Originally Posted by calipilot227
Guys, please don't start that Schiit here... (and yes, it is a very well-known can of worms. See the story of NwAvGuy)
Yeah, seems the Head-Fi staff are very anal about this Schiit. In an unrelated post I embedded just an image url (from he who you have just named) and all it showed was his own personal testing data on a Cowon player. I was not posting on his behalf, nor did it actually link directly to his site, in fact I couldn't have cared less where that data came from but I was still censored with a note saying to refer to the terms and conditions. Needless to say, I won't be doing anything of the sorts again....
Having said all that, this thread has been thoroughly derailed. Let me bring this back to the main subject matter. Why we all love the HD 650s!
Personally I've thought of myself as an audiophile for a long while, listening to my old Senn PX100s and B&O A8s.
I was wrong.
After lurking on the forums for a bit I finally went to a store to demo some separate rigs. Went straight to the HD 600s and thought, 'ok, I can hear an improvement but the price really isn't justified' then the salesperson kindly offered me a pair of HD 650s and my mind was BLOWN. I just fell in love with the warm, lush and dreamy quality of the 650s.
I bought them on the spot.
Since then, I've demoed plenty more head phones such as the LCD 2/3s, HD 800s, Grado PS1000, Grado HP2 and whilst some I have considered sonically superior, they bring to mind my initial reaction with the HD 600s.
So I guess the HD 650s will always remain my babies even when I do choose to "upgrade".
Obviously, I've been using my 650s to blow my friends away. My girlfriend is now trying to cut down on the clothes and buy herself some head-fi. (I'd say that's pretty successful) On a side note, does it not annoy anybody else that there is no dedicated HD 650 smiley?