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I have HD800S’s and Sennheiser’s corresponding DAC/amp, the HDV 820 amplifier. Picked up one of these to have something else to plug into the amplifier, and now I choose the HD6XX’s over the HD800S’s 95% of the time. ‘Nough said
What is your decision of doing so ?
For me, they’re just better daily drivers than the HD800S’s for comfort and listening fatigue reasons (although I love my HD800S’s), and since they scale well with and are revealing of upstream gear, the HD6XX’s just sound sublime in this pairing.
Are you kidding me the HD800S suppose to be better in every way I thought ? From treble to bass and mid range as well as superior Soundstage and Imaging.
But they’re also fatiguing as daily drivers. While technically inferior in almost every other way, 6XX’s have a relaxing timbre that the HD800S’s can’t match imo.
As a point of reference, I also prefer the HD600’s/HD6XX’s over HD660S’s for the same reason, even tho the HD660S’s are also technically superior in almost every way.
Subjectivity preference thats why. Depending on usage and purpose as well. Do you own HD660S ? I have HD 6XX and they are like to mid tier speakers at the left and right channel in a confinement soundproof music room. Bass sharp at the mid section and a bit dark in nature. Treble is there but very fine that you almost could not hear it. Vocals very intimate. Agree ?
Haha, yes agreed
Also, am saving like mad for the HD800S for super Sound stage. But what does it sounds like in terms of characteristics in comparison to the 6XX. Positional audio.
If positional audio — soundstage, imaging, instrument separation — is what you’re after, they are second to none, and you will not be disappointed! The 6XX’s have no soundstage and relatively poor imaging by comparison; the HD800S’s can sound relatively thin, even as the quality of the low end is vastly superior; and, again, its timbre is more like the HD660S’s than the HD600’s/6XX’s to my ear.
Do you have any other headphone ? Or this is your only end game headphone ?
Only ones for right now. I enjoy window shopping more than I’d like to admit to myself tho... clearly :)
What amp d you power your HD800s ?