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post #9616 of 19510

x2 - I appreciate them - I don't find them bright - they're great with electronic music - loving them with New Order - Deadmou5 - Avicii - ATB -

Just enjoying them and watching the debates.

I guess I'm not an audiophile :blink: I like my Grado RS1i too.

OMG - I'm starting to write like Al.

All in good fun and music appreciation:biggrin:

 

Purrin - re your post a couple of pages back - I've gotta try the HDVD800 Balanced.

 

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

I appreciate the HD800.


Edited by MickeyVee - 3/27/14 at 2:29pm
post #9617 of 19510
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post


It's like working with a sports car with too much understeer like the old Porsche 911s circa early 90s. One works with the suspension to try to fix it rather than buy a C4 Corvette.

When it was introduced in 1989, many people complained that the 964 C4 understeered, but that was just because they thought an AWD 911 was an abomination. But the 964 C4 did not have "too much understeer," it simply had less tendency to oversteer than the primitive torsion bar 911's that came before it.
post #9618 of 19510
For anyone that has heard both, how does the HD700 compare to the HD800? Am I missing out on much?
post #9619 of 19510
It doesn't compare.
post #9620 of 19510
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By that logic, we should just shut the site down and put an end to all these silly redundant discussions about headphones.  Been there done that ;)

 

I see passion where you see unnecessary emotion.  There's nothing wrong with people stating their positions with conviction, especially if they can credibly back those positions up and reconcile them with reliable measurements or authorities, and provided we all steer clear of ad hominems.  You're still young to the thread.  Hang around for a few more years, and I imagine you will view the occasional lively debate as an interesting diversion rather than something that ruffles your feathers in a bad way.  

Let's just say that I agree 50% with what you said. ;)  I do have to ask you about your mainline though.

How is it compared to amps you had before with the HD800?

post #9621 of 19510
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You can also include me on the side of, I don't find them bright either, especially coming from HD700 which where brighter but I also enjoyed, and I don't consider myself a treble head by any stretch.

I just ordered the HDVD800 ( thank you AL) and I'm really looking forward to next weekend. It also looks like by all accounts, I may have to spring for a set of balances cable too damn.
Man now I'm starting to Truly understand the term thrown around soft frequently here regrading my wallet, it hates me right now.
Any recommendations on a set of balanced cables that don't cost the prices of a small compact car smily_headphones1.gif.
I really am not a believer of the whole cable thing, for me it's more snake oil, with all due respect to those who have a different opinion. I just need a good quality cable that won't cost a fortune. Thanks in advance.
Edited by Dionysus - 3/27/14 at 6:27pm
post #9622 of 19510
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Any recommendations on a set of balanced cables that don't cost the prices of a small compact car smily_headphones1.gif.
I really am not a believer of the whole cable thing, for me it's more snake oil, with all due respect to those who have a different opinion. I just need a good quality cable that won't cost a fortune. Thanks in advance.

Sorry about your wallet mate ;).

I am in the process of ordering a cable from Norne Audio. From looking around, the price level seems to be reasonable.

Others can easily go from $500 to $1200 depending on length and type of plugs.

And more importantly I don't want to skew anything in the sound of the HD800.

You will for sure enjoy it earlier than me whatever cable you go for, your amp will be there soon.

A GS-X is not that easy to get ... :(;) but then :D.

post #9623 of 19510
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Originally Posted by Dionysus View Post


You can also include me on the side of, I don't find them bright either, especially coming from HD700 which where brighter but I also enjoyed, and I don't consider myself a treble head by any stretch.

I just ordered the HDVD800 ( thank you AL) and I'm really looking forward to next weekend. It also looks like by all accounts, I may have to spring for a set of balances cable too damn.
Man now I'm starting to Truly understand the term thrown around soft frequently here regrading my wallet, it hates me right now.
Any recommendations on a set of balanced cables that don't cost the prices of a small compact car smily_headphones1.gif.
I really am not a believer of the whole cable thing, for me it's more snake oil, with all due respect to those who have a different opinion. I just need a good quality cable that won't cost a fortune. Thanks in advance.

Here is a link:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5M-8Ft-Upgrade-Cable-For-SENNHEISER-HD800-with-Balanced-XLR-4pins-CANNON-PLUG-/221219807298?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3381ba6042

 

I am listening to them now through my Auralic Taurus. They sound great. I think we have the same opinion of "high end" cables. I am located in Asia but I did get very fast delivery by paying for the upgrade in shipping. After that I noticed that Tam is selling the same cable for much more.

post #9624 of 19510
I like the norne stuff looks very nice, the site is a little convoluted and hard to navigate properly, they seem to have just got that particular site going. Anyways still looking I have sometime any more recommendation welcomed please.
post #9625 of 19510

Quick question, how easy would it be to blow the drivers with a Crack + Speedball? I ask because I have my knob set at 6 o clock being zero volume and listen to it around a 7:30 with a bugle boy. Last night I paused my music and put in an E80CC Siemens which has a louder volume and hit play. It was quite the shock and I quickly turned down the volume. Does the sudden burst of sound damage the drivers vs a gradual increase in volume? 

post #9626 of 19510

If speaker dynamic drivers are any indication, I've never killed a driver with sudden bursts. The voice coil winding only goes so far so over-excursion is unlikely - the driver surround will keep the diaphragm in place. 

 

I have killed drivers with sustained high power though. Voice coil overheats and "melts".


Edited by purrin - 3/27/14 at 8:42pm
post #9627 of 19510
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Originally Posted by Dionysus View Post



Any recommendations on a set of balanced cables that don't cost the prices of a small compact car smily_headphones1.gif.

I really am not a believer of the whole cable thing, for me it's more snake oil, with all due respect to those who have a different opinion. I just need a good quality cable that won't cost a fortune. Thanks in advance.

 





You can always just reterminate the stock cable and make a balanced to TRS adaptor with the cable that you cut off to reterminate. Thats what I had done.
post #9628 of 19510
Forza cables are quite reasonably priced, compared to other boutique cable makers.
post #9629 of 19510
'Q' french silk are nice, also.
post #9630 of 19510
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'Q' french silk are nice, also.

Are we still talking about cables, or stockings? Coz if its the latter... Yeah baby..:wink_face: 

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