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post #8536 of 24290

Define proven. People are running everything from a Schiit Val to the Woo's to GS-X to DNA to Cavalli. :blink: I still don't know where to go with an amp or how much to plan for but $1.5K-$2K seems to be the magic number where the HD800 start to shine.

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Next the hd800 is a great headphone to start with. And try buying a proven used amp. 
 
post #8537 of 24290
Ok relax. I can give you some choices
And there are others here as well who can help
And remember used is best to start
I a heeding out to diner I'll post when I get back.
Al
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 2/22/14 at 3:33pm
post #8538 of 24290

I'm relaxed :biggrin: Have spent the last 6 months reading everything I can - In the $1.5K mark, I think I have it down to the Woo WA2, Senn HDVA 600, DNA Sonnett 2 (worried about the 56mw in300 ohms) only 1 of which I can audition local and that the HDVA600. Not much of a used market in Canada and getting anything across the border is a pain, expensive (10% dollar difference plus shipping plus fees and taxes) or both.  In the interim, the Naim & Vali are doing well.

post #8539 of 24290
Good reading is fundamental. LOL. we can help. And the hdvd600 is a good choice to start . The stratus is good too but needs tube upgrade

Al
post #8540 of 24290
The only thing left in this hobby to improve on is transducers and they are pretty much nailed. Most well built Amps and dacs are as good as our ears/ transducer need to reproduce the recorded sound accurately.
post #8541 of 24290
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I think I am misunderstanding something here . I did not do any thing any different most all else here. Inwas simply putting it in perspective as I see it now. I also have my speakers back when the first CD players were being sold. It's only about 20 years or so there is CPU audio. But I do agree with demisnishing returns. But if you say that the dac is least important always , then we have to part there.

Al


Yeah once you got a great transparent set of headphones like the HD800 that really rely on your chain, then sure the DAC could be the most important and difference making piece of gear. But try to recommending a $1000+ DAC as the next step to someone on the Help and Recommendations forum who's looking to upgrade from their M50. That would be absurd. Spend your money on headphones first, then at a certain point, other gear. Here's my own view: From $0 to $200, spend on just headphones (ie. M50, HD598). After that amping and DAC starts to matter (HD600, DT880), but shouldn't be more than the cost of the headphone since they don't scale as much compared to TOTL headphones (HD800, HE-6), and money is better spend getting a TOTL headphone. Once you have that TOTL headphone, then sure, spend many times more the cost on the amp and DAC because now you will be able to notice a difference with a TOTL headphone.

post #8542 of 24290
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

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?

Sennheiser has assured me that ALL items sold by us until we are out of stock are covered by full warranty. We will continue to order product until March 9th. I'm guessing we will be completely sold out by end of March. 


Edited by Brian L - 2/22/14 at 4:33pm
post #8543 of 24290
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Originally Posted by Brian L View Post
 

Sennheiser has assured me that ALL items sold by us until we are out of stock are covered by full warranty. We will continue to order product until March 9th. I'm guessing we will be completely sold out by end of March. 

Oh thank jebus. Can't wait to get my HD 800 from you guys!

post #8544 of 24290
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

I'm relaxed biggrin.gif  Have spent the last 6 months reading everything I can - In the $1.5K mark, I think I have it down to the Woo WA2, Senn HDVA 600, DNA Sonnett 2 (worried about the 56mw in300 ohms) only 1 of which I can audition local and that the HDVA600. Not much of a used market in Canada and getting anything across the border is a pain, expensive (10% dollar difference plus shipping plus fees and taxes) or both.  In the interim, the Naim & Vali are doing well.
Don't be too worried about the Sonnet 2, if you have questions though send an email to Donald and he will get you fixed up.
post #8545 of 24290
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

^^ I think MacedonianHero used to drive the HD800 by the Lyr, and he also compared the Lyr with some other amps for the HD800. Maybe he can help! 

It was one of the amps I had on hand and the Concerto, MAD Ear+HD, and GS-1 (that I had on had at the time) all bested the Lyr. It really seemed to only work well with the LCD-2s. 

post #8546 of 24290
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

It was one of the amps I had on hand and the Concerto, MAD Ear+HD, and GS-1 (that I had on had at the time) all bested the Lyr. It really seemed to only work well with the LCD-2s. 

Your a contributor now - cool. 

post #8547 of 24290
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Your a contributor now - cool. 

I'm still waiting on my merit-badge. ;)

post #8548 of 24290
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

It was one of the amps I had on hand and the Concerto, MAD Ear+HD, and GS-1 (that I had on had at the time) all bested the Lyr. It really seemed to only work well with the LCD-2s. 

 

I seem to remember a time when the Lyr was one of the highest recommendable amp for HD800.. How time passes by

post #8549 of 24290
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

 

I seem to remember a time when the Lyr was one of the highest recommendable amp for HD800..

I thought it was a fine ortho amp though. 

post #8550 of 24290
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

I seem to remember a time when the Lyr was one of the highest recommendable amp for HD800.. How time passes by
Really? I've never seen it mentioned as even a good combo. From the start it was aimed at orthos. Look at the first thread it specifically talks up it's 6W of power. Sounds like an amp designed for HE-6.
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