Thanks I knew we had an NSA mindreader here To paraphrase Han Solo, I dunno, I can imagine quite a lot.
I know which thread I'm in, but would you say the 650 over the 600? If so, why? Please give me your best subjective take on it. Seriously.
I'd guess a lot of the negative reviews I've read have been from people underamping the 650s, whereas a lot of the detailed positive reviews have come from people who specifically mentioned the importance of proper amping. Tyll is a notable exception, preferring the 600. nwavguy has a nice positive review of the 650 on his blog.
Well, let's see what Santa says, but I'm curious to hear your take on the matter, and anyone else who cares to chime in.
I own both the 600 and the 650, I like them both but I prefer the 650 with the Lyr. I like the 600 with my solid state amps, it is a great reference headphone. The 650 has a lush, forgiving sound that makes ever track sound good. They get more head time then most of the cans I own. The Lyr/Bifrost combo has fantastic synergy with the 650. The 650 is not as mystical as some would make it out to be as far as amping, but the first time I heard it with the Lyr and some decent tubes it gave me chills.