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post #10351 of 14016
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 #10352 of 14016
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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 #10353 of 14016
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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 #10354 of 14016

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 #10355 of 14016
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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 #10356 of 14016
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 #10357 of 14016

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

post #10358 of 14016
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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 #10359 of 14016
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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. 

post #10360 of 14016
Sorry amber light is my daughter Kim.
And she does use my iPads or iPhones when she visits.
Do the above posts are from me not her.
Sorry
Regarding ES the note thickness is a little thin as well
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 5/5/14 at 10:19am
post #10361 of 14016

Recently got my pair of HD800. After that I thought I should finally join this community. ;)

(Since head-fi.org is one of the main reasons why my pockets are now empty :P)

 

This are my beloved HD 800 <3

 

 

If someone like the shot, I can give a direct link to my flickr page for high rez Wallpapers.

I never heard better headphones than the HD800 before. I upgraded them from my HD 650 after more or less 7 years. :)

post #10362 of 14016
Yes I to trust him and have read his reviews here and other sites .
Al
post #10363 of 14016
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Originally Posted by -kent- View Post
 

Recently got my pair of HD800. After that I thought I should finally join this community. ;)

(Since head-fi.org is one of the main reasons why my pockets are now empty :P)

 

This are my beloved HD 800 <3

 

 

If someone like the shot, I can give a direct link to my flickr page for high rez Wallpapers.

I never heard better headphones than the HD800 before. I upgraded them from my HD 650 after more or less 7 years. :)

 

Welcome and sorry about your wallet :D

 

Also - the picture has potential but I'm not a big fan of the neon lights, I think it would look better without them...

post #10364 of 14016

WA6 are my next target :D

 

Well, I take feedback, so just tell me what you would like. I guess I'll make a dark Wallpaper aswell. Besides the neon on the bottom everything is editable (the Neon on the bottom part is actually real... so... ;) )

 

I used my desktop as the background. Here you can see the "neon light" in the back of my table:

 

 

The HD800 are now standing on the left besides my Display :)


Edited by -kent- - 5/5/14 at 11:37am
post #10365 of 14016

Ha! When I first saw the picture I forgot for a moment that this is HeadFi and I thought that this was your listening / cinema room with a massive display and a life size statue. Then I saw the keyboard! :beyersmile:

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