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post #2716 of 18337

I own the V800 and an Anedio U2. I believe there is an improvement using the U2, although I haven't blind tested it, mostly in terms of dynamic, spatial clues, perhaps "fluidity" (think in terms of liquid / grainy). It doesn't seem massive, but at this level little improvements add up to make for fairly important ones.

As an illustration of the difference, let's say that direct to USB I prefer my DA11 to the V800, but with both connected via the Anedio I prefer the V800.

post #2717 of 18337
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Have a hard time believing Solude about locking on optical at 24/96. My Bifrost and Gungnir never had a problem even with my onboard spdif.

 

Onboard is what I use right now.  It was the EMU 1212m PCI and X-Fi Titanium PCIe that wouldn't lock at 24/96.  I thought I had a dud cable until I tried the onboard.  That same EMU could connect to the Metrum and W4S though.  It could be that the PWD2 has a tighter spec for input.

post #2718 of 18337
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A bit off topic but I just read and old post on the LCD3 thread from our good poster Solude: "Conversely there isn't an amp on the planet that would make me an HD800 fan wink.gif"

 

The bigger joke is that trying the HD800 a third time only happened because the price was about to jump.  My inner voice said don't bother, Jan said don't bother, my wife... well she always says no :P  On the B22/Stello... crap, W4S/Peak... crap, PWD2/Soloist|GS-X mk2... bloody awesome!

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+1...I am confused by the impressions finding these big differences.

 

Aren't you a head-fi savant? Isn't it normal to notice immediate differences even days or weeks later without A/B? We are special people. biggrin.gif

biggrin.gif  Yes.....Then I wake up!

post #2720 of 18337
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Hypothetically speaking, do you think it's realistic that Sennheiser will release the hd800 successor within the next 2-3 years or would it be longer?

 

I imagine they will keep producing the HD800 well past 2 to 3 years from now. There's still such a high demand and profit to be made from the HD800. The HD650 was their previous flagship and they still continue to produce it, and it came out around 10 years ago. There were rumors of Sennheiser creating another electrostatic headphone, to compete with the likes of Stax, but I haven't heard very much about it. Surely Sennheiser will eventually come out with something to out-do the HD800. With competition from Audez'e, Stax, HifiMan and others to create super top of the line headphones it's now apart of the business.

post #2721 of 18337

The HD800 has only been out for 4.5 years or so. The HD650 and HD800 was 6 years apart or so afaik so there probably won't be anything from Sennheiser soon.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

The bigger joke is that trying the HD800 a third time only happened because the price was about to jump.  My inner voice said don't bother, Jan said don't bother, my wife... well she always says no :P  On the B22/Stello... crap, W4S/Peak... crap, PWD2/Soloist|GS-X mk2... bloody awesome!

I was lucky to have had the DNA Sonett the first time I heard the HD800. It was love at first listen. that goes to show, the hd 800 sound pretty good on much much less expensive gear as well. I have recently rediscovered (in a sense) my Dliii->DNA Sonett for HD800 when I brought it home from the office, put it in my bedroom and started doing critical listening while (trying to) falling asleep with lights off. What a nice set up to be had. The Sonett is def a jam for the price.  

post #2723 of 18337

Any soloist + hd800 users here? If so whats your opinion?

post #2724 of 18337

Best combo under $1000 I've heard.  Actually one of only two amps I like the HD800 with.

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Any soloist + hd800 users here? If so whats your opinion?

 

I am still impressed every day since the day I got my HD800s  (w. Conductor). Whenever you hear *any* real instruments on a good recording, it's showstopping.


Edited by negura - 5/16/13 at 5:24pm
post #2726 of 18337
Soloist SL and HD800 sound amazing together. It's much better than the Lyr.
post #2727 of 18337

Does the Soloist+HD800 endorsement extend to the Soloist SL, as well?

post #2728 of 18337
Imo, Soloist is transparant amp. A few weeks back, I and my friend compared a few dacs using soloist and the difference of dacs were easy to be noticed (using both hd800 & lcd3). So if the source is good, soloist and hd800 is going to be very good as well.
post #2729 of 18337
Soloist + HD800 owner as well in need of a DAC, I'm considering the Schiitt Audio Gungnir or the Yulong Sabre D18, any suggestions?
post #2730 of 18337

a new flagship from Sennheiser would be great for sure! - imagine a HD1000. i wonder if they would ever try a planar magnetic can?

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