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post #15196 of 28450

Hello all,

 

My Vali is arriving on Wednesday. Im rather excited. 

 

Will be running:

 

(mac) itunes>>Audioengine D1>>Vali>> Senn HD 650.

 

I will most probably sell my D1 as it is relatively new (under two months) and go for a dedicated amp. Currently I could go for a Cambridge Audio DacMAgic 100...

 

Anyone have any experience/thoughts on the set up? 

 

Thanks

post #15197 of 28450
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Originally Posted by Goh77 View Post
 

Do you guys have any recommendations for balanced cables for these? Something  <$100

 

The stock cable can be re-terminated for the cost of a plug if you have tools to do so.

post #15198 of 28450
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Originally Posted by Goh77 View Post
 

Do you guys have any recommendations for balanced cables for these? Something  <$100


Here ya go    http://www.headphone.com/accessories/sennheiserhr-4-pin-balanced-stock-hd650-cable.php 

Works for me.  

post #15199 of 28450
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Originally Posted by Goh77 View Post
 

Do you guys have any recommendations for balanced cables for these? Something  <$100

 

How much are the new Sennheiser cables?  I thought I read on the cover page here, that they would be reasonable...

post #15200 of 28450

Yep, $13 new 650 cable and a $5 Neutrik 4 pin is a good deal, and considerably less than what Headroom wants for the same thing.

 

The new Senn cables are not cheap.  $240 for the 650.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/694515/sennheisers-own-balanced-cables-for-hd-600-650-hd-700-and-hd-800-available-this-week

post #15201 of 28450
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 

Yep, $13 new 650 cable and a $5 Neutrik 4 pin is a good deal, and considerably less than what Headroom wants for the same thing.

 

The new Senn cables are not cheap.  $240 for the 650.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/694515/sennheisers-own-balanced-cables-for-hd-600-650-hd-700-and-hd-800-available-this-week

 

It can be had for $13? I'm seeing $18-25 before shipping most places.

post #15202 of 28450
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It can be had for $13? I'm seeing $18-25 before shipping most places.

 

With shipping it's <$20

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/high-quality-headphones-around-ear-audio-surround-hd-650#accessories

Interesting the HD600 cable is $15 more!

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/best-audio-headphones-high-end-stereo-hifi-hd-600

post #15203 of 28450

 

Ah ha, of course I didn't check direct with Senn. Thanks! I'll be ordering one to mate with my Neutrik 4-pin plug.

post #15204 of 28450
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If you're not amping them with 100W RMS per channel and a vintage Marantz, you should return them.  Oh wait, this isn't the HE-500s thread?  My bad :D

 

But... how are you amping them?  Also, what StanD said.

 

Currently only a Fiio e11.... :/ but im buying either a ef2a, littledot, or magni. These would work w the hd650 correct?
 

post #15205 of 28450
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Currently only a Fiio e11.... :/ but im buying either a ef2a, littledot, or magni. These would work w the hd650 correct?
 

The Magni is a very interesting design, it should be able to cause pain with your HD650 and even drive many low impedance Orthos (Planar Mags) like my HE-500. I can't believe that the price is so reasonable.

post #15206 of 28450
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Currently only a Fiio e11.... :/ but im buying either a ef2a, littledot, or magni. These would work w the hd650 correct?
 

I have the Magni & Little Dot MKIII...both work beautifully with the 650's.  I prefer the MKIII with them over the Magni though...mainly due to the 'tube' sound.  Can't go wrong with either amp though and both will power the HD650's with more than enough power.

post #15207 of 28450
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Currently only a Fiio e11.... :/ but im buying either a ef2a, littledot, or magni. These would work w the hd650 correct?
 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mingus Ah Um View Post
 

I have the Magni & Little Dot MKIII...both work beautifully with the 650's.  I prefer the MKIII with them over the Magni though...mainly due to the 'tube' sound.  Can't go wrong with either amp though and both will power the HD650's with more than enough power.

 

If one day Calvin gets a set of low impedance cans, the Little Dot might not be able to drive them as at 32 Ohms it can only crank out 100 mW.
post #15208 of 28450
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I thought he asked if the little dot or magni would work with the HD650's...I didn't see anything about 32 ohm headphones in his question.  When I got my first pair of DT880's they were the 32 ohm version.  I thought my little dot powered them just fine.  I later sold them and got the 600 ohm version. Either way the LD works great with the 650's.

post #15209 of 28450
How is the 650 paired with Lyr vs Bottlehead Crack vs Valhalla? I like my amps to be a bit more on the neutral/bright side to offset the warmth of 650 like the Magni. I did not particularly like the Vali due to it making the 650 even more warm and almost suffocating.
post #15210 of 28450
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Originally Posted by Mingus Ah Um View Post
 

I thought he asked if the little dot or magni would work with the HD650's...I didn't see anything about 32 ohm headphones in his question.  When I got my first pair of DT880's they were the 32 ohm version.  I thought my little dot powered them just fine.  I later sold them and got the 600 ohm version. Either way the LD works great with the 650's.

there are some gain switches under the belly of the Littledot...i had the d2000 then, works fine.

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