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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.

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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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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.

 

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

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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
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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.

 

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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.

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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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i have Black Dragon V2 Premium HD800 Headphone Cable from moon audio and I like it a lot.  I wish they made the same version of this cable in the silver dragon line with all the same hardware for the hd 800.

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He probably will make it for you if you ask for the silver but I think it may be too bright for the hd800 which is why he probably does not offer it.

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Originally Posted by icebear View Post
 

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.

 

Nope same entry point..

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+1 for Q. They're a beautiful looking and sounding cable. Have them for my HD800. Had the Black Dragon for my HD650 and from a comfort level, the Q wins hands down.  SQ wise, you probably can't go wrong with either.

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

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I'm not having much luck quoting MickeyVee and olor1n, but thanks to both of you. I'll live with the stock cable for a little while, and then start thinking...

 

Partly thanks to Jan Meier and his excellent across-the-board sale, I have just made a sHiDnificant purc800se. (http://www.meier-audio.homepage.t-online.de/) I wish that I had more euros lying fallow - his DAC looks good. He is certainly nice to deal with. I'll post when the Meisterwerk arrives. :)

 

Thanks again to all who have commented.

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The HD 800 sure does sound good on the Meier Daccord + Classic Stack.

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