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post #31 of 14675

Folks still may have different preferences.  I love my HD8000s.  However, I love what the HE-6 gives me even more.

 

It's just for fun.biggrin.gif

post #32 of 14675

Ah but what about the HD800 on the F1J?

post #33 of 14675

I feel the same way about the HE6. If I could have the HE6 without the weight that would be just about perfect. Although my HD800 isn't going anywhere either. 

post #34 of 14675
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Ah but what about the HD800 on the F1J?

 

Good question...

 

Of all the cans I've owned, the HD800 are and always have been my favourites (HE6 are tied with them though). These two scale better than everything else I've tried.


Edited by Shahrose - 2/11/13 at 6:29pm
post #35 of 14675
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Ah but what about the HD800 on the F1J?

 

 

uuumm  I'll give it a shot.  I think it will serve them better once I get my preamp.

post #36 of 14675

My venture into decent HPs has begun.

 

Well, the HD800s came and I'm finally getting a chance to break them in. The Bifrost/Lyr + 6N23P-EV tubes are still on their way.  The Schiit Asgard I got from a fellow Head-Fi'er  for comparative purposes arrived at the same time.  The story so far.... I'm only able to do break in with the Asgard hanging off the  speaker out of my computer (crappy motherboard out) with the stock Schiit interconnect. Ughgg. 6hrs of continuous break in and they haven opened up in the midsection a bit, depending on recording. The shipping box does make for a good hush box *grin*

 

Got a good feeling the Lyr+Bifrost will will help.

 

Bah, as it stands they are pretty flat. No big wows. I know they have a ton of potential and hoping to tap it soon. :)

post #37 of 14675
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

uuumm  I'll give it a shot.  I think it will serve them better once I get my preamp.

 

I'm curious because Pass' tech write up says the output impedance should be 'infinite' compared to the load but with the HD800 the load is way bigger than the output imp.

post #38 of 14675
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In an HD800 thread... um yes :p

 

I reserve the right to come to my senses but so far my experience is the HD800 scale really well but are also unforgiving to the point of being flat on lesser gear.  This is my third go around with the HD800 and the first two weren't remotely worth considering over the LCD-2.

 

This time around it's walking all over even the LCD-3.

For me, LCD3s vs. HD800s is like choosing between vanilla and chocolate. It would be silly to say which is "better."

post #39 of 14675

Just out of curiosity, in what year was the HD800 released?

 

Also, I heard HD800 scales really well with a balanced setup. Do you guys think that Zana Deux SE, a single-ended amp, can still bloom HD800's potential to the max?

post #40 of 14675

I still love my HD800s (almost 3 years since I got them in). That said, the LCD-3s are still my favourite (non-SR-009) headphone by a reasonable margin.

post #41 of 14675
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I still love my HD800s (almost 3 years since I got them in). That said, the LCD-3s are still my favourite (non-SR-009) headphone by a reasonable margin.

 

Peter...

 

Ha ha ha - I knew you would chime in on this one with that response.

post #42 of 14675
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Peter...

 

Ha ha ha - I knew you would chime in on this one with that response.

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Still love my HD800s though. Actually now just over 3 years of having them here. I will keep them until the HD900s are released.

post #43 of 14675

Time to join the club....HD800's, the Unboxing Pics!

 

On the road til Thursday, so I am enjoying them with FLAC's, JRiver 18 and the Audioquest Dragonfly....Volume at 90% but I do not want them any louder.

 

24/192 FLAC's of Steely Dan's Two Against Nature for my intro....Can't wait to introduce them to the Decware and W4S DAC-2!

 

 

 

 

 

post #44 of 14675

Ahhhhhh, that new plastic smell... I remember that.

post #45 of 14675

Been looking at this or LCD-3. Cant figure out which I should save up for! From what I understand, I'd need a darn good tube amp for the HD800 and a darn good SS amp for the LCD-3. Leaning towards the LCD-3 though.. Amping will be cheaper. And I think I might like them betterredface.gif

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