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T______________________________________T I've finally come across the money to get a pair of HD650s and lo and behold, they shoot right back to $500 by the time I'm ready to buy a pair and my plane ticket back home shot up $150 making the purchase impossible. *sigh* now what to do, what to do. I need a new headphone too (my M50's kicked the bucket about a month ago.
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There are actually quite a few pairs in the FS section that are <$350. In fact if you're patient amazon warehouse deals might have them again for $280, which was where I got mine a week ago.

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Maybe! I think the longest I could probably hold out is a few weeks. I'll be home by then and I've been too long without a headphone.
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They might as well rename the speedball to get this or else.

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You can find some pretty good deals for HD 650's on ebay. I bought mine used "like new" for a little over $300 US,

two weeks ago

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I have my crack w/sb and upgraded caps FS if any has interest pm me. 

 

You have to be kidding me...

 

You might want to delete the 1857 posts about how "end game" the crack w/ speedball...

 

Got a good chuckle out of this. Maybe we can get have our dedicated HD650 thread back? ;)

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You shouldn't ditch HD650 but getting a tube amp to drive is the way to go

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Oh I won't be, but a HD600 on a nice tube amp sounds damn good. However, I prefer the HD650 sound paired with solid state better.
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post

T______________________________________T I've finally come across the money to get a pair of HD650s and lo and behold, they shoot right back to $500 by the time I'm ready to buy a pair and my plane ticket back home shot up $150 making the purchase impossible. *sigh* now what to do, what to do. I need a new headphone too (my M50's kicked the bucket about a month ago.

 

Try RazorDog Audio.  The owner is a member here, and will often do quiet deals.  Reach out to him.  And yes, he's an authorized Senn dealer...

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How big a difference would it be moving on from Modi/Vali to Bitfrost/Crack with Speedball? Even now I'm having a hard time to get anything productive done after I turn the music on. My coffee has turned cold again.. 

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How big a difference would it be moving on from Modi/Vali to Bitfrost/Crack with Speedball? Even now I'm having a hard time to get anything productive done after I turn the music on. My coffee has turned cold again.. 

I get the same with my ODAC/O2. I should use a Thermos flask.
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Got a good chuckle out of this. Maybe we can get have our dedicated HD650 thread back? ;)

 

The ONLY product I've been faithful to is the hd650, period. It's the only piece of gear that I purchased and haven't sold.  And the truth is, if I had to sell it to be able to get a Stax setup...then I'd sell it. If I don't sell the Crack, it wouldn't bother me in the least. It would just mean that I would have to pass on one of the new planars that I want to try out. 

 

Glad I gave you a chuckle though. ;)

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My coffee has turned cold again.. 

Ha! This has happened to me so many times smily_headphones1.gif
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My brother is picking up a second hand hd650 for me, but I won't get to listen for 4 weeks :eek: as I'm going to be on holiday, cannot wait!

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Try RazorDog Audio.  The owner is a member here, and will often do quiet deals.  Reach out to him.  And yes, he's an authorized Senn dealer...

 

Agreed; got my HD600 from there and shipping was fast.  Thought I had a problem with the headphone itself, but ended up not.  Needless to say, emailing Brian got a response back very quick (less than 24 hours).

 

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How big a difference would it be moving on from Modi/Vali to Bitfrost/Crack with Speedball? Even now I'm having a hard time to get anything productive done after I turn the music on. My coffee has turned cold again.. 

 

It depends on the sound you're looking to get.  The Modi and Vali probably balance each other out, probably.  The Modi is fairly bright, so any warmth the Vali brings to the table is going to nearly be counter-acted by the Modi.  Matt would be perfect on telling you how the Birfost+Crack combo is, though.

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I find some of the superlux HD668B vs HD650 comments disturbing:

 

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I also happen to have Sennheiser HD650 so I'm not totally alien to higher quality headphones. While HD650 does have more air in their presentation (music seems to be "far") than Superlux, I still like the frequency response of Superlux more. HD650 has slightly worse bass and roll-off of highs is starting to get very obvious when you get used to more tonally balanced sound. 

 

Call me crazy, but I recently packed my HD650 back to it's retail box on top of my bookshelf. Seriously thinking if I should sell them or just keep them for another pair of different sound.

 

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Just sold my HD650's because of them.  For 1/10th of the cost I've got (to my ears) better mid/high performance, separation of instruments/vocals, insight into music, clamping force (as in less for my BIG old head!!) and less worry about damaging them.

 

As good as the best?  Not sure, but now I don't want to find out.

 

Bear in mind i could have had the superlux for less than 35$! :blink:

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