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post #1096 of 25105
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

So far, out of box 0 hours, pretty sibilant. S hurts.

 

Welcome to Mjolnir land, enjoy the scream fest :D


Edited by Solude - 3/20/13 at 3:09am
post #1097 of 25105
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

So far, out of box 0 hours, pretty sibilant. S hurts.

Welcome to Mjolnir land, enjoy the scream fest biggrin.gif

The Gungnir is the culprit. The Mjolnir with a more capable DAC behind it isn't too shabby.
post #1098 of 25105
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

Welcome to Mjolnir land, enjoy the scream fest :D

 

+1  This amp with any DAC will still scream at you IMO..  The amp itself is just a hard core amp.

post #1099 of 25105
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post


The Gungnir is the culprit. The Mjolnir with a more capable DAC behind it isn't too shabby.

I wouldn't exactly go that far. Even the PWD with current firmware is aggressive,

superb detailing though and that upfront nature isn't for everyone.

 

My experience is the same with NAD. Both are smoother than Gungnir though..

 

But I'd still urge Solude to give Mojo a listen with PWD since you had it before with the W4S.

post #1100 of 25105

Bright with a dark dac and can isn't going to do well with a brighter dac and can ;)  Basically if you don't feel the HD800 is a bass monster... something is thin or bright in the chain.  For my current and previous kicks at the can that would include the Stello DA220, AMB B22, Apex Peak and W4S DAC-2.  Burson Soloist, HeadAmp GS-X mk2 when on the PWD2 are fantastic though.

post #1101 of 25105
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Just got the Hd800 today. S/N 208xx but I haven't put them on yet. Burn in time!
Nice! I also have a similar s/n 208xx. Just got my FR graph. No spike at 6k! I've been so happy with my purchase. Enjoy!
post #1102 of 25105
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Originally Posted by CDewey View Post


 Just got my FR graph. No spike at 6k!

There's not a single FR graph that shows a spike at 6k.

1) These graph show nothing

2) This must be anyway what sennheiser think is "neutral" (the graph have diffuse field correction).

Problem is that you don't have a "standard" head.

3) still I'd think the "popular" would favor a mid bass emphasis , and a more recessed treble.

I'm also thinking that the idea of neutral vary from one people to an other.

post #1103 of 25105

^^Yes the graphs are rubbish, probably contrived to hide the treble peak.  I'm not sure if this is what Sennheiser consider neutral, it might be more of a deliberate attempt to make them sound "fast" or "articulate" and certainly the sound has much more bite and presence due to this peak.  Unfortunately I can't stand the effects on my ears which were literally sore before I modified my pair.

post #1104 of 25105
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Originally Posted by drez View Post

 it might be more of a deliberate attempt to make them sound "fast"

 

Unfortunately it doesn't work angry_face.gif.  Missing the feeling of speed of my srh940. Not that the hd800  is slow, but I was expecting something better on that particular point. In  a review from headfonia, they confirm somehow my feeling that the hd800 might not be the best for fast paced music .

 

 

Edit: finally searched the review.  In the comparison to T1  review I  quote:

 

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For faster music, the T1 tends to carry the pace better. The HD800 tends to work better for medium to laid back music. It does seem that the HD800 works for a wider range of music, but I really can’t generalize too much. For instance, just within Rock, you have Hard and Slow Rock.

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Anyway, I know people who listen to Hard Rock and Metal most of the time, and the HD800 just wouldn’t be able to keep up with the pace of their music. Some people listen mostly to Jazz, and I would recommend the HD800 for that individual.

http://www.headfonia.com/hd800-t1/7/


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 3/20/13 at 4:51pm
post #1105 of 25105
HD800 is basically the fastest headphone short of some planar magnetics and stats.
post #1106 of 25105
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

HD800 is basically the fastest headphone short of some planar magnetics and stats.


Perhaps, but it's not how I hear it. And I'm not alone, thanks to the headfonia review.

post #1107 of 25105

It IS probably the fastest dynamic. Imo people don't perceive that because of it's distant soundstage...amps will also be a factor of course.

 

-Daniel

post #1108 of 25105

HD800 blows the LCD-2 out of the water for metal and just edges out the LCD-3.

 

Not fast enough. Pf, right...

post #1109 of 25105
The HE-6 is pretty fast as well. I do like the speed of the HD800. I see no issue with it's speed.
Edited by preproman - 3/21/13 at 12:49am
post #1110 of 25105
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

For those without budget constraints...

 

I just finished my B22 v GS-X mk2 A/B and it was a landslide win for the GS-X mk2.  Keeping it short and sweet it brings the LCD-3 liquid presentation and weight without losing anything the HD800 also wipes the floor with against the LCD-3.  Pure win :D

 

Should add, that's single ended :O

You should hear it fully balanced. smile.gif

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