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post #7981 of 24295

 

 

this is an agara agh-01gx. a 13 000 usd$ balanced Japanese headphone amplifier.  wonder if anyone has ever heard this with hd 800.

post #7982 of 24295
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Good to know.  I will look up this poster.  At $2,500 + new amping requirement the HD-800 will be here to stay.

 

Maybe less amping requirements.

post #7983 of 24295
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it is gonna take a monumental pair of cans from sennheiser to dethrone the hd 800. absolutely monumental.

Very true.

 

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I think HD800's are going to be around for a very, very long time.

 

With their ring drive technology and large light membranes they are pretty much the perfect transparent transducer, almost impossible to improve upon.

 

It's recordings, DACs and AMPs that are flawed... not the HD800.

 

 

 

 

Yup. In all honesty, I wouldn't change a thing with the sound at all. My only ever quip is to have a shorter cable :)

 

It took a very long time to design and they got it right. It just took a little while for peeps to realize it. Most folks had gone straight from the HD650 to the new HD800 and thought 'wooah this is a bit treble happy!' But in fact it was the 650 that was treble deficient.. (in a nice way) 

 

Soundstage, imaging, dynamics, tone, detail, transparency. I've not heard a dynamic headphone that can touch it in any of these areas.

 

(I sound like a proper fanboy haha maybe I am!) 

post #7984 of 24295

Darn, that was a solid reason for not even thinking about owning this new flagship headphone :D.

 

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Maybe less amping requirements.

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As to the talk about a new Sennheiser flagship … A poster named "Nomax" has strongly hinted in other threads that Sennheiser will be releasing a new flagship in the second half of this year. He has further hinted that it will not be a dynamic headphone, and will likely be priced around $2,500. I take these rumors seriously because Nomax was dead on in his prerelease rumors regarding the AKG 812 and the SPL Phonitor 2.

 

There was an interview with Alex Grell and I don't remember the exact phrasing but he hinted something along the lines of "well Sennheiser has a lot past experience with orthodynamic headphone".

 

*IF* Sennheiser is going to release a new top headphone in the near future I can definitely believe that it will be an ortho.

post #7986 of 24295

I just went into my usual store and got my prodigal son back. I thought alot about it in the recent months and today I wote a few mails and got it back for a good EU price. S/N 28XXX :regular_smile : 

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I would like a them to release a HD850. In my mind it would be the same kind of sidegrade that the 650 was to the 600. It would be more coloured but more fun and forgiving . I think to achieve this it would only need a touch more bass and slightly richer mids whilst retaining all the characteristics of the 800s ie soundstage , speed , detail etc.(or maybe even improving them slightly as well!) That would be my perfect headphone right there.
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I would like a them to release a HD850. In my mind it would be the same kind of sidegrade that the 650 was to the 600. It would be more coloured but more fun and forgiving . I think to achieve this it would only need a touch more bass and slightly richer mids whilst retaining all the characteristics of the 800s ie soundstage , speed , detail etc.(or maybe even improving them slightly as well!) That would be my perfect headphone right there.

Actually if they used the same drivers in a closed back hp, might be interesting. Bassier and fuller. Wouldn't be my ideal but it could be a nice compliment. 

post #7989 of 24295

I'm in!!!

 

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post #7990 of 24295
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I would like a them to release a HD850. In my mind it would be the same kind of sidegrade that the 650 was to the 600. It would be more coloured but more fun and forgiving . I think to achieve this it would only need a touch more bass and slightly richer mids whilst retaining all the characteristics of the 800s ie soundstage , speed , detail etc.(or maybe even improving them slightly as well!) That would be my perfect headphone right there.

In that case just get a P1u for your HD800s. wink.gif

-Daniel
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I have recently started listening to my HD800s again. It is really quite a sensational pair of Headphones, especially out of the Cavalli LAu balanced. 

 

 

Probably, one of the best amps that I have heard the HD800 off. The other amp is the ALO SS with fancy tubes, a Nordost power cord and Stealth Sakra interconnects that my good friend owns. A shame that the ALO is only single ended as I feel the HD800 sounds slightly better balanced.

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One of the two best headphones I've ever listened to. They both are in the picture above.

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^^ Indeed! 

post #7994 of 24295

spkrs01 and jackskelly,

 

Would you classify the SR-009 as a headphone of a different league compared to the HD800, or would you classify both of them as headphones of the same level, with one of them being "slightly?" better?

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Different strengths. The level of refinement the SR-009 has makes it seem on another level, but there are shortcomings that bring it back down to competing on the level of HD800s.
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