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Originally Posted by skeptic View Post

They sound great with great gear but also have a natural house sound that can make even poor sources and/or recordings sound good. This makes them a natural complement to my hd800s, which tend to put a spotlight on every minor flaw upstream.

 

Another similarity, this statement could be about the LCD2 as well. It can also be driven to adequate volume straight from a DAP, but it will sound much better with better gear.


Edited by grokit - 12/31/12 at 10:43pm
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

These pads will last years if they're treated properly and not abused. Even when cared for the pad will break down with use, become depressed and not rebound. Basically once it's not extended the cup properly away from the ear it's time to replace it. 

Well eventually, the pads will need to be replaced, my question is when, and how can you tell? :) 

Cheers

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Also, do people still mod their hd650? (removing the foam so the driver looks more vicible)

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

The Mad Dogs don't really scale - that's the good thing about the Mad Dogs.  They're pretty good with whatever amp.  

 

However, the 650s are able to sound better and better as the gear gets better and better.  Not such a good thing when using amps like Magni and ipdos and such..

I can attest to it. Upgrading the source made a huge difference, they were like completely new headphones.

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Originally Posted by T.F.O.A View Post

A quick question, how often do you change your hd650 pads? how do you know that it's time to change them?

 

I have washed the pads on my HD650 a couple of times and they really woke up to life after that. This you can do whenever you want. Not sure if this is something that people usually do with theirs but it really worked for me. I still haven't replaced the pads after 6 years of use.

 

One other thing that needs replacement on mine (only for aesthetic reasons though) is the head band which I had to repaint with car paint after 4 years of use biggrin.gif because of paint flaking. The head band looks fine now but nowhere near the original rolleyes.gif

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Had a fun morning of listening on the HD650 comparing my Little Dot MkIII (Voshkod Gold Grid tubes) and a Graham Slee Solo SGRII with PSU. Both amps are fed by a Rega DAC.

 

I was mainly into IEMs (Shure 535se, UE Triple.Fi.10, Sennheiser IE80). But I'm so glad I bought the HD650 for home use. It really makes music listening such a joy and almost an addiction. The details and soundstage are really good. And it does react to its source equipement.

 

I'm also very impressed with the LD MkIII. It's such an inexpensive amp. And to my ears (with the Voshkod tubes), it has a much more detailed and energetic sound to the Graham Slee Solo SGRII. I was expecting really great things from the Solo, seeing that it is nearly triple (with the PSU) the price if the MkIII. I've had the Solo now for about 3 weeks, and the MkIII keeps on impressing,

 

I'm curious to hear the HD650 with the Schiit Lyr that gets high prise in this thread. I have tried the 650 with an ALO Pan Am, which I really liked. 

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Originally Posted by szoze View Post

 

I have washed the pads on my HD650 a couple of times and they really woke up to life after that. This you can do whenever you want. Not sure if this is something that people usually do with theirs but it really worked for me. I still haven't replaced the pads after 6 years of use.

 

One other thing that needs replacement on mine (only for aesthetic reasons though) is the head band which I had to repaint with car paint after 4 years of use biggrin.gif because of paint flaking. The head band looks fine now but nowhere near the original rolleyes.gif

 

^^ I always place mine on a stand so hopefully I won't have paint issues. Of course there are always dog and kids accidents waiting to happen. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by T.F.O.A View Post

A quick question, how often do you change your hd650 pads? how do you know that it's time to change them?

 

I change the pads and the cable each year as a ritual. For hygienic and peace in mind.

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Originally Posted by aroldan View Post

 

I change the pads and the cable each year as a ritual. For hygienic and peace in mind.

 

That's an expensive ritual!!

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Why the cable? @_@
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^^ Yeah, I'll bite on that one also. What's up with replacing the cable? I know it's a pretty cheap replacement but dang. 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Why the cable? @_@

Because my chair step on it often and it suffers biggrin.gif

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Ahh...yes, now I see. You need to wrap that long cable up some so that it stays off the floor. wink.gif

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I figure this is semi related so I'm just gonna crosspost from the DT880 thread...

 

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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

Oh man... got my new Orange Amperex PQ's. They take a bit of the "air" out of my DT880s so Infected Mushroom doesn't sound as impressive as it does with the stock GE tubes; however, there is more detail resolution, and vocals are somewhat improved, maybe a little less grainy. The sound is a bit warmer but I think the tonality of everything is improved. I'm hearing things I never heard before from songs I've listened to 200 times!! I haven't spent much time with my HD650s lately and only a few hours since I got the new tubes. I don't want to be swapping tubes very often but I think these are really growing on me. What's awesome is that they will sound even better after 50-100 hours on them.

 

Seriously, I listened to the first 3 songs from Legend of the Black Shawarma and I've heard multiple things that I didn't hear before. Their music is like ear candy. DT880s for life!

 

EDIT: I keep hearing new things. In every single song I've listened to since I made this post. This is heaven. Best $50 investment I've made. Makes me wanna buy another pair just to be covered for a while. Or 10 pairs.

 

EDIT2: This is heaven. And this is only with ~10 hours on them.

 

They really are incredible, though!


Edited by yokken - 1/1/13 at 7:20pm
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Good to hear how do they sound with the hd650 i was never a fan of the dt880 i heard them through the compass excusively for a year.
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