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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

I will post the link when its done. Dagogo.com

oh i remember now you mentioned that website to me before. thanks frank. could you tell me if there is a pre amp option? i presume so.

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

oh i remember now you mentioned that website to me before. thanks frank. could you tell me if there is a pre amp option? i presume so.

This is a digital amp. You can use it with a computer and or hooked up to a CD player. This is not designed ti be used as a preamp.

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

This is a digital amp. You can use it with a computer and or hooked up to a CD player. This is not designed ti be used as a preamp.

sorry what i meant to say was could i use a pre amp with it something like the wa2 and this?

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

sorry what i meant to say was could i use a pre amp with it something like the wa2 and this?

 There is no preamp input in the back. You could try to use it with the WA2 not sure you would get any better sound because this was designed as a amplifier and you would have two volume controls. I did that with the Taboo Mk111 without a variable input and I did not like it.

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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Then again, everything sounds muddy to me right after listening to the HD800s.

Exactly!!! well maybe except JH13 whih have similar vocal clarity and detail to hd800.
post #2316 of 12291
I need to say again how much I enjoy these headphones. I just went from Jean Sibelius to Liquid Tension Experiment - the HD800 is a master of all genres and just a joy!
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Have about 1500 to spend. I am definitely looking at the HD800s. I use a Denon 2112CI receiver with good inputs and power. Some people seem to comment on the upper range of this headphone. Are these mostly people who like their music toned down a tad at the upper end?  I just want some damn fine headphones with a nice soundstage.

 

I have some Etymotics and Beyer DT1350s atm and they are both good but want that next step in soundstage and design. A little realistic treble doesn't really scare me unless the bass is super weak. If the bass is as decent or better in the sub-regions as my DT1350s, which can pound some decent bass at 20Hz for small drivers with this amp, then I'd probably be good. Not quality mind you just the fun deep bass and it doesn't have to be anywhere near obnoxious or buzz your gut 12 inch bass. I am just looking for a near perfect headphone. I know it is somewhat picky but that really isn't my concern. I like the chipset in my Denon and it sounds great to my ears. It doesn't seem to be a particularly bright sound or anything just about normal mid-high end stuff.

 

Does anybody think they will be replacing or continuing this line soon? What can they really do at this point but present a slightly different sound?


Edited by OrbitingCow - 5/1/13 at 2:23am
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i don't think HD 800 will sound too good out of a denon receiver. not sure though, never tried them on a receiver.

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Originally Posted by OrbitingCow View Post

Have about 1500 to spend. I am definitely looking at the HD800s. I use a Denon 2112CI receiver with good inputs and power. Some people seem to comment on the upper range of this headphone. Are these mostly people who like their music toned down a tad at the upper end?  I just want some damn fine headphones with a nice soundstage.

 

I have some Etymotics and Beyer DT1350s atm and they are both good but want that next step in soundstage and design. A little realistic treble doesn't really scare me unless the bass is super weak. If the bass is as decent or better in the sub-regions as my DT1350s, which can pound some decent bass at 20Hz for small drivers with this amp, then I'd probably be good. Not quality mind you just the fun deep bass and it doesn't have to be anywhere near obnoxious or buzz your gut 12 inch bass. I am just looking for a near perfect headphone. I know it is somewhat picky but that really isn't my concern. I like the chipset in my Denon and it sounds great to my ears. It doesn't seem to be a particularly bright sound or anything just about normal mid-high end stuff.

 

Does anybody think they will be replacing or continuing this line soon? What can they really do at this point but present a slightly different sound?

 

No idea about the Denons but the HD800 definitely are some damn fine headphones with a nice soundstage. I have tried the ER6i and Beyers aren't exactly bass monsters if the DT1350 is anything like the DT880. The HD800 has a good amount of bass but definitely not a basshead headphone but that isn't what you are looking for.

 

It sounds like the HD800 is what you are looking for. It does need a good source and amp but I'm not familiar with what you have. As for replacing the line the HD800 is not going anywhere soon. The HD800 came out a few years ago and the HD600 is still kicking strong so if that's any indication the HD800 will be here for a long time.

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does anyone know what the craic is with the alt color for hd 800 is that a legitimate option now when purchasing?

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IME, the Denon receivers have a high output impedance at the headphone jack.

I didnt like the way the HD800 sounded out of it when I tried it. Of course, YMMV.
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They have the HDVD800 in stock here in Belgium, wonder if I should go and prelisten the amp or not. Then again, I'd feel said if it sounded better than my V200/V800 stack. Would need to save again for the amp. lol

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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post

They have the HDVD800 in stock here in Belgium, wonder if I should go and prelisten the amp or not. Then again, I'd feel said if it sounded better than my V200/V800 stack. Would need to save again for the amp. lol

 

doubt it.

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doubt it.

It sound better than the V200 amp I have

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