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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

 

 

Not only are those the kind of SQ changes I would like, but your mod looks awfully sharp with the red nylons as well.   Dammit, this may be the first time I buy, sell, and rebuy a phone. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by sp3llv3xit View Post

CAVEAT:  

- My main headphones are the Beyerdynamic T1.  Thus, I have grown accustomed to the flatter sound of the T1 with better or brighter treble presentation that the HD650.  Out of the box and at 60 hours burn in period, the HD650 sounds "veiled" to me.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   And how does your FRANKENHEISER hd650s sound now.  Never mind, what a waste.  rolleyes.gif   

post #12302 of 27657
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Originally Posted by wazzupi View Post

ya I dont know about 600 dollars for a cable :O 

I can get x2 HD 650 for that price, good lord.
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Didn't really know where to post this comment, so I think here is as good as any. I don't think that I've ever used hp's with movies. I've always used full sized speakers setups. Nothing high end but good decent stuff. My current speaker/HT setup is a pair of mid-range polk audio monitors, denon receiver, sub...and it sounds pretty good.

 

I was not prepared for the reaction I got to listening to Harry Potter: DHII. Wow. blink.gif It was dynamic, incredibly accurate and lifelike. Positional sounds were portrayed well.  With the hd650's as opposed to full speakers, it was a more intimate experience. I can't believe that I haven't tried movies before with a good pair of hp's. This opens up possibilities for movie watching at theatre volume levels when this normally would not be possible at my house.  

 

I assume that I got a little lucky and that the 650 is a very good hp for movies. Possibly there might be even better choices for movies when it comes to hp's?

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Didn't really know where to post this comment, so I think here is as good as any. I don't think that I've ever used hp's with movies. I've always used full sized speakers setups. Nothing high end but good decent stuff. My current speaker/HT setup is a pair of mid-range polk audio monitors, denon receiver, sub...and it sounds pretty good.

 

I was not prepared for the reaction I got to listening to Harry Potter: DHII. Wow. blink.gif It was dynamic, incredibly accurate and lifelike. Positional sounds were portrayed well.  With the hd650's as opposed to full speakers, it was a more intimate experience. I can't believe that I haven't tried movies before with a good pair of hp's. This opens up possibilities for movie watching at theatre volume levels when this normally would not be possible at my house.  

 

I assume that I got a little lucky and that the 650 is a very good hp for movies. Possibly there might be even better choices for movies when it comes to hp's?

 

Many times with the HD650's have I turned to see who was coming into the room. They are very directional and great for movies.

post #12305 of 27657

I rarely use headphones for gaming, but I had a similar experience when I used my HD 650's for bit with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Bioshock Infinite, and wow, yeah.... it's pretty fun I gotta say. Still feels a little strange for me to play games with headphones on though. Gotta try it with a movie sometime!

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Funny thing happened today.. I let my mom listen to my HD 650's with a Nuforce Icon HD dac/amp. She usually listens to music with the PX100-II's I got her last Christmas. I told her if she likes the 650's I might get her a pair next occasion (not telling her the price yet). I played a song for her expecting the "blown away" look... I asked her what she thought and she said "not enough bass. They don't sound as rich as mine." biggrin.gif I guess there's no accounting for taste..
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Funny thing happened today.. I let my mom listen to my HD 650's with a Nuforce Icon HD dac/amp. She usually listens to music with the PX100-II's I got her last Christmas. I told her if she likes the 650's I might get her a pair next occasion (not telling her the price yet). I played a song for her expecting the "blown away" look... I asked her what she thought and she said "not enough bass. They don't sound as rich as mine." biggrin.gif I guess there's no accounting for taste..

Hehe :-) Good story.
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Originally Posted by radiojam View Post

Funny thing happened today.. I let my mom listen to my HD 650's with a Nuforce Icon HD dac/amp. She usually listens to music with the PX100-II's I got her last Christmas. I told her if she likes the 650's I might get her a pair next occasion (not telling her the price yet). I played a song for her expecting the "blown away" look... I asked her what she thought and she said "not enough bass. They don't sound as rich as mine." biggrin.gif I guess there's no accounting for taste..

 

Most people don't reflect over sound quality at all, they listen with their minds ear ie they hear what they want to hear and it's a very powerful tool demonstrated in many psychological tests. To have an sort of objective opinion on sound quality requires a genuine interest on the issue for quite some time, to acquire personal reference cues to relate to. Professional sound engineers have them, and a lot of other people too, but not most peoples moms  ;-)

 

For the majority, the equipment that is "theirs" also always sounds the best, because that's what they're used to. For people to be "blown away" requires a lot of perception and reflection from their end  :-)

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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post

I rarely use headphones for gaming, but I had a similar experience when I used my HD 650's for bit with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Bioshock Infinite, and wow, yeah.... it's pretty fun I gotta say. Still feels a little strange for me to play games with headphones on though. Gotta try it with a movie sometime!
How'd you like Infinite? I loved it, such a good game.
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Originally Posted by radiojam View Post

Funny thing happened today.. I let my mom listen to my HD 650's with a Nuforce Icon HD dac/amp. She usually listens to music with the PX100-II's I got her last Christmas. I told her if she likes the 650's I might get her a pair next occasion (not telling her the price yet). I played a song for her expecting the "blown away" look... I asked her what she thought and she said "not enough bass. They don't sound as rich as mine." biggrin.gif I guess there's no accounting for taste..

 

Hello radiojam,

 

Hehe nice story, made me smile :)  I've already heard the PX-100II and I perfectly understand that someone used to their sound will find the HD650 lacking in bass though.

 

Even if the HD650 is a wonderful pair of headphones that I've gladly listened to for more than 3 years, I have to admit the bass never satisfied me totally, and I don't consider myself as a basshead (or maybe am I without knowing so ???)  Of course, I'd still prefer the HD650 a lot to the PX-100II.

 

Thanks for sharing this, it's always interesting to have someone's opinion when not telling him/her the price, the "head-fi consensus" and so on.  We have to admit we are always a little biased by all what we read here and on other websites, aren't we ?

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

How'd you like Infinite? I loved it, such a good game.

Amazing game. Such rich atmosphere, I haven't been that drawn into a fictional world in a very long time!
post #12312 of 27657
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

How'd you like Infinite? I loved it, such a good game.

Amazing game. Such rich atmosphere, I haven't been that drawn into a fictional world in a very long time!

Same.

post #12313 of 27657

After i spent sometimes, trying this and that..i finally found the best portable rig to come with my HD650. The best i have listened so far (from any portable i currently have) is using combination portable rig of Glacier + CLASdb + Ipod Classic. The sound quality is i believe above my previous desktop rig which was Solo SRGii + Dacport LX. The synergy is all there and is very satisfying result of sound quality. The other simplier combination is Ipod Classic + ALO International. This also can drive HD650 with ease, the sound is good but not as good as my fist combo i mentioned.

 

I compared using combination of CLASdb + International (using bal2bal connection) VS CLASdb + Glacier (using m2m connection), the sound quality was almost on par..but detailing and clarity i still prefer the later. The dynamic character of Glacier i think is a perfect match with HD650. What a lovely combination really.

 

My two favorite rigs to drive HD650:

Source : Ipod Clasic 160GB with WAV File

HD650 cable: Double Helix Cable 24AWG Copper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by sp3llv3xit View Post



iPod Classic 7th Gen + ALO RxMK3b  driving my 650s.
 

 

 

 

 

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