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post #6391 of 25153
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Question to all.... 

 

Has anyone ever driven these loud enough that they get distortions? I've kind of got a bit of OCD at the mo and I keep wacking em up haha, but I've never heard anything other than clarity and control, no matter how loud. 

 

Are these drivers invincible?  

 

They are not invincible and one danger is that they need to play really loud to distort, so the urge might be there to play them too loud. But unlike say the LCD-3s or LCD-X that are rated for 20W, I don't think the HD800s have such a rating from Sennheiser.

post #6392 of 25153
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

 

They are not invincible and one danger is that they need to play really loud to distort, so the urge might be there to play them too loud. But unlike say the LCD-3s or LCD-X that are rated for 20W, I don't think the HD800s have such a rating from Sennheiser.

Yeah I've never had them louder than my ears can cope with, unlike this guy! 

 

post #6393 of 25153
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

I found that he HD800s are too demanding for the WA2 with the 6080s. The TS 5998s or 7236s were really something special with the WA2.

Nice findings. I have a biased 12BH7 in my Crack, with a Bendix 6080 and its pretty darn good, but the CCCS (speedball) and film caps in the PSU make it ultra silent with gobs of reserves on tap. That's the achilles heel of the WA2 IMO --instantaneous power.

post #6394 of 25153

I agree with LugBug: the HD800s are the King of Headphones! (haven't heard Stax). Here's a FEW of the headphones (all properly amped btw)-that I kicked to the curb after hearing what the Senns could do (and it was quite a journey, that one!):

 

HE6

TH900

W3000ANV

T1

LCD 2.2

AD2000

 

Oh, and after reading all the recent defensiveness and insecurity here by the big spenders and the unicorn bearers, I don't know which important lesson from my youth is more apt:

 

a) Don't feed the trolls.

 

               -or-

 

b) Don't squabble with the freshmen.

 

-Daniel

post #6395 of 25153
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Nice findings. I have a biased 12BH7 in my Crack, with a Bendix 6080 and its pretty darn good, but the CCCS (speedball) and film caps in the PSU make it ultra silent with gobs of reserves on tap. That's the achilles heel of the WA2 IMO --instantaneous power.

Not if you give them the 5998 or 7236s...plenty of juice. Heck the WA2 could play my HE-6s better than my WA22 could with those tubes.

post #6396 of 25153

I'm I a troll or a freshmen?  Inquiring minds want to know :biggrin:

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:popcorn:

post #6398 of 25153
Welcome to "Summit Fi."

If you spent less than $5000 for your gear, you are a Freshman. If you challenge someone who spent $5000 or more, you are a Troll.

And yes, it is possible to be a Freshman Troll. rolleyes.gif
post #6399 of 25153

I'll plead the 5th and take my own advice (option b) right now.

 

So, what's everybody's favorite amp they've heard with the HD800 so far? Mine should come as no surprise:

 

ZDSE, although the P1u is definitely a close second.

 

-Daniel

post #6400 of 25153

WA2 for me with TS5998

post #6401 of 25153
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Welcome to "Summit Fi."

If you spent less than $5000 for your gear, you are a Freshman. If you challenge someone who spent $5000 or more, you are a Troll.

And yes, it is possible to be a Freshman Troll. rolleyes.gif

Not sure where the 5k figure came from, but:

I've spent more than 5K-but not on any single piece of gear (yet). :wink_face:

I haven't derailed this thread with mind-numbing HE6 propaganda either-so no trolling here. :wink_face:

 

Still rocking the Crack for your HD800, Bob?

 

-Daniel

post #6402 of 25153
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

I'm I a troll or a freshmen?  Inquiring minds want to know :biggrin:

A trolling freshman.. Perhaps? I kid I kid :D 

 

I think its commendable that you still stand strong with your favorite hp. There are so many peeps chop'n change there minds on this forum. Including myself, I once said I would never sell my beloved LCD2's, as they were perfect for me. But I sold them 6 months after saying that.. I now think the HD800's are perfect for me. It's a very fickle hobby this.  

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I come to school after going to bed last night at around 11, and bam, 96 unread posts... lol

 

I think I'm going to order a pair from Drew and pay the restocking fee. I have to get my hands on a pair of these to compare to my T1 after the recent NYC Meet. I'm dying to demo a pair!

post #6404 of 25153
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

WA2 for me with TS5998

Always wanted to hear that one-but after being slightly disappointed with my WA5LE/HD800 (no offense Frank!! lol)-I'm not sure if I'll try-although I'm inclined to think theirsonics will be quite a bit different. I did like the Woo/Senn, just not nearly as much as my cheaper alternatives, the Zana and Luxman. Even the BHA-1, in some regards, not others.

 

My vote for best budget amp with incredible synergy with the HD800 is still the m-Stage, but I'm excited to try the Vali next week with it as well.

 

-Daniel

post #6405 of 25153
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

A trolling freshman.. Perhaps? I kid I kid :D 

 

Cool - I'll take that.  A trolling freshman.  :biggrin:

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