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Actually all headphones are only truly burnt in and at their peak the day before someone responds to your classified ad and buys them. This leads to Seller's Remorse which is the forerunner to Buyer's Remorse which occurs just after you commit to your next purchase.

 

It's all great fun really. :p

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...and thats why i always buy 2nd hand :p

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Another lol
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Really? Mine really opened up after 5,000 hours of use. No longer veiled at all.

Between hour 8 and 9 I noticed a .6db boost at 28khz also. It was kind of fatiguing.


I'm not sure if you tried to imply anything with your post, but I bought my HD650 in early May and have been using it about 3 hours a day ever since.

He is being funny.....

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It is known...
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Nah it definitely takes 6005 hours its been proved
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I have not posted on this thread for a bit, but I just made an interesting discovery. My wife's dog (my mortal enemy) who chewed( literally devoured) a pair of my 650's once just recently decided to snack on my KH K-1000 head band (I thought she was over the puppy stage and got careless leaving them in her AOE (area of effect,  me=old gaming nerd).

 

 

 

 

 

 

  To replace the damage I bought a new chassis for the cups (cheap old Koss from the 70's and transplanted the cups over. I also purchased a pilot pad head cushion to put over the Koss pad

 

It is not the prettiest thing to look at, but it is comfortable.

 

Flash forward to last night: I was enjoying a listening session with my HD650 and looked up at that monstrosity hanging on the wall and thought "I wonder if that pilot pad would be comfortable on these?". Low and behold, it is ridiculously comfortable on the 650 (I find them very comfortable stock, but on the apex on my head).  The pilot pad really distributes the weight(what there is) of the 650 evenly, I literally cannot feel them on my head.

 

Again not the prettiest ascetically, but wow the comfort!


Edited by Fearless1 - 10/14/13 at 10:41am
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Very interesting. I'm not sure that there is any room for my 650 to get any more comfortable. But if either of my dogs decide to go snack nasty on my 650's I'll have a reason to try this headband out.

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That would suck because then I would need new headphones and a new dog! :wink_face:

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Really? Mine really opened up after 5,000 hours of use. No longer veiled at all.

Between hour 8 and 9 I noticed a .6db boost at 28khz also. It was kind of fatiguing.

Oh good. So somewhere between 8 days and 208 days of solid listening, I'll finally be able to hear the HD650's to their fullest! Thanks Head-Fi! Good thing the new Justin Bieber album is out.

 

All kidding aside, I have another question. Running them straight out of an Audioquest Dragonfly, they sound lovely and play plenty loud. The Dragonfly already has a built-in amp, albeit not a very powerful one.

 

Yet I can't shake the feeling there could be more punchiness to the bass. Would a Bottlehead Crack or a suitable amp make a drastic difference? Aside from volume, would an amp fundamentally alter the sound these headphones produce? 

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Oh good. So somewhere between 8 days and 208 days of solid listening, I'll finally be able to hear the HD650's to their fullest! Thanks Head-Fi! Good thing the new Justin Bieber album is out.

 

All kidding aside, I have another question. Running them straight out of an Audioquest Dragonfly, they sound lovely and play plenty loud. The Dragonfly already has a built-in amp, albeit not a very powerful one.

 

Yet I can't shake the feeling there could be more punchiness to the bass. Would a Bottlehead Crack or a suitable amp make a drastic difference? Aside from volume, would an amp fundamentally alter the sound these headphones produce? 

 

Huge improvement IMO.

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Yet I can't shake the feeling there could be more punchiness to the bass. Would a Bottlehead Crack or a suitable amp make a drastic difference? Aside from volume, would an amp fundamentally alter the sound these headphones produce? 

The DF is a great portable option. However, it will never hold up vs a nice dedicated amp. No worries...Different purposes...

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^^ The minimum I would do is DF to Schiit Valhalla (or Bottlehead Crack).  Note that the Valhalla or Crack are good for high impedance headphones so if you're not planning on getting any planars (Audeze or HiFiMAN), you're good. Otherwise go for the Lyr as it will drive almost anything.

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I never heard HD650 with Crack yet but my HD700 sound great with it plus tube rolling lets you get sound you want

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The Decware CSP2+ is also fantastic with the HD650's. I would imagine the new CSP3+ would also match up wonderfully.

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^^ The minimum I would do is DF to Schiit Valhalla (or Bottlehead Crack).  Note that the Valhalla or Crack are good for high impedance headphones so if you're not planning on getting any planars (Audeze or HiFiMAN), you're good. Otherwise go for the Lyr as it will drive almost anything.

Celebratory funds have run dry (it was my cakeday yesterday -- mid 20's at last). Sometimes though, the journey is more rewarding than the destination, so it's good to know I have something to look forward to! Perhaps 2014 will be the year of the Lyr2 or Bottlehead-LSD/Ecstasy. Thanks for the replies!

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