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post #7111 of 18782
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Well said. 

(I just need to stop saying 'emphasize' when I mean 'empathise' I've just changed it on my original post biggrin.gif )

Empathize

As long as you are editing wink.gif
post #7112 of 18782
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Empathize

As long as you are editing wink.gif

Agghhh I'll get it right one day :biggrin: I cant emphasize enough how important it is to me. I'm sure you can empathize with that. Got it! :bigsmile_face:

post #7113 of 18782
Lol!
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Anyone hook these up to the project ember?

post #7115 of 18782
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Originally Posted by RAZRr1275 View Post
 

Anyone hook these up to the project ember?

 

Not myself but a friend of mine did it.  it seems to sound very good. Confirmed by two listeners who disliked HD800 before trying it on a Rega DAC + Ember combo ;) 

post #7116 of 18782
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 

I recently got the HD800. Been listening for a while now. I know a lot depends on your chain and what amp you're using, but I have a question on the subject of the HD800 being described as analytical, lacking euphony, lifeless, doesn't have musicality, etc. Would you guys say that statement has been greatly exaggerated, or is spot on? Assume a very neutral DAC and amp that just puts out the sound of the HD800 without adding sounds from the chain. If this is true, how easy would you guys say it is to make the HD800 sound euphonic and musical? Would it require a very expensive amp? Or does the HD800 never really lose that sense of analytical or lifelessness, regardless of what your chain is?

 

To me it was lifeless and dull out of a $4500 SBT--> M7/M8 combo.

To me it was euphonic and musical from a $500 SBT-->m-Stage/Vali combo.

Synergy is king wrt the HD800s.

That said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was pure magic w/ the $5000 SBT-->DP1/ZDSE combo. :evil:

 

-Daniel

 

post #7117 of 18782
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

I personally think that some peeps 'just can't handle the truth' that the HD800's deliver compared to other hp's.

 

Bingo-and that's why there are so many olarizing opinions out there. I've heard the HD800s sound absolutely terrible, absolutely awe-inspiring, and everything in between-simply by changing components in my system. Some people refuse to take the time, money, and/or effort to maximize the Senns potential, and that's fine. For those of us that have though...:eek::eek::L3000:

 

-Daniel

post #7118 of 18782

I'm not as experienced as you but I fully agree. And it's definitely not a matter of money. 

post #7119 of 18782

I've been lucky.  I came late to the HD800 party with an amp and a DAC I like a lot, which seem to pair well with the HD800.  So I haven't heard the HD800 sound bad yet ;).  A friend is letting me hear his V200 with the HD800.  Unfortunately I think it is still going to sound good with that amp.  

post #7120 of 18782
I have lots of enjoyment from the hd800 whatever I plug it into. It shows it's class whether you want to spend £10k or £100 it will have a sound quality . We can go round and round in never ending circles about all this matching up but there will come a point where you can say this is what I want from my music it's enough for me. The HD800 achieves that for me. I'm happy.
post #7121 of 18782
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Id say the HD800 are quite amp picky, they can exhibit what youve described. Im assuming thats the reason the HD800 and tubes are talked in relation so much here. I think I may have had an amp that was borderline analytical, the Mjolnir. While it provided a very fast and thin sound, it wasnt unbearable and quite musical. I aimed for a amp with a warm signature, my pioneer receiver and the yulong A18 did a excellent job with the HD800. 

Imo, the dac is just as if not more important as an amp.
Most of all, good source music.  I've tried a few of my red book tracks again since yesterday.  Let's just say "not too enjoyable".  95% of my HD, lossless library sounds good with my current chain.
well yea obviously. Were already assuming that the majority people here do not listen to mp3.
post #7122 of 18782
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


Were already assuming that the majority people here do not listen to mp3.

 

You know the cliche about what happens when you assume... :smile:

post #7123 of 18782
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post


On the contrary, through my chain, I'm surprised at how lively and musical they are. They're as euphonic as any headphone I've heard. Sure with a more neutral setup, it was more polite sounding at first. I've been questioning whether that people are greatly exaggerating the whole lacks euphony thing, or if there is something wrong with my hearing.

 

Lacks euphony on what kind of music?  The HD800 is the best for Classical, Acoustic, and Jazz.

post #7124 of 18782
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Lacks euphony on what kind of music?  The HD800 is the best for Classical, Acoustic, and Jazz.

+1 - IMO not Jaazz though :biggrin:

post #7125 of 18782
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

+1 - IMO not Jaazz though :biggrin:

 

Smooth Jazz and New Age music. 

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