Request for HD800S Loaner

Discussion in 'Loaner Requests' started by The Alchemist, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. The Alchemist

    The Alchemist MOT: Schiit - Here to help!

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Likes Received:
    1,381
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    The SchiitR
    Home Page:
    I would like to request an HD800S Loaner for SBAF.

    Thank you for your considering my request,
     
  2. zerodeefex

    zerodeefex Grumpiest admin

    Staff Member Friend BWC
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Likes Received:
    12,743
    Trophy Points:
    113
    You should just get @Bill-P to mod your HD800 :)
     
    • Like / Agree Like / Agree x 4
    • List
  3. Mshenay

    Mshenay Barred from loaner program. DON'T SEND ME GEAR.

    Banned Contributor
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2015
    Likes Received:
    298
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I've not heard the HD 800S, but I have heard a @Bill-P modded HD 800... it was breath taking, left me with a better more memorable impression than the Focal Utopia, yes technically the Utopia is/was better but the Bill-P modded HD 800 pulled me in more
     
    • Like / Agree Like / Agree x 3
    • List
  4. The Alchemist

    The Alchemist MOT: Schiit - Here to help!

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Likes Received:
    1,381
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    The SchiitR
    Home Page:
    • Like / Agree Like / Agree x 1
    • List
  5. brencho

    brencho Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Likes Received:
    7,676
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    LA
    bill's mods is way more extensive and sounds great. the 800S is like a worse version of the 800 with SDR in it. not significantly different enough but that's like my opinion man.
     
    • Like / Agree Like / Agree x 2
    • List
  6. Bill-P

    Bill-P Level 42 Mad Wizard

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Likes Received:
    4,190
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Wait, why am I here? This must be like a time tunnel of some sort. I vaguely recall modding the HD800 like... last year or so. Hahaha!

    But yeah, maybe I should take the opportunity to record the details of what I do to your HD800 to post what I did to the other HD800s that I modded. It's not like I meant for them to be a secret. I was just too lazy to take photos and post instructions.

    Edit: but on that note, a HD800S loaner may also be a good idea (if budget allows, and we can find one for a reasonable price). At least it'll provide people with a good comparison.
     
    • Like / Agree Like / Agree x 3
    • List
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
  7. Deep Funk

    Deep Funk Deep thoughts - Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    14,231
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Home Page:
    The HD800S is the stock HD800 without that peak in the treble.

    A modified HD800 can be end-game good. @Serious made his HD800M sound like nothing else.
     
    • Like / Agree Like / Agree x 1
    • List
  8. DrForBin

    DrForBin Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Likes Received:
    532
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    The Great NorthWet
    hello,

    as i am super paranoid of modding a $1K+ headphone, i would welcome the opportunity to sample Sennheiser's "fix."
     
  9. Skyline

    Skyline Double-blindly done with this hobby

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,141
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Resurrecting this. I plan to sell my work setup which will give me a little cash to play with.

    I'm actually interested in a stock HD800 though, to get a baseline. Do any of those even exist around here?

    If anyone has one they can loan me for a week, I'd be eternally grateful.
     
    • Like / Agree Like / Agree x 2
    • List
  10. DrForBin

    DrForBin Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Likes Received:
    532
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    The Great NorthWet
    hello,
    @Skyline, and here i was hoping for a HD800S loaner.:(

    (or, could SBAF hold Axel Grell hostage until we get a sponsored by Sennheiser tour of the the HD800, HD800S and the HD820, with the amp/dac of their choice.):):):)
     
    • Like / Agree Like / Agree x 1
    • List
  11. rhythmdevils

    rhythmdevils Best SBAF member of all time

    Staff Member Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2020
    Likes Received:
    4,066
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Bay Area
    it’s a very unobtrusive mod, it’s just putting stuff inside the ear cups. Very safe. There’s still always a protective loose weave thread grill over the driver. Nothing to be worried about. Unless the mod has changed, you’d have to be real clumsy to mess them up.
     
  12. m17xr2b

    m17xr2b Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2016
    Likes Received:
    3,880
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    United kingdomland of fish and chips
    Listened to the HD800S the other day on a weird WA5 setup. My previous experience was for a short while at canjam. Both experiences had the same thoughts.
    Neutered HD800, no peak but no fine detail(soundstage queues) as well, pushed mid bass that sounds good to the untrained ear but still far from a reference, HD800 low end is leaner but better controlled with sharp focus. Far more rewarding to tame the HD800 than to endure the tamed version.
     
    • Like / Agree Like / Agree x 1
    • List

Share This Page