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post #736 of 19154
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It's okay. We understand that you have lower expectations than the rest of us. But that doesn't equate to unanimous fact. It's just an opinion, and you know what they say about opinions. They're like a-holes, everyone's got one. We've given you many suggestions, all of which you immediately dismissed as it did not meet your many requirements. We've tried to communicate to you that the HD800s improve with better gear, but not in the quantity that you expect. We've tried to tell you measurements isn't everything to audio. However, I don't think a thing has changed since the beginning of all this fiasco so...

 

/discussion

 

Well, I see it differently... But yes, it seems there is no one able to suggest anything useful. I've had better luck in my own topic but I hoped that people in HD800 thread could suggest something I've missed. Will continue in my search... But thank you.

post #737 of 19154

The HD800 does sound harsh and treble-tilted on SOME solid state gear... the A-GD NFB-12 and NuForce HDP come to find. But it also sounds excellent on SS gear with good synergy, including the Bryston BHA-1 I use now.

 

I generally prefer the HD800 with tube gear, but some tube gear is also not suitable. I did not like the HD800 with the Woo WA6, for example.

 

Anyone that says the HD800 needs to be used with tube gear is either generalizing to make a point or hadn't used the right SS amp.

post #738 of 19154
All our advice fell on deaf ears it seems. Good riddance, and good luck.

-Daniel
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Going to be honest, LCD3 isn't worth the price if you have a limited budget, and if you're looking for more detail and soundstage. :| Though the 3 seems to have more depth and better imaging and separation, it's not going to be much different than your 2.

 

 

That :| don't sound very nice. You ordered a HD800...am I gathering that the LCD-3 didn't bring the improvements you expected and if you keep it you're gonna top the Mjolnir & Gungnir? confused.gif


Edited by Devarika Woulf - 3/7/13 at 3:45pm
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The HD800 does sound harsh and treble-tilted on SOME solid state gear... the A-GD NFB-12 and NuForce HDP come to find. But it also sounds excellent on SS gear with good synergy, including the Bryston BHA-1 I use now.

 

I generally prefer the HD800 with tube gear, but some tube gear is also not suitable. I did not like the HD800 with the Woo WA6, for example.

 

Anyone that says the HD800 needs to be used with tube gear is either generalizing to make a point or hadn't used the right SS amp.

I prefer it on my Decware CSP2 but the V200 a solid state amp is also very good with it but my Tube amp has a wider and deeper soundstage . The Birson was OK with it but not as good for me at least as the V200 is and others may prefer the burson on the hd800. The Burson was and is an excellent amp for more IMO low impedance cans.

post #741 of 19154

Wow!!! Is all I can say...lots of circling going on in this thread.

 

Any way, I have been using the Asgard 2 and just added the Bifrost and find the HD800 very enjoyable with this combo.

Might try one of the others you have been discussing here after while.  just need to pick one very_evil_smiley.gif...Heh.

post #742 of 19154
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Well, I see it differently... But yes, it seems there is no one able to suggest anything useful. I've had better luck in my own topic but I hoped that people in HD800 thread could suggest something I've missed. Will continue in my search... But thank you.

What you leaving already.deadhorse.gif

post #743 of 19154
Lol one can only withstand so much reason for so long Frank. Have you received your new Taboo yet?

-Daniel
post #744 of 19154

I'd also be curious to hear about the new Taboo with the HD-800 as well.  Even though it's primarily intended for Planars according to the site, I'm sure it would do just find with higher impedance.  I have to admit it is one sexy amp.  Love those new gauges too.


Edited by JWahl - 3/7/13 at 4:48pm
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Dude, you can budget the Benchmark DAC1

Bam

Yeah but why should I spend that much for a device that will sound pretty much the same as what I have? I really don't have money to waste...

Having built the o2 and odac and having owned the DAC1, I can assure you there is a noticeable delta.
post #746 of 19154
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I'd also be curious to hear about the new Taboo with the HD-800 as well.  Even though It's primarily intended for Planars according to the site but I'm it would do just find with higher impedance.  I have to admit it is one sexy amp.  Love those new gauges too.

In a week or two I will start posting some impression on the hD800 and the new Taboo. I will be doing a full review win about 4 -5 weeks and hopefully its done by then.

post #747 of 19154
Be sure to do a comparison that everyone is DYING to know:

Taboo MKII










-VERSUS-









O2!










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-DANIEL
post #748 of 19154

@RustA why do you even need so many outputs anyway? IRL, you're not even going to use most of them.

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Actually I think people have tried their best but your absurd requirements and prejudice had them all dismissed. Good luck finding a nonexistent amp/dac. Not everyone has such incredibly inferior taste/ears. This is probably the last time I try to reason with disrespectful closed minded objectivists who call themselves audiophiles with hi-fi cans when they don't even know what imaging or presentation is or how to even discern it, let alone acknowledge it exists. 

 

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Well, I see it differently... But yes, it seems there is no one able to suggest anything useful. I've had better luck in my own topic but I hoped that people in HD800 thread could suggest something I've missed. Will continue in my search... But thank you.


Edited by Girls Generation - 3/7/13 at 5:37pm
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I agree with you mostly, but I don't believe that there are many "poor DACs" out there. If you research and shop wisely, you can find a number of DACs that decode accurately and "do no harm" that are very affordable. Same with amps - well engineered and sufficiently powerful amps dont have to cost a lot.

 

I think the law of diminishing returns applies to upstream gear to a much greater degree than it does to headphones. That's my point in a nutshell.

I agree with you on the diminished returns with newer DACs. I find that after about the $1000 ish range things start to plateau pretty quickly. 

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