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post #7996 of 25182

That's a good question. In some ways I think it's in a different league, and in some ways it's very similar. The HD 800's are still quite incredible, I love them a lot. Their look and soundstage are incredible, and they can still connect to an Ipod, jaja (unlike any STAX headphones).

post #7997 of 25182

I don't mean to be rude, but according to the K812 thread it appears that the K812 is suffering from a quality inconsistently problem already. Perhaps AKG should hire no fewer than 16 acoustics experts and measure their headphones for several days each against an acoustic diffuse field calibrated with an accuracy of +/- 0.1dB.

post #7998 of 25182
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I don't mean to be rude, but according to the K812 thread it appears that the K812 is suffering from a quality inconsistently problem already. Perhaps AKG should hire no fewer than 16 acoustics experts and measure their headphones for several days each against an acoustic diffuse field calibrated with an accuracy of +/- 0.1dB.

 

What does the K812 have to do with the HD 800? You aren't being rude, I don't get it :p

post #7999 of 25182
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What does the K812 have to do with the HD 800? You aren't being rude, I don't get it :p

 

I'm comparing the level of the quality control of them :D The HD800 has always been known as a marvel of quality consistency. I guess, indirectly, this proves it.

post #8000 of 25182
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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?

 

Purely based on listening....

 

The 009 is the better pair of headphones, and on a different level. It is far more refined sounding plus, for me, it beautifies the reproduction of what you are listening.

 

  

 

 

I can have all my favorite headphones running simultaneously volume matched and allowing for my preferences, it would be:-

 

Abyss > 009

 

HD800 > 007 > TH900

post #8001 of 25182
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Purely based on listening....

The 009 is the better pair of headphones, and on a different level. It is far more refined sounding plus, for me, it beautifies the reproduction of what you are listening.

  




I can have all my favorite headphones running simultaneously volume matched and allowing for my preferences, it would be:-

Abyss > 009
 
HD800 > 007 > TH900
That's heaven right there! Wow.
post #8002 of 25182

I believe Tyll of inner fidelity ranks the HD800 above the Abyss. He did an abyss review and didn't exactly shower it with praise while he still very much liked the HD800. Could be wrong here but that's what I got reading between the lines. But he's a HD800 fan...

 

Just shows how much personal preference plays a part at this level.


Edited by TwoEars - 2/8/14 at 11:14pm
post #8003 of 25182

Beware Tyll tested Abyss prototype that not reflect exactly the final production

post #8004 of 25182
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Beware Tyll tested Abyss prototype that not reflect exactly the final production

 

This the HD800 appreciation thread. The HD800 is superior. :biggrin:

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This the HD800 appreciation thread. The HD800 is superior. :biggrin:

+1 :tongue_smile:

 

Also, I do believe that although Tyll rates the HD800 as the best dynamic hp available. His personal preference is for darker sound sigs like Audeze. The treble was a little too much for him subjectively, in his review.  

post #8006 of 25182

From my own personal experience, the best dynamic headphones are easily the HD 800. Whilst the best planars are the Abyss and the best (currently still in production) electrostatics are the SR-009. 

Comparing the three, I would place the HD 800 as being on par with the Abyss and the SR-009 as slightly above both.

Having said that, I'd take the HD 800 any day.

post #8007 of 25182

I will give a feedback about the Abyss in a few day and compare it to my preferred headphone the HD800 haha

post #8008 of 25182

Abyss driven by a Liquid Gold = great but IMO, a bit overpriced.  At that $ range, there're a lot of options that would give comparable or even better SQ, subjectively of course.

post #8009 of 25182

What could be better ?

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What could be better ?

 

Your own string quartet? The price isn't far off... :rolleyes:

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