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Congrats Matt and welcome buddy :beerchug: 

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Congrats Matt and welcome buddy :beerchug: 

 

Thank you kindly. I'm very happy to be here. 

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You have reached the level of endgame status in headphones
Now it's DAC and amps
Enjoy
Al
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 6/25/14 at 12:48pm
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Congrats Matt and welcome buddy :beerchug: 


+1,:dt880smile:

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The amps I listed were ones that I have listened to numerous times at various meets, expos, visits to vendors, and in home.  I have listened to many many other amps, but did not include them as I felt they either did not need to be mentioned in reference to HD800's or I have not had enough time with them to make a clear decision in my mind about them. I also excluded some of the portable amps that I think work well with HD800's.  I only listed amps that I used my own HD800's w/'Q' French silk cable on it balanced where possible.  The WA22 (the three times I heard it) was with stock tubes so I will try to find one at the next opportunity that has upgraded tubes in it.

 

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Vali better than the HDVD800? 

In my opinion, yes, this is with the Vali on my rig at home vs. the three or so times I heard the HDVD800/600 at meets and expos.  When I heard the Vali at CanJam I was very impressed, more so with it than with Sennheiser's set-up at the show.

 

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May I ask what do you think is missing from the V200 / HDVA 600?

Can't really put it in words, I guess, it just did not have the impact on me that the others did.  To be fair the V200 listening was limited but I did try it on three different occasions on different set-ups and different meets/Expos.  It just did not leave me with that "Oh, that's good" feeling, it was, to me ''flat' maybe??

 

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It's early and I just woke up so maybe I am misunderstanding something.
But are you rating the woo WA 7 better than the amps listed below. As in better than the wa22 or senn Amps.

Also why did you give the hdvd600 and 800 different sound ratings. They are the same amp. ????
Now I am one who does beleave in personnel preference but just how long did you listen to any of the amps you have posted about. ??
Al

Yes, this is my subjective ranking, taking into account what I remember for the sound and the impression these amps left me with after auditioning them (some for extended listening sessions but not all).

I listened to the HDVD600 and 800 on four separate occasions (meets/expos). The ranking is, as I said above, my memory of the impression I was left with, taking all those sessions into account. It does not matter if they have the same specs or not, as it is what I remember and the impression they left me with that placed them where they are on my list.   This is IMHO, YOMV.

 

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A big difrence in opinions like this is why reviews and even our own
Subjective views just make no sense some times.
I can say things that others say the opposite
My first thought is they must be wrong. But it's not that simple sometimes.
A better approach is find people who share your thoughts and bounce off if them
This works much better for me.
Al

Here you have hit the nail on the head, I agree totally.  The rank I posted is purely how I would list them per my tastes and priorities.  It is up to each of us to decide how closely we want to follow others impressions or recommendations.

cheers :beerchug: 


Edited by bearFNF - 6/25/14 at 3:19pm
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Thank you kindly. I'm very happy to be here. 


Wait wait, you finally decided to go with HD800?  :D  Gratz.  No neck pain.  Guaranteed!

 

I'll tell you this.  After almost 2 months of not listening to HP at all, last nite i put both my HD800 and HE500 back on and guess what?  I had the HE500 on for about 10 minutes.  The rest of the nite was HD800.  :p

 

I am thinking ... thinking...


Edited by koiloco - 6/25/14 at 3:54pm
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I'll tell you this.  After almost 2 months of not listening to HP at all, last nite i put both my HD800 and HE500 back on and guess what?  I had the HE500 on for about 10 minutes.  The rest of the nite was HD800.  :p

 

I am thinking ... thinking...

Same thoughts I am having WRT the HE500, I think...and my HD650's...:blink:??

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In my opinion, yes, this is with the Vali on my rig at home vs. the three or so times I heard the HDVD800/600 at meets and expos.  When I heard the Vali at CanJam I was very impressed, more so with it than with Sennheiser's set-up at the show.

Can't really put it in words, I guess, it just did not have the impact on me that the others did.  To be fair the V200 listening was limited but I did try it on three different occasions on different set-ups and different meets/Expos.  It just did not leave me with that "Oh, that's good" feeling, it was, to me ''flat' maybe??

Yes, this is my subjective ranking, taking into account what I remember for the sound and the impression these amps left me with after auditioning them (some for extended listening sessions but not all).
I listened to the HDVD600 and 800 on four separate occasions (meets/expos). The ranking is, as I said above, my memory of the impression I was left with, taking all those sessions into account. It does not matter if they have the same specs or not, as it is what I remember and the impression they left me with that placed them where they are on my list.   This is IMHO, YOMV.

Here you have hit the nail on the head, I agree totally.  The rank I posted is purely how I would list them per my tastes and priorities.  It is up to each of us to decide how closely we want to follow others impressions or recommendations.
cheers beerchug.gif  

Good reply. Next time do try the woo WA 22 in full banalce even if stock tubes. The amp must be used in balance. Now upgraded tubes is a lot better but it is pretty good stock.
Al
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I'll tell you this.  After almost 2 months of not listening to HP at all, last nite i put both my HD800 and HE500 back on and guess what?  I had the HE500 on for about 10 minutes.  The rest of the nite was HD800.  :p

 

Same.

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I'm hearing balanced pays big dividends with the 800...?

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No this is not true with any headphone. It is true with some amps. Buying nice wires. Is a pride of ownership thing. As it does make shuttle changes it does make a big difference in looks and the feeling of ownership.
Al
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I'm hearing balanced pays big dividends with the 800...?

 

Don't really know about that...  Some of the EC amps are SE.  

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You go man !!!!!
Al
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Duke Ellington: Concert in the Virgin Island 24/192...:eek: (wow)

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Congrats Matt and welcome buddy :beerchug: 


+1,:dt880smile:

+2 Matt you de Man :beerchug: 

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