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post #10411 of 14014
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post

While not "perfect" (whatever that means), the d7000 is indeed a way more "fun" headphone to listen to, which is why I have them on my head a majority of the time. They're great when I watch movies on the computer, TV, a lot of genres of music...sure, the hd800 have soundstage and detail, but they're not exactly what I define as "fun". I think they're great, no doubt, but they're not everyday cans for me.

Seems like the th900 have all that workmanship stuff going on. They sure are pretty...but maybe one day an offer I can't resist will come up and I'll pick up a pair. For now, my d7000/hd800/woody sr225/he-500 combo makes me very happy.

 

Don't get me wrong, I do like the D7000's as well. And I understand perfectly what you're saying with the D7000 being the more fun and easy-go-along headphone for everyday use. It's a matter of taste and nothing more.

 

Out of curiosity, what are you using to drive your D7000 and HD800's with? The Yulong A28?

 

What's the verdict on that one compared to some of the other amps that you have or have had?

post #10412 of 14014
Fun= less accurate
post #10413 of 14014
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Fun= less accurate

Now how did you come to that conclusion?

post #10414 of 14014
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Fun= less accurate


Sometimes in life you just gotta have fun. When I listen to HD 800 I close my eyes & loose myself in music. With TH 900 I get up & Dance.:L3000:

post #10415 of 14014

I've come to notice that source and recording quality playa much higher factor in hi-fi listening then the headphone themselves. Just my observation but I could be wrong. 

post #10416 of 14014
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 


Sometimes in life you just gotta have fun. When I listen to HD 800 I close my eyes & loose myself in music. With TH 900 I get up & Dance.:L3000:

 

I agree, I don't think I can dance on classical music with HD800. 

With TH900 playing various music, from pop, dance, techno, rock, alternative etc, I can surely dance :)  but I am not a good dancer :(

post #10417 of 14014

Just get both guys, HD800 and TH900 :) = end game.

post #10418 of 14014

I much prefer HD800 + Ultrasone Signature pro . :tongue_smile:

post #10419 of 14014
I prefer and have the HD800 and the LCD-3 smily_headphones1.gif
post #10420 of 14014
Same here
post #10421 of 14014

feel like hd800 + d7000 is end game for me...i'll keep my sr225 woodies b/c they're quite fun, too, but he-500 probably won't stay, hf2 will be sold, and the only headphone i really want to try is the th900, but not a necessity at the moment. 

 

for now, more concerned about amp and source. ragnarok sounds like it will be a beast...i think it's between that and the taurus mk.ii 

post #10422 of 14014

Heresy!

 

post #10423 of 14014

Foobar equalizer does an excellent job in making my HD800s "fun". I don't have the ears of a bat so it does the trick for me. :gs1000smile: 

post #10424 of 14014

I sold the TH900 after thoroughly comparing it to my HD800s on the same rig: ZDSE/DP1. I felt that the HD800 had it beat in nearly every area, both objective and subjective. I was very impressed with the Fostex soundstage though-it simply did not sound like a closed headphone. I think I simply grew out of colored headphones years ago-though the TH900 definitely strikes a good balance between fun and neutral imo.

 

-Daniel

post #10425 of 14014
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 

Foobar equalizer does an excellent job in making my HD800s "fun". I don't have the ears of a bat so it does the trick for me. :gs1000smile: 

 

I agree, if you want make the HD800 fun give it a +3-5dB boost in the midrange between 1kHz and 4kHz (peaking between 2-3.5 kHz) and it will have the same "glorious mids" as HD650, Grados, Denons etc etc.

 

Don't knock it till you've tried it. ;) 

 

I don't use anything that extreme day-to-day though. But it's entirely possible to alter the sound signature of the HD800 to almost anything you fancy.


Edited by TwoEars - 5/7/14 at 4:49pm
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