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ughgh I'm so excited! I want them so badly >_<. I think every day I just go look up stuff about the HD650 and get myself excited. I was looking at what people think of Michael Jackson and J-pop on the HD650's today. I used to be discouraged sometimes about the headphone when it came to detail because people and the whole "veil" thing but nowadays I just hear that the HD650 is quite detailed, it's just it doesn't present all of them in your face like some brighter cans will do. Then again, I'm coming from an Audio Technica M50, so the level of detail is vastly increased from that alone!

 

I also remember some time ago, an HD650 owner here who wanted to sell his (he was a russian fellow I believe) was at a meet and I let him use his HD650's on my amp and he loved it. Maybe I'll be in luck. I also remembering the guy who made my amp tuned it using an HD650 or HD600 as well.

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I recently took delivery of the HD650.  I have a mess of other headphones (see sig).  I can tell you, without a doubt, there is no veil and they are very detailed.  The whole veil and "creamy butter" sound is greatly overblown.  These very clear and musical headphones.

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@hodgjy I saw the you used to own the D1. Did you ever get the chance to try the two together? How did you like it?

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I've found that every other headphone I've owned is good for something & bad for something else. Not so with the 650's, they're good at everything. Perhaps I just find the tonal balance more to my taste but there's an inherent musicality in these that has transformed the way I listen.

I used to stick some music on and think "I wonder what this sounds like on my Q701's" and play a couple of tracks before moving on to something else. With the Senn's I just stick music on & forget about everything else. Whole albums go by, then it's time for bed.

I can also state for a fact that, while I've suspected it to be a factor in other past components, burn-in is absolutely essential to the 650's sound. I liked them from the get-go but they sound incredible after around 200 hours.

All this is via my ODAC/O2 combo.
post #17210 of 19427

Anyone heard the Oppo PM1, and still prefer the hd650 over it? 

post #17211 of 19427
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Anyone heard the Oppo PM1, and still prefer the hd650 over it? 
I'd be interested also!
post #17212 of 19427
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ughgh I'm so excited! I want them so badly >_<. I think every day I just go look up stuff about the HD650 and get myself excited. I was looking at what people think of Michael Jackson and J-pop on the HD650's today. I used to be discouraged sometimes about the headphone when it came to detail because people and the whole "veil" thing but nowadays I just hear that the HD650 is quite detailed, it's just it doesn't present all of them in your face like some brighter cans will do. Then again, I'm coming from an Audio Technica M50, so the level of detail is vastly increased from that alone!

 

I also remember some time ago, an HD650 owner here who wanted to sell his (he was a russian fellow I believe) was at a meet and I let him use his HD650's on my amp and he loved it. Maybe I'll be in luck. I also remembering the guy who made my amp tuned it using an HD650 or HD600 as well.

 

If you like the 650, then you love the 650.  And I tend to believe there is an adjustment period with these headphones, because they are not like any other headphone.  Some would call it "break in/burn in", but it might just be us who are the ones adjusting.  I most like have around 300-400 hours on mine, so if burn in occurred, I'm there.  Either way, I'm quite sure you'll be satisfied with your purchase...

post #17213 of 19427

Regarding the cables I have found something that looks good and its not as expensive. I want to get IC and headphone cable. 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pure-Solid-Silver-Sennheiser-HD580-HD600-HD650-upgrade-cable-2m-/171307014084?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item27e2b197c4

 

What do u guys think about it ? Is it worth purchasing ? 

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Regarding the cables I have found something that looks good and its not as expensive. I want to get IC and headphone cable. 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pure-Solid-Silver-Sennheiser-HD580-HD600-HD650-upgrade-cable-2m-/171307014084?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item27e2b197c4

What do u guys think about it ? Is it worth purchasing ? 

It may well be good value but I have no knowledge of the product. There's also this...

http://forzaaudioworks.com/en/product.php?id_product=74
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Has anyone got an opinion on whether the Schiit Lyr is a better investment than the Valhalla? I want to try valves but I'm kinda out of my depth. Ideally I'd like to hear from anyone who can also compare either of the above with the O2.
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I have never heard the Lyr personally......but I know Matt has had this amp a few times....maybe he can help.......my understanding is this is a great amp for many headphones.

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I believe that's true. I've read that although the Valhalla sounds good paired with the 650's it's limited in its choice of valves and therefore not always a good match for other headphones. Hmm....
post #17218 of 19427
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

Anyone heard the Oppo PM1, and still prefer the hd650 over it? 

 

 

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I'd be interested also!

 

I'll have the pm-1 tomorrow and will report back. 

post #17219 of 19427
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

I have never heard the Lyr personally......but I know Matt has had this amp a few times....maybe he can help.......my understanding is this is a great amp for many headphones.

 

The lyr is a very good amp and pairs well with the 650...very well. But consider that the lyr runs $475 shipped and you MuST roll in a decent set of tubes that will go about $50, so $525. If you are willing to build the crack kit or have someone build it for you, you can get a better pairing for less. Kit =$300 shipped plus the Tung sol 5998 will run about $375. That's an amazing deal when you consider the places it will take the 650. 

 

Both amps are very good choices and my two personal favorites.

 

The lyr is built like a tank with no maintanence required and has the option to roll in some nice tubes to flavor the sound to your liking. The lyr will also do a great job with other hp's especially planar mags. 

 

The Crack is special though and seems like it may have been build exclusively for the 650. IMO it is a clearly and appreciable better choice for the 650. But it will not have the flexibility to drive other hp's, especially planar mags, like the lyr. 

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