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post #12286 of 15814

So far my favourite artists, artists that IMO makes the HD800 sound its absolute best are Diana Krall and Norah Jones. I just couldn't believe what I'm hearing when playing these 2 artists!

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So far my favourite artists, artists that IMO makes the HD800 sound its absolute best are Diana Krall and Norah Jones. I just couldn't believe what I'm hearing when playing these 2 artists!

I also enjoy Krall and Jones a lot with my HD800 from the wa22.

However, the one album I really love on the HD800 like no others is Janis Ian's Breaking Silence. Wonderful vocal and impressive instrument timbre rendition by HD800 that my other headphones just can't match.

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post #12288 of 15814

My HD 800s are finally here and both my wallet and ears are in shock. Its been a long and expensive journey. Time to enjoy some music.

post #12289 of 15814
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My HD 800s are finally here and both my wallet and ears are in shock. Its been a long and expensive journey. Time to enjoy some music.

Good for you! What DAC/Amp do you plan to use?

post #12290 of 15814
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Good for you! What DAC/Amp do you plan to use?

Well as of now it's going to be my stealth DC-1 and Objective 2 that I just built. Far from ideal, but I have immanent plans to build a BH crack. In the long term, who knows. However, the Questyle CMA800R has caught my eye.

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Well as of now it's going to be my stealth DC-1 and Objective 2 that I just built. Far from ideal, but I have immanent plans to build a BH crack. In the long term, who knows. However, the Questyle CMA800R has caught my eye.

BH will work just great! Good luck.

post #12292 of 15814
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My HD 800s are finally here and both my wallet and ears are in shock. Its been a long and expensive journey. Time to enjoy some music.


Gratzzz.  I didn't know you got the Emo DAC.  It's a great DAC.  When your system is complete, we'll meet up for some good music.

post #12293 of 15814

Question/advice needed:

 

I've sold my bifrost and now have enough money for either the HA-1 or a used NAD m51. Currently I have the Crack amp with the 800 and like the sound of it. 

 

I curious about the HA-1 and also about going balanced with the 800. So should I upgrade the source with the NAD or go with HA-1 with the Sabre dac?

post #12294 of 15814

I'd get the NAD personally, because the HA-1 is best if used just as a single unit, not just a DAC or just an amp. For those purposes a dedicated unit would be better.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Question/advice needed:

 

I've sold my bifrost and now have enough money for either the HA-1 or a used NAD m51. Currently I have the Crack amp with the 800 and like the sound of it. 

 

I curious about the HA-1 and also about going balanced with the 800. So should I upgrade the source with the NAD or go with HA-1 with the Sabre dac?


I had the HD 800 + Crack + AGD NFB-7. Was a Great pairing.Very musical, with good bass. Recently sold the Crack to move up on the OTL ladder.

post #12296 of 15814

I'd go with the NAD as well, unless you'er looking for an all in one unit.


Edited by preproman - 7/22/14 at 1:38pm
post #12297 of 15814

I'd choose the NAD too. Read many good things about this DAC and I'm curious about it :D

post #12298 of 15814

I'd back to the Uberfrost since it has almost as same sound quality as the M51, IMO.   

post #12299 of 15814

The NAD does get some stellar reviews overall.

 

It would be my choice if I had the $$ right now.  If I had even more $$$$ I would be looking at the Berkley Alpha DAC (the new reference series) or perhaps the Mytek Manhattan.

 

So yeah ....back to reality for a sec ....I would shoot for the NAD, seems like a good value.

post #12300 of 15814

Anedio D2 in da haaaaauuuuussss. Yeah!  Clean, very clean.  :o

 

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