What's the best amp for HD800
Dec 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM Post #646 of 656

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Hey UT

I hope everything is alright at your end. I still come here from time to time. Most of the time, I just enjoy my HD800 and my Darna amp.

Stay safe.

Everything is ok here Arnold. I still have my HD800 but Glenn OTL amp is gone.
 
Dec 4, 2021 at 8:59 PM Post #648 of 656

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Dec 4, 2021 at 10:21 PM Post #649 of 656

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I’m pairing it with Odyssey the wonder amp.
 
Dec 12, 2021 at 10:47 AM Post #650 of 656

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What's the best amp? Tube amps.

The HD800 to an amp, is like a stethoscope to the body.
Totally revealing it's capabilities.

HD800 may be one of few headphones that can run straight off speaker taps for widest range of possibilities, but responding & scaling up highest with voltage driven amps, which makes tube amps the amp of choice.

Also the only daps currently, that have the voltage potential to best run the HD800 are the top iBasso daps.
 
Dec 13, 2021 at 7:54 PM Post #651 of 656

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What's the best amp? Tube amps.

The HD800 to an amp, is like a stethoscope to the body.
Totally revealing it's capabilities.

HD800 may be one of few headphones that can run straight off speaker taps for widest range of possibilities, but responding & scaling up highest with voltage driven amps, which makes tube amps the amp of choice.

Also the only daps currently, that have the voltage potential to best run the HD800 are the top iBasso daps.
I used the Elekit TU8600 300B amp with the HD800S and they sounded fantastic, I have also tried the Sennheiser HDVA600 using the balanced output to get a cleaner more dynamic sound, both of which are at the ear candy level
 
Dec 19, 2021 at 10:47 PM Post #652 of 656

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I just got a clean pair of hd800 and was using an older Burson conductor with the 1793 dac with my T1.2 so I thought it should be a good pairing with the 800. Nope sounded terrible. Thin no bass harsh but could tell the 800 with the right amp could be really good. Not looking to spend big bucks on a tube amp so I dug out the Burson Ha160 that sounded great on the T1.2 not really expecting much difference. Using the dac out of the conductor and now have the dynamics, punch and clear. I have heard people say 800 have no bass and are not good for rock let me tell ya I put on the 2049 soundtrack and these hit low and tight. Steve Vai The Ultra Zone is amazing. Same with Joe Satriani. Hard to believe a headphone can be so amp picky.
 
Apr 5, 2022 at 6:57 PM Post #654 of 656

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I just got a clean pair of hd800 and was using an older Burson conductor with the 1793 dac with my T1.2 so I thought it should be a good pairing with the 800. Nope sounded terrible. Thin no bass harsh but could tell the 800 with the right amp could be really good. Not looking to spend big bucks on a tube amp so I dug out the Burson Ha160 that sounded great on the T1.2 not really expecting much difference. Using the dac out of the conductor and now have the dynamics, punch and clear. I have heard people say 800 have no bass and are not good for rock let me tell ya I put on the 2049 soundtrack and these hit low and tight. Steve Vai The Ultra Zone is amazing. Same with Joe Satriani. Hard to believe a headphone can be so amp picky.

Incredible, all-around headphone once you find the right amp!
 

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