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Forgot all about Focal!

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1. Sibilance is a headphone non dampened flaw, not just your source.
2.I haven't heard the Auditor so I don't know but some reviewers here have reported that the Auditor is an Phonitor without the meters and crossfeed, if true I disagree that this is a crap combination.
3. Comparing the AKG K701/702 to the HD800 is just a plain joke, the 701's are brighter than the HD800. Yes the HD800 does have a peaky treble but you cut this down by doing the Anaxmod and powering it with proper amplification. Throwing tube amplification at the HD800 doesn't fix the problem.
4. The HD800's are studio headphones I know of worldwide famous DJ's and some musicians/engineers that use it for monitoring. Tyll can't recommend the HD800's enough for monitoring purposes only.
5. The HD800 isn't some headphone you can plug into a pos amp or ipod and expect it to sound good.

 

I'm amazed the HD800 is still held in such high regard on head-fi. Combination of high price setting and consumerism has lead most people to believe "more expensive is superior". Then turn around and need to perform one of many mods to it, and add distortion in the audio chair (by tube amplifiers) to have a headphone where the treble doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. 

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Originally Posted by CantScareMe View Post
 

The French seem to like things fine. Fine dining, wine, clothing.......So I'm surprised that I don't see much french folk into fine headphones. Or maybe I haven't looked hard enough. 

 

Any of you guys from France?

 

Nous sommes Canadien!

 

post #874 of 979
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

I'm amazed the HD800 is still held in such high regard on head-fi. Combination of high price setting and consumerism has lead most people to believe "more expensive is superior". Then turn around and need to perform one of many mods to it, and add distortion in the audio chair (by tube amplifiers) to have a headphone where the treble doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. 

It's held in high regard because it has earned it. Apart from the treble, which isn't as bad as many make it seem, the HD 800 makes sounds no other headphone near its price point can. I was hoping the K812 would destroy it since then it'd finally get some real competition. But that doesn't seem to be the case, so it'll remain competitively priced when stacked against the best everyone else has to come with.

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It's held in high regard because it has earned it. Apart from the treble, which isn't as bad as many make it seem, the HD 800 makes sounds no other headphone near its price point can. I was hoping the K812 would destroy it since then it'd finally get some real competition. But that doesn't seem to be the case, so it'll remain competitively priced when stacked against the best everyone else has to come with.

 

 

Too early to tell.  The few (nomax, CantScareMe) who have heard the K812 think that it can compete with the HD800.  

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Too early to tell.  The few (nomax, CantScareMe) who have heard the K812 think that it can compete with the HD800.  

I hope so! I'm looking forward to listening to them whenever they start showing up in stores.

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Pre-ordering for K812 in NZ has begun, and to my surprise it actually costs more ($2,100) than the HD800 ($2,000)... interesting

Price may shift a bit down to same as HD800; cost sucks on them though :(

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Originally Posted by Revogamer View Post
 

cost sucks on them though :(

 

What sucks even more is that it will be a while before you can find one used in the sales forum. 

 

Early adopters will have to pay through the nose. 

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Margin isn't very high either (I am a dealer in NZ) losing margin to be competitive on the price~


Don't think you will see it drop too much below with the cost's i am seeing.

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Pre-ordering for K812 in NZ has begun, and to my surprise it actually costs more ($2,100) than the HD800 ($2,000)... interesting

 

HD800 cost $2000 in NZ?:eek:

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Originally Posted by mercuryknight View Post
 

 

HD800 cost $2000 in NZ?:eek:

NZ dollars?

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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post
 

NZ dollars?

 

New Zealand I suppose.

 

   NZD         USD   
   1.00       0.83  
2000.00  1652.40

 

More or less the same...


Edited by Ashade - 10/30/13 at 11:18pm
post #884 of 979
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post


Too early to tell.  The few (nomax, CantScareMe) who have heard the K812 think that it can compete with the HD800.  
you will see in a few days my friend the K812 can compete with the hd 800!regards nomax
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you will see in a few days my friend the K812 can compete with the hd 800!regards nomax

 

Glad to see you are still around Nomax. :tongue:

 

My only concern is how K812 compete with K1000

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