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Oh, I am, I AM one of you!  Five family members went to U of M, my grandmother went to school with three folks whose names are now on buildings, and I got five degrees there and taught there.  I thought long and hard, using the picture below.

 

 

 

 

But eventually, matching my red-and-black FIAT Abarth Italian sports car won out...

 

Well, Go Blue ! You must share your name with me on a PM. I was there for 5 years for 2 degrees. Class of 1987 ! But I digress. The car needs repainting, I'm afraid :veryevil: 

 

Edit: That is one great pair of looking headphones. May I borrow your idea if in the future, I would like to change the paint on any of my HPs?


Edited by kothganesh - 7/26/14 at 11:37pm
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Oh, I am, I AM one of you!  Five family members went to U of M, my grandmother went to school with three folks whose names are now on buildings, and I got five degrees there and taught there.  I thought long and hard, using the picture below.

 

 

 

 
 
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Well, Go Blue !........

 

 

 

Sorry for OT, but GO BLUE!! (Click to show)

 

 

 

While I got my CIEM sorted, seems I still need to give ColorWare a call with the right pantone codes for our beloved Maize & Blue.............

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Sorry for OT, but GO BLUE!! (Click to show)

 

 

 

While I got my CIEM sorted, seems I still need to give ColorWare a call with the right pantone codes for our beloved Maize & Blue.............

Wow, hello there ! Its never OT for the Maize and Blue. Superb looking CIEMs.

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^^*Matt, I would love to learn more about how theAlpha Dogs compliment your HD800's?

 

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. 

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LOL when you said U of M I thought you were talking about the U of Minnesota, then I realized that the colors on the headphone are not maroon and gold. Thought I would meet a fellow gopher here.

Anyways guys, does anyone know how the HD800 sound like when pairing with Wooaudio WA7? I know that somewhere in this thread someone had already given their opinions about this combination but looking through >800 pages is a hard task for someone that is lazy like me.

 

Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 


Oh, I am, I AM one of you!  Five family members went to U of M, my grandmother went to school with three folks whose names are now on buildings, and I got five degrees there and taught there.  I thought long and hard, using the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

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I've worked with folks in Bloomington MN and at U Minn, so I am familiar with the different meaning of U of M... just didn't occur to me when I saw yours!

 

 

 

Go Gophers!

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But eventually, matching my red-and-black FIAT Abarth Italian sports car won out...

 

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.


Edited by SilverEars - 7/27/14 at 10:58am
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I've worked with folks in Bloomington MN and at U Minn, so I am familiar with the different meaning of U of M... just didn't occur to me when I saw yours!

 

 

 

Go Gophers!

The Real U of M! Ski U Mah!

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Can EQing, adding bass, damage the drivers?
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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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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 


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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