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post #3976 of 18190
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Originally Posted by fuzzybaffy View Post

 

In this case, which is the studio monitor? I know you've likened the HD-800 to a studio monitor before, but since you're comparing the HD-800 to something else, I was thinking the comparison might be different this time. It does seem like you're saying the HD-800 is like the studio monitor, though...

 

Tight = Studio monitor = HD800

Full = Subwoofer = HE-500

post #3977 of 18190

I am finding the HD800 unforgiving on certain recordings. Example Michael Kiwanuka- Rest (distortion at the beginning of the song and further down the recording). Please can anyone concur. I have tried with the Koss Porta Pro and it just does not have the same level of detail as the HD800 rolleyes.gif. Thanks 

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post #3979 of 18190
Hi Zigy, I've just listen to that record as an alac cd rip (ripped using xld encoder for Mac) using I tunes >pure music>HDVD800>HD800 with stock cable and it sounds perfect to these ears. Not sure what's going on in your setup to give distortion. Hope this helps to at least eliminate the recording as the problem.
post #3980 of 18190
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Wake up your ears....L3000.gif

 

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HX090368080165

Can only get the free sampler here in the uk, got it a while ago :(  Shame coz I really want more HD music online. 

 

But its a great freebie! and the sound is effing amazing with the Senn's  

post #3981 of 18190
lugBug I've just downloaded that from HD tracks in the uk. Some if their content is available here now smily_headphones1.gif
post #3982 of 18190
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

lugBug I've just downloaded that from HD tracks in the uk. Some if their content is available here now smily_headphones1.gif

Woop woop! 

 

cheers bud, I'll have to have another look :))

post #3983 of 18190

Solude, stalker: Thanks.

post #3984 of 18190
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Hi Zigy, I've just listen to that record as an alac cd rip (ripped using xld encoder for Mac) using I tunes >pure music>HDVD800>HD800 with stock cable and it sounds perfect to these ears. Not sure what's going on in your setup to give distortion. Hope this helps to at least eliminate the recording as the problem.

Thanks James-uk. I am not sure either. Could be a bad rip maybe. 

post #3985 of 18190
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Wake up your ears....L3000.gif

 

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HX090368080165

I have heard from friends of mine that if you are in UK you can use a good VPN provider that has a server in US. Add the album to the cart. Then pay via paypal (but disconnect from the VPN before paying). Once the transaction goes through connect back to the VPN (US Location) and download the album. Personally I have never tried it, just giving out theoretical information that it can be done. 

post #3986 of 18190
just register under a fake US address and ONLY pay with paypal.....then it works.
Had the same problem as HDTracks is not available in New Zealand.biggrin.gif
post #3987 of 18190
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

just register under a fake US address and ONLY pay with paypal.....then it works.
Had the same problem as HDTracks is not available in New Zealand.biggrin.gif

I see,,, tongue_smile.gif

 

nice one! 

post #3988 of 18190
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Originally Posted by Stalker81598 View Post

 

Tight = Studio monitor = HD800

Full = Subwoofer = HE-500

 

i would call the HE-500's bass punchy yet slightly dry/wooly

post #3989 of 18190

Well, it's as if the hd800 is by itself a kind of anechoic chamber, being pierced like a sieve,  that let all sounds that doesn't reach ear  escape, and avoid any echo/resonances.

But from what I've heard , listening music in an anechoic chamber, is a kind of dreadful experience.

Actually there's a minimal amount of echo inside the cups, and it seem that a lot of them comes from the back "trapeze shaped" section, just behind the connection.

This section is made of very hard material,  which I  guess reflect almost everything, and absorb almost nothing.

This little section determine some sound characteristic of the hd800, I  guess.

I  perceive only  limited a limited range of "vibration", that seem to comes to life with  the resonance in the cup. Put some other material there, and an other range of "life like" vibration would be heard.

I'm betting that the hd800 would sound great with a piece of wood.

post #3990 of 18190
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Can only get the free sampler here in the uk, got it a while ago :(  Shame coz I really want more HD music online. 

 

But its a great freebie! and the sound is effing amazing with the Senn's  

 

 

How about these freebies

 

http://www.2l.no/hires/

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