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As long as you don't use the A18 with in-ear-monitors, it's dead silent

I should add that I prefer to listen at low listening levels... Isnt the A18 too warm for other headphones than HD800 or similar?
Hmm, If you are worried that the amp is overly warm, don't-- you might even find it hard to believe that it's a warm amp.
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Hmm, If you are worried that the amp is overly warm, don't-- you might even find it hard to believe that it's a warm amp.

 

I see you own HE-400... How does the A18 pair with them? I am aware of how HE-400 sound... They are quite a lot of different from HD800 :-)

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Hmm, If you are worried that the amp is overly warm, don't-- you might even find it hard to believe that it's a warm amp.

I see you own HE-400... How does the A18 pair with them? I am aware of how HE-400 sound... They are quite a lot of different from HD800 :-)
The pairing is excellent, the bass is to-die-for. As mentioned in the review, the A18 is a beast--especially with bass, it's not overly done, the quality, texture, and physicality of impact has to be the best I've heard. If you like electronica, this amp should be on top of your list.
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The pairing is excellent, the bass is to-die-for. As mentioned in the review, the A18 is a beast--especially with bass, it's not overly done, the quality, texture, and physicality of impact has to be the best I've heard. If you like electronica, this amp should be on top of your list.

 

Thanks very much... Will see. I can only find the A18 for like 1000USD here in Europe (including shipping and fees) while the Classic would definitely cost me up to 700USD  (probably like 650USD) including all additional costs. That's a significant difference. Classic is a very safe choice on all fronts but I would definitely like to try the A18. But not for as much money. Also hesitating about the V200 but most probably going to skip one because of its soundstaging (unfortunately) =/ Why does it have to be so difficult?


Edited by emertxe - 11/18/13 at 2:10pm
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what is usual price of used Hd800 in very good condition?
somebody offers me 800usd.

what about your opinion when hd 800 is ABed with He-5le?
if Hd 800 is noticeable better, i want to buy.
my macine chain is Uberfrost, or Bdp 105 ,and Lry,

thanks.
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800 is a great price for one in good condition
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what is usual price of used Hd800 in very good condition?
somebody offers me 800usd.

what about your opinion when hd 800 is ABed with He-5le?
if Hd 800 is noticeable better, i want to buy.
my macine chain is Uberfrost, or Bdp 105 ,and Lry,

thanks.

 

Great price!! I'll take if you don't want it. :D

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Great price!! I'll take if you don't want it. :D

Yep, re-furbed ones were going for $1100 weren't they?  That is a good price.


Edited by bearFNF - 11/18/13 at 4:53pm
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Originally Posted by Joong View Post

what is usual price of used Hd800 in very good condition?
somebody offers me 800usd.

what about your opinion when hd 800 is ABed with He-5le?
if Hd 800 is noticeable better, i want to buy.
my macine chain is Uberfrost, or Bdp 105 ,and Lry,

thanks.

very nice price for good condition.

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I would like to add some comments on the V200..................

 

It is a revealing and transparent little amp which does very well with many headphones. The V200 does require quality ahead of it to shine. Things like good power cords and I/Cs. It needs to have its ground and low pass filter lifted internally, and also output matched through it pre-gain settings. it needs to be used with it's volume pot at between 12-3pm. With all this done it scales up very very well!

 

I have used the V200 with my (C)IEMs to the Abyss and cannot fault it at it's price. It is totally void of hiss for IEMs and has enough power for the Abyss. All in all a very versatile amplifier. I have never found the soundstage small on the V200, look elsewhere in the chain............

 

For me I preferred the V800/V200 over the HDVD800 when I auditioned the latter.

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Great price!! I'll take if you don't want it. :D

Hey Matt, have you received the loaner yet? Any impressions so far? 

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^^ Due here tomorrow. f5...f5...f5  :veryevil:

 

Waiting can be painful. 

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^^ Due here tomorrow. f5...f5...f5  :veryevil:

 

Waiting can be painful. 

I always have spare keyboards for these kind of situations :)) .

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The hinge pin popped out of my refurbished HD800 so instead of taking pictures of my earpiece that was off the headband I went instead into complete life saving audio mode and put the pin and the spring back on.  They looked back to normal but the thought it could happen again off warranty scared me. Plus the serial number 8500 clearly dated the HP's as old. So I gave Crutchfield a call and they told me to send them back.  I was reimbursed the full amount and moved on.

 

After a few days I started to miss the HP's and given the speed and ease of returning them to Crutchfield, I bought new ones this time around and with a serial number >25,000 I am feeling my life is more complete.  So I am once again on the HD800 thread, minus an additional $400, and so it goes on Head-Fi.  

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.....and so it goes on Head-Fi.  

Very true....But the music sounds great, Right? :D

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