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post #2731 of 14688

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

post #2732 of 14688
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 #2733 of 14688
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 #2734 of 14688

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

post #2735 of 14688
Google Sennheiser HD1000 and then come back.
post #2736 of 14688
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Google Sennheiser HD1000 and then come back.

ha ha - i never new how old is that

post #2737 of 14688

It was a good run but it seems I'm back to where I started. I've flirted with selling the HD800 (thankfully I came to my senses before doing so) along with having other headphones to go with it but I'll be back to just the HD800 very soon. There's just something about the HD800 that isn't there with other headphones.

 

My HD800 with the Mjolnir and Buffalo is where I'm going to stay for a while. I just need to stop looking at whatever the current rage is and stop buying to try.

post #2738 of 14688
Good combo rawrster. I think I'm in a similar position. Once the GS-X2 comes I'm good to go.
post #2739 of 14688
Is the headband stretchable, like the HD600 or LCD-2, to reduce clamping? It's a bit tight for me and after half an hour it really starts to get irritating. I'm afraid to bend it cause it looks like all plastic on top. If all else fails I suppose I can add some more padding on the top so that I can extend the cups even more.
post #2740 of 14688
??? My HD800s have almost zero clamp. I have to be careful looking down or they will fall off. You might be able to bend the metal part of the headband, but I've never run across anyone who's felt much of any clamp from HD800s.
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It was a good run but it seems I'm back to where I started. I've flirted with selling the HD800 (thankfully I came to my senses before doing so) along with having other headphones to go with it but I'll be back to just the HD800 very soon. There's just something about the HD800 that isn't there with other headphones.

 

My HD800 with the Mjolnir and Buffalo is where I'm going to stay for a while. I just need to stop looking at whatever the current rage is and stop buying to try.

Plan a Dynahi. This way you can rebuy the HE-6. wink.gif

post #2742 of 14688
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Plan a Dynahi. This way you can rebuy the HE-6. wink.gif

 

LOL

 

I haven't sold the HE6..yet :P Once it's sold which won't be too long now hopefully I'll buy an O2 most likely.

post #2743 of 14688
Ok, thanks for the input, the Gungnir it is.
post #2744 of 14688

Followed by the NAD M51, Lamprizator 5, Esoteric K07, then the dcs Vivaldi.

 

Say goodbye to your wallet and bank balance now.

post #2745 of 14688
I tried my 800's through quite a number of amp and DAC combinations now and I just have to say that all the talk here about synergy and this pairs better than that just goes right over my head.

While I do notice some differences from component to component, the differences I hear are small and usually not very significant - more a matter of subjective taste than one being better than another.

For example, at the last meet where I sampled the new Bottlehead DAC, I did find it to be a little warmer sounding than my DAC1, but it wasnt any better. And the Coffman Labs amp was noticeably brighter sounding than the ECBA, but not worse sounding.

I suppose it's the hobby part of this that makes it fun to play with the last 1% of the sound, but I dont have good enough hearing or the time and money to constantly buy and sell amps and DACs. For me, Tyll's version of the Anax mod made more change to my 800's than any amp/DAC ever has. Im writing this because I still find myself get caught up in the quest and tempted to try another amp or DAC to hear what others profess as an eye opening revelation. It gets hard sometimes to remind myself of the hyperbole here and reassure myself that if I purchase "amp X" or "DAC Y" I probably would not hear that big of a difference.
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