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post #5656 of 14008
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Thanks:)

 

Sounds like you've got the perfect job! But I'm sure your wallet would disagree ;)

 

Keep us informed how you get on with both of those headphones, I nearly went for the T1's but new I had to try the HD800's first. I really liked the dt880's when I had them though.  

 

I have found them to be different, but not better than one another...

 
It really comes down to both being all rounder's but having a different signature within each; 

What i find different most is the T1 seperate the instruments and vocal's more as it feels like the singer is centre and you can clearly feel the gap between them and the instruments around.
 
While the HD800 is more 'full' with having great seperation - but moreso feels like they are still joined together and not having any of the gaps - I suppose you would call this airyness?
 
Both are going great with the WA6 though - loving it! :)
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So here is something some of you may find interesting.  I live in Tokyo, and Amazon Japan yesterday had one-only, new, 24xxxxx HD800 for 117,000 yen or roughly $1,100 USD.   I have been ready to pull the trigger, at much higher prices than this, on the HD800 for the past two weeks and so I snapped it up on spot.  From my shakey Japanese reading ability I understood that the reason for the discount (from 160,000 yen)  was that the box was somehow damaged and this information included a lengthy promise of it not impacting the headphones at all. After I purchased, they contacted me with these pictures, just to confirm that I was really, really okay with the damaged packaging: 
 

 

 

 

 

They are arriving on Saturday, in about 36 hours so I`ll know then if I am as lucky as I think I may be . . 

post #5658 of 14008

Looks like you found yourself a heck of a deal! Congrats.

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by Dopaminer View Post
 

So here is something some of you may find interesting.  I live in Tokyo, and Amazon Japan yesterday had one-only, new, 24xxxxx HD800 for 117,000 yen or roughly $1,100 USD.   I have been ready to pull the trigger, at much higher prices than this, on the HD800 for the past two weeks and so I snapped it up on spot.  From my shakey Japanese reading ability I understood that the reason for the discount (from 160,000 yen)  was that the box was somehow damaged and this information included a lengthy promise of it not impacting the headphones at all. After I purchased, they contacted me with these pictures, just to confirm that I was really, really okay with the damaged packaging: 
 

 

They are arriving on Saturday, in about 36 hours so I`ll know then if I am as lucky as I think I may be . . 

There's no way on earth I'd accept a box in that kind of state. 

:D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congrats!!

post #5660 of 14008
^^
LOL
post #5661 of 14008
Just hope the phones are in the box...tongue_smile.gif
post #5662 of 14008
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I have found them to be different, but not better than one another...
 
It really comes down to both being all rounder's but having a different signature within each; 


What i find different most is the T1 seperate the instruments and vocal's more as it feels like the singer is centre and you can clearly feel the gap between them and the instruments around.
 
While the HD800 is more 'full' with having great seperation - but moreso feels like they are still joined together and not having any of the gaps - I suppose you would call this airyness?
 
Both are going great with the WA6 though - loving it! smily_headphones1.gif
I do prefer the HD600 out of the WA6(no matter whether I use the Sophia Princess or the Emission Labs rectifier).
The HD800 sounds "out of this world" from my vintage Pioneer.
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Originally Posted by Revogamer View Post

I have found them to be different, but not better than one another...
 
It really comes down to both being all rounder's but having a different signature within each; 


What i find different most is the T1 seperate the instruments and vocal's more as it feels like the singer is centre and you can clearly feel the gap between them and the instruments around.
 
While the HD800 is more 'full' with having great seperation - but moreso feels like they are still joined together and not having any of the gaps - I suppose you would call this airyness?
 
Both are going great with the WA6 though - loving it! smily_headphones1.gif
I do prefer the HD600 out of the WA6(no matter whether I use the Sophia Princess or the Emission Labs rectifier).
The HD800 sounds "out of this world" from my vintage Pioneer.
Which pioneer model are you using? Have you heard the Marantz 2226? Opinions that that Marantz?
post #5664 of 14008
I use the Pioneer SX 1010 and it transforms the HD800....ah,well,however you want to put it,it is just a really good synergy and the WA6 pales in comparison.
Also,the Pioneer has excellent tone controls.
post #5665 of 14008
Those rs1 look really sweet!!!
post #5666 of 14008
Those are actually some Symphones Magnums built by an Austrian HeadFier named stratocaster.Really great sounding headphones!
post #5667 of 14008
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I use the Pioneer SX 1010 and it transforms the HD800....ah,well,however you want to put it,it is just a really good synergy and the WA6 pales in comparison.
 

Nice to see some love for good ole vintage amps. 

 

 

 

This is my latest Pioneer. It sounds very good to me :)

 

(apologies if you've already seen these pics on another thread)

post #5668 of 14008
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Nice to see some love for good ole vintage amps. 

 

 

 

This is my latest Pioneer. It sounds very good to me :)

 

(apologies if you've already seen these pics on another thread)

 

I have a chance of buying the same amp - impressions?

post #5669 of 14008
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I have a chance of buying the same amp - impressions?

 

A very bold sound. But not without detail or balance. A lot of depth, earthy sounding. Treble is rich without nearing any kind of harshness. This is of course with the HD800's plugged in. Its a late 70's Pioneer when they were at their best. I'm not going to try and convince you that it will sound better than a high end hp amp because I'm sure that it won't. But I'd confidently let it compete with anything under $1000. 

 

Most important... The SQ will depend on how good the insides still are :)

 

Don't pay any-more than $150 (usd) I paid £60 for her above. I spent a lot of time cleaning her up but that's all part of the fun. 

 

 

 

post #5670 of 14008
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Nice to see some love for good ole vintage amps. 

Not quite vintage yet, almost 10 years since it came out though. It has that nice vintage look however. I'm currently using it to power my HE-6 until I finish my DIY First Watt F5 :D

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