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post #9931 of 24358
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Which is better for the 800, uberfrost or gungnir? Hm...

Would it be worth upgrading my dac?

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Just upgrade your record collection. The 800s like to remind you that the sound engineer had lesser equiptment than you!
post #9932 of 24358

HA!! I have loads of hi-res music to listen in my collection.  (evil grin)  :veryevil:

post #9933 of 24358
Just ordered the HD800 after several years of thought. I strongly considered the T1 but I am a card carrying Sennheiser fanboy so I think I knew what my decision would be all along. I am coming from the HD650 with Uberfrost and Valhalla and will be running the same setup for the HD800 (until there is another pesky itch I need to scratch). I can't wait!
post #9934 of 24358
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Which is better for the 800, uberfrost or gungnir? Hm...

 

Would it be worth upgrading my dac?

 

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Just stick with your current DAC. And no reason to entertain the Anax mod, it takes too much away. Way overrated.

post #9935 of 24358
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

Just stick with your current DAC. And no reason to entertain the Anax mod, it takes too much away. Way overrated.

 

What versions of the mod have you tried? 

post #9936 of 24358
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What versions of the mod have you tried? 

Up to the most recent. Which is like over a year old. Anax has been saying he's working on a newer one for ever.

post #9937 of 24358
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

Up to the most recent. Which is like over a year old. Anax has been saying he's working on a newer one for ever.

 

It isn't for everyone, I agree. But it works as intended IMO, which is far from "overrated". It is being tweaked to address the shortcomings. 

post #9938 of 24358
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

 

It isn't for everyone, I agree. But it works as intended IMO, which is far from "overrated". It is being tweaked to address the shortcomings. 

We'll see when/if it's ever released.

post #9939 of 24358
I am using the Modi but i suspect this is holding back the cans. Everything sounds bright, even thru the Lyr. Only when I roll in some Amperex Golden Globes do they sound warmer. Am I on the right track here? Am also mulling if the Valhalla might have been a better amp choice..any thoughts, guys?
post #9940 of 24358

I've seen a few Anax modded cans and I've noticed a lot of people stink at cutting the materials well. I've also noticed quite a bit of variance in shelf liner used.

post #9941 of 24358
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

I am using the Modi but i suspect this is holding back the cans. Everything sounds bright, even thru the Lyr. Only when I roll in some Amperex Golden Globes do they sound warmer. Am I on the right track here? Am also mulling if the Valhalla might have been a better amp choice..any thoughts, guys?


I have the Modi also and noticed a marked improvement going to the bifrost and then uberfrosting it with my asgard 2, even before I got the taboo mkIII. 

 

I'd actually try the Vali before the Valhalla, IMHO the Vali is very good with the 800's and my uberfrost.

post #9942 of 24358
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

We'll see when/if it's ever released.

 

Dunno if it matters at this point to you, going by your profile it seems you no longer have HD800s and seem to be sticking to your KGSSHV + SR-007 combo.

 

I disagree w you about the Anax mods. I heard Anax's own HD800s and though they were great. Didn't like the stock HD800 that much.

post #9943 of 24358
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Originally Posted by ultrabike View Post
 

 

Dunno if it matters at this point to you, going by your profile it seems you no longer have HD800s and seem to be sticking to your KGSSHV + SR-007 combo.

 

I disagree w you about the Anax mods. I heard Anax's own HD800s and though they were great. Didn't like the stock HD800 that much.

I can always jump back into the dynamic game. Plus, I like to keep up with stuff.

 

That's ok. We're not all going to agree on all things. I just decided to share how I felt the Anax mod wasn't great.

For some, it's gonna work wonders. Nature of the game.

post #9944 of 24358
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I have the Modi also and noticed a marked improvement going to the bifrost and then uberfrosting it with my asgard 2, even before I got the taboo mkIII. 

I'd actually try the Vali before the Valhalla, IMHO the Vali is very good with the 800's and my uberfrost.

Tried the Vali with Modi and the sound remains thinnish. Looks like the cans are revealing an inferior source signal from the Modi. Am thinking maybe a Dac like the minimax might be a good complement.
post #9945 of 24358
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

How well does the Chord Hugo pair with the Sennheiser HD800? 

The Hugo is the best portable dac/amp I heard for the HD800, driving it with power, authority and good tonal balance. With a good source, it an amazing little package that I can live comfortably with even compared to desktop setups.

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