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post #1246 of 24295
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post

 

Of course! I live in Rhode Island...I can't really try those other than buying and returning if I could. Unless I can find a Massachusetts or New York meet, I don't see it happening. I am having issues with the LCD-2 even though I love them. Doing lots of reading.

 

There's a meet in Long Island, NY in a few weeks that will have a bunch of headphones. The HD800 is bound to make an appearance but haven't checked what gear is coming.

post #1247 of 24295

Has anyone heard the new oppo 105 as a source w/ the 800s?

post #1248 of 24295
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

 

There's a meet in Long Island, NY in a few weeks that will have a bunch of headphones. The HD800 is bound to make an appearance but haven't checked what gear is coming.

 

Hopefully you get as much enjoyment out of it as I did at the Texas meet.  The HD800 seems to be a very big player in Texas, and there's another one on it's way to me now.  We had a pretty good variety at the meet: HD800, TH900, LCD2/3, HE-6, T1, T5P, SR007, SR009, and a Baby Orpheus (as well as gobs of lower priced cans).  Out of everything at the meet, the HD800 seemed to be the most prominent.  

 

No matter what, I hope you enjoy the meet.  Of course take time to listen to the cans, but don't forget to have a good time chatting up your fellow head-fiers.

post #1249 of 24295
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Originally Posted by mink70 View Post

Quick question—need a new amp for the HD800. Which one has the absolute biggest soundstage and the most articulation and delicacy? Let's say under $2K, to keep this interesting.

 

...also the newly-released Decware Taboo MKIII. Haven't heard it yet (didn't care for the HD800 + Taboo MKII combo), but early reports are very positive for this new revision. 

post #1250 of 24295

Mink if your going to be at the NY meet on 4/20  I am attending and will have the Taboo MK111 therewith me if you want to hear it with the hd80. I also have some nice tricked out tubes I will be using the Amperex EL84 and a Siemens ECC88 in the driver spot.

post #1251 of 24295
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Mink if your going to be at the NY meet on 4/20  I am attending and will have the Taboo MK111 therewith me if you want to hear it with the hd80. I also have some nice tricked out tubes I will be using the Amperex EL84 and a Siemens ECC88 in the driver spot.


Thanks Frank, I'm going to try to make it. Would be great to hear them. Would you say a few words about the CSP2+ vs. the Taboo III? I'm leaning towards getting something from Decware, as the Eddie Current stuff appears out of my range, and there's no way I'm going to drop any serious coin on solid state.

post #1252 of 24295

Mink it best for you to hear it standalone f your thinking of buying only the MK111 the CSP make it more dynamic and adds more gain but if you listen to it you will decide. I am still burning this in so I want to wait till it burned in and the review completed but I will have that all in the review.

post #1253 of 24295

Iv'e received my certificate from Sennheiser this morning:

 

 

 

 

And then, Purrin was nice enough to agree to measure my HD800: So the real HD800 measurement.

 

 

 

And lastly, you can check out Chang to see how the different S/N measure over the years.

post #1254 of 24295
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Originally Posted by Mambosenior View Post

But if you wear them backwards, you will hear "Paul is dead" instead of that bump in the frequency graph. Really!

Ha! Love that joke. You must go back a long way like I do. I bet you listen to actual discs instead of files (like I do).

post #1255 of 24295

I dunno, I still think the HD800s basically thrive with a warmish tube amp and a really good copper cable. And I think this recipe is all they need deal with the sterility factor.

It's just like dealing with speakers that sound more analytical, more yin than yang (I think I got that right).

I don't think you need mods or EQ or anything that extreme to calm them down or avoid fatigue.

post #1256 of 24295
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

I dunno, I still think the HD800s basically thrive with a warmish tube amp and a really good copper cable. And I think this recipe is all they need deal with the sterility factor.

It's just like dealing with speakers that sound more analytical, more yin than yang (I think I got that right).

I don't think you need mods or EQ or anything that extreme to calm them down or avoid fatigue.

Yep...The HD800's love Decware amps....

post #1257 of 24295

all vst eq-s, like electri-q, psp neon and etc.

make highs a little bit harsh,dry and lifeless
only passive components ..
but I'm glad if you like the hd800 in original
God bless you)

post #1258 of 24295

Yep, I think the HD800s are great in their "natural" state, and all you need to do is feed them a signal that isn't hyped up unnaturally,

as they don't mask anything. I guess it's been said here before, but it's a classic garbage in garbage out situation, or maybe distortion distortion out,

meaning quality in quality out. Now they sound organic and natural and unforced completely.

 

They are just a crystal clear window (or maybe no window), and sound magnificent and non-treble-happy to this set of sensitive ears that has

abandoned the likes of Denon D7000s, Beyer T1s, Sony bass-light R10s, Grado PS1000s, and others because they were too tipped up in the highs for me.

post #1259 of 24295

Is the aftermarket cable really all that?   Obviously I am using the stock cable so I don't know how much of a difference it makes, I just flinch at spending $300 - $400 on a piece of wire.

post #1260 of 24295

^^^

 

 

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