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O2 Dac+Amp combo AND HD800s are set to be delivered today. Both from USPS.


Yeah, I'm not going to tell my mom I bought these.

Holy hell, how can you afford those when you're still a teen?
I'm jealous.

I worked part time all through high school and I still wouldn't have been able to afford all that.

Seriously.... I mean, I could hardly afford my M50s let alone the rest of my computer anything.
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O2 Dac+Amp combo AND HD800s are set to be delivered today. Both from USPS.


Yeah, I'm not going to tell my mom I bought these.
Should be a cool pairing. Just be ready for the most ludicrously revealing headphones you could imagine.
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SR-009 is actually more revealing and SR-Omega even more so.

Certainly the most revealing dynamic though (even compared to orthodynamics), and IMHO the very best. Very hard to beat the HD 800 for the price from a technical standpoint unless the sound signature doesn't suit you (which seems to be the case for many).

The best thing the HD 800 does really is the sound stage and imaging. It's superior to the SR-009 and AB-1266 in these respects.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 4/17/14 at 11:10am
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Probably a pretty dumb question that I think I know the answer to but I want to make sure anyway:
I have the Aune T1 which is a 24bit/96KHz DAC/Amp. If I buy and download an album from HDtracks in 24bit/192KHz, will I be able to play it through my T1? I assume so (with some downsampling), but I don't really want to buy the album only to find I can't listen to it on my set up.

Also, I understand that with my setup, hearing differences between the two would probably be near impossible, but the price difference is fairly minor and then if (more like when) I upgrade to something bigger and better, I would like to have the highest quality files I can get my hands on.
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Probably a pretty dumb question that I think I know the answer to but I want to make sure anyway:
I have the Aune T1 which is a 24bit/96KHz DAC/Amp. If I buy and download an album from HDtracks in 24bit/192KHz, will I be able to play it through my T1? I assume so (with some downsampling), but I don't really want to buy the album only to find I can't listen to it on my set up.

Also, I understand that with my setup, hearing differences between the two would probably be near impossible, but the price difference is fairly minor and then if (more like when) I upgrade to something bigger and better, I would like to have the highest quality files I can get my hands on.

 

Any setup can play any quality and bit rate of audio.

 

You could play 192KHz with an on board dac, and you could play 24KHz audio on your Aune T1.

 

You just might not get the "full quality" out of the track on your Aune T1. But realistically, you would never hear the difference.

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Any setup can play any quality and bit rate of audio.

You could play 192KHz with an on board dac, and you could play 24KHz audio on your Aune T1.

You just might not get the "full quality" out of the track on your Aune T1. But realistically, you would never hear the difference.

Ok, thanks, that's what I thought. Just making sure thumb.gif
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Holy hell, how can you afford those when you're still a teen?

I'm jealous.

 

I worked part time all through high school and I still wouldn't have been able to afford all that.

 

 

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Seriously.... I mean, I could hardly afford my M50s let alone the rest of my computer anything.

Depends on how rich your family is, how generous they are, and how long you work part time. :D
Don't worry guys, I'm sure you guys will get to HD800s or even beyond later on. Just a matter of time.

 

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SR-009 is actually more revealing and SR-Omega even more so.

Certainly the most revealing dynamic though (even compared to orthodynamics), and IMHO the very best. Very hard to beat the HD 800 for the price from a technical standpoint unless the sound signature doesn't suit you (which seems to be the case for many).

The best thing the HD 800 does really is the sound stage and imaging. It's superior to the SR-009 and AB-1266 in these respects.

I want my positional audio.

I am so tired of getting knifed in Battlefield.

I hate knifers.

I hate them.

I'd rather get shot in the back.

If it were up to me, I'd remove knives from Battlefield.

Until then, I'll settle for positional audio, lol.

 

What's the deal with SR Omega, is that like limited edition or something?

What's the sound of the 009 and Omega like, is it bassy?

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Probably a pretty dumb question that I think I know the answer to but I want to make sure anyway:
I have the Aune T1 which is a 24bit/96KHz DAC/Amp. If I buy and download an album from HDtracks in 24bit/192KHz, will I be able to play it through my T1? I assume so (with some downsampling), but I don't really want to buy the album only to find I can't listen to it on my set up.

Also, I understand that with my setup, hearing differences between the two would probably be near impossible, but the price difference is fairly minor and then if (more like when) I upgrade to something bigger and better, I would like to have the highest quality files I can get my hands on.
Although I recall reading an article from NWavguy, where he tests USB DACs that play 16 bit and found out that it only delivered 16 bits when the computer volume was turned to max. If the person is too lazy to turn the volume knob on the DAC/Amp itself, the person would be getting degraded audio by a little bit. So if you have 24bit DAC you could have volume not max in Windows and still get 16 bits or more.
 
I think.
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Should be a cool pairing. Just be ready for the most ludicrously revealing headphones you could imagine.
My friend and I decided to put the Duck Song in mp3 to test the HD800s along with other normal tracks.
And the guy helping us was like... Why do you have mp3 in there? So we listened to the Duck Song on full blast.

 

Revealing headphones with the Duck Song FTW.


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I've read a post before in other forums that a filter modded Superlux 681 can be "closely" compared to HD800 in terms of sound signature. If so, that would be a best cheap HP ever? Sorry, if i sounded off topic... redface.gif
    
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I've read a post before in other forums that a filter modded Superlux 681 can be "closely" compared to HD800 in terms of sound signature. If so, that would be a best cheap HP ever? Sorry, if i sounded off topic... redface.gif
Sound signature is very personal I'm fairly certain that I would not enjoy the sound signature of the HD800 and would prefer something like the LCD-3. If that sound signature suits you, then the Superlux 681 modded would be pretty good for that price range. However, if you're like me and you like a warm or dark sound signature, you'd prefer something else. The HD800 is one of the best headphones out there but it is by no means the best and just because it exhibits a certain sound signature doesn't meant that that specific sound signature is the best.
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Yup and HD 800's still going to have more subbass extension, more treble extension, some less treble peaks, less distortion, less ringing, and a whole lot more comfort.

HD 681 is just a straight-up good value headphone if you're looking for something a little bright and can deal with the ergonomics, fit, and materials.
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