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post #10381 of 19176
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post #10382 of 19176
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Originally Posted by SleepyOne View Post
 

Here is the link to the stand:

 

http://www.thomann.de/gb/rooms_audio_typ_fs_w_headphone_stand.htm

 

Thanks!  Wish there was a US seller though.  Amazon prime has totally ruined me.  I now feel tortured if I have to wait more than 2 days for anything.

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I bought a headphone stand once, but then I laid my headphones on the desk. :rolleyes:

This alternative works better when you don't have a 4 year old running around who has taken to demanding head time with your hd800's.  A stand placed at the back of my desk seems to have some deterrent effect on small grabby hands, even though she could easily climb up if feeling determined.  But I value the aesthetics regardless.  An attractive stand turns your phones into an interesting item on display rather than just clutter on your desk.  

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Just got the HD800 now I have to wait until I got home...feels like Christmas eve when I was a kid.......It only took 4 days from order to delivery and as it was marked gift did not have to pay the customs fee....:regular_smile :

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Just got the HD800 now I have to wait until I got home...feels like Christmas eve when I was a kid.......It only took 4 days from order to delivery and as it was marked gift did not have to pay the customs fee....regular_smile%20.gif
Where did u buy it from?
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Hi,

 

I bought it from below link on Saturday evening and got it delivered today in Abu Dhabi sent from Hong kong, they marked it as gift so I avoided the customs and tax, ttl usd 1150 which is not to bad considering Amazon takes usd 1499......

 

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SALE-BRAND-NEW-SENNHEISER-HD800-HD-800-DYNMIC-OPEN-BACK-STEREO-HEADPHONE-/221363074087?pt=AU_headphone&hash=item338a447427

 

 

I just registered the phones on Sennheiser web site and activated the 2 year warranty now I just need to await the frequency response chart which they stated in their automatically reply would be sent in a few days...

 

:)

post #10386 of 19176
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Originally Posted by Widell View Post


Just got the HD800 now I have to wait until I got home...feels like Christmas eve when I was a kid.......It only took 4 days from order to delivery and as it was marked gift did not have to pay the customs fee....regular_smile%20.gif

Welcome to the club. Listening right now and they still have the ability to impress going on 2 years of ownership. You are in for a revelation in music listening and enjoyment like no other.
post #10387 of 19176

After having the HD800s for a year I have to say I do not regret my purchase. Originally I was just going to buy them on Amazon and return them just to hear how they sound compared to my LCD2 Rev. 2. That day never came. Since then the Audezes have sat on the rack and only been used maybe once or twice. They are certainly the superior headphone in all aspects besides perhaps build materials. I love these things, I just hope the never break. I'm still using the stock cable as well. One concern however, the cable to headphone jack has a substantial wiggle from side to side. It doesn't affect the listening at all and when I looked at the leads everything seems to be straight and non deformed. The connectors are metal and do still make a nice snap when you insert them into the jack. I was wondering if anyone else could comment if they are experiencing the same thing. I noticed on eBay you can indeed buy new female jacks if they do one day break, but I'm just wondering. Thanks guys and thanks Sennheiser!

post #10388 of 19176

That's cool, I didn't know you could buy female HD800 connectors!

 

Maybe I'll un-hardwire my HD800's again at some point in the future! :tongue:

 

My connectors were rock solid when new, to the point I had to use almost all my force to get them out the first time.

 

Then they become much looser and easier to put in and out, and there was a bit of wiggle but it never effected the function in the slightest.

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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 

After having the HD800s for a year I have to say I do not regret my purchase. Originally I was just going to buy them on Amazon and return them just to hear how they sound compared to my LCD2 Rev. 2. That day never came. Since then the Audezes have sat on the rack and only been used maybe once or twice. They are certainly the superior headphone in all aspects besides perhaps build materials. I love these things, I just hope the never break. I'm still using the stock cable as well. One concern however, the cable to headphone jack has a substantial wiggle from side to side. It doesn't affect the listening at all and when I looked at the leads everything seems to be straight and non deformed. The connectors are metal and do still make a nice snap when you insert them into the jack. I was wondering if anyone else could comment if they are experiencing the same thing. I noticed on eBay you can indeed buy new female jacks if they do one day break, but I'm just wondering. Thanks guys and thanks Sennheiser!

 

I also have a little wiggle at the connectors and like yourself it doesn't appear to affect the sound.  It does make me wonder about longevity of the connections though.

post #10390 of 19176
I sold my Audeze lcd2.2 after I got my Sennheiser HD800. I didn't even think twice smily_headphones1.gif.

Problem with audeze headphones is that absolutely no sound stage. Everything sounded congested.

If you want little more musical and a strong bass there is TH900 to compensate Audeze sound signature ^^
post #10391 of 19176
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I sold my Audeze lcd2.2 after I got my Sennheiser HD800. I didn't even think twice smily_headphones1.gif.

Problem with audeze headphones is that absolutely no sound stage. Everything sounded congested.

If you want little more musical and a strong bass there is TH900 to compensate Audeze sound signature ^^

Except for those recessed mids the TH900 has.

post #10392 of 19176

Here in India, there was a ridiculously low special-offer price on HD800 from one of our reputable online sites for a couple of days recently. My sum total experience of high-end 'phones, so far, is about ten minutes, in a shop, with the LCD2s on my head, and I never heard HD800 yet. Even so, it was sooo tempting! I was telling myself that it should be easy to recover the price if I had to sell them ...but it was still a lot of money (half the price would be a lot of money!) and I don't have much of that just now.

 

This was a serious temptation, and serious mental conflict. Yes, I would like to own what is recognised as one of the world's best headphones... Yes, I am a detail freak in my listening... but I also like to just relax into the music and, although there is not much MP3 on my disk, there is digitised vinyl from far-from-perfect LPs and... although my high-frequency hearing loss needs good highs, it also makes hard highs painful to listen to.

 

Oh, if only I'd had a chance to listen to these 'phones before that offer came and went.

 

Perhaps, though, it was better that way, at least for my wallet ...and for my relationship with my wife!

 

 

:triportsad:

post #10393 of 19176
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Except for those recessed mids the TH900 has.

Ya that's the only thing that doesn't make th900 a perfect can.

I miss my d7000 wink.gif
post #10394 of 19176
Detail and soundstage --> HD800
Dark (muddy) congested sound --> Audeze

That's just my opinion.
post #10395 of 19176

I would like to sell my LCD 2 eventually, but it seems like a hassle. Plus the look nice just sitting there, more of a work of art then anything else now :dt880smile:

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