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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

:D Your honor, I rest my case and concede that HD800 is indeed a face-tweeter...

 

 

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Bahaha 'fricking face-tweeter' cracked me up hard. biggrin.gif

 

LOL, yeah never pull a quote out of context ;-))).

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LOL, yeah never pull a quote out of context ;-))).


This thread is getting heavy.  That was my attempt to lighten it up.  Epic fail?  :p

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To the contrary, the thread just woke up and got interesting in my estimation.  I'll take animated, science-based (or at least related), substantive discussion over dreamy impressions and redundant generalizations any day of the week.

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Originally Posted by maconhel View Post
 

the HD800 is good with electronic?

 

In fact... it's my favorite headphone for electronic music. Especially with a little bit of EQ.

 

If you have electronic music with a lot of detail, ambience and soundstage they are amazing.

 

Depeche mode, The XX, Cafe del mare, Sasha and John digweed... anything like that and they will shine.

post #9620 of 13325
UERM are better than HD800 on electronic. A bit more bass quantity and the 3D soundstage is perfect for music that has no stage in real life. You float around in the music. I give up a little detail from HD800s but the soundstage more than makes up for it. For any music that originated in real life, though, I prefer HD800 over UERM.
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To the contrary, the thread just woke up and got interesting in my estimation.  I'll take animated, science-based (or at least related), substantive discussion over dreamy impressions and redundant generalizations any day of the week.


Unfortunately, the mod and all these discussions are way old and have been repeated over and over.  We are just beating a dead horse while raising up unnecessary emotion.  That's how I see it.

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I can add this many of the so called issues of the hd800 is really related to the music chain and not the headphones.
Both dacs and amps are to blame. If we had really good speakers and played something and it sounded horrible on our system. We would blame it on the music , DAC or amps. But with the hd800 it becomes just the headphones .

But that will just start another debate so let's not go there in this thread lol.

Al
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I appreciate the HD800.

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 


Unfortunately, the mod and all these discussions are way old and have been repeated over and over.  We are just beating a dead horse while raising up unnecessary emotion.  That's how I see it.

 

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.  

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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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I appreciate the HD800.


Edited by MickeyVee - 3/27/14 at 2:29pm
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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.
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For anyone that has heard both, how does the HD700 compare to the HD800? Am I missing out on much?
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It doesn't compare.
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Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
 

 

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?

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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
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