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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

For the first time in many years I now only own one headphone. Don't need any others. 

 

In fact, I'd even go as far as to say - all other headphones are worthless. Kill all other headphones!! :veryevil:

 

All hail the mighty one!

 

 

 

Very nice sir. And what amp are you using? 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Very nice sir. And what amp are you using? 

Oh everyone knows I'm a NAD man :tongue_smile: 

 

3225PE at the mo... In fact I'd go as far as to say - all other amps are wor.... etc :bigsmile_face: 

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Oh yeah, forgot that. I've even looked on ebay for something that you suggested. Nothing yet. I'm hoping for a Craiglist score soon. 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

For the first time in many years I now only own one headphone. Don't need any others. 

 

In fact, I'd even go as far as to say - all other headphones are worthless. Kill all other headphones!! :veryevil:

 

All hail the mighty one!

 

 

 

:beerchug:

 

I think I' m not far of the same point. I received a Beyerdynamic T1 Monday and I'm currently testing it but it will not stay at home for a long time.  My Ultrasone is gone and I've really no need of another headphone for my tastes and what I listen to usually.

post #11570 of 14685

As much as I love the HD800, every now and then I like to put other cans on just to appreciate the HD800s even more.


Edited by PleasantSounds - 7/3/14 at 7:20am
post #11571 of 14685
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Originally Posted by PleasantSounds View Post

As much as I love the HD800, every now and then I like to put other cans on just to appreciate the HD800s even more.

Agreed. The more I listen to other headphones or speakers , the more apparent the gap in quality becomes.
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The only itch I have to 'upgrade' now is into stax land but that is a place I don't really want to go. It's a whole new level that my OCD can't cope with! Channel imbalance would literally drive me crazy.
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

For the first time in many years I now only own one headphone. Don't need any others. 

In fact, I'd even go as far as to say - all other headphones are worthless. Kill all other headphones!! very_evil_smiley.gif

All hail the mighty one!


You need the custom paint job site..
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The placebo effect alone will boost your enjoyment!
post #11574 of 14685
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Originally Posted by nephilim32 View Post


Oh yeah. HD tracks is a great site. I have remain in light in 24/96k. To be honest, 24/96 is my favourite bitstream resolution. I like 24/192k, but it doesn't sound as warm when running the file format through my DAC. Sometimes ultra HD files can sound a little too polished and not realistic.

I have the same feeling.

The Doug MacLeod download is fantastic.

The Sound Liaison studio master downloads are all 24/96 except one,which is 24/88.2. I think they are the best sounding files I have got for the HD800 together with some of the Reference Recordings.The sound of their albums is quiet similar to the Doug MacLeod you mentioned.

They all so give credit to the HD800 for being used for mixing and mastering. http://www.soundliaison.com/

 

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Buying stuff from hd tracks is hit and miss mostly
The reason why it sounds better st 24/96 is because that's what it is really.
They lie when they say it is above. I honestly do not buy from them anymore.
Acoustic sounds blue note. Channel classics
Native DSD. Opus3. All have real DSD or high res.
the others lie at times. Also blue coast records
It's a same we spend our money over and over on music and get ripped off.
Al
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

One of the better sounding hires files i have .   http://www.hdtracks.com/there-s-a-time-134480

The Doug Macleod download is recorded in 24/176.2 it says so on the Reference Recordings website. And believe me, that is one good sounding download.!

But it is true that HD tracks are not always clear about the original format. But I it seems to me they are starting to be more honest about it now.

That is what I like so much about the Sound Liaison guys, they sell one format only, and that is the one to one copy of the studio master file.

They did not even convert to flac until recently. (public demand?)

And they credit the equipment used down to the last detail and describe the recording process as well.....see this youtube link;

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 Sound Liaison, producing recordings available only in 24-bit/96kHz downloads that mirror the master recording. And man, are they ever sweet. I've seldom heard recordings that were so successful in both performance and sound aspects.'' Rad Bennett, SoundStage!
The 9 pieces of music were performed live in the studio in front of a select audience.The musicians were placed in front of a stereo pair of microphones with additional spot microphones on each instrument. The musicians were playing without headphones, the reason being that we believe that when we get the musicians to play together in the same room, without headphones, it creates a number of musical and technical benefits:

As they are not ''separated'' by the headphones, the musicians, in order to hear each other are forced to create a natural and musical balance, a balance which is then easily captured by the main stereo pair of microphones. Because of the natural and musical balance the need for compression to control levels is no longer necessary. Since everybody is in the same room, the boxed sound which is so common in many modern recordings is absent and the sound of the room helps ''glue'' the sound of the recording.
Mixing headphones: Sennheiser HD800
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I've got to say I am not a fan of this guy, but this sounds amazing with the HD800:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

 

:beerchug:

 

I think I' m not far of the same point. I received a Beyerdynamic T1 Monday and I'm currently testing it but it will not stay at home for a long time.  My Ultrasone is gone and I've really no need of another headphone for my tastes and what I listen to usually.

Cool, is there any music you prefer on the Beyers compared to the HD800? I've been tempted a few times to check them out. I did enjoy the DT880's. 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Cool, is there any music you prefer on the Beyers compared to the HD800?

 

No. but I have the worst difficulties to keep the T1 on my ears because of the treble peak. I had the same problem with the DT880.  

 

I need more time  to be more accustomed to this Beyer Treble then I'll be able to be more accurate ;) .

post #11580 of 14685

Scientific studies have just shown...

 

The Sennheiser HD 800 makes you smarter!

 

Why, you ask?

 

Well, when someone offers a piece of advice or an opinion here on head-fi.org, I look at their avatar to see their ranking.  If they are not a Headphonius Supremius, I then look at their avatar to see if it shows an HD 800.  If not, I go to their profile to see if they have one.  That determines whether I think they know what they are talking about!  :bigsmile_face:

 

So clearly, folks who have an HD 800 know more.

 

I have now invited myself to this distinguished Table of the Cognoscenti.  I took the bull by the horns, put my shoulder to the wheel, kept my head in the clouds while keeping my boots on the ground.

 

Yes, I have just ordered my very own HD 800, as well as the HDVD 800 amplifier.

 

Since I know that red headphones sound the best (see last line on the blackboard here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/723284/things-that-people-think-are-special-are-not-so-special-after-all-when-knowledge-of-the-origin-is-taken-away/15#post_10643801 ),  I ordered my headphones and amplifier through Colorware:

 

 

These will go well with the wonderful FIAT Abarth Cabrio automobile that I bought the first of in Michigan over a year ago...

 

 

... and I have my eye on a color-coordinated power source to drive the whole setup for my own Portable Audio System:

 

OK... so I am now an Enlightened Audiophile Expert.  What is the first topic you'd like my advice upon?

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