Ideal Headphone (HD800/Audeze) music, suggestions,please
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Is the HD800S weak for dance/trance? How come?
Yes, unless you plan on spending $6,000-$8,000 on an amp & DAC combo, in which case dance/trance music on the HD800 will crush what you'll hear on an Audeze LCD-2 or 3.
 
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Yes, unless you plan on spending $6,000-$8,000 on an amp & DAC combo, in which case dance/trance music on the HD800 will crush what you'll hear on an Audeze LCD-2 or 3.
Which combo do you have in mind?
 
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For the DAC, any of the well received high end $2k to $6k ones will do.

Yggdrasil, Pavane, Directstream, HoloSpring, Mytek Manhattan, Terminator etc...

For the amps, buying any of the $2-3k tube amp from DNA, Eddie Current or ampsandsound is highly recommended.

The HD800 can not only scale immensely, but can be transformed with the better equipment.
 
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One of the best setups you can have is: Gumby ($900-$1000 used) -> iCan Pro ($1000 used) -> HE1000 v2 ($2100 new recently or $1800-$1900 used). It’s a stellar setup for $4k. Beyond this anything else from DAC to headphone, you are getting very large investment for very small return.
 
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One of the best setups you can have is: Gumby ($900-$1000 used) -> iCan Pro ($1000 used) -> HE1000 v2 ($2100 new recently or $1800-$1900 used). It’s a stellar setup for $4k. Beyond this anything else from DAC to headphone, you are getting very large investment for very small return.
Gumby?
 
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Schiit Gungnir Multibit. I have one myself and to be honest I'm not sure what to think. I also think that "anything beyond X has greatly diminishing returns" is a common false claim that people make about a whole bunch of stuff at various prices.
 
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I am quite happy with my Moon 230 amp driving my HD 800.
 
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There is a lot fo great music out there sounding awesome with a properly matched HD800 ...

I personally love to listen for example to

- Carla Bruni - "French Touch" or "No Promises",

- Jazz at the Pawnshop (all albums)

- Sophie Zelmani - "Sing and Dance" among others

- Amber Rubarth - "Good Mystery" or "Sessions from the 17th Ward"

and lots of others ... :)

have fun!
 
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