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post #6901 of 19966
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Palmfish buddy, I'm gutted for you. I really hope you continue to contribute to this thread, as you have a lot of experience with the HD800's. Your posts are always intelligent, worthwhile and often very funny. You are a valued member of the team! 

 

 

 

 

This is what my face is like right now.

 

Thanks LugBug, you made me laugh... :D

post #6902 of 19966

I'm the new owner of the HD800.  It just arrived today from Amazon.   I also ordered the He500 and its coming this week.  I'm in the trial period with the Lyr (in possession) + Bifrost Uber (coming friday.)   I may keep both headphones He500 and HD800 if I really like both of them. Can you guys help me with advices on what I should do?  Amps, DAC, Etc... Thanks

 

I'm using the Fiio E17 line out LOD + Lyr  and the sound on the HD800 is very good so far.   I tried the HD800 with the E17 & E09K but the sound was very bad.  The Bifrost Uber should be here friday.  I can't wait.


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post #6903 of 19966
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Originally Posted by Chinafbi View Post
 

I'm the new owner of the HD800.  It just arrived today from Amazon.   I also ordered the He500 and its coming this week.  I'm in the trial period with the Lyr + Bifrost Uber.   I may keep both headphones He500 and HD800 if I really like both of them. Can you guys help me with advices on what I should do?  Amps, DAC, Etc... Thanks

1) Read the Lyr thread for tube recommendations.

2) Look into HE-500 "Jerg" modifications.

3) Welcome to the club!

post #6904 of 19966
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

1) Read the Lyr thread for tube recommendations.

2) Look into HE-500 "Jerg" modifications.

3) Welcome to the club!

 

Should I keep the Lyr or are there better amps?  I don't want to spend too much money.  I don't care if its tube or ss.  As long as the sound is great.

post #6905 of 19966
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1) Read the Lyr thread for tube recommendations.
2) Look into HE-500 "Jerg" modifications.
3) Welcome to the club!

Should I keep the Lyr or are there better amps?  I don't want to spend too much money.  I don't care if its tube or ss.  As long as the sound is great.
Then you're in the wrong place
post #6906 of 19966
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Should I keep the Lyr or are there better amps?  I don't want to spend too much money.  I don't care if its tube or ss.  As long as the sound is great.

The Matrix M Stage is an affordable option for the HD-800, and alot of people really like the Emotiva Mini-X A-100 for the HE-500. That's not to say they are necessarily better than Lyr, but are excellent price/performance options.

post #6907 of 19966

I am liking the Vali with the HD800, and its cheap...$129, that being said I also like the Taboo MKIII $1695 or so...:biggrin: 

post #6908 of 19966

Grab the Vali or m-Stage for the HD800s-good synergy (albeit different presentations) with both amps.

 

-Daniel

post #6909 of 19966
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

I am liking the Vali with the HD800, and its cheap...$129, that being said I also like the Taboo MKIII $1695 or so...:biggrin: 

 

Thanks, I just ordered the Vali through Amazon Prime.  It will be here very quick.  I'm using the HD800 with the Lyr + E17 DAC right now and the sound is really good already.  

post #6910 of 19966
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

Grab the Vali or m-Stage for the HD800s-good synergy (albeit different presentations) with both amps.

 

-Daniel

 

 

Thanks  I just ordered it.

post #6911 of 19966
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Originally Posted by Chinafbi View Post

I'm the new owner of the HD800.  It just arrived today from Amazon.   I also ordered the He500 and its coming this week.  I'm in the trial period with the Lyr (in possession) + Bifrost Uber (coming friday.)   I may keep both headphones He500 and HD800 if I really like both of them. Can you guys help me with advices on what I should do?  Amps, DAC, Etc... Thanks



 



I'm using the Fiio E17 line out LOD + Lyr  and the sound on the HD800 is very good so far.   I tried the HD800 with the E17 & E09K but the sound was very bad.  The Bifrost Uber should be here friday.  I can't wait.


 



I wouldn't recommend the dac in the e17 for the 800s. The bitfrost urber should be notably better.
post #6912 of 19966
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

Grab the Vali or m-Stage for the HD800s-good synergy (albeit different presentations) with both amps.

 

-Daniel

Daniel, could you give a brief 'differences' between those two amps with the HD800. Only I'm very familiar with the m-stage but I'm thinking about giving the Vali a go. Cheers bud.  

post #6913 of 19966
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Daniel, could you give a brief 'differences' between those two amps with the HD800. Only I'm very familiar with the m-stage but I'm thinking about giving the Vali a go. Cheers bud.  

I'll be building "The Wire" BAL-BAL today and hopefully finish today too. The price to build one, case and all, is slightly above the Vali. So stay tuned as there is most likely a killer amp here for HD-800 :)

post #6914 of 19966
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I'll be building "The Wire" BAL-BAL today and hopefully finish today too. The price to build one, case and all, is slightly above the Vali. So stay tuned as there is most likely a killer amp here for HD-800 :)

Good stuff my friend. 

post #6915 of 19966
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Good stuff my friend. 

Yeah I'm pretty excited :) In addition, if you want to go dual mono PSU, the cost is still lower than the M-Stage.

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