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post #5611 of 19498
Out of interest is there much variation between the graphs of different HD800's?
post #5612 of 19498

Just received the first two of three new toys -- the HD800s and Bifrost. 

 

The WA6-SE comes in Friday. I knew I couldn't judge the HD800s fully until I got the Woo, but there's no way I wasn't going to plug it into my O2 amp and try. At first it was a bit of shock to my ears -- I wasn't sure what to think about it. It wasn't necessarily bad; it was just an entirely different sonic experience than the HD600s. I gave my ears a break and enjoyed the new Bifrost through my existing HD600  system. It sounded fantastic. 

 

After enjoying the 600s, I decided to go back to the 800s. I went straight to music I had heard a million times, and the break made the difference. Although I can still see the limitations of the O2, it still shows off the incredible attributes of the 800s. The biggest thing is imaging. I didn't even know what that word really meant until spending a few hours with the 800s. It's overwhelming to listen to your favorite music and get such a powerfully unique experience -- almost like the first time again. 

 

I'll limit slobbering praise until some more time. 

 

Can't wait for the Woo on Friday. 

post #5613 of 19498
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Originally Posted by Stoids View Post
 

Just received the first two of three new toys -- the HD800s and Bifrost. 

 

The WA6-SE comes in Friday. I knew I couldn't judge the HD800s fully until I got the Woo, but there's no way I wasn't going to plug it into my O2 amp and try. At first it was a bit of shock to my ears -- I wasn't sure what to think about it. It wasn't necessarily bad; it was just an entirely different sonic experience than the HD600s. I gave my ears a break and enjoyed the new Bifrost through my existing HD600  system. It sounded fantastic. 

 

After enjoying the 600s, I decided to go back to the 800s. I went straight to music I had heard a million times, and the break made the difference. Although I can still see the limitations of the O2, it still shows off the incredible attributes of the 800s. The biggest thing is imaging. I didn't even know what that word really meant until spending a few hours with the 800s. It's overwhelming to listen to your favorite music and get such a powerfully unique experience -- almost like the first time again. 

 

I'll limit slobbering praise until some more time. 

 

Can't wait for the Woo on Friday. 

 

it does take some time getting used to the hd800 sound. when i went from the hd650 to the 800 it took me a week or so to starting liking the 800

post #5614 of 19498
The O2 is a fine amp, especially for the price. The tone and texture is very good as is sense of space. The problem I had with it was dynamic contrast was shallow and it sounded a bit tight at times. I wouldn't expect a great deal of improvement with the WA6SE, except the dynamics should be much improved.
post #5615 of 19498
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

The O2 is a fine amp, especially for the price. The tone and texture is very good as is sense of space. The problem I had with it was dynamic contrast was shallow and it sounded a bit tight at times. I wouldn't expect a great deal of improvement with the WA6SE, except the dynamics should be much improved.

 

Indeed it is a great amp. It certainly serves the purpose of clearly presenting the music and acting as gain on a wire. I expect the Woo to smooth out things more than change the already incredible sound of the 800s. 

post #5616 of 19498
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

just for the cronicless
looks nice, sounds even better

received it from sennheiser today

you can request it trough the product registration form, takes a couple of days to get it

http://en-de.sennheiser.com/service-support/services/register-your-product

type hd800 into the form text field, or any  other product name or part number you want to register

you need to check "Yes, please send me the frequency response certificate for my HD 800. "

cheers


Thank you for this! I've had mine for 3 weeks now and forgot to request a chart. I know you said a few days but do you recall the exact number of days till you got the chart, 2-3? Thanks again.
Edited by DarKen23 - 9/17/13 at 8:35pm
post #5617 of 19498
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

Out of interest is there much variation between the graphs of different HD800's?

 

There should be minute differences.  We can do a chart comparison when I receive mine.

post #5618 of 19498
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post


I hear that. After seeing your all-black ZD I decided that was the one for me as well.

(Though I prefer my silver Woo to the black ones I've seen.)


But ya... champagne is um nice too.

biggrin.gif

 

post #5619 of 19498
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

I hear that. After seeing your all-black ZD I decided that was the one for me as well.


(Though I prefer my silver Woo to the black ones I've seen.)



But ya... champagne is um nice too.

biggrin.gif


SEX is the only word I can think of..
post #5620 of 19498
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Originally Posted by Sanlitun View Post
 

Got my chart today. Shows a bit of a rise around 6k which is probably why I am having issues with mine:

 

 

oh Just received mine today morning :

 

 

 

Very different indeed. Can we consider these charts as very reliable ? 

post #5621 of 19498
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

oh Just received mine today morning :

 

 

 

Very different indeed. Can we consider these charts as very reliable ? 



And here is mine.

post #5622 of 19498
Not very different at all, actually. Compare these to tests of Beyerdynamic headphones and the HD800s would look practically identical.
post #5623 of 19498
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


Thank you for this! I've had mine for 3 weeks now and forgot to request a chart. I know you said a few days but do you recall the exact number of days till you got the chart, 2-3? Thanks again.

 

mine came after 1&1/2 working day saturday to thursday

 

i auditioned a brighter pair than the one i got, at least from what i remember, and kinda at first liked it more, probably cos my violectric stack is on the worm side, or maybe it was the one fantastrillion dollar rca interconnection cable thay had at the dealers store :confused::wink_face: 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Not very different at all, actually. Compare these to tests of Beyerdynamic headphones and the HD800s would look practically identical.

like they should :cool: 


Edited by roskodan - 9/17/13 at 11:53pm
post #5624 of 19498
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

Thank you for this! I've had mine for 3 weeks now and forgot to request a chart. I know you said a few days but do you recall the exact number of days till you got the chart, 2-3? Thanks again.

mine came after 1&1/2 working day saturday to thursday

i auditioned a brighter pair than the one i got, at least from what i remember, and kinda at first liked it more, probably cos my violectric stack is on the worm side, or maybe it was the one fantastrillion dollar rca interconnection cable thay had at the dealers store confused.gifwink_face.gif  
Actually I just received it. Lol rather fast, took about 3-4 hours? I'll post it as soon as I learn how to download the PDF file on this friggin iPhone biggrin.gif
post #5625 of 19498
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Not very different at all, actually. Compare these to tests of Beyerdynamic headphones and the HD800s would look practically identical.

 

Yes not VERY different indeed . only one or two db here or there but from what I experienced my hd800 si very sensitive to eq. and my ears are very sensitve to any differences in 3-8Khz FR . so One or two db diffrence in this area should produce obvious sonic differences?  6Khz peak in Sanlitun's graph seems to be more pronouced than on mine. 
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