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post #5941 of 25453
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Nothing that exciting, but there's a partial view here: http://cdn.head-fi.org/3/3c/900x900px-LL-3c7339f7_DSC01264_s.jpeg

Fostex design.

Wow beautiful wood work! Did you do that yourself? I'm using Fostex as well :beerchug:

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Nothing that exciting, but there's a partial view here: http://cdn.head-fi.org/3/3c/900x900px-LL-3c7339f7_DSC01264_s.jpeg
Fostex design.

Yes, very nice looking indeed. Reminds me a little of the Orion.
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Can someone please tell me how much better is hd800 than t1 for soundstage? is it to "unnormal"

The T1 has a really good soundstage, it feels a bit more compact than the hd800. The hd800 jut sounds big, its hard to explain without hearing. when i switched back to the T1 after hearing the hd800 everything just sounded that much smaller. 

 

I wouldn't describe it as "unnormal" it was amazing

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Originally Posted by TristHeadphone View Post
 

Can someone please tell me how much better is hd800 than t1 for soundstage? is it to "unnormal"

The T1 has a really good soundstage, it feels a bit more compact than the hd800. The hd800 jut sounds big, its hard to explain without hearing. when i switched back to the T1 after hearing the hd800 everything just sounded that much smaller. 

 

I wouldn't describe it as "unnormal" it was amazing

+1

post #5945 of 25453
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Can someone please tell me how much better is hd800 than t1 for soundstage? is it to "unnormal"
I'd say the hd800 is the closest headphone that can replicate listening to speakers/monitors in a small room
post #5946 of 25453
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I'd say the hd800 is the closest headphone that can replicate listening to speakers/monitors in a small room

Though I haven't heard these personally (i almost pulled the trigger on them) I would imagine the Jecklin Float QA may hold that crown. They sure are ugly as hell though.

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A bit of a generalization here, but typically tube amps do two things better than SS amps: That is soundstage and dynamics. I can concur that my LG has better dynamics and a wider soundstage with the HD800. 

 

Soundstage maybe, but that's very subjective, but dynamics sorry that is just wrong.

 

The most important thing for dynamics is power supply IMO. It's nothing to do with SS vs Tube.

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A bit of a generalization here, but typically tube amps do two things better than SS amps: That is soundstage and dynamics. I can concur that my LG has better dynamics and a wider soundstage with the HD800. 

 

Soundstage maybe, but that's very subjective, but dynamics sorry that is just wrong.

 

The most important thing for dynamics is power supply IMO. It's nothing to do with SS vs Tube.

Interesting, I never knew that. 

 

With the 2, I always thought that ss amps were better in dynamics over tubes. Are you referring to the internal power supply of the amp?


Edited by DarKen23 - 10/14/13 at 3:54am
post #5949 of 25453
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

Interesting, I never knew that. 

 

With the 2, I always thought that ss amps were better in dynamics over tubes. Are you referring to the internal power supply of the amp?

 

Yes, in my experience the better the power supply the better the dynamics,everything else being equal of course.

post #5950 of 25453
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

Interesting, I never knew that. 

 

With the 2, I always thought that ss amps were better in dynamics over tubes. Are you referring to the internal power supply of the amp?

 

Yes, in my experience the better the power supply the better the dynamics,everything else being equal of course.

Thank you for that information. I never knew that. :beerchug:

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Damn it, I got work in 3.5 hours. Curse these HD800s. They've kept me up at night since day one :o

post #5952 of 25453
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Yes, in my experience the better the power supply the better the dynamics,everything else being equal of course.
Everything else being equal? I am not sure sure how you can compare tube and ss amp then. Based on my experience with Audio-gd Master 8 and Decware Mini Torii which are of similar price range, my HE-6 sounded more dynamic and musical and has a more 3-D soundstage with the Mini Torii tube amp. I thought the power supply of Master 8 should be one of its strongest point, so sorry, I agree with Greed more about tube vs ss amp.
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Originally Posted by TristHeadphone View Post

Can someone please tell me how much better is hd800 than t1 for soundstage? is it to "unnormal"
I'd say the hd800 is the closest headphone that can replicate listening to speakers/monitors in a small room

+1

post #5954 of 25453
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Everything else being equal? I am not sure sure how you can compare tube and ss amp then. Based on my experience with Audio-gd Master 8 and Decware Mini Torii which are of similar price range, my HE-6 sounded more dynamic and musical and has a more 3-D soundstage with the Mini Torii tube amp. I thought the power supply of Master 8 should be one of its strongest point, so sorry, I agree with Greed more about tube vs ss amp.

 

Well my Master-6 was more dynamic than the Woo6 SE, Woo22, Taboo (Mk2 I think) and Raptor amps with the LCD2.2's, HE6's and HD800's and neither of these amps were actually lacking in dynamics,

So if Tube amps are more dynamic than SS then how did that happen?

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My ZDSE was the most dynamic amp I've ever owned-which includes a long list of ss amps, including the Master 8, Bryston, and MJ to name a few.  I get the feeling some people confuse dynamics with 'hard-hitting, impactful'-rather than the actual dynamic swings of extremely low volume pianissimo to say triple forte-without losing sight of microdynamics all the while. Nothing has yet come close to my ZDSE in this regard-now whether that's tubes vs. ss I couldn't tell you.

 

-Daniel

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