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post #8506 of 25124
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Thanks I will. Innovations is where I bought the MSB dac from. They sell Wilson audio speakers there.
I much prefere the infinitys I have to them

Al


Please do. From what I understand you should really like their philosophy. And they sound very, very nice... the sound is kind of understated but tends to suck you in...

 

Also have a listen to the naim dac if you haven't heard it. Very fun and energetic.

 

Back to the HD800's....

 

Ok - so honest question: How many actually noticed any difference when running them balanced? How much would you say? What's biggest difference (if any) that you noticed?

post #8507 of 25124
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 


 

 

Ok - so honest question: How many actually noticed any difference when running them balanced?  What's biggest difference (if any) that you noticed?

The volume? :D

post #8508 of 25124
I honestly do not hear any change when using the hd800
Balanced other than the volume or when the amp used sounds better
Used balanced. Example is the woo wa 22
It sounds far better than SE. So my view on this is it is amp
Base change and not the headphone.
I also have a phonitor amp. It gels great with the
Hd800.

As for the other dacs I will have a listen
But it's really tough to listen to a room with speakers
You do not know and make a judgement.
When i demo info bring my own music that I use
For reference. This is how I picked the msb
Stack.
Al
post #8509 of 25124
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I honestly do not hear any change when using the hd800
Balanced other than the volume or when the amp used sounds better
Used balanced. Example is the woo wa 22
It sounds far better than SE. So my view on this is it is amp
Base change and not the headphone.
I also have a phonitor amp. It gels great with the
Hd800.

As for the other dacs I will have a listen
But it's really tough to listen to a room with speakers
You do not know and make a judgement.
When i demo info bring my own music that I use
For reference. This is how I picked the msb
Stack.
Al

 

What about the HDVD800 SE output? do you notice any difference using the single ended vs balanced output?

post #8510 of 25124
I will try this today and post my opinion.

Al
post #8511 of 25124
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I will try this today and post my opinion.

Al

 

Cheers

post #8512 of 25124

.Wrong bb sorry


Edited by JamieMcC - 2/22/14 at 7:42am
post #8513 of 25124

wrong place man

post #8514 of 25124

Thats what happens when you have two many pages open! All sorted cheers.

post #8515 of 25124
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Originally Posted by pila405 View Post
 

I am really interested in everyone's opinion on the EQ I use at the moment with the HD800 (assuming the rest of you gear is neutral). (Foobar2K; Graphic Equalizer component):


**I know every headphone measures a bit differently, but if Sennheiser's QC is good enough, the FR should be close.

Thats quite a big dip at the 6k. I personally would try a little less (3 db at most) and I wouldn't have the 4 or 5k dipped at all, as they are already low(4k) and flat (5k) naturally. The 8 and 10k I would dip but a little less than the 6. 

 

Having the bass going higher at the lowest frequencies will probably give you quite a muddy sound too. You will have the resonances exaggerated. I would lift the bass between 50 and 100hz and then let it roll off gently. After all the sub bass of the hd800 is very good, but more impact can be achieved by creating a hump.  

 

This is ofcourse just my two cents :) 

post #8516 of 25124
You can try but 3 db is not easily heard as a change. Even though it is a 50 dip in sound pressure. . If you think not pick a freq anything 4 k. And have a friend change back and forth. As long as the volume is not effected you most likely will be not able to hear the change. It might effect the staging , but not clearly to pick out.

Al
post #8517 of 25124

I have to disagree bud, 2db is a big change to my ears! 3 db is quite a contrast. 

post #8518 of 25124
With my IEMS it is not
Maybe with your headphones
But have you had someone do the A/B
AS I asked it's easy at some freqs but not
At others
Al
post #8519 of 25124
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

With my IEMS it is not
Maybe with your headphones
But have you had someone do the A/B
AS I asked it's easy at some freqs but not
At others
Al

Yeah really don't need to do an A/B test. A quick click to switch the eq off and I hear the difference. 

 

Must stress that I don't EQ the HD800. I personally don't think they need it. But I can understand anyone wanting to change the sound to cater for a warmer preference.  I do EQ other headphones with very good results though. Both AKG and Grado's desperately need it in the upper mids IMO. 

post #8520 of 25124
Yes but depending on the amp for me they do. Also when you go back and forth does the sound level change. As in my hdpr10. It is a pain as when you enable the EQ it drops about 6 db in spud level
Al
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