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post #8641 of 25453

Had the HD800s for six weeks now and...

 

all my other headphones are gathering dust.

post #8642 of 25453
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Originally Posted by eantala View Post

hd800 sounding so good tonight , cant believe their performance ceiling is so high which I haven't gotten close to.. thinking of buying a primo amp for them like the GS X mk2 ... Im already eyeing out a few things I need to sell so I can start saving up..
Add Schiit Ragnarok to your list. Everyone is hoping it plays well with HD800s. It should be out very soon.
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Add Schiit Ragnarok to your list. Everyone is hoping it plays well with HD800s. It should be out very soon.

Have you listened to Ragnarok/HD800 combo or as you said, everyone is hoping that it would play well with HD800?

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For a very short time, I heard head-fier britneedadvice's HD-800's with my GS-Xmk2 and yes they're nice sounding headphone, ( just a bit too much soundstage for my liking ) but since using Psvane EL34PH tubes with my BHSE, for me the 009's are easily the best sounding headphones. ( or should I say Earspeakers ) I've ever heard.
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So is it the general consensus that Bryston BHA-1 is a solid amp for the HD800? I'm thinking of replacing my Mjolnir, but not sure if it's worth the investment,

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Originally Posted by Hedonism View Post
 

So is it the general consensus that Bryston BHA-1 is a solid amp for the HD800? I'm thinking of replacing my Mjolnir, but not sure if it's worth the investment,


Not going to give you any amazing improvements I don't think. The mjolnir is a pretty darn capable amp.

 

If you really want to step up your amp game for the HD800 should should probably be looking at a tube amp. Eddie Current super seven for instance.

 

Or wait until the Ragnarok is introduced and see how that turns out.

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Originally Posted by Hedonism View Post
 

So is it the general consensus that Bryston BHA-1 is a solid amp for the HD800? I'm thinking of replacing my Mjolnir, but not sure if it's worth the investment,

 

That would be a side grade in performance and an upgrade in cost.


Edited by preproman - 2/26/14 at 4:24am
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How about the hdvd600
Al
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How about the hdvd600
Al

Good question.  The reviews of the HDV800 and 600 are all over the place.

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It seems that way to me too
But that is a really neutral amp.
It is the most neutral amp I have ever herd
If the music is not really good it makes your teeth rattle
Even if I use my ref DAC it is just WOW WE
but it does make the headphones sing when
Good stuff is playing. For me EQ a little down
At 6 k and add as little at 200 and down
And then it is fine
Al
post #8651 of 25453

Alright, thanks for that! I'll keep my Mjolnir for now, and look to upgrade my source instead, which most likely needs something better so that I can properly feed the HD800s.

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Originally Posted by Hedonism View Post
 

Alright, thanks for that! I'll keep my Mjolnir for now, and look to upgrade my source instead, which most likely needs something better so that I can properly feed the HD800s.

What's the budget for the DAC?

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1000ish. I'm thinking of selling my HE500 and Uber-bifrost to finance the upgrade, though I'm debating whether or not I really want to sell the HE500 at this point. It still holds it's own against the HD800, given the right genres. What the HD800 excels at though, leaves the HE500 in the dust.

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Be smart and get the Burson Conductor with the PCM 1793 board installed. For me and my HD800 is the best possible choice and everything is in a single box. If you do not have the cash, get the Conductor SL 1793 instead.

You'll not experience a more "real" sound in this price range.
post #8655 of 25453

Or the AudioGD Master-9.

 

My Master-6 is stunning with the HD800's so the warmer, fuller ( as per a few users reports) sounding Master-9 should be a top class SS amp for the HD800's

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