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post #5491 of 13526
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Well it certainly sounds like the WA2 is the culprit IMO.
I'm reluctant to jump to that conclusion as I've yet to change the cables and from my past experience with other headphones the wa2 has no problem with static. Perhaps I should change cables? Either way there's no cheap solution when it comes to the senns though.
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Originally Posted by MelvinV View Post

My cable went bad, and apparently it's too hard for Sennheiser to also check the cable when you send it in for repairs.
Check it with some other output first I guess, if there is no static there then the cable is the culprit.
It's the same case for me when I first send in suspected of cable problem back in June. It seems difficult for them to detect faults on cable. Is yours fixed now?
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Got a Luxman P1u arriving hopefully this weekend or early next week. I'll be comparing it to the WA5-LE for the most part-along with a ton of ZDSE notes. Also have another Eximus arriving tomorrow to help even out my impressions-seeing as that's the dac I used 90% of the time with the ZDSE.

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

Got a Luxman P1u arriving hopefully this weekend or early next week. I'll be comparing it to the WA5-LE for the most part-along with a ton of ZDSE notes. Also have another Eximus arriving tomorrow to help even out my impressions-seeing as that's the dac I used 90% of the time with the ZDSE.

 

-Daniel

 

Next on Head-Fi Reality TV......:D

 

:popcorn:

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So when will your 2A3x4 join the party? Seems some serious comparison review is on the road, yay~
post #5496 of 13526
wow new amp already?
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The Leviathan is still roughly 2-3 months out. As lovely as the WA5-LE is-it isn't really doing it for me soundwise. I do have an Eximus (3rd one lol) arriving tomorrow, should be interesting to see how that pairs with the Woo-my v800 has been excellent in the interim. I've honestly wanted this Luxman for a long while-but they rarely come up used. It's possibly the best ss amp one can get for the HD800-and that is my hope that it will work as an end game ss in that regard. The guy I bought it from prefers it with his HD800 more than the GSX, which isn't surprising, really. Supposed to be fantastic synergy there-can't wait to see how it shakes out.

 

On a somewhat ironic side note-I'm more of a black electronics fan myself-but the Woo, Eximus, and Luxman are all silver and are the best looking components I've owned (judging from P1u pics). Funny that.

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

The Leviathan is still roughly 2-3 months out. As lovely as the WA5-LE is-it isn't really doing it for me soundwise. I do have an Eximus (3rd one lol) arriving tomorrow, should be interesting to see how that pairs with the Woo-my v800 has been excellent in the interim. I've honestly wanted this Luxman for a long while-but they rarely come up used. It's possibly the best ss amp one can get for the HD800-and that is my hope that it will work as an end game ss in that regard. The guy I bought it from prefers it with his HD800 more than the GSX, which isn't surprising, really. Supposed to be fantastic synergy there-can't wait to see how it shakes out.

 

On a somewhat ironic side note-I'm more of a black electronics fan myself-but the Woo, Eximus, and Luxman are all silver and are the best looking components I've owned (judging from P1u pics). Funny that.

 

-Daniel

 

what luxman amp?

post #5499 of 13526
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

The Leviathan is still roughly 2-3 months out. As lovely as the WA5-LE is-it isn't really doing it for me soundwise. I do have an Eximus (3rd one lol) arriving tomorrow, should be interesting to see how that pairs with the Woo-my v800 has been excellent in the interim. I've honestly wanted this Luxman for a long while-but they rarely come up used. It's possibly the best ss amp one can get for the HD800-and that is my hope that it will work as an end game ss in that regard. The guy I bought it from prefers it with his HD800 more than the GSX, which isn't surprising, really. Supposed to be fantastic synergy there-can't wait to see how it shakes out.

On a somewhat ironic side note-I'm more of a black electronics fan myself-but the Woo, Eximus, and Luxman are all silver and are the best looking components I've owned (judging from P1u pics). Funny that.

