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post #5866 of 19168

Dream Theater's latest self-titled album is pretty sick. Sound quality is also quite good for a non-audiophile, rock album.

HDtracks currently offers a hi-rez version of this album.

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HD016861760465

post #5867 of 19168
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I will look forward to checking out the other 2 albums . Speaking of well albums that make the HD800 shine , anyone got some recommendations? Maybe an album that could of slipped under the radar.

 

You can listen to everything produced on some jazz labels like ECM ou ACT for example but most of recent Jazz recordings sound perfectly with my HD800.  

post #5868 of 19168

Just got a pair of HD800's locally new! Man, I've always loved these and I finally own them!

post #5869 of 19168
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Just got a pair of HD800's locally new! Man, I've always loved these and I finally own them!

 

nice! I will be joining you soon. 

post #5870 of 19168
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nice! I will be joining you soon. 

Good!

 

Now on to a new amp and DAC to do this thing justice... I will probably wait since the wife isn't the happiest with me currently lol.

post #5871 of 19168
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Good!

 

Now on to a new amp and DAC to do this thing justice... I will probably wait since the wife isn't the happiest with me currently lol.

 

i need a new dac also - my next purchase 

post #5872 of 19168

I posted it "Show us your head-fi station" but here's the current state of my HD800 Desktop rig: 

 

 

 

Old Dacmagic as DAC, Meier Corda Jazz and Antique sound Lab MG Head OTL ( 2XEL84 Mullard + 12AX7 Siemens ) as amps, 4 feet Custom Cable made by a friend. 


Edited by Sorrodje - 10/4/13 at 2:17am
post #5873 of 19168

nice setup

post #5874 of 19168
I have been riding the HD800 train for a while now, but may finally come to a rest. I need some more time to really quarry out the nuances into coherent writing, but the HD800 is more sensitive to source than I previously thought. I've been enjoying both the Reference 7/ Master 7 + Balancing Act (EML Solid Plate 300b's + Mullard ECC35 in the driver seat) very much lately. Peter from Double Helix supplied the balanced cable.

Previously the Zana Deux + Beta was the summit, but the BA dredges out the micro shades a little better and facilitates a wonderful awareness of venue space. I still wouldn't throw on a "loudnes-for-loudness-sake" recording on it, because the HD800 has a way of damning it, but put on some Joni Mitchell or James Taylor and hear them whisper directly into your ears.
Edited by ericfarrell85 - 10/7/13 at 9:17pm
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--snip--

Previously the Zana Deux + Beta was the summit, but the BA dredges out the micro shades a little better and facilitates a wonderful awareness of venue space. I still wouldn't throw on a "loudnes-for-loudness-sake" recording on it, because the HD800 has a way of damning it, but put on some Joni Mitchell or James Taylor and hear them whisper directly into your ears.

Whoa, you freaked me out, I'm listening to some Joni Mitchell as I read this lol.

post #5876 of 19168

Those moments are the nuggets of gold for me. I love it when it feels live.

post #5877 of 19168

Subscribed!

 

I just found a great deal on a almost new HD800 and it is my best headphone yet. I love it and the last week I have been longing to get home from work every day to play with my new toy. Going through my music collection one more time and everything just sounds awesome. 

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Subscribed!

I just found a great deal on a almost new HD800 and it is my best headphone yet. I love it and the last week I have been longing to get home from work every day to play with my new toy. Going through my music collection one more time and everything just sounds awesome. 
Welcome aboard rasmushorn biggrin.gif. Remember me? I sent you a few PMs regarding the iqube portable amplifier.
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Welcome aboard rasmushorn biggrin.gif. Remember me? I sent you a few PMs regarding the iqube portable amplifier.

 

Hehe yes I remember. Reminds me that I think I will try how HD800 pairs with the iQube. I still use the iQube regularly as it pairs very well with my T5p. 

post #5880 of 19168
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Subscribed!

 

I just found a great deal on a almost new HD800 and it is my best headphone yet. I love it and the last week I have been longing to get home from work every day to play with my new toy. Going through my music collection one more time and everything just sounds awesome. 

 

Welcome aboard! . I'm very interested to hear you impressions over the long term about HD800/Meier Concerto Synergy ! 

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