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post #11311 of 25513

Sorry for the stupid question, but because of the angled driver, does the size of the ear matters?

post #11312 of 25513

Haven't heard anyone complaining. I have pretty large head/ears ,but ears are not too angled.

Anyways if i modded mine (Anax mod), i had to 

choose thinner materials, otherwise my ears made contact with the liner, which is irritating. 

The angled inside actually helps to ensure there is no contact, but close proximity to the ear.

post #11313 of 25513
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Nice list of music........I am going to need to get a king crimson cd....what do you suggest

+1, King Crimson is amazing, 

 

I would sample them because their music varies so much. They are not your standard musicians and their sound changes from album to album.

 

My favorites are Red, USA (live album, 40th anniversary edition is incredible, songs are so much longer then the original LP), Discipline, In the Court of the Crimson King, Larks Tongues and Aspic, and Starless and Bible Black

 

For you King Crimson fans another great band is U K, made up of John Wetton from KC, Eddie Jobson who played with Zappa, and Bill Bruford original Yes member and also a KC member. 

 

Also check out Stick Men, a band formed by Tony Levin famous for playing the Chapman Stick, a KC member who debuted on their album Discipline, A great album although different from their earlier stuff 

post #11314 of 25513
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

The AKG's will need a little more volume than the HD800. But they also like more voltage to bring out the lower end and this helps to add body. The AKG's are more like planars in respect to the low impedance but need for loads of power. So hybrid amps such as the Lyr that give out lots of watts are recommended, vintage amps are a cheaper option too and would be my first choice if you have the desk space :) 

 

Anyone who claims these are lifeless and sterile are simply under amping them. Its a classic tell tale sign :) They are one of the most neutral hp's out there, that is all.

 

They should suit your needs perfect for movies etc with the wide soundstage. You might want to add some bass with EQ for hip-hop though. 

 

Also and just in general, I don't think its fair to compare the QK/701 to the HD800. The AKG's had their little moment at the top many years ago and so in the interests of what is relevant now (in terms of technology and monies) we should just let them enjoy their retirement :D   

 

Ended up buying them last night in white as they stood out to be the most unique….Although I cancelled it today. Despite the cheap price I can get them at, I didn't want to make sacrifices with comfort anymore. Don't feel like dealing with bumps. A part of me atm wants to get on it again, but the other practical side of me is quite happy. Might as well not waste money on these and get the HD800 quicker with which I don't have to sacrifice on any part of the sound and comfort.

post #11315 of 25513
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Ended up buying them last night in white as they stood out to be the most unique….Although I cancelled it today. Despite the cheap price I can get them at, I didn't want to make sacrifices with comfort anymore. Don't feel like dealing with bumps. A part of me atm wants to get on it again, but the other practical side of me is quite happy. Might as well not waste money on these and get the HD800 quicker with which I don't have to sacrifice on any part of the sound and comfort.

If you are going to get the HD800 anyway, then you made the right choice bud :beerchug:

post #11316 of 25513
For anyone concerned by the price of the HD800 break it down into hours of use/ pleasure. I did this and I estimate that over the last 2 years I've had approximately 260 hours of listening time with these based on a conservative 5 hours a week on average. That works out at roughly £1.92 per hour of use so far. That's cheap entertainment in my book! So for me it wasn't money wasted it was money well spent. Best thing is is they are the gift that keep on giving smily_headphones1.gif I'm going to be enjoying these for years to come so that figure gets diluted even more.
post #11317 of 25513
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If you are going to get the HD800 anyway, then you made the right choice bud :beerchug:

Yeah, already had decided to get the HD800 after auditioning them, but kept getting sidetracked with other purchases. Still have a few more things to get before jumping back into the high end headphones. I miss my LCD-3. The D2000 while being exceptional for movies and TV shows, it simply can't cut it for music.

 

The only two headphones that currently intrigue me are: HE-560 and the upcoming Hifiman stat.

 

After having lived with HE-500, LCD-2 and LCD-3 for 3 years, I figured I probably wouldn't be able to enjoy the Q701s as much as I would have, had I not heard the other three. So HD800 it will be. :beerchug:

post #11318 of 25513
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Yeah, already had decided to get the HD800 after auditioning them, but kept getting sidetracked with other purchases. Still have a few more things to get before jumping back into the high end headphones. I miss my LCD-3. The D2000 while being exceptional for movies and TV shows, it simply can't cut it for music.

The only two headphones that currently intrigue me are: HE-560 and the upcoming Hifiman stat.

