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post #10081 of 25127
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

 

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...

 

Yape TH900 is mad with the bass, (more than LCD2.2 IMO), sometimes too much for me, but it doesn't hurt to have few options :)

I might consider T5p or UE8, or maybe Oppo to drop price around $500 ish.

post #10082 of 25127

The Little Dot Mk 3 OTL is pretty good with the HD800 as well. And do check out the Little Dot tube rollers thread - this amp is plenty versatile and enjoyable for tube rollers and it's relatively cheap as well.

 

I tried a brand new TH900 and it sounded "V" shaped to me - boomy bass and sharp highs. Perhaps it's not burnt in yet and it doesn't isolate that well either. 

post #10083 of 25127
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

The Little Dot Mk 3 OTL is pretty good with the HD800 as well. And do check out the Little Dot tube rollers thread - this amp is plenty versatile and enjoyable for tube rollers and it's relatively cheap as well.

 

I tried a brand new TH900 and it sounded "V" shaped to me - boomy bass and sharp highs. Perhaps it's not burnt in yet and it doesn't isolate that well either. 

Your observation is similar to mine except I found the mids quite recessed 

post #10084 of 25127
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Your observation is similar to mine except I found the mids quite recessed 

Hmm..on hindsight, yes i agree with you although the vocals seem pretty forward sounding. Think the HD800 sounds better :biggrin:

post #10085 of 25127

My HD800 have developed an annyoing squeak when I move around.  Coming from the earpads.  Has anyone else experienced this?

post #10086 of 25127
Try reseating the pads?
post #10087 of 25127
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

My HD800 have developed an annyoing squeak when I move around.  Coming from the earpads.  Has anyone else experienced this?

Are you sure it's the headphones? :biggrin: 

 

 

 

Could it not be from the little hinges that attach the headband to the cups? I would add a little WD40 or similar if it is that. 

post #10088 of 25127

I may be in my 50's but my head isn't squeaking yet.:wink_face:

Yeah, think the pads may be loose so will re-seat them.

 

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Try reseating the pads?

 

 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 Are you sure it's the headphones? :biggrin:

 

post #10089 of 25127
Would a bifrost uber be bottlenecking an amp like sonett 2 or wa2 and the likes?
post #10090 of 25127
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The 009s and HV are finally back in the house! so this comparison can begin. Should be fun

 

That is a comparison I would love to make.  Had BA/HD800 and 009/KGSSHV at the same time but never S7.  Happy listening!

post #10091 of 25127
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post

 

 

down the road: geek pulse x and ifi micro iDSD as sources. strongly leaning toward auralic taurus mk.ii for amp. waiting to see how the schiit ragnarok turns out before making this decision. i know people are saying TUBES TUBES...but i'm set on SS these days.

 

 

 

I'm also thinking about the Taurus...but I'm waiting to see if the Oppo HA-1 amp section is good enough to power the HD800.

post #10092 of 25127
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

 

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.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 10:52pm
post #10093 of 25127

Although this may seem like in the wrong thread, I figure more people here have tried lesser HP's than other have tried the HD800's.

 

Head-fi has turned me into a crazed headphone/music lover and as much as I love it I have spent much more than I should have... I know I know, warnings were there (forum slogan :P). Anyways, I think I have to let go of my hd800's (new version 25***). Any suggestions for a good mid-fi headphone that could fill (obviously not completely) the void where this sound stage/detail monster once lived?

 

It would need to be comfortable and lightish as it would be my casual computer listening set. Probably matched up with my E-MU 0404 which is a very competent DAC/AMP (would consider purchasing another AMP to go with a cDAC that I also have but the point is to save money lol). I listen to a lot of classic rock/rock/prog rock/jazz. Although that is not technically a strength of the HD800's, with my BHA-1, it could handle anything!

 

Right now I am looking at a pair of HD600's, or HD650's. Anything else I should be looking at? 

post #10094 of 25127
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Originally Posted by Drsparis View Post
 

Although this may seem like in the wrong thread, I figure more people here have tried lesser HP's than other have tried the HD800's.

 

Head-fi has turned me into a crazed headphone/music lover and as much as I love it I have spent much more than I should have... I know I know, warnings were there (forum slogan :P). Anyways, I think I have to let go of my hd800's (new version 25***). Any suggestions for a good mid-fi headphone that could fill (obviously not completely) the void where this sound stage/detail monster once lived?

 

It would need to be comfortable and lightish as it would be my casual computer listening set. Probably matched up with my E-MU 0404 which is a very competent DAC/AMP (would consider purchasing another AMP to go with a cDAC that I also have but the point is to save money lol). I listen to a lot of classic rock/rock/prog rock/jazz. Although that is not technically a strength of the HD800's, with my BHA-1, it could handle anything!

 

Right now I am looking at a pair of HD600's, or HD650's. Anything else I should be looking at? 

I will always recommend the HD600's as second best if you like the Sennheiser sound. The 600's sound great with both rock and jazz. The only time some feel they are lacking is when you want fully extended sub bass. But this is mainly for electronic fans. Otherwise they are still a wonderful and versatile headphone. 

 

I prefer them over the HE500, LCD2, HD650. to name a few big names.

post #10095 of 25127
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

I will always recommend the HD600's as second best if you like the Sennheiser sound. The 600's sound great with both rock and jazz. The only time some feel they are lacking is when you want fully extended sub bass. But this is mainly for electronic fans. Otherwise they are still a wonderful and versatile headphone. 

 

I prefer them over the HE500, LCD2, HD650. to name a few big names.

Thanks for the quick reply. From what I have read the 600's are a bit faster and less bloated in the bass than the 650's so I'm assuming I would like them better... even If I also hear that they aren't as different than people make them out to be... 

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