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post #13411 of 15788
Not a flagship, but not the case of he500 and he560. He560 goes up and he500 went down in price.
post #13412 of 15788
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Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

Not a flagship, but not the case of he500 and he560. He560 goes up and he500 went down in price.

To be fair, I believe that Hifiman is trying to phase out the HE-500 in favor of the HE-560, so the price drop is reasonable. 

 

In Sennheiser's case though, given how the flagship will be electrostatic, I think the HD-800 price will remain fairly stable.

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To be fair, I believe that Hifiman is trying to phase out the HE-500 in favor of the HE-560, so the price drop is reasonable. 

 

In Sennheiser's case though, given how the flagship will be electrostatic, I think the HD-800 price will remain fairly stable.

I hope they don't release an electro static headphone. I don't want to have to buy another amp

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I hope they don't release an electro static headphone. I don't want to have to buy another amp

 

I don't even want to have to buy another headphone...

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I'd be interested in a BHA-1 vs HDVD600 comparison for HD800.

 

Anyone knows if HDVD600/800 is real balanced amp from end to end ? not like fake BHA-1 balanced ? or does it matter in terms of Sound Quality ?

post #13416 of 15788
I wouldn't call the BHA-1 fake balanced. The main benefit of balancing is still quite present.
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Interesting with all this talk about a new release from Sennheiser. Just speculation I guess. It's difficult in todays tech world for things such as this not to "leak" at some point. So at this point, I'll say this is all just a guess and wishful thinking. Nothing wrong with that. 

post #13418 of 15788

Hi

 

I would be able to buy Lehmann Audio Rhinelander for very cheap price. Is it a good amp? Can anyone recommend it for hd800?

 

Thanks for your answers

post #13419 of 15788
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Originally Posted by No_One411 View Post

To be fair, I believe that Hifiman is trying to phase out the HE-500 in favor of the HE-560, so the price drop is reasonable. 

In Sennheiser's case though, given how the flagship will be electrostatic, I think the HD-800 price will remain fairly stable.

My point is price do drop. Look at LCD-2, now the rosewood can be had below $1000 even sennheiser hd650/600 which also used to be able to be bought cheaper until they were price regulated. I agree that I don't think hd800 price will be greatly effected, but headphones pricing doesn't get affected by new one? I don't know about that.

I hope sennheiser do come out with an electrostat, just hope that it will be affordable or atleast around the price of $1500. Headphones prices have been higher lately.
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My point is price do drop. Look at LCD-2, now the rosewood can be had below $1000 even sennheiser hd650/600 which also used to be able to be bought cheaper until they were price regulated. I agree that I don't think hd800 price will be greatly effected, but headphones pricing doesn't get affected by new one? I don't know about that.

I hope sennheiser do come out with an electrostat, just hope that it will be affordable or atleast around the price of $1500. Headphones prices have been higher lately.

That is true...

 

There are probably other factors though. If you look at the price of the used market for the Beyerdynamic T1 and T5p, you can see prices that are almost less the half the MSRP. 

 

At this point, nobody can really say for sure what will happen to the price of the HD-800 when and if the new flagship comes out. 

post #13421 of 15788
Where can we buy lcd2 rosewood for below $1000? I know someone is looking for one
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My point is price do drop. Look at LCD-2, now the rosewood can be had below $1000 even sennheiser hd650/600 which also used to be able to be bought cheaper until they were price regulated. I agree that I don't think hd800 price will be greatly effected, but headphones pricing doesn't get affected by new one? I don't know about that.

I hope sennheiser do come out with an electrostat, just hope that it will be affordable or atleast around the price of $1500. Headphones prices have been higher lately.
post #13422 of 15788
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Where can we buy lcd2 rosewood for below $1000? I know someone is looking for one

check the FS forums. I saw two today.

post #13423 of 15788

I dont want to spam but has anyone used Lehman Audio Rhinelander amplifier for hd800 in here?

post #13424 of 15788

Even though I've had mixed results with my HD800 for years now, it's superb with my Oppo 105D and my Midnight Special DVD set and my Pinnacle amp.

Everything a headphone should be. All is falling into place.

Bless the HD800.

post #13425 of 15788

Pinnacle and 105D. That is way out on the end of the curve if not the actual end.  Have you listened to LCD3s to see how they compare to the HD800 with this set up? I suspect you have identified the solution for the HD800. Match the best phones with the best amp and best source and you will be happy.  Everyone else will struggle. I just sold my 800s and purchased a pair of 700s.  Needed a break from the struggle.

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