I really like these headphones. I have only spent about eight hours listening to them, so I can't say definitively what they are like for me. But I can begin by saying that I am coming from the HD600 with a SA Equinox cable, and I have also owned the RS1, HP1000, and K1000. The presentation of the HD800 is so much different it is hard to compare its sound to other headphones. When I switch to the HD600, the 600 seems like it has more bass. But then switching back, it is clear that it is not the amount of bass or the impact, it is the presentation. The HD800 just has such a wider, more open presentation that it is deceptive. I can see how one could think it was sterile or laid back or uninvolving (I think those are criticisms it receives). I don't find it that way at all, though. I find the impact and power is all there. It is just not as "in your face." The resolution of the HD800 is rather higher than the HD600. Again, I need to listen more and get this headphone into my bones before I can really make any serious comments about it. Suffice it to say that I really like them. My first impression is that they are easier to listen to than any headphone I have owned, have higher resolution and better soundstaging, and are more comfortable than any I have owned as well. And they LEAK LIKE CRAZY! Might as well have the K1000 on your head.
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