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post #10621 of 12455
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Thanks for mentioning this recording.

I have to admit I am not familiar at all with Ernest Ansermet but soon will take a listen. I hope I'll get to the same state as you :).

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!

post #10622 of 12455

Had posted a HD 800 - WA22 related post in the Woo Audio thread, though I'd link it here too :

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/428570/woo-audio-amp-owner-unite/29910#post_10552915

post #10623 of 12455
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Just got my HD800's today and had a quick question. About how much burn-in time do these need? They sound fantastic now but I can tell the bass is just a bit flabby and loose at the moment (but still better than my HD600's).

Bass flabbiness is probably down to amp synergy, usually about 100h are recommended for burn-in time. My units bass didn't change, maybe hf smoothed out a bit. Not as drastic effect at all as with some other headphones for me.

post #10624 of 12455
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Originally Posted by Priidik View Post

Bass flabbiness is probably down to amp synergy, usually about 100h are recommended for burn-in time. My units bass didn't change, maybe hf smoothed out a bit. Not as drastic effect at all as with some other headphones for me.

+1
post #10625 of 12455

Bass on the HD800 is definitely not flabby in most cases, that's the amp doing that. For instance the Burson HA-160 can make the HD800 a bit flabby.

 

When amped right the HD800 bass is one of the tightest and most precise on the market.

post #10626 of 12455
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

Bass on the HD800 is definitely not flabby in most cases, that's the amp doing that. For instance the Burson HA-160 can make the HD800 a bit flabby.

 

When amped right the HD800 bass is one of the tightest and most precise on the market.

 

Ay men to that :)

post #10627 of 12455
Plus one here too. The details are up there with a stax 009 rig
When all is correct
Al
post #10628 of 12455
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

Bass on the HD800 is definitely not flabby in most cases, that's the amp doing that. For instance the Burson HA-160 can make the HD800 a bit flabby.

 

When amped right the HD800 bass is one of the tightest and most precise on the market.

I'll raise to that ! 

post #10629 of 12455
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

Bass on the HD800 is definitely not flabby in most cases, that's the amp doing that. For instance the Burson HA-160 can make the HD800 a bit flabby.

 

When amped right the HD800 bass is one of the tightest and most precise on the market.


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.

post #10630 of 12455
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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 #10631 of 12455

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 #10632 of 12455
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 #10633 of 12455

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 #10634 of 12455
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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 #10635 of 12455
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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
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