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post #1351 of 24367
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post


I run my HD800 of my F3 (15WPC) speaker amp -- directly off speaker taps -- sometimes. I am not sure how well the HE resistor box would work with HD800. I am pretty sure it would degrade the sound though.

 

It depends on the type and power of the amp.  For a 15W SS amp, there's no true need for it, and yes, it would probably degrade the sound.  For a 100W SS amp, you'd probably blow the cans without it.  For a ~30W tube amp, the box is there to protect the amp more than the headphones.  (All in gross generalities, but that's the idea).

post #1352 of 24367

The adapter boxes are to change the impedance that the amp sees, not the power delivered to the can.  SS amps should be fine without, while a transformer coupled tube amp would be happier with the box.  100W amp into the HD800 is ~2W, enough to blow it but nothing outrageous.

post #1353 of 24367

So, I just recently discovered an actual good hi-fi store near where I live (f***ing awesome) and they had the HD 800s available to demo.  I think that was the first time I'd actually been floored by headphones, I literally could not stand because they sounded so clean.  Without a doubt I can honestly say that these are the greatest headphones that I, personally, have EVER listened to and I am now even more jealous of anyone that has a pair.

post #1354 of 24367

Few more impressions;

 

Everything I'm throwing at these sounds good! The amount of times I've read that they need good recordings to sound good.. So not true. They have a certain silky charm that renders even bad recordings listenable. I've never heard strings sound this good. The texture and realness with some of my fave orchestral pieces is incredible. I'm not left wanting anything, or wanting less of anything. A perfect balance? 

 

Getting back to that silky charm, its almost planar-esque. liquidy. Like smearing your naked body with butter and wrestling your partner (who is also coated in butter) to the floor in a display of forcefulness  that encapsulates an expression of need. This, without any fear of friction burns. 

 

The bass is warm, lovely and warm. Like the heat radiating from your flesh after hours of lovemaking on a summers night. 

 

Nothing is messing with the middle frequencies. Instruments are there, where they should be. There is air. Each timbre laid bare. Naked and free, like young lovers running through cotton fields.. Never straying to far away from each other. Occasionally meeting when the need overwhelms them. But this is natural, nothing is forced. 

 

The treble seems very well extended. Not too much. Extended enough. Almost like a lovers tongue as it  explores... Exploring a landscape of flesh, picking up all tastes and textures as it searches. Searching for what? Everything that is in its path. It all tastes good.

 

*Cough*

 

beerchug.gif 

post #1355 of 24367
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Few more impressions;

 

Everything I'm throwing at these sounds good! The amount of times I've read that they need good recordings to sound good.. So not true. They have a certain silky charm that renders even bad recordings listenable. I've never heard strings sound this good. The texture and realness with some of my fave orchestral pieces is incredible. I'm not left wanting anything, or wanting less of anything. A perfect balance? 

 

Getting back to that silky charm, its almost planar-esque. liquidy. Like smearing your naked body with butter and wrestling your partner (who is also coated in butter) to the floor in a display of forcefulness  that encapsulates an expression of need. This, without any fear of friction burns. 

 

The bass is warm, lovely and warm. Like the heat radiating from your flesh after hours of lovemaking on a summers night. 

 

Nothing is messing with the middle frequencies. Instruments are there, where they should be. There is air. Each timbre laid bare. Naked and free, like young lovers running through cotton fields.. Never straying to far away from each other. Occasionally meeting when the need overwhelms them. But this is natural, nothing is forced. 

 

The treble seems very well extended. Not too much. Extended enough. Almost like a lovers tongue as it  explores... Exploring a landscape of flesh, picking up all tastes and textures as it searches. Searching for what? Everything that is in its path. It all tastes good.

 

*Cough*

 

beerchug.gif 

 

 

Errr uumm  blink.gif

 

beerchug.gif

post #1356 of 24367
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Few more impressions;

Everything I'm throwing at these sounds good! The amount of times I've read that they need good recordings to sound good.. So not true. They have a certain silky charm that renders even bad recordings listenable. I've never heard strings sound this good. The texture and realness with some of my fave orchestral pieces is incredible. I'm not left wanting anything, or wanting less of anything. A perfect balance? 