-Daniel
The fact that you were able to find a used P1u is rare. The pairing with the HD800 should be excellent. Congrats Dan.
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

 
The Leviathan is still roughly 2-3 months out. As lovely as the WA5-LE is-it isn't really doing it for me soundwise. I do have an Eximus (3rd one lol) arriving tomorrow, should be interesting to see how that pairs with the Woo-my v800 has been excellent in the interim. I've honestly wanted this Luxman for a long while-but they rarely come up used. It's possibly the best ss amp one can get for the HD800-and that is my hope that it will work as an end game ss in that regard. The guy I bought it from prefers it with his HD800 more than the GSX, which isn't surprising, really. Supposed to be fantastic synergy there-can't wait to see how it shakes out.

On a somewhat ironic side note-I'm more of a black electronics fan myself-but the Woo, Eximus, and Luxman are all silver and are the best looking components I've owned (judging from P1u pics). Funny that.

-Daniel

what luxman amp?
Luxman P1u
post #5501 of 13526
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Originally Posted by helljudgement View Post


It's the same case for me when I first send in suspected of cable problem back in June. It seems difficult for them to detect faults on cable. Is yours fixed now?

I went to my HD 800 dealer and they gave me a new cable. Probably because repairing a cable costs way more money then a new one, probably €150 profit on that €180 cable lol.

So far everything is perfect again, and I still have the old cable (it probably broke at the Y-split internally) which I may use for DIY some time.

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Originally Posted by helljudgement View Post


I'm reluctant to jump to that conclusion as I've yet to change the cables and from my past experience with other headphones the wa2 has no problem with static. Perhaps I should change cables? Either way there's no cheap solution when it comes to the senns though.

 

The Senns are very sensitive and will show the noise floor of certain amps, or the microphonics of tubes. Not saying that the WA2 is to blame, but seems a bit strange that you've had the drivers changed and you are still getting noise. Have you tried different tubes? As I would attribute a static noise as coming from an amp not the headphones. Also, tubes make a static noise when they are either failing or settling in. And some tubes are just noisy! 

Good luck though my friend, I've been in a similar situation and couldn't pin it down. Noise with the HD800's but not with other headphones.. :confused_face:  I just put it down to sensitivity. 

post #5503 of 13526
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

The Leviathan is still roughly 2-3 months out. As lovely as the WA5-LE is-it isn't really doing it for me soundwise. I do have an Eximus (3rd one lol) arriving tomorrow, should be interesting to see how that pairs with the Woo-my v800 has been excellent in the interim. I've honestly wanted this Luxman for a long while-but they rarely come up used. It's possibly the best ss amp one can get for the HD800-and that is my hope that it will work as an end game ss in that regard. The guy I bought it from prefers it with his HD800 more than the GSX, which isn't surprising, really. Supposed to be fantastic synergy there-can't wait to see how it shakes out.

 

On a somewhat ironic side note-I'm more of a black electronics fan myself-but the Woo, Eximus, and Luxman are all silver and are the best looking components I've owned (judging from P1u pics). Funny that.

 

-Daniel

Daniel, you have issues.  :wink_face:

post #5504 of 13526
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

 

The Senns are very sensitive and will show the noise floor of certain amps, or the microphonics of tubes. Not saying that the WA2 is to blame, but seems a bit strange that you've had the drivers changed and you are still getting noise. Have you tried different tubes? As I would attribute a static noise as coming from an amp not the headphones. Also, tubes make a static noise when they are either failing or settling in. And some tubes are just noisy! 

Good luck though my friend, I've been in a similar situation and couldn't pin it down. Noise with the HD800's but not with other headphones.. :confused_face:  I just put it down to sensitivity. 

 

I second this opinion. To blow a transducer you have to put too much current through it for long enough for it to overheat and burn through the insulation of the coils. I don't think you could play music loud enough to do that without going deaf. But the other possibility is that you could have DC flowing through it and that's barely audible as all you can hear is the imperfections in current stabilisation. That may happen if you have a faulty capacitor within the amp circuits. 

I'd get that amp checked. If that's too hard/costly to arrange then at least check the headphone output with a multimeter - that's a $10 investment.

post #5505 of 13526

when i had stock tubes in my WA2 i could hear some noise but only when the amp was turned up near 2 o'clock. I upgraded the tubes a while back and the noise dropped off completely. I was not expecting this to happen because i thought that high gain tubes would mean slightly more noise but i was wrong to assume that. If i have no music playing and turn the volume up to its fullest there is only the slightest hum. I also bought the T1's so i think maybe they have less noise than what i was using before -HD650. 

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