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  1. jibzilla

    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    I have to give the nod to a well driven 007mk1 it terms of bass from an overall perspective. The Teton and Ravenswood with the hd800 comes close but ultimately falls short. The hd800's biggest standout to me is its crappy treble. Might leave your ears ringing if you pair with a dry SS amp or...
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      I ran the sub8 at 80hz. Didn't use it a whole lot. Anything beyond 1/4th power and it started to drown out the A7x's which I ran at half power. Still for certain songs it was nice to have and I really enjoyed the remote that came with it. I turned the bass down just a smidge and the mids up a...
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      I had A7x's and Sub8 for five years. One of the biggest mainstays I have ever had in my dj/casual listening station. Most gear does not last over a couple months. Great speakers and I also enjoy the Kendrick audio on youtube. They mostly specialize in JBL but I have seen other brands from...
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    Reply to review by 'jibzilla' on item 'Inspire by Dennis Had IHA-1 Dragon Version'

    I highly recommend 6SN7w's from VTS. Purk liked TSRP in my peak/volcano but I have tried that and b65 and preferred 6SN7w. The Apex sound and Inspire sound quite a bit alike to my ears as well. Clean and crisp with just a bit of lushness to make it engaging. Really wonderful. I have had the...
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

    To each his own I just do not see much if any real improvements. Different yes, better no. Considering I received my speakers and TT in time capsule condition at what they retailed for many years ago I feel like I got a heck of deal with no inflation factored in. Headphones I can not do that...
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      I think an air bearing would be the way to go if you had the cash. Made many years ago. But of course now we have a levitating platter in the MagLev. Horrible idea and not progress in the slightest. I thought this was about speakers and headphones.
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      Yeah there are a few audio items where I think there are good modern day offerings with real cutting edge creativity going on. Other items I think had their pinnacle back in the heyday when music was the main form of entertainment. Speakers, headphones and TT's especially fall into the latter...
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      Tell that to Sony R10/ Stax Original Omega owners.
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      I have the opposite opinion but to each his own. I think it depends very much on the times and what is the main media of that time. Had I suggest spending 4 figures on a laptop, TV or video games I doubt you would have anything to say with me being out of touch. From what I can see amongst my...
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      Well my APM 4's with shipping included was $4k and I think you could get something very nice for $2k shipped with enough patience. Yamaha NS1000's are all over the place at that price but I would look past those if you have the time from companies like Onkyo, Sony, JBL, Sansui, Diatone and...
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      I would save up your schillings and get a pair of vintage japan speakers and small power amp. No problems at all in the bass dept. with my APM 4's and fire bottle SE.   The biggest hurdle is finding a domestic deal on the speakers imo. Shipping kills most international deals.
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      Where the other photos were over the top speaker wise this seems a little bit over the top room wise.
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      It takes some digging but I think that might be one area where headphones have an advantage.
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

    For me headphones is a personal experience where speakers are a shared experience. Still I like a shared experience when it's just me in the room sometimes. I think it mostly boils down to soundstage (speakers) and detail (headphones) but I do not think that is the whole story. My hd800's are...
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      It is off topic. The only thing it is enhancing is your fanboyism for it which we have gotten for some time now. To keep going on and on about it is essentially calling the rest of us ignorant especially when asked politely to stop. Again we get it and please stop. If you wanna bring it up...
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

    You made your point now can you please let this go. I am so sick of hearing about equalizer's. The hd800 thread is now the Sonar works 3 thread thanks to this garbage.
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    Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth

      I ended up getting Sony APM 4's and WOW. I know it is new toy syndrome and all but WOW. Lets just say my amazing experience with vintage japan TT's continues. The Adam's were great for what they were but they are getting dramatically not subtly beaten right now.   Could very well be the...
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

      I ran a Pavane (used) and Teton (new/hd800 combo deal). Total $8kish. Still thought it was good for the money and that is compared to many more expensive headphones with around the same $8k spent with dac and amp factored in.   I downgraded but not by allot.
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

      Keces da-151mk2
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    HIFIMAN on Wood

       Hifiman has let their customers solve all of their other issues like ear pads, headband, too heavy, poor build quality etc. I'm sure someone out their in head-fi has the ability to produce solid wood cups. I remember member making wood cups for the he-500 back in the he-500 heyday. It def...
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

      yep
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    HIFIMAN on Wood

      The first part of your quote worked in spades when HFM released the he-1000 and myself and many others ended up returning/selling for a tremendous loss. They were coming off the heels of the he-500 and he-6 though that did have build quality issues but also had a tremendous bang for buck...
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