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^ Thinking outside the box?
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Nice, Pudu.

-Daniel
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Listening to the HD 800's right now on a great source...Wow...it makes me somewhat regret my purchase of the SR-009s. They can't be much better, headphones overall cannot get MUCH better than the HD 800's.

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MH and crew in 3...2...

-Daniel
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Listening to the HD 800's right now on a great source...Wow...it makes me somewhat regret my purchase of the SR-009s. They can't be much better, headphones overall cannot get MUCH better than the HD 800's.
Yes. This!

SR009 is truly amazing, but it has faults I don't think I could live with long term. I'd always be looking. I think I've landed with the HD800 and can finally focus on the rest, then hopefully all focus goes on music. The HD800 has room to improve with gear above mine, so it is possible I can reach (or be close enough) some of the things that SR009 does better than HD800 given time and budget.
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MH and crew in 3...2...

-Daniel

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Yes. This!

SR009 is truly amazing, but it has faults I don't think I could live with long term. I'd always be looking. I think I've landed with the HD800 and can finally focus on the rest, then hopefully all focus goes on music. The HD800 has room to improve with gear above mine, so it is possible I can reach (or be close enough) some of the things that SR009 does better than HD800 given time and budget.

 

It took me A LOT of money to build the ultimate system before I was truly satisfied with them, but the beauty is the system performs equally as well for the LCD3.  The gain on my amp is not configured for phones like the HE-6 though, and was optimized for the HD800 and high sensitivity phones.  That could be changed, but then the performance of the high sensitivity phones would drop a notch.

 

IMO the HD800 need to be driven in a balanced configuration to get the most out of them.

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So, my replacement HD800 have finally arrived!

 

Damn I missed these things...

 

 

Serial number 212xx

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Wow another 1000 since I got mine a few weeks back :O

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So, my replacement HD800 have finally arrived!

 

Damn I missed these things...

 

 

Serial number 212xx


What happened to original one?

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I am so glad to see many HD800 members now and you guys do really fall in love to it as me!

 

Hurray!

 

YJ

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What happened to original one?

 

One of the cable jacks was really wobbly, so it went for repair. Came back worse than before + a bit scratched up. 

 

I think the serial number has gone up so fast because the one I just got is a very freshly manufactured one. But still that many in not long is crazy, maybe the numbers aren't done in sequence after all?

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It took me A LOT of money to build the ultimate system before I was truly satisfied with them, but the beauty is the system performs equally as well for the LCD3.  The gain on my amp is not configured for phones like the HE-6 though, and was optimized for the HD800 and high sensitivity phones.  That could be changed, but then the performance of the high sensitivity phones would drop a notch.

 

IMO the HD800 need to be driven in a balanced configuration to get the most out of them.

 

Yeah, the next thing I should do to get better sound from my HD 800 is to upgrade my cable from the stock cable and get a balanced amp.

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And an new source and  amp ;)  The HD800 scales very high.  I'm pretty sure even my PWD2 and Soloist aren't the ceiling.

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And an new source and  amp ;)  The HD800 scales very high.  I'm pretty sure even my PWD2 and Soloist aren't the ceiling.

 

Yeah, I've heard great things about the PerfectWave DAC though, it would definitely be a step up from the NuForce DAC-100 I have now. Something in that price range would probably be the next logical step up in terms of DAC's for me. I don't think I'll be buying it anytime soon though, as I've just recently bought both the SR-009's and HeadAmp Blue Hawaii SE amp, I need some time for my wallet to recover.

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