i did the foam-pulling too, cant resist the suspense...
i actually pasted foam here n there just to hear what happens.
cut some stockings too, way to go man , enjoy !!
I've had the new album in heavy rotation. Irresistible and indelible music that doesn't need any help from the HD650.
i dont think i would either - my fat bay hands would void the guarantee
Yes, it is a masterpiece, seriously. How is the new National's album you have as your avi?
Why don't you place an order directly to Schiit in the US ? I think they ship in a couple of days, and the overseas shipment takes about a week to get to Europe.
Is this the best movie watching headphone under $500? I think it must be.
I now live in a stupid apartment thanks to this dumb economy and am forced to listen to headphones at 3am when I'm watching movies.
I have a setup in my bedroom with the Magni from my Sony S380 (which has an AKM DAC I think). It works pretty well with the HD-650. So far i've only watched "The Impossible" and "Jack Reacher" though.
I don't feel like i'm ever missing out on any bass. It reminds me of my old home theater setup.
The HD-650 is slowly becoming preferred over my Q701. Last night it's weird because when switching between the two, the HD-650 just sounded clearer and more normal. I think the HD-650 benefits more from my setup than the Q701.
I switched from the ODAC to the Modi and think it sounds just as good, if not better (I won't go there). The Headroom Micro has always been my favorite amp for the HD-650 (and Q701). I find it dead neutral, but not ever thin or cold/analytical.
The Q701 will never be sold because it's soundstage is a bit larger and it's more airy, but that's obvious. I'm also a semi treble-head. I prefer the Q701 for some genres like ambient electronica etc. I also prefer the Q701 for gaming too.
It's interesting to think that I once preferred the 598 to the HD-650 by far, but not with this pair. HD-598 isn't really a major downgrade to me, but just something different. The 598's mids are still addicting so i'll keep it around.
BTW thanks to the HD-650 I will have finally gone a whole year without buying any new headphones. I'll be sticking with the 650, Q701 and DJ100. I could easily go without the rest.
I just bit the bullet on the K702 Annies cause I found a great deal from razordogdeals (recommended, super fast and friendly communication). I've been wanting them ever since demoing them in a store a few months back, I really enjoyed them cause I felt they were like Q701s with HD 650 character. Definitely looking forward to them arriving so I can do some A/Bing .
Just got back from FedEx… Am now officially a member of the HD650 club! Haven't had a chance to really put it through its paces yet, but… damn! Moving from the HD558, high quality recordings are really wonderfully immersive through these cans. The MA Recordings release, 'Out of Time and Country,' by Susanne Rosenberg, et al, has been… whew, quite an experience, indeed!