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How many bands does the EQ have on Foobar

18

 

Thanks guys

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I am really enjoying my HD800 with my new Asus Essence One Muses Edition. I know I've gone on and on in the past about how my Pioneer AVR sounds as good as any amp I've tried but now I finally see I've been trying the wrong amps. While my Pioneer reproduces good sound and a nice frequency balance, for once I'm hearing increased depth and width of stage, more pinpoint imaging, tightness and control of bass, faster dynamics, and just an overall more real, dynamic, and musical experience. I finally feel like I'm hearing everything the HD800 has to offer.

 

It's not a night and day difference, and I think a lot of casual listeners might never notice, but I'm definitely a believer in proper amplification (and D to A conversion) now. I also removed my "Anax mod" because it sounds more open and clear without it and I'm no longer noticing any annoying "tizz" that used to occasionally crop up in some recordings.

 

I feel as though I've scaled a hurdle and my eyes (and ears) are more open now. I'm guessing more than a few of you are nodding your head thinking "been there, done that." I'm very happy smile.gif

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I am really enjoying my HD800 with my new Asus Essence One Muses Edition. I know I've gone on and on in the past about how my Pioneer AVR sounds as good as any amp I've tried but now I finally see I've been trying the wrong amps. While my Pioneer reproduces good sound and a nice frequency balance, for once I'm hearing increased depth and width of stage, more pinpoint imaging, tightness and control of bass, faster dynamics, and just an overall more real, dynamic, and musical experience. I finally feel like I'm hearing everything the HD800 has to offer.

 

It's not a night and day difference, and I think a lot of casual listeners might never notice, but I'm definitely a believer in proper amplification (and D to A conversion) now. I also removed my "Anax mod" because it sounds more open and clear without it and I'm no longer noticing any annoying "tizz" that used to occasionally crop up in some recordings.

 

I feel as though I've scaled a hurdle and my eyes (and ears) are more open now. I'm guessing more than a few of you are nodding your head thinking "been there, done that." I'm very happy smile.gif

 

Glad you're happy with your new amp.  All anyone of should really want is to be happy with our gear, so we can just concentrate on enjoying the music.

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Glad you're happy with your new amp.  All anyone of should really want is to be happy with our gear, so we can just concentrate on enjoying the music.

 

I have roughly the same experience using the HD800 amped. Of course, the sound will vary according to the type of music, whether it's low-fi garage punk or hi-fi pop or classical...but the sound is still shockingly good. And it's my good fortune that I get this kind of sound through an iMac, using iTunes with Sound Enhancer to increase the stereo separation. 

 

The sound is just "right." I realize that some have found the HD800 a little picky - but I guess I just lucked out with the synergy on my system. I know that because the same synergy isn't there when I listen to the same music using my stereo system.


Edited by poikkeus - 7/5/13 at 8:38pm
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I have roughly the same experience using the HD800 amped. Of course, the sound will vary according to the type of music, whether it's low-fi garage punk or hi-fi pop or classical...but the sound is still shockingly good. And it's my good fortune that I get this kind of sound through an iMac, using iTunes with Sound Enhancer to increase the stereo separation. 

 

The sound is just "right." I realize that some have found the HD800 a little picky - but I guess I just lucked out with the synergy on my system. I know that because the same synergy isn't there when I listen to the same music using my stereo system.

 

I don't think the HD800 is picky, I think the people that listen to it are picky dt880smile.png

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I don't think the HD800 is picky, I think the people that listen to it are picky dt880smile.png

 

I totally agree with this biggrin.gif. or maybe i just havent expirience an bad pairing with hd800


Edited by lightningfarron - 7/5/13 at 9:52pm
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Yes. I too think that hd800 is not picky at all. And also...i do find hd800 is not hard to drive as what people described. I can drive hd800 alright (and sound good!) just using Ipod + fostex hpp1 (which is known as not too strong amps). Using the same setup...i feel like hd650 is harder to drive than hd800 which surprised me.
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

I am really enjoying my HD800 with my new Asus Essence One Muses Edition. I know I've gone on and on in the past about how my Pioneer AVR sounds as good as any amp I've tried but now I finally see I've been trying the wrong amps. While my Pioneer reproduces good sound and a nice frequency balance, for once I'm hearing increased depth and width of stage, more pinpoint imaging, tightness and control of bass, faster dynamics, and just an overall more real, dynamic, and musical experience. I finally feel like I'm hearing everything the HD800 has to offer.

 

It's not a night and day difference, and I think a lot of casual listeners might never notice, but I'm definitely a believer in proper amplification (and D to A conversion) now. I also removed my "Anax mod" because it sounds more open and clear without it and I'm no longer noticing any annoying "tizz" that used to occasionally crop up in some recordings.

 

I feel as though I've scaled a hurdle and my eyes (and ears) are more open now. I'm guessing more than a few of you are nodding your head thinking "been there, done that." I'm very happy smile.gif

Good stuff. Been reading the inner fidelity review and they agree its a great match with the HD800's. 

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I don't think the HD800 is picky, I think the people that listen to it are picky dt880smile.png

 

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I totally agree with this biggrin.gif. or maybe i just havent expirience an bad pairing with hd800

 

 

Or maybe you haven't experienced a really good amp / dac pairing with them to compare to.

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Or maybe you haven't experienced a really good amp / dac pairing with them to compare to.

 

Possibly. But I'm not really willing to spend multiple thousands for an amp/dac combo for a marginal improvement at best. Many people do, and if they like their rig then more power to them.

 

People can tell me that my HD800 sounds like poop with my Lyr all they want, it's not going to make me want to rush out and buy an SPL Phonitor. I get immense enjoyment out of my rig just the way it is. dt880smile.png

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Or maybe you haven't experienced a really good amp / dac pairing with them to compare to.
Have to agree with you. I have a modest setup and the cans are amazing but heard it on a better set up at a meet and it was much better than my setup with the same song.
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Possibly. But I'm not really willing to spend multiple thousands for an amp/dac combo for a marginal improvement at best. Many people do, and if they like their rig then more power to them.

 

People can tell me that my HD800 sounds like poop with my Lyr all they want, it's not going to make me want to rush out and buy an SPL Phonitor. I get immense enjoyment out of my rig just the way it is. dt880smile.png

 

 

 

And believe me.  No body is trying to. Ha ha ha..   biggrin.gif


Edited by preproman - 7/6/13 at 8:51am
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Have to agree with you. I have a modest setup and the cans are amazing but heard it on a better set up at a meet and it was much better than my setup with the same song.

 

No doubt there are rigs that will sound better than mine with HD800. But just because you heard a setup that sounds better doesn't mean yours sounds crappy. I can happily accept that I will never be able to afford a $40000 dac, hence, there will always be a better rig than mine biggrin.gif

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I'd think the problem is when you have other headphones (especially cheaper ones ) , and find that some qualities  are better on them. Then the question would be if you would blame the source, or the almighty hd800.

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Or maybe you haven't experienced a really good amp / dac pairing with them to compare to.


you are right but its more like i dont want to experienced an really good amp / dac (especially expensive one) to avoid me from getting tempted upgrading my rig because there will be no end to it redface.gif. The hd800 sounds good from my fostex hp-a8 and i will just be happy with mine for now.

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