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Thanks for the very detailed response; I'll have to read the first part a few more times to fully grasp it.   But in terms of my second question, does this mean that TV's have a built-in DAC?    When I do:   TV > RCA out or audio out > SMHL SA-50 speaker amp > bookshelf speakers   vs.   iPhone > 3.5 mm male-to-male RCA adapter > SMHL SA-50 speaker amp > bookshelf speakers   and if I play the same audio file, does this mean that the music will in fact sound...
I have a Magni/Modi stack and recently purchased a pair of Polk TSi100 bookshelf speakers (link below) and a SMHL SA-50 amp for them (link below).   Just out of curiosity, assuming I have the proper wiring and adapters, would I be able to drive the Polk TSi100's with the Magni? And conversely, would I be able to drive a Senn HD 650 with the SMHL SA-50 amp? I'm not sure how to interpret wattage, resistance, and etc...   When I use an audio line out or an RCA line out...
I have a Samsung flat screen TV with a 3.5 mm audio out input. I am looking for small 2.0 or 2.1 unit that can fit into my dorm room, but I am fairly new to home audio. I tried plugging a pair of earbuds into the audio out and I found that I am unable to control the volume with my TV remote if I select "external speakers" only on my TV. I can still control the volume when I enable both the TV volume and the earbuds.   Does anyone have any recommendations for a <$100...
I'm pretty satisfied with the HD 650, just hoping to squeeze a bit more vocal or treble performance out of them. (Are male and/or female vocals in the "treble" range? Or are vocals in the "midrange")   With that said, if I was to upgrade headphones, is the HD 800 the next step up? This would be too expensive unfortunately. 
My current set up is:   FLACs on laptop > Modi > Magni > HD650.   I am hoping to get a little bit of extra male and female vocal performance out of the cans.   What do you guys recommend my next upgrade to be?   Should I upgrade to a Bifrost? Or upgrade the amp? Or get silver cables maybe?   Just for future reference, what Hz range do male and what range do female vocals generally fall under?    Thanks. 
I'm listen to FLACs on my laptop through an HD 650 powered by a Magni/Modi stack. If I swap the Magni for the new Vali, will I noticed an improvement?   I enjoy vocals, will the Vali help bring out the vocals?
I'm currently listening to FLACs on my computer with the HD 650s through a Magni/Modi stack. Everything is great, except I would have preferred a little better treble clarity.    I'm thinking of upgrading the stock cables to a silver cable. I heard this improves the treble a bit.   Any recommendations? So far, the Toxic Silver Poison 6 ft one looks pretty attractive. I heard this has a very long wait time? I'm based in the US. Are there any other cables that wil give...
But generally speaking, most people regard the HD 650 as a good headphone if one enjoys vocals?
Generally speaking, are vocals in the midrange or treble? I know people sometimes have negative sentiments regarding the treble of the 650's, but does this mean that they think the vocals are bad? 
What songs/recordings do you guys use to judge the vocals of your headphones? So far, I found Adele's 19 album to be pretty good, but the noise floor is a bit high. 
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