Shhhhh… don't type so hard, she might hear you !
Well what she doesn't know wouldn't hurt her right? I've just recently got a HD800 by shifting money from my photography gear :) I reckon getting the HD800 has a blessing in disguise. It present details and sound stage so effortlessly I'm only using half of the volume I used to have on my older headphones. I was worried about using open headphone in the office but because I only use it at low volume now it's not a problem :) also would be better for my ear in the long run. So my angle is $1000 spend now better spend that thousands more on ear doctor when I'm older :)
Im currently looking at aftermarket cables for the HD800. The stock cable was nice for a year but I think its time to move on. What would you say is the best value aftermarket for the HD800s. Norne seems like the cheapest, are they good? Is spending 500$ on a cable really worth it or can I get a great value out of say a 200$ cable? Thanks
Hey there, RAM is one of my all time favorite albums and I also bought/sold/rebought newer HD800s and now really like them. I've got the DCC Gold version also.
(And furthermore, the headphone-habit is one of best habits you can have; no substance abuse and it can last a lifetime. Anyone around you should be proud you have such a divine healthy appreciation of the art of music reproduction.)
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.
Nice to see I am not the only one hiding HPs purchase from my wife
That's also the reason why I have my "high-end" rig in my office and why I work beyond normal working hours so often.
Having a boss (this is his desk) who has a deep understanding of my HP hobby is priceless for me
How does the HD 800 pair with Master 9 ? Do you prefer the Master 9 over a tube amp for the HD 800 ?
It is Reference 10.32 with 4x PCM1704UK dac chips and it pairs very well with the HD800: full, balanced and very detailed analogue like sound. That tube amps are DIY design, they are not bad at all but I still prefer Reference 10.32 sound. I am kinda audio-gd guy
That's my S.O.P. , though, for some reason I volunteered the $1100 I paid for HD800.
Then, last week, I received my new TH900s. I was sure I covered all my tracks. Two evenings later, she brings the receipt to me and asks me if I wanted to keep it (the receipt!)!