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post #8386 of 14126
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I used the WA6 HD800 combo for a few months waiting for my BHA-1 to arrive and it was somewhat lifeless and boring. Lacked sparkle even with the Sophia 274b. It was a relief when the BHA-1 finally came.

 

How does the M-Stage compares to the BHA-1 with HD800? I've also heard the same thing as MickeyVee that BHA-1 is more on the bright side, can you verify this?

 

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Yes mate, go for the WA2! Though one of the reason for me to go for the WA2 is because it uses the same drive tube as the WA3, makes things simpler.

post #8387 of 14126
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

 

How does the M-Stage compares to the BHA-1 with HD800? I've also heard the same thing as MickeyVee that BHA-1 is more on the bright side, can you verify this?

 

 

Yes mate, go for the WA2! Though one of the reason for me to go for the WA2 is because it uses the same drive tube as the WA3, makes things simpler.

I can confirn WA2/HD800 i have that combo and it sounds great. I also have T1 but prefer the HD800/WA2 combo. 

post #8388 of 14126

I'm enjoying the WA7/HD800 combo with EH tubes.

 

post #8389 of 14126
Nice setup. Do you have any other DAC. To try with the WA7 ?

Al
post #8390 of 14126
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Nice setup. Do you have any other DAC. To try with the WA7 ?

Al

Unfortunately, only the FiiO E17.  I'm fairly content with the DAC for the time being and would only upgrade after listening in person to higher end DACs.  I'm tempted to get the Schiit Bifrost..

post #8391 of 14126
Good idea to listen first. I had that setup sounds good with those cans. In fact that setup sounded great with every can or iem I had. . Try to get a mini meet with other people .

Al
post #8392 of 14126
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Originally Posted by mediumraresteak View Post

Unfortunately, only the FiiO E17.  I'm fairly content with the DAC for the time being and would only upgrade after listening in person to higher end DACs.  I'm tempted to get the Schiit Bifrost..

I'm also content with the built-in DAC inside WA7. But I'm also thinking of DSD-capable DAC once I starts collecting DSD music or converting my SACD biggrin.gif
post #8393 of 14126
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

How does the M-Stage compares to the BHA-1 with HD800? I've also heard the same thing as MickeyVee that BHA-1 is more on the bright side, can you verify this?
BHA-1 is slightly brighter, but with better control and better soundstage. The M-Stage is warmer than neutral but not significantly so, highs are detailed but can be a little shimmery, certainly forgivable given it's price. The GS-X incoming is sort of meeting these in the middle, so not warm or bright, a bit more relaxed than the BHA-1, but not as relaxed as the M-Stage all the while the most natural and detailed I've ever heard the HD800s. (I did audition before ordering)
post #8394 of 14126

So this came through on the deals thread...

 

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

Hey all. Got some news from www.razordogaudio.com. They'll be no longer carrying Sennheiser products. But while they still have stock, all Sennheiser products over $250 will get 20% off while supplies last, including the HD 800! Use coupon code RAZORDOG20. 

 

Brings the HD 800 down to $1,199.96, no tax and free shipping. How good is this price? How low has it gotten in the past?

post #8395 of 14126
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

So this came through on the deals thread...

 

 

Brings the HD 800 down to $1,199.96, no tax and free shipping. How good is this price? How low has it gotten in the past?

 

I bought mine for $889...but that price was an oddity. 

post #8396 of 14126
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I bought mine for $889...but that price was an oddity. 

Yeah, beyond the oddities, how's $1200 brand new through an authorized dealer?

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Question is... are they still an Authorized Dealer if they aren't selling Sennheiser anymore?
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For the full warranty, they need to be one at the time of purchase. I don't think there is going to be a problem here. Thoughts on price?

post #8399 of 14126
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For the full warranty, they need to be one at the time of purchase. I don't think there is going to be a problem here. Thoughts on price?

 

Good price for new if full warranty is given IMO. You aren't going to find them new for much cheaper..

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Good price for new if full warranty is given IMO. You aren't going to find them new for much cheaper..

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