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post #11086 of 24367
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Originally Posted by Priidik View Post
 

Interesting. How did the Auralic sound to you then?

I'm currently trying to decide between these two and the HDVA600.

 

I'm not really confident in giving impressions as it was only a brief listening session in a crowded room, but to me the BHA-1 is the more transparent amp and while it is bright, the treble is silky smooth. The Taurus on the other hand, leans toward the warm side without being veiled at all. I find the Bryston to have a larger soundstage IMO, and the Auralic to have harder bass slam & more prominent mids.

post #11087 of 24367
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Originally Posted by Mortalcoil View Post

Reactore, your HD-800's are most definitely the real deal.

As mentioned in other posts before mine there would be no point in manufacturing a counterfeit HD-800 due to cost restrictions,  manufacturing processes and all that.

Besides,  I heard that the heavier versions of the HD-800 provide a richer bass and do sound better wink.gif   ( I joke )

Bass heavy you mean lol:D: ah no thats a sony term
post #11088 of 24367
I can say after only two hours with the Hugo the dac and the amp is great paring with the hd800. I was shocked how good it sounded. It is a lot of money but so far a I think a good one stop shop for an dac and amp with the hd800. Mine is burning in at the Moment. But I did trie the hdvd800 as an amp with the Hugo and it was hard fast to admit the amp is that good. The only trivial comment I have thus far is the mid being a little forward. But maybe it's just me hearing it as no one has agreed or disagreed with me so far .
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I can say after only two hours with the Hugo the dac and the amp is great paring with the hd800. I was shocked how good it sounded. It is a lot of money but so far a I think a good one stop shop for an dac and amp with the hd800. Mine is burning in at the Moment. But I did trie the hdvd800 as an amp with the Hugo and it was hard fast to admit the amp is that good. The only trivial comment I have thus far is the mid being a little forward. But maybe it's just me hearing it as no one has agreed or disagreed with me so far .
Al

Al I am loving my hd800 straight out from my Hugo too, so much so I don't bother hooking it up with the wa22 most of the times these days!

I think your impression of it being mid forward could be a result of the great imaging and resolution Hugo provided. For vocal tracks it made it very easy to pick out the vocal amongst the accompanying instruments and you seem to be able to listened to the very minute voice subtleties. Sometime these type of presentation would lead to an analytical or artificial feel but Hugo achieved the superb imaging/resolution while at the same time is very musical. I had been very impressed.
post #11090 of 24367
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I can say after only two hours with the Hugo the dac and the amp is great paring with the hd800. I was shocked how good it sounded. It is a lot of money but so far a I think a good one stop shop for an dac and amp with the hd800. Mine is burning in at the Moment. But I did trie the hdvd800 as an amp with the Hugo and it was hard fast to admit the amp is that good. The only trivial comment I have thus far is the mid being a little forward. But maybe it's just me hearing it as no one has agreed or disagreed with me so far .
Al

Thanks Al !

post #11091 of 24367
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Originally Posted by Reactcore View Post


No the qr site gives no frequency graph i guess i have to ask elsewhere at sennheiser.. It also dont says its registered after i complete the diagnose steps

 

 

Try this link  http://en-de.sennheiser.com/service-support-services-register-your-product

 

Fill out appropriate areas then tick box requesting frequency graph at bottom.

post #11092 of 24367
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

So now my Beyers T1 is officially in selling stage. After a month with it, I finally decided to sell it and focus on upgrading my HD800 rig. Upon purchase I thought I made a good decision by getting it as a complementary can to the HD800, but day after day it became more and more obvious that it was only a buyer's vindication and the HD800 is the better phones, both preference-end and technicality-end. 

 

Time for a new amp I guess :D

I'm doing the very same thing - selling my WA2 this weekend the the T1 in July and concentrating on a rig for HD800. I'm going the DNA Stratus route. 

post #11093 of 24367
I think your impression of it being mid forward could be a result of the great imaging and resolution Hugo provided. For vocal tracks it made it very easy to pick out the vocal amongst the accompanying instruments and you seem to be able to listened to the very minute voice subtleties. Sometime these type of presentation would lead to an analytical or artificial feel but Hugo achieved the superb imaging/resolution while at the same time is very musical. I had been very impressed.[/quote]

Here is my reasoning of my mid forward comment. When I played a few reference tracks I know very well the voices seemed a bit forward .
now when i used the hdvd800 in amp mode with SE in and BAL out to headphones hd800 it played as always. some of these tracks my msb does put the female vocals more forward than any other dac i own. i am noot saying any of this is right nor is my conclusion correct . but trying to get a handle on this device. whatever it is the device is very good
and a kinda giant killer in a way . i do plan to do a comaprrison with the direct stream first and then lastly the msb now given all three dacs get firmware updates it will be interrsting to see what comes down the pipe from ps audio, msb and the chord.
please reply as this is an open discussion and i would very much like to read comments.
al
post #11094 of 24367
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Mine should be here tomorrow night.....hope I am home when delivery is made, because I have to sign for them.

Lol i my case the postman signed it cause i wasnt home at the time and he left it in the bikeshed in my frontyard, the signature is just a straight line, i could deny i reveived something, nah im not like that smily_headphones1.gif
post #11095 of 24367
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Originally Posted by Mortalcoil View Post


Try this link  http://en-de.sennheiser.com/service-support-services-register-your-product

Fill out appropriate areas then tick box requesting frequency graph at bottom.
Thx mc,
This should also be the way to get the 2 year warranty and another authenticity check
post #11096 of 24367
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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

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

 

Hi Reactcore,

 

Mine weight 368g without the cable so I think you're all good. I'm highly impressed with the sound of mine so I don't think it's the case that both ours can be fakes :-D

 

Ian

post #11097 of 24367
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

I'm doing the very same thing - selling my WA2 this weekend the the T1 in July and concentrating on a rig for HD800. I'm going the DNA Stratus route. 

 Paddy you need to hear the Hugo Pm me when you ahve tme

post #11098 of 24367

Hey guys, quick question, out of these three which one do you guys think pairs the best with HD800?

 

-Schiit Mjolnir

-Violectric V200

-Senns HDVA600

post #11099 of 24367

i soooooooo wanna try this headphone but the hd650/hd580 i didnt like too much

post #11100 of 24367
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Originally Posted by troymadison View Post
 

i soooooooo wanna try this headphone but the hd650/hd580 i didnt like too much



Try it.  I dislike the HD650 so much I had to be suspended from another audio forum for dissing it too much.  The HD800, however, is a very different sounding Sennheiser.

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