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post #8131 of 16995
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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

Geez, you guys are making me want a Lyr so bad!! But I can't afford it :(

Neither can I and I just did very_evil_smiley.gif

Anyone want an Asgard? Lol.

post #8132 of 16995
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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

Neither can I and I just did very_evil_smiley.gif

Anyone want an Asgard? Lol.

Rush,

 

compare the asgard and lyr please.

post #8133 of 16995
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Originally Posted by Eargasmo View Post

Rush,

 

compare the asgard and lyr please.

I am planning on doing it as in-depth as I can! I should have it later this week. Probably not soon enough to get here before the 30-day trail runs out on my 650's though :(.

post #8134 of 16995
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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

I am planning on doing it as in-depth as I can! I should have it later this week. Probably not soon enough to get here before the 30-day trail runs out on my 650's though :(.

Looking forward to it.  So you won't be keeping the 650s?

 

I'm looking to get a tube amp in the near future.  Happy with what I have, but I want some tubage in my life.  Torn between the Lafig DV and WA2.  With the possibility of an integrated amp from McIntosh for speaker/headphones.  But Lyr still has an outside shot.


Edited by Eargasmo - 10/6/12 at 9:12pm
post #8135 of 16995
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Originally Posted by Eargasmo View Post

Looking forward to it.  So you won't be keeping the 650s?

 

I'm looking to get a tube amp in the near future.  Happy with what I have, but I want some tubage in my life.  Torn between the Lafig DV and WA2.  With the possibility of an integrated amp from McIntosh for speaker/headphones.  But Lyr still has an outside shot.

Tubeage should be experienced by everyone. I had a old tube tv as a little kid that took forever to turn on/off, my first Marshall guitar amp had a SS/tube combo (wow do tubes warm things up), and I was lucky enough to get to hear the K702;s through a WA3 along with my old D-2000's at a head-fi meet (first proper headphone amping I heard). That's when I realized that one of the best things I could have was a proper tube amp (someday, that being now.)

post #8136 of 16995

What's the average usage on a pair of hd650 pads?

post #8137 of 16995

^^

I have several hundred hours on mine and they are still very comfortable.

post #8138 of 16995

Just ordered the Lyr..

 

Now to compare the Lyr with the Valhalla! :D 

 

Should I get an Asgard too to collect them all? lol 

post #8139 of 16995
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

Just ordered the Lyr..

 

Now to compare the Lyr with the Valhalla! :D 

 

Should I get an Asgard too to collect them all? lol 

 

With winter coming, I think these tubes can also serve the purpose of heating up our apartment! :)

post #8140 of 16995
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

 

With winter coming, I think these tubes can also serve the purpose of heating up our apartment! :)

 

That's right.  One for each room.  Who's needs the heating company, when there's Schiit Audio home heating services.tongue.gif


Edited by Digital-Pride - 10/10/12 at 11:29am
post #8141 of 16995
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

Just ordered the Lyr..

 

Now to compare the Lyr with the Valhalla! :D 

When I compared all three at the Head-Fi SF Bay Area meetup back in February, I tried all three with the HD650 and remember liking the Valhalla the most, then the Lyr and then the Asgard.  That said, I did like all three and it was just a quick comparison.  I'd love to head your thoughts on the Lyr vs. the Valhalla, though... the former is of course more versatile.

post #8142 of 16995
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

 

With winter coming, I think these tubes can also serve the purpose of heating up our apartment! :)

 

Don't sell the Asgard short; it may be the best space heater of them all!

post #8143 of 16995

I'm in love. Just got a pair of second hand 650's (I paid 238,5EUR which I think is OK, not the deal of the year, though).

These sound so good. I'm upgrading from ATH-AD700's which I've had for 3 years now and sounded lovely for the 70EUR that I paid by the way. First got second hand DT880's which seem the supreme analytic 'phones but got very tiring pretty quickly. Kept them as monitor phones. Also tried AKG 702's but they were uncomfortable and pre-burn in sounded horrid. It felt like the natural upgrade since they boast an immersive sound stage à la AD700, but I just didn't like them. I should listen to a pair that's properly burn-in some time.

