The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
Feb 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM Post #8,266 of 28,755

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I am sometimes bothered by the very very slight buzz of a fish tank filter clear across the house when listening to my HD800. if the TV or something is on, forget it. May as well put in my CIEM's.

I guess I'm "that guy". (The other kind)
 
Feb 16, 2014 at 4:37 PM Post #8,267 of 28,755

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I am sometimes bothered by the very very slight buzz of a fish tank filter clear across the house when listening to my HD800. if the TV or something is on, forget it. May as well put in my CIEM's.

I guess I'm "that guy". (The other kind)


Sometimes background noise can be an intrusion with me as well; It depends if I want to listen critically or casually.
 
Feb 16, 2014 at 6:25 PM Post #8,268 of 28,755

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Now that part does make sense to why you want to where them in public. If you said it that way we all would have under stood better. I have homes in two states. And live mostly in NYC. All I can say is we newyorkers stink for manners. People take ther children to restaurants and let them annoy others . Talk on the phone at movies and at Starbucks. . And I think it's why I do see so many people there with headphones. But the Bose or other closed back ones. It's not for the others it's to shut all,others out. He'll I do the same thing on the trains with my CIEMS,, so the guy preaching or the people playing a tune for money does not bother me. I am the guy in the seat with a crazy skull hat on and I am just left alone. Now down south. It is a whole other seen. People greet you , people will let you get out of spot while they wait. It's a much relaxed attitude. We newyorkers have become animals of sort. Not all as I am kind , but mostly get attempted to be abused.

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Feb 17, 2014 at 4:27 AM Post #8,269 of 28,755

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Good to see the thread got unlocked. Let's not let this thread get locked again 
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Feb 17, 2014 at 7:57 AM Post #8,270 of 28,755

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Hi people,

Many are talking about the fatiguing trebel, but for me the fatigue come from the stereo bass. If I apply the crossover in Jriver when I feel tired of the headphones, the fatigue goes away.

The same has been already commented by another member, I think in this same thread. Try it, probably it will work for you as well, and if it does, you will percieve it imediately.
 
Feb 17, 2014 at 8:03 AM Post #8,271 of 28,755

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I beleave it was me that started the battle over EQ. And I a glad you tried it. To many people dismiss it without ever putting some good effort into it. There is a learning curve to everything.

Al
 
Feb 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM Post #8,272 of 28,755

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I use the subtle crossfeed setting in jriver as well with the HD800. Occasionally the "normal" setting on an album with really hard panning (Beatles, etc) Although I don't find any fatigue without crossfeed. Has nothing to do with fatigue for me. I find it adds a touch more depth and "naturalness" to the presentation. For lack of a better word. It comes at the cost of a touch of width but the HD800 has width to spare.

I've got nothing against eq or crossfeed. I haven't needed eq really though as tube rolling nails my preferred signature with the 800's.
 
Feb 17, 2014 at 11:49 AM Post #8,273 of 28,755

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How does one get his hands on the Limited Edition Black HD800s? What is the story behind them?
 
Feb 17, 2014 at 11:53 AM Post #8,275 of 28,755

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Feb 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM Post #8,276 of 28,755

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That's what I thought, but then I read David Mehlers post that there was an LE. Is that true?

 
From what I understand there is no LE. The pair that Jude has was given (or he bought it?) to him by Colorware which technically is a limited edition color (the Senn blue ring) they offered for a very short time. I don't think it is still available.  
 
Feb 17, 2014 at 1:33 PM Post #8,277 of 28,755

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It's relieving to know that there is such a thing as Colorware, I guess I don't have to worry about my HD800's paint getting ruined after a few years anymore.
 
Feb 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM Post #8,278 of 28,755

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Me thinks this looks just like Jude's? I wonder if paint will affect the SQ?
 
Feb 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM Post #8,279 of 28,755

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It doesn't. We tested mine and it matched a few stock HD800s within manufacturer margin of error.
 

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