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post #901 of 2783
I find it hard to believe anyone thinks HD800s have bad build quality. I've read no reports of blown drivers or broken units from impact-free shipping cartons, or even broken headphones from normal use. The only broken HD800s I've seen had been completely taken apart for custom painting, DIY style, so who knows what happened there. These have been on the market for about 5 years now and still none of those things has been reported where I could see them, and I follow the HD800 thread regularly. The only downfall I can see is the paint is not ideal and can flake sometimes. Some people, though, have had their HD800s for years and have no paint problems. And if paint is a real concern, you can make sure your paint is completely durable by going through Colorware, if you live in the US, at least. There is no better built high end headphone than the HD800.

From my short time with the K812 I would consider the built quality to be excellent, but time will tell.
post #902 of 2783

Believe it.  While the rest of the HD800 is solid.  The headband and ear pads does not wear well at all.  After only one plus year of normal use (less than 30 minutes every other day), materials from these areas fall apart.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

I find it hard to believe anyone thinks HD800s have bad build quality. I've read no reports of blown drivers or broken units from impact-free shipping cartons, or even broken headphones from normal use. The only broken HD800s I've seen had been completely taken apart for custom painting, DIY style, so who knows what happened there. These have been on the market for about 5 years now and still none of those things has been reported where I could see them, and I follow the HD800 thread regularly. The only downfall I can see is the paint is not ideal and can flake sometimes. Some people, though, have had their HD800s for years and have no paint problems. And if paint is a real concern, you can make sure your paint is completely durable by going through Colorware, if you live in the US, at least. There is no better built high end headphone than the HD800.

From my short time with the K812 I would consider the built quality to be excellent, but time will tell.
post #903 of 2783
My HD800 is 2 years old and it is in pristine condition. I use them about 6-8 hours a day. Did you take sandpaper to your pads or something?
post #904 of 2783
I was about to save, you must have abrasive skin/hair and sweat a lot to have pads flaking to that condition.
post #905 of 2783

Where did you store them? The material could be sensitive to humidity or temperature extremes.

post #906 of 2783
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I don't know how you have treated your 800s, but here's what I do know.

(1) I've had mine since October 2009, and have used them for at least 5,000 hours (probably closer to 6,000). They look nothing like what you show in the photos you posted. I have a few small areas of flaked paint on high-wear surfaces. The pads could arguably stand to be replaced, but their surfaces are unblemished.. The headband is pristine.

(2) I know a couple of dozen 800 owners, and none of them have reported wear issues remotely comparable to what you have described.

Don't know what to tell you, other than that I am aware of no evidence that suggests that your experience is anything but anomalous.
post #907 of 2783

No.  Be careful with your wording.

 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

I was about to save, you must have abrasive skin/hair and sweat a lot to have pads flaking to that condition.
post #908 of 2783

6 to 8 hours a day?  Is this you?

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

My HD800 is 2 years old and it is in pristine condition. I use them about 6-8 hours a day. Did you take sandpaper to your pads or something?
post #909 of 2783
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Originally Posted by anetode View Post

Where did you store them? The material could be sensitive to humidity or temperature extremes.

SN666. They've been to hell and back.
post #910 of 2783

Have you recently styled your hair with a caustic chemical?

 

Is your ear surrounded by calcified lesions?

 

Do you wear adhesive sideburns made out of steel wool?

post #911 of 2783
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Originally Posted by paulchiu View Post

When I get home from work the headphones go on and I browse the net, listen to music, watch tv shows, etc. Aside from bathroom and kitchen breaks they don't leave my head much.
post #912 of 2783

that's true dedication

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


When I get home from work the headphones go on and I browse the net, listen to music, watch tv shows, etc. Aside from bathroom and kitchen breaks they don't leave my head much.
post #913 of 2783
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Originally Posted by paulchiu View Post


Theres nothing with my wording because it is a fact that some people have the following above that I mentioned I have it when I cut my hair really short. It's not like I said you have radioactive properties in your hair to cause the flaking.
post #914 of 2783
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Nah, that's nothing. I listen to all my cans while sitting on the toilet and also while I shower. I put a plastic bag over my head to prevent water damage, but my hair smells really bad cuz I haven't washed it in 3 years and sometimes it's hard to breathe.

post #915 of 2783

lol.  Again, true dedication!

 

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 


Nah, that's nothing. I listen to all my cans while sitting on the toilet and also while I shower. I put a plastic bag over my head to prevent water damage, but my hair smells really bad cuz I haven't washed it in 3 years and sometimes it's hard to breathe.

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