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post #6616 of 24316
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
 

Well, Since i already own the Schiit Asgard, I will get the HD800 and look for a DAC from there.

I checked that i can get Uber biforst, peechtree Dac-It X, cambridge audio DacMagic plus, Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100, Cambridge Audio Dac Magic, Matrix M_Stage Dac, M2Tech EvoClock, Asus Xonar Essence one plus edition, M2Tech Evo Dac.

 

Those are basicly the ones i can "buy", and I will test the Bifosrt and Peechtree as those I will have the chance to audition.

From the Dacs mentioned, anyone with the HD 800 can tell me if I should be looking for any of them?

Thanks for the answers guys. Seems most of those dacs should be ok for the HD 800. Its gonna be a long wait till I can buy them (3 months moreless), but I am already hyped about it :D.

post #6617 of 24316

yes the WA2 and hd 800 pairing is very good...

post #6618 of 24316
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

That still has nothing to do with gain, what you're touching on has to do with power output of said circuit at a given load. I recommend you do some reading, here's a good start.

Ideally, you want the least amount of gain possible.

Ahhh you are right if course. I was tired. Must have been getting to my head. Yeah gain and sensitivity are related. I'm actually in the process of changing my amp from Unity Gain, it won't drive my T1's. I am going with a 4x because I'll be driving very insensitive K240 Sextetts with the amp, so I'll report back.


My HD800 arrived at my post office and are going to be delivered today biggrin.gif
post #6619 of 24316
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post


Ahhh you are right if course. I was tired. Must have been getting to my head. Yeah gain and sensitivity are related. I'm actually in the process of changing my amp from Unity Gain, it won't drive my T1's. I am going with a 4x because I'll be driving very insensitive K240 Sextetts with the amp, so I'll report back.


My HD800 arrived at my post office and are going to be delivered today biggrin.gif

Hey no worries :) What amp will you be using for the HD-800?

post #6620 of 24316
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Hey no worries smily_headphones1.gif What amp will you be using for the HD-800?
Burson Soloist but my computer crashed this morning and automatic repair didn't work, and neither did system restore, so I might actually need to call Microsoft for once. Last time it took them 6 hours to fix my computer haha
post #6621 of 24316

Been listening to the HD800 today with the WA22 and it is an excellent combination. The Moon Black Dragon is the cable I am using balanced with the hd800. Making guid music.

post #6622 of 24316
The right side of my headband adjustment is a tad loose. It doesn't quite click and lock along the adjustment markers as the left side. I've detached the headband padding to expose the mechanism. There's a small ball that slides over grooves on the metal part of the headband. I've tried pressing down on the small plate that secures the ball but that doesn't increase the pressure. Has anyone had this issue?
post #6623 of 24316
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

Been listening to the HD800 today with the WA22 and it is an excellent combination. The Moon Black Dragon is the cable I am using balanced with the hd800. Making guid music.


+1 100% and I don't have the best tubes either.  ;)

post #6624 of 24316
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

The right side of my headband adjustment is a tad loose. It doesn't quite click and lock along the adjustment markers as the left side. I've detached the headband padding to expose the mechanism. There's a small ball that slides over grooves on the metal part of the headband. I've tried pressing down on the small plate that secures the ball but that doesn't increase the pressure. Has anyone had this issue?

I have the same issue with mine. They don't slide while on my head, but the one side often does if I pick them up by the headband. If you come up with a fix, please let me know. I'm planning to reach out to sennheiser about it sometime soon.
post #6625 of 24316

I actually had to put a mark (sharpie dot) where I need mine to be due to mine moving so easily...

post #6626 of 24316

hello everyone,

                       is anyone using the SQ-84 V2 with the 800's. I listen 90% vinyl and the  sound is very good.

post #6627 of 24316

So is anyone with the $1000+ amps here going to get the Vali to compare? :wink:

post #6628 of 24316
Just ordered the vali. I can compare it with my WA22 on the HD800.
post #6629 of 24316
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Originally Posted by thegunner100 View Post
 

So is anyone with the $1000+ amps here going to get the Vali to compare? :wink:

Y bother? the hype train dictates the Vali will make anything 100x more better-er

 

Seriously though, the HD800's don't require a expensive rig to sound amazing... the Bottlehead Crack, AudioGD 11.32, M-Stage, Little Dot MK1+ and o2 all sound pretty good with them!

post #6630 of 24316

I can compare my Vali against my notes/memory of my ZDSE, WA5LE, Luxman P1u, Bryston BHA-1, and m-Stage primarily. Those are the amps that I am most familiar with in my stable-especially with the HD800s.

 

And let's not turn this into another amp/$$ debate people-it gets old. Bottom line-if you haven't heard the HD800 with certain amps-regardless of cost-put a lid on it. The HD800 is a sonic chameleon in which nobody on Headfi has heard it's ceiling. Even then, that unicorn, proverbial ceiling is subject to, uh, subjective preferences.

 

Moving on: my Vali shipped oday via Priority Mail, and should be here Wednesday. :)

 

-Daniel


Edited by BournePerfect - 11/25/13 at 7:16pm
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