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post #11401 of 24295

I have a nice collection of hi-res music that I've got cued up for the hd800. Lyr and BHC for amps ATM. I'll have to wait and see about the amp upgrade. There is a huge difference between the gs x and the lyr. IMO the lyr is not that great a pairing.  

post #11402 of 24295
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IMO the lyr is not that great a pairing.  

 

The Crack would be maybe a better friend and a good reference point before any other purchase IMO .

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Welcome to the club, Matt!!

Glad to see you around these parts. I went through a lot of searching for an amp for the 800's as I did not like them with the Crack. I ended up with a Stratus and I haven't looked back!
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Beauty shot.


Congrats Matt :smile:

 

These cans are incredible, imo

post #11405 of 24295

Actually, Lr and Crack are not a bad place to start.. I started my HD800 journey with the Lyr and some Amperex OG's and have heard the HD800 with the Crack and some decent tubes.  Mind you, moved on pretty quickly but mostly due to comments here.

Break them in, get used to the sound and then take it from there.. most of all, Enjoy!!

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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post

Welcome to the club, Matt!!

Glad to see you around these parts. I went through a lot of searching for an amp for the 800's as I did not like them with the Crack. I ended up with a Stratus and I haven't looked back!

 

 

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Congrats Matt :smile:

 

These cans are incredible, imo

 

Thanks guys. I've been off the charts excited for these since I heard them on the gs x mk2. They never really struck the right chord with me till that day. Now I know what potential they have. Any burn in required or are these good to go out of the box (not trying to start a debate just curious). 

post #11407 of 24295
I have heard the famous hd800 On many amps from exotic names to home grown speaker amp types. For the money the hdvd600. Is a fine place to start and most likely stop.
It's just silver box with no tubes glowing . It's kinda dumb looking and doesn't fit on a shelf Easy either. So in looks it is not cool in my book. But the sound is remarkably neutral
And has a level of detail and if driven by a world class dac it is as good as any other so called world class amp or headphone . Including the whole stax line . AS many here post about stuff they have heard it's owning or atleast having something for a few weeks that really tells a better tail . Now add to this the fact of just who senn is and the amount of reasearch and development that goes into there products. As any of the named brands we all read about I wonder just how much they have done or even know that makes them
Better than senn . So as I own many of the so called exotic amps it's still the hdvd600 witha BAL cable imusenthem evaluate new devices.
So my vote is the hdvd600.
Al
post #11408 of 24295
I personally foud that they needed quite a bit of burn in.
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

So...
HD800=analytical\technical
K812=musical

"as far as I can tell, the k812 is both more analytical and musical than the hd800. Go read some reviews on them."

 

Straight from the K812 thread...what do you think? is he right?

post #11410 of 24295

Congrats on the HD800 Matt. Mind taking a pic of it on the room stand? I might consider it again in the future.

 

Enjoy your HD800:beerchug:

post #11411 of 24295
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"as far as I can tell, the k812 is both more analytical and musical than the hd800. Go read some reviews on them."

 

Straight from the K812 thread...what do you think? is he right?

 

Why do these two have to mutually exclusive? :blink:

post #11412 of 24295

I meant , is he right that the K812 is better than HD800?

(Sorry my english is not 100%, so i'm not sure what you meant)

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Thanks guys. I've been off the charts excited for these since I heard them on the gs x mk2. They never really struck the right chord with me till that day. Now I know what potential they have. Any burn in required or are these good to go out of the box (not trying to start a debate just curious). 

they do improve with burn in but still sound amazing just out of the box. 

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Yes the
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they do improve with burn in but still sound amazing just out of the box. 

Yes they do improve. They smooth out a bit and are a bit less grainy in some areas. Every. However, still beautiful out of the box. Enjoy. They are really something special. Pairing them with an ARCAM irDAC makes them even better! You'll be amazed.
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they do improve with burn in but still sound amazing just out of the box. 

+1

 

My basically new one sounds awesome!

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