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post #11701 of 25133
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

This is a good point and I would say needs some careful deliberation. 

 

'Hifi' headphones have always (generally) been designed with the intent to make music sound good. Not as a clean window onto what is actually there. But with a headphone like the HD800 you can easily get used to hearing what is actually there...,? and it can be more enjoyable from an 'audiophile' perspective. Good recordings are good, bad ones are bad.  

 

As far as I can see these hp's have one small, little flaw... A little peak at 6khz. They aren't perfect. But IME that one slight peak cannot cause annoyance unless the recording is already bad or you are sensitive to high frequencies. With the exception of Audeze and Senn's previous flagship most other quality hp's are peakier in the treb than the HD800.

 

(anyways, I'm enjoying reading your journey with HD800's :)   

I agree with this.  I need to EQ this out. I checked with the stock Foobar EQ, and it seems to be between 5 and 7.  Is there a good plug-in for Foobar?  Also, it's really bass light, kinda reminds me of the K701.  You know what, HD800 just remind of the 701 with it's signature.  

 

I think my auditory system reacting negatively to the 6khz peak is probably to protect my ears. :o  Maybe my ears are extremely sensitive to that area.  I cannot turn up the volume for tracks that outputs this frequency region.


Edited by SilverEars - 7/4/14 at 2:38pm
post #11702 of 25133
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

I agree with this.  I need to EQ this out. I checked with the stock Foobar EQ, and it seems to be between 5 and 7.  Is there a good plug-in for Foobar?  Also, it's really bass light, kinda reminds me of the K701.  You know what, HD800 just remind of the 701 with it's signature.  

 

I think my auditory system reacting negatively to the 6khz peak is probably to protect my ears. :o  Maybe my ears are extremely sensitive to that area.  I cannot turn up the volume for tracks that outputs this frequency region.

http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_xgeq

 

Check this one out bud :) It's better for fine tuning. 

post #11703 of 25133
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_xgeq

 

Check this one out bud :) It's better for fine tuning. 

Thanks.  The EQ is reversed like my preference of how I like to wear my HD800, when I boost, it reduces.  Dunno why.

post #11704 of 25133

Actually, all it's doing is reducing the volume when I boost the dB at any frequency.  :confused_face_2:

post #11705 of 25133
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Actually, all it's doing is reducing the volume when I boost the dB at any frequency.  :confused_face_2:

Thats to stop clipping. Always try to reduce frequencies rather than increase if you can :)

post #11706 of 25133
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Thats to stop clipping. Always try to reduce frequencies rather than increase if you can :)

:D  Thanks, you are quite right.  The harshness is gone without the EQ and the bass got lifted.  WTF.  I dunno if this plug-in did something or my ears got adjusted after I put it on in the correct polarity.  

post #11707 of 25133
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

I had them on reverse.  Flipped L and R the whole time.  :o  Maybe this would make a big difference.

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


LMAO beerchug.gif

 

It sounds lots different now.  Sounds like the harshness is gone.  Polarity makes a difference.  :D  I check back the other way around, and definitely hear more mids and definition now.

post #11708 of 25133
I think you will say anything. To hold onto the ODAC
Thing. Hahahaha. Just kidding
Al
post #11709 of 25133
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I think you will say anything. To hold onto the ODAC
Thing. Hahahaha. Just kidding
Al

I love my ODAC just like you like your Hugo.  Something about it's sound, I just really love.  It plays well with my amps so I can't complain.  I like the fact this little guy keeps me satisfied without me opening my wallet too wide.  ODAC is very clear and detailed as verified with many iems and of course cans.  I'm sure Hugo is nice, but I don't predict if there is even a margin of improvement, it would be quite insignificant since I like the ODAC so much.  

 

Anyway.  I'm enjoying the HD800 now that I'm wearing them correctly.  I characterize it has detailed and clear or very resolving, and I am in sync with the folks in this thread at this point.  I actually did this at the meet also, wearing these things backward.  Anyway, problem solved.

 

Now, back to enjoying them.  :popcorn: 


Edited by SilverEars - 7/4/14 at 4:12pm
post #11710 of 25133
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Originally Posted by qqexpress View Post
 

Hey guys I am moving from high-fi gear (I had a HD800) to mid-fi and was wondering what you thought about the HD700 in comparison to the HD800. So far I am using an AKG K701 in the mean time, to satisfy my needs, but the headband doesn't sit right with me =(. Would like some opinions on the HD700 sound signature and is $475 for it a good deal?!


Here, I'll bump your post for you :wink_face:, Once they stop the sound science discussions :tongue_smile: :biggrin: maybe someone with knowledge in this area will answer for you. 

Unfortunately I do not have the answer as I have not heard the HD700...the price looks good if they are in good condition, IMHO.

post #11711 of 25133
$475 for hd700 is awesome deal. I will get it for fun.

But honestly, why you are going downhill from hd800 ?

Its like a car. You start from corolla then to bmw theb to porsche etc.

I don't get it,. smily_headphones1.gif
Jk

Everyone has diff reason smily_headphones1.gif and priority
post #11712 of 25133

Thanks guys for getting back to me! Im just trying to downsize cuz I am not using them as often as I would like. And extra money in my pocket might be better than a glorified showcas in my room. I wouldn't feel as bad with a $500 headphone and such. Can you guys give any comments on the sibilant or 6khz spike? Is it as bad as some say cuz I know tyll (from innerfidelity) rates the hd700 very poorly.

post #11713 of 25133
It's all in fun enjoy
post #11714 of 25133

Enjoying this track right now.  I dunno why, but I enjoy this track alot. I like Mariah's husky voice, brings out the treble textures.  Her recordings could be so much better with a better producer, she has the voice for it.

 

 


Edited by SilverEars - 7/4/14 at 4:51pm
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

I dunno why, but I enjoy this track alot. I like Mariah's husky voice.

 

 


I like that picture, A Lot, thanks for posting it... :biggrin: Oh and the song is good, too.

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