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Sometimes it is also the terminology. H8.2 or most IEMs and headphones and speakers for that matter will not suffer from problems with treble *extension* because all these will reproduce sounds all the way to the end of the audible frequency range.
 
If rather, it is a matter of how the treble is *tuned*, then some may prefer a "brighter" treble" thinking that it is equivalent to greater details being reproduced.
 
But personally I see the point of being careful with what we wish for in the treble frequencies reproduction. I used to own several pairs of Grados and I sold them all except one because, as Piotr mentioned as well, it can get tiring listening to such a treble tuning.
 
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  Sometimes it is also the terminology. H8.2 or most IEMs and headphones and speakers for that matter will not suffer from problems with treble *extension* because all these will reproduce sounds all the way to the end of the audible frequency range.
 
If rather, it is a matter of how the treble is *tuned*, then some may prefer a "brighter" treble" thinking that it is equivalent to greater details being reproduced.
 
But personally I see the point of being careful with what we wish for in the treble frequencies reproduction. I used to own several pairs of Grados and I sold them all except one because, as Piotr mentioned as well, it can get tiring listening to such a treble tuning.
Yes, this. Treble extension has an effect on the sound, but it is not related to the treble tuning itself or the amount of apparent clarity or 'sparkle'. A ciem can have bright treble and a high amount of detail based on clarity rather than resolution, while lacking extension. On the other hand, ciems with a high extension don't necessarily have a lot of treble quantity or sparkle (5-way ref, Zeus-XIV). 
 
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  For me, the H8pro has always been about the world class mids - seductive, lush, detailed, juicy mids that are very, very cohesive as a whole rather than layered and dissected in a sterile lab. The treble never bothered me as it was integrated into the mids. If I could ask for one thing, that would be more bottom end extension. That is what the 8.2 feels like to me - the Pro, with an incredible bottom end extension and even more sound stage plus even smoother treble. However, the cohesion between the parts makes the music pop as a whole, not a sum of the parts - music as it is supposed to sound. Don't get me wrong though, it is extremely detailed and transparent, but it makes you forget about analysis due to too much toe tapping.
 
I've listened a lot with H8.2 over the past weeks (mainly out of a Cowon P1) and I think delivering 'music as it is supposed to sound' is its strongest point!
Such a natural beauty

 
Btw, this morning I was pleasantly surprised to read that H8.2 will also be a contender in FFAB2:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/769843/fit-for-a-bat-flagship-iems-shootout-8-ct6e-7-h8p-6-jh13-5-k10-4-bd4-2-3-a12-2-w500-1-se5u/915#post_12826932
 
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In order to get the best out from the Harmony 8.2, I have to purchase this dac+amp...
 

 
And yes, the harmony 8.2 sounds really really nice now!! It reveals almost single details from the music, but with that being said, if the track is badly recorded, it can sounds very muddy especially for track that is recorded in live concert and has a lot of bass instruments.
 
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  In order to get the best out from the Harmony 8.2, I have to purchase this dac+amp...
 

 
And yes, the harmony 8.2 sounds really really nice now!! It reveals almost single details from the music, but with that being said, if the track is badly recorded, it can sounds very muddy especially for track that is recorded in live concert and has a lot of bass instruments.
Great paring! Mojo is fantastic combo with 8.2
 
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  In order to get the best out from the Harmony 8.2, I have to purchase this dac+amp...
 

 
And yes, the harmony 8.2 sounds really really nice now!! It reveals almost single details from the music, but with that being said, if the track is badly recorded, it can sounds very muddy especially for track that is recorded in live concert and has a lot of bass instruments.
 
Is the H8.2 available as universal as well? 
 
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  In order to get the best out from the Harmony 8.2, I have to purchase this dac+amp...
 
And yes, the harmony 8.2 sounds really really nice now!! It reveals almost single details from the music, but with that being said, if the track is badly recorded, it can sounds very muddy especially for track that is recorded in live concert and has a lot of bass instruments.
 
Conversely, for well recorded live jazz and vocals, you gonna LOVE IT
 
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In order to get the best out from the Harmony 8.2, I have to purchase this dac+amp...




And yes, the harmony 8.2 sounds really really nice now!! It reveals almost single details from the music, but with that being said, if the track is badly recorded, it can sounds very muddy especially for track that is recorded in live concert and has a lot of bass instruments.

The 8.2 sounds amazing with Sony ZX2 and a silver cable aswell ( I suspect that it sounds good out of most DAP's :) )
 
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Nope that's a demo 8.2
Actually that's an universal - given away at CanJam London.
 
I don't like to advertise this option but if you ask we may consider doing universal for you :D (no fit guarantee though).
 
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Conversely, for well recorded live jazz and vocals, you gonna LOVE IT
 
+1 Agreed. The master recorded Hotel California, would be a really nice track to listen with it!
 
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The 8.2 sounds amazing with Sony ZX2 and a silver cable aswell ( I purity much suspect that t sounds good out of most DAP's
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This is how I pair with at the moment :) =>
 

 
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This is how I pair with at the moment :) =>


I wish I could use the mojo, the problem is battery hours :frowning2:

I need between 10-15 hours on a battery that's why the Sony is such a great math for me with battery going up to 20-25 hours between charges and then it just gave awesome sound :)
 
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Some additional impressions about H8.2 silicone version;
 
It sounds from a slightly warm and natural perspective. It has some grains (in a positive way) on notes that result in a some kind of organic presentation. It has truer tone than H8P and it is less effortless in terms of treble note releasing.  
 
The lows are neither overpowered nor laid back. It can handle fast metal tracks and there is no mid-bass thump. The midrange is slightly forward and the monitor's tune focuses on the tonality rather than the clarity. The treble is laid-back and non-fatiguing; less colored than H8P. If you are a treble head, H8P would be a better choice,but at a cost of getting more sensitive high frequency presentation. H8.2 doesn't have a superbly wide stage, but the depth provides a good layering. In addition, its coherence is quite satisfying and the presentation is easy to follow. 
 
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