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post #7516 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Viper2005 View Post
 

Newest member of the HD800 club  ;) SN 269xx

Also have a Black Dragon cable to go with it.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Nice setup and great album :) 

post #7517 of 24297

Nice, clean silver stack set up there.  When you get ready lets hear your opinion of the Yulong vs V200 amp with the HD800.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Viper2005 View Post
 

Newest member of the HD800 club  ;) SN 269xx

Also have a Black Dragon cable to go with it.

 

post #7518 of 24297
My pair is still for sale if any lurkers are interested. I'll continue to post in this thread once in a while, as I now feel I somewhat qualify to do so. Haha
post #7519 of 24297
WA2 + Hd800 biggrin.gif

Wa22 is better but requires alot of work for little improvement over the wa2 with good tubes
post #7520 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

WA2 + Hd800 biggrin.gif

Wa22 is better but requires alot of work for little improvement over the wa2 with good tubes

 

My future target amp :D the WA2...

 

 

Anyway, give this a shot folks, sounds holy schiit with HD800's soundstage

 

post #7521 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

WA2 + Hd800 biggrin.gif

Wa22 is better but requires alot of work for little improvement over the wa2 with good tubes

Hi DG,
Previously you mentioned that the bass on WA2 is better than WA22. Is there any difference in the bass between the single ended and balance output on the WA22?
Thanks
post #7522 of 24297

Just chiming in for two reasons. 

One being the recent WA2 + HD800 combo - I can say that I thoroughly enjoy this combination and love changing out tubes as they make a big difference and the right ones sound sublime.  (Personally enjoy the stock a lot and the RCA 6AS7G also).  Surprisingly didnt like the 5998, but that is because I wanted more warmth with my 800's. 

The second and most important reason I am posting -

I take very delicate care of my HD800's, but I absolutely hate the brittle mesh silver grille on the outside of the headphone.  Any slight touch of the finger (especially this occurs when I let someone hear them, as they almost always seem to touch this area) and a very visible fingerprint seems to appear and is very hard to clean off.  That is one slight issue, but recently I was taking out the cable and it happened to very slightly scrape the grille as they were coming out and I ended up scratching the grill.  It made me so upset as I am pretty ocd, especially with my nicer audio equipment. 

Does anyone know a way to fix something like that?  The only way I would know how is to send to sennheiser, but ive heard they charge 700 bucks just to look at them.  I could sell my pair and spend a couple hundred bucks to get another brand new pair for cheaper.  What do you guys think? 

post #7523 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post


The second and most important reason I am posting -

I take very delicate care of my HD800's, but I absolutely hate the brittle mesh silver grille on the outside of the headphone.  Any slight touch of the finger (especially this occurs when I let someone hear them, as they almost always seem to touch this area) and a very visible fingerprint seems to appear and is very hard to clean off.  That is one slight issue, but recently I was taking out the cable and it happened to very slightly scrape the grille as they were coming out and I ended up scratching the grill.  It made me so upset as I am pretty ocd, especially with my nicer audio equipment. 

Does anyone know a way to fix something like that?  The only way I would know how is to send to sennheiser, but ive heard they charge 700 bucks just to look at them.  I could sell my pair and spend a couple hundred bucks to get another brand new pair for cheaper.  What do you guys think? 

I totally understand where you are coming from, I'm very ocd and the same thing happened to me when I first got mine. I stuck my finger on the thin mesh and it left a mark. I then tried to clean it. This made it worse...hah I spent the next hour trying to make it look new again... The whole next day looking at it and getting annoyed! 

 

Best just to leave it.. It's unavoidable that it will get marked over time. But it does become less noticeable when all of it becomes dirty. (dirty as in finger prints for e.g) Its a strange material and a patented one. You can't clean it to look new again. Regarding the mark left by the cable, if you are still under warranty contact Sennheiser. If not then try and think of it as your own personalised HD800. 

post #7524 of 24297

Haha!  Yea you pretty much sounded exactly like me when I first received it.  Do you think a warranty would help with something like that?

post #7525 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post

Just chiming in for two reasons. 


One being the recent WA2 + HD800 combo - I can say that I thoroughly enjoy this combination and love changing out tubes as they make a big difference and the right ones sound sublime.  (Personally enjoy the stock a lot and the RCA 6AS7G also).  Surprisingly didnt like the 5998, but that is because I wanted more warmth with my 800's. 

The second and most important reason I am posting -


I take very delicate care of my HD800's, but I absolutely hate the brittle mesh silver grille on the outside of the headphone.  Any slight touch of the finger (especially this occurs when I let someone hear them, as they almost always seem to touch this area) and a very visible fingerprint seems to appear and is very hard to clean off.  That is one slight issue, but recently I was taking out the cable and it happened to very slightly scrape the grille as they were coming out and I ended up scratching the grill.  It made me so upset as I am pretty ocd, especially with my nicer audio equipment. 


Does anyone know a way to fix something like that?  The only way I would know how is to send to sennheiser, but ive heard they charge 700 bucks just to look at them.  I could sell my pair and spend a couple hundred bucks to get another brand new pair for cheaper.  What do you guys think? 
I would look into Colorware if I were you. From what I have heard the finish is more robust than the original.
post #7526 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post
 

Haha!  Yea you pretty much sounded exactly like me when I first received it.  Do you think a warranty would help with something like that?

Only one way to find out bud..

A few people have scraped the paintwork trying to prize the cables out. They shouldn't be so tight if they are meant to come out. I'd say damage incurred from this could be under the warranty perhaps? 

post #7527 of 24297

Ok, that sounds good.  I will see what I can find out and if not - then I will maybe go through colorware or something :confused_face: 

 

 

 

Edit:  Oh no! I have looked around ColorWare's site and apparently they do not have an option to customize the inner mesh grill coloring.  Will see the warranty situation tomorrow.


Edited by Dillan - 1/16/14 at 12:43am
post #7528 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post
 

Ok, that sounds good.  I will see what I can find out and if not - then I will maybe go through colorware or something :confused_face: 

 

 

 

Edit:  Oh no! I have looked around ColorWare's site and apparently they do not have an option to customize the inner mesh grill coloring.

Yeah they only color the actual body frame. They don't touch anything that could maybe affect the acoustics. 

post #7529 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Viper2005 View Post
 

Newest member of the HD800 club  ;) SN 269xx

Also have a Black Dragon cable to go with it.

 


That's a really nice stack you have there! I also use the BDv2. Impression with the Yulong amp would be most welcome!

post #7530 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post

Ok, that sounds good.  I will see what I can find out and if not - then I will maybe go through colorware or something confused_face.gif  



Edit:  Oh no! I have looked around ColorWare's site and apparently they do not have an option to customize the inner mesh grill coloring.  Will see the warranty situation tomorrow.
my bad, i thought you meant the small grill in the centre. Soz.
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