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post #5026 of 19574

Yep-their greatest hits album is probably the easiest for me to leave on in the background without needing to change songs because of some glaring weakness in the recording...same with Brothers in Arms. Street Spirit is just purely mesmerizing on the Senns though-my fave song by far to show of their sound staging and brilliant treble and atmosphere. Brilliant stuff.

 

-Daniel

post #5027 of 19574
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Yep-their greatest hits album is probably the easiest for me to leave on in the background without needing to change songs because of some glaring weakness in the recording...same with Brothers in Arms. Street Spirit is just purely mesmerizing on the Senns though-my fave song by far to show of their sound staging and brilliant treble and atmosphere. Brilliant stuff.

 

-Daniel

In rainbows sounds amazing on T1. That album has great production

post #5028 of 19574
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Every person on this planet needs to listen to Radiohead's Street Spirit (Fade Out) on the HD800s at least once in their life.

-Daniel
Listening to the album now smily_headphones1.gif
post #5029 of 19574
Random but thought it was funny since "radiohead" was mentioned.
post #5030 of 19574

My hd800s arrived today......listening to The Avison Ensemble - Arcangelo Corelli Opus 5 Violin Sonatas....Linn 24-192....huge smile!

 

Cheers!

 

Gus

post #5031 of 19574
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

In rainbows sounds amazing on T1. That album has great production
Even with loads of dynamic compression, Nigel Godrich still managed to produce an excellent sounding album.

Edit: Does anyone know how to get a copy of the uncompressed stems?
post #5032 of 19574
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Originally Posted by Gustav Mahler View Post

My hd800s arrived today......listening to The Avison Ensemble - Arcangelo Corelli Opus 5 Violin Sonatas....Linn 24-192....huge smile!

 

Cheers!

 

Gus

 

You're gonna love going through your Classical library with the HD800's.  Congrats!

post #5033 of 19574
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Even with loads of dynamic compression, Nigel Godrich still managed to produce an excellent sounding album.

Edit: Does anyone know how to get a copy of the uncompressed stems?

what do you mean - the album is compressed? why would they do that, you would think they would try and have the best possible sound, especially with all the money they can afford to spend. it does not sound compressed to me. 

post #5034 of 19574

is compression necessarily a bad thing?

post #5035 of 19574
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is compression necessarily a bad thing?
Depends. If you care about sound quality, compression can be bad.
post #5036 of 19574

Hello happy HD800 owners!

 

IS anyone know Antique sould lab MG head Tube amp ? it seems it's a quite old OTL tube amp but maybe someone tried this amp with a HD800 ? 

 

Precisely that model with OTL/transformer outputs:

 

 

 

 

I found a used one as a decent price (140€) near my home here in France and I'm seriously considering to associate this amp and my HD800. 

post #5037 of 19574
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is compression necessarily a bad thing?

I'm talking about dynamic compression, which is bad. Dynamic compression takes out all dynamic range (loud, soft) and makes everything LOUD. The following two minute video explains this better than I could ever hope to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gmex_4hreQ&pxtry=1

post #5038 of 19574
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

Hello happy HD800 owners!

 

IS anyone know Antique sould lab MG head Tube amp ? it seems it's a quite old OTL tube amp but maybe someone tried this amp with a HD800 ? 

 

Precisely that model with OTL/transformer outputs:

 

 

 

 

I found a used one as a decent price (140€) near my home here in France and I'm seriously considering to associate this amp and my HD800. 

It looks expensive, therefore it ought to sound great! very_evil_smiley.gif

post #5039 of 19574
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Originally Posted by FatmanSize48 View Post

I'm talking about dynamic compression, which is bad. Dynamic compression takes out all dynamic range (loud, soft) and makes everything LOUD. The following two minute video explains this better than I could ever hope to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gmex_4hreQ&pxtry=1

thanks for posting, that explains a lot. why would radiohead opt for that? surely they know there stuff.

post #5040 of 19574
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thanks for posting, that explains a lot. why would radiohead opt for that? surely they know [their] stuff.

They know exactly what is going on. 

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