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I think the HD800 is great for everything but that's just me smily_headphones1.gif

Not just you. wink.gif

-Daniel

Right there with you too....

post #6107 of 24296
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Agred, electronica is great on the HD800s.

 

I bought this from highresaudio.com:

 

http://www.highresaudio.com/artist.php?abid=102965

 

Pretty orgasmic; electronica produced in 24 bit.  Also loving my rips of great `90s Fluke, Underworld, Squarepusher, NIN, random drum n bass - that Everything But the Girl jungly album Walking Wounded sounds just amazing:  all that detail I never heard before. . . . 

 

HD800s rule Planet Electronica.

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HD800 is the King:D

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Comfort is a big factor for me. For people who listen occasionally for an hour in their listening room on a cd transport it's not an issue but I use my headphones for hours daily on a computer and comfort becomes a huge issue. Real discomfort in headphones don't really show until 3+ hours in. I couldn't stand the he-500 after a few hours. Even the hd650 becomes a bit uncomfortable after 4 hours or so. Hd800 is the only headphone that I've used that does not ever become uncomfortable even after 10+ hours of continuous use.
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I think the HD800 is great for everything but that's just me :)

+1:biggrin:

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I think the only genre that I actually do not prefer using the HD800s are rock and hip-hop. Not that the HD800 does em bad, but because the LCD does those 2 so freakin well.

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I actually prefer the HD800's to the LCD2.2's with well recorded rock & metal.


Edited by nigeljames - 11/4/13 at 3:17pm
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I had the LCD3 and the HD800. After months of going back and forth, I sold the LCD3 and kept the HD800. To me the Senns just flat out sounded better and we're far more comfortable.
Recently I picked up the AKG K712, and for a time preferred them, but I have again gravitated back to the 800's full time.
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Yup I concur! If I can only have one headphone it will be the hd800.

The only negative point is that most amps that are said to pair well with it all costs a bomb!
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Try the Crack!
post #6116 of 24296
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

Yup I concur! If I can only have one headphone it will be the hd800.

The only negative point is that most amps that are said to pair well with it all costs a bomb!

 

Just start with an m-Stage, then save for the big boys. ;)

 

-Daniel

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Try the Crack!

+1 took the words right out of my mouth :)

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Pardon me for my total noobness on soldering but where can I buy a ready made one just to satisfy the curiosity?

I have a very good Svetlana2 with me but I'm wondering how much improvement will I get by going balanced (i.e. Gs x mkii) vs stratus.

Couldn't find the sennheiser balanced amp in Singapore nor is their customer service replying to my email to them.
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Yup I concur! If I can only have one headphone it will be the hd800.

The only negative point is that most amps that are said to pair well with it all costs a bomb!
Yulong A18 with the HD800 has been my favorite amp so far. Especially for electronica!
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Yesterday I picked this up at a tube-maniac shop in Tokyo, totally handmade, hand-wound transformers, 1940 US miltary tubes, 24/192 dac, coax/opt/usb/analogue inputs; highgain/lowgain outs.  Totally silent.  Super powerful.  The HD800s are finally at home . . . 

 

 

Now really keen to try a kit, probably Bottlehead - may just jump in and build the balanced Mainline ! 

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