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I think ALRAINBOW's comment was not quite phrased right...at least I hope so  :confused_face:

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I am glad your posting the EQ recommendations. Most hear are against any EQ and as such do not get the full effect of using the headphones. May I ask what amp and or dac are you using ??
Al

I know I don't even know wtf I meant lmao.
I sent its good someone shares using EQ. as this is always a debate for purity , as I don not EQ the hd800 I do understand why some feel the end to. For the LCD,3 are too dull without it. The hd800 I do not because witha good DAC and amp they sound very different . The M7 is warmer DAC and for me did not need EQ. however I am 57 years old as such do not hear like you kids do or play better resolution of music. So my comment is EQ is good and better than a mod . But when using the EQ the sound stage and details may suffer . But in the end we shroud enjoy the music and not squint over the sound.
I hope this is better than before.
Al
post #11343 of 13430

He used to phrase more :rolleyes:

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Bro I just woke up in the first text at 4 am.
I need more coffee. Hahahaha
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Bro I just woke up in the first text at 4 am.
 

This. I can perfectly identify with this & Because of that my wife thinks I need help as it is not normal & I should see a shrink or something.

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I own a company I have many things to do.
But even on the days I do not I wake up anyway.
My wife hates this obsession but hey it's not a titty bar
Lmao
She should be happy.
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I own a company I have many things to do.
But even on the days I do not I wake up anyway.
My wife hates this obsession but hey it's not a titty bar
Lmao
She should be happy.
Al

^ this guy

post #11348 of 13430
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Originally Posted by Pepper View Post
 

The HD800 sounds so, so, so, so much better with a pretty aggressive downward EQ from 6k to 10k... (by that I mean 3.5 to 5db down).

 

You lose the metallicy, thin, annoying sibilance and are left with a big, detailed sound with unmatched imaging. 

 

Honestly, I can listen to these for a long time (on top of the comfort factor). My LCD-2.2s, the super thick creamy sound gets annoying after awhile. You have to down EQ it in the mids to start revealing some detail, but even then the sound is pretty small compared to the HD800s! 

 

I didn't like my HD800s very much before the EQ, but I will never turn back now!!! 

Sometimes the liquidity of a headphone can make it less fatiguing IMO. Yes, the LCD 2.2 can be annoying and overwhelming at times I agree, they are solely for a certain type of music listening. Using them for anything else is just not practical. HD800s are my go to HP, but the fullness of the mids on the LCD2 make the HD800s seem hollow when the right songs are listened too. Even more so with the stock cable, and I know many will disagree but my blind test tells my ears otherwise.  Like I said before, perfect compliments to each other.

 

In response to an expensive cable upgrade (I recall Canadian411 saying earlier that sometimes people are tricked into thinking $$$ sounds better) the balanced cable that sennheiser sells for the HD800s is 380$ and equal in price to most reasonably priced aftermarket cables (ex. Moon audio black dragon balanced is 365$). 

 

Now only if Sennheiser would make a flagship planar....  

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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

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. ;)

Haha yeah I tested one 2 years ago at a meet on a Lyr/Bifrost stack. Can't wait for it to arrive.

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There are headphones I own cause they look great , have pride in owning , just like saying I have that. And then there is the hd800 simply the best headphone out there for the buck and performance . Gotta love the Germans for there impeccable engineering . Sprechen sie deutseh anyone ????

Al
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post

 

In response to an expensive cable upgrade (I recall Canadian411 saying earlier that sometimes people are tricked into thinking $$$ sounds better) the balanced cable that sennheiser sells for the HD800s is 380$ and equal in price to most reasonably priced aftermarket cables (ex. Moon audio black dragon balanced is 365$). 

 

Now only if Sennheiser would make a flagship planar....  

 

That's just me, after experimenting different cables from 4N to 7N, OFC, OCC, silver, copper, silver-plated copper, etc I cannot tell significant sound difference.

But again it's my ears. Going from Single ended to Balanced out technically make sense as it uses 4 channels that what Ray Samuels suggested me over a long conversation.  But even with SR71b SE vs SR71b Balanced didn't make lot differences for low impedance headphone which make sense as well.

 

HD800, on the other hand, high imp, I believe can benefit from Balanced out, I am waiting for Lynx Hilo and HDVD600/HDVD800 so I can try the Balance out :)

 

What I wish from Sennheiser is a closed headphone with the same sound signature and sound stage as HD800, that will kill T5p.

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

There are headphones I own cause they look great , ... Gotta love the Germans for there impeccable engineering . Sprechen sie deutseh anyone ????

Al

Which one is the good looking headphone Al ? let me collect that too :)

 

And I agree, best engineers come from Germany :) (angle drivers ! not angled pads !)

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Lcd3.
post #11354 of 13430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pepper View Post
 

The HD800 sounds so, so, so, so much better with a pretty aggressive downward EQ from 6k to 10k... (by that I mean 3.5 to 5db down).

 

You lose the metallicy, thin, annoying sibilance and are left with a big, detailed sound with unmatched imaging. 

 

Honestly, I can listen to these for a long time (on top of the comfort factor). My LCD-2.2s, the super thick creamy sound gets annoying after awhile. You have to down EQ it in the mids to start revealing some detail, but even then the sound is pretty small compared to the HD800s! 

 

I didn't like my HD800s very much before the EQ, but I will never turn back now!!! 


Edited by Kheadfi - 6/18/14 at 8:43am
post #11355 of 13430
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I own a company I have many things to do.
But even on the days I do not I wake up anyway.
My wife hates this obsession but hey it's not a titty bar
Lmao
She should be happy.
Al

hahahahahaha

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