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post Mar 12 2016, 09:35 PM

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QUOTE(ezekiel_77 @ Mar 12 2016, 04:43 PM)
One day la, Im'ma get the HD800 used, do the Anax mod, and join this thread.
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In that case, might as well aim for the HD800S used. From what I understand, it's not just the damping material, but also some engineering that went into taming the 6Khz peak. Also, there's another HD800 mod popular recently, Tyll was talking about it here
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post Mar 12 2016, 10:03 PM

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QUOTE(ezekiel_77 @ Mar 12 2016, 09:51 PM)
Yummy, but as always, HD800/S is half of a complete system. Jude made a review of the Woo WA8 which he said pairs very nicely with the Senn. It also costs as much as the Senns too. Grumble.
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There's better amps to use with the HD800/S, doubt you'll be taking it outside much anyway. But yes, synergy is the name of the game. If you're committed, think it over and go for it rclxms.gif
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post Mar 14 2016, 02:49 PM

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QUOTE(jchue73 @ Mar 14 2016, 01:58 PM)
Why not the HDVD800? Apparently, it's one of the better solid state DAC/Amp to pair with the HD800 (and apparently so with the HD800 S)... Short of the Liquid Gold.  bangwall.gif
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The main reason I never considered it is because it doesn't play well with planars, by several accounts. If you're only running the 800/800S with it, no worries. But as I wanted to use several different types of headphones from various makers, didn't think it was worth it.

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post Mar 15 2016, 09:05 PM

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QUOTE(jchue73 @ Mar 15 2016, 07:41 PM)
Yes, I've always seen HD800 pairing with tubes. I do agree if just running the HD800 / HD800 S, then the HDVD800 is worth but if you have other cans, then something else is required... Like the Liquid Gold.  blush.gif 
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I'm a very huge fan of Schiit Audio, because their products have a great performance/price ratio. I started from their entry level, moved up to the Lyr 2 tube/SS hybrid, and am now at the Mjolnir 2 hybrid. You should give them a try also, much better value than CA or Sennheiser, and pretty much almost anyone else out there. If you're really committed to going to TOTL gear, that's a different story la, but for mid-tier gear, I don't think anyone comes close.

Alternatively, there's also Decware (US-made) and Feliks Audio (Polish) for tube-only amps that are highly-rated (know several contacts that love theirs). I generally steer clear from the China-made stuff because I don't trust their power components.

PS. I bought direct from Schiit Audio and had it shipped back, made sure to confirm there's no issue with warranty first as well. If you're interested in either of the others, you should also contact them first.

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post Mar 15 2016, 10:49 PM

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QUOTE(jchue73 @ Mar 15 2016, 10:35 PM)
Thanks for the tip. Yup, the Mjolnir comes highly recommended but I guess I've yet to be at the level and patience to mess around with tubes even though the Mjolnir is a hybrid. Hence my preference for SS. So that leaves me with Ragnorak !  laugh.gif
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There's also the first-gen Mjolnir, but you'll have to wait for one to show up used tongue.gif

Edit: While I was pondering the Ragnarok, I did contact Schiit to ask if they modify the voltage (115V to 230V) on their products. Apparently they do, but you'll have to purchase your amp first, and then send it in to them, they charge up to $100 for the service, depending on model. In case you're thinking of getting a used unit from the States.

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post Aug 3 2016, 08:35 PM

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QUOTE(ezekiel_77 @ Aug 3 2016, 12:26 PM)
I'm sure Raggy has its merits, but I have two dudes calling the Raggy "just a lot of power". Hey, isn't that a perfect straight wire with gain? Lol..
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You channeling Jason again? tongue.gif
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post Aug 6 2016, 07:38 AM

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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Aug 4 2016, 05:14 PM)
Finally got it! Getting SIRIM permit surprisingly very fast but still troublesome nonetheless.

