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I'm considering a BH crack to see what the coloured tube sound is all about . I admit I strive for clean accurate playback system to capture the original recording, but...., I prefer a warmer sounding recording so I think tubes will tilt my music collection to my preference. This means I can have solid state for transparency and tubes for personal preference. My only concern about the BH is that maybe the love for it's 'sound' is more of a bias because you personally made it? It's like your baby ? Is the 'synergy' really as dramatic as has been described or is it an emotional reaction to something you have built? This is a genuine thought process please don't read this the wrong way.
James.
Edited by James-uk - 2/9/14 at 3:50pm
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Well it sure looks like this is turning into a bhc fan boy site.

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I'm considering a BH crack to see what the coloured tube sound is all about . I admit I strive for clean accurate playback system to capture the original recording, but...., I prefer a warmer sounding recording so I think tubes will tilt my music collection to my preference. This means I can have solid state for transparency and tubes for personal preference. My only concern about the BH is that maybe the love for it's 'sound' is more of a bias because you personally made it? It's like your baby ? Is the 'synergy' really as dramatic as has been described or is it an emotional reaction to something you have built? This is a genuine thought process please don't read this this the wrong way.
James.

 

How the Crack sounds is going to come as quiet a surprise to you.

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Well it sure looks like this is turning into a bhc fan boy site.


I don't own the crack.  From my observations, the Cracks initial design, was in fact centered around the HD600/650 - so no surprises if it gets brought up a lot in the thread for a headphone it was designed for.

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You're are certainly right. BUT...my point is that this is an appreciation thread for the 650 and maybe not the best place to make claims about the 598 being a better all round hp. 


I was thinking that there was a difference between an "appreciation" site and a "fan" site,  and where else would a reply be made?:wink_face:

 

Personally I think he should go straight to the HD650 and not waste money on the journey to it like I did :bigsmile_face:

 

(and pleeease someone tell me if I love HD650 I won't like HD800, because some ads/prices I've seen lately have me wavering, noooo!)

If you don't like much wider soundstage then HD800 are not for you but since it gives me better instruments separation and details retrieval I definitely enjoying HD800
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How the Crack sounds is going to come as quiet a surprise to you.
Has anyone measured the crack and published the results? If I could see the data I might have a better understating of what pleasing 'distortion' is at play. My guess is that high output impedance is the biggest factor at play? What is the output impedance of the crack?
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Has anyone measured the crack and published the results? If I could see the data I might have a better understating of what pleasing 'distortion' is at play. My guess is that high output impedance is the biggest factor at play? What is the output impedance of the crack?

 

What, afraid of "coloring" the music...this coming from someone that likes a wonky sounding headphone that is far from neutral.

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The crack is tailor made for 300 ohm impedance hp's. I think that many would be surprised at the sound stage and speed of the hd650 on the crack (two things that the 650 is not known to exceed in). 

 

The boys at bottlehead would be smart to start a crack tour. I believe that they would see there sales soar. :biggrin:

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I am considering an "upgrade" from my HD650's. I love the all around great sound across most genres that the HD650's and I was wondering what I could move up to that was similar to the HD650, but "better". I guess I'd say the 650's hit the sweet spot in it's pricerange and even reasonably above it, but I presume there must be a HP at the $1000-1300 that is just as capable across a a large group of music genres? I don't want anything massively difficult to drive. I have a O2 Amp, and Odac, and also a crackamp (about to install the speedball upgrade).
HD800 all the way.
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Especially since you have Crack
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What, afraid of "coloring" the music...this coming from someone that likes a wonky sounding headphone that is far from neutral.
Wonky sounding headphone? FR of headphones should be 'wonky' to sound neutral. Speakers have Flat FR and the room/ space between them and our ears effects the FR. Therefore HP need to mimic this response. A flat FR headphone would sound awful !!!!!!!
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The crack is tailor made for 300 ohm impedance hp's. I think that many would be surprised at the sound stage and speed of the hd650 on the crack (two things that the 650 is not known to exceed in). 

 

The boys at bottlehead would be smart to start a crack tour. I believe that they would see there sales soar. :biggrin:

I wonder if they'll *tour* towards the UK :D. Maybe I could smooth talk them into some discounts..

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Wonky sounding headphone? FR of headphones should be 'wonky' to sound neutral. Speakers have Flat FR and the room/ space between them and our ears effects the FR. Therefore HP need to mimic this response. A flat FR headphone would sound awful !!!!!!!

 

Yeah, a boosted treble would be even worse.  Why even consider purchase a crack when you can just listen to the bass on your HD800 for what distortion sounds like.  :rolleyes:

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T1 or LCD2...considering your amps...T1 it is then...congratulations!  ;)

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HD800 all the way.

 

The HD800s are great (all the way) but I never consider them an upgrade from the HD650 for somebody who like the HD650's sound signature. 

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Okay, here is the tip of the day. Grab your 650's, get comfy in your recliner, grab a tall cold beverage, fire up your amp (hopefully crack), cue up Muddy Waters: Folk Singer (24/96)...prepare for your world to be rocked!! :eek:

 

Some is one of the best blues albums ever recorded, period...done. (pouring myself another tall cold beverage) I think I've reached the promised land boys. :biggrin:

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