Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread - Page 15

post #211 of 13347

I'm listening to the Labyrinth Soundtrack from 1986 and according to Foobar this is my 47th time.  The HD800 makes it feel like the first time.  There is so many details I never knew were there.  For example, I just finished the song Magic Dance and there is a goblin asleep and snoring back in the soundstage.  Every song I'm discovering something new!  The layering is fantastic on these.

Also the leading-edge is so defined yet the sound is very smooth.  The more I listen the more impressed I become.

post #212 of 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

I'm listening to the Labyrinth Soundtrack from 1986 and according to Foobar this is my 47th time.  The HD800 makes it feel like the first time.  There is so many details I never knew were there.  For example, I just finished the song Magic Dance and there is a goblin asleep and snoring back in the soundstage.  Every song I'm discovering something new!  The layering is fantastic on these.

Also the leading-edge is so defined yet the sound is very smooth.  The more I listen the more impressed I become.

Great movie! I have not tried the soundtrack...Looks like a trip to iTunes is in store!

post #213 of 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Great movie! I have not tried the soundtrack...Looks like a trip to iTunes is in store!

 

Don't know how the iTunes version is on dynamic range but the cd rip I have is a average of 13.  It's a great listen.

post #214 of 13347

I was impressed recently by anything from Atrium Carceri, very good on the hd800  (dark ambient).

Lot of layered details, subtle dark harmony.

 

post #215 of 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

No.  Just no.  The EU price jumped last week but my three HD800s prior to that were $1105. 


It's like $200 more now. Any reason for price change?

post #216 of 13347

Senn is rising prices because of material costs.  I'd expect the same in the NA market sooner than later.

post #217 of 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

I was impressed recently by anything from Atrium Carceri, very good on the hd800  (dark ambient).

Lot of layered details, subtle dark harmony.

 

 

Sounds interesting, will need to try this out.  Also love the cover art of those albums.

 

 

I'm listening to this at the moment.  Half way through the album and I've already had many hair-raising moments.  Sounds incredible on the HD800.

 

post #218 of 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Senn is rising prices because of material costs.  I'd expect the same in the NA market sooner than later.

Or if you're more cynical...

 

They're raising prices because the HD800 is so popular at the moment (from what my dealer said they are the best selling headphone at the moment, and sold out in Europe for a bit).

post #219 of 13347

I think selling out had to do with people getting word that today it's $1105 tomorrow $1320 ;)  Mine shipped same day which would be difficult if it was sold out.

post #220 of 13347

I just ordered my pair from Jan over the weekend. Doesn't seem to be sold out quite yet.

post #221 of 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

I just ordered my pair from Jan over the weekend. Doesn't seem to be sold out quite yet.

 

Did he have your pair in stock already? Because it really is true that HD800 is going more expensive and less available, in Europe at least... Glad I purchased cheap (1250USD) at the right time.


Edited by RustA - 2/24/13 at 3:57am
post #222 of 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by RustA View Post

 

Did he have your pair in stock already? Because it really is true that HD800 is going more expensive and less available, in Europe at least... Glad I purchased cheap (1250USD) at the right time.

As soon as I put in my reservation he informed me they were in stock. I even took an extra day fussing around with possible different shipping options,

so perhaps Jan has the most stock of any distributor, or maybe I got the last pair. very_evil_smiley.gif

post #223 of 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

As soon as I put in my reservation he informed me they were in stock. I even took an extra day fussing around with possible different shipping options,

so perhaps Jan has the most stock of any distributor, or maybe I got the last pair. very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Pairs in stock are still cheap but from what I've checked so far, some sellers refuse to offer HD800 from now and others significantly increased the price (if they had to re-stock)... I think it really was a good timing for you, us! beerchug.gif


Edited by RustA - 2/24/13 at 4:05am
post #224 of 13347

I  bought my hd800 in Morocco, at the biggest store of africa "Morocco Mall", for roughly 1400$.

Just below there was the denon d5000, at roughly 1200$ , and although I was tempted to buy

a cheaper option than the hd800, it was clear that it was outrageously priced, so I  thought, let's just take the hd800.

I wouldn't be surprised if I would be the only buyer of the hd800 there, most people seemed interested by imitations of the beats sold at the "black market" (25% of price), or by the bose brand.

post #225 of 13347
Quote:
Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

I  bought my hd800 in Morocco, at the biggest store of africa "Morocco Mall", for roughly 1400$.

Just below there was the denon d5000, at roughly 1200$ , and although I was tempted to buy

a cheaper option than the hd800, it was clear that it was outrageously priced, so I  thought, let's just take the hd800.

I wouldn't be surprised if I would be the only buyer of the hd800 there, most people seemed interested by imitations of the beats sold at the "black market" (25% of price), or by the bose brand.

 

D5000 for 1200USD?!! Oh my, even 500USD for D7000 is too much! confused_face(1).gif

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: High-end Audio Forum
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread