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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post

Not sure what kind of a deal you can get on Ebay,but Razordog Audio has em for $399.Seems like a good deal to me as I purchased one a couple weeks ago:)
i can vouch for the Razordog Audio deal. I got my HD650 from there as well.
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

HD650 in the house.. I've been listening with the Violectric V800 + Schiit Vali amp.. and have a nice HD650 aftermarket cable (CablePro "Freedom" cable w/ Furutech HD6x0 connectors).  So far.. I'm extremely pleased with what I'm hearing.  Compared to the HD600, what immediately jumps out to me.. besides the HD650's more punchy bass.. is that the 650 possesses (comparatively) better texturing ability, better resolving ability, better soundstage depth, and better layering ability.  Aside from tuning differences, the HD650 sounds like it uses a better driver, too.

 

I can't wait to hook this thing up to the BH Crack!

 

I've always been curious about the HD600. Can't justify it though with the HD650 and HD800 in the stable. Interested in how the Vali matches up against the Crack.

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Flysweep, you're pretty much nailing the descriptive differences on the head in my opinion.

 

Disregarding what he is saying, the very general difference to me is the 600 is more so in the 700 & 800 family sound signature than the 650, though slightly.  But lately I'm really liking how the 650 differs, again, slightly.  I like the little bass bump and smoothed out top.  

 

Be great if Senn did a 750 and 850 with the same differences.

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An HD650 with the technical capabilities of the HD800? That's the Holy Grail.

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Technical spec Is not reliable at all, u can get similar tech spec for an iem with 100 bucks and it's almost the same spec u saw from an high end custom iem...
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Originally Posted by mjlee181 View Post

Technical spec Is not reliable at all, u can get similar tech spec for an iem with 100 bucks and it's almost the same spec u saw from an high end custom iem...

 

Ugh, I'm not talking about on paper specifications. I'm referring to the distinct improvements evident when you have both headphones on hand. Like the clarity and resolve of the HD800, the speed of its drivers, the articulate bass that extends deeper, the precision imaging. Couple that with the HD650's enveloping warmth. End game.

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Well my HD650's arrived today from UPS.  Whatever my "transportation accident" was, my box was unscathed.  I've only listened for a couple minutes hooked up to my new Dragonfly and I'm actually pretty happy.  I'm tempted to grab a magni and use the Dragonfly as my DAC, but I figure I should do some burn in with the Dragonfly and see how I feel.

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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

 

Even though the HD650 possesses less upper mid & treble emphasis than the HD600, I'll take the HD650's (generally) better technical abilities as a welcome trade off.  I like the HD650's upper mids & treble tuning, too.  The balance there seems to be what I'm looking for.  I find myself increasing sensitive to treble tuning.  I'm less concerned with how bright or dark that region sounds.. and more concerned with smooth, even tuning.  That might explain why I love two seemingly "opposite" sounding phones.. the HD800 (which I owned for nearly this entire year) and the HD650.

 

The 650's upper mids and treble might not be as prominent as they are on the 600, but the 650's treble sounds more even and 'cleaner' to my ears.  I'll have to do more listening & observation, though.  Also, I think the HD650's midrange.. when appropriately amped.. seems distinguishably more palpable and dynamic than (I remember) the HD600's midrange being.  The HD600's mids sounded a bit wooly and compressed in comparison.

 

Many have talked about how you may find yourself listening to the 650 for hours on end w/o realizing it.. I totally understand that feeling.. it's so welcoming and easy to "get along" with.

 

I like the mid and treble presentation too. What I don't like is how thick the bass is. I mean I like it in some genres...but others just too much. 

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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post


Not sure what kind of a deal you can get on Ebay,but Razordog Audio has em for $399.Seems like a good deal to me as I purchased one a couple weeks ago:)
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Originally Posted by Anavel0 View Post


i can vouch for the Razordog Audio deal. I got my HD650 from there as well.

 

Says $499 on the site.  Is that the deal where one emails the guy and asks for it?  Well, they're currently $416 on Amazon (down from $425 just a few days ago; nice trend).  I'd go that route and get 3x reward points.  But thanks for the info.

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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post

...Razordog Audio has em for $399.  Seems like a good deal to me as I purchased one a couple weeks ago:)

 

Yep.. use code RAZORDOG20 (20% off) or RAZORDOG100 ($100 off).. both work out to be the same $ discount on the HD650 ($100).  I bopped around eBay to see if there was a good deal on the 650, too (seems most 650's run for $350-$385 there).. I opted to pay $15-20 more and go with RDA (from whom I've bought a lot of gear from in the past & have always found Brian's service to be first rate).

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BTW.. I've been listening to the HD650 w/ my (fully warmed up) Bottlehead Crack (Tung Sol 5998 + Tesla ECC802S tubes)  for the last few hours.. verdict?

 

 

AMAZEBALLS.

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I have not tried any of  the E80cc tubes yet what does it bring to the party?

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i have now come to relise what people meant when they said they could listen to these for hours..

 

i have never used my HP for such long periods in one go before, something just so "easy to listen to" about them

 

in other news: my MODI DAC just arrvied and will give that a run tonight :)

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Originally Posted by randy98mtu View Post
 

Well my HD650's arrived today from UPS.  Whatever my "transportation accident" was, my box was unscathed.  I've only listened for a couple minutes hooked up to my new Dragonfly and I'm actually pretty happy.  I'm tempted to grab a magni and use the Dragonfly as my DAC, but I figure I should do some burn in with the Dragonfly and see how I feel.

Glad they made it ok. Sometimes we actually win.  My Project Ember amp arrived a couple of days ago, and it is a great pairing with the 650;s.  I bought a e80cc tube for my ember amp and it is really a nice addition, it opens up the muscic, highs just slightly more open, bass is firmer? warm presentation and very full bodied.  A very lush sound from this combo.  Best of luck and enjoy the Senn's, I see by your signature you have the 380's also.  I had those also, kept them for a couple of months but the 650's just took over and I never looked back.  Now with this tube amp the 650's are even better.

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Originally Posted by Paul11 View Post
 

i have now come to relise what people meant when they said they could listen to these for hours..

 

 

The day i got mine i listened to them for eight hours straight, i only figured that out when i realized it was 4am and i had been up all night listening to just one more track..

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