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post #7741 of 19169

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.

post #7742 of 19169

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.

post #7743 of 19169
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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..

post #7744 of 19169

+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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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post
 

 

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

post #7745 of 19169

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.

post #7746 of 19169

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

post #7747 of 19169
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

The retail TH900 sounds completely different. It's way too bassy. The proto was warm but fairly neutral.

 

Geez...it seems that everything that Fostex makes must be modified in order to sound good.


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post #7748 of 19169
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

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

Had to wait a while (2 weeks) to get that combo as they ship from Germany, but well worth the wait.   Jan Meier is also easy to work with.

 

The speed of the HD800 is amazing, I was rocking "Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy" SACD by Elton John tonight.  I compared the HD800 head to head with T1 and I was surprised at how much better this disc sounded with the HD800.   

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post #7750 of 19169
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

One more review in case anyone's interested:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-800-headphones/reviews/10337


Oh, yes, TwoEars. I am 6-8 days away from receiving a pair - I was definitely interested in your careful review. Thank you.

post #7751 of 19169
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

One more review in case anyone's interested:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-800-headphones/reviews/10337

 

Great review. I fully agree with you and my experience with HD800 is exactly the same. 

post #7752 of 19169
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

One more review in case anyone's interested:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-hd-800-headphones/reviews/10337

 

Spot- on!

post #7753 of 19169

Indeed great review, sums it up pretty accurately.

I have the exact same impressions although I can comment on the amp part.

Currently I have hooked the HD800 directly to my e20 DAC.

It's hard to imagine that it will be even better when driven balanced with a GS-XMkII ....waiting..... waiting ..... waiting. :rolleyes: 

post #7754 of 19169
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Originally Posted by icebear View Post
 

Indeed great review, sums it up pretty accurately.

I have the exact same impressions although I can comment on the amp part.

Currently I have hooked the HD800 directly to my e20 DAC.

It's hard to imagine that it will be even better when driven balanced with a GS-XMkII ....waiting..... waiting ..... waiting. :rolleyes: 

 

 

They certainly are a pair of phones that keep surprising with each upgrade. I am finding I don't want to upgrade, but I also want to see how far I can push them, as the saying goes 'welcome to head-fi, sorry for your wallet'.

post #7755 of 19169

Thanks for the kind words, glad you liked the review. :beerchug:

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