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post #5761 of 14200
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Originally Posted by sp3llv3xit View Post



Here are my TWO charts.  I wanted to ascertain that the chart Sennheiser sent me wasn't a random and arbitrary graph that they manufacture just to satisfy HD800 owners' curiosity.  So, I registered my HD800 with both the Sennheiser Asia and Sennheiser USA websites and requested from both a separate certificate.

 





[From the Sennheiser USA website]

 






[From the Sennheiser Asia website]
Thank you for that smily_headphones1.gif. I never thought that "maybe" it could just be a random graph.
post #5762 of 14200

Anyone know where we can get the Furutech / ADL iHP-35Hx Cables in North America?

post #5763 of 14200
Guys just like I promised, I received my hd 800 today. Serial number 24***, box is the same as the old ones. I'll try to get my hands on the 25*** soon.
post #5764 of 14200
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Originally Posted by sp3llv3xit View Post



Here are my TWO charts.  I wanted to ascertain that the chart Sennheiser sent me wasn't a random and arbitrary graph that they manufacture just to satisfy HD800 owners' curiosity.  So, I registered my HD800 with both the Sennheiser Asia and Sennheiser USA websites and requested from both a separate certificate.

 





[From the Sennheiser USA website]

 






[From the Sennheiser Asia website]
post #5765 of 14200

Glad to see high praise for the Black Dragon cable. I actually have one shipping to me from a member here. Thought it would be a good investment. Going to be my LAST UPGRADE (caps for emphasis to myself) for a while. I binged crazy hard in a week's time. Never again.... (my wallet hopes)


Edited by Stoids - 9/24/13 at 6:00pm
post #5766 of 14200
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

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.

 

Tone controls...........

 

post #5767 of 14200
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

Are those the Furutech connectors?

 

-Daniel

 

edit: Looking at Moon's site, it doesn't look like there's a 4-pin Furutech option. :confused:

 

Yes; it`s a screenshot from the Furutech homepage.  And I couldn`t find any 4-pin version on either their English or Japanese websites, which is disappointing.  I`m thinking about just buying these connectors and converting the cable I have.  Is this possible?  Just cut the 1/4 inch plug off and rewire the L and R wires to the dual-3 pin XLRs ?????

post #5768 of 14200
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Originally Posted by Dopaminer View Post
 

 

Yes; it`s a screenshot from the Furutech homepage.  And I couldn`t find any 4-pin version on either their English or Japanese websites, which is disappointing.  I`m thinking about just buying these connectors and converting the cable I have.  Is this possible?  Just cut the 1/4 inch plug off and rewire the L and R wires to the dual-3 pin XLRs ?????

 

that's because the 4pin xlr connectors with carbon fiber and rhodium plating don't exist. 4pin xlr is not really a standard and only used by some high end headphone equipment, so its much harder to find connectors for them. i think neutrik is the only one who makes them if im not mistaken.

post #5769 of 14200
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Originally Posted by jsgraha View Post


I think it's something that you have to try for yourself.
My suggestion is to try to listen on different time of the day.
If there's different experience, then you might go down the road finding power conditioner.

And also, try to remove all wallwart (iphone charger, other phone charger etc) from your house when listening. I found this effect on listening hd800 as the noise from wallwart really bother me even it's from my daughter bedroom (maybe different noise on different location of the world, I don't know for sure). But worth a try.

Hope it help.

 

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Im using a APC H10. Imo, power management is something you should seriously consider if you've got spikes and sags. I have electrical issues in my home-particularly my room, lights shutting on and off on its own as well as other phenomenons. The APC H10 is a line conditioner as well as a voltage regulator and it does a fantastic job given those mysterious problems vanished. Its gives you peace of mind knowing that your investments are protected and fed a clean consistent power. As for SQ, it provided a better blackground, you wont get mind blowing improvements.

 

 

 

Thanks for your thoughts. I'm thinking right now the next upgrade I should do for the HD800 is my amp-- I've been happy with the Woo WA3, but by all accounts an amp upgrade would let the Senns show more of what they can do. Among other options, I'm thinking of the WA2...

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Yes WA2 looks awesome.  I really want to go fully balanced; the Vioelectric looks great with 3-pin XLR inputs and 4-pin headphone output.  WA22 is more than I want to spend, I think (though that may change)  Is anyone running their HD800s through an approx. $1K fully balanced tube amp ???   

Also, regarding the Furutech XLR 3-pin carbon fiber connectors, the price for the set of 4 ( males and females, to make a 1/4 adaptor) is around $300 here in Tokyo, which is crazy because the XLR cable set from Furutech is also around 300 buck here.  And then I found this:

 

post #5771 of 14200
Arc, for what it's worth, my descending order of preference for the WA2 is : T1 > D7K > W3K > HD800 ( yes, we have the same collection of cans tongue.gif)
post #5772 of 14200

Nice looking 4 pin XLR's are hard to come by - I think it's only the Neutrik range.  

post #5773 of 14200
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

Arc, for what it's worth, my descending order of preference for the WA2 is : T1 > D7K > W3K > HD800 ( yes, we have the same collection of cans tongue.gif)

 

Hmm, interesting. (Good taste btw ;-)) How do you find the HD800 comes up short with the WA2 compared to the other cans? Thanks. (Also good to know the D7K and W3K can work with the amp).

post #5774 of 14200
I mean, objectively it sounds really good - they are both quality pieces of kit. But the WA2 doesn't play to the strengths of the Senns to the same extent as the others.

Sorry for the short answer - gotta get the kids into bed.
post #5775 of 14200
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

I mean, objectively it sounds really good - they are both quality pieces of kit. But the WA2 doesn't play to the strengths of the Senns to the same extent as the others.

Sorry for the short answer - gotta get the kids into bed.

 

Gotcha.

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