or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread - Page 602

post #9016 of 24367
Wow I need to,listen again I have only used it a few times last year . I never did any comparisons. . Now this will be interesting . As it does get good reviews for the hd800 headphone. .

Al
post #9017 of 24367
Quote:
Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

you still liking the DNA HD800 combo? Any improvements after burn in? Maybe you could tease us with some pics? You get your new DAC yet? 

 

Sorry bout all the questions. 

I don't have the DNA - sorry..

post #9018 of 24367
May I ask what dacs did you guys use , and did it have it's own volume control . If it did you should use the volume in the amp not the dac .

I will,have to try it again. I use it but with iems .

Al
post #9019 of 24367
Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

I don't have the DNA - sorry..

Sorry that was meant for greed. for some reason i thought i seen his profile picture - my bad.

post #9020 of 24367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

I don't like the Phonitor/Auditor combo with HD800s. Makes them sound dull.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

^^  Same here.

 

Oh thank jebus because I don't want to spend $1900.

post #9021 of 24367

The upcoming violectric V220/V281 has preamp out.

post #9022 of 24367

There is also the Auralic Taurus :)

post #9023 of 24367

Just curiously - is there an ee lurking in the thread who can explain the difference between the headphone out and preamp outputs in these units?  I'm wondering how hard it would be to take a well regarded diy amp like the krell ksa5 klone, dynalo mk2, or even something like the wire, and add a preamp output.  

 

Edit to add, as an aside, that if anyone has been waiting on a bottlehead sale to bite at a mainline - there's a site wide 10% off starting this evening/through tomorrow ( http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,5878.msg56710.html#new ).  If you are willing to pick up a soldering iron and want a highly resolved, uncolored parafeed tube amp that mates perfectly with hd800's, has excellent timbre, effortless transients, tight impactful bass and extended, but never strident, trebles, now's your chance.    


Edited by skeptic - 3/10/14 at 6:57pm
post #9024 of 24367
Quote:
Originally Posted by binot View Post

Hi.. Whilst awaiting the arrival of my new cable, I'd like to get some inputs on how difficult it is to remove the original HD800 cables. Are the plugs very tight? Is it a simple straight pull? I'm a bit nervous .. smily_headphones1.gif

Any tricks or tips?


Thanks

post #9025 of 24367
No better way to describe it: The Questyle with HD800 is like the end of Kung Fu Hustle where the guy unlocks his true potential and is simply on a whole new level.
post #9026 of 24367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonido View Post

No better way to describe it: The Questyle with HD800 is like the end of Kung Fu Hustle where the guy unlocks his true potential and is simply on a whole new level.


LOL

post #9027 of 24367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonido View Post

No better way to describe it: The Questyle with HD800 is like the end of Kung Fu Hustle where the guy unlocks his true potential and is simply on a whole new level.

 

What do you think about the CMA800R vs the HDVA600 / HDVD800?

post #9028 of 24367
Quote:
Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

 

What do you think about the CMA800R vs the HDVA600 / HDVD800?


I personally haven't heard the Sennheiser amps.

post #9029 of 24367
Quote:
Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

Cool. For for SS amps with preamps, it's looking like the following so far.
  • Questyle CMA800R
  • Lehmannaudio Linear SE
  • Senn HDVA 600
  • Bryston BHA-1
  • Luxman P-1u
  • Schiit Ragnarok (potentially)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Rogue, are you keeping this to a certain price range? The M-Stage ($280) and GS-X mk2 ($2800) are both SS and have preamps and work well with HD800s.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

How about the Phonitor? 

It's like seeing the rest of my life in amps. Looks like I'm going to have to work until I'm 80+...
post #9030 of 24367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amictus View Post




It's like seeing the rest of my life in amps. Looks like I'm going to have to work until I'm 80+...

ROTFL

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: High-end Audio Forum
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread