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post #7216 of 18356

Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnn!

post #7217 of 18356

 

Oh and thats what he looked like after he heard the HD800 for the first time. He was sad and it was quite amusing for me :popcorn: .

 

Whos the "retard" now Charlie, who.


Edited by DarKen23 - 1/4/14 at 1:40am
post #7218 of 18356

Well, to be fair, there is sticker shock involved for people when you get into sources/amps/DAC's to go with those $1500 headphones. And most people probably have used their PC audio jacks for most everything else.

post #7219 of 18356
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Originally Posted by GoldfishX View Post
 

Well, to be fair, there is sticker shock involved for people when you get into sources/amps/DAC's to go with those $1500 headphones. And most people probably have used their PC audio jacks for most everything else.

Thats true. But comeon, seriously? A 3.5mm computer jack with a dac priced at 8 cents? I guess I like to think that people in general get curious about the possibility of 'better audio'. 


Edited by DarKen23 - 1/4/14 at 1:49am
post #7220 of 18356

Ignorance is bliss. What yanks my chain is people that listen to the awful speakers on smartphones, where the music is barely recognizable.

 

DAC's are foreign concepts to most people, they need explanation. They are like a forgotten/unknown step in the chain. I had to learn the hard way, wondering why $1500 headphones and a bunch of $1000+ amps sounded so flat and lifeless (I was auditioning them on CD players, where the DAC was probably an afterthought). I know better now. *hugs Dac-It*

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Lol. Well, Ive been called a "retard" because I spent 1k+ on headphones that he believes sound exactly and no different than his 40.00 skullcandy because he has no idea that Im plugging the HD800 into a amp thats hooked up to a dedicated source. He thought the only source ever to exist to mankind up to that day was the 3.5mm jack of the computer. I almost jumped off a cliff that day. 

 

Haha.. yeah I was browsing headfi and my student said "Wait! My friend has those!" (pointing at the HD800s) My first thought was impossible.. he must have them confused with another pair. Then he goes on to say don't they cost $1500? Definitely a shocker.

 

I'll probably run into the student who actually owns the HD800s on Monday. I'll strike up a convo with him haha.

post #7222 of 18356
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

 

Oh and thats what he looked like after he heard the HD800 for the first time. He was sad and it was quite amusing for me :popcorn: .

 

Whos the "retard" now Charlie, who.

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

post #7223 of 18356
HD800 envy in it's purest form...
post #7224 of 18356

As I promised that I would report in after directly comparing on my WA22.

To my ears, the common HD800(#24361), that both I and Sonido listened to, does not sound any difference than mine(#26614).  Our minds and bias are indeed powerful.

post #7225 of 18356
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

As I promised that I would report in after directly comparing on my WA22.

To my ears, the common HD800(#24361), that both I and Sonido listened to, does not sound any difference than mine(#26614).  

Our minds and bias are indeed powerful.

 

Sad but true! ;)

post #7226 of 18356
Ownership bias for sure.
post #7227 of 18356
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

As I promised that I would report in after directly comparing on my WA22.
To my ears, the common HD800(#24361), that both I and Sonido listened to, does not sound any difference than mine(#26614).  Our minds and bias are indeed powerful.

Indeed!

I was already aware of this, but the extent of the influence of bias still surprised me when a friend and I did a blind and volume matched test of a couple of phones a while back.

Even the most vaunted here are not immune to it, as Tyll's UE9000 review proves.
post #7228 of 18356

I'm torn between these and the LCD-2. Is there a $1,500 amplifier + DAC combination that would do justice to the HD800? For the LCD-2 there is the Mjolnir + Gungnir combo.

post #7229 of 18356
Concero and CSP2+
post #7230 of 18356
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Originally Posted by CDCollector View Post
 

I'm torn between these and the LCD-2. Is there a $1,500 amplifier + DAC combination that would do justice to the HD800? For the LCD-2 there is the Mjolnir + Gungnir combo.

Yes, bifrost and WA2 would be another combo right at your price point.

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