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post #7426 of 24305

back to serious discussion.  :D

If you have listened to HD800 balanced vs unbalanced from the same amp, did you notice improvements?  Same? Can't tell?

post #7427 of 24305
Yes, but I put it down to the BHA-1's unbalanced not being as good as it's balanced.
post #7428 of 24305

Depends on the amp.

post #7429 of 24305
In the spirit of HD800 "appreciation"....

I've sold off my LCD-3. And the 800's are staying. 'nuff said.
post #7430 of 24305

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.      

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

In the spirit of HD800 "appreciation"....

I've sold off my LCD-3. And the 800's are staying. 'nuff said.
post #7431 of 24305

 

The HD800 was released 12th January 2009. Time to celebrate the greatest dynamic headphone in the world! Happy Birthday! :beerchug: 

 

 

A party popper

 

 

 

Some birthday balloons

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and finally.. some extravagant fireworks. 


Edited by LugBug1 - 1/12/14 at 1:21am
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post #7434 of 24305

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. 

post #7435 of 24305
Unfortunately the don't need to . The 800s are still king of the dynamics and I don't think the new batch will dethrone them. They can hold on to that card for a few more years yet I think.
post #7436 of 24305

true, also the  HD800 is still selling like hot cakes for this kind of niche product.

post #7437 of 24305

Maybe someday The HD800 will have the same status than HD600. A reference Headphone, far away from any hype and recurring flagships competitions. 

post #7438 of 24305
Quote:
Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Unfortunately the don't need to . The 800s are still king of the dynamics and I don't think the new batch will dethrone them. They can hold on to that card for a few more years yet I think.

+1 from what i have heard HD800 are the top dogs. 

post #7439 of 24305

How easy is it to get out of warranty HD800s repaired? Are replacement parts easily available? 

post #7440 of 24305

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. 

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