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post #76 of 89
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If you ask me, it sounds a bit silly to expect HDVD would change the way pops and clicks annoy you. 

post #77 of 89
Nice thread for me. Just said bye to D7100 and enjoying TH900. I also have HD650 but always find it very dark. So what should be my next open headphones? Hd800 or LCD2/3 or T1?
I like The bass TH900 provides.. So pushy, precise and tactile. So i want the open ones with huge scene and micro details but not plain like Audio technica ATh-Ad1000/2000
post #78 of 89
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Originally Posted by Gibalok View Post

Nice thread for me. Just said bye to D7100 and enjoying TH900. I also have HD650 but always find it very dark. So what should be my next open headphones? Hd800 or LCD2/3 or T1?
I like The bass TH900 provides.. So pushy, precise and tactile. So i want the open ones with huge scene and micro details but not plain like Audio technica ATh-Ad1000/2000

 

Sounds like HD800 to me. T1 is a warmer sounding version of the same sound signature, HD700 the same but in a different way. All three has got great imaging and a big scene. I find HD700 to be least bright, but if tH900 doesn't bother you with its brightness, I doubt HD800 will. HD800 and T1 are difficult to match with amplifier. HD700 is much more flexible.

post #79 of 89
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Sounds like HD800 to me. T1 is a warmer sounding version of the same sound signature, HD700 the same but in a different way. All three has got great imaging and a big scene. I find HD700 to be least bright, but if tH900 doesn't bother you with its brightness, I doubt HD800 will. HD800 and T1 are difficult to match with amplifier. HD700 is much more flexible.

 

Well, thanks. Are HD800 smooth as HD650 in long term? Im switching to HD650 every time on viloins and sax playing. Hope TH800 will change a little bit after burning in..  

 

I tested shortly to Hd800 and LCD2 and LCD seems to be a little bit smoother and less annoying than HD800

post #80 of 89
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Well, thanks. Are HD800 smooth as HD650 in long term? Im switching to HD650 every time on viloins and sax playing. Hope TH800 will change a little bit after burning in..  

 

I tested shortly to Hd800 and LCD2 and LCD seems to be a little bit smoother and less annoying than HD800

 

No, HD800 Well never be smooth like 650. They are totally different and always will be. But a good amp-match helps. 

 

If you want something smoother, Audeze is usually a good choice, unless you are listening at unusually low volume. Hifiman HE6 and HE500 are also warmer sounding than the HD800, especially HE500. If you like HD650, HE500 should be in your taste. The new HE 560 is very different, brighter, more like HD800.


Edited by ardilla - 3/27/15 at 4:26am
post #81 of 89
All I can add is that I love, absolutely love my HD800, teamed with a Schitt Lyr2. I play very different kinds of music, and yes, it's revealing.
post #82 of 89

I think I may be one of the very rarest who listens to most of my electronic music on the T1, HD800 and K812 and not the TH900 - even though I also own a TH900 (I love the TH900 with instrumental metal/rock). I prefer a neutral sound signature for my stuff - I listen to artists like Future Sound of London, The Orb, Phutureprimitive, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Infected Mushroom, Kaminanda, Shulman, Shpongle, Ott and more of that kind of stuff.

post #83 of 89
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Originally Posted by Gibalok View Post

Nice thread for me. Just said bye to D7100 and enjoying TH900. I also have HD650 but always find it very dark. So what should be my next open headphones? Hd800 or LCD2/3 or T1?
I like The bass TH900 provides.. So pushy, precise and tactile. So i want the open ones with huge scene and micro details but not plain like Audio technica ATh-Ad1000/2000

Well, just missed one thing that not every time good at Th900 - violins and sax become very annoying. I might consider Audeze or HE500/He6 but also anither amp more warm than Gustard H10. Which is actually very good and dynamic
post #84 of 89

Had a long listeneing of LCD2 and HE 560 today with my Gustard H10 amp. LCD are bolder and punchy and very smooth. 560 even more smoother but lost some fun..

 

Any of these differs from TH900 and would be a good pair when TH900 becomes annoying on HF. But non of them gives such a details


Edited by Gibalok - 4/5/15 at 5:58am
post #85 of 89
These are 2 headphones I am looking to purchase and I understand hey are very different but I can only afford one. The th900 will do great with the genres of music I listen to most, but the HD 800 will ring a soundstage and transparency that I have never heard before in my music and my gaming. I am so torn between them I just can't decide, I have and and have had a ton of mid-fi and some hi-fi headphones and I want to make the jump to end game. I own a few closed headphones and a fidelio X11 that are tuned for hip hop and edm at this point but I have nothing for rock, metal, Motown and more that I listen to.
post #86 of 89
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These are 2 headphones I am looking to purchase and I understand hey are very different but I can only afford one. The th900 will do great with the genres of music I listen to most, but the HD 800 will ring a soundstage and transparency that I have never heard before in my music and my gaming. I am so torn between them I just can't decide, I have and and have had a ton of mid-fi and some hi-fi headphones and I want to make the jump to end game. I own a few closed headphones and a fidelio X11 that are tuned for hip hop and edm at this point but I have nothing for rock, metal, Motown and more that I listen to.

have you gotten a chance to listen to either? usually if you can do a direct comparison between them, it's pretty easy to decide which one to keep.

post #87 of 89
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have you gotten a chance to listen to either? usually if you can do a direct comparison between them, it's pretty easy to decide which one to keep.

I've not heard either, there is a meet in NY on May 2nd I am trying to attend. I know there will be 800's there, not sure about the th900's though. I have the ability to buy a brand new hd 800 for very cheap from an authorized retailer and I don't want to miss the opportunity by waiting it out too long. although I am not sure I will even like the 800's.
post #88 of 89

I'm possibly looking to pair one of these two headphones (HD800 or TH900) with my rig:  linux computer -> bifrost uber -> lyr2 (with 1966 amperex bugle boy tubes)... any thoughts on which cans will pair better?  I like a vary wide variety of music, but mostly listen during business hours (open back is fine) where laid-back music is more helpful for productivity (i.e. jazz/classical/folk/mellow pop... I save the Metalica and Linkin Park etc for home on the big speakers and dual subs :o ).  thanks!

post #89 of 89
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Originally Posted by brent1993 View Post
 

I'm possibly looking to pair one of these two headphones (HD800 or TH900) with my rig:  linux computer -> bifrost uber -> lyr2 (with 1966 amperex bugle boy tubes)... any thoughts on which cans will pair better?  I like a vary wide variety of music, but mostly listen during business hours (open back is fine) where laid-back music is more helpful for productivity (i.e. jazz/classical/folk/mellow pop... I save the Metalica and Linkin Park etc for home on the big speakers and dual subs :o ).  thanks!


Edit:  To be clear, I'm not asking for opinions on one headphone vs the other one, per se.  I'll probably have both at some point because I understand they're very different and are strong in different areas.  I love my IE800s and so figure I'll love the HD800s too for their precision, neutrality, and technical accuracy... with possibly a more appropriate amp that I can't afford right now.  So my question is more based on the pairing with my existing gear.  For example, if I get the HD800s now, but it doesn't pair well with the bifrost uber usb / lyr2, then perhaps I'd regret not getting the TH900 now and then save up for the HD800/new amp.  Or if the HD800 is outstanding with my current gear (comparable to or better than my IE800s for instance), I'd get that first, upgrade the amp later and at the same time as updating my amp for the HD800, get the TH900s to go back with my bifrost/lyr2.  Sorry if I'm still not saying this very well, but I hope you see what I mean.

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