After having lived with HE-500, LCD-2 and LCD-3 for 3 years, I figured I probably wouldn't be able to enjoy the Q701s as much as I would have, had I not heard the other three. So HD800 it will be. beerchug.gif

You will love hd800., maybe th900 later on if you miss the lcd2/3 sound quality (not the discomfort) smily_headphones1.gif
post #11319 of 25513
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You will love hd800., maybe th900 later on if you miss the lcd2/3 sound quality (not the discomfort) smily_headphones1.gif

TH-900 are also planned as an upgrade for closed/D2000. I was initially considering TH-600 but backed out and wanted to hold on the TH-900. At the moment, I have two closed and no opens, so the HD800 will be first. Yeah I missed the LCD-2 most, but definitely not their discomfort. Comfort is non-negotiable going forward, regardless of how well they sound.

post #11320 of 25513
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

TH-900 are also planned as an upgrade for closed/D2000. I was initially considering TH-600 but backed out and wanted to hold on the TH-900. At the moment, I have two closed and no opens, so the HD800 will be first. Yeah I missed the LCD-2 most, but definitely not their discomfort. Comfort is non-negotiable going forward, regardless of how well they sound.

 



Yape, that's the reason I sold my Audeze, and probably will not buy again unless they fix the design flaw, (weight and annoying angle pads). smily_headphones1.gif but just me, peace !
post #11321 of 25513
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

Yeah, already had decided to get the HD800 after auditioning them, but kept getting sidetracked with other purchases. Still have a few more things to get before jumping back into the high end headphones. I miss my LCD-3. The D2000 while being exceptional for movies and TV shows, it simply can't cut it for music.

 

The only two headphones that currently intrigue me are: HE-560 and the upcoming Hifiman stat.

 

After having lived with HE-500, LCD-2 and LCD-3 for 3 years, I figured I probably wouldn't be able to enjoy the Q701s as much as I would have, had I not heard the other three. So HD800 it will be. :beerchug:

fancy seeing you here zoom. I ended up selling your HE500, and bought an HD800, so looks like I'll be joining this thread now.

post #11322 of 25513
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 

+1, King Crimson is amazing, 

 

I would sample them because their music varies so much. They are not your standard musicians and their sound changes from album to album.

 

My favorites are Red, USA (live album, 40th anniversary edition is incredible, songs are so much longer then the original LP), Discipline, In the Court of the Crimson King, Larks Tongues and Aspic, and Starless and Bible Black

 

For you King Crimson fans another great band is U K, made up of John Wetton from KC, Eddie Jobson who played with Zappa, and Bill Bruford original Yes member and also a KC member. 

 

Also check out Stick Men, a band formed by Tony Levin famous for playing the Chapman Stick, a KC member who debuted on their album Discipline, A great album although different from their earlier stuff 

larks tongues and discipline are by far the best IMO. 

post #11323 of 25513
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Originally Posted by ngyu View Post
 

fancy seeing you here zoom. I ended up selling your HE500, and bought an HD800, so looks like I'll be joining this thread now.

Nice! LOL I remember telling you to get a HD800 just awhile back. You're going to love it.


I'm sure we'll still be able to find that HE-500 in a crowd just by feeling on the rough sliding mechanism on one of the sides. It was one of a kind. ;)

post #11324 of 25513
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

larks tongues and discipline are by far the best IMO. 

Those are defiantly the top tier king crimson, I would put Red up there as well. 

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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

..... Yeah I missed the LCD-2 most, but definitely not their discomfort. Comfort is non-negotiable going forward, regardless of how well they sound.

 

Yape, that's the reason I sold my Audeze, and probably will not buy again unless they fix the design flaw, (weight and annoying angle pads). smily_headphones1.gifbut just me, peace !

Putting on my LCD2 sometimes makes me feel like im strapping into an astronauts helmet. They are flawed in that respect. Imaging is lacking as well in direct comparison. I almost lost all hope for the LCD2 and didn't use them for a year since this forum so graciously introduced me to the HD800s. That was until I gave them one last run before selling them. In a head to head match up against the HD800s, I now believe they are an excellent, if not a perfect compliment to the HD800s and cant sell either. What did it for me was a dusty collection of Frank Zappa albums. Apostrophe, Zoot allures and Sheik Yerbout, hilarious albums and at the same time astounding on the LCD2s.

post #11325 of 25513
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 

Those are defiantly the top tier king crimson, I would put Red up there as well. 

Putting on my LCD2 sometimes makes me feel like im strapping into an astronauts helmet. They are flawed in that respect. Imaging is lacking as well in direct comparison. I almost lost all hope for the LCD2 and didn't use them for a year since this forum so graciously introduced me to the HD800s. That was until I gave them one last run before selling them. In a head to head match up against the HD800s, I now believe they are an excellent, if not a perfect compliment to the HD800s and cant sell either. What did it for me was a dusty collection of Frank Zappa albums. Apostrophe, Zoot allures and Sheik Yerbout, hilarious albums and at the same time astounding on the LCD2s.

Try putting a Beyer pad on them and pull the headphone apart for a week until they permanently stay in a looser position. Makes it far more comfortable. The weight will still be there, but at least no more awkward pressure points whatsoever.

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