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post #7531 of 24372
Sorry to throw a dumb question into this august thread... Anyone have an opinion as to where the best place is to buy the HD800s in the UK? (Or from the UK?). Clearly, I want to avoid counterfeits, old stock, etc...
post #7532 of 24372
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post

Sorry to throw a dumb question into this august thread... Anyone have an opinion as to where the best place is to buy the HD800s in the UK? (Or from the UK?). Clearly, I want to avoid counterfeits, old stock, etc...

Shoot Sennheiser sales support an email for authorized dealers in your area.

post #7533 of 24372
Hifi lounge and custom cable are sennheiser club Orpheus dealers. I have dealt with both and can recommend them. Great service .
post #7534 of 24372
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post

Sorry to throw a dumb question into this august thread... Anyone have an opinion as to where the best place is to buy the HD800s in the UK? (Or from the UK?). Clearly, I want to avoid counterfeits, old stock, etc...

I bought mine from Petertyson.co.uk last spring, came the next day. Mine were brand new and from the very latest batch. I did have to ring them up for the order though, the website prompted me to call them during the check out process. They were very helpful and professional. 

 

http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz/ebz_product_pages/sennheiser_hd800.shtml

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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post

Sorry to throw a dumb question into this august thread... Anyone have an opinion as to where the best place is to buy the HD800s in the UK? (Or from the UK?). Clearly, I want to avoid counterfeits, old stock, etc...

 

I got mine from Audio Affair in Birmingham.

 

They also offer 30 refund guarantee just in case you did not like them. I fully expected to send mine back, guess what happened!!   :wink_face:

post #7536 of 24372
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post
 

 

I got mine from Audio Affair in Birmingham.

 

They also offer 30 refund guarantee just in case you did not like them. I fully expected to send mine back, guess what happened!!   :wink_face:

I think you've been lucky there my friend.

 

I've tried Audio Affair 3 times... 1st time they they sent me a defective Creek amplifier. Second time a second hand amplifier (after waiting weeks) Third time they just didn't send a cable that I ordered. Had to go though quite a process to get my money back. 

 

I did give them another chance when I was enquiring about the HD800. The manager said he would call me straight back to do the order. Guess what? He never called back. Not my favorite company at all. Judging by the negative feedback on the web I'm not the only one...

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

The Yulong A18 is very sweet sounding, and lots of punch to the sound. I really want to try it with the XLR out. There is a lot of bass from these phones! (and come from LCD2s)
I really should not have bought the BDv2 as I really prefer the sound of the stock cable (blasphemy, yes I know). With the BD I feel the sound is more veiled and brings the phone closer to the LCD2 than I would like. The reason I bought the cable at the same time as the phones was that the pair I listened to a few weeks ago, on the same rig, sounded peaky in certain songs.. this one does not, oddly.
I've requested the frequency graph from Sennheiser.. it will be interesting to see it.
Edited by Viper2005 - 1/16/14 at 10:55am
post #7538 of 24372
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Shoot Sennheiser sales support an email for authorized dealers in your area.

 

 

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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Hifi lounge and custom cable are sennheiser club Orpheus dealers. I have dealt with both and can recommend them. Great service .

 

 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

I bought mine from Petertyson.co.uk last spring, came the next day. Mine were brand new and from the very latest batch. I did have to ring them up for the order though, the website prompted me to call them during the check out process. They were very helpful and professional. 

 

http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz/ebz_product_pages/sennheiser_hd800.shtml

 

 

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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post
 

 

I got mine from Audio Affair in Birmingham.

 

They also offer 30 refund guarantee just in case you did not like them. I fully expected to send mine back, guess what happened!!   :wink_face:


Thank you so much, folks. That's added a couple of possibilities that I haven't come across yet. Amused by the nigeljames' experience - we do tell ourselves comforting stories, don't we? I'm just going to try them out... I'm going to put up with the amps I've got already... etc. etc.  Another rabbit-hole beckons. Thank you all again!

post #7539 of 24372
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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

 

Do you recommend any tube upgrade for the WA2? 

post #7540 of 24372
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

Thank you so much, folks. That's added a couple of possibilities that I haven't come across yet. Amused by the nigeljames' experience - we do tell ourselves comforting stories, don't we? I'm just going to try them out... I'm going to put up with the amps I've got already... etc. etc.  Another rabbit-hole beckons. Thank you all again!

Another rabbit hole?? ah crap...you means there's more than one :eek: ??? all this time I have just been going deeper into the first one :blink: 


Edited by bearFNF - 1/16/14 at 12:17pm
post #7541 of 24372
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

I think you've been lucky there my friend.

 

I've tried Audio Affair 3 times... 1st time they they sent me a defective Creek amplifier. Second time a second hand amplifier (after waiting weeks) Third time they just didn't send a cable that I ordered. Had to go though quite a process to get my money back. 

 

I did give them another chance when I was enquiring about the HD800. The manager said he would call me straight back to do the order. Guess what? He never called back. Not my favorite company at all. Judging by the negative feedback on the web I'm not the only one...

 

I think you might be right. I recently e-mailed them 3 times regarding another matter and never got a reply.

 

At least I am local so I could pick up what I wanted without be given the runaround.

post #7542 of 24372

Got the Frequency graph from Sennheiser today for my HD800 SN 269XX..

I like that they email it now instead of snail mail  :P

 

post #7543 of 24372
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Originally Posted by Viper2005 View Post
 

Got the Frequency graph from Sennheiser today for my HD800 SN 269XX..

I like that they email it now instead of snail mail  :P

It looks exactly same as mine. :beerchug:

post #7544 of 24372

Guys how do you request such graph?

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Originally Posted by Pustik View Post
 

Guys how do you request such graph?

 

http://en-de.sennheiser.com/service-support-services-register-your-product

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