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post #10276 of 25389
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

I wouldn't sweat it about the 192kHz capability. 

 

Agreed. I just started shopping at HDTracks. Looks like 192 kHz files are significantly less available than 96 kHz, and where they are available, there's a 96 kHz option that costs less. Never say never, but 96 kHz is plenty of sampling rate for my short to intermediate term needs, so it makes sense to focus the budget accordingly. On the off chance I just have to have an HD track that's only available at 192, I'll just have to live with a little downsampling. Further down the road, the next DAC upgrade will almost certainly have that capability and then some. 

post #10277 of 25389
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post

The folks at Schiit seem pretty reasonable, so it shouldn't be impossible to get a spare power supply--have to email them and see, though.  

 

Indeed. I literally received an e-mail response to this question in five minutes, quoting an extra supply for $10. 

post #10278 of 25389
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Originally Posted by Aerocraft67 View Post

 

Indeed. I literally received an e-mail response to this question in five minutes, quoting an extra supply for $10. 

That's great to know! I don't have a HD650 but I do enjoy following this thread, in case I ever get a pair. I like the idea of moving the Magni from room to room that easily! 

post #10279 of 25389
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

Personally, to me the HD 650s are not suitable as a portable solution, they're open (not good for anything out of your home) and not exactly designed to weather the elements of outdoors/travel.  So I'd say you should stick with more of a desktop solution... the M&M combo from Schitt seems to be your best bet for budget performance from what the reviews here say.  I have the Fiio e09k/e17 combo (~$250 new), which is nice cause I use the e17 as a portable solution with my IEMs and then at home for my HD650s I stick it back in the dock on the e09k and run foobar from my PC via TOSLINK.  Had this rig for about 6 months now, and it's the best my ears have heard thus far (although MattTCG is always tempting me with the Lyr devil_face.gif)

 

QFT. To be honest, I think a proper IEM will always be the best solution for portable listening. Simply put, they offer the best passive noise cancellation. Not to mention this can happen while wearing expensive looking cans in the metro = 


Edited by musiclife - 1/16/13 at 8:05pm
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Do everyone else's 650 creak when you first stretch them to put them on? Just curious.

post #10281 of 25389
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Do everyone else's 650 creak when you first stretch them to put them on? Just curious.


Dunno about that, I don't think I ever stretch them (or I don't know what you mean by it)

post #10282 of 25389

I mean when you put them on...you have to stretch them a bit to get them on. 

post #10283 of 25389
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I mean when you put them on...you have to stretch them a bit to get them on. 


Mmm.. I don't think that I do, to be honest... I slide them on my head so to speak, there's basically no stretching involved I think

post #10284 of 25389
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Do everyone else's 650 creak when you first stretch them to put them on? Just curious.

 

Does anyone else want to see a picture of MattTCG's head? Just curious. 

 

smile.gif

post #10285 of 25389
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I mean when you put them on...you have to stretch them a bit to get them on. 

 

Mine definitely did, especially when i was gaming and talking with them on. I had to put some of this on the hinges, but after i did, all the noise went away:http://www.amazon.com/3M-08877-Silicone-Lubricant-Plus/dp/B0002KKVKC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358370329&sr=8-2&keywords=silicone+lubricant

post #10286 of 25389
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

 

Does anyone else want to see a picture of MattTCG's head? Just curious. 

 

smile.gif


Yes. Yes I definitely do :P

post #10287 of 25389

btw question at MattTCG...
 

I read you also started the HE-400 thread... Could I ask how you feel about the HD650 in relation to it? I'm sure you've posted about that at some point, but I figure it probably won't hurt to ask you anyway. Pretty interested in your opinion.

post #10288 of 25389
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

 

Does anyone else want to see a picture of MattTCG's head? Just curious. 

 

smile.gif

 

Okay, this is me. 

 

 

post #10289 of 25389
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Originally Posted by Nirvana Woman View Post

btw question at MattTCG...
 

I read you also started the HE-400 thread... Could I ask how you feel about the HD650 in relation to it? I'm sure you've posted about that at some point, but I figure it probably won't hurt to ask you anyway. Pretty interested in your opinion.

I wrote a review a while back on that very thing. Just click the link in my sig...

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I wrote a review a while back on that very thing. Just click the link in my sig...


Thx :)

 

explains why u still post a lot in this thread :)

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