Need HD 800S help FAST!

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  1. Tyll Hertsens

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    Hi Guys. I'm about to publish a piece on the HD 800S and Sorrodje's Superdupont mod.

    The HD 800S I have has significant distortion in the bass...quite a bit more than the regular HD 800.

    I don't want to publish my results unless I can verify the pair I have are not faulty, so I need a second HD 800S to measure...fast!

    IF ANYONE HERE IN THE US HAS A PAIR OF HD 800S AND IS WILLING TO SHIP IT TO ME FOR MEASUREMENTS, I WILL SEND A UPS LABLE. I NEED THIS TO HAPPEN TODAY IF POSSIBLE SO I CAN HAVE THEM OVERNIGHT FOR MEASUREMENT TOMORROW.

    I wanted to publish my article tomorrow, but Saturday will work. I've got 5 days into this thing and need to put something worthy up on InnerFidelity. I'd hate to have to delay and put up some stupid poll or something.

    Please post in this thread if you can help or email me at tyll at tyllhertsens dot com

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Tyll Hertsens

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    FWIW, I did already try Headroom and TTVJ, but they're sold out...even their demo units.

    I messaged my Sennheiser PR rep, he's in Germany, and can't help. He wants me not to publish.
     
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    Hey Tyll, I will see what I can do.

    Nicholas
     
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    Let me know if you already have something in the works velvetx, otherwise I can try to ship mine out today.
     
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    Hey @Tyll Hertsens, @velvetx let me know you needed a pair and you can definitely borrow mine. I'll shoot you an email at your IF address.
     
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    I can just imagine the look on Tyll's face when he wakes up to 3+ pairs of HD800S on his doorstep :D
     
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    Wouldn't more samples technically help in diagnosing whether this is a QC issue? ;)
     
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  9. Tyll Hertsens

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    Sure, but Sennheiser is pretty damned good about quality control so one that measures like the one I have would probably do it...but the story would be better if I could get two in a hurry.

    So, thanks for the responses. Whoever wants to send me on should PM or email me their name, physical addy, box size and weight, email address, and phone number, and I'll get UPS labels out right away.

    Thanks!
     
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    Looks like I've got two readying to ship. Thanks so much guys!

    Indeed!
     
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    Very awesome community response.

    And now I understand your comment in the mod thread.

    Take your time Tyll. HD800 vs HD800S is a big one.
     
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    Yeah, it is. Between TTVJ and HeadRoom they sold about 50 pair of 800S in less than a week. It's selling like hotcakes.

    Should the 800Ss I get measure like the one I have here, Sennheiser's not going to like it.
     
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    Why don't we have a popcorn smiley?

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    If that helps, My HD800S' distorsion was noticeably degraded compared to the HD800 one :

    HD800S :

    HD800S_distorsion.jpg

    HD800:

    HD800_distorsion.jpg

    I published in my review for TN http://www.tellementnomade.org/feedback-hd800s-s-comme-superieur-ou-pas/ and Head-fi ( http://www.head-fi.org/t/795365/sen...read-first-post-for-summary/240#post_12350999) that distorsion was not as good as the HD800. "One noticeable drawback is that distorsion is less good in bass and especially sub bass area. "

    So I'm not surprised at all by your results . Honestly , I do even think Senn did the choice to accept the trade off (less peak but moar bass distorsion) and my ears says they did the right choice because subjectively speaking, it did not make that much difference to my ears in the bass area. YMMV

    Distorsion for my Superdupont modded HD800 are even worse though. That's why I was surprised to read your first Statements about the fact the modded HD800 did better in that area.

    SBAF community is really helpful. I'm amazed :bow:
     
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    HD800S SN #01070 is all boxed up here and will be on its way to Bozeman this afternoon.
     
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    My measurements show very little, if any, bass distortion for the SD mod. I'lll bundle up my measurements into a .pdf booklet sometime today and provide a link in your SD mod thread.
     
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    Thanks! :thumbsup

    Did you contact me by email? I can send you a UPS label if you do.
     
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    Ah! Just connected the serial number from your email. Label on the way!
    That's two folks, you guys rock!
     
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    We're all self-centered asshole pirates. The kind of behavior that's shown in this thread shouldn't be allowed.


    Can't wait for the HD800 S and superdupont writeup. :) I do hope the implemented resonator doesn't add a considerable amount of low-end distortion with all the units.
     
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    Ugh.

    Will ask a protection program for my family to my Government.. Axel Grell will put a price on my head. :eek:
     
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