Soloist. 

 

The question is What's your dac ? 

 

 I already have Concerto and find it great! That said, I am most probably selling it along with StageDAC to fully upgrade... My DAC is going to be the Ciúnas. Would like to try something a bit warmer than Concerto... That said, I am not sure HOW MUCH warmer.

 

I am really tempted to try the V200 but I am quite afraid as people mention worse soundstaging or even imaging with that amp... And I love the soundstage of HD800 (tried many other headphones but the Senns remain my favourite because of that awesome soundstage especially)!


Edited by emertxe - 11/18/13 at 7:21am
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Emertxe: I've used a Corda Jazz for 3 monthes with my HD800 and the pairing is very good. Slightly on the sparkly side of perfect neutrality but with great extension and detail. My next purchase is a used concerto . I read many opinions and Concerto/Classic seems to be a slightly more bodied and smoothed upgrade from Jazz. I'm sure the Classic does a great combo with the HD800. V200 is a well knwon and appreciated option too but I never heard it . i don' know the Soloist. 

 

The question is What's your dac ? 

 

 I already have Concerto and find it great! That said, I am most probably selling it along with StageDAC to fully upgrade... My DAC is going to be the Ciúnas. Would like to try something a bit warmer than Concerto... That said, I am not sure HOW MUCH warmer.

 

I am really tempted to try the V200 but I am quite afraid as people mention worse soundstaging or even imaging with that amp... And I love the soundstage of HD800 (tried many other headphones but the Senns remain my favourite because of that awesome soundstage especially)!

You should consider the A18 amplifier from Yulong. 

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You should consider the A18 amplifier from Yulong. 

 

Wow, thanks, the review from project86 looks very promising!

post #6490 of 10040
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You should consider the A18 amplifier from Yulong. 

 

Wow, thanks, the review from project86 looks very promising!

You're welcome. Im sure youd be more than happy with the pairing.

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You're welcome. Im sure youd be more than happy with the pairing.

 

Thank you again, really... Any other ideas?

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You're welcome. Im sure youd be more than happy with the pairing.

 

Thank you again, really... Any other ideas?

For a warm amp, the A18 was my favorite. There are a few other budget amps like the M-stage, and the balanced version "Quattro" which is said to be a great setup around the HD800. 

 

Keep in mind that even though the amp has a balanced headphone input, the A18 is not a fully balanced amp--if a balanced amp is what you are looking for. It shouldnt be a deal breaker for that reason though.


Edited by DarKen23 - 11/18/13 at 9:07am
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The V200 is great. I haven't heard your other options, but for me it's basically as good as the Taboo MKiii.
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The V200 is great. I haven't heard your other options, but for me it's basically as good as the Taboo MKiii.

 

Yeah, I am on the fence between V200 vs A18...

 

V200:

 - slightly more neutral

 - absolutely silent

 - more power

 - more detailed (according to project's review)

 - two 1/4 headphone out (brilliant for testing headphones)

 - better servicable for me (EU)

 

A18

 - better soundstaging (that's significant for me)

 - more "natural"/warm-sounding (could work better with HD800)

 - working for both 110/220v (this is not very important since it's easy to switch this on V200 internally)


Edited by emertxe - 11/18/13 at 10:05am
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The V200 is great. I haven't heard your other options, but for me it's basically as good as the Taboo MKiii.

 

That is a bit surprising. Having owned the V200 in the past, I would rate the Taboo as several classes above in transparency alone. V200 is quite warm tinted, with a small soundstage, less air at the top, and slower transients. I can see how it sinergizes with the HD800s but it is not even remotely close to the Taboo performance as an amplifier.

 

I would say your system must have another bottleneck downstream.


Edited by negura - 11/18/13 at 10:08am
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