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post #8716 of 24288
I bought mine back in December during the great Amazon sellout. It's 25xxx. I think it was sitting in their warehouse for a while hence the sellout.
post #8717 of 24288

mine is 26xx i bought them in December - to sell 2000 in 2 months seems like a lot.  

post #8718 of 24288

worldwide! I don't think that number is high at all.

post #8719 of 24288
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mine is 26xx i bought them in December - to sell 2000 in 2 months seems like a lot.  

 

I also bought mine in December and it's 25xxx. 2000 in 2 months would probably mean $3m a month from HD800 alone (assuming they are getting $1500 a pair), quite a lot of money indeed!

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Just found out I can get a set of these for $670 before tax through a sick work deal. Only problem is, I only have an Asgard 1, and a little dot mk III. What should I do?

post #8721 of 24288
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Just found out I can get a set of these for $670 before tax through a sick work deal. Only problem is, I only have an Asgard 1, and a little dot mk III. What should I do?

 

$670? :blink: Sigh I paid $1,900 (NZD) for mine.. the world is unfair :confused_face:

post #8722 of 24288
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$670? :blink: Sigh I paid $1,900 (NZD) for mine.. the world is unfair :confused_face:

 

That would CAD as well so $600 ish USD. It's a good deal for sure. I need to know if the amps i have are worth trying, or if I'm better off buying something new while I'm at it.

post #8723 of 24288
Little dot 3 will probably work best. It is an OTL design. I had one with my HD580s many years ago.
post #8724 of 24288
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Just found out I can get a set of these for $670 before tax through a sick work deal. Only problem is, I only have an Asgard 1, and a little dot mk III. What should I do?

maybe get a vali - its held in high regard by some and its cheap. move onto something else later. 

 

just a side note - i haven't actually heard it, im going by what others have said. 


Edited by magiccabbage - 2/27/14 at 1:47pm
post #8725 of 24288
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Just found out I can get a set of these for $670 before tax through a sick work deal. Only problem is, I only have an Asgard 1, and a little dot mk III. What should I do?
Dude, you gotta hook your fellow Canuck (aka. me biggrin.gif) up with that sick price.

On a different note, I am eyeing a local ad for a pair of HD800. The current owner says that the cans have some minor paint chips on it that are quite common on them, though he didn't indicate where those pain chips are. Is this really a common occurrence? Reportedly, the serial number is in the 12k range, and the headphones comes with a 5-feet Cardas cable instead of the stock ones.

What else should I look for in terms of visible / invisible damage and overall conditions in general?
post #8726 of 24288
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Little dot 3 will probably work best. It is an OTL design. I had one with my HD580s many years ago.

OTL? 

 

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

maybe get a vali - its held in high regard by some and its cheap. move onto something else later. 

 

just a side note - i haven't actually heard it, im going by what others have said. 

Vali is better than asgard? Wow.. can anyone that has listened confirm?

 

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Dude, you gotta hook your fellow Canuck (aka. me biggrin.gif) up with that sick price.
 

Haha I might get in troubs but if I can swing it we'll see ;)

post #8727 of 24288

So I read through the manual because I had nothing better to do just now and it says I can get a diffuse-field frequency response from Sennheiser directly if I visit the site with my serial number. Just went through the site, but I can't seem to find it. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

post #8728 of 24288
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Vali is better than asgard? Wow.. can anyone that has listened confirm?
I wouldn't say the Vali necessarily sounds "better" than the Asgard, but some prefer prefers the warmth and dynamics of tube amps over solid state, and the HD800 pairs quite well with the Vali. At $120 new (or cheaper if used), it is hard to complain about its shortcomings, but be wary of ringing / microphonic issues.
post #8729 of 24288
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I wouldn't say the Vali necessarily sounds "better" than the Asgard, but some prefer prefers the warmth and dynamics of tube amps over solid state, and the HD800 pairs quite well with the Vali. At $120 new (or cheaper if used), it is hard to complain about its shortcomings, but be wary of ringing / microphonic issues.

Ah I see, makes sense. Is it considered to be more detailed than the Little dot MkIII though?

post #8730 of 24288
Output Transformer-Less, OTL. Works well for high impedance phones.
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