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post #6136 of 15265
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Originally Posted by BleaK View Post
 

Just got HD800 in and listening to it now! I can't believe people say that this is a bright headphone, it's sound perfectly natural to me!

 

It has the reputation it has for a reason.  It's simply a bright headphone.

 

If you find their sound signature to be natural then congrats on finding the headphone that works for your ears.  In the end that's the main goal.

post #6137 of 15265

Traded a 3-month old AK120 for a 6-month old HD800.

Now hunting for a better amp than the iFi iCAN to drive the HD800 and TH600

 

post #6138 of 15265
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Originally Posted by Rasmus View Post
 

I just looove the looks of my HD 800's! <3 they're so huge and comfy :D

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And they fit like a glove its like getting into a Ferrari!

post #6139 of 15265

Where can I buy HD800 with a serial number over 20000? I'm afraid I will get a returned item in Amazon...

post #6140 of 15265

It won't be a returned item unless you by a 'used' one through the Amazon Warehouse seller. Try Jan at Meir Audio. I bought all three of mine from him-and they all were the newest serial #s at the time...free shipping too and 'probably' at a discount.

 

-Daniel

post #6141 of 15265
Colorware is a good option to get custom coloration and latest serial at normal retail price $1500. When I got mine it was the highest serial I had seen yet. Custom paint job takes 3-4 weeks but is very much worth it as the stock Sennheiser paint tends to flake and the Colorware does not.
post #6142 of 15265

I bought mine from Headamp.com and got it last week. The serial number is 24×××. Pretty happy with this purchase ;-)

post #6143 of 15265
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Originally Posted by Rasmus View Post
 

I just looove the looks of my HD 800's! <3 they're so huge and comfy :D

DSC_0122.jpg

Very cool picture bro! These are truly one of the greatest headphones ever made in my opinion.

 

P.S for those wondering about amazon and getting returned items, just because it is listed as brand new is not often the case with these kinds of products (i.e super high end headphones). The HD800 isn't sealed in the box it comes in, so it can easily be claimed as brand new. Buyers be careful!


Edited by dleblanc343 - 11/6/13 at 8:31pm
post #6144 of 15265
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Originally Posted by Blurpapa View Post

Wow Dopaminer! What a find!

I will be headed to Tokyo soon. Would you be able to share the addresses of a few shops for me to go take a look?

 

Thanks!!

 

John


 

 

Sure John,

 

I really recommend checking this place out, Andix Audio  

 

http://www.andix.co.jp/

 

They`re primarily a tube specialty shop, but they decided to start to make these headphone dac/amps.  They had a table at the Tokyo Headphone show a couple of weeks ago.  The owner, Mr. Ishii actually speaks English well and has several amp options to choose from, and he`s very friendly and open to letting you spend the day there testing everything.  At his suggestion I actually packed my laptop, balanced dac, hd800s and all my cables into his shop and demo`d several of his creations.  Highly recommended.  

 

Andix is easy to find - just remember it`s right across the narrow street from the Akihabara "don quixote" store.  

 

I also visited this cooky shop 

 

http://www.e-kasuga.net/

 

a headfier posted about their headphone amp, which I was also considering until I found the Andix :

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/580785/kasuga-ka-10sh-tube-amp-kit-finished

 

Here are my `800s with the Andix:

 


Edited by Dopaminer - 11/7/13 at 7:01am
post #6145 of 15265

Need some serious help!  

 

The hinge pin on my HD800 left ear cup popped out tonight.  I was able to put it back together along with the spring.  Seems to be working just fine now.  Seems like a weak link since this is the only piece that holds the cup to the headband.  It is still under warranty is this serious enough to send back?

post #6146 of 15265
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post
 

Need some serious help!  

 

The hinge pin on my HD800 left ear cup popped out tonight.  I was able to put it back together along with the spring.  Seems to be working just fine now.  Seems like a weak link since this is the only piece that holds the cup to the headband.  It is still under warranty is this serious enough to send back?

Was this through normal use? No crazy bending? I would look into replacement if it was under normal conditions IMO.

post #6147 of 15265
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Was this through normal use? No crazy bending? I would look into replacement if it was under normal conditions IMO.

Laid it down when I went out of the room, picked it up and the ear cup came off.  Easy to fix, I'm just concerned that it might continue to pop off.  No wear or tear to any of the pieces so unclear why it came off.  Really took me by surprise.  

post #6148 of 15265
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Originally Posted by Dopaminer View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

 

Sure John,

 

I really recommend checking this place out, Andix Audio  

 

http://www.andix.co.jp/

 

They`re primarily a tube specialty shop, but they decided to start to make these headphone dac/amps.  They had a table at the Tokyo Headphone show a couple of weeks ago.  The owner, Mr. Ishii actually speaks English well and has several amp options to choose from, and he`s very friendly and open to letting you spend the day there testing everything.  At his suggestion I actually packed my laptop, balanced dac, hd800s and all my cables into his shop and demo`d several of his creations.  Highly recommended.  

 

Andix is easy to find - just remember it`s right across the narrow street from the Akihabara "don quixote" store.  

 

I also visited this cooky shop 

 

http://www.e-kasuga.net/

 

a headfier posted about their headphone amp, which I was also considering until I found the Andix :

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/580785/kasuga-ka-10sh-tube-amp-kit-finished

 

 

Here are my `800s with the Andix:

 

 

A splendid photo. Perhaps you could also try one with just the glow of the tubes lighting up the HD800s?

post #6149 of 15265

Some people claim HD800 have 'grey' sound, meaning not very colorful.

(please note: I don't mean 'colored', I mean - not very rich in colors, if we compare shades of colors that make them richer to sounds' richness.

 

I also had this impression when I listened to HD800 once. At that time I thought its because the source/amp were not making them justice.

 

Unfortunately I haven't got a chance to audition HD800 since. Do you have the same impression of the 'grey' sound in HD800?

post #6150 of 15265
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post
 

Some people claim HD800 have 'grey' sound, meaning not very colorful.

(please note: I don't mean 'colored', I mean - not very rich in colors, if we compare shades of colors that make them richer to sounds' richness.

 

I also had this impression when I listened to HD800 once. At that time I thought its because the source/amp were not making them justice.

 

Unfortunately I haven't got a chance to audition HD800 since. Do you have the same impression of the 'grey' sound in HD800?

Usual Disclaimer: All IMO.

 

The HD-800s were designed purposefully this way, it's a studio headphone. In a studio environment, you are seeking the best possible "translation" so that if it sounds good on them, it will sound good on virtually anything. They don't want to necessarily push something out with a cherry flavor since cherry wouldn't be compatible, with say, beef. Not the best analogy, but it gets the point across :tongue: 

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