I owned these for a couple of weeks last year. I don't remember much but I did like them. You can do the mod to supposedly make them sound like the HD598. I expect they are good for the money but I they can be had for around $100 all the time. If you can wait you might put a WTB in the headphone sales forum for the HD598 and see what pops up. Plenty of people got these for $98 and many will be looking to sell after they've listened to them a bit. I like the HD598 and...
Probably not great. They're available on ebay right now in white for $169 and free shipping and that is brand new. Also, they can probably be had for less because the seller has a "Make Offer" on there also. Probably take $155 or $160.
Haven't been able to find any great deals on headphones in the last couple of weeks and I was getting a little down but just received e-mail that lifted my spirits.
My Massdrop AKG K7XX have shipped. Must be one of the first ones shipped. I bought on 11/24 but don't believe I was one of the buyers to get a number in the first couple of hundred.
I have believed for about 40+ years that most speakers/headphones sound better with more power and I expect the additional power of the Ember is what brought out the best of the HD650. I have a Sunrise II and I will probably pick up an Ember in the next couple of weeks primarily for the additional power.
A lot of people love the HD650 but many, including myself, believe the sound is veiled. I owned a pair but sold them after a couple of weeks. That said, I used them with a tube headamp and I might have like them more with a SS headamp. Not sure because I never tried it.
Yes it was. I picked up the HD598 which I really like but I'm still looking for a really great deal on HD800 or possibly HD700. I would get an HD600 but I'm not sure its much different than the HD598. I had the HD650 a few months ago and sold it. It was seriously veiled to me.