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post #10411 of 19501
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Originally Posted by RootsRockReggae View Post


If I'm only able to purchase one at a time, which one would you recommend I buy first?

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Definitely the lyr.

post #10412 of 19501
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Originally Posted by RootsRockReggae View Post

If I'm only able to purchase one at a time, which one would you recommend I buy first?


Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
Definitely the lyr.
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post #10413 of 19501
I really appreciate the HD650, but have never owned a pair and would like to buy a set. I've been a long time member but can't post a wanted due to not having the 15 post requirement.

WTB: HD650 with silver drivers, must be willing to ship to Canada......Thanx
post #10414 of 19501

Yeah, I definitely go with the lyr. It's just a rock solid choice and does so many things well. Can't really go wrong with that choice.

post #10415 of 19501
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Although I've not heard either

confused.gifYou are suggesting something you have never heard over something you have never heard...........why do people do this constantly??? Sound is subjective own/demo the gear then make suggestions.

 

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post #10416 of 19501
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Originally Posted by RootsRockReggae View Post


If I'm only able to purchase one at a time, which one would you recommend I buy first?

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

 

As others have mentioned, the Lyr is a super solid pair-up for the HD650 and tube rolling opens an almost unlimited gateway to tweak the sound. The Bottlehead gets rave reviews as well but you have to build it yourself, pay someone to build it for you, or buy one used. The Schiit is practically instant gratification - Order. Ship. Connect. Enjoy.

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confused.gifYou are suggesting something you have never heard over something you have never heard...........why do people do this constantly??? Sound is subjective own/demo the gear then make suggestions.

 

End rantbigsmile_face.gif

 

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post #10418 of 19501
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Welcome to The Internet.

 

I constantly see people give bogus opinions/reviews all the time. It happens everywhere.

post #10420 of 19501
I re-terminated a stock Sennheiser cable with a 4 pin Neutrik XLR connector tonight (thanks to jazzerdave for pointing out a good thread with the pin-outs). Of course the Sennheiser cable is a b*tch to work with and I managed to forget slipping the connector shell onto the cable *before* I soldered all the connections--doh! Nothing like doing everything twice.

I've been listening to the HD650s out of my Mjolnir+Gungnir all night and man do I have a big smile on my face. smily_headphones1.gif I'm comparing the Mjolnir to the Lyr powered by a pair of Amperex orange globe A-frames. The balanced Mjolnir stack brings the HD650s upper mids forward and adds a nice touch of brightness to the signature. I'm hearing more detail across the full frequency range with some enhanced dynamics. The sound is tighter and the Mjolnir adds some air to the HD650.

The HD650s sound great with the Lyr with a lushness in the lower mids. The MJ trades away some of that lushness for more detail and air. The signature is more HD800-like (a headphone I'm warming up to, btw). This is an awesome combination and worth a listen.
post #10421 of 19501
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Welcome to The Internet.

 

I constantly see people give bogus opinions/reviews all the time. It happens everywhere.


Welcome to life. Opinions are like a**holes...everyone has one, and they usually stink. ksc75smile.gif

 

But this is, of course, IMO.

post #10422 of 19501

The crack is design for high impedance headphone, so if you have any ortho or low impedance headphones the crack not a good match for them.

post #10423 of 19501
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post

I re-terminated a stock Sennheiser cable with a 4 pin Neutrik XLR connector tonight (thanks to jazzerdave for pointing out a good thread with the pin-outs). Of course the Sennheiser cable is a b*tch to work with and I managed to forget slipping the connector shell onto the cable *before* I soldered all the connections--doh! Nothing like doing everything twice.

I've been listening to the HD650s out of my Mjolnir+Gungnir all night and man do I have a big smile on my face. smily_headphones1.gif I'm comparing the Mjolnir to the Lyr powered by a pair of Amperex orange globe A-frames. The balanced Mjolnir stack brings the HD650s upper mids forward and adds a nice touch of brightness to the signature. I'm hearing more detail across the full frequency range with some enhanced dynamics. The sound is tighter and the Mjolnir adds some air to the HD650.

The HD650s sound great with the Lyr with a lushness in the lower mids. The MJ trades away some of that lushness for more detail and air. The signature is more HD800-like (a headphone I'm warming up to, btw). This is an awesome combination and worth a listen.

I think the Mjolnir is my next move, the loss of the plush sound of tubes is what stops me, but I guess I can keep the Lyr around. The only "higher end" SS amp I own is the HA-160 and I feel like it thins out the 650 too much, but I like what you describe here.

 

Bravo on re-terminating the stock cable, I tried with one my dog(wife's dog) chewed on and it did not go well.

post #10424 of 19501
Anyone use these with a garage1217 amp?
post #10425 of 19501

It seems like most HD-650 owners choose amps and dacs that match the sound of the headphones, rather than complement them. That is, they pair the warm headphones with warm amps. This doubles down on the desired sound character, literally amplifying the strengths. Why not feed the HD-650s with something a bit cooler, with the goal of balancing the warm headphone sound out with complementary strength at the other end of the spectrum in the amp (or DAC)? Or would that just cancel out the strengths of each element and dilute the desired sound of the HD-650?

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