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post #10726 of 25463

Sorrodje congrats on the DNA.

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Ahh, you finally got your sonett 2! Very nice.

 

Should go nicely with metrum octave and cardas, sounds like a good synergy to me.

 

Now you just need to reterminate that cardas cable with a 4-pin xlr and you'll be all set!

 

Probably takes at least 50h for the tubes to hit their stride as well.

 

But it looks nice! Very cool. :beerchug:

 

 

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Excellent picture sir

 

 

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Félicitations ! 

 

 

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I'm also jealous. I want one and it's not going to happen for me until at least another two months, then I can order it. In your pic it looks bigger than what I imagined. Very nice, congrats

 

 

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Sorrodje congrats on the DNA.

 

Cheers mates :beerchug:

 

@Twoears: I think i'll purchase another XLR terminated cable . Something like the pic but XLR terminated ;)

 

 

 

@soundeffect: indeed, the Sonett is bigger than I thought too. Nothing too invasive on my desk but bigger than most amp I owned before.

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I guess I need to start clearing out my desk. If you don't mind, let us know what you think of the sonnet 2. There aren't many people who speak of them.
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I guess I need to start clearing out my desk. If you don't mind, let us know what you think of the sonnet 2. There aren't many people who speak of them.

 

It's hard to give reliable thought after two hours of listening but I gave my short early impressions in the Sonnet 2 thread ;) . After days & weeks of common life I'll be more comfortable to give my opinion. the two main points i noticed is an improved soundstage and a smooth but clear & precise overall tone. No blur at all.  I was really afraid that the Sonett would be a more expensive & better Vali i really didn't like ( too harsh & dry to my ears) . Fortunately for me, it's not the case. What I looked for when I purchased the Sonett is crystal clear & transparent smoothness and not overly warm tone. I want something natural & refined , not colored or too "tubey". From what I heard last evening, the least I can say is that I'm not disappointed.

 

Another point I appreciate a lot is that amp seems to be able to restitute all the dynamic range even at very low volume .

 

Don't wait any dithyrambic review from me in the next days. Even if I'm wowed IRL i'm very reluctant to give positive or negative thoughts on Head-fi in the "Honeymoon" time ;) . For example, I've owned my HD800 for 10 month now and I've waited 6 month to write my complete feedback on my french forum. I'm convinced that real opinions in audio are based on long period of common life. :beerchug: 


Edited by Sorrodje - 5/22/14 at 6:20am
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.... What I looked for when I purchased the Sonett is crystal clear & transparent smoothness and not overly warm tone. I want something natural & refined , not colored or too "tubey". From what I heard last evening, the least I can say is that I'm not disappointed......:beerchug: 

 A first impression of things going in the right direction is the basis for enjoyment to come down the road.

Once the equipments has settled in and your excitement over the new box gives way to a more relaxed and critical state of listening then the judgement will be more accurate and capturing all the details that are there but you just don't recognize at the beginning. You are absolutely right to take your sweet time to get to know your new set up , enjoy !

post #10731 of 25463
Sounds fair to me. I'm still learning about the hd800 itself to see what changes I want, but as so far I'm liking it with lyr. Probably a month later is when I get a better idea as I'm a low hrs. Listener.
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Sounds good with the Lyr but I personally find it's sound better optimized with an OTL amp.

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 I'm convinced that real opinions in audio are based on long period of common life. :beerchug: 

100% agreed.

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Sounds good with the Lyr but I personally find it's sound better optimized with an OTL amp.

That's part of of what I meant. I'm glade the hd800 sounds good with the lyr and now I can look forward to more improvement with another amp when the time comes. Nothing like a headphone that has room to grow.
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Revived an old thread that ran from 2002-2007 ranking HP's on a scale 1-10 Kayandjohn ran the stats and

 

out of 337 member rankings, including rankings over the last 24 hours the HD800 is #1 out of the 37 most commonly reviewed HP's


Edited by RUMAY408 - 5/22/14 at 6:39pm
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http://Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being worst and 10 being best...

 

 

Revived an old thread that ran from 2002-2007 ranking HP's 1-10 

 

out of 337 member rankings, including rankings over the last 24 hours the HD800 is #1 out of the 37 most commonly reviewed HP's

 

The link redirects me to this very thread and page again..

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I'm having trouble getting the link to work inside head-fi help please


Edited by RUMAY408 - 5/22/14 at 6:48pm
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I'm having trouble getting the link to work inside head-fi help please

 

What is the name of the thread? I would really like to see the rankings myself.

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