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post #10741 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

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

 

I have waffled back and forth about buying the hd800 like a high school girl trying to decide which outfit to wear. :o  I think my biggest reservation has been the "brightness" that seems to bother some. 

 

I have the lyr and BHC, both with some nice tubes. I'm not able to spend additional money to make my chain any better, so I suppose that I just have to pull the trigger and give it a go. 

post #10742 of 24297
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I have waffled back and forth about buying the hd800 like a high school girl trying to decide which outfit to wear. redface.gif   I think my biggest reservation has been the "brightness" that seems to bother some. 

I have the lyr and BHC, both with some nice tubes. I'm not able to spend additional money to make my chain any better, so I suppose that I just have to pull the trigger and give it a go. 

Do it and dont look back! I have a 25*** model and find them less aggressive to the ears than my hd580's.
post #10743 of 24297
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I have waffled back and forth about buying the hd800 like a high school girl trying to decide which outfit to wear. :o  I think my biggest reservation has been the "brightness" that seems to bother some. 

 

I have the lyr and BHC, both with some nice tubes. I'm not able to spend additional money to make my chain any better, so I suppose that I just have to pull the trigger and give it a go. 

I have no issue with brightness with WA2 - if you are using BH then maybe there will be no issue also. 

post #10744 of 24297
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I have waffled back and forth about buying the hd800 like a high school girl trying to decide which outfit to wear. :o  I think my biggest reservation has been the "brightness" that seems to bother some. 

 

I have the lyr and BHC, both with some nice tubes. I'm not able to spend additional money to make my chain any better, so I suppose that I just have to pull the trigger and give it a go. 


Matt, I also can't tolerate "bright" cans, but the HD800 has been a pleasant surprise. No sibilance and no shrill treble to my ears. Bass is TIGHT and well-balanced. Detail and soundstage to die for.

 

Pull the trigger, my friend. :beerchug:

post #10745 of 24297

Thanks guys!! Guess it's time to empty the old paypal account. :biggrin:

post #10746 of 24297
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I have waffled back and forth about buying the hd800 like a high school girl trying to decide which outfit to wear. :o  I think my biggest reservation has been the "brightness" that seems to bother some. 

 

I have the lyr and BHC, both with some nice tubes. I'm not able to spend additional money to make my chain any better, so I suppose that I just have to pull the trigger and give it a go. 

 

You know you can apply different mods that will tame the brightness for not much money.  

 

I went with the SAA hardwire and cable mod.  It tamed the brightness and kept the good soundstage.  It did cost a bit much, but I'm sure you can find someone that could do it for much less.

post #10747 of 24297
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Thanks guys!! Guess it's time to empty the old paypal account. :biggrin:

yes soon you will join us! ;)

post #10748 of 24297

Go for it.  The HD800 is great out of the LYR and BHC.  As far as the brighness goes.. I only found it bright with the Bryston amp.  With tubes, it's amazing!

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I have waffled back and forth about buying the hd800 like a high school girl trying to decide which outfit to wear. :o  I think my biggest reservation has been the "brightness" that seems to bother some.

 

I have the lyr and BHC, both with some nice tubes.

post #10749 of 24297
Those headphones are just of the best there is. There is several top of the heap headphones but the hd800 has had more research then any of them. And in comparison to a few I have it shows. It's not that it does not have consessions it does but it does not have flaws. In a comparison of three top headphones it is the middle ground of the best of all. In fact they must have modded them from the hd800.
The HE 6 has more body at the expense of hyper details and a bloated bass.
The stax 009 leads in details but is note and presentation light .
The hd800 is the best of both as regarding the so called brightness this stems from a few places in the chain . Not the headphones.
Bad recordings , amp or dac is the root cause . This is where the controversy in these headphones comes from.
Al
post #10750 of 24297
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Those headphones are just of the best there is. There is several top of the heap headphones but the hd800 has had more research then any of them. And in comparison to a few I have it shows. It's not that it does not have consessions it does but it does not have flaws. In a comparison of three top headphones it is the middle ground of the best of all. In fact they must have modded them from the hd800.
The HE 6 has more body at the expense of hyper details and a bloated bass.
The stax 009 leads in details but is note and presentation light .
The hd800 is the best of both as regarding the so called brightness this stems from a few places in the chain . Not the headphones.
Bad recordings , amp or dac is the root cause . This is where the controversy in these headphones comes from.
Al

nicely put AL 

post #10751 of 24297
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Those headphones are just of the best there is. There is several top of the heap headphones but the hd800 has had more research then any of them. And in comparison to a few I have it shows. It's not that it does not have consessions it does but it does not have flaws. In a comparison of three top headphones it is the middle ground of the best of all. In fact they must have modded them from the hd800.
The HE 6 has more body at the expense of hyper details and a bloated bass.
The stax 009 leads in details but is note and presentation light .
The hd800 is the best of both as regarding the so called brightness this stems from a few places in the chain . Not the headphones.
Bad recordings , amp or dac is the root cause . This is where the controversy in these headphones comes from.
Al

 

Yeah right..  :cool:

post #10752 of 24297
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Those headphones are just of the best there is. There is several top of the heap headphones but the hd800 has had more research then any of them. And in comparison to a few I have it shows. It's not that it does not have consessions it does but it does not have flaws. In a comparison of three top headphones it is the middle ground of the best of all. In fact they must have modded them from the hd800.
The HE 6 has more body at the expense of hyper details and a bloated bass.
The stax 009 leads in details but is note and presentation light .
The hd800 is the best of both as regarding the so called brightness this stems from a few places in the chain . Not the headphones.
Bad recordings , amp or dac is the root cause . This is where the controversy in these headphones comes from.
Al

 

Since when does the HE-6 have 'bloated bass' I not heard any bloated bass even when underpowered and when properly driven has amongst the best bass I have ever heard. I also find the HD800's to have more perceived detail.

 

However I also love the HD800's just as much. :wink_face: 

post #10753 of 24297
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Yeah right..  :cool:

I didn't think you would be a fan of someone saying that HE600 have bloated bass.  ;)

post #10754 of 24297

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Yeah right..  :cool:

 

 

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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post
 

 

Since when does the HE-6 have 'bloated bass' I not heard any bloated bass even when underpowered and when properly driven has amongst the best bass I have ever heard. I also find the HD800's to have more perceived detail.

 

However I also love the HD800's just as much. :wink_face: 

 

+1. Best Bass I have heard on a HP. Choice of one HP to keep between both will have to be decided by a coin toss for me. Its a tie between both of them for me.


Edited by punit - 5/23/14 at 7:11am
post #10755 of 24297

I agree that the bass on the he6 is some of the best I've ever heard. 

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