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post #5791 of 19933
I can listen to flat soundstage, but just for short time variation.
But hd800 out of the head experience is really addictive.
post #5792 of 19933
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

I can listen to flat soundstage, but just for short time variation.
But hd800 out of the head experience is really addictive.
+1, I think that's what I love and say "ahhh" every time I use the hd800.
post #5793 of 19933
Try hd800 with movies, you'll say WOW biggrin.gif
The sound layering really helps there.
post #5794 of 19933
But they are rubbish for gaming.
post #5795 of 19933

I beg to differ... I wear them when I'm playing chess. Bit of light Mozart helps me concentrate. 

post #5796 of 19933
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

But they are rubbish for gaming.

 

Pls explain :confused:

post #5797 of 19933

I use mine for gaming and i suspect he means they sound rubbish because of the heavy compression used for most games SFX and music. 

post #5798 of 19933

I got old used pair of #18xx hd800 I bought a few months ago. I previously tried them a few times at bay bloor radio but could never justify the 1600+tax retail. Though my first impression with the large compared to my hd600's always stuck with me. But I never listened to them long enough to really adjust to them. When I got them I couldn't listen to them too long with fatigue. I kept having to take naps for the first week or two if I listened to them for too long, and they bugged my ears abit. I know the phones we well burned in since they were old. So it took my brain over a month, maybe closer to two to really burn in to the hd800, where they don't bother me anymore. It makes me think everyone should give the hd800 a good solid few months before they decide on mods/cables to let their brain adjust.

 

I went to a live show last night, and I kept thinking all night I wish I had my hd800s' since they make vocals and instruments so much easier to separate so you can always understand all the words.

 

I ended up getting a audio-gd 10.32ES2 for my HD800/speakers but only have the stock single ended cable. It was a big upgrade from my audio-gd original compass, which I was in a ignorance is bliss state with. I tried balanced vs single ended with my hd600 with the same cable on the ES2, it's alot louder, and alittle cleaner, but it's not that big of a difference. I'm usually kinda performance per dollar oriented, and looking for a 4pin xlr cable hd800 cable. I don't want to spend that much, since it seems ridiculus to spend close to more then I did on the ES2. So wonder if the stock cable is worth balancing? I've never really done soldering and would probably have to find someone to do it. Or if the is a budget cable someone sells I missed? It's tempting to make my old cable, but I'm probably sure I'd mess it up the first time.

post #5799 of 19933
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

I beg to differ... I wear them when I'm playing chess. Bit of light Mozart helps me concentrate. 


Haha... touché.


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Pls explain confused.gif


The soundstage is absolutely bizarre with three dimensional sound placement. It's impossible to tell from what direction the sounds are supposed to be coming. Worst cans I've ever tried for gaming.



Though I'll give them a second chance with chess!
post #5800 of 19933
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

The soundstage is absolutely bizarre with three dimensional sound placement. It's impossible to tell from what direction the sounds are supposed to be coming. Worst cans I've ever tried for gaming.

Though I'll give them a second chance with chess!

 

Good to know (I don't play any games with decent directional sound, BF3 doesn't count), BTW what do you find works well for FPS gaming headphone?

post #5801 of 19933
880s!
post #5802 of 19933
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

The soundstage is absolutely bizarre with three dimensional sound placement. It's impossible to tell from what direction the sounds are supposed to be coming. Worst cans I've ever tried for gaming.
 

Just curious, were you using it with tube amp?

post #5803 of 19933
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

880s!

 

Awesome, I might have to get a pair for gaming.

post #5804 of 19933

Insanity. The HD800s are simply the best cans ever made for gaming-especially competitive gaming. Others I've tried for gaming are Pro 2900s,  DT880s, DT 990s, T1s, AD2000s, K702s, D2000s, AD700s...nothing comes close. I do REALLY like both the T1s and Pro 2900s for games/movies though.

 

-Daniel

post #5805 of 19933
Daniel, is ad2000 goos for movies? tell me your comment.
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