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Originally Posted by robrandtoul View Post

To carry my HD800's to the office and back I use the case my Audeze LCD-XC's arrived in. Admittedly it's an expensive method of picking up a good carry case!
Yes it might be expensive, but you own some of the best cans available. I plan on getting the HD800 and the Audeze LCD-XC, sometime next year.
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I have the Audeze case just for my HD800 but have yet to use it. A little over the top but it's nice.

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The hippo case was out of stock when I ordered it, but I was able to get it in a bundle with a stand and the hippo biscuit. If you need a stand that is.
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Hi guys, after extended listen, I think the Anedio D2 is a better match for the HD800 than the Hugo.  Although Hugo is a good source, D2 seems to do a better job.  I'm guessing integrated DAC/Amp do well with HD800 like somebody has stated earlier.


Edited by SilverEars - 7/25/14 at 4:54pm
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

Just a question for those who have heard the HD800 on a ton of amps. Is there a better amp than the V200 which is around the 1.5k price range? 

I think that V200 while decent is not good value for the price. It competes more against the amp section of $500 range audio gd amp/dac, or even Schitt Vali.

With 1.5k you should consider paying a bit more for the audio gd M9 for SS or woo wa22 for tubes. Both imo are a way better than v200.

What DAC are you using with the Hd800?
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


I think that V200 while decent is not good value for the price. It competes more against the amp section of $500 range audio gd amp/dac, or even Schitt Vali.

With 1.5k you should consider paying a bit more for the audio gd M9 for SS or woo wa22 for tubes. Both imo are a way better than v200.

What DAC are you using with the Hd800?

I'm using the M-DAC ATM. 

 

Oh and how does the Master 9 compare with the HDVA 600? 


Edited by lin0003 - 7/25/14 at 10:54pm
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Anyone experiencing problem with the headband doesn't hold the cups in position?  Or that a piece of white foam coming out between the gap when extending/ retracting the headband?


Edited by SleepyOne - 7/26/14 at 1:51am
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

I'm using the M-DAC ATM. 

Oh and how does the Master 9 compare with the HDVA 600? 

Personally I like the M9 over hdva600. M9 with a slightly warmer signature which I think would also work well with your Mdac.
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Thanks mate. 

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Originally Posted by SleepyOne View Post
 

Anyone experiencing problem with the headband doesn't hold the cups in position?  Or that a piece of white foam coming out between the gap when extending/ retracting the headband?

Nope never heard of this before.. 

 

Are they new? Sounds like a fault to me. Are you able to show us some pics?

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Yes, they are very new, 296xx. Sorry no pic - I have sent them back for repair yesterday. The shop (Hifiheadphones) has been very nice and wanted to replace it but I declined as I don't want to go though long burn-in again. Other than that it works perfectly.

 

The problem I think is due to the small piece of self adhered white foam got loose and came out of its position - according to Senn. repair, it should be under the ball bearing or something.

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Originally Posted by SleepyOne View Post
 

Yes, they are very new, 296xx. Sorry no pic - I have sent them back for repair yesterday. The shop (Hifiheadphones) has been very nice and wanted to replace it but I declined as I don't want to go though long burn-in again. Other than that it works perfectly.

 

The problem I think is due to the small piece of self adhered white foam got loose and came out of its position - according to Senn. repair, it should be under the ball bearing or something.

 

Are these still under warranty...if not, it will be interesting to see what senn charges for repair.

 

Hopefully there will be no charge

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post



OK, so this turned out to be an easy fix. It's a little fiddly but all I used was a small flathead screwdriver, tweezers and small pliers. First you detach the headband padding as per this clip. You'll then see the adjustment mechanism on the underside of the metal band. There's a small plate holding the ball which glides over the adjustment grooves (pic).

I used a small flathead screwdriver to gently pry the ball from its seat. Make sure you don't let this roll away. It's tiny! Once out of the way I then used the tweezers to detach the small plate from the edge of the plastic (where it just clips on). When you have that plate it's then just a matter of gently bending the part where the ball sits (I used the pliers for this).

To put it all back together you just align the ball on a headband groove. Place the plate over it, ensuring the ball is seated correctly. You then apply some pressure to get the plate to clip back onto the edge of the plastic. Re-attach the headband padding.

My right side adjustment is now perfect. It still glides smoothly up and down but now it locks with that tactile click on each adjustment marker.
This was posted a while back on how to fix the loose hedband.
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I got a chance to listen to the Sennheiser HD800 and I was pleasantly surprised how it sounded. The bass was excellent and I didn't hear any treble issues. It didn't sounded thin at all what I have been reading about. Hands down the best headphone I have listened to. However I was basically listen to a $7000 sound since it was connected to a very high end system.

 

I personally think the soundstage is way too big. But maybe I need to get used to that. 


Edited by ubs28 - 7/26/14 at 7:12am
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I just got a note from Colorware that they have SHIPPED my matching color-coordinated Sennheiser HD 800 headphones and HDVD 800 amp and DAC. Should arrive Wednesday. Gotta check plugs and cables... a.n.t.i.c.i.p.a.t.i.o.n....

SennAv2.jpg
(Photo is my collage of two pictures, which is why the reds don't match here. In actuality, they will).
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