Getting back to that silky charm, its almost planar-esque. liquidy. Like smearing your naked body with butter and wrestling your partner (who is also coated in butter) to the floor in a display of forcefulness  that encapsulates an expression of need. This, without any fear of friction burns. 


The bass is warm, lovely and warm. Like the heat radiating from your flesh after hours of lovemaking on a summers night. 


Nothing is messing with the middle frequencies. Instruments are there, where they should be. There is air. Each timbre laid bare. Naked and free, like young lovers running through cotton fields.. Never straying to far away from each other. Occasionally meeting when the need overwhelms them. But this is natural, nothing is forced. 


The treble seems very well extended. Not too much. Extended enough. Almost like a lovers tongue as it  explores... Exploring a landscape of flesh, picking up all tastes and textures as it searches. Searching for what? Everything that is in its path. It all tastes good.


*Cough*


beerchug.gif
 

I feel dirty after reading that, good show. beerchug.gif
post #1357 of 24367
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Errr uumm  blink.gif

 

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Originally Posted by toschek View Post


I feel dirty after reading that, good show. beerchug.gif

thanks guys, just for laughs :) 

 

But in all seriousness, these are my endgame phones. Can now start to look at upgrading the rest of my equipment to match. Still got a long journey ahead rolleyes.gif 

post #1358 of 24367

Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Few more impressions;

 

Everything I'm throwing at these sounds good! The amount of times I've read that they need good recordings to sound good.. So not true. They have a certain silky charm that renders even bad recordings listenable. I've never heard strings sound this good. The texture and realness with some of my fave orchestral pieces is incredible. I'm not left wanting anything, or wanting less of anything. A perfect balance? 

 

Getting back to that silky charm, its almost planar-esque. liquidy. Like smearing your naked body with butter and wrestling your partner (who is also coated in butter) to the floor in a display of forcefulness  that encapsulates an expression of need. This, without any fear of friction burns. 

 

The bass is warm, lovely and warm. Like the heat radiating from your flesh after hours of lovemaking on a summers night. 

 

Nothing is messing with the middle frequencies. Instruments are there, where they should be. There is air. Each timbre laid bare. Naked and free, like young lovers running through cotton fields.. Never straying to far away from each other. Occasionally meeting when the need overwhelms them. But this is natural, nothing is forced. 

 

The treble seems very well extended. Not too much. Extended enough. Almost like a lovers tongue as it  explores... Exploring a landscape of flesh, picking up all tastes and textures as it searches. Searching for what? Everything that is in its path. It all tastes good.

 

*Cough*

 

beerchug.gif 

LMAO..

 

POST OF THE YEAR.

 

** After reading that, I need a cigarette **

post #1359 of 24367

(fans self & fires a sideways come hither glance at HD800's on the table...)

post #1360 of 24367

Thank you ^^ redface.gif

 

Man I'm enjoying these!! Got some late night ambient going in the shape of Tim Hecker and bass is rumbling. Very deeeep. 

post #1361 of 24367
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post


The treble seems very well extended. Not too much. Extended enough.

 

Why a treble would be too much extended ? This was partly my feeling, that the treble doesn't extend completely,

although I  wasn't completely sure until you mentioned  this. Maybe there's a slight treble emphasis to compensate this ?

Off course it's not an issue.

post #1362 of 24367

Ugh, still can't make up my mind on an AMP+Dac for my hd800s

 

:(

post #1363 of 24367
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Originally Posted by OICWUTUDIDTHAR View Post

Ugh, still can't make up my mind on an AMP+Dac for my hd800s

 

:(

 

For a Solid State amp.  Getting on the GS-X mk2 list would be a good idea..

post #1364 of 24367
It seems like not everyone here is completely familiar with LugBug1's ummm... prose. This version doesn't "come out to play" too often, but look around, and you'll find more. I find it can be entertaining.
post #1365 of 24367
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

For a Solid State amp.  Getting on the GS-X mk2 list would be a good idea..

 

 $2500?

 

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