I would get the HE-500 unamped. It will most likely sound better than the 650's amped. Amping makes a difference, but not nearly as big as people make it out to be on here. If you are super low on funds, just get a cheap little fiio to get you by. OTOH, I'm seriously considering this HE-500 for $629 as well. I was set on an LCD-2, but this price is just too good! I think I will regret it in the future though, and always wonder what an LCD-2 sounds like.
2/12/13 at 5:56am