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Every Grado I've ever gotten rid of/auditioned I haven't missed. They've never been my cup 'o tea except maybe teh RS1. It's that flexibility from the HD 650 that makes it hard for me to imagine ever getting rid of them. I've yet to find a headphone where I can confidently say that it's a clear replacement for my HD 650. I always go back to them.

 

Yeah, if I make it to that Charlotte meet, I'm very curious to try out the HD800.  I still need to get a dedicated DAC, too.  And I really loved the SR325i's.  If I try another Grado, though, it'll have to be much warmer...and just as comfy...haha.

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Yeah, if I make it to that Charlotte meet, I'm very curious to try out the HD800.  I still need to get a dedicated DAC, too.  And I really loved the SR325i's.  If I try another Grado, though, it'll have to be much warmer...and just as comfy...haha.

 

I think you'd like the RS1 then. I found them much smoother and a lot less bright than the SR325. I believe someone at the Charlotte meet is also bringing an RS1, so you'll get to try both! HD 800 is great, but if I owned it, I would still keep my HD 650 for sure...they are VERY different headphones.

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I think you'd like the RS1 then. I found them much smoother and a lot less bright than the SR325. I believe someone at the Charlotte meet is also bringing an RS1, so you'll get to try both! HD 800 is great, but if I owned it, I would still keep my HD 650 for sure...they are VERY different headphones.

 

Yeah, I noticed that, too.  And you're right, from what I hear of the HD800, it's an acquired taste.  The good thing about meets, is it is probably a lot easier to be unbiased in impressions because you're not pressured into that 'I bought, so I've gotta somewhat like it' criteria.  Not saying everyone is like that, but you know there is nothing more disappointing than being unhappy with an expensive audio purchase :p.

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Is the FioE09K enough to power the HD 650s? I have a emotiva mini that I just got for my HE-4's, and I was justwondering if I should keep the E09K or use it with my emotiva mini if that is okay.
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sharing my rig...

 

audirvana player > iMac (mid2011) > schiit modi > burson ha-160 > hd650 (stock cables)...

 

SWEET!

 

 

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Is the FioE09K enough to power the HD 650s? I have a emotiva mini that I just got for my HE-4's, and I was justwondering if I should keep the E09K or use it with my emotiva mini if that is okay.

 

Is it enough power...yes. Does it make a good pairing...not so much IMO. 

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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 


Every Grado I've ever gotten rid of/auditioned I haven't missed. They've never been my cup 'o tea except maybe teh RS1. It's that flexibility from the HD 650 that makes it hard for me to imagine ever getting rid of them. I've yet to find a headphone where I can confidently say that it's a clear replacement for my HD 650. I always go back to them.

It's comments and testimonies like these that really convinces me that I should just build a system around the HD650, than to hunt around for new headphones :wink_face:, especially when what I listen to hugely depends on my mood, time of day, current trends, and the weather forecast (I wish I was joking).

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Yeah, I noticed that, too.  And you're right, from what I hear of the HD800, it's an acquired taste.  The good thing about meets, is it is probably a lot easier to be unbiased in impressions because you're not pressured into that 'I bought, so I've gotta somewhat like it' criteria.  Not saying everyone is like that, but you know there is nothing more disappointing than being unhappy with an expensive audio purchase :p.


It wasn't an acquired taste for me, the second I put on a pair, I knew I had to have some. Don't have any yet but it is tax refund time and I am ready.

   As for the HD650, I flip back and forth between that and my HD600's I would have to say that in fact, whichever pair I have on is my favorite at that moment. I like the 600 for critical listening but the 650 does something to the music I can not describe, makes it more enjoyable is all I can say. I have one other headphone that does the exact same thing, and that is my HD580's.


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Yeah, I didn't care for the Grado SR325i out of the Asgard 2 so much that I sold them.  Bright amp and bright headphones normally don't match too well; at least in my opinion.  However, I can't say that I miss the Grado's all that much.  The HD650 is so flexible, I haven't found anything that I don't enjoy on them.  This includes EDM, too.

 

I have the HF-2s for that exact reason.  It might be the bassiest Grado out there, which isn't saying much....

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I used to love Fiio e10, e7, e17 with denon d2000, d5000, triple fi 10, ue900. But with Sennheiser HD 650, whole fiio range fails. Currently I am trying Dragonfly 1.0c and 1.2 they sound much better with Sennheiser HD 650. I
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

 

I like the 600 for critical listening but the 650 does something to the music I can not describe, makes it more enjoyable is all I can say.

 

Vs the 600: the 650 is slightly warmer.. but is more resolving, possesses a larger soundstage (in depth, width, and height), boasts better extension (in both directions), features noticeably better dynamics and texturing ability (especially through the bass.. and that's not the slightly enhanced midbass talking, btw).. a midrange that I found even more captivating than the 600's midrange.. and despite the 650's treble being (comparatively) shelved down.. it's smoother, more detailed through the upper frequencies.

 

That's the magic, bud.

 

:wink_face:

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Originally Posted by JacobLee89 View Post
... especially when what I listen to hugely depends on my mood, time of day, current trends, and the weather forecast (I wish I was joking).

You too?

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Originally Posted by paruchuribros View Post

I used to love Fiio e10, e7, e17 with denon d2000, d5000, triple fi 10, ue900. But with Sennheiser HD 650, whole fiio range fails. Currently I am trying Dragonfly 1.0c and 1.2 they sound much better with Sennheiser HD 650. I

 

+1  The DragonFly pairs very well with HD650.

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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

 

Vs the 600: the 650 is slightly warmer.. but is more resolving, possesses a larger soundstage (in depth, width, and height), boasts better extension (in both directions), features noticeably better dynamics and texturing ability (especially through the bass.. and that's not the slightly enhanced midbass talking, btw).. a midrange that I found even more captivating than the 600's midrange.. and despite the 650's treble being (comparatively) shelved down.. it's smoother, more detailed through the upper frequencies.

 

That's the magic, bud.

 

:wink_face:

 

^^ This...the 650 presents a very layered and rich. As soon as I put them on, I start listening and enjoying the music instead of analyzing the sound of hp's reproduce. 

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sharing my rig...

 

audirvana player > iMac (mid2011) > schiit modi > burson ha-160 > hd650 (stock cables)...

 

SWEET!

 

 

 

 

ah hd650 my first true high-end headphones, remember the first day i got em 5 years ago, music ! now after these 5 years together, and many other flagships, in terms of music enjoyment, they are always there to amaze and make me feel like the first time, once a flagship, always a flagship !

 

these must be the best 2nd hand can bargain, mine still looks like new ! ~more or less...  sound even better tho... mind you...

 

can't wait for my conductor to arrive, and plug them in, and yes take some photos too, love that contrast !

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