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I like Max Richter version of Vivaldi Four Season very much. Both LCD-X and hd800 on my setup are really good, but much prefer hd800.

http://www.hdtracks.com/recomposed-by-max-richter-vivaldi-the-four-seasons

ATM, my guilty pleasure for hd800 actually is Iggy Azalea New Classic (Black Widow track)
post #11522 of 15429
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Originally Posted by jsgraha View Post

I like Max Richter version of Vivaldi Four Season very much. Both LCD-X and hd800 on my setup are really good, but much prefer hd800.

http://www.hdtracks.com/recomposed-by-max-richter-vivaldi-the-four-seasons

ATM, my guilty pleasure for hd800 actually is Iggy Azalea New Classic (Black Widow track)

post #11523 of 15429
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Originally Posted by jsgraha View Post

I like Max Richter version of Vivaldi Four Season very much. Both LCD-X and hd800 on my setup are really good, but much prefer hd800.

http://www.hdtracks.com/recomposed-by-max-richter-vivaldi-the-four-seasons

ATM, my guilty pleasure for hd800 actually is Iggy Azalea New Classic (Black Widow track)

That's a gorgeous rewrite!

 

Thanks.

post #11524 of 15429
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But when you use the HD800 with Treble heavy music, like Vivaldi's Four Seasons or Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters, it's very painful. At this point I find myself switching to the the LCD-3.

Try Giuliano Carmignola's Venice Baroque Orchestra rendition of the Four Seasons. Very realistic and engaging performance on the HD800, with no fatigue.
Edited by Kyle 491 - 6/29/14 at 1:06am
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Originally Posted by jsgraha View Post

I like Max Richter version of Vivaldi Four Season very much. Both LCD-X and hd800 on my setup are really good, but much prefer hd800.

http://www.hdtracks.com/recomposed-by-max-richter-vivaldi-the-four-seasons

ATM, my guilty pleasure for hd800 actually is Iggy Azalea New Classic (Black Widow track)

 

Very nice!! I'd like to see more hdtracks/hi-res suggestions that people enjoy with the hd800...

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Try Giuliano Carmignola's Venice Baroque Orchestra rendition of the Four Seasons. Very realistic and engaging performance on the HD800, with no fatigue.

It's pretty rare that the hd800 are as you describe and I have head hunters. It's either the DAC or the amp giving you this .
The amp I use often is the hdvd800 as an amp. It is a very neutral sound but my dacs pro trey the music in a way to not be harsh . But with that said you can tame it with a little negative EQ .
Al
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Are there any headphones from what anyone has seen that go around the ear like the HD800s? They are by far the most comfortable headphones that I've tried for long listening (and short listening) since they put 0 pressure on your actual ear. Just wondering if anyone has found a headphone that accomplishes the same thing.  

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The Senn 700s are even more comfortable in my opinion.  Take the larger diameter dispersion of softness™ of the 800 and make it smaller and softer, then that's the 700.

 

That seems to be a consensus at meets I bring them to.

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The Senn 700s are even more comfortable in my opinion.  Take the larger diameter dispersion of softness™ of the 800 and make it smaller and softer, then that's the 700.



 



That seems to be a consensus at meets I bring them to.


 



Now if only they sounded as good....I don't even find the 800s to be all that comfortable, though after owning them for a while, I have gotten quite a bit better at knowing how to put them on so they dont bother me as much. The 009s are still quite a bit more comfortable to me.
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No other feature of headphone pads really matters to me in comfort besides touching the ear. I'm sure many of you know what I mean, that sore feeling on the ear after the pads have been pressing on it for a while. Wondering if any HP in the lower price ranges have similar pad size, not necessarily more comfortable, just bearable. The LCD2, even with the softer "pillow" like ear pads still hurt after a few hours. The HD700 pads don't touch the ear? They look much smaller.
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They don't touch my ear.  I'm a 6 foot 160 pound size.

post #11532 of 15429
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I guess we are a bit lost... I thought we either have on-ear headphones where the whole pad press against your ear:




Or around the ear type like LCD, HD800, etc. Not sure why you feel your lcd2 pad is pressing against your ears. I guess I can imagine it might if you have bigger than avg ears. Then it becomes a matter for finding headphone with big enough cups and narrow paddings so the "hole" in the middle is big enough to accommodate your ears. And hd800 is really the only one I can think of (even hd700 may be too small for you!?)
Edited by kkcc - 7/1/14 at 2:19am
post #11533 of 15429
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Maybe Fostex TH600?

They cost less than the HD800, and on my average size ear, the cups don't touch my ear lobes.

post #11534 of 15429
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post

Are there any headphones from what anyone has seen that go around the ear like the HD800s? They are by far the most comfortable headphones that I've tried for long listening (and short listening) since they put 0 pressure on your actual ear. Just wondering if anyone has found a headphone that accomplishes the same thing.  

Hey mr. King Crimson(great avatar) sadly I have not found anything helpful to your question cause the 800's are by far and away the most streamlined and focused pair of headphones for comfort and long listening. Best cans on the planet for me. However the AUDEZE LCD's I think can match the HD 800's comfort. They look pretty heavenly and less space-aged than the HD 800's. smily_headphones1.gif
post #11535 of 15429

Sorry, I found nothing about the lcd line to be remotely comfortable. YYMV

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