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I've narrowed it down to V200 and Bottlehead Crack with Speedball. What amp would have better synergy with HD800?


I thought I hated tubes, but the Crack is significantly better with the HD800 and T1 than my Soloist, which I truly believe is a superior amp. I think the process of building a speedball/crack, along with the fact that DIY tends to have more yield/$ than production amps, the Crack would be the ideal choice. I just finished staining mine black, gonna laquer it today, its fun to build and sounds great, so I would recomend it.

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I absolutely love how HD650 pairs with the Crack. So musical...
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Or the other way round. A lot of headphones have emphasized bass compared to HD800 ;)

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It really depends on the amping.

 

But naturally, compared to other headphones, the HD800's bass is anemic.

I am a bass-head and I wouldn't go as far as saying the HD800 bass is anemic. It really depends on your SQ preference and music genre. Without using ant EQ adjustments the HD800 quantity can be a little light on the bass impact with genres like Dubstep. But the HD800 is also versatile and with some EQ adjustments bass impact and quantity can be greatly increased. Now as far as bass quality, it is one of the cleanest with one of the lowest frequencies that I frankly have heard before. Other genres like rock and pop the HD800 bass quantity and quality is perfect as is.

 

But the HD800 is geared towards neutral. Bass can be more impactful on other HP, but mids and highs will sometimes suffer comparatively.


Edited by Swolern - 1/13/14 at 11:00am
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post
 

It really depends on the amping.

 

But naturally, compared to other headphones, the HD800's bass is anemic.

I am a bass-head and I wouldn't go as far as saying the HD800 bass is anemic. It really depends on your SQ preference and music genre. Without using ant EQ adjustments the HD800 quantity can be a little light on the bass impact with genres like Dubstep. But the HD800 is also versatile and with some EQ adjustments bass impact and quantity can be greatly increased. Now as far as bass quality, it is one of the cleanest with one of the lowest frequencies that I frankly have heard before. Other genres like rock and pop the HD800 bass quantity and quality is perfect as is.

 

But the HD800 is geared towards neutral. Bass is more impactful on other HP, but mids and highs will sometimes suffer comparatively.

Yes I agree. Maybe my definition of anemic is different, I merely meant that compared to other headphones and certain amps for the HD800 the bass can be anemic.


Edited by DarKen23 - 1/13/14 at 10:29am
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I currently own both the hd600 and hd800.

 

:popcorn:

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Originally Posted by musicisthekey View Post

I've narrowed it down to V200 and Bottlehead Crack with Speedball. What amp would have better synergy with HD800?

 

Ditto the above comments.  The crack sounds great with hd800's, but for about the same msrp as a v200, you could also consider building a mainline (at its current sale price), which is a true end game hd800 amp.  Although documented with a step by step photo guide like crack, the mainline build is quite a bit more complex, so this suggestion does depend on your diy chops and/or friends you may have who can lend a hand.  (For instance, mainline requires quite a bit of through hole pcb work right out the gate, whereas crack is all simple point to point components until you decide to add the speedball.)  

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300b amps tend to sound a bit boring with the HD800, is that what Glenn is suggesting for the HD800?
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It really depends on the amping.

But naturally, compared to other headphones, the HD800's bass is anemic.
I half-agree with you.
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It really depends on the amping.

But naturally, compared to other headphones, the HD800's bass is anemic.
I half-agree with you.
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Lol. Yup. For jazz, classical, acousticsl and vocals, hd800 is perfect how it is. Hip hop, RB, I prefer a little more on the low end, very tiny bit more.
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Lol. Yup. For jazz, classical, acousticsl and vocals, hd800 is perfect how it is. Hip hop, RB, I prefer a little more on the low end, very tiny bit more.

Aww, youre just being nice :p 

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Lol. Yup. For jazz, classical, acousticsl and vocals, hd800 is perfect how it is. Hip hop, RB, I prefer a little more on the low end, very tiny bit more.

Aww, youre just being nice :p 

 

Or brain burn-in :rolleyes: 

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the WA22 is also kinda lean on the bass too. with another amp they can sound much different.


DG, I have tried HD800 on Taboo MKIII which is IMO not bass light in any ways but still I find HD800 a touch shy in the low end for some genres.  I tried both HE500 and HD800 on WA22 and indeed WA22 is light on bass.  Anyway, this is my personal preference. We all hear differently.

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Or brain burn-in :rolleyes: 


Yes, I got a burn on my ass too.  You wanna see?  :D

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