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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

This is a bundle of musical enjoyment for me.  TT just came today.  This is my 3rd round with vinyl!  I've missed it for a while now.

Nice! :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 


Hmm...all the tales of chipped paint got me all paranoid.  I treat mine as if they were filled with nitroglycerin. 

 

Perhaps Sennheiser  changed the manufacturing process and the paint is more durable now????

 

I treat mine really well too.

 

The grey outer ring mesh is super delicate and easily shows any light scratches or fingerprints.. (too delicate to be exposed imo)

 

Other than that, I cant see any wear and tear showing with careful use.

 

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

I had that combo! What was that around 1983? I had a Dynavector Ruby too....I am waiting on a new stand before unboxing...Probably next weekend to fire it up. I did get to watch it being set up and we played 1 song to test everything before loading it up for the 300 mile drive home.

Yes, it was 1984. What torture it is to have to wait, huh?
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

I had that combo! What was that around 1983? I had a Dynavector Ruby too....I am waiting on a new stand before unboxing...Probably next weekend to fire it up. I did get to watch it being set up and we played 1 song to test everything before loading it up for the 300 mile drive home.

Yes, it was 1984. What torture it is to have to wait, huh?

I put the box in the other room so I don't have to look at it....I can't wait to fire it up with the HD800's!

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If Sennheiser were to bring out a HD850 what would you want from it?
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

If Sennheiser were to bring out a HD850 what would you want from it?

 

 

A Planar with imaging and the sound stage of the HD800s  :biggrin:

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A Planar with imaging and the sound stage of the HD800s  biggrin.gif
Interesting, what would the planar tech bring to the party? More authoritative bass?
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A rich mid range..  IMO

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

A rich mid range..  IMO
I think that sometimes , but then the HD650 has that and I find it to 'forward' , so I don't know if it would work and allow the soundstage to remain intact?
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post


Interesting, what would the planar tech bring to the party? More authoritative bass?

 

Some awesome liquid thickness only planars make!

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I think that sometimes , but then the HD650 has that and I find it to 'forward' , so I don't know if it would work and allow the soundstage to remain intact?

I'm one of the few that hate the HD600/650  for a lot of things... I like the liquid mids but hate the polite treble... if they only had a little air and a bigger sound stage...

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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

I'm one of the few that hate the HD600/650  for a lot of things... I like the liquid mids but hate the polite treble... if they only had a little air and a bigger sound stage...
So is it possible to get liquid mids with amazing soundstage? I think part of the HD800s 'illusion' is the slightly sucked out mids giving the sense of distance. If you make them more full/liquid suddenly the singer is closer and in your head?. It's a tough compromise!!! Or is it? Can it be done?
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Sucked out mids...? HD800...wut?? :confused:

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

Sucked out mids...? HD800...wut?? :confused:

 

-Daniel

I agree the HD800 has pretty nice mids... but then so do a lot of Grado's (sorry I know this won't fly here lol) BUT they also lack sound stage... the PS500 AND RS1 are of note in the mids department...

 

My perfect headphone would be the love child of the PS500 and HD800... which doesn't exist... because they don't have reproductive organs...

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Sucked out mids...? HD800...wut?? confused.gif

Ok,wrong wording. I actually think the mids on the 800s are 'technically' near perfect. BUT, I feel some body and weight is maybe missing on a subjective level. I can't explain it and I think if it sounded any different it wouldn't preserve the soundstage. Maybe it's because the volume we listen at is decided by the FR. Maybe the other phones go louder in the mids compared to the rest of the range therefore adding more perceived body?
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