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post #1021 of 18337
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I'll tell you what - That darn Master 7 helps with the detail retrieval more so than the PWD2 and the m51.  So far...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Weird Shahrose felt the PWD2 had better detail and smoother delivery but less bass and stage size than the M7.

you guys are making my head spin tonight blink.gif

Just kidding, i understand that there are many variables that come into play. I was hoping we would be lucky to isolate one and nail it down! 

 

Preproman, I will pick your brain about the Master 7 when you come for the DC meet. I am interested about master 7 to gsx to hd800 chain.

post #1022 of 18337
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Weird Shahrose felt the PWD2 had better detail and smoother delivery but less bass and stage size than the M7.

 

Shahrose had the Ref. 7.1 not the Master 7..  

post #1023 of 18337
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Shahrose had the Ref. 7.1 not the Master 7..  

fhiewwww, that makes me feel better

post #1024 of 18337
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Shahrose had the Ref. 7.1 not the Master 7..  

That's what I was thinking. Too hard to keep up with Kingwa.

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Seems like he's slowing down now.  But hell - as soon as I say that - I better look on his page to make sure.  Never know with him..

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I'm a little late to the party, but I (finally) Anax-modded my HD800 last night.. been listening with it most of today via my (tube & solid state) desktop rig and transportable rig (Meridian Explorer/Objective2).... and I love what this little mod has done.  I didn't have any issues with the stock HD800 (as I've mentioned before) so I did the Anax mod out of curiosity more than anything.  It seems to gently diffuse the energetic, slightly bright sound.. without compromising resolving ability.  The HD800's remains immensely enjoyable (yes, even from the *gasp* O2).  The treble & upper treble has a clear, smooth,"liquid"-like quality to it which I love.

 

I'll also echo what others have said about the HD800's versatility.. I can rock out to it with everything.  Independent hip hop, Drum & Bass, fusion.. everything just sounds phenomenal.  Definitely and 'end-game' phone for me.

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I also listened to a Anax modded HD800 tonight.  IMO  - it completely restricted the sound stage.  No thanks.  I'll keep mine stock.  

post #1028 of 18337
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I also listened to a Anax modded HD800 tonight.  IMO  - it completely restricted the sound stage.  No thanks.  I'll keep mine stock.  

I have tried that a while back and I totally agree!!! just get the audeze if you find the hd 800 annoying 


Edited by Cante Ista - 3/16/13 at 8:07pm
post #1029 of 18337
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I also listened to a Anax modded HD800 tonight.  IMO  - it completely restricted the sound stage.  No thanks.  I'll keep mine stock.  

 

x2. Same effect for me.

post #1030 of 18337
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It's that I never heard the Soloist.  So I can't compare..

FWIW, I'm currently toying with the Idea of getting a Soloist for my HD800, mostly to see if it would be a step up from the SA-31 or more of a lateral move, though I suspect the latter.  Unfortunately it would require me selling the SA-31 first as well as my AD2KX, so I couldn't compare them side by side.  And I have to admit the Burson looks far better than my Audio-GD unit and seems to take up less desk space.

post #1031 of 18337

 I don't remember reading anyone trying the WA7... anyone try it with the HD800s?? I'm down to the Soloist, V200, and now curious about the WA7. Lyr is sold, so now I just am using my portable rig (Apex Glacier + Sig Pros) and not able to use the HD800s so time is an issue! I think I might be getting depressed...

post #1032 of 18337
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 I don't remember reading anyone trying the WA7... anyone try it with the HD800s?? I'm down to the Soloist, V200, and now curious about the WA7. Lyr is sold, so now I just am using my portable rig (Apex Glacier + Sig Pros) and not able to use the HD800s so time is an issue! I think I might be getting depressed...

what about Super7? devil_face.gif

post #1033 of 18337
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

what about Super7? devil_face.gif

 

 

Or an Icon Audio? biggrin.gif

post #1034 of 18337
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Shahrose had the Ref. 7.1 not the Master 7..  

Only difference between the two is the digital receiver.  No change to power supply, dac or analog output.

post #1035 of 18337
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Only difference between the two is the digital receiver.  No change to power supply, dac or analog output.

 

Not sure about that.  I think more has been changed.  I will ask to verify.

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