Originally Posted by joebobbilly
I just recently tried the Amperex Orange Globes with the Lyr... I can definitely see why you love these Matt. Excellent extension for the bass and treble... the bass control is tight and textured... the trebles have shine without being harsh. But most impressively... there is a very very smooth and clean emotional depth to the timbre in the mid/midbass region. Makes some more intimate vocal and smooth jazz songs really sing... to a degree that I think I can safely say I prefer the more musical setup of Lyr and Orange Globes over my M/G stack (slightly more analytical) for those tracks .
However, don't discount the chance to listen to balanced if you can Matt... particularly if you have any larger orchestral pieces or recordings in a large hall. Anything with a larger sense of space... really takes on a different level of realism when the HD650s are balanced. TBH the M/G stack certainly isn't the best I heard for the HD650/600... as I again mention the rig I heard @ the Toronto meet ... that one was easily better than M/G... had the strengths of the soundstage and clean sound but definitely musical with emotion. But yea... really liking the orange globes right now
LOL i was wondering when you were gonna tell Matt to go balanced again. I'm trying out joebobbilly's M/G stack right now (he's got my Uberfrost/Lyr/OGs), and yeah, balanced is quite nice for the sound stage, been going at more orchestral pieces after the swap. I totally agree with you (joebobbilly) with the jazz, I definitely enjoy the Uberfrost/Lyr more. The M/G just doesn't do it justice (relative to the Uber/Lyr, its still amazing in its own right).
I currently feed the M/G via optical (Jriver/WASAPI) for music, but for movies/games, I use my ASUS STX to create virtual surround and output to the Gungnir via coax... and wow, that is another immersive experience in itself. Virtual surround sound from a BALANCED setup for any FPS or movies, is amazing. But this is Head-Fi, so I'll stop there for now =)
You using the OGs O-frame or the A-frame? How do the Matsu 6922 compare as its burning in?