back to serious discussion.
If you have listened to HD800 balanced vs unbalanced from the same amp, did you notice improvements? Same? Can't tell?
Nuff said, almost :)
I was considering the LCD-3 and we both have the same amps. Would require selling off of my HD800s to try the LCD-3, which I am reluctant to do as it pairs well with the Decware amps. I suspect the HD800 is one of those headphones that audiophiles have owned and sold a couple times over before coming to final opinion.
What did you not like about the LCD-3 and how did your HD800 win out over the LCD-3? I consider myself a fan of planars so the LCD-3 was always on my radar. I owned the LCD-2 and HE-500 in the past. We also may have similar IEM tastes. The Heir Audio 4 was one of my favs.
The HD800 was released 12th January 2009. Time to celebrate the greatest dynamic headphone in the world! Happy Birthday!
A party popper
Some birthday balloons
and finally.. some extravagant fireworks.
Happy 5th birthday to HD800.
Recently, Hifiman/AKG/Audeze already realesed or leaked their latest products, and it created quite a big hype.
I hope Sennheiser has will play their card to make this battle interested.
+1 from what i have heard HD800 are the top dogs.
I am a 3 week user of the HD800 and there hasn't been anything I've owned quite as good in regards to detail, imaging, and soundstage. Probably my one and only flagship for a while though I would like to complement it with something like a HE-6:)
A fellow head-fi'er is loaning me her V200. I like the combo. I prefer the HD800 out of my tube amps but the small footprint of the V200 makes it an attractive option for those seeking a reasonably priced amp with a small footprint that also plays well with both dynamics (full size and IEMs) and planars. I don't have a lot of experience in the SS amp world so it could get a lot better than the V200 in the under $1000 realm but I'm sure that has been covered extensively in this thread. As of right now I'm liking the HD800 out of tube amps and I don't see myself modding this headphone. We'll save the modding for after a year of ownership.