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post #10141 of 20021

Hi guys, I'm totally a newbie here. After owning and using some headphones ( HD202, ATH-M50, HD555, Denon D2000, DT880 and even JVC DX1000 ). I also have listened to several other headphones gear ( HD800, T1, W5000, etc ) . But none of that makes me completely in love with. Until...

 

I finally found my favorite headphone: HD650. Its sound sign matches my taste so well. I like bass the most, but not as a bass-head. I'm addicted to GOOD quality bass ( decay, control, impact... ). Mid and treble is clear and detail. My genre is Vocal, Jazz, Classical, Pop and little bit slow rock.

 

I'm currently using the Digital Audio Labs CardDeluxe as DAC. Its sound is natural, a little bit warmer and fuller than the ODacs. And I'm considering to buy headamp for my HD650 and CardDeluxe.

 

After some reading and research, I have several options and I can't make up my mind. I can't try all these amps and I have to blind-buy. So I would choose carefully :(

 

- Graham Slee Novo ( I've read a lot of positive feedback about this amp paired with HD650 )

- Little Dot MKIII ( seems like a good cheap tube pre/headamp )

- Little Dot MKVII ( good cheap ss balance amp )

- Bottlehead Crack ( good cheap DIY option )

 

Is there any other recommendations? My budget must be BELOW 500$

 

Thanks a lot :)

post #10142 of 20021
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post


Is it the Jubilee version?

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No, much plainer box think white background with blue lettering.

post #10143 of 20021

This box

 

post #10144 of 20021
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Originally Posted by whoelse View Post

This box

 

 

 

Personally, I say then, there is no reason not just to get a HD600, which if you wait, you should be able to find at $300 new, or $250-275 good-like new. 

post #10145 of 20021
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

Anyone having clamping issues try this at your own risk. I extend on side fully and carefully bend the metal band out. Do that to the other side. Only a little bit is needed. Don't let any pressure be applied to the plastic top of the headband.
I did this to every 650 I've owned and they are super comfortable

+1 to this.
post #10146 of 20021

Hi there guys, I just purchased a my HD650's a few days ago and was wondering what amp/dac to pair it up with. Any suggestions? Budget is below $500

post #10147 of 20021
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Originally Posted by rt310 View Post

Hi there guys, I just purchased a my HD650's a few days ago and was wondering what amp/dac to pair it up with. Any suggestions? Budget is below $500

Really happy with the Schiit Asgard, a steal at $250.

post #10148 of 20021

Seems like the Modi/Magni has to be considered under $500. 

post #10149 of 20021

has anyone gone Modi (if thats the dac) and lyr together? I personally have the bifrost and lyr and think they sound great with the right tubes.  I just dont have much time with them =\

post #10150 of 20021

Random note: I just wanted to say I take back everything I said before about the HD650 being "laid back". Before my biggest complaint with the HD650 (and reason I had the HD800 for a while) was that since the upper treble (14khz+) was recessed, it made violin, harpsichord and many classical pieces sound rather bland and boring and muffled. 

 

I've repurchased HD650s since swapping HD800s for speakers, but this time rather than running HD650s out of an NFB12 like I did last time, I'm just using my receiver's headphone out (Harman Kardon HK3490). It sounds way better than before. Overall quality is great from the Harmon Kardon, but most noticeably it's not at all laid back like my NFB12 was. I know for a fact the NFB12 was noticeably laid back because I once A/B'ed with direct output from my laptop, and while the laptop wasn't powerful enough to get good quality, the treble was noticeably more forward than with the NFB12.

 

Right now I'm really re-impressed with the HD650. Honestly this sounds about as neutral as I can imagine, great soundstage (much improved over the NFB12), dynamic feeling, etc. As opposed to the HD800, which has a bit too much treble, I'm finding the HD650 from a neutral dac/amp is remarkably well balanced all the way up to the far upper treble. For what people often call a "laid back" headphone, the HD650 easily reaches up to beyond my 19khz hearing limit without dropping off. The HD800 unquestionably has better sound quality and detail, but I must say the HD650 is really really good, and don't have any weakness I can possibly identify.

 

TLDR: I'm pretty much certain that these are the last headphones I'll ever need. 


Edited by ac500 - 1/8/13 at 10:59am
post #10151 of 20021
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Random note: I just wanted to say I take back everything I said before about the HD650 being "laid back". Before my biggest complaint with the HD650 (and reason I had the HD800 for a while) was that since the upper treble (14khz+) was recessed, it made violin, harpsichord and many classical pieces sound rather bland and boring and muffled. 

 

I've repurchased HD650s since swapping HD800s for speakers, but this time rather than running HD650s out of an NFB12 like I did last time, I'm just using my receiver's headphone out (Harman Kardon HK3490). It sounds way better than before. Overall quality is great from the Harmon Kardon, but most noticeably it's not at all laid back like my NFB12 was. I know for a fact the NFB12 was noticeably laid back because I once A/B'ed with direct output from my laptop, and while the laptop wasn't powerful enough to get good quality, the treble was noticeably more forward than with the NFB12.

 

Right now I'm really re-impressed with the HD650. Honestly this sounds about as neutral as I can imagine, great soundstage (much improved over the NFB12), dynamic feeling, etc. As opposed to the HD800, which has a bit too much treble, I'm finding the HD650 from a neutral dac/amp is remarkably well balanced all the way up to the far upper treble. The HD800 is still a head in treble quality, but I must say the HD650 is really really really good. For what people often call a "laid back" headphone, the HD650 easily reaches up to beyond my 19khz hearing limit without dropping off.

 

TLDR: I'm pretty much certain that these are the last headphones I'll ever need. 

 

I came to the same exactly conclusion.  Other headphones might be technically better, but there is something about how the HD650 does everything combined.  congrats!

post #10152 of 20021

I have found the HD650 magical too... I went from my Beyer DT880 to the HD650 and there is something about the latter that just... works.

 

But I've also since ordered the HD800 and LCD-2.

 

This place induces a horrific case of upgraditis.
 

post #10153 of 20021
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Originally Posted by woodie View Post

I have found the HD650 magical too... I went from my Beyer DT880 to the HD650 and there is something about the latter that just... works.

 

But I've also since ordered the HD800 and LCD-2.

 

This place induces a horrific case of upgraditis.
 

 

And you only have 14 posts...! This is going to be expensive for you. 

post #10154 of 20021
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Originally Posted by woodie View Post

I have found the HD650 magical too... I went from my Beyer DT880 to the HD650 and there is something about the latter that just... works.

 

But I've also since ordered the HD800 and LCD-2.

 

This place induces a horrific case of upgraditis.
 

 

all 3 are amazing headphones.  for me, the LCD2 wasnt comfortable enough but I liked the sound a lot.  the HD800 sounded amazing with some songs, others not so much.  Since i play on random, i wanted more of an all-arounder.  interested to see what you think. I would give the 3 more time than you think since the HD800 will sound super bright right after the other two and vise versa.

post #10155 of 20021

Hello 650 folks.

I just adjusted the selling price on my 2 month old 650's

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/644665/sennheiser-hd-650-less-than-2-months-old

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