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post #1756 of 13458
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

Keep in mind the amps Tyll gets in are review samples and other people's personal amps that are in to be measured.  Tyll isn't Bruce Wayne, IF is his job.  Case in point Tyll loves the 009 but has said many times he can't personally afford the rig.

Are you saying Tyll is poor and not worthy of passing judgement on the HD800 because he personally does not own a $3000 headphone amp to run it with? Since when did you have to own something to evaluate its performance or how it shapes up with other equipment?  

post #1757 of 13458

No I'm not saying Tyll is poor or not worthy, that would be classism and that type of thing drives me nuts.  In all likely hood Tyll is wealthier than I am ;)  All I said was Tyll prefers dark cans and as such likely built his rig around the LCD-3 and not the HD800.

post #1758 of 13458

I was going to sell the HD800s and just took them out of hibernation to make sure they worked and... sound better than I can ever remember. Did I not have my crack tube amp before? Sound is grand.

post #1759 of 13458
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Originally Posted by RustA View Post

I don't know, I just prefer HD800 for everything, including black metal (and Linkin park ,-) ), over LCD-2... smily_headphones1.gif

(I actually bought LCD-2 first because people keep telling that HD800 are unbearable for modern music... silly me)

Maybe I was wrong, lets see after I received it, maybe i can use it for something else than classical too.
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

I think its over 4 years now since it was released. 4 year and 3 months to be exact bigsmile_face.gif


I love classical with these. Theres nothing that I've heard comes close. The dynamics are so fast, nothing is missed. There is a real sense of realism. Shut your eyes, lie back and you just sink into the soundstage. Nothing sounds artificial or emphasized. At times I really think I could be sitting in the audience at a concert. 

Congrats in ordering one! For me its the best hifi purchase I've made yet. 

 

Yes, cant wait to get it now .........
post #1760 of 13458

So I was looking at my headphone stand and noticed that there were some black flakes from the headband coming off. A similar thing happened with the pads before I got them replaced. My HD800 is pretty old and one of the earlier SN. I was wondering if anyone knew where to get a replacement or do I have to call the Sennheiser customer service for that? 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

They can't touch the HE-6 and HD800s in that area.  IMO..

I would say that the HD800s have a touch more detail. But I'd rank the LCD-3s over the HE-6s in that regard, but to get them to really open up between 75-84dB is ideal. But both were very, very good IMO when I owned both. 


Edited by MacedonianHero - 4/7/13 at 5:49pm
post #1762 of 13458
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I would say that the HD800s have a touch more detail. But I'd rank the LCD-3s over the HE-6s in that regard, but to get them to really open up between 75-84dB is ideal. But both were very, very good IMO when I owned both. 

Which had more impact?

post #1763 of 13458
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Originally Posted by struggles View Post

Which had more impact?

I would rank them: LCD-3 > HD800 a wee bit more than the HE-6s (but basically around the same).

post #1764 of 13458
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Originally Posted by struggles View Post

Which had more impact?

 

The impact on the HE-6 scales higher than any other headphone out there  IMO  

post #1765 of 13458
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I would rank them: LCD-3 > HD800 a wee bit more than the HE-6s (but basically around the same).

 

Thank you for this, out of curiosity, regarding impact at normal listening levels, how would you rate your SR-009's in comparison to the dynamics you mentioned?

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Originally Posted by struggles View Post

 

Thank you for this, out of curiosity, regarding impact at normal listening levels, how would you rate your SR-009's in comparison to the dynamics you mentioned?

The SR-009s are a whole different ball game. The SR-009s can bring the bass when the recording calls for it and while they have a bit less "impact" than my LCD-3s, they do have more than either the HD800s or HE-6s. Texture, control, detail, depth, you name it, the SR-009s win hands down (and not just the bass wink.gif).

 

If you want even more bass, then the TH-900s might be another option?

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

The SR-009s are a whole different ball game. The SR-009s can bring the bass when the recording calls for it and while they have a bit less "impact" than my LCD-3s, they do have more than either the HD800s or HE-6s. Texture, control, detail, depth, you name it, the SR-009s win hands down (and not just the bass wink.gif).

 

If you want even more bass, then the TH-900s might be another option?

 

Appreciate your input from direct experience. I did own the TH900's for about 2 weeks on an m903. the setup was nice but not for me. I am about to get my feet wet on this end so trying to gather some input.

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

The impact on the HE-6 scales higher than any other headphone out there  IMO  

Sorry I missed this, a little intoxicated, this was the impression I had from users here who had invested in the HE-6.

post #1768 of 13458
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Originally Posted by struggles View Post

 

Appreciate your input from direct experience. I did own the TH900's for about 2 weeks on an m903. the setup was nice but not for me. I am about to get my feet wet on this end so trying to gather some input.

Sorry I missed this, a little intoxicated, this was the impression I had from users here who had invested in the HE-6.

my experience 100%

 

My ranking:

Sound staging: HD800>HE6>LCD3

 

For impact: HE6>HD800>LCD3

 

For detail, I actually think that HD800 only wins out because of its larger sound stage which gives a bigger field to separate sounds (more space between them) it they are easier to isolate different sounds. However, I think HE6 and HD800 are neck 'n' neck as far are ability to retrieve detail. It is just easier to perceive on the hd800 - if that makes sense.

I should add that I do not own LCD3 but heard it on few occasions. I am willing to have my mind changed, but for now, that's how I feel


Edited by Cante Ista - 4/8/13 at 4:44am
post #1769 of 13458
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

my experience 100%

 

My ranking:

Sound staging: HD800>HE6>LCD3

 

For impact: HE6>HD800>LCD3

 

For detail, I actually think that HD800 only wins out because of its larger sound stage which gives a bigger field to separate sounds (more space between them) it they are easier to isolate different sounds. However, I think HE6 and HD800 are neck 'n' neck as far are ability to retrieve detail. It is just easier to perceive on the hd800 - if that makes sense.

I should add that I do not own LCD3 but heard it on few occasions. I am willing to have my mind changed, but for now, that's how I feel

 

+1 agreed 100%

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Wondering what you think about speed with HD800 vs HE6.  With my AGD Master6 amp HD800 was significantly faster and more composed, and had greater dynamic contrast.  My guess is the Master6 is not a good match for the HE6, and hat it simply needed a power amplifier.  In that regard I am kind of sad that I may have never heard the HE6 at its best.

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