Best Amps For the Sennheiser HD800 - 2017 Edition

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  1. Rex Aeterna

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    you guys ever experiment with different speaker amps? i'll be finally getting a pair of hd800's myself and will be in the mail sometime tomorrow so i am very excited since the hd800's always been my dream end-game headphones. i don't have any headphone amps at all since pretty much know i been a speaker guy most of my life and since i sold a lot of stuff off too as well i don't have much selection. i was thinking of trying a carver tfm-24 power amp with the hd800's. i have other power amps as well but, the tfm-24 seems like it would pair well with the hd800's as my first thought.
     
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    Done.

    EC Studio receives neither a recommendation nor warning of avoidance for HD800. BTW, welcome to club SET.

    It doesn't do anything particularly special with the HD800. LC receives neither a recommendation nor warning of avoidance of HD800. It is a pure solid state amp though, which I repeat doesn't do anything a particularly special for the HD800.
     
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    Jimmy just needs to move on up to the Club DHT for the real sound of music ;) I liked the modded HD800 out of the Studio, though my preferences aren't that common.
     
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    @Marvey : how about BW2? Is it intentionnally left off the lists?
     
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    They are more common than you think.
     
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    Only if you insist; but yeah, I forgot. It's OOP though.
     
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    $20 paypal to whoever posts a link to this thread on HF. Screenshots please to prove it before it gets taken down.
     
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    FWIW BW1 took the edge off of the stock hd800 but left a lot to be desired in technicalities. Bw2 is probably a bit better, but it's still no tube amp
     
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    Good, not great. At least the LC is laid back enough to make that treble peak manageable. But then again, it still makes me scratch my head wondering why someone would spend so much for an HD800, not to invest more then $599 for an amp for it...
     
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    I still don't know what it is that makes SET so special, but damn does it sound good!

    Maybe if @sorrodje wants to sell me his stratus after he gets his Stellaris :). I've heard a Stratus a few times when @Cradon owned one, but that was during the Anax 2.0 mods and pre-R2R days.
     
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    My Ragnarok + HD800S combo had great synergy for being solid state. The T3 or EC BW might be better for the price (I have yet to hear either of them) but there were certainly no glaring flaws with this combo if the versatility of Ragnarok desirable. In my experience good tubes just take Senns to another level though
     
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    As an aside:
    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, that thread is an absolute shitshow.
     
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    I see ColtMrFire is still alive and kicking over there ;).

    Edit: Good lord, he's using the Jotun with his hd800s :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Ouch...

    Might be fun to have a "Amps to never use with the HD800" thread:

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    He likes his sound brighter than the face of the sun. We know this. Remember, the 650 was the darkest headphone EVAR according to him.

    I'm bowled over that the GOV2 is on this list. I need to hear that combo ASAP.
     
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    Nice to see the list updated, now I know what to start saving for ;)

    @The Alchemist , the liquid carbon really doesn't do anything special for the HD800. I have one hooked up to a Yggdrasil with balanced interconnects, and I consistently turn to a BW2 connected with RCA cables instead. The difference is hard to describe, partly because the carbon hasn't been used in a month and my recollections are vague at best now.
    @HitmanFluffy - Holy shit, your post is still up, mods must be asleep or something.
     
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