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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Anyone know if the sennheiser balanced cable is available for the 650s yet? Any other recommendations for a 4 pin xlr that is available in the uk around the same price it less than that cable (£189). ?

http://toxic-cables.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=59_60 Choose one!:)

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If you got "my budget" from "around the same price it less than that cable", you must have a better English-American translating machine than I do. smily_headphones1.gif. It just so happens that I'm having a special this week on custom HD650 balanced cables, £188 shipped.

James-- Seriously, if you want a cheap re-terminated cable, drop me a pm.
Edited by Barry S - 9/1/13 at 9:03am
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If you got "my budget" from "around the same price it less than that cable", you must have a better English-American translating machine than I do. smily_headphones1.gif. It just so happens that I'm having a special this week on custom HD650 balanced cables, £188 shipped.

Looking back and reading it again, I have no clue who is right now..

post #13564 of 24363
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Anyone know if the sennheiser balanced cable is available for the 650s yet? Any other recommendations for a 4 pin xlr that is available in the uk around the same price it less than that cable (£189). ?

 

http://btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#ecwid:category=2706350&mode=product&product=11559114

 

That's basically what I have...

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Thanks for the feedback and sorry for the typo. I meant to say OR less than .
post #13566 of 24363
This is the official senn one and it's £169 not £189 but it's still stupidly expensive! http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/sennheiser-hd650-xlr-connecting-cable.html
post #13567 of 24363

I'd get the Toxic Cables one or the BTG-Audio one.

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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Anyone know if the sennheiser balanced cable is available for the 650s yet? Any other recommendations for a 4 pin xlr that is available in the uk around the same price it less than that cable (£189). ?

Toxic Cables is your best bet. If you're open to outside UK you really have much, much more choice.

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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Anyone know if the sennheiser balanced cable is available for the 650s yet? Any other recommendations for a 4 pin xlr that is available in the uk around the same price it less than that cable (£189). ?

Toxic Cables is your best bet. If you're open to outside UK you really have much, much more choice.

Toxic are terrific.

 

 

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Not sure why Cardas gets short shrift around here, but it is best quality I know of in all respects.  Their lowest price?  not sure.  I get short cables which both is cheaper and sounds better.  

 

Cardas Clear Light: best value for HQ: 

http://cardas.com/clear_light_headphone_cable.php

 

 

 

Cardas Clear: Best quality but just a moderate improvement over Light.

http://cardas.com/clear_headphone_cable.php

 

 

 

 

Original Headphone cable:

Keep this one short, or you'll lose some treble definition and focus: 

http://cardas.com/headphone_cable.php

 

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Hi,

 

I'm still a newbie at headphones and headphone amps, I currently own a pair of DT 990 Pros, ATH-M50's, and ShureSE535's. I am currently running them through my creative titanium soundcard then through a FiiO E09k amp. Anyway, I just bought a pair of HD650's and should get them tomorrow. I have done research in the threads and a lot of members suggest the crack bottlehead amp and I would go for it but I do not have any electronics experience as far as assembling it. A lot of members have suggested different amps that go well with the HD 650's and after doing research in the forums here I am not sure which I should go for. I have narrowed it down to the HiFiMan EF5 and the Schiit Valhalla. Which one do you think I should go with out of the two? (I think I would like a tube amp) - or is there a better tube amp that is in that price range that would be better to pair with the HD 650's?

 

Also I was wondering if the FiiO E09k would work well with the HD 650's? Would it give them good sound? It seems to work well with the Beyer Dt990 Pros which are 300 Ohm and I believe the HD 650's are 300 Ohm as well. Would the E09k be ok with the HD 650's?

 

Thank you for any input you guys have, you guys are experts, I am just a beginner. And yes I have researched the forums to try to get as much info as possible, but I have been unable to find a post that compares the HiFiMan EF5 and the Schiit Valhalla amps for the HD 650's.

 

Thanks again for any advice and suggestions, and if anyone thinks the FiiO E09K would work just fine, then please let me know so I can save some cash tongue_smile.gif

 

Thanks!


Edited by TheGame - 9/2/13 at 9:26pm
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Schiit Lyr with Orange Globes OR http://www.head-fi.org/t/678267/fs-bottlehead-crack-otl


Edited by wolfetan44 - 9/2/13 at 9:24pm
post #13573 of 24363

Would these be a good match for the Asus Xonar Essence One DAC/amp? 


I'm looking for a decent pair of headphones, but will need the additional hardware for use with my computer.

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Originally Posted by TheGame View Post

Hi,

 

I'm still a newbie at headphones and headphone amps, I currently own a pair of DT 990 Pros, ATH-M50's, and ShureSE535's. I am currently running them through my creative titanium soundcard then through a FiiO E09k amp. Anyway, I just bought a pair of HD650's and should get them tomorrow. I have done research in the threads and a lot of members suggest the crack bottlehead amp and I would go for it but I do not have any electronics experience as far as assembling it. A lot of members have suggested different amps that go well with the HD 650's and after doing research in the forums here I am not sure which I should go for. I have narrowed it down to the HiFiMan EF5 and the Schiit Valhalla. Which one do you think I should go with out of the two? (I think I would like a tube amp) - or is there a better tube amp that is in that price range that would be better to pair with the HD 650's?

 

Also I was wondering if the FiiO E09k would work well with the HD 650's? Would it give them good sound? It seems to work well with the Beyer Dt990 Pros which are 300 Ohm and I believe the HD 650's are 300 Ohm as well. Would the E09k be ok with the HD 650's?

 

Thank you for any input you guys have, you guys are experts, I am just a beginner. And yes I have researched the forums to try to get as much info as possible, but I have been unable to find a post that compares the HiFiMan EF5 and the Schiit Valhalla amps for the HD 650's.

 

Thanks again for any advice and suggestions, and if anyone thinks the FiiO E09K would work just fine, then please let me know so I can save some cash tongue_smile.gif

 

Thanks!

 

E09K is acceptable for the HD650, but you're missing out on what they can fully do. Be sure to enjoy the HD650 on them for now... they should be decent. But I'm positive both the Valhalla and Bottlehead crack will be better. TBH though... I'd get a better DAC (bifrost?) for source first other than your soundcard.

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Seconded. If you can spring the extra $80 or so, the HRT Microstreamer will drive them better and give you a DAC worthy of pairing with a nicer amp when you can afford to upgrade; that's what I did, and with my current Microstreamer -> Schiit Asgard setup, I don't feel the need to upgrade any time soon.
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

E09K is acceptable for the HD650, but you're missing out on what they can fully do. Be sure to enjoy the HD650 on them for now... they should be decent. But I'm positive both the Valhalla and Bottlehead crack will be better. TBH though... I'd get a better DAC (bifrost?) for source first other than your soundcard.
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