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AudioAlchemy
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Nov 6, 2016
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Is there a real difference between the Original HD800 and HD800S? I mean with the Original HD800 being around $900 now brand new and the HD800S being close to $1700 New, what makes the HD800S that much better than the original HD800? Looking at CSD waterfall plots, distortion and frequency measurements, I don't see much of a difference. Can you explain please?
Nov 6, 2016
AllanMarcus
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Nov 7, 2016
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read the reviews on InnerFidelity. They explain the differences in detail.
Nov 7, 2016
AudioAlchemy
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Nov 7, 2016
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Thank you Allan, I read the article, but nothing I didn't know already. As stated above I am looking at Frequency response and CSD plots. Not much of a difference. Sure the HD800S has a resonator, to lower the 6kHz peak, but that is a simple mod that is extremely cheap to do to the HD800. (See here: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/hd800-french-mod-aka-superdupont-resonator.1147/ So why a $800 difference between the two? Is there something specific you want me to take a look at in the article you mentioned that explains how much better the HD800S over the HD800 is to justify a $800 price difference? I don't see it. Thus I want to know from Mr. Grell his explanation.
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