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post #8581 of 25155
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There's always the STAX SR009.
Don't say I've never warned you. biggrin.gif

There is no way I can justify that price. That being said, there way no way I could justify the HD 800 price a year ago either.

post #8582 of 25155
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There is no way I can justify that price. That being said, there way no way I could justify the HD 800 price a year ago either.

Aint that what most of us said when we first started this hobby? biggrin.gif
Having said that, I still have the mental block in buying an amplifier and DAC that cost more than the HD800
post #8583 of 25155
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Thanks akhyar and roguegeek. I really don't see any reason to go beyond these, for me they are it. Their super detailed, expansive, yet involving sound is quite addictive. I don't see a reason to get anything else.

There's always the STAX SR009.
Don't say I've never warned you. biggrin.gif

I heard the HD-800 driven by the HDVD-800 and my GS-Xmk2, at the same time as my 009 / BHSE, and I preferred the SQ from the 009 / BHSE, and that was while using the SED tubes.
I've since started using Psvane EL34PH's with my BHSE, and for me the PH's have taken the SQ from the 009's to another level.
post #8584 of 25155

My Crack died on me (bad solder most likely), and I'll have to fix it later. With my Vali at work, all I got left is the headphone out from my Emotiva DC-1 DAC. I'm pleasantly surprised by its performance. It's not as euphonic or musical as my Crack, but it seems to draw out more detail. Though not at the level of the Vali, nor having the Vali's airy treble qualities. Seems to have a signature in between Crack and Vali. So that makes it okay, but not notable or especially great in any way.

 

So apparently the DC-1 has a default +2 dB bass boost. For me the level bass it about the same as with my Bottlehead setup, so I guess I was getting that bass boost naturally. While it has the same level of bass, it lacks the body for some reason that my Quickie+Crack gave.


Edited by Sonido - 2/24/14 at 12:47am
post #8585 of 25155
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I heard the HD-800 driven by the HDVD-800 and my GS-Xmk2, at the same time as my 009 / BHSE, and I preferred the SQ from the 009 / BHSE, and that was while using the SED tubes.
I've since started using Psvane EL34PH's with my BHSE, and for me the PH's have taken the SQ from the 009's to another level.

what is the hd800 like with hdvd800 compared to GXX MK2?

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Has anyone heard the HD800 paired with the Burson HA-160D, or DS?
post #8587 of 25155
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Has anyone heard the HD800 paired with the Burson HA-160D, or DS?

 

Some said it's quite a sibilant pairing IIRC.

 

That said, I'm quite curious on how does the Conductor fares against HDVD800 if anyone has heard both.

post #8588 of 25155
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Has anyone heard the HD800 paired with the Burson HA-160D, or DS?

i think Macedonian hero has. 

post #8589 of 25155
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Has anyone heard the HD800 paired with the Burson HA-160D, or DS?


Sharp and dry.

Sold the Burson in less than a month after I acquired the HD800.

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I had the HA-160 a while ago, I believe it's the same amp section inside.

 

It was a fantastic pairing with HD650, it really brought that headphone alive and gave it some extra kick and presence. Very highly recommended.

 

But the HA-160 didn't suit the HD800 at all. The bass got flabby and bloated and a lot of detail and texture was lot.

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Has anyone heard the HD800 paired with the Burson HA-160D

 

post #8592 of 25155
David have you listened to the HE60 and compared it to the 009. ?

Al
post #8593 of 25155
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post


what is the hd800 like with hdvd800 compared to GXX MK2?

Because head-fier britneedadvice only wanted to do a comparison between his HD-800 / HDVD-800 and my 009 / BHSE, my GS-Xmk2 was only listened to for a very short time, so I can't recall what the difference was between the two dynamic amps.
David ( britneedadvice ) did the comparison to find out whether the 009 / BHSE were worth getting, and AFAIK he didn't think so, however it would be interesting to know his thoughts if he got to hear the 009 / BHSE using the Psvane EL34PH tubes.
post #8594 of 25155
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

David have you listened to the HE60 and compared it to the 009. ?

Al

Hi Al,

If this is the David you're asking, then no I've never heard the Senn HE60.
post #8595 of 25155
Yes it was sorry I was hoping it was your name. Anyway. I have a pair and I really do like them better than the 009.

They color I am sure but they are like the he6 compared to the hd800. The 800 is more accurate but the sound coming from the he6 is more pleasing. I use Wes for now as the BHSE is now almost 9 moths and waiting. Can you PM me the tube upgrade you are talking about. My Wes has the upgrades and I really like it. But when the BHSE comes in I will do a comparison and sell one of them.

Al
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