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post #11101 of 15775
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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. 

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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 #11103 of 15775
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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 #11104 of 15775
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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 #11105 of 15775
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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 #11106 of 15775
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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

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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

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

post #11109 of 15775
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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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Originally Posted by troymadison View Post
 

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


That's like saying I wanna try the Nissan GTR but am reluctant after my experience with Nissan Sunny. :wink_face:


Edited by punit - 6/6/14 at 1:01am
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Hey all,

 

Any fellow Sennheiser HD800 + Amarra users here?  I'm wondering if anyone has tinkered at length with custom Sonic EQ profiles within Amarra.  (I mostly stick with the EQ set to off... Just playing around with it.)

 

On a side note, some recent developments on my setup...

 

So, I've got my HD800 along with the HDVD 800 amp, and JUST got the Sennheiser CH800S 4-pin balanced cable... Amazing!  I was using an ALO Green Line cable (with the 4-pin balanced attachment when plugged into my HDVD 800)... Definitely a decent cable - and I enjoy the flexibility of being able to swap out the ends for 1/4", 3.5", mini-XLR, or 4-pin XLR based on the device I'm connecting it to - but the CH800S when paired with the HDVD 800 is pretty bitchin'.  Tighter bass, a cleaner sound, I love it... Plus, it's a heck of a lot lighter than most third-party cables I've used.  And it matches my amp and the headphones, and I'm a stickler like that.

 

Also, while this is better posted elsewhere, around New Years I got myself one of the Audeze LCD-XC's... A totally different beast than the HD800.  In fact, when I first bought my HD800, I chose it over the LCD-3's.  But I have to say... Audeze has really outdone themselves with the LCD-X's and LCD-XC's... And having a closed audiophile-grade headphone I can use in public is pretty rad.  Happy to give more impressions, but figured I'd keep my question and the majority of my post related to the HD800.

 

Anyway, do yourself a favor if you've got the HD800 and check it out on both the HDVD 800 with the CH800S cable... Well worth the money to get (in my humble opinion) the best of what the HD800 can do.

 

Happy listening~

post #11112 of 15775
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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

I wasn't too much of a fan of the HD650, but the HD800 is truly spectacular. 

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My HD800 will arrive today..I also own the HD650, and I love it....it is dark & delicious  :smile:

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The hd800 pairs very well with the hdvd600 or 800. The 800 having a dac as well. I own the 800. Regarding as amp only there is not much better to attain. I have played with many amps. By the way anyone considering the Hugo should be very happy with it as very good combo pairing for the hd800.
al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

The hd800 pairs very well with the hdvd600 or 800. The 800 having a dac as well. I own the 800. Regarding as amp only there is not much better to attain. I have played with many amps. By the way anyone considering the Hugo should be very happy with it as very good combo pairing for the hd800.
al

 

How would you compare the sound of a Woo Audio WA7 to the HDVD800 for USB from a computer?

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