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post #8806 of 24298

Sennheiser HD800 with Mass-Kobo 394

 

Very awesome pairing with Mass Kobo 394, very clean and full sounding with massive headroom. Too bad it's for japan market only.

post #8807 of 24298

Ugh. Got home later than I wanted to from a little trip this last weekend, so I definitely haven't gotten in the listening I've wanted to. Here now, though, and it seems heaven resumes. Nice to see so many posts since Friday night.

post #8808 of 24298
RogueGeek, Received my Field diffuse frequency email from Sennheiser yesterday, serial number 282xxx. I believe you have /xxx. Let compare. By the way how do you like your Bifrost/ Asgard with the HD800?
Edited by Dionysus - 3/4/14 at 11:13am
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I am thinking about buying a HD800.   Of course- I am scared out of my mind about the brightness issue.

 

What I'm wondering though- is using computer audio- wouldn't a small amount a equalizing or even crossfeed take care of the issue?

 

I find crossfeed really softens and rounds out those highs?

 

Is the brightness of the headphone workable without ruining it's good points?

 

If so- what recommendations would you give me?

post #8810 of 24298
EQ is fine to use and as most do not use
It much it is a good way to enjoy the headphones
Now next they are a very detailed headphone
And the brightness people speak of is just harshness
In poor recordings. Buy them and enjoy them
And a little increase in the leer level helps and a little take away
At about 6 k helps too.

Al
post #8811 of 24298
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post
 

I am thinking about buying a HD800.   Of course- I am scared out of my mind about the brightness issue.

 

What I'm wondering though- is using computer audio- wouldn't a small amount a equalizing or even crossfeed take care of the issue?

 

I find crossfeed really softens and rounds out those highs?

 

Is the brightness of the headphone workable without ruining it's good points?

 

If so- what recommendations would you give me?

I bet you don't need to EQ them ;) But yeah a little EQ can do wonders if need be. as Alrainbow says, a little notch down at 6-7khz will smooth it out. I don't like crossfeed however, it affects the overall balance and smears the image IME.

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+1. What the above 2 said.
post #8813 of 24298
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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post
 

I am thinking about buying a HD800.   Of course- I am scared out of my mind about the brightness issue.

 

What I'm wondering though- is using computer audio- wouldn't a small amount a equalizing or even crossfeed take care of the issue?

 

I find crossfeed really softens and rounds out those highs?

 

Is the brightness of the headphone workable without ruining it's good points?

 

If so- what recommendations would you give me?

 

Don't be.

 

Yes and maybe.

 

Does it? I like crossfeed quite a lot personally but I've never done it to tame the highs. Maybe I need to listen for that.

 

Yes.

 

Buy them. :D

 

The HD800 is a very transparent transducer. More so than almost any other headphone I know. You can use them as they are and they are great. Some purists don't believe in EQ and that's fine. I personally believe in EQ and feel it can compensate for recording flaws, personal taste or component mismatchs. With EQ the HD800 can be made to be a headshaking basshead dream, a delicate midrange vocalists headphones or a detail monster. Your call really, they are very versatile.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post
 

I am thinking about buying a HD800.   Of course- I am scared out of my mind about the brightness issue.

 

What I'm wondering though- is using computer audio- wouldn't a small amount a equalizing or even crossfeed take care of the issue?

 

I find crossfeed really softens and rounds out those highs?

 

Is the brightness of the headphone workable without ruining it's good points?

 

If so- what recommendations would you give me?

What brightness issue? This has never been a problem for me.  :D Worst case scenario, there's always EQ like others have said.

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Originally Posted by rsbrsvp View Post
 

I am thinking about buying a HD800.   Of course- I am scared out of my mind about the brightness issue.

 

What I'm wondering though- is using computer audio- wouldn't a small amount a equalizing or even crossfeed take care of the issue?

 

I find crossfeed really softens and rounds out those highs?

 

Is the brightness of the headphone workable without ruining it's good points?

 

If so- what recommendations would you give me?

Hi

Surely Senn HD800s must be one of the most easiest headphone to audition?I'm sure if you give your location your'll get an offer from a member who has a pair! I'm listening to mine at I write,no brightness here.

post #8816 of 24298

It's usually best not to audition the HD800's... they're not a really a "wow" pair of headphones, and it's easy to get equipment mismatches in a shop. I recommend just buying them. :cool:

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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

It's usually best not to audition the HD800's... they're not a really a "wow" pair of headphones, and it's easy to get equipment mismatches in a shop. I recommend just buying them. :cool:

Speaking of which, got a fairly new pair on sale right over here in case anyone's interested: HD800

 

PM me if y'all have any questions, comments, or offers ;)

post #8818 of 24298

Cannot resist to post pics of my HD800/HE-4 Head-fi Station :o

 

 

 

 

 

:L3000:

post #8819 of 24298
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Originally Posted by Dionysus View Post

RogueGeek, Received my Field diffuse frequency email from Sennheiser yesterday. Let compare. By the way how do you like your Bifrost/ Asgard with the HD800? certificate (Click to show)

Got mine over the weekend as well. Looks fairly similar.

 

 

What do you guys think?

 

As far as Bifrost Uber and Asgard2 go, I like the Bifrost Uber with it. Works well. I don't like the Asgard 2 at all. Far too bright of an amp to run with an HD 800. The Lyr, on the other hand, seems to be doing well. I know I'll probably be looking at a fairly decent amp upgrades soon, though, to ensure I am squeezing everything I can get out of the HD 800.

post #8820 of 24298
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

Got mine over the weekend as well. Looks fairly similar.

 

What do you guys think?

 

As far as Bifrost Uber and Asgard2 go, I like the Bifrost Uber with it. Works well. I don't like the Asgard 2 at all. Far too bright of an amp to run with an HD 800. The Lyr, on the other hand, seems to be doing well. I know I'll probably be looking at a fairly decent amp upgrades soon, though, to ensure I am squeezing everything I can get out of the HD 800.

 

Your frequency response looks good. I use the Lyr to drive my HD800 and I'm satisfy of they synergy. 

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