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HD650's were one of my first and current cans. At literally every Canjam I'm always sold on some new cans until I get back home and my HDs convince me otherwise. :etysmile: 

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just got my hd650 with a magni+modi stack, loving it so far :P

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Finally got the balanced cable for my 650's so I could get them up and running on my Mjolnir. Now let me say that I try very hard not to be hyperbolic when I comment here so I am going to try very hard to temper my enthusiasm. I am not very good at articulating what I am hearing so I am not got to try and review anything here. That being said, to say I am impressed with how well the 650's scale would be an understatement. 

I have a bunch of XLR sockets and plugs on order to convert my amp/HD650's to a balanced setup, ^ that is music to my ears :bigsmile_face:

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Just picked up a pair of HD 650's and so far I love them. I have been thinking of maybe the HD 700's but it seems to me like I'd be better off buying a nice portable DAC/amp and the 650's for the money.

 

At home I listen through my Peachtree Nova Pre and the 650's are amazing!!!

 

Rob

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Originally Posted by JosephAM View Post
 

just got my hd650 with a magni+modi stack, loving it so far :P

Magni/Modi both are great for the money!  Maybe in the later future Bifrost Uber/Asgard2/Lyr = PRICELESS...  :wink_face:  

 

HD650's has a very unique sound signature, love mine too.

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how about bigger bulbs.....:P

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Currently using the 650s with the Magni/Modi combo, and I find the sound a bit lacking. I read often that the 650s scale very well, could an amp upgrade bring out better sound than what I have with the Schiit stack?

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see pic in previous post 

:beerchug: 

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Hi,

I have a small problem with my cans. The earcup connection with the headband makes a "noise" if they move. If I adjust them properly they will not move while on my head, and the noise disappear.

Does anybody ele has the same problem?

Thanks,

Daniel
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Originally Posted by daniel0407 View Post

Hi,

I have a small problem with my cans. The earcup connection with the headband makes a "noise" if they move. If I adjust them properly they will not move while on my head, and the noise disappear.

Does anybody ele has the same problem?

Thanks,

Daniel


Kind of a squeaking noise? If they are new (or relatively new), it's normal. Mine had the exact same issue. It stopped doing it with time and use, like a few weeks. Don't worry about it.


Edited by Rem0o - 10/28/13 at 11:43am
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Kind of a squeaking noise? If they are new (or relatively new), it's normal. Mine had the exact same issue. It stopped doing it with time and use, like a few weeks. Don't worry about it.

Many thanks for your answer!

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Originally Posted by Byronb View Post
 

Finally got the balanced cable for my 650's so I could get them up and running on my Mjolnir. Now let me say that I try very hard not to be hyperbolic when I comment here so I am going to try very hard to temper my enthusiasm. I am not very good at articulating what I am hearing so I am not got to try and review anything here. That being said, to say I am impressed with how well the 650's scale would be an understatement. 


+1

 

That balanced cable enables all the big three Senn HD's for balanced duty.   Too my utter surprise, my 580's have  scaled up several notches as well.   What an amazing series of headphones.  

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Guys, please recall that it is important to differentiate between balanced designs (i.e. simply having equal impedance to ground) and true differential amps (i.e. push pull designs that actually eliminate common mode distortion).

 

All differential amps are balanced.  Not so the other way around.  Frankly, neither such quality of a given amplifier (or lack thereof), taken in isolation, should make a day and night difference in perceived sound quality.  

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Guys, please recall that it is important to differentiate between balanced designs (i.e. simply having equal impedance to ground) and true differential amps (i.e. push pull designs that actually eliminate common mode distortion).

 

All differential amps are balanced.  Not so the other way around.  Frankly, neither such quality of a given amplifier (or lack thereof), taken in isolation, should make a day and night difference in perceived sound quality.  

 

Additionally, I don't think I've ever seen any of the major headphone manufacturers claim that balanced was audibly different than single ended.

 

Now that I think about it, I don't recall seeing any of the major amp manufacturers claiming that either.

 

One would think that if there really was an audible difference, and it sounded better, the entire industry would have migrated to balanced amps and headphones fifteen or twenty years ago.

 

But maybe I'm wrong.  Can anybody help me out here?

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Hey USG! Been a while since we've crossed paths. Hope life is treating you well.

Following up the above, I'm presently building a bh mainline (which has both se and balanced outs, but is not a push pull topology). doc b., who is, in my mind, about as reputable and gracious as they come, recently suggested in the bh forums that he does perceive some improvement in bass when running balanced off this amp. In essence, the ground pins of the 4 pin xlr output are wired from the two output transformer secondaries. See http://www.bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,4616.0.html

Hoping to finish my mainline in the next week or so, and then I will eventually diy a cable to see if I can hear the same. I'm very curious about it since my understanding was the same as yours prior to reading doc's comment.
Edited by skeptic - 10/29/13 at 10:48am
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