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HD800's kick *** for metal.....


Thank you mate,hope to be a new entrant into this world. Hard to justify the price though :|

 

any idea about source?

Any dealer is going to charge list. Sometimes you can find a good deal via Audiogon.com. Also, check with any local dealer about trading in another piece of gear. I swapped in a piece of used gear in near mint condition and got a nice trade in value.

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Any dealer is going to charge list. Sometimes you can find a good deal via Audiogon.com. Also, check with any local dealer about trading in another piece of gear. I swapped in a piece of used gear in near mint condition and got a nice trade in value.


I'm getting them for about 920 usd shipped but that's a lot for me. Considering I won't be buying any cables, amps or dacs for it :|

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Any dealer is going to charge list. Sometimes you can find a good deal via Audiogon.com. Also, check with any local dealer about trading in another piece of gear. I swapped in a piece of used gear in near mint condition and got a nice trade in value.


I'm getting them for about 920 usd shipped but that's a lot for me. Considering I won't be buying any cables, amps or dacs for it :|

That is a fantastic price....It may be expensive, but you will have them for years!

post #9709 of 25126
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That is a fantastic price....It may be expensive, but you will have them for years!


the thought of a new flagship down the line in a couple of years (highly unlikely) makes me a bit un-nerved. And that I won't be able to sell it, nor will I be able to upgrade my source

 

but who am I kidding

 

post #9710 of 25126
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

That is a fantastic price....It may be expensive, but you will have them for years!


the thought of a new flagship down the line in a couple of years (highly unlikely) makes me a bit un-nerved. And that I won't be able to sell it, nor will I be able to upgrade my source

 

but who am I kidding

 

The "Threat" of newer and better is always there in this hobby....I still use the HD650's regular...Great gear still sounds great even when a successor arrives.

post #9711 of 25126
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HD800's kick *** for metal.....

 

+ 1  :D

post #9712 of 25126
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+1

 

The HD800's do sound faster because they are leaner than the HE6's but I have not found anything the HE6's can't keep up with, so the point is moot IMO.

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HD800's kick *** for metal.....

 

+ 1  :D

New Priest coming this year Nigel!!

post #9714 of 25126
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New Priest coming this year Nigel!!

 

Actually, never really been a fan.  :wink:

post #9715 of 25126
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New Priest coming this year Nigel!!

 

Actually, never really been a fan.  :wink:

and you from Birmingham....What is the world coming to? :D

post #9716 of 25126

Leaner doesn't make them faster - it just makes them leaner.  

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He said it was a moot point, and that they just sound (seem) faster because they are leaner. Nobody's attacking your preciousness Prep. ;)

 

-Daniel

post #9718 of 25126

Thanks for the tip, I didn't even think about using an EQ. I do enjoy the sound and can easily close my eyes and get lost in it. I think I just prefer closed headphones, but that is just a personal preference. I will keep pushing them on a daily basis to see if 50+ hrs of burn in improves my impressions. 

 

Thanks again 

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He said it was a moot point, and that they just sound (seem) faster because they are leaner. Nobody's attacking your preciousness Prep. ;)

 

-Daniel

 I hear ya Daniel..

post #9720 of 25126
I have also been enjoying my 800s with some metal since that is the majority of what I listen too. Still waiting on the movers to get me my 009s back though, then the comparison can take place!
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