Summary: I use Sennheiser HD800 together with Musical Fidelity M1 HPA headphone amp. The soundquality is amazing, the best I have heard in a headphone. The sound is very rich and clear with great dynamic. But the comfort is very bad. The headband is very hard and uncomfortabel. It pressed uncomfortably on my head so I forget how good it sounds. Nor the earpads are not very comfortabel. I bought the headphone by mail order.
Summary: Have tried them all now, after reading all of your fine reviews,,,,, whew,,, what an experience! HD-650, DT-990, AK-702, AD-2000, AH-D7000, and of course the HD-800. First, I am in complete agreement with SKYLAB's review,, remember it's mostly positive and I will write more later. My initial impressions?
Pros: Certainly Unique, Nothing else like it , however,
Cons: Sure have my "personal preferences" these aren't quite,,
Summary: I have listened to the HD800 twice, and I never really warmed up to it. Its clarity and resolution sounds artificial to me instead of natural (a spike in the upper mids region), and it has no authority in the sub-bass region. I'm one of those people who simply cannot consider a pair of headphones to be "amazing" or "the best of" if it's lacking neutrality in a chunk of the frequency range.
Pros: Comfortable, detailed, big soundstage
Cons: Artificial sounding, anemic in the bass, can be too bright, overpriced
Summary: An expensive, technically proficient headphone that has no soul. Does mate well with the Luxman P-1 or P1-u, but at that point, why not go electrostatic, which is what these are trying to be in the first place. Kudos to Senn for innovation, but these are just too steely for my tastes.