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post #15271 of 19723
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Originally Posted by rajat View Post
 

Hi,

 

   i am new to high audio, came across this site by chance, and that cost me alot of money.

 

Now i own a HD 650 headphone + Woo Audio WA3 + Audinst HUD MX2.

 

I need advise on what i should upgrade in this setup that will give the most improvement. Right now i am using the stock tubes on the WA3 and some no name power cord, the HD 650 are stock as well and an using the the included rca cable to connect the audinst to the WA3. For source i have 44khz 16bit music cd rips in flac via usb into the audinst.

 

Advise would be much appreciated

 

Thanks

 

Rajat

 

P.s - this is my first hi fi setup.



My advice: start listening to it and stop spending for a while ;).

post #15272 of 19723
Thanks @james-uk and @dxanex what headphone would you suggest as an upgrade. I mean how much should i expect to spend at the minimum.
post #15273 of 19723
@rRem0o yes, maybe you are right. I am really enjoying the HD650 and WA3 :-)
post #15274 of 19723
I would say enjoy the rig you have for a while knowing you are getting amazing sound quality , already way past diminished returns territory .
post #15275 of 19723
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Originally Posted by Tom1510 View Post

I just received my HD 650 today.

 

I mainly listen to trance music and today I learned that the HD 650 wipes the floor with high-end headphones, that I used before, like Stax SR-407 and Sony MDR-SA5000.

 

These headphones excel in mid and high frequencies, but lack in the low end. This 650 is different, not muddy Beats bass, but very clean, energetic and full bass sounds.

 

I am impressed.


I also listen to trance and I'm really impressed the way these headphones work out with this kind of music where vocals don't have an outstanding importance as in other genres...

Cheers.
post #15276 of 19723
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Originally Posted by rajat View Post

Thanks @james-uk and @dxanex what headphone would you suggest as an upgrade. I mean how much should i expect to spend at the minimum.


Dude! You just got the HD 650 and you want to upgrade!?

 

Listen to what most people are telling you and ENJOY your current set up. The HD 650 is a flippin' great headphone! Seriously...sit down right now and listen to some music with them. That's not advice, that's a prescription.

 

If down the road you really want to try something different and/or want to work towards an "end-game" setup, then get the HD 800 and be done.

post #15277 of 19723
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post


Dude! You just got the HD 650 and you want to upgrade!?

Listen to what most people are telling you and ENJOY your current set up. The HD 650 is a flippin' great headphone! Seriously...sit down right now and listen to some music with them. That's not advice, that's a prescription.

If down the road you really want to try something different and/or want to work towards an "end-game" setup, then get the HD 800 and be done.
This post right here.

I was reading the forums and trying to decide on my next upgrade to my setup. Worrying about this amp, or that DAC, or the vinyl setup I'm putting together. A few minutes later I just put on some music and got lost in it. It was just pure joy, listening to this really musical and not overly analytical headphone.
post #15278 of 19723

Every headphone I have "upgraded" the HD650 with gets its head time, the novelty wears off,  and back to the 650 I go.  *

 

 

 

*this statement does not include the HD800 it is unique in its own way:wink:

post #15279 of 19723
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Every headphone I have "upgraded" the HD650 with gets its head time, the novelty wears off,  and back to the 650 I go.  *



*this statement does not include the HD800 it is unique in its own way;)

Mirrors my experience as well, even the part bout the HD800. I am hoping to be able to buy it again to couple with the 650 at some point.
post #15280 of 19723
Quote:
Originally Posted by rajat View Post
 

Hi,

 

   i am new to high audio, came across this site by chance, and that cost me alot of money.

 

Now i own a HD 650 headphone + Woo Audio WA3 + Audinst HUD MX2.

 

I need advise on what i should upgrade in this setup that will give the most improvement. Right now i am using the stock tubes on the WA3 and some no name power cord, the HD 650 are stock as well and an using the the included rca cable to connect the audinst to the WA3. For source i have 44khz 16bit music cd rips in flac via usb into the audinst.

 

Advise would be much appreciated

 

Thanks

 

Rajat

 

P.s - this is my first hi fi setup.

 

 

Buy more good music of good quality and enjoy.  You are already end game for many...

 

Then revisit in 6 months...

post #15281 of 19723
Quote:
Originally Posted by rajat View Post


Hi,

   i am new to high audio, came across this site by chance, and that cost me alot of money.

Now i own a HD 650 headphone + Woo Audio WA3 + Audinst HUD MX2.

I need advise on what i should upgrade in this setup that will give the most improvement. Right now i am using the stock tubes on the WA3 and some no name power cord, the HD 650 are stock as well and an using the the included rca cable to connect the audinst to the WA3. For source i have 44khz 16bit music cd rips in flac via usb into the audinst.

Advise would be much appreciated

Thanks

Rajat

P.s - this is my first hi fi setup.


The most change for the least money is to roll some tubes in your WA3. Woo never ships with great tubes. I'm sure there's a wa3 tube rolling thread around here that will keep you busy for months. Google is your friend.
post #15282 of 19723
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Originally Posted by casper3127 View Post

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Originally Posted by Tom1510 View Post

I just received my HD 650 today.

 

I mainly listen to trance music and today I learned that the HD 650 wipes the floor with high-end headphones, that I used before, like Stax SR-407 and Sony MDR-SA5000.

 

These headphones excel in mid and high frequencies, but lack in the low end. This 650 is different, not muddy Beats bass, but very clean, energetic and full bass sounds.

 

I am impressed.


I also listen to trance and I'm really impressed the way these headphones work out with this kind of music where vocals don't have an outstanding importance as in other genres...

Cheers.

Are you implying the HD650 is lacking in the vocal department? That's one of its strengths IMO.

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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Every headphone I have "upgraded" the HD650 with gets its head time, the novelty wears off,  and back to the 650 I go.  *



*this statement does not include the HD800 it is unique in its own way;)

Mirrors my experience as well, even the part bout the HD800. I am hoping to be able to buy it again to couple with the 650 at some point.

I probably listen to my HD650 more as it's more forgiving of the poor recordings in my library. I can listen to it indefinitely without distraction. The HD800 hasn't ceased to impress me though. Definitely a good combo of headphones.
post #15283 of 19723
One of the best vocal hps ever imo.
post #15284 of 19723
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post


Are you implying the HD650 is lacking in the vocal department? That's one of its strengths IMO.
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

One of the best vocal hps ever imo.

 

+1

post #15285 of 19723
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

One of the best vocal hps ever imo.

 

...especially female vocals.

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