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post #1771 of 36836

Don't worry, HD650 is quite good out of my laptop headphone out. 

What special about HD650 is this baby is good almost with anything you pair them with, good boy headphone!  biggrin.gif

 

Err, except portables, like Cowon or iPod. 

post #1772 of 36836
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Originally Posted by miloxo View Post

Just ordered the HD650 

 

Will use unamped first, and in a few months... Lafigaro 339 is high on my list



Not so sure i agree with RedBull this time, amp is important, just don't get discouraged and sell it off due to the sound until after you have amped it.  Better the amp, the better the sound, esp if you get one made for high impedance phones, tube if possible.  Good luck, I love my 650s but don't get much time with them anymore.

post #1773 of 36836

Sorry guys, I'm ditching my subscription to the HD650 thread.  Since modifying my $70 T50RPs the HD650 has lost my support as the most "natural" can for its price...because the T50s have slaughtered them like a single samurai slicing through a village of peasants, a massacre of the highest calibre.  How much does a mint (the only sign of usage are the earpads) HD650 used go for these days?  I paid $699 Australian dollars two years ago from Len Wallis Audio in Sydney.

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...because the T50s have slaughtered them like a single samurai slicing through a village of peasants, a massacre of the highest calibre...


This was a poetic review.

post #1775 of 36836

I appreciate the sentiment, but I stay wary of 'giant-killers.' I bought my HD650s from a dude here (who has since been banned for a bad deal, I believe) totally mint for $300 or $325.

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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post

Sorry guys, I'm ditching my subscription to the HD650 thread.  Since modifying my $70 T50RPs the HD650 has lost my support as the most "natural" can for its price...because the T50s have slaughtered them like a single samurai slicing through a village of peasants, a massacre of the highest calibre.  How much does a mint (the only sign of usage are the earpads) HD650 used go for these days?  I paid $699 Australian dollars two years ago from Len Wallis Audio in Sydney.

You paid $699 for $400 headphones and you think the T50RP sound better...

To each his own. Have fun.
 

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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post

Sorry guys, I'm ditching my subscription to the HD650 thread.  Since modifying my $70 T50RPs the HD650 has lost my support as the most "natural" can for its price...because the T50s have slaughtered them like a single samurai slicing through a village of peasants, a massacre of the highest calibre.  How much does a mint (the only sign of usage are the earpads) HD650 used go for these days?  I paid $699 Australian dollars two years ago from Len Wallis Audio in Sydney.


LOL!!!

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You paid $699 for $400 headphones and you think the T50RP sound better...

To each his own. Have fun.
 


RRP over the counter retail price for the HD650 is $899 in Australia.

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I appreciate the sentiment, but I stay wary of 'giant-killers.' I bought my HD650s from a dude here (who has since been banned for a bad deal, I believe) totally mint for $300 or $325.



I don't think I can stomach a $400 loss - I think I'll keep them...they still are a beautiful sounding can.

 

I can't imagine how much I'd lose on the K701 which I paid $800 (I'm looking at the receipt right now) when the retail was $899...in Australian bricks and mortars store...ahhh the days before on line purchasing.

 

....not to mention the $1700 on the D7000....and the Australian dollar is pretty much on par with the US Dollar....

 

 

Needless to say, the days of walking into a shop and buying top of the line everything are over.


Edited by SP Wild - 11/1/10 at 10:07am
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Quote:dallan
Not so sure i agree with RedBull this time, amp is important, just don't get discouraged and sell it off due to the sound until after you have amped it.  Better the amp, the better the sound, esp if you get one made for high impedance phones, tube if possible.  Good luck, I love my 650s but don't get much time with them anymore.

Ive done my research(and then i mean, 100s of hours of reading headfi ). Im getting the HD650s as a gift for my birthday (this sunday, 18 years!) I thought my Birthday was a good opportunity to start my upgrade tour.

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Originally Posted by miloxo View Post

 

Ive done my research(and then i mean, 100s of hours of reading headfi ). Im getting the HD650s as a gift for my birthday (this sunday, 18 years!) I thought my Birthday was a good opportunity to start my upgrade tour.



Cheerios! I will also make a suggestion that a good tube amp really is the way to go with the HD650s...and since I am keeping these beauties I am not ditching this friendly thread. 

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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post

I don't think I can stomach a $400 loss - I think I'll keep them...they still are a beautiful sounding can.

 

I can't imagine how much I'd lose on the K701 which I paid $800 (I'm looking at the receipt right now) when the retail was $899...in Australian bricks and mortars store...ahhh the days before on line purchasing.

 

....not to mention the $1700 on the D7000....and the Australian dollar is pretty much on par with the US Dollar....

 

 

Needless to say, the days of walking into a shop and buying top of the line everything are over.

Whoa I didn't realize you guys had it so bad "down under". Sorry about your wallet.

 

Oh I almost forgot I guess I should join this thread while I'm at it. I just got my HD650s a couple of days ago. They're a pleasant change from the K701s.


Edited by NapalmK - 11/1/10 at 10:45am
post #1783 of 36836

Hello everyone.

Coming back now after a long brake.

 

Are the HD650 still a hot pair of headphones ?

 

I will be making music with them smily_headphones1.gif

 

I will probably get an amp for it too. (Any recommendations (not to expensive)?)

 

Regards

Raptor 

post #1784 of 36836
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

Not so sure i agree with RedBull this time, amp is important, just don't get discouraged and sell it off due to the sound until after you have amped it.  Better the amp, the better the sound, esp if you get one made for high impedance phones, tube if possible.  Good luck, I love my 650s but don't get much time with them anymore.


Sure dallan, I have 2 tube amps for that reason, what I meant was that HD650 easily sound good almost from any amp, but optimal sound is a different story.

Not too picky like HD800 or K701 for example.

post #1785 of 36836
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Originally Posted by raptor18 View Post

Hello everyone.

Coming back now after a long brake.

 

Are the HD650 still a hot pair of headphones ?

 

I will be making music with them smily_headphones1.gif

 

I will probably get an amp for it too. (Any recommendations (not to expensive)?)

 

Regards

Raptor 


You have to start with tube amps for HD650.  Darkvoice series is a good start  wink.gif

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