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jchue73
post Mar 11 2016, 05:07 PM

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I actually realised I have 3 Sennheisers... PX200, HD515 (badly in need of earpad replacement) and HD800 S.
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post Mar 14 2016, 01:58 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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Anax mod is passe. Super Dupont Resonator mod is the in thing. brows.gif

QUOTE(echineko @ Mar 12 2016, 09:35 PM)
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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Tyll concluded that he preferred the Super Dupont Resonator HD800 with EQ.

But if one is not interested to mod and not use EQ, HD 800 S is the better choice.

QUOTE(noobandroid @ Mar 12 2016, 10:18 PM)
dont do 598, go all the way hd650
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Why not all the way to HD800 / HD800 S? wub.gif

QUOTE(shin2l @ Mar 14 2016, 01:03 PM)
Hmmmm, not really recommend HDVD800 hmm.gif  hmm.gif

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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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post Mar 15 2016, 07:41 PM

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QUOTE(shin2l @ Mar 14 2016, 02:09 PM)
Haha, you are so desperate waiting your LG right? laugh.gif
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I am allowed to dream, right? biggrin.gif

QUOTE(echineko @ Mar 14 2016, 02:49 PM)
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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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

QUOTE(noobandroid @ Mar 14 2016, 04:07 PM)
tried before hdvd with hd800s at canjam, it's very enjoyable
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I've not tried the HDVD800. Might have to camp at Stars Picker to audition one of these days. nod.gif
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post Mar 15 2016, 10:35 PM

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QUOTE(liquidgal @ Mar 15 2016, 08:10 PM)
Little Dot mk8se, very good tube amp for HD800 with reasonable price. smile.gif
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rclxms.gif Indeed I've read that combo sounds lovely. Prefer SS systems though. But then again if I audition it too much, I might end up liking it. bangwall.gif

QUOTE(echineko @ Mar 15 2016, 09:05 PM)
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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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

Anyway, if I were to get anything, it'll be a desktop DAC first. At first I had my eyes on the Bifrost or Gungnir Multibit DAC but people are claiming that the Mojo is on the same level as the Gungnir Multibit. I think for amp, my LC is sufficient for now. cool.gif

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post Jul 1 2016, 12:25 PM

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Anybody having a go at this? hmm.gif

http://www.lowyat.net/2016/108697/sennheis...sia-for-e50000/

 

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