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you have a made a great choice there, as you already have a PC speaker system. it wouldn't hurt to try headphones at this stage, because you can always upgrade to better speakers in the future and right now you can have the best of both worlds. also if you do not find headphones to your liking you can always sell them so I suggest you keep resale value in mind when you are deciding on your headphones just in case...   I was into headphone audio for 2 years because I...
I have the B&W 685 set up a nearfield speakers right now, they are separated 86cm apart tweeter to tweeter with an LCD monitor in between. with me seated at the equilateral point (sweet spot) from the tweeters, it just doesn't sound as good significantly compared to having them on stands and about 2m apart. the dynamics and details are still there but the imaging really suffers. it still is good but having heard them perched atop stands it just doesn't compare. also,...
    I know what you mean :) I was an avid headphone enthusiast for the last two years, the reason being having to stay in a dorm during my residency training in General Surgery, and the only way to be able to truly enjoy that wonderful audio is to have great headphone equipment. And the best stuff that I did manage to get over that period was the Lambda Pro with the SRM-1/MK-2 which totally beat anything that I had at that time, even if the bass guitar did seem to sound...
enjoying this DAC immensely with my entry level monitors, the Samson MediaOne 4a. recently hooked them with the stax lambda pro and the srm-1/mk-2 and even if I love the sound of the speakers better, there's no denying how good this DAC just is. my music just sounds so different, like more alive it seems. even the stuff I don't listen to have become enjoyable to listen to. amazing piece of technology. thanks to you guys over at Twsited Pear Audio! had a local DIY guru...
sennheiser ie8 with the sansa clip most of the time because it's portable and i am at work most of the time :)   at the dorm i use the stax lambda pro + srm-1/mk2 the most. last few months ago the beyer dt880 600 ohms was my favorite can followed by the senn hd650 and the beyer dt990 600 ohms. now i am leaning more towards the dt990 as i miss the bass slam thru the stax :D 
that complicates things :)   hd650 would be the safe bet. they do not sound muddy to my ears, only that the beyer sounds cleaner compared to the senn. but they have soft and less aggressive treble, with great bass response. maybe you need a good tube amp capable of driving them both well in the future. i am also on the lookout for such amp...  
hmm, the dt880 600 ohms will give you smoother treble, but you will really miss the low end if you compare the bass output to the hd650 and dt990. if you want the same clean signature with a better balanced sound, a bit of treble tilt compared to the hd650, smoother highs, with sacrifice in bass, you should audition the dt880 600 ohms. the midrange is a bit recessed with the dt880, pretty similar to the dt990 :D
interestingly i used to have this dilemma in a different version: i had an alessandro ms2i and a beyerdynamic dt990 600 ohms. i gave up the ms2i because of listening fatigue, which i could not get with the dt990. at that time i also felt the dt990 was the superior can, comfort, sq wise, bass delivery wise, soundstage wise...
i have heard the hd595 intimately as my friend owns one, as well as a grado sr325is. i have owned an alessandro ms2i before and a grado sr60. unamped i would choose the grado, even the sr60, over the hd595, as the grados have better detail, and better sound as per my ears. the hd595 sounds neutral and somewhat uninspired, even with the amps that i tested them with (audio-gd c-2c and little dot mk2). the problem with the grados will be comfort and listening fatigue. i...
hmm i have the white-screened hd650, post 2007, and compared to the beyer dt880, dt990, and the stax lambda pro, the hd650 just sounds so darn dark :)   not that i'm complaining. since most of my gear sounds bright by comparison, these senns give out a great contrast :)   never really found them sibilant either. that would be the dt990...
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