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post #17356 of 19163

I dunno what I'll do if my 650's don't come in tomorrow T______T. I need them!

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Originally Posted by ccash View Post
 

Burn-in log #2. Stardate, well, you can see the date.

 

I'm at 75 hours. The 3-6 kHz region is becoming pronounced to the point that they're getting a little harsh with some material at higher volumes, but this is actually a good sign to me -- it says that things are changing. The bass is slightly tightening up and becoming less mushy. Lack of treble sparkle has not changed.

 

Does this sound in line with what some of you have experienced at 50--100 hours? Of course, I could just be full of sh*t, or maybe my ears are hearing a little differently today.

 

I didn't know I was supposed to be logging my hours w/ my new 650s :L3000:

 

After, let's say 25 hours of listening, I went back to my Grado RS2i to compare recent tracks.  Wow, what a difference.  Lots of signature Grado detail, initially, but then I was quickly reaching for the volume knob to dial down the harsh, bright sound.

 

The journey...

post #17358 of 19163
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I'll make a quick post about my findings with a new pre-amp I have on loan. I'll try to keep my excitement in check as I'm pretty impressed by this one. Most of you know that I'm a big proponent of the Crack amp and feel that it is the amp to pair with the 650 if you want to extract every last bit of performance from this setup. 

 

Over the weekend I attended a small meet here in Atlanta and got to try the "Quickie" by bottlehead. The is a simple battery powered preamp that comes in a kit like all the other BH stuff. I was very skeptical about the quickie tbh. I didn't like the idea of disposable battery. And then, this may sound trite, but I didn't want to muck up my desk with more gear and more cables. 

 

The changes with the quickie came in two parts...better sound stage and improved sub bass impact. The sound stage improvement is modest but appreciable. The real change is in the sub bass. There were two of us who heard the quickie in front of the crack. I brought the 650 and he had the 600. We both had the same reaction. We couldn't believe the change. 

 

The member who brought the quickie was gracious enough to loan it to me and I'm in the process on doing some real testing at home in a quite environment. 

 

More to come...

 

I have something like this on my hd650 setup...it is a CSP2+  as a pre-amp to a dv336se

The soundstage can be altered by using the vol knob on either one of the two tubeamps :P

Loads of FUN !! 

 

( for those who have spare amps lying around, plug it into the chain n give it a whirl ) 

post #17359 of 19163
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Originally Posted by Vinylman98 View Post
 

Hi,

 

I have a question about my older pair of 650's. I have had these for about 7-8 years now

and they have the older dark colored drivers. Has anyone updated their headphones

to the new light colored driver and was there any appreciable difference?

 

Another question. Has anyone tried the HD-600 drivers? I just wanted to try

something different possibly.


Burn-In = Pads. There is no difference between the "old" and the "new" ones.

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Originally Posted by HiSenn5 View Post
 


Burn-In = Pads. There is no difference between the "old" and the "new" ones.

 

Except when you take pads out of the equation by having music or pink noise playing through the headphone while you aren't using it.  Then you can tell that pads alone don't account for the small changes that occur with burn-in.

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I listened to Gorillaz Demon Days for the first time last night through the 650's and was absolutely blown away. I listened to the album three times last night it sounded so good haha

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Loving the HD650 a lot of late. It gets just as much head time as the HD800. Haven't changed or added anything to my rig for some time now. Finally stopped thirsting for different or more... stuff. Just enjoying the music.
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

Finally stopped thirsting for different or more... stuff. Just enjoying the music.

I hear ya!

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A headphone amp upgrade for my 650's that will also power planars, when I am able to save enough $$$, seeking input. Have received good advice on the Schiit Line ( my last name is Heine so it is a natural ;-), though which amp? Others? All past, current and future advice is appreciated, though my budget is somewhat limited due to a brush with death in 2007 that left me disabled. Thanks to all!!!
post #17365 of 19163

Finally!

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post
 

Finally!

 

 

 

 

 

Ha ha, worth the wait :D

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So the 650's are a "warmer" sound and the 600's are more analytical?

 

I was about to pull the trigger on the 600's but eventually went for the HD800's which are highly analytical and I enjoy them in their own right, but I'm interested in the warmer sounding reports made of the 650's.

 

Any HD800 and 650 owners who can give an opinion as to just how warm the 650's sound in comparison?

 

Thanks :)

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Honestly don't even bother with these if you own the LCD, HE6, and HD800.

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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post
 

Finally!

 

 

 

 


How ya boy Michael Jackson sounding?  Where in NY you from?  Congrats man, I just got my 650's a couple of weeks ago.

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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

So the 650's are a "warmer" sound and the 600's are more analytical?

I was about to pull the trigger on the 600's but eventually went for the HD800's which are highly analytical and I enjoy them in their own right, but I'm interested in the warmer sounding reports made of the 650's.

Any HD800 and 650 owners who can give an opinion as to just how warm the 650's sound in comparison?

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

I own all 3 and I think the 6** complement the 800s very well. I prefer the 600s but if you want even more of a contrast to the 800s neutral / maybe slightly bright sig then the 650s will be the best option but the 600s are also warm enough to make them a good alternative. I could live with the 600s as my only HP but I couldn't do that with the 800s or 650 so that says it all really.
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