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post #7321 of 18817
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

I've never heard an amp that was so bad it was 'shocking' . Are you exaggerating?

Really? I have.

 

In this case, the "shocking" label applied in the following context: (1) the price (2) and that it was specifically designed with the HD 800 in mind.

post #7322 of 18817
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

I've never heard an amp that was so bad it was 'shocking' . Are you exaggerating?
I sure have, several of them. DACs are usually worse offenders, though.
post #7323 of 18817
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

I've never heard an amp that was so bad it was 'shocking' . Are you exaggerating?
Surprised I haven't ran it straight from my phone yet, but I'll try tonight.
post #7324 of 18817
Give me an example.
post #7325 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Speedy Pedro View Post
 

Really? I have.

 

In this case, the "shocking" label applied in the following context: (1) the price (2) and that it was specifically designed with the HD 800 in mind.

Then, this could be true in its own context.  ;)

post #7326 of 18817

I actually have tried quite a few other amps and found the HDVA600/HDVD800 beat them for the HD800 hands down - both single ended and balanced;

 

This includes the Burson Conductor and Bryston BHA-1 - each to their own; you may not like the sound - doesn't mean it is bad :P

post #7327 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Speedy Pedro View Post
 

Really? I have.

 

In this case, the "shocking" label applied in the following context: (1) the price (2) and that it was specifically designed with the HD 800 in mind.

 

Yep, they are more expensive than the WA22.   I heard the HDVA 800 with Beyer T1, it wasn't bad at all, though I didn't A/Bing it with the other amps. 

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Just found out something when I got home.  I think I like the HD800 on the WA22 using low imp setting better.  I'll have to listen more tonite to confirm this.  So far, everything sounds more relaxing.  :L3000:

post #7329 of 18817

Just tried it directly with my phone. Rumors of the HD800's demise has been greatly exaggerated. Actually doesn't sound bad at all. At least not in a sense that it hurts your ears to listen to it. Then I compare it to my Quickie + Crack setup, and the difference is apparent. Much more open, more details, and less raw sounding. Everything including vocals are much more natural and realistic sounding. However without a comparison, the HD800 direct to my phone would make most people, especially those outside of hi-fi, think these are the best headphones they've heard.

post #7330 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Revogamer View Post

I actually have tried quite a few other amps and found the HDVA600/HDVD800 beat them for the HD800 hands down - both single ended and balanced;

This includes the Burson Conductor and Bryston BHA-1 - each to their own; you may not like the sound - doesn't mean it is bad :P
Then I doubt you've tried enough amps.
post #7331 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Revogamer View Post
 

I actually have tried quite a few other amps and found the HDVA600/HDVD800 beat them for the HD800 hands down - both single ended and balanced;

 

This includes the Burson Conductor and Bryston BHA-1 - each to their own; you may not like the sound - doesn't mean it is bad :P

What you have is always the best until you hear something better.

I'd find it humorous if the almighty Sennheiser with the king HD800 made an amp HDVA600/VD800 that was bad.

post #7332 of 18817
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

What you have is always the best until you hear something better.

I'd find it humorous if the almighty Sennheiser with the king HD800 made an amp HDVA600/VD800 that was bad.

+1

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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


Then I doubt you've tried enough amps.

+1

Both words of wisdom.:beerchug: 

post #7333 of 18817
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


Then I doubt you've tried enough amps.

 

Of course there is always better :P

I do like the HDVD800 for the price i get though - it is about $200 more than a Woo WA7 for me :P 

 

Much cheaper than the V800/V200 combo too~

Although most likely a better dac for me next - then a WA22 :)

post #7334 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Revogamer View Post
 

 

Of course there is always better :P

I do like the HDVD800 for the price i get though - it is about $200 more than a Woo WA7 for me :P 

 

Much cheaper than the V800/V200 combo too~

Although most likely a better dac for me next - then a WA22 :)

 

What the heck!  That's a killer deal.  Wow.  :L3000:

post #7335 of 18817
That is a very good price considering the HDVD800 is selling at double the price of the WA7.
Having said that I'm happy with the pairing of HD800 and WA7 that I have right now.
But in future if the budget allow, I'm thinking of better DAC and WA22
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