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post #10486 of 19178

Does anyone use their HD800 with a modmic? I just got one last night but noticed that the magnet is being held against the headphone and didn't know if that had any ill effects. Some cursory research seems to imply that this shouldn't matter, but I figured I would check to see if anyone had any insight there.

post #10487 of 19178
Is there anyone using the HD800 with a budget rig, say 350$ and less?
post #10488 of 19178

Now that's a gaming headset.... :D

 

Can't imagine it should matter, maybe on a theoretical level. But hardly on a practical one.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Is there anyone using the HD800 with a budget rig, say 350$ and less?

 

Sure, it hardly sounds its best like that but it can be done. Matrix M-stage is often recommended.


Edited by TwoEars - 5/12/14 at 1:48pm
post #10489 of 19178

I do, 

Fiio E17+E09k+ EqualizerAPO (Free software parametric EQ)

 

I'm an audiophile outlaw. :veryevil:


Edited by frix - 5/12/14 at 1:59pm
post #10490 of 19178
Quote:
Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Is there anyone using the HD800 with a budget rig, say 350$ and less?
I'd stick with a cDAC and Vali for about 250$!
post #10491 of 19178
If you do not own the hd800 I personably would buy a less revieling headphone.
As the hd800 are extreme in detail and and having cheaper DAC and amp is looking for
An unhappy audio experience
I am sure I will get bashed now. But someone needs to be honest
Here.
Al
post #10492 of 19178
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

If you do not own the hd800 I personably would buy a less revieling headphone.
As the hd800 are extreme in detail and and having cheaper DAC and amp is looking for
An unhappy audio experience
I am sure I will get bashed now. But someone needs to be honest
Here.
Al

hey Al.....I agree with you

post #10493 of 19178

I'm inclined to agree as well.

 

A cheap DAC/AMP can be a stopgap if you want to get the HD800 now and uprade the rest later.

 

But it's not so good if that's how you're planning to use it in the long run.

 

HD600/650 are better for that, much more forgiving.

post #10494 of 19178
So they will bash us both hahaha pm me
I had the pwd and ap1/pp and I did the upgrade to direct stream
Al
post #10495 of 19178
Wow all this agreement is making me think something really bad is coming.
👹👺👹👺
Al
post #10496 of 19178
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Wow all this agreement is making me think something really bad is coming.
👹👺👹👺
Al

Agreed

post #10497 of 19178
I disagree. HD800 + M-Stage w/USB DAC is hard to beat. $1800 rig (retail) that would take much more to beat it, IMO. Get the M-Stage, replace DAC first, then amp later. No reason to even bother with mid-fi amps and DACs.

No HD600/650 rig would touch it.
Edited by Maxvla - 5/12/14 at 3:09pm
post #10498 of 19178
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

No HD600/650 rig would touch it.

 

The m-stage is good, but that's still very subjective. Depends on what you're looking for.

post #10499 of 19178
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post

The m-stage is good, but that's still very subjective. Depends on what you're looking for.
It's more that the HD600 is several steps below the HD800 in any category. An HD600 on a decent rig vs a HD800 on a cell phone, I'd take the HD800 any day.
post #10500 of 19178
Ok now I feel better. Hahahaha
Al
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