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post #10126 of 24385
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

@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

Thanks for the find. Yeah I totally would've gotten this right now. I was set on buying a HD800 while casually looking for a TV and went to a store one day only randomly only to get a killer deal on a 60" 3D Smart TV from people I've have been buying for years…so the HD800 got pushed back for awhile. I'm happy though in a way, as I get to hear the HE-560 once before that and get that bug out as well.

post #10127 of 24385

To Drsparis >>>

 

I was once trying to get student ensemble together to play a work by Dallapiccola, but lacked a harp. I asked a Dallapiccola friend/expert, who happened to be working in London at the time, what I could use instead (this being before the invention of electronic gizmos). He, in his delightfully Italian-accepted English, said "An 'arp!" He was right. You should replace your HD800 with an HD800.


Edited by Amictus - 4/25/14 at 10:14pm
post #10128 of 24385

My SR009 with 007t/ii amp with RCA 6cg7 tubes is awesome to me, even the bass is very fine. A super-amp is nice, but not necessary by any means.

HD800 actually seems to need more high-end-amp support to sound great (mine do), but still not in SR009 territory in terms of resolution, smoothness, and speed.


Edited by rgs9200m - 4/25/14 at 10:29pm
post #10129 of 24385
HD800 doesn't need the $upport SR-009s do though. Also, you have to deal with SR-009s collapsed soundstage and politeness.
post #10130 of 24385
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

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


Wasn't the 009 tuned for / with the SRM-007tA or the SRM-727A in mind?  A good start at least into the world of the 009.


Edited by Mortalcoil - 4/25/14 at 10:57pm
post #10131 of 24385
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

HD800 doesn't need the $upport SR-009s do though. Also, you have to deal with SR-009s collapsed soundstage and politeness.

I've been reading mixed thing about these. That's why I am going to try to make sure for myself. People used to say the same thing about HD800 in comparison to planars, but I definitely didn't find that.

post #10132 of 24385
Don't think I've ever heard HD800s referred to as polite. Quite the opposite, in fact.
post #10133 of 24385
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post


Brand new?
post #10134 of 24385
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

I've been reading mixed thing about these. That's why I am going to try to make sure for myself. People used to say the same thing about HD800 in comparison to planars, but I definitely didn't find that.

 

Nothing polite about the HD800s, that's for sure..

post #10135 of 24385
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

I've been reading mixed thing about these. That's why I am going to try to make sure for myself. People used to say the same thing about HD800 in comparison to planars, but I definitely didn't find that.


Positively the HD800 has a better sound stage than the SR-009. I heard both at the NY Spring meet with Justin's set up, i.e. GSX-MkII and BHSE respectively. Yes, the SR-009 is a class above in terms of resolution and complete effortless of the presentation, the music is "just there" BUT the music is inside your head. There is no other headphone currently that has the ability to create a live like sound stage and allows pin point localization of voices and instruments like the HD800 does. Therefore I would prefer the HD800 every time besides the little monetary difference for a complete set up (hp & amp).

 

But anyway enjoy you b.. a.. TV.

My living room wouldn't be big enough for a proper viewing distance:D.

post #10136 of 24385
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Nothing polite about the HD800s, that's for sure..


+1,

The HD800 is absolutely honest, not holding back politely.

If the recording is crap it will tell you directly.

post #10137 of 24385
The HD800 made me love treble and its realism is second to none, imo. It is the treble that gives you the beautifully wide soundstage. One shouldnt stifle the treble, which would make it sound just like any other regular dynamic can.
post #10138 of 24385

I just demoed the Audeze LCD-X in a store today and in my humble opinon my rig with a slightly EQ'd HD800 still rules supreme.

 

People think that the HD800 sounds "dull", but that's exactly what I feel when I try the Audeze headphones. It's a powerful and smooth sound but the soundstage is pretty small and there is no top end "air" and sparkle, for me that makes the Audeze headphones boring. They are also pretty heavy and your ears get warm after a while.

 

People keep saying that the bass of the Audeze headphones is superior but I don't think so. Give the HD800 proper amplification, a pure copper cable and apply some light EQ (-3dB in the 6kHz band to soften that treble peak is a good start). The bass of a properly setup HD800 is super tight, goes as deep as the ocean and can really make your head shake if that's what you want.

post #10139 of 24385
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

I just demoed the Audeze LCD-X in a store today and in my humble opinon my rig with a slightly EQ'd HD800 still rules supreme.

 

People think that the HD800 sounds "dull", but that's exactly what I feel when I try the Audeze headphones. It's a powerful and smooth sound but the soundstage is pretty small and there is no top end "air" and sparkle, for me that makes the Audeze headphones boring. They are also pretty heavy and your ears get warm after a while.

 

People keep saying that the bass of the Audeze headphones is superior but I don't think so. Give the HD800 proper amplification, a pure copper cable and apply some light EQ (-3dB in the 6kHz band to soften that treble peak is a good start). The bass of a properly setup HD800 is super tight, goes as deep as the ocean and can really make your head shake if that's what you want.

 

+ 1 on that, although I use a pure silver/gold cable and don't need to EQ anything  :wink_face:

post #10140 of 24385

I'm leaning towards this exact combination at the moment (SR-009 + 007tII). And I have yet to read complaints from any of its owners. However, Tyll has this to say: "The problem with this amp is all that goodness goes out the window when turned up to stronger listening levels. The bass doesn't seem to get louder, just woollier, and the mids start to get shouty. But the worst thing is that the somewhat innocuous treble sparkle quickly grew through glare and on into what sounds like significant distortion to me." Now, just how hard is Tyll actually pushing this amp before experiencing such a deterioration in sound quality? What does "stronger listening levels" mean? Are we talking ear-splitting rock concert levels? I'd like to hear from some owners. Has anyone encountered what Tyll describes?

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