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post #11056 of 24301

Is it possible to enjoy the HD800 with rigs costing less than 1000$(more around 500$-600$), or is it a waste of time? how much in % am i going to sacrifice?


Edited by pearljam50000 - 6/4/14 at 4:40am
post #11057 of 24301
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Is it possible to enjoy the HD800 with rigs costing less than 1000$(more around 500$-600$), or is it a waste of time? how much in % am i going to sacrifice?

You don't really need to spend a fortune to enjoy hd800.

Even my humble audio-gd nfb28 is just $680 and offers full balanced ess9018 DAC with dsd capability and a powerful amp section (1.2W @300ohm) that drives hd800 plenty well and give me very very good performance.
post #11058 of 24301
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Is it possible to enjoy the HD800 with rigs costing less than 1000$(more around 500$-600$), or is it a waste of time? how much in % am i going to sacrifice?

 

I think it depends on the person, personally.  I didn't like the HD800's until I went nuts on my amp/source and much preferred my HD600's with my Bottlehead Crack.  I think, for me, there are other less expensive headphones that can sound better than the HD800's with less expensive electronics.  That said, there are lot of people that love the HD800's out of pretty much anything, so it is all a matter of different ears liking different things.

 

If you are willing/able to get a pair of pre-owned HD800's you can try them with minimal financial risk because you could sell them for basically what you paid.  That way you could see for yourself if you like them out of your gear.

post #11059 of 24301
buying used is a good idea.
al
post #11060 of 24301
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Is it possible to enjoy the HD800 with rigs costing less than 1000$(more around 500$-600$), or is it a waste of time? how much in % am i going to sacrifice?

 

If you go to the sound science forum or\and talk to an objectivist, you will be told that you are going to sacrifice nothing.

 

 

If you ask  a guy with a $3000+ rig, you will be told that you will sacrifice everything.

 

 

 

Do some reading and come to your own conclusions (and use your ears whenever you can).  IMO, you will NOT be wasting your time with a $600 rig.

post #11061 of 24301
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You don't really need to spend a fortune to enjoy hd800.

Even my humble audio-gd nfb28 is just $680 and offers full balanced ess9018 DAC with dsd capability and a powerful amp section (1.2W @300ohm) that drives hd800 plenty well and give me very very good performance.

This looks good. So cheap and has everthing that I need. Dsd, balanced out, 9018, dac and an amp!

Thks for the info!
post #11062 of 24301
Just received the hd800, did the authenticationcheck and it gave the number on the sticker.
The serial is in the 29xxx so that seems ok.
But when i weight it without the cables it should be 330 grams but its 366, i calibrated my weightscale and it seems correct, when i eg weight my mobile its the same as stated on the spec
Can some1 weight his/her hd800 to compare?


Ive measured the resistance and that says 317 and 319 ohms

The headband material is of the same material as the cups, its not velour as its on my hd600, and it has a strong foam like smell
I will send better pics later

Im just in doubt if its real..triportsad.gif
post #11063 of 24301
They look just like mine do.
How do yet sound ??
post #11064 of 24301
I highly doubt it could be knocked off that well
post #11065 of 24301
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What did you find lacking?

Assuming I can't avoid it, is there a better portable option?*EDIT* my fault... chord Hugo ha.

 

If you want an excellent portable amp, you might take a look at an O2 + agdr booster board + dual lme4990 adaptor in the gain stage.  It is a drastic improvement in dc offset, current output, slew rate and presumably distortion over the stock O2 - the last is pending dScope measurements that JDS apparently just signed on to perform.  (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/headphone-systems/244473-o2-headamp-output-booster-pcb-19.html )

 

I built it back when it was a pure diy project, but I gather you can now obtain completed boards at agdraudio.com.  Sounds really good for ss to my ears, although I still prefer my hd800's with a high end tube amp.  YMMV as always.

post #11066 of 24301
Hooked on my ak120 (without extra amp)i do hear more openess than the hd580 but i expected more well i just started listening its not crappy sounding, have to try with better recordings still
post #11067 of 24301
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The headband material is of the same material as the cups, its not velour as its on my hd600, and it has a strong foam like smell

 

My HD800 is also in the 29xxx range (from an authorised dealer) and the headband material is certainly not velour but similar to the cups.

 

Weight wise, think my one is also around similar weight.


Edited by SleepyOne - 6/4/14 at 2:49pm
post #11068 of 24301
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Originally Posted by Reactcore View Post

Just received the hd800, did the authenticationcheck and it gave the number on the sticker.
The serial is in the 29xxx so that seems ok.
But when i weight it without the cables it should be 330 grams but its 366, i calibrated my weightscale and it seems correct, when i eg weight my mobile its the same as stated on the spec
Can some1 weight his/her hd800 to compare?


Ive measured the resistance and that says 317 and 319 ohms
 

Mine weigh in at ~362g (.8lbs). Measured on a bathroom scale so take it with a grain of salt.

Resistance through my Q French silk is 302/303 ohms

 

Not sure this means much...if the serial number checked out on the site you should be good.

Did you register at the same time to try to get your freq response plot?

post #11069 of 24301
Someone is going to say that the weight will contribute to the sound quality smily_headphones1.gif
post #11070 of 24301
Hiw do they sound ? I cannot imagine them being fake. The cost to make them and the quantity of them being sold would make them not worth while. Relax and enjoy . Post how they sound and what us in the chain for us .
Al
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