People are talking that with SS, they sound harsh and sibilant... And that you NEED a tube amp in order to mitigate that unbearably emphasised treble and bring up that unexistant bass. And that HD800 sounds very bad on O2 etc.
I enjoy HD800 on O2 much more that I enjoyed LCD-2 with the same amp. I am looking forward to own some better amplifier but I just wanted to say that I don't find O2 horrible with HD800, at all.
Funny, considering B22 and HD800 has been revered as one of the best for years.
Just because O2 SS sounds bad with HD800 doesn't mean all SS sounds bad with HD800.
I think you've just generalized people past experience with the HD800.