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post #11491 of 24367
Just paid up on a used lehman linear at the buy and sell section. Super nervous. Never bought stuff on a forum directly.

Hope it's actually delivered. Can't wit to try this combo out. Fingers crossed.
post #11492 of 24367
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Dubstep Girl has it with her HD800 (the OTL) and loved it but she had some amazing tubes. If I remember correctly she preferred it to the Wa22 (maybe that might cause controversy :evil:

 

Suppose to be an amazing amp. I will  buy one eventually. I was supposed to buy the OTL but changed my mind. I want to get something a bit more exotic like maybe - a speaker headphone 300b in the future with Lundahl transformers :eek:! Time will tell.  

Thanks much....I may go for it.

 

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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

Yes!

 

BUT I've already told you how I feel lol

Yes, I know you like it with the HD800 as well.....was just looking for more feedback...you know....more is better. :smile:

post #11493 of 24367
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Thanks much....I may go for it.

 

Yes, I know you like it with the HD800 as well.....was just looking for more feedback...you know....more is better. :smile:

More is always better lol

post #11494 of 24367
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Thanks much....I may go for it.

 

Yes, I know you like it with the HD800 as well.....was just looking for more feedback...you know....more is better. :smile:

I meant to say that DG had it not "has it" - i did edit my original post though

post #11495 of 24367

Just has my earpads for the HD800 after it was used slightly over a year. Can definitely that having new pads does change the sound sonically (in a good way).

post #11496 of 24367

Hey guys, do you know whether the HD800 cable has 4 separate wires so that I can terminate them into a balanced XLR plug? Has anyone tried this before? Headroom seems to do it I think. 

post #11497 of 24367
Yes that is fine
Al
post #11498 of 24367
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

Hey guys, do you know whether the HD800 cable has 4 separate wires so that I can terminate them into a balanced XLR plug? Has anyone tried this before? Headroom seems to do it I think. 

yep it's four wires:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/650510/the-new-hd800-appreciation-thread/6840#post_10057020

 

He even used the cut off part and put the female on it for use as an adapter to 1/4" plug.


Edited by bearFNF - 6/27/14 at 5:56pm
post #11499 of 24367

Cheers guys, that really helped :)

post #11500 of 24367
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

Cheers guys, that really helped :)

Becareful !, use the multimeter and make sure which wire goes where.

 

I just blew up my beyerdynamic T70 while experimenting with the voice coil. :(

 

That gives me an excuse to get either PS1000e or T5p soon :)

post #11501 of 24367
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

Becareful !, use the multimeter and make sure which wire goes where.

 

I just blew up my beyerdynamic T70 while experimenting with the voice coil. :(

 

That gives me an excuse to get either PS1000e or T5p soon :)

Lol, sounds like you are happy you blew up your T70...

post #11502 of 24367
How close is the HD800 to Stax 009 sound in terms of SQ?
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

How close is the HD800 to Stax 009 sound in terms of SQ?

I've heard some people say the SR-009 is 10-20% better but it's really hard to say how much better unless you have heard it yourself. I haven't personally, so I can't really help. 

post #11504 of 24367
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

How close is the HD800 to Stax 009 sound in terms of SQ?

This really depends a lot on the upstream pairing. I heard 009 with 727ta and much prefer hd800 on say my audio gd nfb28. Also heard 009 with woo wes stock tubes and still prefer hd800 with woo wa22 upgraded tubes.

So my generic answer would be that for the same $$$, a hd800+amp combo would most likelybe better than a sr009 combo. But without any budget constraints, it would probably be a toss up depending on personal preferences.
post #11505 of 24367
I am not sure about the SQ difference. But there is a very big price difference with Stax 009 setups costing from $7000-$12000. If you have that much money to burn, then it seems to be one of the best HP systems.

Of late, one headphone that reviewers seem to be comparing to Stax 009 is the Abyss AB-1266. It seems to have the best of HD800 (imaging) and the LCD-3 (Bass and easy to listen). It's of course $5495 smily_headphones1.gif and seems to need an Amp as powerful as the Taurus Mk2. I plan to borrow it for a while to see what all the fuss is about.

Personally, I have the HD800 and the LCD-3, which complement each other very well. HD800 for Orchestral and Big Band music and LCD-3 for all my other genres.
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