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post #14596 of 19763
I know most people won't agree with my view I love my hd650's and for some reason I prefer the hd700 over the hd800. Go figure
post #14597 of 19763
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

I've been listening to my 650 with my new HiFi-M8 today.  I must say, this is my best pairing yet with these phones.  I would love to A/B this "portable" option against the many budget options touted in this thread.  I have a feeling this little beauty will hang well with all of them....


Hi, how is HiFi-M8 compared to DACMini CX? Which is better?

post #14598 of 19763
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post
 

 

I think the AKG K701 and Beyer DT880 are way on the bright side of neutral, while the HD650 is more natural sounding. To each his own. ;)

 

Edit: Although I must say, the most neutral headphone I've heard (and I know many will argue with me on this) is the HD800. Even against the T1 and HE500.

 

Yes they are on the bright side, and for me it cause fatigue on "not so long" listening session and maybe can damage ears too, because if I insist on listening while my ears is fatigue, I found a little discomfort (read: hurt) on my ears drums...  So why buy headphones that its sound we can't enjoy completely ? There are many opinions out there, some says HD 650 veiled or this or that, but I just find a headphone that my ears and "heart" can enjoy it completely 110% (--> means can cause eargasm on some songs), and I have found it.

 

No listening fatigue at all, no hurt on ear drums at all, maybe that little "veil" is used by Sennheiser to protect our ears..., although for me HD 650 just sound so neutral, and I don't notice any veil ...

 

For me the HD 800 soundstage is too wide, and HD 650 soundstage is just on perfect width and depth for me. The bass and vocal is more bodied on 650's too.

 

It is our luck that Sennheiser doesn't tag HD 650's price with HD 800's / 700's price tag :tongue:

 

HD 650 - always singing always understanding what our ears want (not to forget the amps and dac it paired with ) super special thanks goes to the DAC and AMP it paired with :wink: 


Edited by ExCelciuS - 12/2/13 at 6:28am
post #14599 of 19763

i actually bought a dt770/600ohms for classical music off the resale mkt for subsubsub200bucks...

paired with tube amps.

post #14600 of 19763
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Originally Posted by foreign View Post

I know most people won't agree with my view I love my hd650's and for some reason I prefer the hd700 over the hd800. Go figure

 

I don't prefer the HD700 over the HD800 but they are easier to enjoy than HD800. 

post #14601 of 19763
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

 

Pair the HD650's with a Bottlehead Crack running a Tung-sol 5998 and a RCA clear top and listen again my friend.

 

T1's are excellent phones I love mine but holy smoke does the 650 sound good with the Crack, it starts to reach into T1 territory for sure. I still use my 650's daily. My other half prefers the 650 over the T1 it really depends on what you like to listen to.

 

Edit thought I would add for balance the T1's qualities sneak up on you it would be extremely hard to get a handle on how good they actually are with a quick listen they are not wow factor phones but very neutral, accurate and fast which is something you either love or hate and can be very picky on what they are paired with but when you get it right they are very good indeed.

 

Pair the HD650 with a Schiit Mjolnir by a balanced cable, they are magic! 

post #14602 of 19763
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Originally Posted by ExCelciuS View Post
 


Hi, how is HiFi-M8 compared to DACMini CX? Which is better?

 

I almost pulled the trigger on the DACMini many times.  Michael has stated on several instances that both share the same DAC section, so similar tone is to be expected, which I agree.  The DACmini has more power, but the HiFi-M8 has tone shaping, impedance and gain settings, and balanced out.  I'm glad I held out for this new item.

 

And, most importantly, its a great match with my 650s.....:)

post #14603 of 19763
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Pair the HD650 with a Schiit Mjolnir by a balanced cable, they are magic!

 

Building  the Crack has wetted my appetite for some more DIY and I have been toying with the idea of a cable for the Senn's. Need to do some more research fist.

post #14604 of 19763
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

 

Building  the Crack has wetted my appetite for some more DIY and I have been toying with the idea of a cable for the Senn's. Need to do some more research fist.

IMHO, maximum SQ improvement by a cable is %5. 

post #14605 of 19763
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

IMHO, maximum SQ improvement by a cable is %5. 

 

IMHO, 8%.   :P  

 

So here is what will happen:

 

  1. Cables dont do anything.  
  2. Cables do something.  
  3. Make cables only if you want it to look better or/and be more ergonomic.  

 

So lets not get derailed here arguing about whether or not cables change SQ... again.

post #14606 of 19763

Anyone here use the Vali with the HD650's yet? Impressions?

post #14607 of 19763
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Pair the HD650 with a Schiit Mjolnir by a balanced cable, they are magic! 

I just did that a couple hours ago.  I'm now also in the 650 Club.  I re terminated my 600 cable with a Neutrik 4 pin and have been enjoying the 600s a very lot out of the Mjolnir.  Also the 700s a bit but I keep going back to the 600.  Don't have the means to get the 800s on there yet, though.  That's next.  

 

Fresh pads and headband.  New headphone smell.  Mmmmm.  :D 

post #14608 of 19763
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Pair the HD650 with a Schiit Mjolnir by a balanced cable, they are magic! 


+1

post #14609 of 19763

Has anyone compared the Bottlehead Crack with the new Schiit Vali on the HD650s?  I am just curious of the differences.

 

 

I ordered a Vali, and it has already been shipped.

 

But now I am wondering if I should have ordered a Bottlehead Crack kit instead.

post #14610 of 19763
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Pair the HD650 with a Schiit Mjolnir by a balanced cable, they are magic! 

I just did that a couple hours ago.  I'm now also in the 650 Club.  I re terminated my 600 cable with a Neutrik 4 pin and have been enjoying the 600s a very lot out of the Mjolnir.  Also the 700s a bit but I keep going back to the 600.  Don't have the means to get the 800s on there yet, though.  That's next.  

 

Fresh pads and headband.  New headphone smell.  Mmmmm.  :D 

 

Do you still have the Sonnet in your profile? What version/configuration do you have and how does it compare to the MJ? You have a nice collection of Senns there.

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