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Originally Posted by christobit View Post
 

Dear Experts, Afficianados and Enthusiasts, I am the proud owner of a HD650 for about 3 years now - and enjoy it thoroughly (though I frequently switch to HD595 for a polar opposite immersive experience :) ).  I use it mated with an iPod Classic LOD to Headroom Micro-Amp / JDS Labs O2 amps, and only use high quality bit rate inputs/ALAC.

 

I have been reading tons of material about how well tube amps complete the union with the 650.  Have narrowed down to Schiit Valhalla.  My question is - am I really going to experience a wow factor difference before i drop down the 400 bucks?  All views and as many as possible welcome.  Thanks and happy listening!  Chris.

 

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:

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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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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

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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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

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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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

 

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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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

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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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

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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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

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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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post

... 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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