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post #10396 of 17073
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Originally Posted by RootsRockReggae View Post

Off Topic (but I just gotta say it)

 

I'm really new to the HD650 and they are my first pair of high end cans, but I just gotta say these are blowing my mind.  I am just using stock cable and Fiio e7/e09k and just knowing that upgrading my chain these can get even better blows my mind even more.

 

I guess I'm saying I appreciate these. 

 

 

edit: words


You'll be surprised at how good the scalability on HD650 biggrin.gif

post #10397 of 17073

^^ this. These hp's scale very well. I went from the e09 to the lyr and couldn't quit smiling for a week. 

post #10398 of 17073

That must have looked very strange on the train. Were you slapped by many young women?  tongue.gif

post #10399 of 17073
Hmmm HD650 Bad Ass!!
I love the look, I love the sound through my Darkvoice 336SE with upgraded tubes and cables.
I can't wait to experience these rigged with upgraded aftermarket cable. I was thinking Zu Audio Möbius II. Any suggestions/opinions on the Zu or anything bettering should consider?
post #10400 of 17073

I also want that cable but I can't seem to find it anywhere. I'm currently looking a the Toxic silver poison cable, it's only £160 ($300) and has had quite a few good reviews.

post #10401 of 17073
Quote:
Originally Posted by RootsRockReggae View Post

Off Topic (but I just gotta say it)

 

I'm really new to the HD650 and they are my first pair of high end cans, but I just gotta say these are blowing my mind.  I am just using stock cable and Fiio e7/e09k and just knowing that upgrading my chain these can get even better blows my mind even more.

 

I guess I'm saying I appreciate these. 

 

 

edit: words

 

I also have the E09k and E7 and it really is a good budget combo. The only thing is, I know the HD650 can do so much more. I will be upgrading to a Bottlehead Crack and maybe a HRT Streamer II soon. Apparently the crack is one of the best amps for the HD650 in that price range and even rivals amps $1000 +.


Edited by Mestys - 1/24/13 at 12:15pm
post #10402 of 17073

been playing mine for 2 days (with stock cable and ALO silver cable). No complain so far. Very nice sound. Dark sounding towards neutral with very pleasant detail and music separation. Some say the mids is a bit laid back but i think is just fine. The bass is a bit heavy at bottom. it makes the sound more meaty IMO. No veiled or muffled btw. Very good SQ.  I just love it much. Still lacking resolution compared to my t5p..but oh boy..i just can't take this off from my head....gs1000.gif considering its price tag...no wonder its a legend !

post #10403 of 17073

Just curious if anyone has had a chance to compare the HD650 with the Lyr/Bifrost and Bottlehead Crack?

 

I was at a local meet this past weekend and I tried the HD650 on Crack (no Speedball upgrade) and I must say I was actually floored...definitely lives up to the hype and now I'm ordering my Crack to build soon. It just energized the HD650...bass tightened right up and it was quick and full of life. If my Darkvoice makes them hot coco with marshmallows, the Bottlehead turned them into espresso with a shot of whiskey.

 

Sadly, the guy with the Lyr/Bifrost never showed up so I couldn't compare and see if it's all that and a bag of Cheetos (so many food metaphors, I know) I did hear the Asgard/Bifrost and while it sounded quite good, I didn't feel that it was anything resoundingly special....definitely not so much as HD650/Crack combo.

 

On a side note, the Magni/Modi combo is REALLY nice for the price. beerchug.gif


Edited by dxanex - 1/24/13 at 9:49am
post #10404 of 17073

Although I've not heard either, looking at reviews the crack is the better amp for the HD650s and you'd be hard pushed to find a better amp. I'm ordering the crack tomorrow :)

 

If you were thinking of upgrading to a different headphone in the future e.g. planars then the lyr would probably be the better choice. For me though I'm not planning to upgrade the HD650s, I absolutely love them.


Edited by Mestys - 1/24/13 at 10:05am
post #10405 of 17073
Sometimes they have the Zu Audio möbius on eBay but not for the past month or so. I did get a Zu Audio Mission Interconnect. Plugged into my Darkvoice it really "woke up" the senny's. Also released some veil
post #10406 of 17073
I was leaning towards the Lyr/Bifrost combo, but now I dont know...that or Bottlehead Crack...?
post #10407 of 17073

Yea, personally I'm leaning towards one of the Schiit combos as a future upgrade cause I really just can't stand the look of the Crack... the top plug configuration really bothers me (cable strain? unless i get an L-plug) and I simply do not have the tools nor time and skills to build one.  Besides, MattTCG makes such a good case for Lyr =P.  But all joking aside, I'm considering HE-500 as a future complement to my rig (the HD 650 will never leave)... so I figure the Lyr or something similar would be my best bet.
 

post #10408 of 17073

In case no one here noticed, I am a fan of the lyr/bf combo. tongue.gif But I am hoping to hear the crack at a local meet coming up. 

post #10409 of 17073
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

In case no one here noticed, I am a fan of the lyr/bf combo. tongue.gif

+1

post #10410 of 17073
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

In case no one here noticed, I am a fan of the lyr/bf combo. tongue.gif
 But I am hoping to hear the crack at a local meet coming up. 

If I'm only able to purchase one at a time, which one would you recommend I buy first?

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
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