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post #10621 of 20002
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 


To set everyone's mind at ease, it wasn't the amp or the headphones, it was the recording and the ability of the HD800 to reproduce bass notes my former headphones could only dream of.

I've been  there! :beerchug:

post #10622 of 20002

Yupp :beerchug:

 

It takes a while do get used to the bass of the HD800 but then almost everything else sounds flabby in comparison! The Audeze headphone have a bit more bass with most amps, but in my experience the bass quality on the HD800 is actually higher.

 

Sabre chip DAC + H800 = Insane bass texture

post #10623 of 20002
i have a mytek its dsd is really good but i never liked the pcm on it. but the details are awesome as you stated. i just did the ppa usb card and linear psu
and the ppa red cable it has improved the pcm on the dac .
al
post #10624 of 20002

When HD800 came out i presumed that these are a hair better than K701  i then had.

When i first listened to HD800s, it was with Yulong D100 back then and by the bass performance alone i decided to get a pair ASAP. 

Now i need an exceptional amp..  i'm dying to hear more BH Mainline comparison with other ToTL amps.

 

Hey TwoEars: how's bass from Sonett vs V200 ?

post #10625 of 20002
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

i have a mytek its dsd is really good but i never liked the pcm on it. but the details are awesome as you stated. i just did the ppa usb card and linear psu
and the ppa red cable it has improved the pcm on the dac .
al

If you've run a server 2012, you may give audiophile optimiser and jplay a go as well :-)

It's another improvement IMO

For me, I like the bass impact on sabre chip dac such as Vega, but bass texture is nicer on multibit DAC though.
Edited by jsgraha - 5/18/14 at 5:54am
post #10626 of 20002
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Originally Posted by Priidik View Post
 

When HD800 came out i presumed that these are a hair better than K701  i then had.

When i first listened to HD800s, it was with Yulong D100 back then and by the bass performance alone i decided to get a pair ASAP. 

Now i need an exceptional amp..  i'm dying to hear more BH Mainline comparison with other ToTL amps.

 

Hey TwoEars: how's bass from Sonett vs V200 ?

 

The V200 beats the Sonett for bass, but that's a common thing with tubes. Usually solid state has better bass.

 

I have to say though that for a tube amp the Sonett has pretty good bass IMHO, the Sonett is not a "tubey" amp and all the bass information and texture is there. You're just lacking that last bit of slam when compared to SS.

 

The V200 is a fantastic SS amp for the HD800 but I should say that overall I prefer the Sonett, it has much better soundstage and "air". Music feels more right on it. The fact that the bass has a tad less slam and impact and high volume is not something I think about.


Edited by TwoEars - 5/18/14 at 6:10am
post #10627 of 20002
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

Just get the Best of Radiohead album-pretty much covers all the big ones-good if you're new to them. A particualar one that astounds with the HD800s technical prowess and soundstage is Street Spirit (Fade Out). Really though any RH song just simply gels w/ the Senns imo. Enjoy.

 

-Daniel


That song is really giving goose bumps when listening !

post #10628 of 20002
Hello post a link to a great radio head album
Please
Are there any hi Rez downloads for them
From acoustic sounds ??
post #10629 of 20002
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Hello post a link to a great radio head album
Please
Are there any hi Rez downloads for them
From acoustic sounds ??

Start with OK Computer and Kid A
post #10630 of 20002

OK Computer is recorded kinda hot imo. Go with the Best Of album, which has been mastered better and has most of the hits.

 

TT600R: Incredible huh! I also really like Lucky, Idioteque, 2+2=5 and Fake Plastic Trees. These particularly sound quite amazing on the HD800s imo. I honestly was never that big of a fan of RH until I heard them on the Senns-just really brings out every layered nuance that these guys produced.

 

-Daniel

post #10631 of 20002
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ernest-Ansermet-French-Music/dp/B00DT2322E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400303969&sr=8-1&keywords=ansermet

 

I tried to paste the bitly-shortened address for the above, but it got translated back again somehow! Anyway, that's the box of Ansermet in French music (32 discs, £49.50 on Amazon UK) that I'm ploughing through at the moment. Decca got some pretty marvellous sounds out of Victoria Hall, Geneva in the 1950s and 1960s - sounds that suit the HD800s very well!


I found the Debussy recording here :

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004FWZ5LI/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

 

and will start with just that before diving head first into the box set, provided I like his style. Some 50 ties and 60 ties recordings have a great spaciousness because they were not so closely miked. Consequently the "being in the hall" illusion can be marvellous with the HD800.

post #10632 of 20002

Sorry, posted to wrong thread.


Edited by MattTCG - 5/18/14 at 3:21pm
post #10633 of 20002

Have a beer or three and figure it out! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #10634 of 20002
The two rigs are very different one is a detail monster
And the other is recessed. Hi must have your own ideals to please
And asking strangers on here to decide for you
Is just a really bad idea
Al
post #10635 of 20002
Is there anything better on the market than HD800?
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