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Final Audio D8000 Planar Magnetic Headphone

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by Bloos, Apr 27, 2017.
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  1. LaCuffia
    The Cayin room had the D8000 and their amps were a superb pairing. I hear they are trickling down the D8000 planar tech to lower priced models. The D8000 is awesome but beyond my budget at this time so it would be great to see a tier approach like they do with the Sonorous. A D6000 at around $1K?
  2. ToroFiestaSol
    They plan to offer an entire planar line, prices from 300€ to 5000€ (yes, there'll be an even more badass model above the D8000 :ksc75smile:)
    PS: http://www.6moons.com/industryfeatures/munich2017/9.html (scroll down)

    "...and the AFD technology will eventually spawn an entire range expected to start at €300/pr and max out at €5'000/pr quite like the existing Sonorous series."
    "The planarmagnetic driver series will still see a future flagship and trickle-down entry-level models for the mass market. At the moment we simply have no exact roll-out."
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2018
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  3. LaCuffia
    Very cool...they seemed to have hit on something special with their planar sound so this could be a big success.
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  4. Pharmaboy
    Yes, I heard the D8000 there w/a Cayin balanced amp...not very long, bbut enough to realize that:
    A. The D8000 sounds very very good on various genres
    B. And they sound even better w/a real amp vs a DAP, though they sounded better on a DAP than I ever would have imagined.

    I heard several amps in the Cayin suite that impressed me a lot. That beautiful little vertical tube design w/the wooden sides is probably the most seductive/pretty piece of gear I've seen in 20+ years. It also sounded amazing (think I heard the AFO on it).
  5. LaCuffia
    I think that’s the HA1a mk II. It looks amazing, I agree. I was surprised it’s only $1K too. It sounded great with the Abyss Diana.
  6. Oscar-HiFi
    It's a magnesium alloy used on high end cameras, extremly durable, lightweight and in my opinion far from cheap (I love my Nikon camera). Apparently is has good acoustic properties too.

    From the Final website:
    "the machined aluminum magnesium alloy housing has been machined with great precision.
    By applying the kind of leather coating finish used with high-quality cameras, we've also taken measures against minute vibrations."
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
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  7. Licht
    Yeah, finish of final D8000s looks similar to that of NIKON DSLRs. (like NIKON D7000?! :grin:)
    PENTAX DSLR bit more fine pattern but no so far, SLIK tripods much bigger pattern.
    CANON, SONY probably way smoother.
    But could be unfamiliar finish to people who haven't used NIKON or PENTAX DSLRs.
    Similar powder coating itself is used on Sonorous series as well, though they are done on plastics.
  8. Oscar-HiFi
    I believe it is done in the same factory as Nikon :D

    I have the D600
  9. Pharmaboy
    Just try getting that great bass out of a Nikon DSLR...
  10. LaCuffia
    I had no doubt the materials are premium but was just commenting on the aesthetics. Just don’t dig the speckled look but it’s an awesome headphone otherwise.
  11. bronco1015
    I never thought i'd spend this kind of money on a headphone, though I said that when I bought my HD800S as well. But in 4 weeks or so, I will own a pair of the Final D8000. That with my HD800S is a pretty fantastic duo imo.
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  12. Jawed
    Why would you continue to listen to HD 800 S? What do you think HD 800 S is preferable for?
  13. Pharmaboy
    Wow. Just...wow.

    The Final D8000 impressed me greatly in 2 listening exposures at CanJam: big, handsome, impressive wide-range planar sound, as open as any open-back I've ever encountered (all good things IMHO). Still, I consigned it (along w/the equally impressive, though different-looking/sounding Meze Empyrean) as "way out of reach."

    As Dirty Harry said, "A man's got to know his limitations."

    Nice to see someone step up, and I can't wait to read any impressions you care to post about them.
  14. bronco1015
    Great question, and something I had to decide when making this purchase was do I love what I've heard in my listening of the D8000 Mor than I enjoy my HD 800S? because I better for the steep price i'm paying. I decided that if the HD 800S had mor bass I wouldn't buy the D8000 And I feel they are different in their sound, enough to justify keeping them both
  15. bronco1015
    Yeah, absolutely. I still can't believe I did it, partially on principal, but really looking forward to them. I'd be happy to post impressions for sure.
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