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post #4171 of 19531
I hope to get a similar experience with my Leben CS300 (tube amp). Heard the HD800 on a high end SS amp and thought it sounded light and with a dry treble. No HD800 for me! Ha! But then I saw the Leben which also has a bass boost switch and thought: I will give it a try. The amp is on the way, and the HD800 is next.
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Hey all, first time poster and I apologize if my question has been covered somewhere else in this thread...

I just ordered my HD 800's and I'm also in the market for a DAC/Amp to use with my MacBook Pro. Potentially a Schiit or maybe Sennheiser's own HDVD 800.

I was wondering if you guys knew of any HD 800 balanced XLR cables. I've seen some third-party ones for ridiculous prices (over $600), and I've also seen that in the UK, some retailers have a listing for a Sennheiser-manufactured one that is "coming soon" (I live in the States.) Here's a link:

http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/sennheiser-hd800-xlr-connecting-cable.html

...Anyway, if you guys have any suggestions for a good after-market balanced cable for the HD 800's, or if you happen to know when this Sennheiser balanced cable will be released (if it's real), I'd really appreciate it!

Also, if you have any suggestions for a good DAC/Amp for the Sennheiser HD 800's (in addition to the ones people have already mentioned), I'd love to hear them.

Lastly, and this DAC/Amp doesn't need an XLR cable, I've been looking at the Woo Audio W7 Fireflies as a contender... Has anyone here had any experience with the Fireflies and HD 800's? It looks (and supposedly sounds) great, and the $1000 price tag is a little easier to swallow than $2000 for the HDVD 800.

Thanks again!
post #4173 of 19531
HD800 sounds good on Leben. I think HD800 like tubes.
Last nite I listened again 800 with Lehmann BCL, like you said, the treble and bass is dry and shorter, but I still like it. Leben bring slight wet-ness to it.
I post on the other thread, apparently Norah Jones also use Leben CS300. I am happy my favorite singer is using the same amp as mine biggrin.gif
post #4174 of 19531

The HD800s likes a "good amp" she is getting along very well with the GS-X mk2.  No issues at all, that I can tell.  I like detail.  I get tons of it with my rig..

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The HD800s likes a "good amp" she is getting along very well with the GS-X mk2.  No issues at all, that I can tell.  I like detail.  I get tons of it with my rig..

Made me curious how gsx mk ii sounds like. Unfortunately in my place, I can't try first before buying.
post #4177 of 19531
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Hey all, first time poster and I apologize if my question has been covered somewhere else in this thread...

I just ordered my HD 800's and I'm also in the market for a DAC/Amp to use with my MacBook Pro. Potentially a Schiit or maybe Sennheiser's own HDVD 800.

I was wondering if you guys knew of any HD 800 balanced XLR cables. I've seen some third-party ones for ridiculous prices (over $600), and I've also seen that in the UK, some retailers have a listing for a Sennheiser-manufactured one that is "coming soon" (I live in the States.) Here's a link:

http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/sennheiser-hd800-xlr-connecting-cable.html

...Anyway, if you guys have any suggestions for a good after-market balanced cable for the HD 800's, or if you happen to know when this Sennheiser balanced cable will be released (if it's real), I'd really appreciate it!

Also, if you have any suggestions for a good DAC/Amp for the Sennheiser HD 800's (in addition to the ones people have already mentioned), I'd love to hear them.

Lastly, and this DAC/Amp doesn't need an XLR cable, I've been looking at the Woo Audio W7 Fireflies as a contender... Has anyone here had any experience with the Fireflies and HD 800's? It looks (and supposedly sounds) great, and the $1000 price tag is a little easier to swallow than $2000 for the HDVD 800.

Thanks again!

So, Moon audio and 'Q' audio make some good cables. I got my Q French silk for the ergonomics and XLR connection,  Really like it.

Schiit Asgard 2 would be a good SS amp to start out with.  Decware Taboo MKIII and CSP2+ (or the new CSP3+) are good choices.

I have the Asgard 2 and the Taboo, others here like the CSP2+.  I also use the Schiit ubered Bifrost, the Modi might also be a consideration.

The taboo can be had with two 1/4" and two 4 pin XLR connections.

 

If you can I would suggest reading a lot of the reviews and also going to a meet and auditioning the gear.

 

Oh and Welcome to Head-Fi, and sorry about your wallet.  biggrin.gif


Have fun...bigsmile_face.gif

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So, Moon audio and 'Q' audio make some good cables. I got my Q French silk for the ergonomics and XLR connection,  Really like it.
Schiit Asgard 2 would be a good SS amp to start out with.  Decware Taboo MKIII and CSP2+ (or the new CSP3+) are good choices.
I have the Asgard 2 and the Taboo, others here like the CSP2+.  I also use the Schiit ubered Bifrost, the Modi might also be a consideration.
The taboo can be had with two 1/4" and two 4 pin XLR connections.

If you can I would suggest reading a lot of the reviews and also going to a meet and auditioning the gear.

Oh and Welcome to Head-Fi, and sorry about your wallet.  biggrin.gif

Have fun...bigsmile_face.gif

Thanks for the advice and the warm welcome, man! I'll definitely look into those.
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l0l!!!!!

umm sometimes there isn't really much more to be said. anymore would be just redundant or would create more unnecessary questions and confusion.

the +1 is easy and effective to implement into any post and makes for a short and concise yet meaningful response. it also helps the person i'm quoting, their comment gains credibility
There's this thing called the thumbs up button that serves as an outlet for these +1 posts. Use that instead.
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lol no1 uses that or notices it.

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There's this thing called the thumbs up button that serves as an outlet for these +1 posts. Use that instead.

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+1  (l0l0ll0l get it?)

 

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lol no1 uses that or notices it.
I do...
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DG, you silly nilly. I don't think you actually agree on anything (not WA2 related lol). Your "+1" has always secretly referenced your growing post count.

 

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post #4185 of 19531
Anyone tried the hd800 with black or blue dragons?
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