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post #10876 of 24341

These cans good for rock & blues

 

These genres take up most of my listening habits.....now days Bonamassa about 25%.....

post #10877 of 24341

I just recently got into Bonamassa. Good stuff. :D

post #10878 of 24341

JoBo is amazing, for sure.

 

Lately I have been listening to a lot of Enrico Crivellaro. Check out his album Mojo Zone.

 

:beerchug:

post #10879 of 24341
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I just recently got into Bonamassa. Good stuff. :D

:D Yeah, really good stuff.

 

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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
 

JoBo is amazing, for sure.

 

Lately I have been listening to a lot of Enrico Crivellaro. Check out his album Mojo Zone.

 

:beerchug:

OK....thanks.

 

Are these cans and Joe B. a good match ?


Edited by whirlwind - 5/26/14 at 4:54am
post #10880 of 24341
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Are these cans and Joe B. a good match ?

Absolutely. I listen to Blues about 75% of the time, all thru the HD800.

 

The other 25% is Electronic and Rock and then it's LCD2 time. My forgotten HE500's will soon be for sale.

 

YMMV.

 

:beerchug:

post #10881 of 24341
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I just recently got into Bonamassa. Good stuff. :D

 

 

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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
 

Absolutely. I listen to Blues about 75% of the time, all thru the HD800.

 

The other 25% is Electronic and Rock and then it's LCD2 time. My forgotten HE500's will soon be for sale.

 

YMMV.

 

:beerchug:

 

Great news.....thanks much, man.  :beerchug:

post #10882 of 24341
How much more detailed is the the Stax 009 in comparison with HD800 and is it worth sacrificing the HD800's sound stage for it?
post #10883 of 24341

I have just heard both cans in a brief comparison at the 2014 NY meet.

The SR009 powered by BHSE, the HD800 by a GSX-MkII. I'd describe the main difference in presentation as more light, effortless, airy for the SR009. It is different but not necessarily more detailed. Maybe in a long term comparison you might be able to pick apart some details that the Stax can reveal and that the HD800 might be missing but this is trying to split blonde hairs.

As far as the sound stage goes, the HD800 is head and shoulders above the Stax, no contest here. And as I can't stand the "inside your head" effect of headphones in general, the HD800 is my only choice.


Edited by icebear - 5/26/14 at 5:53am
post #10884 of 24341
Ditto. I own them both. The hd800 is 90 or more of what the stax is. I read this too and I still just had to buy them hahaha
It's really not worth it. Regarding note thickness the hd800 is thicker like the HE6 is thicker than the hd800.
It becomes about hyper details. The more details the faster the decay and thus a thinner note presentation. Now what is real in comparison none of them are . If you want to know just how unreal any of our devices are . Go to a piano store and play one. The overtones of real in no way are matched in any system. Our brains no what it is because it's close but the more real it is the easier it seems to be heard. This is why dsd sounds so much like analog.
Al
post #10885 of 24341
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Ditto. I own them both. The hd800 is 90 or more of what the stax is. I read this too and I still just had to buy them hahaha
It's really not worth it. Regarding note thickness the hd800 is thicker like the HE6 is thicker than the hd800.
It becomes about hyper details. The more details the faster the decay and thus a thinner note presentation. Now what is real in comparison none of them are . If you want to know just how unreal any of our devices are . Go to a piano store and play one. The overtones of real in no way are matched in any system. Our brains no what it is because it's close but the more real it is the easier it seems to be heard. This is why dsd sounds so much like analog.
Al


Are you saying HD800 is about 90%+ of stax009? Then I can just skip stax smily_headphones1.gif

Save money for a rainy day smily_headphones1.gif
post #10886 of 24341
Oh yea for sure. If you heard the Difranco you would most likely not like it. An example is in speakers a electrostic compared to ribbon . The details are higher but at the expense of proper presentation. Meaning the notes are thin in an electro cam parred to a ribbon or cone. Now if you compare them to real none are real but the cone or ribbon hS more body and is closer to the real one .
Al
post #10887 of 24341

Got the HD800 today, bought from another Head-fi member who purchased them new in February of this year so these are new. First impressions : superb synergy between the HD800 & Trafomatic Experience Head One HP amp (tubes).  No sibilance at all which as you all know is the biggest complaint against the HD800.  The sound is clear, the instruments are well separated, the voices, main & background are very distinct & clear, the bass is present & not overwhelming.  I'm listening to the "Ram" album by Paul McCartney which is full of harmony & many instruments & sounds on most of the tracks.  The song "Uncle Albert" for example has orchestration, horns, triangle, drums, guitars & piano & they come out pretty much clearly considering this is a 1971 recording (although my copy is a gold remastered disk).  

 

The first HD800 I bought approximately 4 yrs ago had sibilance galore & were not enjoyable.  Now I don't profess to know if Sennheiser has adjusted their later models as some Head-fiers mention on another thread or if the sibilance was due to second rate HP amps but I can tell you that as of this initial listening session, this HD800 is performing quite well & is most enjoyable.  One other thing I've done in the past which I won't do again was to get rid of my other HPs at the time thinking the HD800 was the end it all.  The HD600, 650 & Shure SRH1540 will remain as part of my HP collection.  They all have their own signature that I enjoy and they're all quality HPs.  I was curious to see if the HD800 would sound different with a better HP amp & they sure do.  This second pair is not going anywhere.  By the way the SN is a 28xxx if this info. matters for any Head-fier reading this.  

 

Most importantly, my wife is not yet aware that I purchased these HPs.  Having four pairs of HPs all costing $400+ most of you know & probably identify with the fact that my wife would not understand why I have four pairs & mostly why I spent so much money on headphones.  But I know I can go on a Headphone Obsession site & be understood by many.  

Thanks all of you for your much needed support. :wink: 


Edited by BobG55 - 5/26/14 at 10:38am
post #10888 of 24341

Oh yes, the HD800 and the trafomatic head one is a very nice combo. Nice synergy there.

 

Welcome to the club :beerchug:

post #10889 of 24341
Wait, you hid a $1000 headphone purchase from your wife? Shocking. wink.gif
post #10890 of 24341
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

Oh yes, the HD800 and the trafomatic head one is a very nice combo. Nice synergy there.

 

Welcome to the club :beerchug:

 

 

As Elvis used to say : "Thank ye. Thank ye very much" !  :cool:

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