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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.


Edited by elvergun - 1/28/14 at 5:35pm
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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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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.

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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. 

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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!

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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: 

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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'.

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

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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: 

 

I really think that the good combo can be found with amp or dac or dac+ amp.. There're many possible way to find the good combination. The point is that finding the good combo needs time and money.  Too many owners didn't take enough time with their HD800.

 

HD800 is for persevering people.  

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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

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

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Spot- on!
This has been my thoughts and experience in the short time that I have had them. I was deciding between these and the two Fostex TH models. While the Fostex sounded sweet at the time, I thought in the back of my mind at the time that the HD800 had so much more potential with the right tweaking. So much more I want to say but I have a hockey game to attend to. More to say later but I am extremely happy with my decision and privileged to be a part of this group. I hope to learn so much more from you guys. Especially on what tubes I could roll with my dac and amp to get the most out of my HD800.
Edited by Rayzilla - 1/29/14 at 6:27am
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That was a good review!

 

I for one think the 800's picky, sensitive ways as to whats in the chain is great!

 

It brings me to the edge of my seat when I upgrade or swap out this or that. 

 

You never know how it will agree or disagree to what you've done and I think that is pretty neat.

 

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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

terrific review.  mirrors my sentiments exactly.

Im so glad I got the hd800 it really is growing on me.  

I was 99% of the way there to ordering a HE6/EF6 combo during Black Friday, I think I would of been happy with that too but really like the comfort of these versus the orthos.

I'm finding it harder to listen to my other headphones now.  I think the hd800 might be the one phone to rule them all!  I might start culling some of my other headphones.

 

the thing Im researching is getting rid of any desktop amps and dacs and going all portable where its just a usb dac/amp and laptop, I been using the dragonfly dac more often then desktop rig.  anyone know of anything usb dac/amp that is up to snuff or is this still dreaming?

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Originally Posted by eantala View Post
 

terrific review.  mirrors my sentiments exactly.

Im so glad I got the hd800 it really is growing on me.  

I was 99% of the way there to ordering a HE6/EF6 combo during Black Friday, I think I would of been happy with that too but really like the comfort of these versus the orthos.

I'm finding it harder to listen to my other headphones now.  I think the hd800 might be the one phone to rule them all!  I might start culling some of my other headphones.

 

the thing Im researching is getting rid of any desktop amps and dacs and going all portable where its just a usb dac/amp and laptop, I been using the dragonfly dac more often then desktop rig.  anyone know of anything usb dac/amp that is up to snuff or is this still dreaming?

 

This here could be interesting if you want to keep it compact and as one single integrated USB/DAC/AMP combo:

 

http://www.ultrahighendreview.com/meridian-explorer-usb-dac/


Edited by TwoEars - 1/29/14 at 10:14am
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Originally Posted by Spakka View Post
 

 

 

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'.

... I wasn't aware of that second part of the greeting and when I realized this, it was already too late ;-)))).

But I don't really mind too much, it's for the greater good of HiFi !

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