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post #9721 of 19164
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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.

post #9722 of 19164
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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 #9723 of 19164
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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 #9724 of 19164

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 #9725 of 19164
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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??

post #9726 of 19164
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

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 :(

post #9727 of 19164
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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 :(

I don't see that happening around here....

post #9728 of 19164
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and you from Birmingham....What is the world coming to? :D

 

Ha ha ha....come to think of it I don't like Black Sabbath much either.  :rolleyes:

post #9729 of 19164

anyone have driect experience using the Chord Hugo with hd800.

this Hugo looks very interesting the type of product Ive been waiting for for a long time,

 

anyone have any feeback?

post #9730 of 19164
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Ha ha ha....come to think of it I don't like Black Sabbath much either.  :rolleyes:

 

This guy needs to be banned. :p

post #9731 of 19164
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This guy needs to be banned. :p

 

+1..  Hold on, you are talking about me!

post #9732 of 19164

Hi!  

 

I've been leaning back and forth between the HD800 and the Audeze LCD2/X for a long time and right now I'm leaning towards the HD800. I have a pair of HD650 that I am very happy with and I like sennheiser quite a lot. Another factor which favors the HD800 is that it is much easier to get here i Scandinavia compared to the Audeze headphones. 

 

I've got a Schiit Vali incoming which, as I've understood, I will be very happy with. However, I only have a musicstreamer II DAC, what would the logical step up be regarding DAC? 

 

Thanks 

post #9733 of 19164
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Originally Posted by eantala View Post
 

anyone have driect experience using the Chord Hugo with hd800.

this Hugo looks very interesting the type of product Ive been waiting for for a long time,

 

anyone have any feeback?

The Hugo is the best portable dac/amp for the HD800 I heard so far. Excellent tonal balance, extension, bass impact and abundant power to drive the HD800, Lcd  X .... Took me 40 secs to take out my wallet when trying the Hugo with my HD 800 in the shop.

post #9734 of 19164
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Originally Posted by Blasyrkh View Post

aren't the orthos and estats stiffer than dynamic ones when we talk about decay??
No, HD800s out-do them in decay.
post #9735 of 19164
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


No, HD800s out-do them in decay.

 

actually it's what i meant...stiffer is intended as a bad thing

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