Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Sennheiser HD650 Appreciation Thread!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sennheiser HD650 Appreciation Thread!! - Page 1017

post #15241 of 17009
Quote:
Originally Posted by 80smusicboy View Post
 

I'm using a Fiio E10 to power my HD650. Would I notice much difference (even in sound signature) if I upgraded to an Objective 2 Amp? I wouldn't mind a slightly brighter sound, since my HD650 are the old version (some say is darker sounding).

 

Thanks!

Only you can tell.

post #15242 of 17009
It makes sense. It's just that I don't have golden ears. Of course I heard the stark difference between my Q701 and the HD650, but I can't distinguish between cables, for example.
post #15243 of 17009

I can tell you one thing. I noticed a bigger difference upgrading from the dac part of the Fiio E10 than the amp part.

post #15244 of 17009
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Just a quick note on my pad change today. I have taken the pads off before a couple of time to put them through the gentle bath routine so no problem. When I washed them this time, the nap on the velour didn't come back as usual so I decided that it was time to go ahead and replace the pads...I ordered a pair from BHphoto a couple of weeks ago. 

 

When trying to reseat the pads, I felt the grill give a little. :mad: So lesson learned don't put your fingers on the grill when pushing the pads back in the place. I had to further disassemble the hardware to get the grills apart and gently push the grill back to it's original formation...no crease thank goodness. 

 

The new pads increase the clamp a fair bit...more than I was expected. It also sounds like the bass response is somewhat lessened. I suppose because the pads put the driver further away from the ear. I would expect a few days use to resolve this and return the bass to normal. FYI...

I would love to try HE60 leather pads on mine, but 150 for pads is just too much. I think they would fit perfect. I bet the bass increase would be substantial.

post #15245 of 17009
No way, I can't stand the sound when my pads start going flat. *shivers* No sir, I don't like it. I don't like it one bit.

Also, side note, washing the pads can cause the foam to break down prematurely.
post #15246 of 17009

I just got my HD650's and love them..Been listening to AKG K702'S for a while and love them too.. The HD650's are so comfortable and sound so good I see why so many people rave about them...

post #15247 of 17009

I had to wash my pads. It's a necessary evil. I went 2 years without doing so, and so much dirt/oil had collected from it.

post #15248 of 17009

Ok I think I'm getting all the praise behind the 650's now.  I just received my Schiit Valhalla today and have been listening for about 3 hours now

 

and I'm listening to music that was my reference material on previous systems spanning more than 10 years (Damien Rice, Live at

 

Fingerprints)  and I am hearing things I've never heard before,  I can actually now hear the venue acoustics, echo on live recordings.  Also on

 

some percussion tracks i can replicate the best attack I've ever heard from a speaker's mid bass (Prism by King Crimson off Sometimes God Smiles)

 

This is Exciting 

post #15249 of 17009
Quote:
Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

Ok I think I'm getting all the praise behind the 650's now.  I just received my Schiit Valhalla today and have been listening for about 3 hours now

 

and I'm listening to music that was my reference material on previous systems spanning more than 10 years (Damien Rice, Live at

 

Fingerprints)  and I am hearing things I've never heard before,  I can actually now hear the venue acoustics, echo on live recordings.  Also on

 

some percussion tracks i can replicate the best attack I've ever heard from a speaker's mid bass (Prism by King Crimson off Sometimes God Smiles)

 

This is Exciting 

 

What DAC do you use?

post #15250 of 17009
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

What DAC do you use?

I dont have one yet this is straight out of my laptop, which only has a realtek high definition audio card (stock cheapo in my vaio), my plan is to buy the Bifrost ultra when funds clear up

post #15251 of 17009
Quote:
Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

I dont have one yet this is straight out of my laptop, which only has a realtek high definition audio card (stock cheapo in my vaio), my plan is to buy the Bifrost ultra when funds clear up

So you will have another exciting moment in the future. :beerchug:

post #15252 of 17009
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

So you will have another exciting moment in the future. :beerchug:

I certainly hope so

post #15253 of 17009
Quote:
Originally Posted by joespride View Post
 

I certainly hope so

You could always grab a HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC for < $50 in the mean time, when you get your Bifrost ultra (Uber ?) you can throw it in your lappy bag.


Edited by jimmers - 1/9/14 at 11:37pm
post #15254 of 17009
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmers View Post
 

You could always grab a HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC for < $50 in the mean time, when you get your Bifrost ultra (Uber ?) you can throw it in your lappy bag.

 

+1

Great little DAC.  Add the USB Isolator for $30 and it's an excellent combo.  Still, Bifrost Uber for a birthday present later this year.  I can't resist, but I can wait :smile:

post #15255 of 17009

Yesterday I swapped the stock volume pot on by BH Crack+Speedball for a Valab 23 step attenuator and it has really opened up the top end on the HD650's I am quiet simply amazed at the change in presentation and clarity from just changing the volume pot definitely hearing more details in the top end now. No need for those RCA Clear tops now.

 

Short version of a longer post on the BH Crack bb about fitting the Valab http://www.head-fi.org/t/476650/crack-bottlehead-otl/3480

 

Tubes, Mullard 12au7 and Tung-sol 5998

Most noticeable is an improvement in clarity particularly to the mids and top end.  Music seems to have more of a crispness and openness and to it.

Placement within the soundstage seems a little more precise. Instruments have a little more attack and bite to the leading edges of notes.

I can hear some woodiness texture to certain wind instruments I had not noticed before.
 
Listening as I type to Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham’s “I’m so afraid” one of my favourite tracks, is more forceful, darker and moody the bass is tighter and has a touch of presence to it rather than just hearing it.

IMHO the Valab has taken my BHC+Speedball +Tung-sol 5998 to a level of refinement easily above which I had been experiencing when running with the expensive 6AS7G GEC brown base without the Valab fitted. My perception of performance of the GEC is likewise improved.
 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Sennheiser HD650 Appreciation Thread!!