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post #15346 of 20087

I think these sound so good out of the box because they have such an easy to listen to sound sig.

Some other headphones can seem more abrasive out of the box due to being brighter or overly mid focused etc etc.

 

These tend to take my brain at least longer to adjust to.

 

My Mad Dog 3.2's when I had those would take me 5 minutes to adjust to every time I put them on haha.

And I loved those!

post #15347 of 20087
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Originally Posted by Chuck Dee View Post
 

650 drivers dropped into 565 chassis. same experience as proper 650's? or not? While they sound fantastic I'm wondering if I'm experiencing the same audio delights as the much-heralded pukka 650's. What do you think?

 

 

dun think there is that rectangular foam on the hd650.....

so u will HAVE to buy the actual hd650 to join in the REAL fun.. :P

post #15348 of 20087

The HD600 vs HD650 poll started over 2 weeks ago is going to close in a little over a day so that we can finally crown a champion once and for all! With over a 100 votes so far, it's still rather close.

 

If you still haven't voted and you've listened to both of these headphones on a similar setup, vote here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/698372/the-ultimate-hd600-vs-hd650-poll-final-day-of-voting

post #15349 of 20087

I'm currently listening to FLACs on my computer with the HD 650s through a Magni/Modi stack. Everything is great, except I would have preferred a little better treble clarity. 

 

I'm thinking of upgrading the stock cables to a silver cable. I heard this improves the treble a bit.

 

Any recommendations? So far, the Toxic Silver Poison 6 ft one looks pretty attractive. I heard this has a very long wait time? I'm based in the US. Are there any other cables that wil give me better bang-for-buck? Thanks.

post #15350 of 20087
You can get Moon Audio Silver Dragon
post #15351 of 20087

I used the Moon Audio Silver Dragon on my LCD2 r1.  I found it to do exactly as you looking for.  Was a tough product too, I lugged it everywhere with me and never had any issues with durability.

post #15352 of 20087
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Originally Posted by jamesino View Post
 

I'm currently listening to FLACs on my computer with the HD 650s through a Magni/Modi stack. Everything is great, except I would have preferred a little better treble clarity. 

 

I'm thinking of upgrading the stock cables to a silver cable. I heard this improves the treble a bit.

 

Any recommendations? So far, the Toxic Silver Poison 6 ft one looks pretty attractive. I heard this has a very long wait time? I'm based in the US. Are there any other cables that wil give me better bang-for-buck? Thanks.

 

The cable could improve the treble just a bit, and you won't have a day and night change in highs. 

post #15353 of 20087

Audioquest DragonFly pairs pretty well with the HD650, it's surprising but their synergy provides a pleasant sound.

post #15354 of 20087
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The cable could improve the treble just a bit, and you won't have a day and night change in highs. 

 

that BIT is the MAGIC .... 

a little artisansalt to finish that dish. 

post #15355 of 20087
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that BIT is the MAGIC .... 

a little artisansalt to finish that dish. 

 

That BIT could be a MAGIC, depends to the expectation of the MAGIC. ;) 

post #15356 of 20087
K guys, let's stop it right there. I smell another cable debate here.
post #15357 of 20087
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Originally Posted by jamesino View Post
 

I'm currently listening to FLACs on my computer with the HD 650s through a Magni/Modi stack. Everything is great, except I would have preferred a little better treble clarity. 

 

I'm thinking of upgrading the stock cables to a silver cable. I heard this improves the treble a bit.

 

Any recommendations? So far, the Toxic Silver Poison 6 ft one looks pretty attractive. I heard this has a very long wait time? I'm based in the US. Are there any other cables that wil give me better bang-for-buck? Thanks.

 

For the price of a Silver Poison cable you could purchase another headphone to compliment the HD650.

 

Or - if you must sink more funds into your HD650 rig - you could sell the Magni and add what you would've spent on a cable towards a BH Crack.

 

Another option would be to address your source. Offload the Modi and pay the difference for an Uber Bifrost. This will set a good foundation for other upgrades down the path.

 

You'll get more tangible improvements with these options. An overpriced cable for your entry level setup is a waste IMO.


Edited by olor1n - 1/21/14 at 6:46am
post #15358 of 20087

Cable can improve the clarity a bit, but your talking about that last 1%.  I agree with the above, upgrade the amp or dac before playing with cables.  A crack would be a different ball game compared to a Magni, and by far make the biggest difference for $ spent.

 

Having said that i use my HD650 with a Bottlehead S.E.X. via an upgraded cable running balanced with an XLR connector.  The biggest improvement for clarity/treble is to take them off and put my Grados on:popcorn: 

post #15359 of 20087
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Originally Posted by jamesino View Post
 

I'm currently listening to FLACs on my computer with the HD 650s through a Magni/Modi stack. Everything is great, except I would have preferred a little better treble clarity. 

 

I'm thinking of upgrading the stock cables to a silver cable. I heard this improves the treble a bit.

 

Any recommendations? So far, the Toxic Silver Poison 6 ft one looks pretty attractive. I heard this has a very long wait time? I'm based in the US. Are there any other cables that wil give me better bang-for-buck? Thanks.

 

For the price of a Silver Poison cable you could purchase another headphone to compliment the HD650.

 

Or - if you must sink more funds into your HD650 rig - you could sell the Magni and add what you would've spent on a cable towards a BH Crack.

 

Another option would be to address your source. Offload the Modi and pay the difference for an Uber Bifrost. This will set a good foundation for other upgrades down the path.

 

You'll get more tangible improvements with these options. An overpriced cable for your entry level setup is a waste IMO.


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Originally Posted by mcandmar View Post

Cable can improve the clarity a bit, but your talking about that last 1%.  I agree with the above, upgrade the amp or dac before playing with cables.  A crack would be a different ball game compared to a Magni, and by far make the biggest difference for $ spent.

 

Having said that i use my HD650 with a Bottlehead S.E.X. via an upgraded cable running balanced with an XLR connector.  The biggest improvement for clarity/treble is to take them off and put my Grados on:popcorn: 

Completely agree but prefer DacMagic Plus over Bifrost Uber with S.E.X.
post #15360 of 20087
i like the cans. it sounds relaxing and enjoyble
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