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post #10681 of 25183
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Can someone clarify a question for me please. Is the Anaxilus mod still being used for the newest hd800 or is this something that was done primarily for the older hd800's? 

thanks...
The choice to mod is based on the user. The headphones themselves are almost identical from the first pair to the last.
post #10682 of 25183
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

I hate the look of the thing, it looks like a child's toy! Jesus it's horrible and tiny, that shinny aluminium finish. YUCK. 


no offense meant of course 
It's actually silver painted plastic. Fisher Price anyone?
post #10683 of 25183
So is the HD 800.
post #10684 of 25183
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I hate the look of the thing, it looks like a child's toy! Jesus it's horrible and tiny, that shinny aluminium finish. YUCK. 

 

 

no offense meant of course 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


It's actually silver painted plastic. Fisher Price anyone?

 

C'mon guys, are you trying to win the Head-Fi fashion show?  You ain't wearin' the thing.  Who cares? It sounds great. :)

post #10685 of 25183
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

So is the HD 800.
There's a difference between plastic just to be cheap and plastic designed for acoustic reasons. The plastic casing on the Hugo has large gaps around the connectors which makes it look awful.
post #10686 of 25183
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

also why are people saying the amps are different . i asked sennhieser about this and they responded its the same amp in both. we need to get off this as the more people repeat this the more people read it and get confused with hear say.

 

 

Nobody said the amps are different.

The question was asked if there was a difference between the amps in the hdvd800 and hdva600.

The answer was no. And since you talked with Sennheiser you confirmed the answer.

I see no spreading of false info or causing confusion here.

post #10687 of 25183
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I hate the look of the thing, it looks like a child's toy! Jesus it's horrible and tiny, that shinny aluminium finish. YUCK. 

 

 

no offense meant of course 

 

I could care less what any component in my entire chain looks like.  All I care about is the sound.

post #10688 of 25183
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post
 

 

 

 

I've only had the Hugo a few days but there was a noticeable improvement when I fed it through my ALO Pan Am (a lot less than $2k). This was with both HD 800's and LCD-3's.

As I've said, mileage may vary. Maybe you can run the headphone output for a few more days and let us know how you feel. Amp/phones pairing is a complex matter as well as an art, add subjective personal preference to it then nothing is a closed deal. I'm sure many HD800 users prefer using tube amps (so do I), glad that you find the combination worked well. I'll be trying the Hugo/WA 7 again when the WA tube power supply comes in later this month.

post #10689 of 25183
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

First time I've heard "ANYONE" call Jasons amps (GS-X mk2) ugly.  To me the GS-X mk2 and the BHSE are gorgeous works of art.  

 

Justin is confused as to why you're calling him Jason. :tongue:

post #10690 of 25183
Lol childs toy. I can see that.
For sec I thought you were referring to hd800.

I think hd800 is fashionable enough to wear on the street, making beats crowd very jealous wink.gif
post #10691 of 25183
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Originally Posted by subtle View Post

Justin is confused as to why you're calling him Jason. tongue.gif

Lol. This thread is confusing.

I feel like Monday today since yesterday was a statutory holiday, and I am uncoffeed... need a break.
post #10692 of 25183
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Originally Posted by holeout View Post
 

As I've said, mileage may vary. Maybe you can run the headphone output for a few more days and let us know how you feel. Amp/phones pairing is a complex matter as well as an art, add subjective personal preference to it then nothing is a closed deal. I'm sure many HD800 users prefer using tube amps (so do I), glad that you find the combination worked well. I'll be trying the Hugo/WA 7 again when the WA tube power supply comes in later this month.

 

Looking forward to hearing your impressions of the Hugo/WA7.

 

I haven't even had the time yet to run Hugo through the Liquid Glass; that may be interesting.

 

Perhaps it is just the tube coloration that I like, but I found that I liked the sound better through the amp.  I've also been running the same headphones through the headphone out on the Hugo.  But it's only been a few days, so we'll see.

post #10693 of 25183
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Originally Posted by subtle View Post
 

 

Justin is confused as to why you're calling him Jason. :tongue:

 

Huh.  your the only one that caught that 

 

:beerchug:

post #10694 of 25183
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Originally Posted by subtle View Post
 

 

I could care less what any component in my entire chain looks like.  All I care about is the sound.

Well said. I wasn't impressed by the looks of the Hugo when I read about it, but when I saw the real thing in my hands with music feeding my ears, funny how the perception have changed. After 3 months of use, it's still growing on me.

 

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I hate the look of the thing, it looks like a child's toy! Jesus it's horrible and tiny, that shinny aluminium finish. YUCK. 

 

 

no offense meant of course 

 

Non taken. Oh, btw, of course it's tiny (if you can call it that), it's meant to be portable! :)

post #10695 of 25183
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post
 

 

 

C'mon guys, are you trying to win the Head-Fi fashion show?  You ain't wearin' the thing.  Who cares? It sounds great. :)

I suppose it doesn't matter to most but it would drive me crazy. I just couldn't buy it. It just has to look right if its over 2000 - heck even if it's 200 it still has to look good. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by subtle View Post
 

 

I could care less what any component in my entire chain looks like.  All I care about is the sound.

Good for you. I just can't look the other way. It just doesn't suit my tastes


Edited by magiccabbage - 5/20/14 at 1:44pm
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