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post #14716 of 19454

End up getting the HD650 used for $260 (I didn't have change). So stoked! Gonna listen to my HD598 first then the HD650 to make some comparisons. Hope it's all what it's hyped up to be :D

post #14717 of 19454
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Originally Posted by Solarium View Post
 

End up getting the HD650 used for $260 (I didn't have change). So stoked! Gonna listen to my HD598 first then the HD650 to make some comparisons. Hope it's all what it's hyped up to be :D

i was going to do that but not taken the 650 off since i got them :)

 

my  598 just gathering dust now

post #14718 of 19454
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Originally Posted by Paul11 View Post
 

i was going to do that but not taken the 650 off since i got them :)

 

my  598 just gathering dust now

Just tested the HD650 with norah jones' come away with me album. First thing I noticed was that how much "laid back" the HD650 is. The HD598 was my first enthusiast headphone and I never knew what the term meant until I heard the HD650. I absolutely love it. So intimate, sensual, soulful, unlike the HD598's more analytical and non-emotional almost sound. It's less harsh on my ears as well, and more of a flowing feeling, almost as if I were carried by soothing ocean waves.

post #14719 of 19454

my first impression were

 

1) less airy . tighter, more controlled sound

 

2) felt like i can just listen and listen to the 650 (which i have) which is not something  i felt with the 598s

post #14720 of 19454
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Originally Posted by Solarium View Post
 

 It's less harsh on my ears as well, and more of a flowing feeling, almost as if I were carried by soothing ocean waves.

That is a good description of the 650! :beerchug:

post #14721 of 19454

Packing up the HD598 to be returned. Feeling nostalgic, but looking forward to the future with HD650 :D

post #14722 of 19454

Hello,

 

Got myself a a-couple-of-months-old second hand HD650 reserved for tomorrow.

 

Having read Mad Lust Envy's gaming-oriented review on the cans, I'd like to know if soundstage and positioning is indeed in need of improvement. I love listening to music and from what I've read, not one time I came across with a review criticising HD650, so I'm definitely into this pair, so I was wondering if cable/amp etc. upgrade could improve soundstage and positioning of the headphones.

 

I'll be pairing this with a  Asus Xonar U7 for starters but what else can I do, if I ever can ? Or should I give up on HD650 and look somewhere else?

 

Thank you.

post #14723 of 19454

Strange, I've been listening to the 650, and sometimes on the vocals there seems to be some kind of reverb (as though the same singer is whispering the same song at the same time). I never noticed this with the 598, not sure what's it called.

post #14724 of 19454

 

I currently have Audinst HUD mini dac/amp. it drives low impedence headphones like hd518 well. As its a USB powered device without a wall plug, I believe its not a very powerful amp. Maybe something like FiioE10.

 

I plan to upgrade to HD650 or perhaps AKG Q701. I understand HD650 needs lots of power, and HUD mini will not bring it to its full potential.

 

But will I hear an upgrade with 650 over HD518 or will it sound even worse with mini? I plan to pick a dedicated amp like schiit vali but that has to wait a few months.

 

Also if someone has heard all HD518, HD650, AKG Q701, can you tell which is more transparent with least grain?

 

I enjoy sound sig of 518 a lot but I also want to try different signatures. is Q701 mellow and dark or bright and thin sounding?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #14725 of 19454

As i´ve read some of the Vali thread, the headphone users there say the HD650 doesn´t pair good with the vali.I´ve read about a good pairing with the bottlehead crack and i own a little dot that has me satisfied with the HD650.

post #14726 of 19454
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Originally Posted by superdux View Post
 

As i´ve read some of the Vali thread, the headphone users there say the HD650 doesn´t pair good with the vali.I´ve read about a good pairing with the bottlehead crack and i own a little dot that has me satisfied with the HD650.

 

Is there another Vali thread I'm not aware of? The one I've followed closely contains very positive impressions of the Vali driven HD650. Or are you dismissing the unanimous feedback from a number of members, in favour of one vocal individual? Your loss if so.


Edited by olor1n - 12/9/13 at 5:33am
post #14727 of 19454

So according to this: http://www.head-fi.org/t/571005/the-panasonic-rp-htf600-s-headphones-more-fun-than-the-hd650 The HTF600s are better than the HD650s. Should I save myself the ~$400 and just get the HTF600s?

post #14728 of 19454
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Originally Posted by PopLocker View Post
 

So according to this: http://www.head-fi.org/t/571005/the-panasonic-rp-htf600-s-headphones-more-fun-than-the-hd650 The HTF600s are better than the HD650s. Should I save myself the ~$400 and just get the HTF600s?

 

To be honest they are so cheap why not just go ahead and try them you might really like them.

 

A important thing to keep in mind when reading such comparison's to be aware that the end results are very chain dependant you need to know what makes up the reviewers chain, it does not matter if you plug in $1000 pair of cans in they will only be as good as the weakest part of your audio chain allow them to be.


Edited by JamieMcC - 12/9/13 at 12:52am
post #14729 of 19454
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post
 

 

Is there another Vali thread I'm not aware of? The one I've followed closely contains very positive impressions of the Vali driven HD650. Or are you dismissing the unanimous feedback from a number of members, in favour of one vocal individual? Your loss if so.


Well i hadn't read all the thread so my perception might of been influenced by the discussion going on there at that point of time.The best would be to read the whole thread to get a good opinion.

post #14730 of 19454
I finally broke down and ordered a pair of these. I have been fighting the urge for weeks. I just have to see for myself. For now I am going to have to try them with a Dragonfly I also ordered this weekend. I realize it's not a lot of power but I have read it is adequate. My only other option is my Nuforce icon ido. In checking specs though it has the same power as the dragonfly. Maybe some time next year I can get into the money pit of tubes.
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