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post #11131 of 25480
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Got mine today....looks like an all nighter :D

 

 

Congrtas whirlwind.

 

Let us know how the Mapletree and HD-800 play together.

 

Should be interesting to see if a Grado lovers amp works well with the new kid on the block.

post #11132 of 25480
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Originally Posted by kiwikaki View Post
 

My rig :beerchug:

 

Very Nice!!!

 

:beerchug:

post #11133 of 25480
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Originally Posted by Mortalcoil View Post

Congrtas whirlwind.

Let us know how the Mapletree and HD-800 play together.

Should be interesting to see if a Grado lovers amp works well with the new kid on the block.
I was thinking the same thing! Many like tubes for the hd800 so this might be a good match.
post #11134 of 25480

Well, I have listened to 3 albums, one of them twice.

 

The thing that most jumped out at me was the huge flipping soundstage....very wide...and the imaging of these cans.

 

I was a freshman in high school when pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon was released.....that was 1973!

 

I have heard this album so many times and on so many different systems it is not funny....not sure how many systems...but I bet I have listed to the album/cd 500 times in my life time.

 

I have never heard it sound so flipping good.....totally incredible and such a fun, fun time and pleasure to hear it sound this way....even if it did take 41 years :p

 

I listened to it twice and could listen to it again .

 

I also have listened to Joe Bonamassa - An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House....who would have thunk the the wash board and spoons played by Lenny Castro could sound so nice.....some great detail retrival was evident on this album.

 

As far as  the Mad Ear goes.....it is a rock solid amp and it has stood the test of time, for sure....not a FOTM amp. I am sure there are better amps for the HD800....but the Mad is far from a slouch.

 

It is dead quiet and rolling tubes is not as expensive as a lot of other amps.

 

The good Dr. Peppard designed this amp for his HD650....so why not the HD800  :smile:

 

I will be back with more impressions after I listen some more.

 

Also these are the heaviest cans that I have ever worn...they are very comfortable, not too much clamp pressure at all......just a tad heavy....but hopefully it wont make my listening sessions too short.


Edited by whirlwind - 6/6/14 at 7:10pm
post #11135 of 25480

^^ Nice impressions, thanks.  We're about the same age and I can't tell you how many copies of DSOM I've had in different media formats.. everything except 8-track :)

Tubes and HD800 are a stunning combo.  Enjoy!!

post #11136 of 25480
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Well, I have listened to 3 albums, one of them twice.

 

The thing that most jumped out at me was the huge flipping soundstage....very wide...and the imaging of these cans.

 

I was a freshman in high school when pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon was released.....that was 1973!

 

I have heard this album so many times and on so many different systems it is not funny....not sure how many systems...but I bet I have listed to the album/cd 500 times in my life time.

 

I have never heard it sound so flipping good.....totally incredible and such a fun, fun time and pleasure to hear it sound this way....even if it did take 41 years :p

 

I listened to it twice and could listen to it again .

 

I also have listened to Joe Bonamassa - An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House....who would have thunk the the wash board and spoons played by Lenny Castro could sound so nice.....some great detail retrival was evident on this album.

 

As far as  the Mad Ear goes.....it is a rock solid amp and it has stood the test of time, for sure....not a FOTM amp. I am sure there are better amps for the HD800....but the Mad is far from a slouch.

 

It is dead quiet and rolling tubes is not as expensive as a lot of other amps.

 

The good Dr. Peppard designed this amp for his HD650....so why not the HD800  :smile:

 

I will be back with more impressions after I listen some more.

 

Also these are the heaviest cans that I have ever worn...they are very comfortable, not too much clamp pressure at all......just a tad heavy....but hopefully it wont make my listening sessions too short.

 

 

Looks like your really enjoying the HD-800 .....good stuff.

 

Nice to hear that the MAD is a good fit.

post #11137 of 25480

Having fun comparing 2 HD800s I have on hand now. One has a serial of 25XXX while the other is 10XXX with the Anax 2.0 mod. 

 

 

 

post #11138 of 25480

Hey Lin, what's the Anax 2.0 mod?

post #11139 of 25480
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Originally Posted by maguire View Post
 

Hey Lin, what's the Anax 2.0 mod?

It tames the highs and makes it less fatiguing. My new pair has no treble issues and I actually like it more than the modded one. 

post #11140 of 25480

OK thanks.

post #11141 of 25480
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Originally Posted by maguire View Post
 

OK thanks.

Do you have a HD800? 

post #11142 of 25480
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

It tames the highs and makes it less fatiguing. My new pair has no treble issues and I actually like it more than the modded one. 

Are u saying that the older hd800 (w/o the mod) is different than the newer pair in terms of treble area?
post #11143 of 25480
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Are u saying that the older hd800 (w/o the mod) is different than the newer pair in terms of treble area?

I'm not sure, I didn't open them up and remove the mod because it is not mine. 

post #11144 of 25480

Is it worth having the HD650 if you have the HD800. The HD650 intrigue me for their relaxed sound. The best relaxed sound I've enjoyed so far was the LCD-2.2. The only thing I could complain about the LCD-2 was the weight and comfort. Will the HD650 be able to keep up for relaxed purposes?

post #11145 of 25480
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

Is it worth having the HD650 if you have the HD800. The HD650 intrigue me for their relaxed sound. The best relaxed sound I've enjoyed so far was the LCD-2.2. The only thing I could complain about the LCD-2 was the weight and comfort. Will the HD650 be able to keep up for relaxed purposes?


I am wondering the same thing.....I am undecided at this point.

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