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post #15616 of 18514
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 


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.

 

I guess I'll know when I hear them :p.  I had both the HD600 and HD650 simultaneously for a while and ended up liking the HD650 for that extra thump and extension.  That and I didn't have quite enough music that was of 'fantastic' production quality.  The HD650 were more forgiving.

 

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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

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

 

Yeah, the 325i's were nice and thumpy.  I had no complaints on bass, but it could get shrill depending on the music I would play with it through the Asgard 2.

 

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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:

 

I found the HD600 to be slightly more open and airy in the treble than the HD650.  Could be the difference in sources and amping, but bass is by far spot on.

post #15617 of 18514

I just got my vali from schiit, and I feel like I prefer me E09K. My vali can only drive the HD 650 to about 11 O'clock, and then it starts getting really distorted and just not worth listening too. 

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Originally Posted by abablitz View Post
 

I just got my vali from schiit, and I feel like I prefer me E09K. My vali can only drive the HD 650 to about 11 O'clock, and then it starts getting really distorted and just not worth listening too. 

 

That's an issue with your source bud. What are you feeding into the amp?

post #15619 of 18514

...the hd650drivers are honey-coated, no?  :P

 

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there was a time when i had the BCL, Burson160, EF5 hybrid,

the one that thrilled me most was the EF5...a little tube magic :) 

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I am using the modi and laptop.
post #15621 of 18514
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Originally Posted by pez View Post
 

 

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 had the same feeling but then I went to a heaphone meet and tried out the Grado after not having them for a while and fell in love again :p it's complicated with me and Grados

post #15622 of 18514

I'm just hoping I can go to this upcoming meet and not get that upgrade-itis itch.  I really hope I don't hear a headphone I just feel I have to have.  It's gonna be dangerous...

post #15623 of 18514
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Originally Posted by Jeff Y View Post
 

I had the same feeling but then I went to a heaphone meet and tried out the Grado after not having them for a while and fell in love again :p it's complicated with me and Grados

 

one "grado" i regretted selling is the MsPro...its so captivating, like i was transported out of body momentarily in some songs,  listening to this can.

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

It depends you are talking about what kind of "Transient", Decay Transient or Attack Transient, the decay follows the attack though. 

 

ROFLMAO!  You think this is like a NASCAR or something...I think V8 Supercars are better!

 

Also, those CSD charts do not seem to tell me anything at all about what is going below 1 khz...what about Middle C?  Probably more than 70 percent (very likely much more) of the audio energy from music is below 1 khz.

 

Making general sweeping statements of a headphone with a CSD plot will inevitably lead to incorrect assumptions and conclusions...This has already occured.


Edited by SP Wild - 1/31/14 at 10:27pm
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So, I finally decided to pull the trigger on these bad boys. Let the missus be mad for a while, I don't care. My body is ready. :veryevil:

post #15626 of 18514
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

So, I finally decided to pull the trigger on these bad boys. Let the missus be mad for a while, I don't care. My body is ready. :veryevil:

 

Just have her listen to her favorite song through them.  Problem solved....gratz btw!

post #15627 of 18514

I must say that just reading about the synergy between the HD650 & BHC......this combo has slightly appeared on my radar.

post #15628 of 18514
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

So, I finally decided to pull the trigger on these bad boys. Let the missus be mad for a while, I don't care. My body is ready. :veryevil:

 

Better to ask for forgiveness, then permission.  That's what I always say...

 

...sorry gotta go, my wife has a honeydew list for me.

post #15629 of 18514
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post
 

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 !

 

my hd650 was bought bnew 6mos ago...

on the other hand, am the 2nd owner of the ha-160...

spent too many hours reading reviews to replace my magni and finally came up with this classic yet awesome amp...

nice synergy these two!

post #15630 of 18514
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Originally Posted by cswann1 View Post
 

 

Just have her listen to her favorite song through them.  Problem solved....gratz btw!

 

So true...Whenever I let girls listen to my headphones...I always break it down between the HD650 and K701 - for research sake...they have all preferred the HD650 over the K701. 

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