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Agghhh I'll get it right one day I cant emphasize enough how important it is to me. I'm sure you can empathize with that. Got it!
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 ;)
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.
It was pure magic w/ the $5000 SBT-->DP1/ZDSE combo.
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...
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.
Lacks euphony on what kind of music? The HD800 is the best for Classical, Acoustic, and Jazz.
+1 - IMO not Jaazz though