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post #7621 of 24297
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Yes. Me and the HD800s. It's only a matter of time and money. I'm so looking forward to being a full member of this excellent thread. :tongue_smile:

 

Totally worth it IMO, I feel like HD800's are a watershed headphone on my journey.

post #7622 of 24297
I've just changed the pads on the 800s for the first time (the old ones were a bit worn ) it was really easy to do and they feel like new again. They are actually a lot firmer out of the box than I remember and especially compared to my worn ones. Now time to listen to some of my favourite albums to see if the sound has changed with brand new pads ! Any excuse for an extended listening session smily_headphones1.gif
post #7623 of 24297
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Well - to Mambosenior and all you nay-sayers... I must tell you that the HD650s just blew my left ear off with the force of the first piccolo entry in Shostakovich's First Symphony (Barshai)!!! There is plenty of treble when it's there and when it's needed. IMHO and in the humble opinion of my set-up: Oppo103, Audiolab M-DAC, Kimber Kable Silver Streak, Schiit Lyr with Tungram tubes on this occasion, Russ Andrews HD650 replacement cable. YMMV, of course.

 



It's good to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that HD650 has plenty of treble. To my ears, it has the perfect treble quantity. In some instances, I have to EQ the treble down. It proves that we all hear differently.
post #7624 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 


Well - to Mambosenior and all you nay-sayers... I must tell you that the HD650s just blew my left ear off with the force of the first piccolo entry in Shostakovich's First Symphony (Barshai)!!! There is plenty of treble when it's there and when it's needed. IMHO and in the humble opinion of my set-up: Oppo103, Audiolab M-DAC, Kimber Kable Silver Streak, Schiit Lyr with Tungram tubes on this occasion, Russ Andrews HD650 replacement cable. YMMV, of course.


It's good to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that HD650 has plenty of treble. To my ears, it has the perfect treble quantity. In some instances, I have to EQ the treble down. It proves that we all hear differently.

 

You posted this to the wrong thread! :D 


Edited by pdrm360 - 1/22/14 at 2:34pm
post #7625 of 24297

^^ The HD800 lovers cannot hear the trebles on any other headphones than the HD800. 

post #7626 of 24297
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You posted this to the wrong threat! :D


Don't you threaden me! :wink_face:

post #7627 of 24297
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Don't you threaden me! :wink_face:

LOL, it was my typo :D 


Edited by pdrm360 - 1/22/14 at 2:36pm
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http://seanolive.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-perception-and-measurement-of.html?m=1

Interesting, the HD800 is very close to the target curve that the research is suggesting. Sennheiser really did nail it!
post #7629 of 24297

how do you guys keep dust/carpet fibers, etc  off the earcups, ?

do you roll do a few rounds with the lint roller ?

 

I was using lcd2/he500 for a for a while with the leather cups so this never was a problem..

 

wish I could put pleather/leather type earcups on these..

post #7630 of 24297
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how do you guys keep dust/carpet fibers, etc  off the earcups, ?

do you roll do a few rounds with the lint roller ?

 

I was using lcd2/he500 for a for a while with the leather cups so this never was a problem..

 

wish I could put pleather/leather type earcups on these..


I have mine new but also thought already about the lint roller to take off some dust at some point of time. Once I get some replacement pads, I will try to cover them with some very thin leather to have a surface that is less prone to attract any particles.

post #7631 of 24297
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Originally Posted by eantala View Post
 

how do you guys keep dust/carpet fibers, etc  off the earcups, ?

do you roll do a few rounds with the lint roller ?

 

I was using lcd2/he500 for a for a while with the leather cups so this never was a problem..

 

wish I could put pleather/leather type earcups on these..

 

Yea I really hate this.  Sometimes I will use a lint roller, but even that doesn't seem too efficient.  I keep my headphones in cases and boxes instead of headphone stands.. Especially in my listening room which somehow gets very dusty. 

post #7632 of 24297

lint roller it is..

 

btw I got some adapter earings so I could use the hd800 with balanced Q french silk cable (steve eddy is a great guy) with my  mjolnir amp.  I have to say this thing is just scary good on classical/film scores.  

 

It took me 15 minutes to figure out you just pull the cables right off, thought they came off in some special way, lol.

post #7633 of 24297

Have committed to a pair of HD800s. The HD650s are looking shifty and sad. Many thanks to the contributors to this thread whose thoughts, rants and raves have helped me to this decision.

post #7634 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

Have committed to a pair of HD800s. The HD650s are looking shifty and sad. Many thanks to the contributors to this thread whose thoughts, rants and raves have helped me to this decision.

:beerchug: 

post #7635 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

Have committed to a pair of HD800s. The HD650s are looking shifty and sad. Many thanks to the contributors to this thread whose thoughts, rants and raves have helped me to this decision.

:beerchug: .. HD800 & HD650 complement imo perfectly. 

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