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Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by shabta, Jan 19, 2016.
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  1. dmdm
    Excellent post.
    Hifiearspeakers likes this.
  2. protoss

    Agree. Excellent post.

    Quote "The Empyrean is one of the best looking headphones ever made and one of the best built headphones ever made"... :yum::smirk::smirk::smirk:

    Let me get my camera.

    Hold my beer.

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
  3. Hifiearspeakers
    Is that the legendary MDR R10? Do you own one? And an Orpheus? Are all of those yours? Damn!!!
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
  4. protoss
    Thats classified lol.

    Sad people never recognize the OMEGA... :frowning2:
    Dude thats the Stax Bankrupt-er OMEGA ! lol
    Heres a better pick of it with the Mighty OG JADE. This Jade is 100% mint. Best version I own. And i own a few lol.

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
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  5. Whazzzup
    ear porn
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  6. Hifiearspeakers
    You’re a lucky man! You have one hell of a collection. I don’t recognize Stax, because I just don’t like electrostatic headphones. But that doesn’t make your collection any less amazing!
  7. protoss

    Your previous post has a lot of weight to it. After hearing a lot of gear. Most gear sounds the same.

    Technically 2 sound signatures. Warm and cold.

    The HE90, R10, JADE, L3000 and 007mk1 has more of a colour warm sound. Europhia to it.

    Omega, Quilia and HP1000 has that cold analytical sound.

    HD800 falls in camp 2.

    So you not missing out that much. If not anything :)
    And HD800 has some traits that is superior to the legends them self!! :)
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  8. dmdm
    I just bought the Nighthawks and I like them as much as the 800, Meze, etc. I don't know if the 800 is better, but perhaps only different.
  9. elNan
    nope, Empyrean FTW!
  10. dmdm
    What audeze did you all like in the sub 2k cad range in respect to the 800 capabilities?
  11. Deftone
    I'll hold your beer when you buy HE1.
  12. protoss
    In a few years the next STAX OMEGA headphone will be release. Im pretty sure it will be gorgeous looking. And hopefully under 5K.
    The HE90 headphone is technically only 6K. Its the combo sytem that made it 12K. But now of course its around 20 to 30K sadly

    Im pretty sure that if Sennheiser stop being anal for a bit and release the HE1 headphone alone it be about 25K or less.
    Hifiman dose that with the Shangri-la. The SR, is 18K for just the headphone. The system is 50K.

    As for reference, release date prices...
    Omega 1993 - $1600
    Orpheus - $12K
    R-10 - $2500
    JADE - $1500

    So what I am saying is no one should spend more than 6K on a headphone. The god damn cut off line should be 6K. If not audiophilers should protest on the streets like our fellow Hong Kong-ers!!! :right_facing_fist::clap::family_wwgg::family_wwgb::family_mwgg::family_mwg::sunglasses::vulcan::v:
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2019
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  13. JimL11
    Um, the Sennheiser HE-1 is an integrated headphone/amp system, since the final stage of the amplifier is actually built into the ear cups, so there is no way that Sennheiser, or anyone else, can divide it up into amp alone and headphone alone.
    peter123 likes this.
  14. Whazzzup
    He-1 is 75,000 in canada
  15. dmdm
    Lol crazy.
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