Need comparisons to LCD.
I guess it's because hd800 is sort of a Pinnacle standard in soundstage & clarity. . I guess.
Also Ur setup seems ideal for the oppo. .
I been listebniong all day on the WA5 single ended with the PM-1 and it sounding really good. I really enjoying the presentation. it is an incredible headphone. I think it does mot things very well.
Now all you need is a retail 560 :D
Exciting times ahead! Hope you'll have them by Friday... that'd be awesome. Or early next week :]
usually DHL is fast so hoping so.
Nah I don't really think so. These have a high end pricetag but borderline high end performance. If I can make a bold prediction, I think we'll be seeing this headphone mentioned quite a bit in the "overrated HPs" threads in about a year.
Can you explain this please? I've heard pretty much every single headphone mentioned in the high end forums (including electrostats, orthos, and dynamics - both in current production and long out of production) as well as owned many of them for long periods of time and with a multitude of amps powering them.
You're making this a personal crusade for some reason. Let people have their opinions. If you have a counter argument there's nothing wrong with that - just make an effort to offer some substance to your posts.
I heard them before they came out. I mentioned this earlier in the thread. As far as I know, the version I heard was the 2nd iteration of the pre-production. Somebody who has heard both the current production and the version I heard (I think side by side) said the current version sounds more rolled off in the treble. I believe him as I thought they had more treble than what has shown up in measurements for the production version. My biggest positive for the unit I heard was the frequency response, but if the treble issue ends up being true then I don't think these would have much of anything going for them for me personally aside from the nice looks. I didn't like the closed in soundstage, and I really didn't like how slow and 'undetailed' they sounded. The lack of detail in particular is why I'd hesitate to say these should be considered high end.
I'm thinking of getting a pair just to try them without that plastic thing covering the drivers and either leaving the driver assembly exposed or damped with a thin layer of open cell foam. At the very least that should help with the soundstage a little.