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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post
 

A Maverick D1. Not the most popular amp/dac combo :p

 

I don't know what your budget is.  But, I would say buy the most amp you can afford, and use the D1 as your DAC only for now.  Then live with your setup a while, and decide is a DAC upgrade is necessary.

 

Do you have an amount to spend in mind?

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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

I don't know what your budget is.  But, I would say buy the most amp you can afford, and use the D1 as your DAC only for now.  Then live with your setup a while, and decide is a DAC upgrade is necessary.

Do you have an amount to spend in mind?

I don't really know honestly. The D1 was $220 and the headphones retail for $400-500 do I'd at least be willing to go up in that same range cost of $400-500.
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post

I have Modi/Vali combo, and I wasn't supposed to upgrade anything for awhile, but ran into a pretty sweet deal of used HRT Music Streamer II Plus, and I just couldn't pass it up. wink.gif
So I guess the Crack is up next, huh. biggrin.gif
If you're looking to sell your combo I might be interested. Seems like Modi/Vali is good value for the money.

I have only listened to my 650 through my old Onkyo reciever yet and even if I really like how they sound I suppose they can get better.

Also only have about 20 hours on them so I hope they will improve with more hours even if I keep listening through my reciever for a while.
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I wonder how many wow moments I'll get to have my first few days with this. I have heard it before but the environment was loud and I was unable to listen for too long. I basically don't remember how they sound lol
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Initially? They sound like big sharp spiky things, slowly emerging from the viscous syrup of bass. After a while, these blades are sharp, quick! Then it will envelop you.

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I just got the HD650's and I absolutely hate the cable. It is too long and very stiff. Also, the 1/4" plug means that I have to use the adapter for pretty much everything I have. Any recommendations for a decent replacement cable that doesnt cost as much as the headphones themselves? Thanks in advance..

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Only if you are DIYer
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Originally Posted by ProblemChild View Post

I just got the HD650's and I absolutely hate the cable. It is too long and very stiff. Also, the 1/4" plug means that I have to use the adapter for pretty much everything I have. Any recommendations for a decent replacement cable that doesnt cost as much as the headphones themselves? Thanks in advance..
Just deal with it . 1st world problem. Otherwise spend some money. Or cut the cable in half and attach an 1/8 jack on and run in some moisturiser to soften the cable.
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Originally Posted by ProblemChild View Post
 

I just got the HD650's and I absolutely hate the cable. It is too long and very stiff. Also, the 1/4" plug means that I have to use the adapter for pretty much everything I have. Any recommendations for a decent replacement cable that doesnt cost as much as the headphones themselves? Thanks in advance..

http://www.headfonia.com/sennheiser-hd-cables-comparison/

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I really like the HD650 cable. To each his own :)

 

It feels durable enough that I wouldn't fret over accidentally running over the cord with a chair, and the length can be really useful imho.

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Here's the one I got. It seems to be a bit stiffer than the stock cable but is built well enough.

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Originally Posted by ProblemChild View Post
 

I just got the HD650's and I absolutely hate the cable. It is too long and very stiff. Also, the 1/4" plug means that I have to use the adapter for pretty much everything I have. Any recommendations for a decent replacement cable that doesnt cost as much as the headphones themselves? Thanks in advance..

 

Not as much as the headphones....

 

http://www.btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#!/~/product/category=2609076&id=11546463

 

I've made several purchases from Brian, and I'm a very happy customer...

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I don't really know honestly. The D1 was $220 and the headphones retail for $400-500 do I'd at least be willing to go up in that same range cost of $400-500.

 

Matt's selling that BottleHead Crack.  I bet that'd be perfect for you :).  It looks beautiful, too.

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;-)
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Originally Posted by pez View Post
 

 

Matt's selling that BottleHead Crack.  I bet that'd be perfect for you :).  It looks beautiful, too.

 

Hah someone will give it a home before me I suppose. It took me 3 years to buy the HD650...it might take me another three to pair it with the amp it would love the most.

 

 

But I think partially the reason why I am so excited is because man....I remember when I first got into audio or at least saw a high end headphone online on amazon or something. This was maybe 8 years ago? I remember seeing it and back then the HD650 was lauded as quite possibly the best headphone in the world. It was a moniker you'd often hear associated with the can online. I remember imagining...what must that sound like? I wanted to hear it so bad...I wanted to see it so bad. Years later...I will finally have one. It's an actual dream come true for me and I can't be any happier about it.

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