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post #9721 of 15820
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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.

post #9722 of 15820
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HD800's kick *** for metal.....

 

+ 1  :D

New Priest coming this year Nigel!!

post #9723 of 15820
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New Priest coming this year Nigel!!

 

Actually, never really been a fan.  :wink:

post #9724 of 15820
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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 #9725 of 15820

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

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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 

post #9728 of 15820
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

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 #9729 of 15820
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!
post #9730 of 15820
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Originally Posted by abhinit90 View Post
 


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 HD800 is going to be a classic headphone is its own right, I'm not sure if I'll ever sell mine. Just as I don't think I'll ever sell my HD650's.

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

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

I always liked the hd650's for metal. For most metal i would pick the 650's over the 800, just because a lot of the metal that i listen isn't recorded the best or is treble heavy - that can be a nightmare on HD800 - even with a WA2 to warm them up. 

 

The 650's give metal recordings a nice meaty body. 

 

 

In saying that  (Tool - A perfect Circle - 1 or 2 Pantera Albums - Megadeths countdown) and a few other albums like Porcupine trees fear of a blank planet all sound great with HD800

post #9732 of 15820
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

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

I always liked the hd650's for metal. For most metal i would pick the 650's over the 800, just because a lot of the metal that i listen isn't recorded the best or is treble heavy - that can be a nightmare on HD800 - even with a WA2 to warm them up. 

 

The 650's give metal recordings a nice meaty body. 

 

 

In saying that  (Tool - A perfect Circle - 1 or 2 Pantera Albums - Megadeths countdown) and a few other albums like Porcupine trees fear of a blank planet all sound great with HD800

I listen tot the 800's at home and the 650's on the road...Nice balance.

post #9733 of 15820

when we are talking about the speed of the HD800 and HE-6 re we talking about impulse speed or decay characteristics?  

 

IIRC HE-6 has faster impulse response but it rings for longer, so yes I tend to agree HE-6 is faster in this way, but the faster decay of HD800 is what makes them sound more agile.

post #9734 of 15820
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Originally Posted by drez View Post
 

when we are talking about the speed of the HD800 and HE-6 re we talking about impulse speed or decay characteristics?  

 

IIRC HE-6 has faster impulse response but it rings for longer, so yes I tend to agree HE-6 is faster in this way, but the faster decay of HD800 is what makes them sound more agile.

 

aren't the orthos and estats stiffer than dynamic ones when we talk about decay??

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I listen tot the 800's at home and the 650's on the road...Nice balance.

used to do that myself. Then i sold the 650's :(

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