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I was just on the Bottlehead site, and noticed their newly-introduced headphone. Have I completely missed the boat on these, or are they brand new?

 

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There has been a small buzz for a few weeks. Honestly, I don't have much interest in them. I believe that simply a modified monoprice hp. 

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There has been a small buzz for a few weeks. Honestly, I don't have much interest in them. I believe that simply a modified monoprice hp. 


They are, and the price looks a little steep for that, but I might try them out if they get decent reviews. I trust BH to not screw us over on pricing, so it must be worth something.

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I really don't think Bottelhead could make enough of an improvement to justify triple the price of these headphones. I mean you can get them for 30.00 bucks on Amazon.

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Um...look at what Mr. Speakers and others have done with the t50rp. ;) 

 

That being said, they are not for me. 

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Has anyone here successfully upgraded FROM hd-650's?  If so, what did you end up with?

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I have not heard any better amp for the 650 than the Bottle Crack. If you have no diy skill, I'd find someone who does and ask them to build it for you. That's what I did. :biggrin:

 

I see you have the Lyr also.  I have a Lyr and love it... but would be open to getting a BHC if they're really that much better for the HD650's than the Lyr.

 

Let me know... my trigger finger is itching :)

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Has anyone here successfully upgraded FROM hd-650's?  If so, what did you end up with?

I ended up with the Hifiman HE-6

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I ended up with the Hifiman HE-6

happy with them?  also, aren't those pretty hard to drive?  what are you driving them with? 

 

since they're so cheap, I picked up some HE-400's and am unhappy with them.  the treble sounds like it's echo'ing in side the cup, like i'm wearing a plastic football helmet or something.  I know they're known to be pretty colored, so that probably has a lot to do with it

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I see you have the Lyr also.  I have a Lyr and love it... but would be open to getting a BHC if they're really that much better for the HD650's than the Lyr.

 

Let me know... my trigger finger is itching :)


Just trust Matt and go with it =P. My friend has both lyr and BHC... after some listening at his place... BHC wins hands down in ALL respects.

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happy with them?  also, aren't those pretty hard to drive?  what are you driving them with? 

 

since they're so cheap, I picked up some HE-400's and am unhappy with them.  the treble sounds like it's echo'ing in side the cup, like i'm wearing a plastic football helmet or something.  I know they're known to be pretty colored, so that probably has a lot to do with it

Very happy with them. Loads of separation and clarity, very nice bass (not over emphasized but very smooth, tight, and well extended), the sort of thick mids that I like in a headphone (kinda reminds me of the 650s at times), and a good amount of treble that's nice and sparkly without being bright at all. I'd say they're very flat. Nothing is emphasized at all. 

 

They are tricky to drive. I'm using a Temple Audio Bantam Gold which is a 25 WPC speaker amp. It also works very nicely with the 650s. Basically the process is you get a balanced cable and an xlr to speaker taps adapter and then hook it up directly to the speaker taps.

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Has anyone here successfully upgraded FROM hd-650's?  If so, what did you end up with?

 

I ended up with Ms-Pros, surprisingly similar in sound, just a bit more neutral, and a bit more detailed. Its more like moving from the back of the auditorium to the middle bringing you that bit closer to the music.

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I kind of want to try the BHC...but I must tell you, the synergy with the Mad Ear+HD is off the hook  :D

... same goes for the darkvoice 337 with output transformers, the sub bass extension is insane.  Deeper than any of my other cans.  Surprisingly I have turn the volume down a little when I go from the K701 to the HD650.  I always thought the 701 would be easier to drive at 65 ohms... weird.

 

Floyd DSOTM swirling around in my head as I type this..... Whhhoaaaah!!

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... same goes for the darkvoice 337 with output transformers, the sub bass extension is insane.  Deeper than any of my other cans.  Surprisingly I have turn the volume down a little when I go from the K701 to the HD650.  I always thought the 701 would be easier to drive at 65 ohms... weird.

Floyd DSOTM swirling around in my head as I type this..... Whhhoaaaah!!
You got your HD 650 drivers then? I got mine and I might be liking them more than the HD 600s...
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Has anyone here successfully upgraded FROM hd-650's?  If so, what did you end up with?

 

I went with the T1's, I wasn't looking to upgrade, but was offered a used mint condition T1 at a price I could not say no to, so a impulse buy on my part, I had the BH Crack on order at the time for my 650's and there was some buzz going on about how well the T1's paired with the Crack at the time which was the tipping point, so I snapped them up quick.

 

All the positive comments about the pairing are spot on both phones have a very good synergy with the Crack.

 

If you like the 650 chances are you will love the T1's but don't expect them to wow you with a quick listen.


Edited by JamieMcC - 3/7/14 at 12:48am
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