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That makes me want to have a Pink Floyd session tonight.  :atsmile:

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Listening to The Wall with the HD650 is better than watching a movie any day...

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Listening to The Wall with the HD650 is better than watching a movie any day...

 

 

Ever listen to Pink Floyd in a planetarium?

 

I suggest...

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I don't own the 650 (modifed 580) but I love listening to The Final Cut (or as some people call it The Wall part 2 or Roger Water's first solo album) it has some great sound effects interspersed in the music.

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Compared to my Paradox.
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A few nitpicks I have with the HD650:

1. The soundstage, the small soundstage makes it less relaxing, less soothing to the ear. Some sounds will sound attacking, due to the small soundstage.

2. The lack of detail in all ranges. These headphones lack detail, I think they could've accomplished a headphone with detail, but one that didn't shout at you,"listen to this, listen to that!" A common phrase I hear some peope describe detail-oriented headphones.

Other than that, they're great headphones. 

Lacking in detail, compared to what? I find them very detailed in a more subtle way... like a good mellow coffee that has layers of subtle flavours that require you to taste carefully to notice. Nothing big that screams at you like the flavoured coffee (ie. vanilla, irish cream, etc.)

As well you'd be surprised how much more detail these cans will fetch if you improve the source. Going from E17/E09K... to the Gungnir/Mjolnir... the biggest change in sound signature was due to Gungnir... Mjolnir only really changed the soundstage (once fully balanced). Seeing as you have a Mjolnir indicated in your setup... if you feed it with a fully balanced DAC, I would find it hard to believe you'd still say the soundstage is small.
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A&K is in Irvine, I can ask Jimmy if you want to stop by. You can also check out my review in my sig.
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ldaj;fdlsfsjdl

 

Listening to The Wall with the HD650 is better than watching a movie any day...

 

Have to agree, well imo any Pink Floyd would do ;)

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They finally came in the mail!!! Powered with the O2/ODAC - it is such a blissful upgrade over my trusty HD558s of +2 years... Glad I made the jump, every one of my EDM tracks sound great but EDM does not do these any justice, will be enjoying them with other genres that I do not frequently listen to as well! :D

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They finally came in the mail!!! Powered with the O2/ODAC - it is such a blissful upgrade over my trusty HD558s of +2 years... Glad I made the jump, every one of my EDM tracks sound great but EDM does not do these any justice, will be enjoying them with other genres that I do not frequently listen to as well! :D

 

Why do you taunt me so!? My HD 650s are coming tomorrow and I can't wait to spend hours listening to them at a time. :) 

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I find the same thing! Electronic sounds great to me on the HD650, but it's also showed me how much more there is to appreciate about other genres that EDM lacks.

 

Shpongle sounds fantastic on them, as do Ott, Phutureprimitive and Bluetech.

 

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They finally came in the mail!!! Powered with the O2/ODAC - it is such a blissful upgrade over my trusty HD558s of +2 years... Glad I made the jump, every one of my EDM tracks sound great but EDM does not do these any justice, will be enjoying them with other genres that I do not frequently listen to as well! :D

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Can anyone who owns the 650 comment on how they compare to the HD700? I want to eventually get something similar to the HD650, but taking the speed, detail, and treble energy up a notch. Is this what I could expect from the HD700?

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Can anyone who owns the 650 comment on how they compare to the HD700? I want to eventually get something similar to the HD650, but taking the speed, detail, and treble energy up a notch. Is this what I could expect from the HD700?

 

No, IMHO

 

I think you are looking for the HE-500, though it's really heavy in compare to the HD650. The HD700 is more close to HD800, it's a fun version of the HD800 (IMO). 

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Hmm...I feel like I've read that the HE-500 isn't as natural sounding as dynamic drivers. I should find a way to audition them.

 

Do you think an Asgard 1 would drive them properly?

 

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No, IMHO

 

I think you are looking for the HE-500, though it's really heavy in compare to the HD650. The HD700 is more close to HD800, it's a fun version of the HD800 (IMO). 

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Can anyone who owns the 650 comment on how they compare to the HD700? I want to eventually get something similar to the HD650, but taking the speed, detail, and treble energy up a notch. Is this what I could expect from the HD700?

 

Take a look at the Beyerdynamic T90. To me, it sounds exactly like what you're describing. 

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I think the Asgard could drive the HE-500. Personally I prefer the HD700 over the HE-500. 

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