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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

Mine arrived today and are still sitting brand new wrapped in the box. I was so excited when I ordered these. Though now I am hesitant to open them as I realized after reading this thread that I do not have anyway to drive them with.

Thinking I might just turn around and sell them here at a reasonable price. I wish I could keep them, but I just can not afford to buy a decent Amp and DAC to pair with them. frown.gif

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WTF? Plug it into any headphone jack and have a listen! It'll still play your music and still sound like the HD650. Better gear will give you refinement. You can go down that path later if the HD650 is to your liking.
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

Mine arrived today and are still sitting brand new wrapped in the box. I was so excited when I ordered these. Though now I am hesitant to open them as I realized after reading this thread that I do not have anyway to drive them with.

Thinking I might just turn around and sell them here at a reasonable price. I wish I could keep them, but I just can not afford to buy a decent Amp and DAC to pair with them. frown.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post


WTF? Plug it into any headphone jack and have a listen! It'll still play your music and still sound like the HD650. Better gear will give you refinement. You can go down that path later if the HD650 is to your liking.

 

I'm inclined to agree with olor1n on this one.  If you have buyer's remorse for the amount of money you spent, then sell them.  However, if you're thinking of selling them only because you "lack the appropriate DAC/Amp" combo... that's nuts.  Even from your E07K they will sound better than anything you own (judging from your profile).  

 

Enjoy what you have.  This hobby is a lot more fun that way! :beerchug: 


Edited by SoulSyde - 11/26/13 at 7:37pm
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post


WTF? Plug it into any headphone jack and have a listen! It'll still play your music and still sound like the HD650. Better gear will give you refinement. You can go down that path later if the HD650 is to your liking.

 

 

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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post
 
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

Mine arrived today and are still sitting brand new wrapped in the box. I was so excited when I ordered these. Though now I am hesitant to open them as I realized after reading this thread that I do not have anyway to drive them with.

Thinking I might just turn around and sell them here at a reasonable price. I wish I could keep them, but I just can not afford to buy a decent Amp and DAC to pair with them. frown.gif

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by olor1n View Post


WTF? Plug it into any headphone jack and have a listen! It'll still play your music and still sound like the HD650. Better gear will give you refinement. You can go down that path later if the HD650 is to your liking.

 

I'm inclined to agree with olor1n on this one.  If you have buyer's remorse for the amount of money you spent, then sell them.  However, if you're thinking of selling them only because you "lack the appropriate DAC/Amp" combo... that's nuts.  Even from your E07K they will sound better than anything you own (judging from your profile).  

 

Enjoy what you have.  This hobby is a lot more fun that way! :beerchug: 

 

Thanks for the replies!  I just have never used a pair of this "Quality" before.  I will open the box now and give it a go.  I will report back in a little while.  :)

 

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post #14494 of 36903
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post
 

 

 

 

Thanks for the replies!  I just have never used a pair of this "Quality" before.  I will open the box now and give it a go.  I will report back in a little while.  :)

 

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You read to much head-fi. Giving it a listen is an absolute must. Trust your ears, not head-fi.

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Agreed, in the end it's all about the music! I ran my HD650 straight out of my computer's motherboard headphone jack for a day, while waiting for new power tubes. Worst option ever because of all the electric interference going on in there; and they sounded so good out of it. smily_headphones1.gif Now obviously they sound better out of a proper amp/DAC but don't think you can't use them without one.
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Originally Posted by Rem0o View Post
 

You read to much head-fi. Giving it a listen is an absolute must. Trust your ears, not head-fi.

+1 Head-fi is there for you and so you get to know more but not to stop you for something that could be really good, give it a try!!!

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Currently listening for the first time to a pair of this level.  I should have bought these a long time ago.

 

 

First impressions are (with no burn in): 

 

- SUPER easy listening. 

 

- Smooth warm sound with decent detail (though I am sure a proper Amp and burn in will bring out a lot more precision).

 

- Sounds like the love child of a Koss KSC75 and the Digitech Pro Monitors/Brainwavz HM5, with the best of both coming through.

 

- Nice sound-stage, perfect distance.

 

 

 

My serious listening face:

 

 

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Interesting observation. I'd always thought the Brainwavz HM5 sounded almost like a closed HD650. The HM5's don't quite have the same smoothness in the mids though.

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love the listening face. you must be a photographer :tongue:

you will really begin to appreciate how they just disappear on your head. i'm actually grateful the LCD2 are twice as heavy, otherwise i'd have made the plunge on those already. i'm quite satisfied.. for now ;) 

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Originally Posted by radiojam View Post
 

love the listening face. you must be a photographer :tongue:

I dabble in photography.  Though the quality on the uploads on here is awful.

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Originally Posted by moriez View Post

Perhaps. What do you feel is the improvement and what brand of cable do you speak of?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5ft-Headphone-Cable-Upgrade-Cable-For-SENNHEISER-HD25-HD580-HD600-HD650-/111173550612

I bought mine 2nd hand that came with a cable that looks like this....
Myhd650 sounded more energetic n brighter...like a hd600 on steroids..
Which is what I was looking for when I sold the hd600.

Not sure if that would equate to a 'weightier' can to your ears..tongue.gif

If u like the hd650 generic sound, it's best to tweak it from there till u find a sweetspot. IMHO.
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Sorry if this has been answered,but has the infamous paint chipping been fixed on the recent productions of these headphones?Just ordered one from Razordog,hate the thought of it chipping the first time I try to bend it wider for my big noggin.

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I just ordered the HD 650 a couple days ago.  It should arrive shortly. 

 

I need an amp.

 

I am considering either the Schiit Magni or the Vali (or possibly the asgard 2).

 

 

 

I already have an Emotiva Mini-X a100 that I use for my 2.0 speakers on this same system.  It has outs that I can plug the headphone amp into, so I do not really need that feature that the Asgard has.

 

 

I have never had a tube amp, so I am kind of curious, but I also wonder if I should just stick with a solid state like the Magni for the HD650.  

 

Any thoughts?  (I am about to dive into the Schiit Vali thread right now)

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Originally Posted by Goride View Post
 

I just ordered the HD 650 a couple days ago.  It should arrive shortly. 

 

I need an amp.

 

I am considering either the Schiit Magni or the Vali (or possibly the asgard 2).

 

 

 

I already have an Emotiva Mini-X a100 that I use for my 2.0 speakers on this same system.  It has outs that I can plug the headphone amp into, so I do not really need that feature that the Asgard has.

 

 

I have never had a tube amp, so I am kind of curious, but I also wonder if I should just stick with a solid state like the Magni for the HD650.  

 

Any thoughts?  (I am about to dive into the Schiit Vali thread right now)


I have the Magni, and it sounds very good with the HD650--can't go wrong there.  A Vali is also on the way, so I'll be comparing the two this weekend and will post my thoughts.

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