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For me, the crack with speedball is supremely good. The Vali is a very nice amp for the money but head to head simply can not compete with the crack. YMMV 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

The Vali is a very nice amp for the money but head to head simply can not compete with the crack. YMMV 

 

THIS.  Crack + SB offers better instrument separation, faster/tighter/more dyanamic bass, a larger soundstage,etc.

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My biggest concern with the BHC is having to assemble it myself. Does anyone know where I can get an assembled one in the UK for a reasonable price?

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Look in for sale forum maybe you get lucky

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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

 

THIS.  Crack + SB offers better instrument separation, faster/tighter/more dyanamic bass, a larger soundstage,etc.

My only gripe is that the crack is insanely huge and there's no way I can fit that on my desk without causing a lot of trouble. Here's my setup: http://www.head-fi.org/t/529140/lightbox/post/10121056/id/1007426. How is it compared to Lyr by any chance someone can elaborate? This is for both the HD650 and the HD800 which I eventually will upgrade to.

post #15066 of 25536

Crack is way better with HD800 than Lyr, I had both at the same time and Crack beat Lyr hands down even if only you can afford GE/Sylvania 5814A / Chatham 5998 tubes

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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post
 

Crack is way better with HD800 than Lyr, I had both at the same time and Crack beat Lyr hands down even if only you can afford GE/Sylvania 5814A / Chatham 5998 tubes

 

Sorry for my wallet!  :mad:

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Sorry for my wallet!  :mad:


But you can sell T1, for me HD800 have wide soundstage than T1 with Crack while before I was prefering T1 over HD800 with other setups I heard at the meets

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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post
 


But you can sell T1, for me HD800 have wide soundstage than T1 with Crack while before I was prefering T1 over HD800 with other setups I heard at the meets

 

The HD800 have wider soundstage than the T1 with Lyr too, but the T1 is more all-rounder headphones.

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

The HD800 have wider soundstage than the T1 with Lyr too, but the T1 is more all-rounder headphones.


I listening to many different genres of music and so far can't find any genre for which I want different headphones

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Hello all.

 

I just got a pair of HD650s and through some basic research have discovered that I have leaped into quite a rabbit hole.

 

I am willing to invest in a DAC/AMP but I don't want to spend more than $200 at this time.

 

Therefore, what would get me my best bang for my buck as "noob" audiophile?  Put it into an amp or split the cost between a cheaper DAC/AMP combo?

I'm sure the headphones alone will be a stratospheric jump in quality for me, and I understand that the better the gear, the better the sound, but for my new (as of yet) not discerning ears, what is the most intelligent approach here?

Thank you for your assistance.  They're in the mail so I have some time to weigh different options.

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Originally Posted by dtheory View Post
 

Hello all.

 

I just got a pair of HD650s and through some basic research have discovered that I have leaped into quite a rabbit hole.

 

I am willing to invest in a DAC/AMP but I don't want to spend more than $200 at this time.

 

Therefore, what would get me my best bang for my buck as "noob" audiophile?  Put it into an amp or split the cost between a cheaper DAC/AMP combo?

I'm sure the headphones alone will be a stratospheric jump in quality for me, and I understand that the better the gear, the better the sound, but for my new (as of yet) not discerning ears, what is the most intelligent approach here?

Thank you for your assistance.  They're in the mail so I have some time to weigh different options.

I think I would avoid a $200 DAC/AMP combo. Maybe a cheaper DAC/AMP, such as the Audioquest Dragonfly could do the trick for the time being and then could be used as a DAC only and the amp ugraded through a discrete unit. Maybe you could look at the Schiit line: a Magni/Modi or a Vali/Modi stack would do the trick.

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Originally Posted by dtheory View Post
 

Hello all.

 

I just got a pair of HD650s and through some basic research have discovered that I have leaped into quite a rabbit hole.

 

I am willing to invest in a DAC/AMP but I don't want to spend more than $200 at this time.

 

Therefore, what would get me my best bang for my buck as "noob" audiophile?  Put it into an amp or split the cost between a cheaper DAC/AMP combo?

I'm sure the headphones alone will be a stratospheric jump in quality for me, and I understand that the better the gear, the better the sound, but for my new (as of yet) not discerning ears, what is the most intelligent approach here?

Thank you for your assistance.  They're in the mail so I have some time to weigh different options.

 

Around the $200 you would want to be looking at Schiit gear. My vote is for either Magni/Modi or Vali/Modi. The Vali will be slightly over budget but well worth the money IMO. OR for just a little more money, :veryevil:, you can buy a Crack kit and have THE amp  for the hd650. You'd still need the dac but hey...you would be very close to the finish line...saving yourself thousands of dollars that you would normally have to spend to get to this point. 

 

gL!!

post #15074 of 25536
Say if I had a decent amp, the 650s, and really good Flac files playing out of a Macbook. Would a DAC have a profound influence in addition to these factors or are we talking a small improvement?
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I don't know much about the dac in the mac TBH. But the reality is that the 650 responds and scales appreciably well with both the dac and the amp. I heard a nice difference just going from bifrost to bifrost uber. Don't skimp on the dac. :wink:

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