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post #17476 of 19535
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Originally Posted by DaemonSire View Post
 

I'd like to confirm the different iterations of the HD650.  Is the latest (and greatest?) one the silver screen driver?  This is the one that supposedly has better treble (less veiled) correct?

 

And it is easy to tell just by looking at the outside of the headphone into the grill right?  If you see white/silver (as opposed to the earlier black), then it is the newer version.

 

Has there just been the two - black and silver/white?

Yes the Silver mesh is the latest.

Yes its easy to see looking through the earcup perf.

My understanding is that there have only been two mesh types... the older matte black and the current silver one.  The various forms of white mesh baffles were used on the 580/600 and never made their way onto the 650.

post #17477 of 19535
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Originally Posted by MinedSafe View Post

Slightly of topic 

My wife about the earplugs " buy me one and Ill stick it in to your a.... " Thats it;) 

Hard core, how about getting her a pair of her own Alpha Dogs (pun intended) and keep her busy with her own tunes?

Got my cables yesterday from Schiit, my Modi today and the Valhalla is coming tomorrow, the anticipation is killing me 😜!!!!
post #17478 of 19535
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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post

Hard core, how about getting her a pair of her own Alpha Dogs (pun intended) and keep her busy with her own tunes?

Got my cables yesterday from Schiit, my Modi today and the Valhalla is coming tomorrow, the anticipation is killing me 😜!!!!

Interested to hear what you think of the Modi/Valhalla pairing with the HD650. I need a pile of Schiit for my 650s!
post #17479 of 19535
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Originally Posted by randy98mtu View Post

Interested to hear what you think of the Modi/Valhalla pairing with the HD650. I need a pile of Schiit for my 650s!

Will do!!! I will compare the the Valhalla, E09K and the MF Xcan v3 on my HD650's, limited yes, but it was what I have been using to date. Randy, what types of music do listen to? My taste is very broad, classical, jazz, indie folk, Grateful Dead, classic rock, grunge, country, classic folk, opera.
post #17480 of 19535
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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post


Will do!!! I will compare the the Valhalla, E09K and the MF Xcan v3 on my HD650's, limited yes, but it was what I have been using to date. Randy, what types of music do listen to? My taste is very broad, classical, jazz, indie folk, Grateful Dead, classic rock, grunge, country, classic folk, opera.

My tastes are very broad too, but surprisingly quite different.  50% of my music is country, after which rap, top 40, alternative and rock are all pretty close.  Lately I've gotten into electronic music, specifically dubstep.  I also sprinkle in some easy listening stuff like Sinatra and the rat pack stuff.

 

Edit: My last.fm profile is in my signature.  You can see all of my listening habits there. ;)

post #17481 of 19535
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
 

Yes the Silver mesh is the latest.

Yes its easy to see looking through the earcup perf.

My understanding is that there have only been two mesh types... the older matte black and the current silver one.  The various forms of white mesh baffles were used on the 580/600 and never made their way onto the 650.

Great, thanks

post #17482 of 19535
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Originally Posted by randy98mtu View Post

My tastes are very broad too, but surprisingly quite different.  50% of my music is country, after which rap, top 40, alternative and rock are all pretty close.  Lately I've gotten into electronic music, specifically dubstep.  I also sprinkle in some easy listening stuff like Sinatra and the rat pack stuff.

Edit: My last.fm profile is in my signature.  You can see all of my listening habits there. wink.gif

Yes it's definitely broad as well, I'll spin some Country and report on that. Might have to dig for the Brat Pack though😎!

On another note, my HD650's are newer, what are the main differences between the newer and older versions?
post #17483 of 19535

After a couple of weeks of further listening I had to post some more thoughts. As I listen to Bird of Sorrow by Glen Hansard on my Modi/Valhalla/HD650 I am just still in awe how crazy good this combo is. The emotion of the music is just right there with you. The precision of the intonation of the singing is front and center. It draws you in and doesn't let you go. Closing you eyes and listening to this song is just pure bliss. I can only imagine what other incredible moments are still to come. Check out this song with these headphones and let me know what you think.

post #17484 of 19535
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Originally Posted by randy98mtu View Post


Interested to hear what you think of the Modi/Valhalla pairing with the HD650. I need a pile of Schiit for my 650s!

I am currently running my HD650s out of Gungnir/Lyr combination, which seems to make them happy.

post #17485 of 19535
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Originally Posted by DaemonSire View Post
 

I'd like to confirm the different iterations of the HD650.  Is the latest (and greatest?) one the silver screen driver?  This is the one that supposedly has better treble (less veiled) correct?

 

And it is easy to tell just by looking at the outside of the headphone into the grill right?  If you see white/silver (as opposed to the earlier black), then it is the newer version.

 

Has there just been the two - black and silver/white?


None. There's no difference between the "old" and the "new" one. It's all the pads. Used pads will let you hear less highs and more bass.

 

I've my second pair HD650s here (dark mesh, Serial: 02XXXX), obviously an older model. But it has new pads and it sounds clear and snappy, I can't hear any veil.

post #17486 of 19535

Doing my first listen through the Crack w/Speedball.

 

My chain: FLAC on PC > ASUS Xonar Essence STX > Digital Coax > Schiit Bifrost Uber > Crack w/Speedball > HD650 (silver mesh so newer one I'm guessing)

 

More awesome than it already was through my Schiit Lyr.  Don't think I'll continue to pursue "end-game" gear because I have a feeling I'll spend ~$5k+ to end up disappointed.  These headphones are seriously awesome.

 

I'm excited to have my friends listen to them!

post #17487 of 19535
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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

Doing my first listen through the Crack w/Speedball.

 

My chain: FLAC on PC > ASUS Xonar Essence STX > Digital Coax > Schiit Bifrost Uber > Crack w/Speedball > HD650 (silver mesh so newer one I'm guessing)

 

More awesome than it already was through my Schiit Lyr.  Don't think I'll continue to pursue "end-game" gear because I have a feeling I'll spend ~$5k+ to end up disappointed.  These headphones are seriously awesome.

 

I'm excited to have my friends listen to them!


Congrats on you BHC & SB

post #17488 of 19535

I just picked these up for $409 on amazon, I can't wait!

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They are less expensive from razordogaudio I believe. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

They are less expensive from razordogaudio I believe. 

It sure looks like razordog is getting out of Senns.  There is very little on the site any more.

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