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post #7726 of 25501
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Have you heard the T5p?
Yes, and it is one of my favorites. I'd slot it 3rd behind the prototype TH900 and the Alpha Dogs. It's by no means neutral or accurate, but it has a fun sound to it that I really enjoyed, especially with classical works. It sounds positively cavernous!
post #7727 of 25501
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I also like Metallica on the Alpha Dog with bass boost, but definitely not on the HD800. 


Edited by pdrm360 - 1/27/14 at 10:56am
post #7728 of 25501
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Yes, and it is one of my favorites. I'd slot it 3rd behind the prototype TH900 and the Alpha Dogs. It's by no means neutral or accurate, but it has a fun sound to it that I really enjoyed, especially with classical works. It sounds positively cavernous!

Interesting.

 

I would put the T5p ahead of the of the Alpha Dog.  

 

I have not heard the TH900...but with so many people putting it so high on their lists, I'm now curious.  Someone had them at a recent meet - I saw them, but I forgot to stop by to listen to them.:triportsad:

post #7729 of 25501
The retail TH900 sounds completely different. It's way too bassy. The proto was warm but fairly neutral.
post #7730 of 25501
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The retail TH900 sounds completely different. It's way too bassy. The proto was warm but fairly neutral.


How do like the UERM? I got to hear it again this weekend and it's almost like a mini-HD800. Really impressive.

post #7731 of 25501
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The retail TH900 sounds completely different. It's way too bassy. The proto was warm but fairly neutral.

I agree with this.  It also has a midrange suck out that bothers the heck out of me.

post #7732 of 25501
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How do like the UERM? I got to hear it again this weekend and it's almost like a mini-HD800. Really impressive.
My UERM doesn't really sound like my HD800. It is in the ball park, but the UERM is warmer with more bass and less sparkle up top. Detail is still very good on the UERM, but the HD800 is superior. I prefer the soundstage of the UERM, however. It is holographic, very 3D. The HD800 is the closest I've heard from full size headphones, but it's not perfect. So while there are similarities, there are more differences.
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I agree with this.  It also has a midrange suck out that bothers the heck out of me.

 

Yep-overbearing bass at times-and mid suckout sucked. The ZDSE helped in both of those regards though-but I still greatly prefered the HD800 in all aspects to it.

 

-Daniel

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Has anyone tried the Moon Audio Black Dragon V2 cable for the HD800? I am finding it difficult to find reviews, although a number seem to be being resold, which may tell its own story (or not). I would also be grateful to hear from anyone with cable suggestions for these cans, The SAA Endorphin looks fantastic, but I am not prepared to send the cans away to have a cable fitted. PMs welcome, except from cable deniers. Thanks.

post #7735 of 25501
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Has anyone tried the Moon Audio Black Dragon V2 cable for the HD800? I am finding it difficult to find reviews, although a number seem to be being resold, which may tell its own story (or not). I would also be grateful to hear from anyone with cable suggestions for these cans, The SAA Endorphin looks fantastic, but I am not prepared to send the cans away to have a cable fitted. PMs welcome, except from cable deniers. Thanks.

There are plug and play version of the SAA endorphin cable. You need not send your hd800 away.
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Has anyone tried the Moon Audio Black Dragon V2 cable for the HD800? I am finding it difficult to find reviews, although a number seem to be being resold, which may tell its own story (or not). I would also be grateful to hear from anyone with cable suggestions for these cans, The SAA Endorphin looks fantastic, but I am not prepared to send the cans away to have a cable fitted. PMs welcome, except from cable deniers. Thanks.

 

Forget the alternatives Amictus. Contact Steve at Q Audio. You won't be disappointed.

post #7737 of 25501

the HD 800 is definitely a faster headphone than T1, though the T1 is still pretty fast compared to alot of other headphones. i prefer T1 as all rounder, but with GSX the HD 800 sounds so good it can work for everything as well, and sounds alot better than T1 at the end, it scales much higher. 

 

i do love the T1 though, being my favorite headphone for a very long time.

 

and i plan on rebuying HD 800 sometime in the future, for now i'm happy with HE-6 as its better all rounder for me.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 1/28/14 at 1:40am
post #7738 of 25501
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

Has anyone tried the Moon Audio Black Dragon V2 cable for the HD800? I am finding it difficult to find reviews, although a number seem to be being resold, which may tell its own story (or not). I would also be grateful to hear from anyone with cable suggestions for these cans, The SAA Endorphin looks fantastic, but I am not prepared to send the cans away to have a cable fitted. PMs welcome, except from cable deniers. Thanks.

 

post #7739 of 25501

That looks like a new entry point to the driver to get the SAA Endorphin hardwired, rather than using the previous plug in entry, correct ?

When looking at the 2 microscopic pins in the orig. HD800 plugs, I think going hardwired is much better.

post #7740 of 25501

The Moon Black Dragon V2 is excellent with the the HD800. I am doing a review on three Moon cable for Positive Feedback. The Black Dragon for the HE6 and HD800 and the Silver Dragon for the lCVDX and LCD 2 and the Moon cables  are all great cables. I really like the HD800 cable from Drew stable as well ad Steve Q cables for the lCD headphones . Cannot go wrong with either of these cable makers both do outstanding work and provide quality products.

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