 

These Senn's are just a tad less comfortable than the AD700's but I'm sure they'll be BETTER once I get used to them, since these are small enough to use in bed and to sleep with.

Yes, to sleep with. These are absolutely fatigue-less to my ears, while sounding overwhelmingly good.

 

One weird thing, I have a dedicated amp (burson HA-160) but feel it is a bit of a waste. I think the sound out of my ipod sounds fine. SUCH HERESY!! No, really, it's a nice laid-back and relaxing sound to my ears, no veil with the 650. If anything, the worthless ipod DAC makes the sound even more laid-back. Well, I'll be using the Burson while on my desktop PC for some extra kick & while playing the piano for extra drive.

 

(Coincidentally both the AD700 and the Senn 650 are both very high in the Headphones Top List, so the list sure is accurate to me).

 

Unless Sennheiser reveals a new totally laid-back and not too bright sounding upgrade over the HD650, I doubt I'm buying new headphones any time soon. If ever. These really diserve the #3 place in the headphones listing on head-fi. Superb.


Edited by Baten - 10/10/12 at 11:54am
post #8144 of 16995
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

What's the average usage on a pair of hd650 pads?

 

I wore mine out over a good 5 years before replacing them...somewhere between 1k and 2k hours.  In retrospect I should have replaced them sooner....the replacements really opened the soundstage and airiness...visually I only then realized how flattened the old ones were. 

 

So...how the new HD650 + Schiit stack life treating you? biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

 

Don't sell the Asgard short; it may be the best space heater of them all!

 

When the electric bill just doesn't matter: Schiit!

 

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Originally Posted by Baten View Post


One weird thing, I have a dedicated amp (burson HA-160) but feel it is a bit of a waste. I think the sound out of my ipod sounds fine. SUCH HERESY!! No, really, it's a nice laid-back and relaxing sound to my ears, no veil with the 650. If anything, the worthless ipod DAC makes the sound even more laid-back. Well, I'll be using the Burson while on my desktop PC for some extra kick & while playing the piano for extra drive.

 

Uhh....iPod sound on par with the HA-160?  HD650 sounds horrid straight out of an iPod.  I mean, it's listenable, sure, but the output impedance and low voltage thoroughly kill the dynamics and detail.  a Fiio E11 on an iPod LOD....sure that'll sound decent.  But iPod as the amp....I think you may need to send that Burson in for service or something blink.gif 

 

How do you have the Burson set up...what source are you feeding it?  And what kind of music format? I think we may be looking at a source/DAC issue holding it back...you can get a lot more out of an HD650 than what an iPod sounds like with it wink_face.gif   Heck even an iPod + LOD into the Burson should sound light-years better than plugging right into the iPod.  If you question your source, just get a Fiio LOD cable and try it out....it'll short you $10 or so and you'll get a good frame of reference.   Hint: iPod + LOD into Lyr sounds heaps better than straight iPod, and that HA160 should be in Lyr class (minus tube warmth.)

post #8145 of 16995
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How do you have the Burson set up...what source are you feeding it?  And what kind of music format? I think we may be looking at a source/DAC issue holding it back...you can get a lot more out of an HD650 than what an iPod sounds like with it wink_face.gif   Heck even an iPod + LOD into the Burson should sound light-years better than plugging right into the iPod.  If you question your source, just get a Fiio LOD cable and try it out....it'll short you $10 or so and you'll get a good frame of reference.   Hint: iPod + LOD into Lyr sounds heaps better than straight iPod, and that HA160 should be in Lyr class (minus tube warmth.)

 

The iPod is filled with lossless music exlusively, the Burson is fed by a V-DAC at 96/24 with lossless source music.

Sure, the Burson is more dynamic and has more "body", but the ipod music sounds passable. I must have low standards.

Right now I'm listening at another computer set-up with X-Fi Go! and a Logitech amplifier which a pretty darn mediocre set-up. It's more dynamic than the iPod, but it lacks warmth and sounds a bit tinny compared to the Burson. Still, it sounds far from bad.

 

I have been wearing these 650's for 3 hours without end now. Lovely.


Edited by Baten - 10/10/12 at 12:41pm
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