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post #5521 of 25764
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

yeah, i'll be selling WA6-SE and WA2 though.

 

my biggest concern right now is warmth and synergy with the Beyerdynamic T1.

 


What can the WA5-LE give that the WA6-SE and the WA2 couldn't?  And is it that much of an upgrade from your existing amps?

post #5522 of 25764
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Originally Posted by sp3llv3xit View Post
 

 


What can the WA5-LE give that the WA6-SE and the WA2 couldn't?  And is it that much of an upgrade from your existing amps?

 

 

same thing i question about the WA22.

 

the WA2 with T1 is still my favorite and go-to reference system. i feel the WA6-SE still can be a little lacking in some aspects like tonality, smoothness, black background, etc. the WA2 could use a bit more detail and separation, maybe a little more transparency on both amps. 

post #5523 of 25764
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

 

same thing i question about the WA22.

 

the WA2 with T1 is still my favorite and go-to reference system. i feel the WA6-SE still can be a little lacking in some aspects like tonality, smoothness, black background, etc. the WA2 could use a bit more detail and separation, maybe a little more transparency on both amps. 

 

I think the WA5 could surprise you, cant wait to hear your impressions of the GSX MK2. 

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I have the exact same bulge, it's bothered me beyond imagination. I assume when you press it, it pops back out?

 

:D 

 

 

(sorry had to do it)

post #5525 of 25764
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

I have the exact same bulge, it's bothered me beyond imagination. I assume when you press it, it pops back out?


 
biggrin.gif  


(sorry had to do it)
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No problem, it was just beggin for something of that.
post #5526 of 25764

I've just spent the last week listening to nothing but my K701's. 

 

Now listening to my HD800's. 

 

It really makes you appreciate how good the Senn's are when you have a break from them for while. 

 

Does anyone else listen to a lesser headphone for a while in order to really appreciate a better one? 

 

No? Didn't think so. I'm a freak ha :bigsmile_face:

post #5527 of 25764
I do that all the time. Good to mix it up as the rest of my life is one big routine.


I believe I've read the silver mesh is a very fine metal screen material. You'll notice it changes color from your finger oils. You can also push on it and distort it. But you can also go from the inside and smooth it back out. I've done it a few times.
post #5528 of 25764

when away from home a couple of weeks to a couple of months, usually with my shure se530 and sony mdr-1r, coming back to my home rig is a very special moment every time :)

 

however listening to a "lesser" can make me appreciate the lesser can too

 

cos i enjoy the specificity of every good or enjoyable can, cos sometimes in presence of a "better" can i forget the "lesser" can be equally enjoyable in some aspects

 

before i got the hd800 i was very curious about the k701, now i'm even more, especially on my rig

 

is there something that makes you want to listen to the k701 other than just the comeback to hd800 wow awe effect?

post #5529 of 25764
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

I do that all the time. Good to mix it up as the rest of my life is one big routine.


I believe I've read the silver mesh is a very fine metal screen material. You'll notice it changes color from your finger oils. You can also push on it and distort it. But you can also go from the inside and smooth it back out. I've done it a few times.
*I confuse.
post #5530 of 25764

I was replying to the post above mine.  I mix up my headphone choices.  A week with the HD 600s, then maybe the HD 800s, then maybe the HD 595, then maybe the HD 700s.

 

Or the other part?  They were talking about the metal mesh having a bulge.  It can be smoothed over so it's not bulging. 

post #5531 of 25764
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

I was replying to the post above mine.  I mix up my headphone choices.  A week with the HD 600s, then maybe the HD 800s, then maybe the HD 595, then maybe the HD 700s.

Or the other part?  They were talking about the metal mesh having a bulge.  It can be smoothed over so it's not bulging. 
Ah, got it. It was about the mix up choices in hp.
post #5532 of 25764
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

I do that all the time. Good to mix it up as the rest of my life is one big routine.


 

Agreed :) 

 

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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post
 

 

is there something that makes you want to listen to the k701 other than just the comeback to hd800 wow awe effect?

I've always enjoyed the AKG's. 

 

I'll put it into a nutshell..

 

They are a very good headphone if you have a good source and very powerful amp, as they are one of the most hard to please hp's out there. Also, they do have one inherent problem. Look at any freq chart and they have one of the flattest lines going. This is not good, because our ears don't appreciate certain frequencies- flat or not. The major problem is at the 3-4khz range. Most headphones dip at this range. To anyone who owns these or who has dismissed them after a short period please take heed. A simple equalizing can turn them into a very good hp (especially at the price now- I paid approx $150 for my latest pair)

 

But you must remove the annoying peak at 4k otherwise they have a tendency to sound plasticky in the upper midrange. Vocals sound unnatural, brass hurts.. Electric guitar sounds really bad.

 

I use 5 notches (yup that much) down on both 3.5 and 5 khz on foobar equalizer. 

 

If you already own the HD800's you may well be disappointed with the K's. And so you should!! The Senn's are a better hp in every area. And in my opinion the price reflects this realistically. 

 

However, I like what the K's do. They offer a drier sound and bigger soundstage (the original ones) that is very good for piano and chamber music. Also great for ambient/electronic with a little extra bass added. 

 

But as always horses for courses :)

post #5533 of 25764

#21302 checking in!

 

Purchased the HD800 today. Using a Woo WA3 amp. Loving it so far!

 

Some of my fears were unfounded: the sound I'm getting is full in the bass, and not too sharp in the highs, so far at least. A very refined sound. More rich/less analytic than I was expecting.

 

By the way, as I listen to mostly orchestral/classical, my trusty back-up when my main cans are not around is the AKG K701, through the powerful Burson HA160 amp.

 

Also, can anyone recommend how to get the frequency graph on Sennheiser's website? I couldn't find where on the site it was located. Thanks.

post #5534 of 25764
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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post
 

#21302 checking in!

 

Purchased the HD800 today. Using a Woo WA3 amp. Loving it so far!

 

Some of my fears were unfounded: the sound I'm getting is full in the bass, and not too sharp in the highs, so far at least. A very refined sound. More rich/less analytic than I was expecting.

 

By the way, as I listen to mostly orchestral/classical, my trusty back-up when my main cans are not around is the AKG K701, through the powerful Burson HA160 amp.

 

Also, can anyone recommend how to get the frequency graph on Sennheiser's website? I couldn't find where on the site it was located. Thanks.

 

Wow that is very close to my S/N, congrats!! Also you can get the FR graph by just registering your headphones on the Sennheiser's website (the graph request is part of the product registration process).

post #5535 of 25764

Thanks!

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