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post #1066 of 36879
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Originally Posted by MattHills View Post
So when amping HD650s, what differences do you guys hear?

I have a single amp (Travagan’s Red) and the only source I have that can do the right output to it is a PS3 or 360. So I tested it with the PS3 with Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb on the PS3 and my normal Stereo CD player (non-amped just to headphones) and I honestly couldn't tell a big difference.
Sound should be more defined, better detailsation, punchy and clear also it should be louder
post #1067 of 36879
I love my HD650!!! Most often I use them with WA2. They sound fantastic!

I have ordered an iQube V1 portable amp and a APS V3 cable (3,5 ft for portable use + extension cable for use with the Woo)

Does anyone here have any experience with HD650 as portable?

Or experience with the APS V3 cable?
post #1068 of 36879
Wow, I switched back to 650 again after using D5000 non stop and I am not impressed at all, it might be my D10 though I am not totally giving up on HD650.....
post #1069 of 36879
[QUOTE=librarian;6392073]I love my HD650!!! Most often I use them with WA2. They sound fantastic!


Great amp!!
They do sound great together... don't they!
post #1070 of 36879
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Originally Posted by MattHills View Post
So when amping HD650s, what differences do you guys hear?

I have a single amp (Travagan’s Red) and the only source I have that can do the right output to it is a PS3 or 360. So I tested it with the PS3 with Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb on the PS3 and my normal Stereo CD player (non-amped just to headphones) and I honestly couldn't tell a big difference.
That amp does not look like it has enough power for the HD650. I compared the output from my CD player and the headphone out (using the CD player as DAC) from the Compass and the refinement was noticeable. It will be night and day if you get an amp that will power them properly.

I'd suggest a tube amp such as a Darkvoice 332/3322 or La Figaro 332c/332s
post #1071 of 36879
Would the little dot Dac_II be enough for these phones?
post #1072 of 36879
Just joined the HD650 club today

Through my pc using Winamp whether CD,or Winamp internet radio etc....i can hear the limitations of the system and a slight veil.
I was using PC>Winamp>Alien Dac>SS Millet amp>650.

Ok, ill be saying the rest of this in hiding...... My Zune>any of my portables>650 using 192 mp3..........is cleaner and more open and balanced.

The pc system may have more bottom,or fuller kinda,....but my portable system is faster and cleaner and really sounds great.

I have yet to hear this on my home stereo, but anyone that says the 650 cant be driven from any portable amp is deaf. Ok, home amps will drive it better,sure....but to most people, this would sound great right out of my Portaphile, or Shellbrook MaxiMoy, or any of my amps really.

It has snap,boom, extended bottom end, highs,details, punch, wide sound stage, clarity,openess....im very happy with it really.

I remember it was a bit better with Jack Wu's Woo2 with his Denon cd player....but this is still pleasing really.

Im happy i bought these phones
post #1073 of 36879
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Originally Posted by librarian View Post
I love my HD650!!! Most often I use them with WA2. They sound fantastic!

I have ordered an iQube V1 portable amp and a APS V3 cable (3,5 ft for portable use + extension cable for use with the Woo)

Does anyone here have any experience with HD650 as portable?

Or experience with the APS V3 cable?
I wouldn't recommend HD650 to be used as a portable can. My experience with RSA Predator wasn't a preferred setup and cost me some money to move from a RSA XP-7 to RSA Raptor and now a WA6SE MAXXED..

Let the HD650 sings and perform with a decent desktop amp..
post #1074 of 36879
x2 on not using the 650 as a portable. It is just too big and fragile (i.e. chipping paint) for that. Plus it lets sound in and out like a sieve and really requires a dedicated desktop amp.
post #1075 of 36879
Ok, i just did something that is a sin on Head-Fi and will cause Head-Fi wide organization of groups gathering together to plan my demise...but tough crap...lol.

I just plugged my 650 into my Zune with no amp.
I can drive it to my happy listening level at 12 or 13 of 20 volume, and it sounds great.
I know a home setup with a big home amp will sound better,...granted,...but i see no reason why someone couldnt buy the 650 to enjoy before having the rest of their setup, and be happy in the meantime. It sounds fine really. Im having no problem at all driving them. And, it sounds clean, no veil, punchy.

So kill me!
post #1076 of 36879
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Originally Posted by Drag0n View Post
Ok, i just did something that is a sin on Head-Fi and will cause Head-Fi wide organization of groups gathering together to plan my demise...but tough crap...lol.

I just plugged my 650 into my Zune with no amp.
I can drive it to my happy listening level at 12 or 13 of 20 volume, and it sounds great.
I know a home setup with a big home amp will sound better,...granted,...but i see no reason why someone couldnt buy the 650 to enjoy before having the rest of their setup, and be happy in the meantime. It sounds fine really. Im having no problem at all driving them. And, it sounds clean, no veil, punchy.

So kill me!
They will sound good, but they have such a big cable, are open, are huge, and are pretty fragile. I wouldn't use them for portable use because they would get destroyed
post #1077 of 36879
Drag0n,

I could enjoy my 650 straight from a DAP too. I could also recommend these cans to someone who was starting this way if they intended to continue the wallet emptying process. I'd rather listen to the 650 this way then say the cheap JVC HA-RX900 that I tried a few months ago...ugly sound.
post #1078 of 36879
I, likewise, REALLY enjoy using the HD650 straight from an AMP3 - a DAP with a built-in class A amp. My own use of the HD650 with the AMP3, however, is more transportable than portable, for the reasons given in posts above.
post #1079 of 36879
When you're wearing the HD650, do your ears touch the drive foam or not?

I just bought a DT880 and my ears are slightly touching the foam. I find that very annoying.

I might sell the DT880 and try the HD650.
post #1080 of 36879
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Originally Posted by Weps View Post
When you're wearing the HD650, do your ears touch the drive foam or not?

I just bought a DT880 and my ears are slightly touching the foam. I find that very annoying.

I might sell the DT880 and try the HD650.
I have no problems with my ears touching...

I once owned the DT-880 (2003) and IIRC, the distance from ear to driver is very close. I did not have a problem with 880 comfort at all...VERY comfortable...but the mid range was too recessed and 650 "blows away" the 880 in this regard.
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