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post #1111 of 24373
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

You should hear it fully balanced. smile.gif

Si =o i guess solude will be selling all the other amps once again. Did he not just do those comparison once before?

post #1112 of 24373
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

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

I think you nailed it! the soundstage is def more distant compared to HE6, but it is def a fast HP - no doubt about it! 

post #1113 of 24373
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Si =o i guess solude will be selling all the other amps once again. Did he not just do those comparison once before?

 

God I wish it was just once before ;)  My third B22 and second Soloist /facepalm

post #1114 of 24373
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

You should hear it fully balanced. smile.gif

 

And I will when some copper lands on my doorstep :D  Kind of bummed only low is usable though :(

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

God I wish it was just once before ;)  My third B22 and second Soloist /facepalm

you should just keep all of them becaus eyou willonly buy them again in a month or so. Can get  very expensive doing thatbigsmile_face.gif

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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

I think you nailed it! the soundstage is def more distant compared to HE6, but it is def a fast HP - no doubt about it! 

 

You all need new amps.  HD800 is very forward on the Soloist and less so on the GS-X mk2 but no where near the distant my other amps have had.  I literally compared the soundstage on those amps and the HD800 to elevator music /facepalm

 

As for the HD800 not fast enough... NOTHING is faster.  What you hear as speed on the Shure is ringing and overshoot.  The HD800 is the only can that shoots and stops on a dime, SR-009 included.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

God I wish it was just once before ;)  My third B22 and second Soloist /facepalm

 

You could always rent them out...

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

What you hear as speed on the Shure is ringing and overshoot.

Well, I must like ringing and overshoot biggrin.gif.

 

Anyways, I  found what I find the most bothering with the hd800:

the wide stereo separation. From what I've understood, the bass is quite clean ,

which explain why the stereo separation is more annoying than with other headphones.

I played with crossfeed  without much success (I  think it makes sibilance worse).


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 3/20/13 at 6:35pm
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

You all need new amps.  HD800 is very forward on the Soloist and less so on the GS-X mk2 but no where near the distant my other amps have had.  I literally compared the soundstage on those amps and the HD800 to elevator music /facepalm

 

As for the HD800 not fast enough... NOTHING is faster.  What you hear as speed on the Shure is ringing and overshoot.  The HD800 is the only can that shoots and stops on a dime, SR-009 included.

 

I agree.  The HD800 smokes the LCD-2, HE-500, and HE-400 I had.  I always thought the HD800 would be fast with a nice soundstage but I never in a million years thought it would have the bass I'm hearing.  I thought LCD-2 was untouchable in bass department, boy was I wrong.

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Anyways, I  found what I find the most bothering with the hd800:

the wide stereo separation. From what I've understood, the bass is quite clean ,

which explain why the stereo separation is more annoying than with other headphones.

 

Buy an amp with BJT outputs, its the HD800 cure all ;)

post #1121 of 24373

I'm curious to hear this one.

 

Dual 300b meshplates? Drool. Balanced, too.

 

http://www.eddiecurrent.com/Balancing_Act.html

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Careful there, Nick. I think that one goes against your 'too expensive' principles. tongue.gif
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Oh it does... I just said I wanted to hear it, that's all.

 

Yeah, that's all I said.

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Originally Posted by Nick Dangerous View Post

I'm curious to hear this one.

 

Dual 300b meshplates? Drool. Balanced, too.

 

http://www.eddiecurrent.com/Balancing_Act.html

send them a check Nick and report back to uswink_face.gif

post #1125 of 24373

12 hours on HD800. Ss aren't EXTREMELY sibilant anymore. They were literally going SSSSSSSSTSTTTTS out of box 0 hours. Not even exaggerating. I wouldn't call the HD800 bright anymore... Especially since bass quantity equals LCD3 except the latter as a slower decay. I also now accept the fact that LCD2/3 are really shelved down in the treble, almost to the point where they sound muffled the moment I put them on after the HD800.

 

My stomach is going to explode, too full. Eating more crow by the hour.

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