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post #17401 of 36822
I haven't found any genre that the 650's can't deal with but they're particularly good with sparse recordings like jazz, folk & country.

Incidentally, I can't say I've ever been much of a Grace Jones fan but her album, "Hurricane" sounds absolutely incredible on the Senn's. The production values are through the roof! The music is terrific too. All-in it's a fantastic showing off album.
post #17402 of 36822

Hey all,

 

I have had the HD650 for a month now (what an upgrade from my Beyers DT990! - much more to my sonic preferences) and while amazed by the sound - amped by Schiit Magni, something was not quite right to my ears. I have therefore spent some $ and got a nice hybrid amp from Slovakia - Canor TP-10. What a world of difference! The highs are now nice and sparkly, the lows are much more refined and tightened up. I was very skeptical before the purchase, was debating it for quite a while, but oh man, the HD650's really do need a good amp to make them shine. 

 

This is my endgame I believe, there is nothing in the sound that makes me feel like I'm missing out and needing an upgrade. Maybe later I'll upgrade my PC soundcard to a high-end model to improve the DAC, but that will happen in the distant future. 

 

Now let me get back to this:

 

 

Cheers!


Edited by kupco - 5/11/14 at 1:37pm
post #17403 of 36822

Congrats on the 650's!! Just sit back and enjoy them. They will work for just about any type of music. 

post #17404 of 36822
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Congrats on the 650's!! Just sit back and enjoy them. They will work for just about any type of music. 

+1 

 

I've gone back to them this past week; with my Trafomatic Experience Head One HPamp = sublime !

post #17405 of 36822

One of the things I like most about the 650's so far is if you have music that isn't the most well recorded, that's perfectly fine and the 650's will give them the treatment they deserve and sound good! But if you throw a finely made production, the 650's have the ability to give you an experience that is special. So much versatility! I'm not saying they are the best at some genres, but they are way more versatile than I expected. Still in awe at how well electropop does with them.

post #17406 of 36822
I totally agree. It's also the first headphones I've owned where I'll listen to literally anything, all the way through.
post #17407 of 36822
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Still in awe at how well electropop does with them.

This is the headphone for me. I should be getting one by the beginning of July since I've finally got a job. 

post #17408 of 36822

Nice!! What kind of amp do you plan to use?

post #17409 of 36822
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Nice!! What kind of amp do you plan to use?

I'm going to try them out of my receiver and see if they sound fine but would a Schitt Vali be enough? I was planning on that. Something under $200 would be great, or I can just wait for Christmas to get something even better. 


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 5/12/14 at 5:22am
post #17410 of 36822
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I totally agree. It's also the first headphones I've owned where I'll listen to literally anything, all the way through.

 

You're welcome. ;)

post #17411 of 36822
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I'm going to try them out of my receiver and see if they sound fine but would a Schitt Vali be enough? I was planning on that. Something under $200 would be great, or I can just wait for Christmas to get something even better. 

 

The older receivers work well (70's), but I've heard some newer receivers that sounded quite good also. You'll have to give it a listen. Some receivers that put out too much wattage will give the 650's some hiss in the background. This can be remedied with an attenuator. 

 

The Vali is a good pairing. The Asgard 2 is also good but is a bit over your budget. 

post #17412 of 36822
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I'm going to try them out of my receiver and see if they sound fine but would a Schitt Vali be enough? I was planning on that. Something under $200 would be great, or I can just wait for Christmas to get something even better. 

Schiit Vali works very well.
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I'm going to try them out of my receiver and see if they sound fine but would a Schitt Vali be enough? I was planning on that. Something under $200 would be great, or I can just wait for Christmas to get something even better. 


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post #17414 of 36822

Looking to maybe see if I want these. 

 

I'm kind of choking on the price a little though... $499 for headphones and that's not including the price of a DAC or amp. Any thoughts on the total $$$ needed to get a decent setup? A friend recommended to me the $99 Schiit amp and DAC combo. 

 

And also, can anyone comment on how good iTunes AAC files will sound out of the HD650s? Or would it be necessary for me to replace all of the tracks I have of them with lossless?

post #17415 of 36822
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Originally Posted by Xeculus View Post
 

Looking to maybe see if I want these. 

 

I'm kind of choking on the price a little though... $499 for headphones and that's not including the price of a DAC or amp. Any thoughts on the total $$$ needed to get a decent setup? A friend recommended to me the $99 Schiit amp and DAC combo. 

 

And also, can anyone comment on how good iTunes AAC files will sound out of the HD650s? Or would it be necessary for me to replace all of the tracks I have of them with lossless?

 

The 650 do lesser music better than most, so you'd be fine there. Best budget setup would be the Vali. Best setup that I've heard period is the Crack amp...IMO. As far as dac goes, the odac is quite decent on a budget but the bifrost is special. 

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