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post #1036 of 36831
In the same boat. Just ordered a HD650 and it's on its way. Can't decide between a SS amp and tube one, mainly Gilmore Lite or Sheer Audio Dynalo, vs. Little Dot MK III. Wonder which one suit the headphone better for classical, acoustic/instrumental, vocal, etc.

Thanks
post #1037 of 36831
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Originally Posted by deltaspirit View Post
I dunno, reminds me of this



yuk
You're right. It does have that resemblance.
post #1038 of 36831
Hi everyone,

I just joined the party. I had been looking for a companion for my RS1s and after much research the HD600/650 route seemed the way to go. All I can say is that it is immediately apparent to me that I made a good choice. They are everything I wanted as a companion can to my RS1. To those who haven't heard much in the way of Grado, or in particular the RS1, they are very intense, detailed and, frankly, exhausting headphones and much as I love them I need a can to relax with. Enter the HD650 - smooth, comfortable and possessing of soundstage!! (a novelty for grado user). I can't wait for my WA6 to turn up because it is also clear to me that amping is very significant for these 'phones - at the moment they actually sound better from my Duet than from my LD I+.
post #1039 of 36831
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I'm back in the HD650 family. I sold my previous HD650 after getting the HD800, but have regretted it ever since. There is just something so deeply satisfying about the HD650...I'm happy to have it back.
Me too!! Picked up a pair at Music Direct after work yesterday. They sound even better than I remember. They are all time classics.
post #1040 of 36831
Has HD650 got better detail or clarity over IEMs such as UE11 Pro ?
post #1041 of 36831
I've had mine burning in properly now for 150+hrs - a huge improvement even with my limited experience.

Fingers crossed, my Double Helix cables will arrive tomorrow to replace the stock cables, something I am rather excited about
post #1042 of 36831
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post
Has HD650 got better detail or clarity over IEMs such as UE11 Pro ?
I have both and love them both equally but for different things … I believe it’s hard to compare any iem/monitor to a full size headphone, the ue11 has a tight/limited soundstage comparing to full size open phones like the hd650s and if I had to choose one over that other, I would stay with my hd650s. That said; IMO the clarity and detail of the ue11 is as good as the hd650s, just different. For example the pinging sound or pitch that a hi-hat or cymbals produce seem to sound just a little crisper on the ue11’s. That’s not to say that the hd650s are not clear and detail, because they are, possibly they don’t hit the highs to the extreme, could be considered more realistic and less fatiguing. Hope that helps some, although when I’m home I never use my ue11s unless I’m testing something, I prefer to use the hd650s for their greater soundstage, warmth and their many, many other qualities ♪ ♪ ♪
post #1043 of 36831
Thanks. Full size headphones are far more comfortable.
post #1044 of 36831
I have the HD800, HE-5 and HD650 and I still love the HD650. They are more "different" than "worse" than the other cans.
Edit: I should mention that I use the HD650 with an aftermarket cable (DHC Blackout) and I thought that improved them significantly.
post #1045 of 36831
I have yet to hear the HD800s, but I'm so happy with the HD650s that I don't really care. I think balanced is really the way to go: better channel separation, instrument placement, note decay, all seem much more pleasing, but I can't tell if if's the upgrade from a stock cable to the balanced cable, I'd have to find an oehlbach SE cable to make that determination. At some point I want to do a full write-up moving from the Darkvoice 337 to the Apache with 650s.
post #1046 of 36831
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Thanks. Full size headphones are far more comfortable.
Yes they are very comfy, but that's not to say that customs are not. I can wear mine for hours without any discomfort, I think it depends how good the impressions were taken and the quality of the shells made.
post #1047 of 36831
With a stock cable I'd almost recommend a SS amp for the HD650 as they are slightly darker sounding headphone. Either that or recable with a Silver Dragon or equivalent if the dark character bothers you.
post #1048 of 36831
Got my HD650's in today, nice to have such an easy listen for a change. Bright headphones get to be a handful after awhile
post #1049 of 36831
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Got my HD650's in today, nice to have such an easy listen for a change. Bright headphones get to be a handful after awhile
Seeing that in your sig, you've listed as your phones the K702, SR225 and HD650, should I take your post as your assessment that the K702 and SR225 are, to your ears, bright headphones that have gotten to be a handful?

I, too, really enjoy the darker, richer and yet abundantly and finely detailed presentation of the HD650 relative to my other phones. Glad that you're finding them to nicely complement the other phones in your collection.
post #1050 of 36831
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Originally Posted by sbulack View Post
Seeing that in your sig, you've listed as your phones the K702, SR225 and HD650, should I take your post as your assessment that the K702 and SR225 are, to your ears, bright headphones that have gotten to be a handful?

I, too, really enjoy the darker, richer and yet abundantly and finely detailed presentation of the HD650 relative to my other phones. Glad that you're finding them to nicely complement the other phones in your collection.
I've also had some DT880's and AD700's, neither of which are considered the warmest headphones around . All of them are great headphones, but for sitting back and mellowing out, sometimes the 702's and 225's simply won't let me do that. These 650's sound signature reminds me of our outdoor speakers, which are my favorite speakers to listen to, very warm and inviting sounding (not to mention no room shape or reflecting soundwaves to worry about outside).

The 650's still have all the detail, my ears are still adjusting to the sound signature but it's fairly obvious they aren't missing anything. I like the idea of them being rich, "darker" goes a little too far. Dark to me are my EH150's, these 650's are warm.
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