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Thanks for the help guys. I just wanted to be sure about the build as this time around I'm looking for a headphone that can last me for several years (Also, my planars breaking down only made me more cautious).

 

I think I will eventually get mine colorwared. Just have to decide on the colours as well as matte vs. glossy finish.

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I maybe wrong, but I think Colorware no longer offers repainting service for HD800.
You will have to buy the headphones from them.
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I went on colorware's site today and they had the option to send in your own HD800 and they'll colorware it for $299. Supposedly a 2 week process. Am I missing something here?

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I stand corrected.
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Can anyone compare to Grado PS1000?

Thanks.

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Polar opposite.
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And what about the LCD3?

 

Nice profile pic btw.

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^ still quite different in sound signature.  Comfort is also opposite.  :D

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Can anyone compare to Grado PS1000?

Thanks.



Grado PS1000 has a very intimate soundstage.  But its mids - vocals in particular sound golden and is given better texture and push than the HD800's.  But that's the only thing I found in the PS1000 to be better than the HD800.  The rest - IMHO I hand to HD800 in terms of technical superiority.

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Grado PS1000 has a very intimate soundstage.  But its mids - vocals in particular sound golden and is given better texture and push than the HD800's.  But that's the only thing I found in the PS1000 to be better than the HD800.  The rest - IMHO I hand to HD800 in terms of technical superiority.

wow, i haven't heard the PS1000 yet but there's more textured mid than HD800?  That I got to try.

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wow, i haven't heard the PS1000 yet but there's more textured mid than HD800?  That I got to try.


 

Could be placebo but the more intimate (small) soundstage made everything a tad more open to aural scrutiny.

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Could be placebo but the more intimate (small) soundstage made everything a tad more open to aural scrutiny.

Ah, that makes sense though.  Thx bud.  I am just a sucker for textured forward mid.  :D

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Ah, that makes sense though.  Thx bud.  I am just a sucker for textured forward mid.  :D



Oh in that case, give the old PS1000 (non-chrome cups) a listen.  It is definitely way more forward than the HD800.


 

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Ah, that makes sense though.  Thx bud.  I am just a sucker for textured forward mid.  :D

What about LCD-3's?

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What about LCD-3's?



Who can chime in?

IMHO, planars shouldn't be compared with dynamics.  They're two different species.  How does one compare a dog to a cat?

If you're a cat person, you get cats.  If you're a dog person, you adopt dogs.

Planar-magnetic cans sound very different from dynamic headphones.  

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