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Do you guys mind which Audio Output do you use in FooBar ?

 

WASAPI or DS ?

Basically, whichever one works best for you. Some have probs with wasapi, so if you are using Vista or later then DS on full volume is bit-perfect as well. 

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Yes. AISO is much better, if your DAC supports it.

Always ASIO for me too. Any decent DAC would support this. Vastly more transparent than either wasapi or ds. If just between these two, I find wasapi better.
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I am very happy with my custom HD800 Vanquish (balanced) from Trevor at Norne Audio beerchug.gif .
See details in the Norne cable thread here :
http://www.head-fi.org/t/606500/norne-audio-was-norse-audio-feedback-impression-thread

I love my cables from Trevor too. Got a Reign24 for my LCD3 and norn 2 for hd800. Both with 4pin xlr balance. IMO Norne Audio gave me the best purchase experience and value for any of my cable purchase. Really beautifully made and quick turnaround.

But as Al said, I also find dac/amp/tube rolling has much more effort on tamimg the hd800 than cables.
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I been really enjoying the Heimdall 11 on the HD800. The Chord Hugo also has stepped up the performance and is synergistic with the HD800.

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As long as it is not Chris Botti ;) and has been recorded by a passionate technician who wants to capture the essence of the performance, not just the sound of the individual musicians & instruments, then it will sound great on the HD800. In general "live" recordings, doesn't matter if live in concert or live in studio, will sound better than some over engineered crap that has been mixed together from separate sessions - probably even in different studios. These pieced together recordings often sound artificial, you don't have the natural ambient sound of the room and the HD800 will let you hear that.

 

I recently came across a Spanish label (Fresh Sound Records) that is reissuing 50's and 60's jazz and some of these analog recordings (I mentioned earlier Herbie Mann's African Suite) sound spectacular.

Well said.

See this photo from the ''After Silence'' session, live in the studio, minimalist ''old fashioned'' mic technique,and a passionate technician, in my opinion a spectacular result.

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Microphones:
Main system: Schoeps MK5 AB
Spot mic's: Neumann KM84, Neumann TLM170, Neumann U47, Van Medevoort C1000
Micpre's: RME Micstacy (Analog > MADI)
Microphone cables: Grimm Audio TPR
Master clock: Grimm Audio CC1

Mixing headphones: Sennheiser HD800, Mixing speakers: Grimm Audio LS1, Recording and mixing - Frans de Rond

 

 


Edited by christian u - 6/21/14 at 5:49am
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

Do you guys mind which Audio Output do you use in FooBar ?

 

WASAPI or DS ?

 

Wasapi ASIO or KS, take your pick.  Just not DS as this is not bitperfect.  I prefer KS in my system but this is going pretty far into HiFi voodoo and risks derailing this thread.

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Portable set-up eye candy. I'm still burning in the cables but it gave me a great first impression. This setup consist of Fiio X5 -> Norse Draug Interconnect -> Ray Samuel Intruder balanced amp -> norse draug alo to balanced adapter -> draug balanced Hd800 Cable -. HD800.

 

by far this is the best portable (actually more transportable) setup I have heard it actually edges close sonically to my Audio GD Dac19 (PCM1704UK) tandem with a bottlehead crack + speedball.

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^^ Nice setup. For casual listening, I run my HD800 directly out of the X5 and it's not too bad.  Bass is a little loose and not as well controlled as with a desktop amp but it sure is listenable.

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I've officially moved over the (not so) dark side....haha. Got this beast in just this morning. I guess now I'll ask for amp recommendations. Currently will be using the crack. But for now I'm on the lyr as a mod with the crack went bad and it may be a while before I have it functional again. 

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Beauty shot.
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Looks fantastic. Glad you have the headphone you wanted . It is my go to headphone for reviews Matt

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I've officially moved over the (not so) dark side....haha. Got this beast in just this morning. I guess now I'll ask for amp recommendations. Currently will be using the crack. But for now I'm on the lyr as a mod with the crack went bad and it may be a while before I have it functional again. 

I love it with the Taurus Mk2 & Vega.
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I've officially moved over the (not so) dark side....haha. Got this beast in just this morning. I guess now I'll ask for amp recommendations. Currently will be using the crack. But for now I'm on the lyr as a mod with the crack went bad and it may be a while before I have it functional again. 


You should start reading over here ;) :

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632948/the-headamp-gs-x-and-gs-x-mk2-thread

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I've already got to hear the hd800/gs x mk2 combo and found it to be tremendous. I'll have to consider the amp carefully though, as the sticker price is a bit of a shocker. It will be interesting to see how well the crack does with the 800 as soon as I have it going again. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I've already got to hear the hd800/gs x mk2 combo and found it to be tremendous. I'll have to consider the amp carefully though, as the sticker price is a bit of a shocker. It will be interesting to see how well the crack does with the 800 as soon as I have it going again. 

Great to see you over hear on this thread with the best headphone out there (not that i've heard them all). You must be chuffed. When I got my HD800 i did a marathon 15 hour session (with breaks of course) congrats - :beerchug:

 

What tracks have you got lined up ..... do tell. You are into vintage receivers i think? Whats it like outta one of those. 

 

 

 

I nearly bought a GSX MK 2 myself for HD800 but decided on the DNA Stratus in the end. My Stratus will arrive in September and I cannot wait. It will be a bit more expensive than the GSX because i plan on getting tube upgrades by the time it arrives. Have you heard the Stratus? 

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