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post #10306 of 26737
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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. 

 

I guess it depends on how B-I-G your head is... biggrin.gif

post #10307 of 26737
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

There's just more magic overall with my DT880s. That's why I love them. But yeah, if I'm in the mood for some vocals, I'll always put on the HD650s.

 

For me the HD650 sounds like a really nice old vine Lodi Zinfandel, while the DT880 is more like Mikes Hard Lemonade.

 

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post #10308 of 26737
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

 

For me the HD650 sounds like a really nice old vine Lodi Zinfandel, while the DT880 is more like Mikes Hard Lemonade.

 

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Don't they sound more like a White Russian Dude?

post #10309 of 26737
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

 

For me the HD650 sounds like a really nice old vine Lodi Zinfandel, while the DT880 is more like Mikes Hard Lemonade.

 

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I'm not sophisticated enough to understand this.

post #10310 of 26737

OK I've been a big fan of the HD650 sice I got into this hobby a couple of years ago but up until tonight I have never heard them to their full potential, I have driven them with a Benchmark DAC 1, Violectric V100, Matrix M stage, Schiit Valhalla and some cmoys but I find now that where I thought they were performing well - nothing has prepared me for the sound that is now coming from the Woo WA6 with Sophia Princess upgrade. I have had the Woo for a while and thought yeah its ok but bought a Sophia Princess Rectifier today and am being totally floored by what I am hearing - so natural, open, wide, dynamic, I could go on but I wont :-)This is synergy at its finest and the tube hasnt even burnt in yet - only 4 hrs on the clock. No upgrade has made as much difference to my system , if you have a WA6 you owe it to yourself to get the Sophia. Now if I had only kept hold of my Grados I am itching to hear how they would've sounded like with this combo but I can't imagine I would be missing much as this combo sounds amazing. I have an equinox cable on its way so I'll report back with my findings on that tweak when it arrives.

post #10311 of 26737
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Originally Posted by bookaboo View Post

OK I've been a big fan of the HD650 sice I got into this hobby a couple of years ago but up until tonight I have never heard them to their full potential, I have driven them with a Benchmark DAC 1, Violectric V100, Matrix M stage, Schiit Valhalla and some cmoys but I find now that where I thought they were performing well - nothing has prepared me for the sound that is now coming from the Woo WA6 with Sophia Princess upgrade. I have had the Woo for a while and thought yeah its ok but bought a Sophia Princess Rectifier today and am being totally floored by what I am hearing - so natural, open, wide, dynamic, I could go on but I wont :-)This is synergy at its finest and the tube hasnt even burnt in yet - only 4 hrs on the clock. No upgrade has made as much difference to my system , if you have a WA6 you owe it to yourself to get the Sophia. Now if I had only kept hold of my Grados I am itching to hear how they would've sounded like with this combo but I can't imagine I would be missing much as this combo sounds amazing. I have an equinox cable on its way so I'll report back with my findings on that tweak when it arrives.


I agree, the Woos, especially upgradedwith sophia princess have a good synergy with HD650

post #10312 of 26737
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

 

I'm not sophisticated enough to understand this.

Apparently they both sound wet....wink.gif

post #10313 of 26737
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

 

For me the HD650 sounds like a really nice old vine Lodi Zinfandel, while the DT880 is more like Mikes Hard Lemonade.

 

beerchug.gif

 

I'd say the DT880 is more like a nice dry Pinot Noir. Or maybe like a vodka red bull... wink.gif

post #10314 of 26737

i must be mad, guys. since i´ve been a member here i´ve already bought the t50rp, brainwavz HM5 and now i´ve blewn my (bank account) limits and ordered a HD650 from the bay.

my brother says i´m dumb spending so much money on headphones but its my hobby.

 

my gear is a dual core pc with xonar essence stx built in so would you say this soundcard pairs good with the HD650?

post #10315 of 26737
^^ It will only sound okay IMO. I feel like I've got about 95% of the 650's potential with the lyr.
post #10316 of 26737
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Originally Posted by superdux View Post

i must be mad, guys. since i´ve been a member here i´ve already bought the t50rp, brainwavz HM5 and now i´ve blewn my (bank account) limits and ordered a HD650 from the bay.

my brother says i´m dumb spending so much money on headphones but its my hobby.

 

my gear is a dual core pc with xonar essence stx built in so would you say this soundcard pairs good with the HD650?


http://www.head-fi.org/t/646694/is-the-asus-xonar-essence-stx-and-sennheiser-hd650-a-good-combo

 

I would agree by the way it's pretty crazy to go bankrupt spending money on luxury items :P nofi

post #10317 of 26737
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Originally Posted by superdux View Post

i must be mad, guys. since i´ve been a member here i´ve already bought the t50rp, brainwavz HM5 and now i´ve blewn my (bank account) limits and ordered a HD650 from the bay.
my brother says i´m dumb spending so much money on headphones but its my hobby.

my gear is a dual core pc with xonar essence stx built in so would you say this soundcard pairs good with the HD650?

Where does your brother keep his money hidden? The Magni & Modi is only another $200.
post #10318 of 26737

Should have waited! I'm selling my HD650. Absolutely no reason to keep them now I have my LCD-2.

 

Everything I love about the HD650, the LCD-2 do better. Even better than the HD800 which I will also be selling!

post #10319 of 26737

sure should have waited...anyway my brother has his money on a saving account, i´t´ll be a good idea getting criminal to subsidise my audiophil compassion, lol.

anyway i was just browsing the sales forum, when i saw that people were asking for HD650 with the silver driver. can somebody point me to an explanation of those drivers please (couldn´t find anything except for sale offers using silver driver hd650). thx

 

EDIT: ok found a link on the web about this silver driver

http://www.headfonia.com/sennheiser-hd650-600-and-580-updated-drivers/


Edited by superdux - 1/17/13 at 12:23pm
post #10320 of 26737

Be sure to check craigslist for deals too, especially if you're anywhere near a metro area.  I went from 0 to HD650 in $225 flat last week all thanks to checking my city's electronics classifieds on a whim.  1yo phones, no paint chips, silver mesh and everything.  I was pretty tickled.


Edited by iowercase - 10/5/13 at 9:07am
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