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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. 

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Where can we buy lcd2 rosewood for below $1000? I know someone is looking for one
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Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

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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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 #13414 of 18747

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

post #13415 of 18747

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 #13416 of 18747

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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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

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

I can't wait to hear your take on the DNA Stratus. The HD800 is so addictive. Balanced cables and an upgraded amp are in the future. 

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Originally Posted by Bellasperson View Post

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.
Isnt the HD700 a major downgrade?
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As a previous owner of the HD700, I wouldn't say that it's a major downgrade.  I can see the attraction of less needy source & amplification requirements and the HD700 does have a certain fun factor. There at times I wish I stopped at the HD700 Bifrost Uber / Lyr combo but am having fun with the HD800.  Sorry for my wallet. It's all a matter of taste and what personally suits you.  YMMV.

 

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Isnt the HD700 a major downgrade?

Edited by MickeyVee - 8/29/14 at 8:19pm
post #13420 of 18747
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post
 

I can't wait to hear your take on the DNA Stratus. The HD800 is so addictive. Balanced cables and an upgraded amp are in the future. 

I will do a big write up when i get it - cant wait. 

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In the context of measurable performance the HD700 is a big step down.  In terms of listening enjoyment it is a step up.  I liked everthing about my HD800s except I found them difficult to listen to for extended periods of time. They revealed so much background imperfection in recordings that I found it distracting. I found listening to my HD650s much more enjoyable. I think of the HD 700s as a having some of the positive attributes of the 650s and some of the 800s but being different from both. Note that I said I needed a break from my 800s.  I think I will own another pair one day but for the time being I am going to listen to the 700s.

 

I also have a pair of LCD3f.  I love the sound.  They weigh a lot.  After about hour two they start to be noticable.  In the end its about picking your point of compromise. 

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I'm curious what your HD800 serial begins with i.e. 20XXX, 30XXX, etc.  Because my pair exhibits the typical 6Khz peak with s/n 30XXX and do not find it objectionable with the relevance of detail retrieval.  Both my Fostex TH900 and HE-6 offers brighter highs.

 

I was following the HD800 thread for a long time before deciding to get one and see what all the fuss is about.  It is extremely convincing when a good recording is played rendering an image that is second to none.  This is one of the most extraordinary achievement in HP.  However, as far as detail retrieval, the pair I have is on par albeit slightly less than the two aforementioned hp.  

post #13423 of 18747

I've said it before and I'll say it again, from my experience anyway: all stock HD800s sound the same. I've owned/own iirc 14xxx, 17xxx, 19xxx, 23xxx, 25xxx. Found no differences between any of them worth mentioning, aside from obvious gear changes. Nice to know Senn has their flagship qc down pat-as opposed to say, Beyer's T1.

 

-Daniel

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Its kinda obvious too with the high resolution graphs that sennheiser supplies that all hd800s are identical.
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Originally Posted by fccn75 View Post
 

I'm curious what your HD800 serial begins with i.e. 20XXX, 30XXX, etc.  Because my pair exhibits the typical 6Khz peak with s/n 30XXX and do not find it objectionable with the relevance of detail retrieval.  Both my Fostex TH900 and HE-6 offers brighter highs.

 

I was following the HD800 thread for a long time before deciding to get one and see what all the fuss is about.  It is extremely convincing when a good recording is played rendering an image that is second to none.  This is one of the most extraordinary achievement in HP.  However, as far as detail retrieval, the pair I have is on par albeit slightly less than the two aforementioned hp.  

This is a perfect case in reference to what could be described as 'our unique hearing' and that we all different. I also find a lot of other quality headphones brighter than the HD800. Different peaks affect different folks... But an irritating peak (for some) doesn't mean that the HD800 is the brightest hp out there. 

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