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post #17131 of 18435

^^ You might consider:

 

*Schiit Vali

 

Or you could build a Crack for about $280

post #17132 of 18435
Welcome to Head-fi Estremo.

Is the amp for stationary or portable use? When I say portable I mean room-to-room portable as these are the wrong headphones for anything more demanding.
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Thanks for the welcome. I want most bang for the buck so I suppose stationary is the way to go. I will use these in the same spot almost all the time and if I would want to move to another room on some occasion I don't mind taking the amp with me.

 

Schiit Vali seems interesting and there's nothing not to like about the price.

post #17134 of 18435
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post
 

 

Nah, I didn't see a pair listed on their website. Should I message someone here directly about it or something?

 

Hmmm, he's dangerously low on Sennheiser items.  Odd, maybe he's getting out of the Sennheiser dealer drama?  I'd still message him considering he tries to sell them new for the price you are considering at used...

 

On a lighter note, if I can ever afford my dream LCD-XCs, I'll be able to get them from Razordog...

post #17135 of 18435
Do you know his account name?
post #17136 of 18435

Not sure what kinda music you guys listen to, but I've got a special place in my heart for a band called Bad Veins (indie rock).

 

Got my hands on a FLAC version of their album 'The Mess We've Made', and it's sounding wonderful on my setup.

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Do you know his account name?

 

I don't remember his head-fi name, but you can email him at info.razordogaudio.com.  Just tell him your head-fi handle.

post #17138 of 18435
Ah, well something amazing did indeed just happen. I buy a lot of stuff from the book store at my school and I was talking to the guy who runs the tech side. Well you can order basically anything there vendor can get a hold of and I was talking to him about some computer stuff and told him I won't be able to buy some parts because I am about to get a pair of HD650s. He asked why I didn't buy them from him and basically explaining my situation he lowered his offer to $400 but I was basically not fond of the idea because it takes forever for it to get here. After some debate he got it down to $350 and told me that's the lowest he thinks the people higher up will let him do.

I think I just have to do this >_< its gonna take a week and a half to get here but $350...
post #17139 of 18435

That's a great price!! Go for it...

post #17140 of 18435
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

That's a great price!! Go for it...

HELL YES!!! Freakin' $350?! Definitely do it!

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What amp would you find most suitable for the 650's, Schiit Vali or the O2?

post #17142 of 18435

Vali IMO

post #17143 of 18435
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Originally Posted by Estremo View Post
 

Seeing the discussions in the last couple of pages about the prices that seems to be fair for a used pair of 650 makes me feel pretty good about spending 200 USD shipped for a pair with less than 15 hours of playing time. I am however situated in Europe and they cost about $460 new here.

 

To the point; I don't want to spend more then I gave for the headphones on an amplifier. Is it possible to get a decent amp for about $200 or less that goes well with the 650 or will the difference between one in that price range be to small compared to running them from a regular mid-ranged reciever?

 

Suggestions are highly appreciated.

 

Missed this before, but the Vali is a good option if you can get your hands on it.  I'm fond of the Asgard 2 as well :p.

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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post

Ah, well something amazing did indeed just happen. I buy a lot of stuff from the book store at my school and I was talking to the guy who runs the tech side. Well you can order basically anything there vendor can get a hold of and I was talking to him about some computer stuff and told him I won't be able to buy some parts because I am about to get a pair of HD650s. He asked why I didn't buy them from him and basically explaining my situation he lowered his offer to $400 but I was basically not fond of the idea because it takes forever for it to get here. After some debate he got it down to $350 and told me that's the lowest he thinks the people higher up will let him do.

I think I just have to do this >_< its gonna take a week and a half to get here but $350...

 

It's pretty much fate at this point....do itttt.

post #17144 of 18435
I've probably got around 200 hours on these now and I'm sure they've changed. At first the sound seemed like a thick soup, all the detail but presented in a bizarre syrupy kind of way. I use Evernote to quickly right down thoughts and reading it back is enlightening.

The sound now is far punchier. Imaging has also improved in my opinion. It's far easier now to focus in on particular strands of the music. It's hard to credit how much more comfortable the 650's are when compared to my previous best, the AKG Q701. More comfortable in every way.
post #17145 of 18435
Mine changed appreciably somewhere around 200 hours.
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