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Just like how I'm one of the few dudes that actually loves the HD 800 (because it's awesome and in the top 3-5 best headphones currently in production tongue.gif).
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Just like how I'm one of the few dudes that actually loves the HD 800 (because it's awesome and in the top 3-5 best headphones currently in production tongue.gif).

HD800 is indisputably one of the best headphones for critical listening, classical, jazz, and ironically, gaming with positional sound. Personally, unless it is hooked up to a nice tube amp, I find it piercing, boring, and pretty much anemic on the low end, due to my preference for exaggerated bass and hatred of "proper and accurate" trebles. That said, the HD800 when paired with Liquid Gold was mesmerizing. If I ever decide to throw away like $5-6K on anything other than a LCD-3, I would probably get the HD800 with a Liquid Fire amp.
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HD800 is indisputably one of the best headphones for critical listening, classical, jazz, and ironically, gaming with positional sound. Personally, unless it is hooked up to a nice tube amp, I find it piercing, boring, and pretty much anemic on the low end, due to my preference for exaggerated bass and hatred of "proper and accurate" trebles. That said, the HD800 when paired with Liquid Gold was mesmerizing. If I ever decide to throw away like $5-6K on anything other than a LCD-3, I would probably get the HD800 with a Liquid Fire amp.

I thought the Liquid Fire was replaced by the Liquid Crimson? Both seem to have the traits of what I believe are ideal amp pairings for the HD 800 (warmth, slower decay for a more lush and romantic sound so almost the opposite of the HD 800's characteristics). I really liked the HD 800 with the Woo Audio WA22 which I assume had all the upgrades installed.
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I thought the Liquid Fire was replaced by the Liquid Crimson? Both seem to have the traits of what I believe are ideal amp pairings for the HD 800 (warmth, slower decay for a more lush and romantic sound so almost the opposite of the HD 800's characteristics). I really liked the HD 800 with the Woo Audio WA22 which I assume had all the upgrades installed.

I haven't been keeping up with Cavalli's offerings, just remembering what I heard a while back.
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I haven't been keeping up with Cavalli's offerings, just remembering what I heard a while back.

http://www.cavalliaudio.com/index.php?p=product_details&pId=10

Indeed it is the Liquid Fire successor. Lower price too? Of all the Cavalli amps I'm most interested in the Liquid Glass. I plan to get one in the distant future since it's one of the most versatile headphone amps.
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http://www.cavalliaudio.com/index.php?p=product_details&pId=10

Indeed it is the Liquid Fire successor. Lower price too? Of all the Cavalli amps I'm most interested in the Liquid Glass. I plan to get one in the distant future since it's one of the most versatile headphone amps.

I would love a Cavalli amp, but will probably get a Jolida DAC before that.
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I would love a Cavalli amp, but will probably get a Jolida DAC before that.

Yeah I'm getting an entire Stax system before I even consider buying a Liquid Glass. My goal is to have a Stax system for typical listening, and a non-electrostatic system on the side with a Liquid Glass amp, just for trying out other nice headphones.
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HD800 is indisputably one of the best headphones for critical listening, classical, jazz, and ironically, gaming with positional sound. Personally, unless it is hooked up to a nice tube amp, I find it piercing, boring, and pretty much anemic on the low end, due to my preference for exaggerated bass and hatred of "proper and accurate" trebles. That said, the HD800 when paired with Liquid Gold was mesmerizing. If I ever decide to throw away like $5-6K on anything other than a LCD-3, I would probably get the HD800 with a Liquid Fire amp.

I dispute that.

The Stax 507s are a little more detailed and it is a lot easier to make out very subtle details in the music.

But they only sound decent with the woo audio amp.

The SS stax amps all make it sound flat.
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I dispute that.

The Stax 507s are a little more detailed and it is a lot easier to make out very subtle details in the music.

But they only sound decent with the woo audio amp.

The SS stax amps all make it sound flat.

I said one of the best, not the best. thumb.gif
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I dispute that.

The Stax 507s are a little more detailed and it is a lot easier to make out very subtle details in the music.

But they only sound decent with the woo audio amp.

The SS stax amps all make it sound flat.

I dispute that.tongue.gif

The Woo electrostatic amps are fairly mushy-sounding compared to alternatives; they certainly do no favors for resolution or detail.

The HD 800s certainly offer significantly finer resolution and this is aided by its exaggerated soundstage/imaging properties.

I would say the 507 is certainly far easier to listen to and perhaps more engaging, but it loses out on detail and resolution to the HD 800 by no small margin.
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Schiit Yggdrasil Unobtainium Amplifier Unobtainium Headphones Cambridge Audio Azur 851A 
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