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post #7171 of 24290
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 


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.

Different in the bad way or good way?

post #7172 of 24290
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

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.

 

 

Pleased you are enjoying them bud. But in all seriousness these graphs all have different variations, but lots of good ears say that they all pretty much sound the same. The very earlier model's possibly are warmer sounding I've read.

 

As you can see on my graph, the treble around the 6k spike area is as flat as a pancake. But my ears can hear the spike. The only problem with the spike is that it is grossly overrated by peeps. Thats why you were surprised when you heard them. :) 

 

post #7173 of 24290

The Sennheiser's graphs aren't accurate, they calculate an average frequency response per 2k in highs.

post #7174 of 24290

Here is mine:

 

post #7175 of 24290

http://www.head-fi.org/t/646871/new-hd-800-very-different-than-the-old-hd-800 

 

This thread is worth a plough through for those interested in the graphs :)

post #7176 of 24290
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/646871/new-hd-800-very-different-than-the-old-hd-800 

 

This thread is worth a plough through for those interested in the graphs :)

 

They are all sound same to me, I've tried 3 of them (S# 12XXX, 19XXX, and 24XXX). Maybe my ears are not good enough.

post #7177 of 24290
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

 

Pleased you are enjoying them bud. But in all seriousness these graphs all have different variations, but lots of good ears say that they all pretty much sound the same. The very earlier model's possibly are warmer sounding I've read.

 

As you can see on my graph, the treble around the 6k spike area is as flat as a pancake. But my ears can hear the spike. The only problem with the spike is that it is grossly overrated by peeps. Thats why you were surprised when you heard them. :) 

 


Thx for sharing urs.  I will borrow my friend's HD800 again and verify this myth.  Graphs all look good (which is the easy part).  :D

post #7178 of 24290
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

Here is mine:

 

I like your graph even better than mine.  :p

post #7179 of 24290
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

They are all sound same to me, I've tried 3 of them (S# 12XXX, 19XXX, and 24XXX). Maybe my ears are not good enough.

Wish I could comment on that, but I've only heard mine.

 

But I have learned to discern certain FR over the years, or to know emphasis in areas. I'm no expert, but the HD800's to me are as flat as you can get. The only area where they cheat - and most quality headphones do, is a dip at the 2-3k mark. But this is where we are most sensitive according the earologists (yes just made that word up coz I couldn't be ***** to wiki it.) and we have a natural dip there. The K701 by contrast have this area slightly emphasized and just above the line. If the Senn's were flatter in this area, we wouldn't make such a deal of the 6-7k peak imo.  

post #7180 of 24290
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 


Thx for sharing urs.  I will borrow my friend's HD800 again and verify this myth.  Graphs all look good (which is the easy part).  :D

Keep us informed bud :popcorn:

post #7181 of 24290
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Keep us informed bud :popcorn:


Of course, I will.  It's good info to share.

post #7182 of 24290

Mine is very similar to koiloco's. One thing I noticed comparing to everyone else's graphs is that after the dip at 8K, my 10K mark rises less than the other graphs. It looks like that 10K is higher than 6K for everyone else, but my 10K isn't as high. Then for most people, the 12K dips slightly in comparison to 10K, but my 12K is higher than 10K. It looks like my 10K and 12K is reversed compared to everyone else. Not sure what this means for the sound.

 

post #7183 of 24290
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 

Mine is very similar to koiloco's. One thing I noticed comparing to everyone else's graphs is that after the dip at 8K, my 10K mark rises less than the other graphs. It looks like that 10K is higher than 6K for everyone else, but my 10K isn't as high. Then for most people, the 12K dips slightly in comparison to 10K, but my 12K is higher than 10K. It looks like my 10K and 12K is reversed compared to everyone else. Not sure what this means for the sound.

 

 

That means you have the most unique HD800. ;)

post #7184 of 24290
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post

That means you have the most unique HD800. wink.gif
Is that an euphemism for defective? tongue.gif

Honestly though, I love the sound through my setup. To me it's just as well rounded as the HE-500, and is on par in rock/pop to me. Definitely different sounding than my friend's HD800 from memory, even through same chain.
Edited by Sonido - 1/2/14 at 1:28pm
post #7185 of 24290
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Is that an euphemism for defective? tongue.gif

 

No, you are not the only one. :tongue:  

 

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