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post #166 of 15817
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Hi Jason.

Appreciate you signing up and making your presence known. As you can see in my avatar, I have taken advantage of your service making myself a matte black stealthy HD800. Thanks for making this possible. I love mine!

Could I get a picture? I was thinking of getting a matte black HD800, I love how it looks on the website.

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Those are beautiful. Is there a way to put wood cups on these baby's? Also, what is the best amp for $1000 and best DAC for $1000?


Edited by wolfetan44 - 2/20/13 at 9:07pm
post #169 of 15817
Narrowed it down to the WA6SE or the WA2. Others? Which one is the best i could get!
post #170 of 15817
Able to stretch for the BHA-1? I know it's more expensive than when I bought it unfortunately frown.gif

I had the non-SE WA6 with the HD800 and it was far from acceptable.

No idea on DACs, but I am going ok with the Gungnir. Hoping for a good improvement from the Matrix X-Sabre I have incoming.
post #171 of 15817
Is it a worthy stretch? And I've heard the SE is great with the HD800(or what I think I heard..)
post #172 of 15817
Worth it in balanced. I think the SE is not as good, but others have said they are the same quality.
post #173 of 15817
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Not too bad by custom standards,,,,

 

Yeah, I got my HD800 in 15 hours after placing the order... L3000.gif

post #174 of 15817
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Not too bad by custom standards,,,,

 

Yeah, I got my HD800 in 15 hours after placing the order... L3000.gif

That's some fine turn around!

post #175 of 15817
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That's some fine turn around!

 

Yeah, really great - I purchased in the evening and got it during the next morning (fast overnight shipping within my country for free). But it wasn't really a customised pair or anything - just normal order (but with a nice discount).

post #176 of 15817
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Hi Jason.

Appreciate you signing up and making your presence known. As you can see in my avatar, I have taken advantage of your service making myself a matte black stealthy HD800. Thanks for making this possible. I love mine!


Glad to hear you enjoy them. It's funny that our company offers 46 different color options and black and white are two of the most popular.  However we do get some pretty wild color combinations as well so we're glad to see people can get exactly what they want. 

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I respect the perspective....What is your typical delivery time from a custom paint order?


Right now lead times are about 2 weeks.  That of course can vary...sometimes it can be 3-4 weeks as well just depending on the time of the year and what corporate projects we have going on. 

post #178 of 15817
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Those are beautiful. Is there a way to put wood cups on these baby's? Also, what is the best amp for $1000 and best DAC for $1000?

 

With a $2000 budget, I would go for something like BHA-1/Concero DAC or a standalone box like Mytek 192/Grace m903/Anedio D2

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I've heard some people say that Sennheiser tweaked something for the "new" version of the HD800. Is this true? If so, what is it? I have serial number 15905, bought in April of 2012. Was the tweak made after that?

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Originally Posted by jackskelly View Post

I've heard some people say that Sennheiser tweaked something for the "new" version of the HD800. Is this true? If so, what is it? I have serial number 15905, bought in April of 2012. Was the tweak made after that?

 

I think there is no official new version... However, my pair (s/n 19008) has more than enough bass for modern music along with non-abrassive treble. I haven't experienced any painful peak or even a moment of HD800's treble hitting my ears uncomfortably.

 

I would say that with my LCD-2 (newest revision), treble is very calm but can sometimes be a bit uncomfortable to ears (only to treble-sensitive people like me and only with certain recordings/moments, because of their peak around 9-10 khz). But with HD800, I haven't experienced any trouble with highs AT ALL, even with neutral SS amp and with modern music. Not a single moment of pain or bad feeling. With brightly-mastered metal recordings, you can feel that overly bright sound but it's nowhere near what people normally say about HD800 (extremely unforgiving, unbearably bright with neutral amps, painful treble peak around 6khz, not enough bass etc.).

 

My pair sounds great with almost everything I throw on them... Female vocals started to sound really nice after some sort of burn-in (I guess I currently became a believer...). Electric guitars are still rather a bit analytic and overall signature is still significantly "heavier" with LCD-2 in comparison to HD800 but I must say that I actually prefer the bass of HD800 because it's very nicely defined as well but MUCH MORE separated and therefore a lot more real and enjoyable to my ears.

 

I must say that I now agree with David's opinion that these headphones are a NEUTRALITY KING. Yes, after burn-in, these definitely are very neutral... So "musicality" seekers should definitely reach for appropriate amplification.


Edited by RustA - 2/21/13 at 9:43am
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