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post #346 of 12469
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Originally Posted by jackskelly View Post

I've heard some people say that Sennheiser tweaked something for the "new" version of the HD800. Is this true? If so, what is it? I have serial number 15905, bought in April of 2012. Was the tweak made after that?

 

I have serial 20433. It has a weeee bit of breakup at the dredded 6.5k, but I could be imagining it. That was with a 6.5k test signal through a Lyr. But that was also with brand new tubes on the brand new Lyr on brand new phones, so I can't vouch for my test conditions. The headphones don't have more than 100hrs on them yet. No spring sound from mine either.

post #347 of 12469
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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post

So I spent last night listening to the BHA-1/HD800 combo after a conversation with another forum member. It occurred to me that I've never really given this pairing a fair shake, since I've always recently had a tube amp that was ostensibly "for" the HD800.

 

Well, I must say that the BHA-1 drives the HD800 extremely well. Some recordings were harsher the treble than with the Super 7/HD800 combo (which itself is not overly lush or lacking in transparency), but on the whole I found the pairing quite respectable.

 

 

The ole flip / flop I see.. wink_face.gif

post #348 of 12469

Short of sending them in for measuring... listening wise I think somewhere in the 19000+ models they changed the bass response.  It is very powerful and present.  My previous pairs were lean and passive.  This pair sent an LCD-2 Rev2 packing because even the bass performance of the LCD-2 couldn't keep up with this HD800.  In comparison the LCD-2 reached deeper but was slow and muddy with presence but loose.  This HD800 is tight, fast and visceral.  I don't regret dumping  Audeze in favour of this HD800.

 

The joke is I almost didn't order because my notes for the HD800 have been consistent and I thought I already know the outcome.  I was wrong... very wrong.  Loving this pair.

post #349 of 12469
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Short of sending them in for measuring... listening wise I think somewhere in the 19000+ models they changed the bass response.  It is very powerful and present.  My previous pairs were lean and passive.  This pair sent an LCD-2 Rev2 packing because even the bass performance of the LCD-2 couldn't keep up with this HD800.  In comparison the LCD-2 reached deeper but was slow and muddy with presence but loose.  This HD800 is tight, fast and visceral.  I don't regret dumping  Audeze in favour of this HD800.

 

The joke is I almost didn't order because my notes for the HD800 have been consistent and I thought I already know the outcome.  I was wrong... very wrong.  Loving this pair.

 

Yes, exactly... Sold LCD-2 after hearing my pair. S/N 19008

post #350 of 12469
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

The ole flip / flop I see.. wink_face.gif


Yup. It's only happened three or four times... this week. confused_face(1).gif

post #351 of 12469
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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post


Yup. It's only happened three or four times... this week. confused_face(1).gif

Which DAC do you use the most with the BHA-1/MJ?

post #352 of 12469
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Short of sending them in for measuring... listening wise I think somewhere in the 19000+ models they changed the bass response.  It is very powerful and present.  My previous pairs were lean and passive.  This pair sent an LCD-2 Rev2 packing because even the bass performance of the LCD-2 couldn't keep up with this HD800.  In comparison the LCD-2 reached deeper but was slow and muddy with presence but loose.  This HD800 is tight, fast and visceral.  I don't regret dumping  Audeze in favour of this HD800.

 

The joke is I almost didn't order because my notes for the HD800 have been consistent and I thought I already know the outcome.  I was wrong... very wrong.  Loving this pair.

 

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Originally Posted by RustA View Post

 

Yes, exactly... Sold LCD-2 after hearing my pair. S/N 19008

 

+1

 

I own 19828 and I absolutely adore them. I was really uncertain about buying them reading all the reviews and half expected them to be bass light and clinical. Not a bit of it. In my rig they couldn't be more musical, balanced and extended. Even with electronic music like Bjork they really shine and the bass is genuinely spectacular.  

 

I'm so glad I sold my LCD2r2, they never did it for me.

post #353 of 12469

Looks like the HD800s are making a come back with the 19000+ club.

 

(19547) biggrin.gif

post #354 of 12469
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Which DAC do you use the most with the BHA-1/MJ?

 

I've firmly decided to keep the m903 for the time being. I'll probably wait to upgrade until the whole DSD thing works itself out.

post #355 of 12469
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Looks like the HD800s are making a come back with the 19000+ club.

 

(19547) biggrin.gif

 

 

19000+ club is old hat!

 

Forwards the 21000+ !!

post #356 of 12469
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Originally Posted by Spakka View Post

 

 

19000+ club is old hat!

 

Forwards the 21000+ !!

Man - don't you know that's when we're "speculating" the fine tuning took place..

post #357 of 12469
My 16k are plenty strong in the bass. It's not a new thing. wink.gif
post #358 of 12469

My 11000s seem bassier than the 1000s I sold, but I don't know if that's related to the cans, my improved rig or wishful thinking.

post #359 of 12469

Without a 19K+ how do you know :p  My 07/2012 pair was quoting my notes...

 

lacking very bottom

somewhat flat

 

little emotional engagement
greyness to it
back of club feel
somewhat dry
 
This pair isn't any of those ;)
post #360 of 12469

I got my 19k+ HD 800 even in 03-04/2012.

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