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post #10066 of 24348
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 


I found the audeze lcd-x to be a little more preferable to the hd800, very close though. I run my X on the apex peak/volcano. The apex pinnacle, allnic, cavalli and crayon amps are more expensive than the BA but I have no idea whether they synergize with the hd800.

 

If it were me personally I would look into purchasing the lcd-XC for a closed/planar compliment to the hd800's and call it a day.

 

Don't forget the Hifiman HE-560, I expect great things from that one.

 

I've personally found the LCD-2/3 too heavy and uncomfortable, and the soundstage too cramped. I've heard that the LCD-X improves on the soundstage but it's still really heavy, I would like to hear it though before I completely make up my mind.

 

But my gut tells me that I shouldn't be surprised if 6 months from now the HE-560 is the default recommendation in the sub $1000 category.

post #10067 of 24348
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post
 

The 009s and HV are finally back in the house! so this comparison can begin. Should be fun

 

Now thats what I call a bedside rig! Not even room for a glass of water! (though I wouldn't perch my HD800's on the table corner like that. You're clearly a risk taker..:biggrin:

 

Look forward to you impressions :beerchug:

post #10068 of 24348

Can anyone compare HD800 to Sony R10?

post #10069 of 24348
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Now thats what I call a bedside rig! Not even room for a glass of water! (though I wouldn't perch my HD800's on the table corner like that. You're clearly a risk taker..biggrin.gif

Look forward to you impressions beerchug.gif

Haha yeah, since I moved to Korea, I'm once again stuck in a single room living situation, so the bed side rig is my only rig. I only put the 800s there so they'd be in the picture too wink.gif
post #10070 of 24348

I have just installed Battlefield 4 on my PC (I am so late I feel like a dinosaur lol), and I could not believe by how clear I can hear the footsteps and how mesmerizing the sound of the explosions are.. It feels like the "Super Stereo Effect" does not apply to the HD800. When I tried the LCD-2.2, one thing that bothers me the most was the absence of the feeling that sound coming towards you and hits you on your face like a hi-fi speaker setup. Super Stereo Effect example at its best.

post #10071 of 24348
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post
 

Can anyone compare HD800 to Sony R10?

 

There are few members, such as purk, who have owned or do own both headphones. I believe he particularly loves the R-10s more than the HD 800s. Both are absolutely fabulous headphones.

post #10072 of 24348

Just look here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13

 

While a lot of what you *like* in the +$500 category is down to personal preference I still think that this list is excellent and objective in laying out the differences between headphones.

post #10073 of 24348
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

Just look here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13

 

While a lot of what you *like* in the +$500 category is down to personal preference I still think that this list is excellent and objective in laying out the differences between headphones.

 

A funny story from my own personal experience, when I was looking for an upgrade, I went to a local audio shop and auditioned HD800, K812, T1 and LCD-2.2 and went for the HD800 in the end without looking at that thread or reading any comparison. I was not even aware of that thread's existence weeks after my purchase. 

 

I did not even plan on getting a TOTL cans when going to the shop, the original plan was to get something to complement the Q701. When I get there with my father, who is also an audiophile, he tried the TOTLs and told me the DT880 (which was what I planned on getting) sounds rubbish in comparison and told me to get a TOTL instead. So in the end I just put the trust on my own ears and decided that I liked the HD800 the most.

 

It was a big surprise to see that battle of the flagships thread and seeing the HD800 ranks above the LCD-2.2 and way above the T1. 

post #10074 of 24348
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

 

 

It was a big surprise to see that battle of the flagships thread and seeing the HD800 ranks above the LCD-2.2 and way above the T1. 

to be fair, it is one person's judgment/ranking.

 

but yes, the hd800 are pretty sick...i just got a pair of he-500 and am somewhat underwhelmed by them. i'm building a balanced cable in hopes that they'll be better balanced, but...but the hd800 kind of do that to other headphones.

post #10075 of 24348
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Originally Posted by jchandler3 View Post

I hate to be "that guy" but I need to just toss a question out there:



 



My end-goal is to step from the HD650 to the HD800. I'm really interested in getting either the Schiit Asgard 2 or Lyr. (A) I like the company and have had good experiences with them, (B) they're a great bang for the buck and (C) I need a preamp built-in. Between the A2 and Lyr, which would be best suited to drive the HD800? I'll be sourcing with the ÜberFrost.



 



Thanks for the help!


 



Do audition crack /speedball .
It is a no brainer that the HD800-Crack/speedball combo is worth the investment
IMO , you cannot go wrong .
post #10076 of 24348
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

A funny story from my own personal experience, when I was looking for an upgrade, I went to a local audio shop and auditioned HD800, K812, T1 and LCD-2.2 and went for the HD800 in the end without looking at that thread or reading any comparison. I was not even aware of that thread's existence weeks after my purchase. 

I did not even plan on getting a TOTL cans when going to the shop, the original plan was to get something to complement the Q701. When I get there with my father, who is also an audiophile, he tried the TOTLs and told me the DT880 (which was what I planned on getting) sounds rubbish in comparison and told me to get a TOTL instead. So in the end I just put the trust on my own ears and decided that I liked the HD800 the most.

It was a big surprise to see that battle of the flagships thread and seeing the HD800 ranks above the LCD-2.2 and way above the T1. 

I owned all except k812 which is hard to upgrade to new cable since one wire to headphone jack.

I believe HD800 is superior than others you listed here + lcd3.

Problem with audeze headphones are they suffer from cramped sound stage,and too heavy and uncomfortable.

You've made the right choice wink.gif
Now get TH900 to complement hd800? Lol.
post #10077 of 24348
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Do audition crack /speedball .
It is a no brainer that the HD800-Crack/speedball combo is worth the investment
IMO , you cannot go wrong .

One of the Best value - performance ratio amp for HD 800.

post #10078 of 24348
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
but yes, the hd800 are pretty sick...i just got a pair of he-500 and am somewhat underwhelmed by them. i'm building a balanced cable in hopes that they'll be better balanced, but...but the hd800 kind of do that to other headphones.

Yes , that has been my experience too for all other HP's that I have bought except one - TH 900.

post #10079 of 24348

Yep, best combo right now. 

post #10080 of 24348
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post


I owned all except k812 which is hard to upgrade to new cable since one wire to headphone jack.

I believe HD800 is superior than others you listed here + lcd3.

Problem with audeze headphones are they suffer from cramped sound stage,and too heavy and uncomfortable.

You've made the right choice wink.gif
Now get TH900 to complement hd800? Lol.

 

I'm currently considering the T1/LCD-2.2 to complement the HD800. Can't be bothered to amp the HE-6. I've never heard the TH900, but the general consensus seem to suggest that it's a pretty bass heavy headphone, if I get it correctly. I don't really like tons of bass...

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