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post #7066 of 25453

OMG BEST IDEA EVER.... a Spiderman lunchbox!

post #7067 of 25453

Just welcome my HD800 home today.  It will be long nights for a few days...  I'll re-terminate the cable in 4 pin XLR when the plug comes in.

 

post #7068 of 25453

PM'd Brunk.

 

I wish someone still made those old Altoid cmoy tube amps I saw floating around years ago. Super cute.

 

-Daniel

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OMG BEST IDEA EVER.... a Spiderman lunchbox!


I just noticed they have one with dividers inside it:

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/lunchbots-duo-stainless-steel-lunch-container-orange-1-container/1y-1003#.UsIA_P-A3mE

and another one that is insulated!!!!

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/lunchbots-thermal-stainless-insulated-container-dark-blue-1-container/1y-1008#.UsIA7f-A3mE

post #7070 of 25453

I think I have finally gained some ground in my love hate HD800 relationship. Finally got my Furutech iHP-35Hx cables for my HD800. There were a few postings on these here some months back and ever since seeing the pics I had been very curious. I finally managed to track down a North American supplier (Parts Connexion) and even managed to get a discount.

 

I gather the stock cables are quite silver in composition and changing them out has been a positive change so far. The high end glassiness and harshness is gone and there is much more mid detail as opposed to the detail being all in the highs before. Great looking cables, although not in the fancy braided audiophile style and the 1.3M length is just right for me. This is literally the first time I have even toe tapped with the HD800. Pretty pleased with these so far.

post #7071 of 25453

The stock cable is OFC...not that it makes a difference.

 

At least you're happy; that's what matters!

post #7072 of 25453
Palmfish . Thank you. That is all.
post #7073 of 25453
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Yeah I built a balanced one. This amp is seriously good. You don't even realize it's powered on, dead quiet. There is no shortage of power, approx. 7W into 100 ohms, and I can't even measure the output impedance with a standard DMM. Music is effortless, airy, and is the most transparent headphone amp I have never heard lol! I am currently using it with just the DA8's preamp output, but I can tell it deserves more. I wouldn't hesitate to put this in front of a much costlier DAC. Bass is also incredible, but it has no bloom, so what you get is exactly what your DAC is capable of. It really is a gem, and I can't believe no one else around here hasn't thought of getting this amp. It's also quite small, and I am wanting to put either a Khozmo or Alps quad pot inside the box. If I was to sum up this amp in one word it would be "pure".

Best,
Brunk

Congrats on the successful build brunk! I was wondering when you were going to resurface to share some impressions! Figured you must be too busy enjoying the music. What are your primary phones going to be now?

My boards are still sitting in their envelopes - going to have to get it in gear one of these days and check to see whether all the parts are available again. Here's hoping the se se version sounds akin to the bal bal.
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Originally Posted by Sanlitun View Post

I think I have finally gained some ground in my love hate HD800 relationship. Finally got my Furutech iHP-35Hx cables for my HD800. There were a few postings on these here some months back and ever since seeing the pics I had been very curious. I finally managed to track down a North American supplier (Parts Connexion) and even managed to get a discount.

I gather the stock cables are quite silver in composition and changing them out has been a positive change so far. The high end glassiness and harshness is gone and there is much more mid detail as opposed to the detail being all in the highs before. Great looking cables, although not in the fancy braided audiophile style and the 1.3M length is just right for me. This is literally the first time I have even toe tapped with the HD800. Pretty pleased with these so far.
It's more than likely that your mind is doing a great deal on this sonic change. Maybe the cables did make a change slightly, but generally it doesn't make that big of a difference. It's so small that even on some days you'll find the stock cables sound exactly the same and or even slightly better. The mind is a very powerful thing.
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Congrats on the successful build brunk! I was wondering when you were going to resurface to share some impressions! Figured you must be too busy enjoying the music. What are your primary phones going to be now?

My boards are still sitting in their envelopes - going to have to get it in gear one of these days and check to see whether all the parts are available again. Here's hoping the se se version sounds akin to the bal bal.

Yeah, I had some stuff to re-order (first-time build woes) but it got it straightened out. My primaries will be the HE-6, and HE-500 as secondary. I am not sure if I will get another headphone in the near future because I am quite pleased with what I have already. Plus, a lot of listening now is with my horns....dat magic midrange! :tongue_smile: If anything, I am going to get a NOS DAC and mod it real good. I am super interested in the BottleHead DAC too though.

 

Good luck with your build as well.

:beerchug:

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Let me know what you think. (edit: re-read your post - my findings also - I got the 3M) When I did some research here it was poo-pooed. Got it (anyway) at TAVES from Charles @ Headfone Shop.  I also have a Q cable but use iHP the most of the time.  Saving the Q for the LCD-X.  It is a beautiful cable. This should be stock with the HD800:wink_face:

Current System as of 2013 Dec. HD800, Naim DAC-V1 and Schiit Vali just for fun!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Sanlitun View Post
 

I think I have finally gained some ground in my love hate HD800 relationship. Finally got my Furutech iHP-35Hx cables for my HD800. There were a few postings on these here some months back and ever since seeing the pics I had been very curious. I finally managed to track down a North American supplier (Parts Connexion) and even managed to get a discount.

 


Edited by MickeyVee - 12/30/13 at 5:03pm
post #7077 of 25453
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Yeah, I had some stuff to re-order (first-time build woes) but it got it straightened out. My primaries will be the HE-6, and HE-500 as secondary. I am not sure if I will get another headphone in the near future because I am quite pleased with what I have already. Plus, a lot of listening now is with my horns....dat magic midrange! :tongue_smile: If anything, I am going to get a NOS DAC and mod it real good. I am super interested in the BottleHead DAC too though.

 

Good luck with your build as well.

:beerchug:

What was it that you built? I am starting building this year as well. I'm thinking of starting with the RJM Audio Sapphire and moving on to other things from there.  

post #7078 of 25453
I finally bit the bulitt and ordered the hdvd800, which arrives tomorrow. Should be a fun way to see in the new year.
post #7079 of 25453
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

 

 

B,

 

Ever thought about building a super symmetry Dynahi?

post #7080 of 25453
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Yeah, I had some stuff to re-order (first-time build woes) but it got it straightened out. My primaries will be the HE-6, and HE-500 as secondary. I am not sure if I will get another headphone in the near future because I am quite pleased with what I have already. Plus, a lot of listening now is with my horns....dat magic midrange! :tongue_smile: If anything, I am going to get a NOS DAC and mod it real good. I am super interested in the BottleHead DAC too though.

 

Good luck with your build as well.

:beerchug:

this one of the horns you're talking about? *

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