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post #11281 of 13526

I think if i sell my car i'll buy one of these

post #11282 of 13526
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Has anyone tried the newly remastered Led Zeppelin albums with HD800?

From the samples i listened on HDtracks compared to regular album i wont be buying the new albums not worth it unless you dont have it already on CD.

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Current set up- iMac > iTunes >bit perfect > odac > HDVD800> balanced out >HD800. I've been using this exact chain(decided to use odac and bit perfect) for a few weeks and I couldn't be happier. I have listened to everything from classical to drum and bass and I honestly can't find any fault with any aspect of the SQ. It's absolutely stunning. I really like buying new gear but this has killed any need for 'upgrades' including the sr009 bug! What to do now? Oh that's right it's time to just sit back with a beer and enjoy the music! The HD800s are absolute perfection and it's took me 2 years(and lots of money) to fully appreciate them. Glad to be part of this thread and I enjoy reading about everyone's own experiences with this amazing HP and associated equipment. Hope everyone is well, have a good weekend!
post #11284 of 13526
Congrats James-UK. smily_headphones1.gif

Which gear did you buy and sell before staying with the odac and the hdvd800?
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james the hdvd800 and the hd800 is great combo the dac inside is actually very good but a little thin . but to get to this level of porfamce you need a n offramp or ap1 and pp i am not saying to buy one but if you could borogh one to hesr it that would be good. the only downside to the usb converter is the dac only does dsd over the usb.
any advice or help pm me or post in the thread . i can advise acuostic sounds as very good website to download dsd and jriver is a good player. foobar too but i prefure jriver .
good luck and do amini review of your thoughts , for me it beats out the stax in almost every way. the he6 are more full but has a little less details but not good on that amp. i am glad you like the amp. it gets knocked for the boutique all the time .
al
post #11286 of 13526
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

Congrats James-UK. smily_headphones1.gif

Which gear did you buy and sell before staying with the odac and the hdvd800?

Burson 160d , v200/800 , fiio ek09 and alpine dac, even tried some old receivers and my current yamaha one. kept O2 . Had a few listening sessions in a local store with other hi end stuff such as naim but ended up with senn amp paired with odac . I've never tried tubes but I'm a bit OCD with 'accuracy' . I feel confident I have found a combo now that is perfect for my taste without sacrificing any of the hd800 strong points. I'm hearing all the superlatives in spades!! smily_headphones1.gif
post #11287 of 13526
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Current set up- iMac > iTunes >bit perfect > odac > HDVD800> balanced out >HD800. I've been using this exact chain(decided to use odac and bit perfect) for a few weeks and I couldn't be happier. I have listened to everything from classical to drum and bass and I honestly can't find any fault with any aspect of the SQ. It's absolutely stunning. I really like buying new gear but this has killed any need for 'upgrades' including the sr009 bug! What to do now? Oh that's right it's time to just sit back with a beer and enjoy the music! The HD800s are absolute perfection and it's took me 2 years(and lots of money) to fully appreciate them. Glad to be part of this thread and I enjoy reading about everyone's own experiences with this amazing HP and associated equipment. Hope everyone is well, have a good weekend!

:beerchug: Glad you're enjoying it bud, time to relax and focus on the music!

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Nice!  Hoping to add the HDVD800 with a balanced cable someday.  Enjoy!!

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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Current set up- iMac > iTunes >bit perfect > odac > HDVD800> balanced out >HD800. I've been using this exact chain(decided to use odac and bit perfect) for a few weeks and I couldn't be happier. 
post #11289 of 13526

These cans just kick it old rock & roll !

 

Just finished AC/DC       High Voltage & Powerage  cds.......my oh my.........these cans can deliver

post #11290 of 13526

Listened to that this afternoon:

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

I was very surprised to enjoy it so much. I like the music for sure but I found that the recording is good enough to be fully enjoyable. It's not the case with my "Nevermind" version.

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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

Listened to that this afternoon:

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

I was very surprised to enjoy it so much. I like the music for sure but I found that the recording is good enough to be fully enjoyable. It's not the case with my "Nevermind" version.

Do you have the HDtracks version?

post #11292 of 13526
Acoustic sounds has really good versions
And they are mixed from the analog tapes
And DSD 64
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Acoustic sounds has really good versions
And they are mixed from the analog tapes
And DSD 64

Al, must get a copy, do you have a favorite?
post #11294 of 13526

I like that album too. it was released differently then Nevermind. In my opinion there is more bass, more dynamics and somehow it is more mature. But on the other hand Nevermind has this unforgettable brightness in the sound and amazing sound of Cobain's guitar.

post #11295 of 13526
Age and genre you like.
I am 57 but listen to all genre minus rap
What do you like ??
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