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post #11101 of 17720
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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.

post #11102 of 17720
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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 #11104 of 17720
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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. 

post #11105 of 17720

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

post #11106 of 17720
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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Completely diffent animals for starters. The woo wa7 is nice amp and dac however it hides or glazes over the details in a nice way. The hdvd800 is very detailed and at first seems overly bright or detailed. So it's what you want as sound , analytical or more reserved easy listening. Also the notes are a little thin with the hdvd800 bit if you use a ap1 /pp it's improves it dramictslly . Ask me what you wish I owned both and still,have the hdvd800
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Completely diffent animals for starters. The woo wa7 is nice amp and dac however it hides or glazes over the details in a nice way. The hdvd800 is very detailed and at first seems overly bright or detailed. So it's what you want as sound , analytical or more reserved easy listening. Also the notes are a little thin with the hdvd800 bit if you use a ap1 /pp it's improves it dramictslly . Ask me what you wish I owned both and still,have the hdvd800
Al

 

What is ap1/pp ? 

 

thanks Al,

post #11110 of 17720

Sennheiser HDVD800 doesnt support DSD right ?

post #11111 of 17720
Yes it does over USB DSD 128 and 64
Al
post #11112 of 17720
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Yes it does over USB DSD 128 and 64
Al

I went to their official website and nowhere says it can play dsd. Weird. :(

post #11113 of 17720
It does i own it. Sennheiser is very large comapAny
And the info they put out is inaccurate
At times
Al
post #11114 of 17720
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

It does i own it. Sennheiser is very large comapAny
And the info they put out is inaccurate
At times
Al

I am deciding between

Oppo ha1 and hdvd800 and want to make sure it plays dsd wink.gif

Thanks Al!
post #11115 of 17720
Keep,this mind the amp in the hdvd800 is very good but the DAC is ok. As oppo ,s DAC might be better.
Al
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