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Can EQing, adding bass, damage the drivers?

No...no worries

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Try the search function. I'd do it for you but I am on phone.
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Who's that guy with matching HD800 in the fiat?  :D

 

John, your correlation chart is pretty interesting.  Lately I've noticed a correlation of SE846 iem users talking about the HD800(or some owning both here), would be interesting to get a relationship of iems and cans members here prefer.  Just an idea.  :L3000: 

 

I don't know how you get the info for the chart.


My chart info comes from head-fi.org members, as posted in the thread titled "Rank the Headphones That You Own," in the Over Ear portion of the Headphone forum.  I will indeed explore correlations between the Shure SE 846 (and its less bassy datemate, the SE 535, which I happen to have) and the HD 800.  I'm also a bit perplexed about the principles of correlation... do people tend to get more headphones that match the ones they have (that presumably match their preferences), or do they get headphones that complement, and are therefore different, their existing headphones??

 

I am the guy matching my Sennheiser HD 800 headphones and HDVD 800 amp to my black-and-red FIAT Abarth. Gotta do that since the HDVD 800 amp insists upon a plug, and therefore my portable system must include a plug.  That then means a generator (I picked out the matching black and red Honda gasoline generator) and a platform (my FIAT) sufficiently large, and color coordinated, to transport my portable system.

 

Pictures to follow once the red-and-black HD 800 and HDVD 800 arrive this week!!


Edited by kayandjohn - 7/27/14 at 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I was referring more to the juxtaposition of closed and planar to the open dynamic of the 800...more so than a direct complement to the sound signature. There are times at my house when it's just too noisy to enjoy an open hp. 

I'm with Matt. ADs are what I use when I don't have a quiet or empty house. They're also perfect for a bedside rig that won't drive your significant other crazy.

Not quite in the same league with hd800s jacked into a complementary amp but very good nonetheless and very open sounding for closed phones. Nice neutral sound signature with good extension. Wish they had a tiny bit more subbass impact though. ADs can't quite move air like the larger dynamic drivers.
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I'd take Paradox Slant over either LCD-XC or ADs for that situation. Having tried all three, the Slants are the best close complement to the HD800s I've found
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My chart info comes from head-fi.org members, as posted in the thread titled "Rank the Headphones That You Own," in the Over Ear portion of the Headphone forum.  I will indeed explore correlations between the Shure SE 846 (and its less bassy datemate, the SE 535, which I happen to have) and the HD 800.  I'm also a bit perplexed about the principles of correlation... do people tend to get more headphones that match the ones they have (that presumably match their preferences), or do they get headphones that complement, and are therefore different, their existing headphones??

 

I am the guy matching my Sennheiser HD 800 headphones and HDVD 800 amp to my black-and-red FIAT Abarth. Gotta do that since the HDVD 800 amp insists upon a plug, and therefore my portable system must include a plug.  That then means a generator (I picked out the matching black and red Honda gasoline generator) and a platform (my FIAT) sufficiently large, and color coordinated, to transport my portable system.

 

Pictures to follow once the red-and-black HD 800 and HDVD 800 arrive this week!!

Well, I ran into a post somebody loving the LCD3 and looking for iems that match that, and I'm sure people like certain cans for certain characteristics and will have similar taste way through, although will not be always the case.  iem to cans correlation probably would not be a good to explore as I think there will be too much variances, but I think what would be useful would be what is the most popular amp per price range for HD800 and also the HE-6.  Anyway, enjoy the HD800 when it arrives I'm sure the HDVD800 should be a good match like skeptic says as it's engineered by Sennheiser.  I also notice integrated DAC/Amp seems to be good as the D2 is not all too bad.  I wonder if the extra output impedance of the HDVD800 would cut off some treble at the peak region.  It would be hard to tell unless you compare with exact same amp with 0 output impedance.  

 

Anyway, I think the HD800's strengths are high resolvability and it's the characteristic that I look for and it seems to be a must have for a collection.  As somebody said earlier it's a good reference to test how resolving the source is.  

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I'd take Paradox Slant over either LCD-XC or ADs for that situation. Having tried all three, the Slants are the best close complement to the HD800s I've found

Never heard paradox slant,is it worth it? Isn't that the original $100 fostex t50rp tuned for $700 ? But same driver?
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I'd take Paradox Slant over either LCD-XC or ADs for that situation. Having tried all three, the Slants are the best close complement to the HD800s I've found

Never heard paradox slant,is it worth it? Isn't that the original $100 fostex t50rp tuned for $700 ? But same driver?

 

There is a cheaper version that I use. It's called the Starving Student and eschews the mini XLR out and the fancy paint scheme but sounds pretty darn good.

 

Yes, it's a t50rp modded, just like the Mr. Speakers cans. It's hand done by LFF and he is incredibly meticulous about his headphones. He's passionate about mastering audio and it shows through in the cans.

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There is a cheaper version that I use. It's called the Starving Student and eschews the mini XLR out and the fancy paint scheme but sounds pretty darn good.

 

Yes, it's a t50rp modded, just like the Mr. Speakers cans. It's hand done by LFF and he is incredibly meticulous about his headphones. He's passionate about mastering audio and it shows through in the cans.

 

Yup, Paradox Slants are one of the best closed headphone I've heard and definitely a nice compliment.

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Will the Chord Hugo + Sennheiser HD800 work great? I'm interested in the Chord Hugo since I also got the Shure SE846 which needs a new amplifier.

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Will the Chord Hugo + Sennheiser HD800 work great? I'm interested in the Chord Hugo since I also got the Shure SE846 which needs a new amplifier.
In the head-fi summer 2014 guide, The Chord Hugo was demonstrated, for Jude, with the HD800. The cans seemed to run just fine with the C.H.
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Has anyone tried the HD800 with audio-gd NFB-11?
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I have an NFB Fun on loan that I could try if that helps you any. 

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I have an NFB Fun on loan that I could try if that helps you any. 
Thanks(:
Only if it doesnt bother you much of course.
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No problem. I'll compare it against my Crack and report back. 

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