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post #8176 of 24348
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

Without western electric 422a. I preferred wa2 for hd 800

Mostly the wa22 has less bass and its harder to get 6sn7 that are noise free vs the 6922s

+1.

 

As I've found this out for myself so far.  :D

post #8177 of 24348

Mine just came today from amazon. Not really wowing me relative to my other models, but these are good enough that I won't be returning them. My other headphones are the Shure SRH940, Audeze LCD XC, Fischer FA-003 (I sold this it was really bad) and Shure SE425 (not in the same universe as the other three).

 

These are also extremely comfortable.

post #8178 of 24348
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 

Mine just came today from amazon. Not really wowing me relative to my other models, but these are good enough that I won't be returning them. My other headphones are the Shure SRH940, Audeze LCD XC, Fischer FA-003 (I sold this it was really bad) and Shure SE425 (not in the same universe as the other three).

 

These are also extremely comfortable.


Gratz.  What amp are you driving the HD800 with?

post #8179 of 24348
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post

Mine just came today from amazon. Not really wowing me relative to my other models, but these are good enough that I won't be returning them. My other headphones are the Shure SRH940, Audeze LCD XC, Fischer FA-003 (I sold this it was really bad) and Shure SE425 (not in the same universe as the other three).

These are also extremely comfortable.
The wow comes later after you've listened to the HD800s for a while then go back to your other cans, then you wow at how much of a step down they are wink.gif
post #8180 of 24348
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 


Gratz.  What amp are you driving the HD800 with?


I might be the only person on head-fi driving all of my headphones primarily from my phone, a samsung galaxy note 2 (with its Wolfson DAC). I also have a receiver which I used for a while, and which seemed to inject slightly more bass and mids into the HD800s. This is my first high impedance headphone, though, so I might buy an amp.

post #8181 of 24348
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


The wow comes later after you've listened to the HD800s for a while then go back to your other cans, then you wow at how much of a step down they are wink.gif


I don't mean to criticize them. They're good enough that I'm definitely not returning them. They're like the SRH940s with less distortion, and better mids and bass.


Edited by ag8908 - 2/14/14 at 3:50pm
post #8182 of 24348
If you don't want to spend much, get a Schiit Vali ($119) or Matrix M-Stage HPA-2 w/USB DAC ($320). I can't comment on the Vali, but the M-Stage will get the HD800s playing to nearly their potential.
post #8183 of 24348
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 


I might be the only person on head-fi driving all of my headphones primarily from my phone, a samsung galaxy note 2 (with its Wolfson DAC). I also have a receiver which I used for a while, and which seemed to inject slightly more bass and mids into the HD800s. This is my first high impedance headphone, though, so I might buy an amp.

 

You "might" buy an amp?  I would hope you'd invest in that and a quality source as well.

 

Ignorance can truly be bliss but HD800s from a Galaxy is like water boarding yourself.

post #8184 of 24348
I am glad yup said it. The good news is when and if he gets a good amp wow will he be happy.

Al
post #8185 of 24348
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 


I might be the only person on head-fi driving all of my headphones primarily from my phone, a samsung galaxy note 2 (with its Wolfson DAC). I also have a receiver which I used for a while, and which seemed to inject slightly more bass and mids into the HD800s. This is my first high impedance headphone, though, so I might buy an amp.

 

I drove my Momentum for a long while from my iPhone and always thought the music is already so good. One day, I purchased a nice portable dac/amp and discovered a totally different world on my Momentum. Then the long journey of headphone + dac + amp search continues....

post #8186 of 24348

Hey guys

 

Ive been waiting for my tax return and it has finally arrived. I been looking at classified section but the price is really high in the $1300 range but you do get a different set of cords with that price. So my question is it worth it to buy a used set older then 2 years out of warranty but get a higher end cord with it for the price?

For new all I see is $1500 range, so it leaves me with a opportunity for the ColorWare version where I can select my color for a $100 more then regular retail price. 

I will be using the HD800 with a Asus Xonar STX, Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro, and a TEAC UD-H01.

 

Anyone would like to add there 2 cents would be great...

 

Thanks

post #8187 of 24348
Save the money on the wires unless you want it balanced. Also used is fine. And enjoy the headphones. What I would ask is the synergy of the dac amp you will be using. My two cents

Al
post #8188 of 24348
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

You already crowing it the champ without even seeing it let alone hearing it?  The BA is still suppose to be the King of the hill - says the EC fan club - correct?

 

I knew I should have put 'should' before that. Feel better??

 

-Daniel

post #8189 of 24348
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 


They're like the SRH940s with less distortion, and better mids and bass.

 

A Corvette is like a Chevy Malibu with more HP, and better handling and brakes.

post #8190 of 24348
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 


I might be the only person on head-fi driving all of my headphones primarily from my phone, a samsung galaxy note 2 (with its Wolfson DAC). I also have a receiver which I used for a while, and which seemed to inject slightly more bass and mids into the HD800s. This is my first high impedance headphone, though, so I might buy an amp.

That's the reason you didn't get a big wow.  :D

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