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.