I have no doubt that the HD800 is a fine headphone and no doubt it needs time. However I bought the LCD-X with the same process, that is a store demo, so in my mind a product should be able to be evaluated on its merits under those conditions in order for me the consumer to make a decision whet ether or not to purchase. Based on what I heard I wasn't sufficiently enticed to prise my wallet open.
The store is going to put a couple hundred hours on the HD800's and hopefully they will allow an extended home demo, I can re-evaluate then and also run them with the Studio Six. I was hoping to be enticed believe me. Maybe I've gone over to the 'Dark Side' never to return, lol
got the hd800 last night and have been using it for about 6 hours now . the serial number is a late model starting at 302xx and im not sure but its not harsh like the one I auditioned before with a serial number 12xxx
I can see why a lot of people like the senns .
the best case scenario is to own both. both are incredible.