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post #11716 of 24294
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Originally Posted by qqexpress View Post
 

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.


try this:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/713773/sennheiser-hd-700-vs-hd-800-for-me-the-newbie

 

I just did a simple search for "hd800 vs hd700"

Amazing how well that works, you know, searching the forum...just sayin' :beerchug:

post #11717 of 24294
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

 


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

I would post lots of pictures like that, but I think AnakChan will replace it will his selfie or something as he has done that before.  I was not happy because I had the most perfect picture of Kate Upton on one of the posts and was very proud of it.  That thunder was stolen when AnakChan posted picture of him wearing HE-560 with something inside in bosom.  Anak != Kate Upton.  :mad: 


Edited by SilverEars - 7/4/14 at 5:01pm
post #11718 of 24294
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Originally Posted by qqexpress View Post

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.

I live in toronto and I auditioned hd700 many times.

For the second time I went, hd700 had a broken left driver and unbalanced left and right issue. It was either repaired or replaced twice while other headphones like d2000, hd59x were still working.

Hd700 is poorly built. You can tell and feel the plastic, it feels like a toy and I am sure I can crush with just two fingers.

That is probably the main reason I didn't buy. And also sound qualitywise, its just flat and boring compare to hd800.

I suggest you to audition at local store before you buy.
Edited by Canadian411 - 7/4/14 at 5:05pm
post #11719 of 24294
The hd800 are top of the food chain if you will. So anything below that is less of something. It's that simple. No other camp y has as many ever than senn in production headphones. In fact I think just what they have in production is way more than most headphone makers ever have made period. What I do not understand is a reviewer lie tyle says bad things about a headphones sound when it must better than a LCD 2 that he loves. No reviewer says bad things about a mush company for fear of being suied I guess. But go after a big name that's easy there a faceless company and more likely barly know who he is.
Al
post #11720 of 24294
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

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.


 

I am sorry I couldnt listen more than a min but I can watch the album cover for very very longtime smily_headphones1.gif
post #11721 of 24294

Ah I see. More or less I just wanted to figure out if the HD700 was worth the price of ~$500. My friend auditioned them and told me they were not worth $700-$1000. I may just give it a try and see how it goes, worse that can happen is I resell them.

post #11722 of 24294
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I am sorry I couldnt listen more than a min but I can watch the album cover for very very longtime smily_headphones1.gif

Just focus on the music folks, the picture is just a bonus, it the not the main course.  So try to make the music the main course please.  Think of the cover as the desert and concentrate on the music.  

post #11723 of 24294

Ok, I do agree electronic and pop is good on these.  Enjoying Billie Jean (Remastered).  So dynamic.

 

post #11724 of 24294

Wow, the HD800 just hit me.  Emotional moment...  :o  I highly recommend the remastered Michael Jackon albums, especially, Michael Jackon BAD Special Edition.  It's ridiculously well mastered, and of course the HD800 is doing a fantastic job.  I wasn't a Michael Jackson fan until I heard these.


Edited by SilverEars - 7/4/14 at 5:44pm
post #11725 of 24294

Gentleman,

 

I know that i'm gonna get heads shaken at me for this; but I'm planning on buying the hd800 at some point, and was wondering, if you were to pick a portable amp/dac-amp to drive it, which one would it be?

 

This is for use with my laptop.

 

I did a trial of the hd700 today and was disappointed (in the grand scheme of things - for how much they cost), but saw great potential. 

 

Thanks in advance.

post #11726 of 24294

^ a budget will help us help you narrow down some choices.

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HUGO
post #11728 of 24294
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Your saying the BHA-1 / BDA-2 makes the treble in the LCD-2 and LCD-3 aggressive and unbearable?  Whoa..  That's the first I've heard that.  I thought the BHA-1 and the LCD-3 was a good pairing when I owned them.  Never heard them with the BDA-2 though.  

That's definitely the character of the BHA-1. Many have reported as such and that mirrors my experiences with it. The BDA-2 is neutral and if you don't like it, then blame your headphones or amp. ;) With the GS-X Mk2 (about the very best amp at DAC comparisons I've come across) the BDA-2 is one balanced/neutral DAC. The W4S DAC-2 Sabre based DAC was a touch too much up top (with an upper mids shout)...the PWD2 was a tad too "warm" to be considered "flat". It (BDA-2) had better bass response than the NAD M-51 and the treble was about equally smooth on both DACs.

 

The BHA-1 is a fantastic amp, but it does add a bit to the top when compared to other amps. But it's a great recommendation for Audeze headphones like the LCD-2/3s IMO.


Edited by MacedonianHero - 7/4/14 at 6:08pm
post #11729 of 24294
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

^ a budget will help us help you narrow down some choices.

True. Thank you.

 

£2-300.

 

Ideally portable.

post #11730 of 24294
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Your saying the BHA-1 / BDA-2 makes the treble in the LCD-2 and LCD-3 aggressive and unbearable?  Whoa..  That's the first I've heard that.  I thought the BHA-1 and the LCD-3 was a good pairing when I owned them.  Never heard them with the BDA-2 though.  

That's definitely the character of the BHA-1. Many have reported as such and that mirrors my experiences with it. The BDA-2 is neutral and if you don't like it, then blame your headphones or amp. ;) With the GS-X Mk2 (about the very best amp at DAC comparisons I've come across) the BDA-2 is one balanced/neutral DAC. The W4S DAC-2 Sabre based DAC was a touch too much up top (with an upper mids shout)...the PWD2 was a tad too "warm" to be considered "flat". It (BDA-2) had better bass response than the NAD M-51 and the treble was about equally smooth on both DACs.

 

The BHA-1 is a fantastic amp, but it does add a bit to the top when compared to other amps. But it's a great recommendation for Audeze headphones like the LCD-2/3s IMO.

I have to get you a listen to the upgraded W4S DAC2 DSDse, Peter....The shout is gone....:D

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