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post #376 of 13997

I'm thinking that Sennheiser produce lot of drivers, that some some variation naturally occurs, but then they try to isolate a couple of divers that are well matched to create a hd800 .

post #377 of 13997

So it's after S/N 19000 ... hmm.. interesting.. please someone send theirs for measurement to Tyll or anybody capable. I'm still in honeymoon tho

 

Highest that Purrin tested was 15xxxx?

 

I guess I'm joinin team "Doesn't get much better than HD 800 S/N > 19000" evil_smiley.gif

 

I don't expect my HD 800 to be this good.. but this bass makes it very fun headphone.. nice PRAT. And there is no treble peak, no fatigue 

post #378 of 13997
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19000+ club is old hat!

 

Forwards the 21000+ !!

 

My pair are either in the 500s or 600s.  It was from the first batch they ever shipped.  THAT's old hat. wink.gif

post #379 of 13997
Not sure if he has tested any higher than mine which is 16k, but I seriously doubt there was a change. Perhaps people have better synergy in their rigs now. I know my HD800s sound very different than when I heard HD800s the first time on a rig I now know to be quite inferior to what I have now.
post #380 of 13997

Mine is 153XX and it is all of the above also.  I was expecting a very sterile headphone and what I got is more fun than any other headphone I've owned.  The music just sounds right and is very dynamic.

 

I was really expecting to send the HD800 back and purchase another HE-500 or LCD-2 but the HD800 isn't going anywhere!

post #381 of 13997
Ima laugh at the cable skeptics when someone cuts open a 19xxx+ HD800 cable and find that Senn ditched the spc for something better and this was the only change. wink.gif Do it, somebody...

-Daniel
post #382 of 13997
Still breaking my new pair in 208XX. I know these are the cans for me. Next will be upgrading the chain. I like my integrated unit because I like speakers and simplicity. However thinking of the Bryston headphone amp next haha
post #383 of 13997
Do it! evil_smiley.gif
post #384 of 13997
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Is the rest of your system same as back in 07/2012?

 

Nope.  Now using a brighter DAC and more laid back amp and still ended up with a bass monster that is dynamic... go figure.

 

Rig at that time was W4S DAC-2 and Apex Peak w/ a Sylvania Bad Boy.

I have the W4S DAC-2 and the Decware CSP2+ with SN 20521 and it has great slam. I have not heard any of the early versions, This is the best system I have had so far and I am really happy (Of course I do have the Taboo Mk III on order..biggrin.gif )

post #385 of 13997
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Ima laugh at the cable skeptics when someone cuts open a 19xxx+ HD800 cable and find that Senn ditched the spc for something better and this was the only change. wink.gif Do it, somebody...

-Daniel

Naughty....evil_smiley.gif

post #386 of 13997
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Ima laugh at the cable skeptics when someone cuts open a 19xxx+ HD800 cable and find that Senn ditched the spc for something better and this was the only change.

 

I waiting for my copper cable to come in and will be able to hear for myself just how gimp or not the stock cable is.

post #387 of 13997
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Do it! evil_smiley.gif

It has a lot to do with your reviews...   I've never heard it, but like the Bryston brand in general, doubt I'll be disappointed.   I use their dac and preamp on one of the systems at work and love them.

post #388 of 13997
There are actually a lot of BHA-1 owners around. They seem to hide in the shadows though, kinda weird. I find new owners all the time but always while I'm looking at threads on other topics.
post #389 of 13997
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Ima laugh at the cable skeptics when someone cuts open a 19xxx+ HD800 cable and find that Senn ditched the spc for something better and this was the only change. wink.gif Do it, somebody...

-Daniel

 

Uncle Erik bought his pair very shortly after I got mine and was also in the first production run.  His had slightly more bass than my pair but had slightly less detail and soundstage width.  So I doubt it has anything to do with new serial numbers vs. old ones.  All drivers will have some variance and that is why Sennheiser matches driver pairs to within half a decibel.

 

Unless they have a new supplier of materials for their ring radiator driver, I highly doubt there are such great sonic differences between the serial numbers.

post #390 of 13997

My serial number is 00852 and I don't want anything else.

Out of the WA6 with a Cardas cable they are soooo much better than my LCD2Rev2.....the bass has control and slam;the 3D soundstage is like AVATAR for the ears and soon I will get some Norse adapter to use them balanced with my ALO chainmail on a Phoenix.

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