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Has anybody heard the HD800 on a Musical Fidelity M1 HPA amplifier.

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Has anybody heard the HD800 on a Musical Fidelity M1 HPA amplifier.

 

Nothing special, a bit too polite and flat. Try the violectric amps. You can find the v200 on the second hand market here sometimes.

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Nothing special, a bit too polite and flat. Try the violectric amps. You can find the v200 on the second hand market here sometimes.

The Violectric V200 has really good synergy with the HD800s!
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I found the HD800 to be quite comfortable on it's own but I wonder if anyone has bothered to try a Beyer foam headband on it, or anything else to even further improve the comfort? It made a big difference with the planars.

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The Violectric V200 has really good synergy with the HD800s!

 

I agree. Paired up with the V800 DAC I can say it sounds amazing.

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Latest itteration of my hardwired HD800. Now with 4-pin XLR and 6.3 adapter.

 

 

Not bad if I may say so myself. :basshead: 

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Latest itteration of my hardwired HD800. Now with 4-pin XLR and 6.3 adapter.




Not bad if I may say so myself. basshead.gif  

What does hard wiring achieve ? I can't imagine any scenario where this is an advantage. I do like the adapter mod though btw that is certainly worth doing even with non hard wired cable. Saves pulling the wire out at the cups Everytime.
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What does hard wiring achieve ? I can't imagine any scenario where this is an advantage. I do like the adapter mod though btw that is certainly worth doing even with non hard wired cable. Saves pulling the wire out at the cups Everytime.

 

You would be shocked to see all the parts that's "not needed" after hardwire mod has been done.  I would have it no other way now.  I got mine done by James at SAA.  Not sure where TwoEars got his done?


Edited by preproman - 4/29/14 at 10:01am
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All to do with contacts, and the less the better. Hardwired isn't a contact anymore :)

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Dare I ask how this improves sq? Is it to much of an assumption that even with the connectors the signal path is still clean. I am genuinely intrigued I'm not just after an argument btw. I wouldn't dare do this to my precious 800s!
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You would be shocked to see all the parts that's "not needed" after hardwire mod has been done.  I would have it no other way now.  I got mine done by James at SAA.  Not sure where TwoEars got his done?

 

All courtesy of TwoEars Basement Mods Inc. :wink:

 

Hardwiring may not be 100% necessary but for me it was kind of a fun project, and there is no doubt in my mind that a HD800 hardwired with a pure copper cable is the ultimate expression of said headphone.

 

In my case I used microphone cable with 23AWG oxygen free copper, so this cable then goes all the way from the 4-pin XLR to each respective headphone driver.

 

I can't exactly do A-B comparisions but overall I'm extremely happy with the mod! Here's a picture I took while doing the original hardwiring. You can see how thin the original internal wires are compared the ones that are about to be soldered in.

 

 

If you're interested I posted more pictures of this some while back, maybe a month ago or so. I left some impression there as well and they're still valid!!! :wink: 


Edited by TwoEars - 4/29/14 at 10:37am
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hardwiring is the new fashion?

 

i remember when people complained about the non-detachable cable for swapping, and now you destroy the cans to get hardwire

 

funny

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hardwiring is the new fashion?

 

i remember when people complained about the non-detachable cable for swapping, and now you destroy the cans to get hardwire

 

funny

Obviously this is a very decent DIY job (to say the least) and nothing about destroying the cans.

Of course you have to make a decision on the cable and loose the convenience of just pulling plugs out and swapping the cable but certainly any connection in the signal path that is not necessary can potentially degrade SQ.


Edited by icebear - 4/29/14 at 11:02am
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Obviously this is a very decent DIY job (to say the least) and nothing about destroying the cans.
Of course you have to make a decision on the cable and loose the convenience of just pulling plugs out and swapping the cable but certainly any connection in the signal path that is not necessary can potentially degrade SQ.
The gauge of wires isn't that big of a deal with headphones.
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The gauge of wires isn't that big of a deal with headphones.

 A quote with no reference to the comment does not make too much sense, does it ;-)) ?

 

I haven't mentioned anything about wire gauge but you are right about that.

The current needed to be transported for a headphone usually doesn't pose a challenge for the wire.

 

What I was referring to were connections.

Every connection is worse than a straight wire. A high quality connection is less worse ;-)). Therefore hard wiring, when the connection is not really needed, is optimizing the signal path.

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