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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Just got my hd800 - YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

Congrats! Enjoy the ride....

 

:beerchug:

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thanks guys. Time for some bill withers! 

 

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@magiccabbage Welcome to the club! :beerchug:

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Congrats Magic! I think we're all a bit excited for you, its been a long wait ha 

 

I know you've heard them before, but are they as good as you remember? 

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Congrats Magic, please post some impressions when you can pull yourself away from them. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Congrats Magic! I think we're all a bit excited for you, its been a long wait ha 

 

I know you've heard them before, but are they as good as you remember? 

Better! I definitely prefer them to my T1's. They are really surprising me, i thought some of my older albums would sound a bit sharp and harsh like Aretha's "lady soul" or James Browns "hot pants" but they sound amazing. Even some of my old metal albums sound great. I thought the treble would be bad on those but no. I have been listening for 5 hours straight - no fatigue or anything like discomfort. The one album that did sound a bit sharp on the vocal was Melody Gardot's - "my one and only thrill" which is funny because that is the album that i thought would sound warmer. My WA2 with tubes probably help with the treble on older music. 

 

By the way I got a 20% Discount because of the delay in delivery and that was 20% off 879 euro. A great deal for anyone thinking of getting a pair. The site is avclass.nl . I think its down at the moment, hopefully the sale is still on and they dont put the price up when the site comes back online. They are nice people.

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^^^Sweet, always nice when someone does right by their customer.  Congrats...

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Better! I definitely prefer them to my T1's. They are really surprising me, i thought some of my older albums would sound a bit sharp and harsh like Aretha's "lady soul" or James Browns "hot pants" but they sound amazing. Even some of my old metal albums sound great. I thought the treble would be bad on those but no. I have been listening for 5 hours straight - no fatigue or anything like discomfort. The one album that did sound a bit sharp on the vocal was Melody Gardot's - "my one and only thrill" which is funny because that is the album that i thought would sound warmer. My WA2 with tubes probably help with the treble on older music. 

 

By the way I got a 20% Discount because of the delay in delivery and that was 20% off 879 euro. A great deal for anyone thinking of getting a pair. The site is avclass.nl . I think its down at the moment, hopefully the sale is still on and they dont put the price up when the site comes back online. They are nice people.

Sounds like you got a bargain! 

 

Yeah, I'm really not surprised that you aren't finding them fatiguing. It's becoming such an myth with these headphones. I also listen to a lot of old recordings (mainly Jazz) and they never fatigue me. Oh! try some Julian Lage ; See how they perform with a great modern acoustic recording.  

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Sounds like you got a bargain! 

 

Yeah, I'm really not surprised that you aren't finding them fatiguing. It's becoming such an myth with these headphones. I also listen to a lot of old recordings (mainly Jazz) and they never fatigue me. Oh! try some Julian Lage ; See how they perform with a great modern acoustic recording.  

I been there today already. Listened to the whole Gladwell album. Love his version of freight train.... :beerchug:

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I been there today already. Listened to the whole Gladwell album. Love his version of freight train.... :beerchug:

haha should have known you'd have done that album already

 

:beerchug:

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

Congrats! Enjoy the ride....

 

:beerchug:

 

 

+1

 

grats!!

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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

I  am sure that it can be stepped up for sure with better tubes. I am enjoying it with the hd800 and T1 and also th slow impend acne cans. I am waiting for an lCD2 Jack is sending me for them also. I like what I hear though.  Listening to the T1 on the WA 6SE right now. To morrow I will listen to the WA2

 

The LCD-2 with WA6-SE and 596 should be very nice. it was my favorite combo next to the T1/WA2. 

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Congrats on the HD800. If you are willing to try a very well recorded acoustic jazz set which really showcase what the 800 can do, try the new cd by the New Gary Burton Quartet, featuring an all star line up including Julian Lage. This record has superb, accessible music which sound stunning.
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Congrats on the HD800. If you are willing to try a very well recorded acoustic jazz set which really showcase what the 800 can do, try the new cd by the New Gary Burton Quartet, featuring an all star line up including Julian Lage. This record has superb, accessible music which sound stunning.

I have it, its great but i think gladwell is a better album

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here is a good hd800 album - sounds great!!

 

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