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Lets just appreciate these headphonesbiggrin.gif

 

 

 

I can certainly appreciate that smily_headphones1.gif  I think if I ever sell these headphones, it's going to be to buy a new pair from Colorware.

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I've been thinking the same for a while
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Prep. what cable is that exactly?

 

-Daniel

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+1....They just look good,llike a Mercedes or Porsche and made with the same dedication to quality.

I know, because I am MADE IN GERMANy as well.....wink_face.gif
 

Thanks mate

 

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I can certainly appreciate that smily_headphones1.gif  I think if I ever sell these headphones, it's going to be to buy a new pair from Colorware.

 

Do it...

 

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I've been thinking the same for a while

 

Do it...

 

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Prep. what cable is that exactly?

 

-Daniel

 

That's the Skuld v2 4 conductor.  I just ordered a Reign 24 for them as well.

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+1....They just look good,llike a Mercedes or Porsche and made with the same dedication to quality.
I know, because I am MADE IN GERMANy as well.....wink_face.gif

 

Well, maybe a 996 or 986 Porsche. A little too much plastic to compare with the "real" Porsches wink.gif

BTW, having a little 80's flashback right now. Welcome to the Pleasuredome has never sounded better to my ears.
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Concero vs. PS Audio DL III? A few of the DLIII's on AudiogoN for seemingly great prices. Anyone have experience with both? This would be used with the V200...

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They really do look the business Prep! 

 

I want to try an upgrade cable but theres not much choice here in the uk. Apart from Cardas, and of course toxic (love toxic but the waiting time...).

 

Has anyone tried the Cardas? Also are there any options for shipping to EU that may be worth a look at?

 

(please only peeps that appreciate cables.. I don't care if you don't believe they make a difference bigsmile_face.gif) 

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i love my hd 800. i have heard a lot a comments on this forum about the bass of the hd 800. i think they have incredible bass. and quite a quantity of it too. my beta 22 is my preferred amp with them. but i intend on getting a top tier tube amp for them too. i have a schiit lyr, but compared to my b22 the difference of sound quality to my ears is dramatic.

 

i have heard good things about Donald north audio stratus amplifier. i find that the amp is very beautiful too.

 

the only complaint about the hd 800 is how easily the paint chip. comfort is top notch, sound is stellar, price is expensive but very good considering the capability of these headphones and how incredibly high they will scale with a good match amplifier.

 

i watch movies, play video games and listen to music with them. i use them for everything.

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Lets just appreciate these headphonesbiggrin.gif

 

 

 

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Which cable is that by the way?  Looks great, if it meets your approval SQ wise I might order one, I think I owe Norse some business after great service on Norse V1 cable for my LCD2 I had back then.


Edited by drez - 4/7/13 at 5:29am
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Lets just appreciate these headphonesbiggrin.gif

 

 

 

Gorgeous! 

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I used the built in crossfeed for a while but now I'm using the TBIsone plugin which gives a few more options like speaker angle, HRTF compensation, etc.  It also has options to simulate room reflections but I prefer to leave it off since I don't really like the reverb effect.

 

TB Isone was my favourite before going for hardware crossfeed (Jriver's was second)... Let's say that the effect of StageDAC sounds like a combination of both. It improves the depth very well (like TB Isone, just several leagues more natural, without that unnatural "reverb" effect) along with "removing" unnatural frequencies (like Jriver's crossfeed does, just in way more natural way). StageDAC is subtle and gentle on your favourite music and still I cannot describe enough how much superior it is to any software-based crossfeed available. I believe that Phonitor must also work very well...

 

I tried: TB Isone, Isone Pro, bs2b, Jriver's native, Redline Monitor, Sheppi free spatial enhancer, head-fit etc. etc.


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TB Isone was my favourite before going for hardware crossfeed (Jriver's was second)... Let's say that the effect of StageDAC sounds like a combination of both. It improves the depth very well (like TB Isone, just several leagues more natural, without that unnatural "reverb" effect) along with "removing" unnatural frequencies (like Jriver's crossfeed does, just in way more natural way). StageDAC is subtle and gentle on your favourite music and still I cannot describe enough how much superior it is to any software-based crossfeed available. I believe that Phonitor must also work very well...

 

I tried: TB Isone, Isone Pro, bs2b, Jriver's native, Redline Monitor, Sheppi free spatial enhancer, head-fit etc. etc.

I like the phonier. I own it, but i have concur that crossfeed seems unnecessary for a vast majority of recordings. it is nice but  really not necessary

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I like the phonier. I own it, but i have concur that crossfeed seems unnecessary for a vast majority of recordings. it is nice but  really not necessary

 

Yes, it is not necessary :-) That said, for someone like me it makes much more sense than spending thousands for ordinary DACs and amps that are up to 5% better realistically... Not talking about audiophile powercords and stuff.

 

Wish I still had LCD-2 to compare how well it works with them... Since HD800 are quite special regarding their soundstage.

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