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BRZ or FR-S have agility and great handling, but good luck finding one for sale.

 

are they hard to get?

 

i was looking at those as well, but kinda turned off by the fact that they don't seem to offer full leather seats and the inside seems to be kinda plain looking. also its not as powerful as the other cars. of course, i can imagine the handling would be excellent and it would be a fun car to drive still.

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are they hard to get?

 

i was looking at those as well, but kinda turned off by the fact that they don't seem to offer full leather seats and the inside seems to be kinda plain looking. also its not as powerful as the other cars. of course, i can imagine the handling would be excellent and it would be a fun car to drive still.


The two cars are pretty much the same hardware. It was co-developed by Toyota and Suburu based off the legendary AE86. Any Initial D fans would know what I'm talking about here. That's why the handling is superb. The FR-S is marketed to a younger crowd and skimps on the interior. The BRZ has better interior options like alcantara and leather seating. When the BRZ first came out, I had a friend who was trying to get one but gave up. I just did a quick search and they seem to both be readily available now. Looks to be 28-30K. It's worth a test drive at least.

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Hi Guys,

 

not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this.

 

i plan to buy the HD800 with Objective2 as its AMP and an JDS labs ODAC. (I will change the AMP to WO2 soon after)

 

Planning to use it for 50% audio 30% gaming 20% movies.

 

I might get flamed for using this cans for gaming but i have limited funds and i want the very best.  To me the HD800 is the first proper step to have a top tier setup.

 

please enlighten me if this upgrade path is correct.

 

thanks.

Trust me those numbers will change when you own a proper setup with the HD800. When i first bought my cans I was 70% gaming, 30% music. Now I am 90% music, 10% gaming. Its that engaging! :dt880smile:

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Here's a great song with the HD800. Really tests its dynamic range and various instruments:

 

 

Great soundtrack and this is probably my favorite song on there.

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Has Anyone experienced personnaly Odac/O2 + HD800 combo ?   

 

I'm testing currently Hfimediy + MGHead or Hifimediy/Meier Concerto Combo and I will soon receive a loaned O2 . :)  

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Here's a great song with the HD800. Really tests its dynamic range and various instruments:

 

Great soundtrack and this is probably my favorite song on there.

 

Not very impressive with the HD650. 

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Has Anyone experienced personnaly Odac/O2 + HD800 combo ?   

I'm testing currently Hfimediy + MGHead or Hifimediy/Meier Concerto Combo and I will soon receive a loaned O2 . smily_headphones1.gif  
http://www.head-fi.org/t/650510/the-new-hd800-appreciation-thread/7500#post_10166866
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Here's a great song with the HD800. Really tests its dynamic range and various instruments:

Great soundtrack and this is probably my favorite song on there.
Sounds pretty good here on HD800s. I'm sure the CD version is more dynamic than Youtube's, but it's decent enough. I liked it for the imaging cues and the really deep soundstage cues.
Edited by Maxvla - 1/15/14 at 12:44am
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Oh Sorry. I'm not fully awake this morning. :o . Did you compare to your M-stage ? 

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You will enjoy the rig. It is a bit limited, but it will be fine to start with. My only real problem with the Objective stack with the HD800 is lack of dynamic range, but everything else sounds quite acceptable. For the price those objective pieces are, that is high praise. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks for the reassurance.  Does a WO2 gives justice to this cans? Or should i just save up and get the WO22.  Being a newbie im really confused with all the numbers, i know that sounds are personal preference but i dont have the luxury for a hit and miss, as much as possible i want to do it right and avoid unnecessary spending.  Another thing is that i'm based in the Philippines and sourcing equipment are extremely difficult.  

post #7510 of 25521

Just got myself a Woo WA3, pairs quite nicely with HD800 in my opinion, better than WA6 which I also auditioned. Time to upgrade my DAC now I guess :D

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I'm also thinking about getting a WA3 as my first tube amp for the HD800.

 

Do you use the stock tubes?

post #7512 of 25521
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I'm also thinking about getting a WA3 as my first tube amp for the HD800.

 

Do you use the stock tubes?

 

Yes I do, both WA3 & WA6 were on stock tubes when I auditioned them.

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I see you also have the magni.

Do you prefer your HD800 with the wa3?

What are the differences and are they subtle or prominent?

 

Thanks ;)

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I see you also have the magni.

Do you prefer your HD800 with the wa3?

What are the differences and are they subtle or prominent?

 

Thanks ;)

 

Obviously the HD800 favours WA3 much more than the Magni, and it's quite a big difference. The bass became punchier, but not to the level of a bass head. At times it can feel a bit bloated though, I suspect this is due to the OTL design. The mids became much fuller, the Magni's mids sounds thin in comparison. The highs became less piercing, though at times can feel a bit 'veiled' compared to WA6. The soundstage is also not as big as the WA6. YMMV.

 

 

Edit: the amp opened up after burn-in, the soundstage gets much bigger now.


Edited by 62ohm - 1/15/14 at 4:27pm
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Newest member of the HD800 club  ;) SN 269xx

Also have a Black Dragon cable to go with it.

 


Edited by Viper2005 - 1/15/14 at 3:43pm
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