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Given your preference towards a slightly warm tilt, I'd say that the 650 is for you. I used the 650 and he500 together and thought that they made wonderful complements to each other. 

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Given your preference towards a slightly warm tilt, I'd say that the 650 is for you. I used the 650 and he500 together and thought that they made wonderful complements to each other. 


+1!

 

Definitely go with 650 if you like warmth and smooth audio butter oozing into your ears :D HD 650 is like the bacon of audio for me.

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+1!

 

Definitely go with 650 if you like warmth and smooth audio butter oozing into your ears :D HD 650 is like the bacon of audio for me.

 

More like the chocolate of audio. ;)

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More like the chocolate of audio. ;)


GASP* chocolate dipped bacon!!! :blink: #sweetandsavoury #mindblown

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As a 650 user of some time I have been amazed by the phones ability scale well with different amps. I wondered if this holds true with the 600s also? 

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^^ Yes, I believe that it does. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Given your preference towards a slightly warm tilt, I'd say that the 650 is for you. I used the 650 and he500 together and thought that they made wonderful complements to each other. 

Great news, thanks Matt.  I was hoping you would chime in as I've seen you mention you've had both previously.  I didn't want to PM you directly to ask :)

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GASP* chocolate dipped bacon!!! :blink: #sweetandsavoury #mindblown

Or bacon chocolate chip cookies! (i've had em....if you never have, you have to try it)

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Great news, thanks Matt.  I was hoping you would chime in as I've seen you mention you've had both previously.  I didn't want to PM you directly to ask :)

Why not, no one else seems to mind. haha

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I have 20 yr old HD 560 ovation II's and they are super clear, great sound stage but lack bass if you ask me, a punch I like sometimes. I'm thinking HD 650 close to them but with bass or Momentums over ear more fun but less accurate you'd say I guess. Are the HD 650 worth $360 with no box, no original cable , new cable Clou Red JasPis cable. I can't decide that's a big jump from $240 range from where Momentums are going for

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I have 20 yr old HD 560 ovation II's and they are super clear, great sound stage but lack bass if you ask me, a punch I like sometimes. I'm thinking HD 650 close to them but with bass or Momentums over ear more fun but less accurate you'd say I guess. Are the HD 650 worth $360 with no box, no original cable , new cable Clou Red JasPis cable. I can't decide that's a big jump from $240 range from where Momentums are going for

HD650 can be found new under 400$, so I wouldn't pay 360 for a used one.

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I have 20 yr old HD 560 ovation II's and they are super clear, great sound stage but lack bass if you ask me, a punch I like sometimes. I'm thinking HD 650 close to them but with bass or Momentums over ear more fun but less accurate you'd say I guess. Are the HD 650 worth $360 with no box, no original cable , new cable Clou Red JasPis cable. I can't decide that's a big jump from $240 range from where Momentums are going for


I know the specific ad you're referring to with that cable. If you're going to invest in an aftermarket cable it makes sense financially, but you can find almost-new examples for $330 all day long if you look hard enough. Replacement earpads are something like $60, and I think the ad you were referring to was in desperate need.

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Razordog Audio sells the HD650 for $100 off. That's where I got mine. Customer service was really good too. Would definitely buy from again.
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Anyone tried the Bravo V2 with the HD-650?

I'm really loving it and surprised that it's actually listenable. Got it as a cheap toy to play with.

If you're poor and actually have an HD-650 with no budget for a more expensive amp..the Bravo V2 will do the job just fine until you can upgrade.

It has a TON of gain and only requires 5% volume..what the heck.

 

I think it sounds far better than the Schiit Vali (with the HD-650) and costs around $60. Plan on swapping out the stock tube with something else soon. People tell me the stock tube is junk but I like it. Sounds not excessively warm.

 

The soundstage is surprisingly huge for me and the mids are a bit fuller sounding (those two things USUALLY don't go together!). Strangely my brain is telling me that there is far better imaging. Everything seems much more spaced out with classical/acoustic music. The amp sounds fairly neutral and it doesn't make the HD-650 any darker really.

 

The best combo so far is a docked Ipod Touch 2G to the amp. Makes a little sense because the Ipod Touch 2G is kind of thin/lean sounding, but neutral.

 

I also got good results with the K400 which is VERY hard to drive.

 

When I tried the Modi there seemed to be a bit more low mid emphasis. The Modi doesn't have that IMO so maybe it just needed a few hours of use or my ears were tired.

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