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post #10831 of 25534

I am seriously thinking about trying these cans.

 

I was going to get the Hifiman560....but I am now thinking about trying those much later down the road.....after all the dust settles.

 

What is a good price on a used HD800?

post #10832 of 25534
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

I am seriously thinking about trying these cans.

I was going to get the Hifiman560....but I am now thinking about trying those much later down the road.....after all the dust settles.

What is a good price on a used HD800?

I read somewhere that he500 was a better hp than 560?

I am waiting for the he6 successor for hd800 compliment,
post #10833 of 25534
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Originally Posted by Mortalcoil View Post

From my own personal experience I found an audible difference between two HD-800 units.  So discernible to my ears that one of the units was swapped for another.

If any of you are not aware of this thread  http://www.head-fi.org/t/433059/sennheiser-hd800-certificate-for-frequency-response-arrived/480#post_10424772  please take a look.

As I mentioned in my post (linked) I found a huge difference between serial numbers,  with the newer 28xxx sounding thinner than the earlier 26xxx.

They were unlistenable to my ears.

YMMV .... IMO...TBH lol and all that wink.gif

Do you think it has to do with the burn in period?

It has been proven for akg headphones by tyll @ innerfidelity.

Not sure.

If anyone live in Toronto with the serial number starting 28... I will like to a/b.
Edited by Canadian411 - 5/25/14 at 6:15am
post #10834 of 25534
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post


I read somewhere that he500 was a better hp than 560?

I am waiting for the he6 successor for hd800 compliment,


I do not know how one can even compare the HE500 & 560 in all honesty......the headphone is still being revised, and not that many people have heard them....even then opinions seem to vary......I do think eventually they will be good.....just not any time soon.

post #10835 of 25534

Who did direct A/B comparison between S/N 5XXX, 1XXXX,2XXXX HD800 ?

 

I compared once a demo HD800 vs Mine in a shop and the demo one sounded slightly brighter. Real but very subtle difference. IMO Something quite normal between same models. Mine is #17XXX but I don't known what's the S/N of the demo HD800 I tried.

post #10836 of 25534
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

Who did direct A/B comparison between S/N 5XXX, 1XXXX,2XXXX HD800 ?

 

I compared once a demo HD800 vs Mine in a shop and the demo one sounded slightly brighter. Real but very subtle difference. IMO Something quite normal between same models. Mine is #17XXX but I don't known what's the S/N of the demo HD800 I tried.

I have A/B-d mine (20837) vs my friends 16XXX something. Sine gen and music listening and differences are very hard to pick up and i couldn't decide which was better. 

 

However i listened (not a/b) to 5XXX model as well, and thought that it sounded a bit smoother, slightly softer treble. Also the earlier models had different pads, maybe it affects sound too.

post #10837 of 25534
Now that makes sense. Anything with pads i would think has a viable chance at changing the sound
post #10838 of 25534

IMO the only valid statement about different HD800 shoud be based on direct comparison. Memory is not reliable at all and our tastes change when our experience increases so our judgment can vary way more than HD800 sound sig .

post #10839 of 25534

I just changed pads on my hd650....night and day difference. Even my wife could tell. Old pads have more bass and smaller sound stage. 

post #10840 of 25534
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

IMO the only valid statement about different HD800 shoud be based on direct comparison. Memory is not reliable at all and our tastes change when our experience increases so our judgment can vary way more than HD800 sound sig .

 

I'm with you there.

 

We tend to hear what we want to hear and our hearing is bound to vary from day-to-day much more than the headphones are...

 

You own both headphones, both headphones are burned in, same rig, samt occasion, same song, everything the same..... you hear a difference then... we'll talk. Otherwise I will attribute it to something else.

post #10841 of 25534
Yea now I am in complete agreement
🌰🌰🌰I am not nuts then
Al
post #10842 of 25534
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

 

I'm with you there.

 

 

 

Sonett users brotherhood :D

post #10843 of 25534
Korg has an dac amp combo it plays dsd as well. It is supposedly good with many headphones. Anyone here using it with the hd800.
???
Al
post #10844 of 25534
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

 

Sonett users brotherhood :D

 

How do you like it anyway? Had time to form any opinions yet? :popcorn:

post #10845 of 25534
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

 

How do you like it anyway? Had time to form any opinions yet? :popcorn:

 

I had About 10 hours of Listening. Shortly : Smoooooooooooth , better (wider+deeper) soundstage, more layering & more real imaging especially of the background of the soundstage. Great bottom end but still smooth/textured. Voices seems to gain some body. Overally the Sound seems to be thicker in a very good way.  Lot of Control too . The Sonett offers full dynamics at every volume range and I can enjoy my HD800 even at very low volume.  I tried briefly the IEC impedance setting and i Prefer the lowest one. Perfectly black background. I only use the lowest gain setting.

 

It seems I can listen to a larger range of music and that my HD800 became more forgiving. 

 

New toy effect and personal bias with an expensive piece of gear maybe but so far, I'm Happy.

 

Consequently my previous amp can go to its next owner .:D 


Edited by Sorrodje - 5/25/14 at 8:41am
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