*not for the purist tongue.gif
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Sennheiser's answer to the Parrot Zik? Looks like a good option for use in flights, how's the build etc?
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post Sep 18 2016, 04:22 PM

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QUOTE(ezekiel_77 @ Sep 18 2016, 03:24 PM)
I'm trying to get a few people to buy the HD800 Super Dupont Resonator mod together so it'll be cheaper. If interested please visit the sale page below.

https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4058499
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Interesting. Good luck with that, hope to hear some good feedback later.
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post Sep 18 2016, 04:24 PM

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Meanwhile, I'm decidedly a fan of these.




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post Sep 18 2016, 09:00 PM

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QUOTE(big1 @ Sep 18 2016, 07:37 PM)
because 009 is too niche?  hmm.gif
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The 009 is my home setup, won't be leaving with me when I travel for work/fun. The transportable setup is Sony ZX2 -> Chord Hugo -> ZMF Omni/ HD 800S/ TH 900/ LCD X (rotation based on my mood).

Added these in the mix since I felt the sound signature would complement those I already had, and I was right smile.gif

At home, it's still Stax uber alles wink.gif

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post Sep 19 2016, 11:08 AM

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QUOTE(big1 @ Sep 19 2016, 10:49 AM)
hd800s good for pop song or not?  blush.gif
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I was listening to the Jon Bellion album recently with the 800S, sounded really good. Don't know if you'd consider that pop or not? tongue.gif
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post Sep 20 2016, 04:26 PM

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QUOTE(zoozooka @ Sep 20 2016, 03:53 PM)
Con: Price tag. You can buy a pair of good bookshelf speakers and dac/amplifier with changes left.
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That would depend very much on what your definition of good is. But as for the headphones themselves, they're worthy of their flagship status.
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post Nov 4 2016, 07:39 AM

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Massdrop version of the HD650, anyone? tongue.gif

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx
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post Nov 4 2016, 11:28 AM

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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Nov 4 2016, 09:58 AM)
I don't need it but i'm a sucker for good deals lol...
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Usually me too, but in this case I'll stick with what I already have from Sennheiser tongue.gif

On another note, the more cynical part of me wonders if this is just a prelude to the HD650 being discontinued/replaced. Hmm...

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post Jan 3 2017, 12:13 AM

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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Jan 2 2017, 11:42 PM)
After deducting VAT should be even cheaper?
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Student sales are usually domestic only, so technically that's 5% less than regular export prices, from retailers that ship outside the EU
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post Jan 3 2017, 12:43 PM

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QUOTE(Silverfire @ Jan 3 2017, 11:05 AM)
Well Christmas discount ended so no more tongue.gif
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Good thing VAT rebate is year round tongue.gif
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post Jan 18 2017, 04:29 PM

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QUOTE(jimbet1337 @ Jan 18 2017, 01:23 PM)
So lucky, I paid RM108.xx (gst + agent fees).
Been wondering about this too.
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Nothing to wonder, as has been stated repeatedly , there is no consistency in the implementation of the duties/tax. We know what the rates are SUPPOSED to be, but we can't predict what they will actually end up being.

Same exact product, same manufacturer, same packaging and description, similar ship date, varying results. That tells you all you need to know
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post Jan 19 2017, 10:45 AM

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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Jan 19 2017, 10:15 AM)
Sennheiser CS has always been top notch smile.gif
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Too bad the same can't be said of their distributors
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post Jan 19 2017, 11:24 AM

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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Jan 19 2017, 11:13 AM)
That's why I usually prefer to go direct lol
I bet you do too!
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Lulz, is it that obvious tongue.gif
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post Mar 2 2017, 06:31 AM

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QUOTE(noobandroid @ Mar 1 2017, 09:55 PM)
anyone going to canjam SG? i manage to secure a spot to test the HE-1 tongue.gif
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Didn't you already try it last year? But then I did too, and booked a spot anyway tongue.gif Did you also get in for the Smyth Realiser? Worth trying, it impressed me during the last demo.

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