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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.  

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. 

post #13427 of 17731
What about this?
http://www.head-fi.org/t/646871/new-hd-800-very-different-than-the-old-hd-800
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Ive head 16x number HD800 and owner one 27x, could not tell any difference at all. 

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Quote:SP Wild
 Its kinda obvious too with the high resolution graphs that sennheiser supplies that all hd800s are identical.

 

Check the last few pages of this thread......

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433059/sennheiser-hd800-certificate-for-frequency-response-arrived/555#post_10834596

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Is the Burson ha-160D/Conductor sl good match with hd800? What about WA7 fireflies? Is there something better that I should consider buying when my price range is 800-1600$ for both amp and dac?

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Is the Burson ha-160D/Conductor sl good match with hd800? What about WA7 fireflies? Is there something better that I should consider buying when my price range is 800-1600$ for both amp and dac?

You should differently consider one Questyle cma800r, thats one brilliant amp if you love everything HD800 offers. 

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Is the Burson ha-160D/Conductor sl good match with hd800? What about WA7 fireflies? Is there something better that I should consider buying when my price range is 800-1600$ for both amp and dac?

Regarding the Woo WA7 Fireflies, I'm not totally happy with the pairing with the HD800s. It doesn't provide enough low-end support for my tastes. Of course others may hear it differently!
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Pretty much my impression when I had it - didn't have it for long ;)

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Regarding the Woo WA7 Fireflies, I'm not totally happy with the pairing with the HD800s. It doesn't provide enough low-end support for my tastes. Of course others may hear it differently!
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I see that you have the WA6 - do you find it significantly better than the WA7?
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Better, yes, with the right tubes.  Significantly, not really.  It's richer, fuller with better bass maybe sacrificing some high end detail.  For me, it works well and it's a keeper.   Going to take a look at the HDVD800 next.  Want some tube and SS goodness before I can call it done for now.

 

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I see that you have the WA6 - do you find it significantly better than the WA7?
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Originally Posted by Moonhead View Post
 

You should differently consider one Questyle cma800r, thats one brilliant amp if you love everything HD800 offers. 


That amplifier seems really nice but I can see it doesn't have built in dac in it so I guess I would have to buy pretty expensive dac for the amp :S.

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That amplifier seems really nice but I can see it doesn't have built in dac in it so I guess I would have to buy pretty expensive dac for the amp :S.

 

The Dangerous Music Source may fit your bill. 

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I been listening quite a bit lately with the Hd8oo an Nordost Heimdall with the new Viva Egoista ampI am reviewing on headphpone.guru . I also have the V281 from Violectric in here and they sound very nice on them as well. 

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Originally Posted by Hopup View Post


That amplifier seems really nice but I can see it doesn't have built in dac in it so I guess I would have to buy pretty expensive dac for the amp :S.

Get the Questyle first then a dac, the AMP is more important that dac, IMO.
I had the Questyle running with ODAC you Can go with that for starters.
I Never did get another dac because there where nothing missing, mate because the Questyle was a Grant match for hd800, miles ahead from Schiit Mjolnir i had before.
Edited by Moonhead - 8/31/14 at 11:45pm
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Originally Posted by Moonhead View Post


Get the Questyle first then a dac, the AMP is more important that dac, IMO.
I had the Questyle running with ODAC you Can go with that for starters.
I Never did get another dac because there where nothing missing, mate because the Questyle was a Grant match for hd800, miles ahead from Schiit Mjolnir i had before.

Agree. The Questyle is a great amp for HD800. Very detailed with nice imaging and soundstage, yet smooth up top and have great bass slam.

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