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post #10336 of 19512
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Originally Posted by Widell View Post
 


Me too, that is why my Credit card is smoking....:D just could not let it pass...

The seller is located in Hong Kong, aren't you worried?

post #10337 of 19512
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I have never heard a truly high end speaker rig in a treated room before but i can imagine that it would sound amazing. 

 

It doesn't even have to be that high end.

 

Magnepan 1.7 and an Odyssey Khartago amp will make most so called high-end systems sound like an overpriced joke.

 

A system like that won't have any bottom end grunt but the tonality, soundstage and coherence is going to be very hard to beat. If you listen to light classical music it's a TOTL system.

 

Of course, you need a good room to place them in or they will only play at maybe 30-50% of their potential...

 

 

Also - people seem to be on a buying spree? Happy days, killers systems coming up by the looks of it :D 


Edited by TwoEars - 5/5/14 at 6:11am
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Normally I would not buy from Hong Kong via Ebay, but the seller is DWI which is an Australian retailer selling electronics online, I contacted them as their price for the HD800 was very good, however the told me that they could only ship within Australia if purchased via their online store but advised me that they did sell via Ebay Australia which shipped from Hong Kong.....

 

As they are a company and not a private person and they have sold 12 already and have 99.5% positive feedback out of 23953 sales and I paid via Paypal I felt relatively safe so I took the chance..... no guarantees though.....:confused_face:

 

Will let you all know if I am getting ripped off or if I will be a happy camper.....

post #10339 of 19512
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post
 

The seller is located in Hong Kong, aren't you worried?

I buy from Hong Kong all the time without any problem. Have you been there? It is not the Hong Kong of old. The shopping centers and shops spell of wealth and the stores are full of buyers. I would trust a shop there before many other places.

post #10340 of 19512

I'm sure it's fine. I buy from asia all the time on ebay and never had any problems, not even from private sellers. And that paypal guarantee is very good for buyers, it's a PITA if you're a seller because people have been known to abuse it. But it's good if you're a buyer since paypal almost always settles disputes in favor of the buyer.

post #10341 of 19512
Excuse me...I'm going to cut up my credit card before I make an impulsive purchase...I really want a pair of 800's, but I think I'm going to get a solid DAC first, and my wife would not approve of a >$1,000 purcahse right now.

Wrt speakers, the most experience I have is from AXPONA this year. Probably not the best example of how good speakers can sound, but when you put all of these speakers in the same room (essentially...they were all hotel rooms), it definitely kills the difference between your $3,000 speakers and your $10,000 speakers.

I'll probably eventually get a good speaker setup, but it will be with the ~$3,000 speakers, and will be after I buy a house...and pay off my car...
post #10342 of 19512
There are still a few scams operating out of Hong Kong these days (I know of someone who got a bootlegged controller just a few weeks ago). I am sure that most of the purchases are fine, but I would still stick close to sites and services that will get your money back just in case. Sales through Amazon, for example, will be corrected, and Paypal should help you out, as TwoEars mentioned.
post #10343 of 19512
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

I'm sure it's fine. I buy from asia all the time on ebay and never had any problems, not even from private sellers. And that paypal guarantee is very good for buyers, it's a PITA if you're a seller because people have been known to abuse it. But it's good if you're a buyer since paypal almost always settles disputes in favor of the buyer.

 

Have you actually tried to dispute any Paypal payments? I did when I received a pirated copy of software I bought. Paypal upheld the transaction...

 

Those guarantees look good on paper, but they don't always work as they should.

post #10344 of 19512
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Very good statements from both of you. As I am all three major audio groups CIEM,s headphones and speakers. Well setup good speakers blows away headphones but not in every way.
Speakers give you real staging in ways headphones do not. Speakers give you effects of the studio or venue that headphones do not . But there is details that head ones may give you that speakers do not. Now given a cheap rig is far below a cheap headphone rig. So in the end you can spend say 5 K on a really good headphone rig. And if with speakers that is nothing . When evaluating our equipment we should use both headphones and speakers to complete a more rounded pic of the sound.
May I Recomend the HDVD600. Fro the hd 800. It is the best I have heard yet those headphones
Al

The shop where i bought my pair had HDVD800 and it sounded very good (with its own dac!), clearly better and a lot more relaxed sound than my current setup (DA8 xlr out).

A few have said a thing or two in the direction that Questyle might be even better than HDVA600.

 

I could use a quick sum-up between the most recommended SS options, HDVA600 (or HDVD800) Taurus MK2, GS-Xmk2 and Questyle CMA800R. 

 

I know its not that easy to come up with, as few have even briefly heard all of these units.

Right know i'm thinking of CMA800R, but if any of these others are clearly better, then i'd like to know.

 

I have a under 5k speaker rig and its pretty TOTL although they go only down to ~28Hz, so in absolutes it will be totl after i add stereo subs.

One can spend endless money on speakers/amps and get only mid-fi out of it. (granite housings, bling-bling materials here and there ..)

 

Just came back home, had a walk and listened my 100$ IEM-s through Clip+ and thought what a value! Until i reached the HD800s.. 

post #10345 of 19512

Sure I have, I bought a DSLR camera with a non-working autofocus and paypal gave me back all my money so I was happy.

 

The seller kept asking that I should have a qualified sevice tech look at it and so forth but I wasn't in the mood for that, I know how a DSLR camera works.


Edited by TwoEars - 5/5/14 at 7:04am
post #10346 of 19512
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Originally Posted by Priidik View Post

 

I could use a quick sum-up between the most recommended SS options, HDVA600 (or HDVD800) Taurus MK2, GS-Xmk2 and Questyle CMA800R. 

 

Look here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/51179/project86

 

I rate this reviewers opinions very highly.

post #10347 of 19512
Don't you need 2 questyle to have balance hp output ? I never understood why only 1 3 pin xlr in front.

Maybe I don't really understand the amp.
post #10348 of 19512

Still haven't heard much about two CMA's in mono balanced mode with HD800 vs something like GS-X.

post #10349 of 19512
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

Don't you need 2 questyle to have balance hp output ? I never understood why only 1 3 pin xlr in front.

Maybe I don't really understand the amp.

Mono powerblocks essentially.

post #10350 of 19512
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

 

It doesn't even have to be that high end.

 

Magnepan 1.7 and an Odyssey Khartago amp will make most so called high-end systems sound like an overpriced joke.

 

A system like that won't have any bottom end grunt but the tonality, soundstage and coherence is going to be very hard to beat. If you listen to light classical music it's a TOTL system.

 

Of course, you need a good room to place them in or they will only play at maybe 30-50% of their potential...

 

 

Also - people seem to be on a buying spree? Happy days, killers systems coming up by the looks of it :D 

I have only heard 2 set of electro static speakers and didn't like either of them. They were seriously missing meat. 

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