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post #1906 of 24295
You will probably get your wish when I get my GS-X, if it hasn't been done before that time.
post #1907 of 24295

Just curious. Has anyone tried driving the HD800s from an Emotiva Mini-x?

post #1908 of 24295
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Waiting to see a comparison between the GS-X mk2 and some sort of high end tube amp ie..  EC 2A3, EC BA, DNA Stratus and so on..

 

 

What tube amps?

post #1909 of 24295
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What tube amps?
Whatever Mike/Marv have access to at the time. At the very least the EC S7, but I would suspect they can round up a EC BA/ZDSE or perhaps some DNA stuff. Depending on how long it takes to get mine and how far along they are on the Leviathan, perhaps a comparison of ToTL SS and ToTL tube ($2800 vs $5000+).
post #1910 of 24295
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

 

You sound like you want to apologize for prefering the Phoenix. The HD800's can be superb with a good SS amp. Even run single ended they sound excellent out of my Master-6 and that's with rock & metal.

 

I use to have the Woo6se and Audio-gd Roc and found they played on a similar level so the Pheonix should be a clear step up on the W6.


It is because the Woo has "SEX APPEAL" and is not just a big(two actually)black box which doesn' arouse me at all!wink_face.gif

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It is because the Woo has "SEX APPEAL" and is not just a big(two actually)black box which doesn' arouse me at all!wink_face.gif

 

Now you are just being kinky tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Leaves more space on my desk and more money in my wallet :P  If the GS-1 ever comes back then it's a conversation worth having since both are $1000.

 

Yes, I'd love to see a GS-1 Mk2 with the new modules and (half) the beefier power supply in the future but I realize Justin has his plate full enough keeping up with demand of GS-X and BHSE.  I suspect if he did re-introduce it would sell like hotcakes as well.

 

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It is because the Woo has "SEX APPEAL" and is not just a big(two actually)black box which doesn' arouse me at all!wink_face.gif

 

Can't argue with this one.  The Audio-GD stuff is not best looking out there.  My SA-31 kind of looks akward next to my svelte Nuwave biggrin.gif

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another night of enjoying the HD 800, i'm starting to like it more and more....

 

the LCD-2 and HE-500 are kinda falling behind compared to my listening time with T1/HD800. confused_face.gif

 

im finding the bass on the HD 800 and T1 to be quite addictive too....


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 4/15/13 at 4:25am
post #1914 of 24295
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

ZDSE is ss sounding in that it doesn't give up the best strengths of ss: detailed, fast, dynamic. It clobbers most of them in terms of microdynamics and soundstage, and simply put sounds absolutely magical with many headphones, especially the HD 800 and TH 900 ime. I wouldn't dare say say it rolls off the highs (tube dependant of course), it is just as detailed and fast as any ss I've had, and the nasty sibilance I've heard on my 3 HD 800s on EVERY ss amp I tried, simply vanishes. Bottom line, it isn't warm or lush, it's SILK.

-Daniel

what hd800 serial numbers do you have?
did you notice any variance?
post #1915 of 24295
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

another night of enjoying the HD 800, i'm starting to like it more and more....

 

the LCD-2 and HE-500 are kinda falling behind compared to my listening time with T1/HD800. confused_face.gif

 

im finding the bass on the HD 800 and T1 to be quite addictive too....

 

Kinda the same for me as well.  As of right now the HD800 made it's way past the LCD-3blink.gif  It's a fight for third place now.  LCD-3 / T1s

 

1.     HE-6

2.     HD800

3.     LCD-3 or T1

post #1916 of 24295

i can see myself selling HE-500 and LCD-2 and getting LCD-3 in the future.

 

i just love the crystal clear sound the T1/HD 800 have, their transparency, soundstage, and detail.

post #1917 of 24295
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i can see myself selling HE-500 and LCD-2 and getting LCD-3 in the future.

 

i just love the crystal clear sound the T1/HD 800 have, their transparency, soundstage, and detail.

 

That'll be a good move to make IMO...

post #1918 of 24295
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

another night of enjoying the HD 800, i'm starting to like it more and more....

 

the LCD-2 and HE-500 are kinda falling behind compared to my listening time with T1/HD800. confused_face.gif

 

im finding the bass on the HD 800 and T1 to be quite addictive too....

 

Still using LCD2 and enjoy it very much, but for now HD800 seems to get more headtime too. I am not sure yet if it is a new toy syndrome.

 

 

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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post


what hd800 serial numbers do you have?
did you notice any variance?

 

I have a new one 189xx but also heard an older version (063xx) and did not find any differences on the source.

I  do not believe there are differences in the new versions. I think people heard them a while back on different sources and now on better ones and think the differences  come from changes in the headphones. In my case I knew it was the exact same one on both sources.


Edited by dan.gheorghe - 4/15/13 at 10:09am
post #1919 of 24295
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

what hd800 serial numbers do you have?
did you notice any variance?

Roughly 15xxx, 17xxx, and now 19xxx. To my ears they have all sounded the same, they simply change based on changing the rest of the equipment. Even supposed smooth sounding ss amps all have a slight thinness and sibilance compared to the ZDSE, although the Zana doesn't give up really anything technically to them.

-Daniel
post #1920 of 24295

No thinness or sibilance at all with the GS-X mk2.  Very full, clean, accurate and fast with a large sound stage.  

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