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JakeCW
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Oct 13, 2021
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Good. Requires some proper EQ-ing to truly shine, but good.
I received mine yesterday and immediately switched out the stock pads for the Dekoni Elite Hybrids, followed by setting my EQ by @Daniel_Lagoe in this review section. A/B-ing with and without EQ, songs in every genre opened up, instantly became so much more enjoyable. After EQ-ing, sounds come out clear and beautiful, bass strong, vocals clear. Prior to EQ, the tuning was just simply not enjoyable. This headset has amazing hardware, but truly requires proper EQ to shine. Soundstage is wide and beautiful and as per Daniel_Lagoe's recommendation, Dreams of Arrakis from the Dune soundtrack actually managed elicited a sense of fear in me. Closing my eyes, i felt like i was transported back into the IMAX theatre where i first saw the movie. It was quite the experience. Playing R6 with a soundstage this wide, i was able to pinpoint where my enemies were way more clearly than before on a Fidelio X2HR. It definitely deserves being in the 8-- series of Sennheiser headphones. It indeed sounds horrible and not worth the $1100 stock out of the box, but EQ-ing is definitely worth the hassle and i'd still recommend buying the HD8xx with an aftermarket balanced cable for amazing value. Again, shoutout to @Daniel_Lagoe for the amazing recommended EQ settings. I really really enjoyed the headphones after. DAC/Amp combo: Schiit Modius + Magnius.
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Also, 444 is as unlucky as a number you can get as an asian person. It do be like that sometimes.
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And just to piss some of yall off, a janky headphone stand made from the dac/amp combo:
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Would recommend to a friend.
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Oct 13, 2021
Daniel_Lagoe
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Oct 14, 2021
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Glad my review helped!!! I'm going to be EQing a bit further and when I do ill send modified EQ settings to you if you want to try them. :)
Oct 14, 2021
JakeCW
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Oct 15, 2021
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Oh Daniel thank you. Absolutely. Already having a blast with your current settings. :))
Oct 15, 2021
Evshrug
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Oct 16, 2021
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Ooooh I’m going to check out the Dune soundtrack… Wow, yeah “Dream of Arrakis” is an experience!!
Oct 16, 2021
JakeCW
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Oct 16, 2021
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Goosebump-inducing huh?
Oct 16, 2021
JakeCW
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Nov 15, 2021
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Hey @Daniel_Lagoe , any chance you've got an EQ preset on the HD800S as well?
Nov 15, 2021
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