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post #10111 of 25453

Well, after pushing the pads all the way in and fiddling around a bit, the creaks went away when I took my glasses off.  So, not the headphones and it was a good question after all.  Thanks LugBug!

 

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

 

post #10112 of 25453
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So I haven't been around in a while and I wish I was posting more, but I'm just spending far too much time enjoying the piss out of my HD 800. Seriously, I'm enjoying them that much. Surprisingly, the Crack is my favorite pairing with it in terms of what's currently available to me. Pretty certain I'm grabbing an AURALiC TAURUS MKII soon and that might just be it for me for a while. My ears are just so happy.


Just don't go to a meet and hear it out of something like the Cavalli Liquid Glass and you'll be good. It's too late for me. Unfortunately I can't unhear it.

post #10113 of 25453
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Thanks for the suggestion. I actually own the k550s and although I enjoy them a lot, I find, just like the hd598s, they are good at everything but excel at nothing. They lack... Everything and nothing? Sparkle maybe? A bit of clarity/imaging? Crop I've become a headphone prude :-( lol

 

Well do you seriously expect something a fraction the price of a TOTL like the HD800 to excel at things? Even TOTL don't excel at everything and many only excel at one or two things.

post #10114 of 25453

Cr@p.. about a month ago, there was a LG on CAM (Canuck Audio Mart) for $2K Canadian.  Should have jumped on it.  Oh well...

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Just don't go to a meet and hear it out of something like the Cavalli Liquid Glass and you'll be good. It's too late for me. Unfortunately I can't unhear it.

post #10115 of 25453
Thought I'd give a plug for Ted Allen @ FBI Cables (aka Headphone Lounge). Just had him make another HD800 cable for me, the first was a solid core silver balanced, this one is a OCC Litz unbalanced. Both cables are very well made, exactly as I specified, even down to covering the HD800 connectors and marking the inside lip to create a stealthy look to go with my black HD800s. Great person to work with and offers a small discount (10%) for repeat customers. A few pictures:

The old balanced:








The new unbalanced:


Edited by Maxvla - 4/25/14 at 5:44pm
post #10116 of 25453
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Well do you seriously expect something a fraction the price of a TOTL like the HD800 to excel at things? Even TOTL don't excel at everything and many only excel at one or two things.
Lolol no, I'm not expecting hehe but wondering if there is a sweetspot of diminishing returns that would allow me not to cry at night because I don't have the hd800s anymore lol
Edited by Drsparis - 4/25/14 at 7:18pm
post #10117 of 25453

The best mid-fi HD800 experience is the AT AD2000, and I don't think it's really even close.  Much better than the AKGs and also easier to find a suitable amp.

post #10118 of 25453

If you sell the HD800, you certainly will cry. :veryevil: Nothing the I have heard comes close/surpasses other than Stax and maybe the AKG K812 but more bucks. IMHO.

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Loyola no, I'm not expecting hehe but wondering if there is a sweetspot of diminishing returns that would allow me not to cry at night because I don't have the hd800s anymore lol
post #10119 of 25453
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Well do you seriously expect something a fraction the price of a TOTL like the HD800 to excel at things? 

Yup really helpful :D

post #10120 of 25453

I've been contemplating whether just getting HD800s and calling it a day or going for SR-009 (still need to audition) in the long run. The only thing about SR-009 is the amp cost and wait times.

 

The fact that I mostly listen to speakers doesn't intrigue the idea of trying out the new yearly headphone (Audeze, Hifiman) that's pretty good, but not quite up there. Just something that I can keep for years.

 

Will most probably be auditioning the SR-009 with Stax SRM-007tII. Not sure if that will really be fair to gauge the SR-009 out of that amp. I'm really hoping I don't end up liking the SR-009 for my wallet's sake. :D

post #10121 of 25453

^Tbh, HD800 with a good amp = sonic heaven.  Unless you're that comfortable throwing $10k on the table just like that.

For me, even If I could afford it, I wouldn't be able to justify the decision.

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^Tbh, HD800 with a good amp = sonic heaven.  Unless you're that comfortable throwing $10k on the table just like that.

For me, even If I could afford it, I wouldn't be able to justify the decision.

LOL yeah of course. It's only during the spell when I'm on head-fi for over a week that these option start seeming reasonable. When I'm away from headphones, these thoughts start to seem quite ridiculous.

 

I agree $10,000 does seem crazy. For me to really consider it, the sound would have to be perfect in every single aspect. One thing off, even minor, and it will be a no go. Not to mention that you can put $10,000 toward some really nice monitors.

 

Either way won't be happening anytime soon.

post #10123 of 25453
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LOL yeah of course. It's only during the spell when I'm on head-fi for over a week that these option start seeming reasonable. When I'm away from headphones, these thoughts start to seem quite ridiculous.

 

I agree $10,000 does seem crazy. For me to really consider it, the sound would have to be perfect in every single aspect. One thing off, even minor, and it will be a no go. Not to mention that you can put $10,000 toward some really nice monitors.

 

Either way won't be happening anytime soon.

What you said right there.  I am just tryin to keep you grounded a bit.  :p

post #10124 of 25453
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What you said right there.  I am just tryin to keep you grounded a bit.  :p

Thanks bud.

post #10125 of 25453

@Zoom25,

 

You can't let this deal go by.  That's heck of a deal.  :p

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/715295/sennheiser-hd-800-original-owner

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