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post #7156 of 24290
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Originally Posted by cucera View Post

Well most pop/rock recordings. Try to listen to Red hot chillie peppers Californication with HD800 and your ears will bleed.
That has nothing to do with headphone choice, and everything to do with Californication being a DR5 album.

On a related note I really love the Imagine Dragons album, Nightvisions, but I can't listen to it on any form of playback, even a crappy stereo, because it's a DR4 album and it sounds heavily distorted on anything, even the most forgiving playback options. It's too bad. I will have to get the vinyl rip somehow. The vinyl version is DR11. Go figure.
Edited by Maxvla - 1/2/14 at 12:26am
post #7157 of 24290
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Originally Posted by cucera View Post


Well most pop/rock recordings. Try to listen to Red hot chillie peppers Californication with HD800 and your ears will bleed.

 

I really like the Californication with my T1.

post #7158 of 24290

Worst records are definitely from Red Hot Chillie Peppers. All records hurt my ears independent from the headphone I used.

Unfortunately the records from Maroon 5 are worse as well :(.

post #7159 of 24290
I have just got the imagine dragons album so will give it a listen through whichever dap I've put it on. Luckily I'm not a red hot chillis fan.
post #7160 of 24290
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

+1 - IMO not Jaazz though :biggrin:

 

Depends on what Jazz we're talking about. For Modern Jazz like ECM ou ACT catalogs or Chick Corea or many other modern & contemporary Jazz, HD800 is absolutely marvelous. That said, with my current rig the HD800 is enjoyable with about every music except really bad mastering ( I really CAN'T hear more than few seconds of 20th Anniversary version of "THRILLER" for example :basshead: ) 


Edited by Sorrodje - 1/2/14 at 6:39am
post #7161 of 24290
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

Depends on what Jazz we're talking about. For Modern Jazz like ECM ou ACT catalogs or Chick Corea or many other modern & contemporary Jazz, HD800 is absolutely marvelous. That said, with my current rig the HD800 is enjoyable with about every music except really bad mastering ( I really CAN'T hear more than few seconds of 20th Anniversary version of "THRILLER" for example :basshead: ) 

I'm talking about all Jazz.  Yes the HD800s are marvelous.  I just prefer a more fuller sound for Jazz.  

 

That might change with my new DAC and I have another GS-X mk2 on the way.  So we'll see.

post #7162 of 24290
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

I'm talking about all Jazz.  Yes the HD800s are marvelous.  I just prefer a more fuller sound for Jazz.  

 

 

 

I understand. For the most energetic Jazz I like using My Ultrasone Signature pro. For example :

 

 

 

But for that : 

 

 

 

I prefer HD800.

 

 

Depending of my mood, sometimes i prefer listening the same album with my Sig pro and sometimes with my HD800. That's the most interesting point of headphones. Each Headphone has its own way to present music. So with different headphones we can enjoy the same music differently. 

post #7163 of 24290
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

I'm talking about all Jazz.  Yes the HD800s are marvelous.  I just prefer a more fuller sound for Jazz.  

 

That might change with my new DAC and I have another GS-X mk2 on the way.  So we'll see.

re-buying the GSX - why so because? You miss it? Did you ever venture into tubes or maybe you just don't like em? 

post #7164 of 24290
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re-buying the GSX - why so because? You miss it? Did you ever venture into tubes or maybe you just don't like em? 

 

Ha ha ha...  I just wantend to get on the list.  Never know.  I want to side by side compare it to a EC 445 if I can get my hands on one.

post #7165 of 24290

I stand corrected :D.  My Alpha Dog is on loan and I've had the HD800 only a week.  No overlap.  When I get the Alphas back I'll do more comparing.  Both share neutrality and flat response.  Midrange palpability goes to Alphas.  Detail and soundstage go to HD800.  I'm excited to hear the HD800 on the V200 next week.  

post #7166 of 24290

Am I lucky with my unit or Sein is pulling my legs?  :D This is an impressive freq response graph IMO. 

Ever since I received my HD800, I was surprised to find the popular spike in the high missing in unit.

Sonido also received his recently and instantly wondered the same about the treble spike missing on his HD800.

Unit variation?  Sein's done something to recent batch?  Who cares!  I like it.

 


Edited by koiloco - 1/2/14 at 10:35am
post #7167 of 24290
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

 

You just got your HD800, you need a couple weeks for brain burn-in, IMHO.  

post #7168 of 24290
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Ha ha ha...  I just wantend to get on the list.  Never know.  I want to side by side compare it to a EC 445 if I can get my hands on one.

cool, that will benefit a lot of people. Is the EC 445 even out yet? 

post #7169 of 24290
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

You just got your HD800, you need a couple weeks for brain burn-in, IMHO.  


Nah, I had my friend's HD800 for 2 weeks straight on the same DAC/Amp so I know exactly how the HD800 would sound.  Plus, I still have a fixed reference point which is my HE500.  So far, this HD800 is interestingly different.  Anyway, I will try to get my friend's unit again and verify the variation, blindly of course.

post #7170 of 24290
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

cool, that will benefit a lot of people. Is the EC 445 even out yet?

 

Hahahahaha.......no. It's getting there though.

 

-Daniel

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