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Originally Posted by Abdulla Mehdi View Post
 

 Im quite new to this!, I think i want a dac with built in amp or a cheap amp so I can afford a asus xonar dx

Or get a FiiO X3, DAP, USB DAC and amp all in a easy to carry package.

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Im not going to be mobile with the hd 650, Il be only on my desk listening to them!

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Than DragonFly is very good and affordable start
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Originally Posted by jimmers View Post
 

Or get a FiiO X3, DAP, USB DAC and amp all in a easy to carry package.

Maybe if you get a slimmer 1/4 to 1/8 adapter.  I can't get the stock adapter to fit into the X3 properly, resulting in only the left side playing music.

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Originally Posted by Abdulla Mehdi View Post
 

 Im quite new to this!, I think i want a dac with built in amp or a cheap amp so I can afford a asus xonar dx

 

I Just got the Aune T1 (dac + tube amp), that seems to meet your criteria, specially if your are into tube rolling as well.

 

I am throughly enjoying it with the HD650's, even though I barely started tube breakin.

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I have been using an Essence STX for to years now and found it okay.  I tried the Dragon fly 1.2 and sent it back to amazon after two days,  It was not as clear as the stx.  I have Project Ember amp, and use that for an amp and love it.  Recently tried an Emotiva xdr-2 http://shop.emotiva.com/products/xda2 figured if I did not like it on my pc I could use it on my main system.  I have it hooked up to my pc now and after two days of listening, I am sold.  Much clearer than the stx, the 650's are clear as a bell, I was thinking I would send them back to Sennheiser, for new drivers, as I thought the treble sounded a little like it was distorted.  Not any more.  With this dac, out to the Ember the 650 is clear sounding like never before.  I have my oppo running coax to the xdr-2, and into the ember as well.  I have just tried the headphone amp built in to  the xdr-2 and I have to admit it is very nice.  Am currently playing some192khz files and they are very well represented.  Have to put more time into it and see how it stacks up to the Ember.  It has a remote, the xdr-2 and it is quite a nice piece of work, solid aluminum and very well done as well.


Edited by connieflyer - 6/7/14 at 7:58am
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The emotiva dc-1 is great with the hd650s.
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I'm listening to my 650s with an IFI iDSD nano and iCAN micro.

 

Beautiful, just beautiful  :dt880smile:

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Does anyone know if the FiioE17 amp is strong enough push the HD650's? I recently purchased the headphones and wonder how the SQ pairing the two?

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Does anyone know if the FiioE17 amp is strong enough push the HD650's? I recently purchased the headphones and wonder how the SQ pairing the two?

I would think the E17 would do the business but I haven't heard it myself. I own the E18 and it drives them easily.
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Does anyone know if the FiioE17 amp is strong enough push the HD650's? I recently purchased the headphones and wonder how the SQ pairing the two?

I have a Fiio E17/E09K and a Schiit Valhalla/ Modi, the E17 does not have the oomph alone, but does work very well with the E09K for my HD650's. The E09K has been marked down to $89.00 on multiple sights (I am guessing a new version is coming). The Schiit Combo is a it step up, but I could, and did, live with the Fiio, HD 650 pairing.? Best!
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Thanks for the feedback! yeah I think I will look into purchasing the Fiio E9 to get some more power. Hopefully the price comes down if they release a newer version.

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Thanks for the feedback! yeah I think I will look into purchasing the Fiio E9 to get some more power. Hopefully the price comes down if they release a newer version.

Remember, you need to get the E17 or E07 to serve as a DAC and to dock in the E09K, enjoy.
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post
 

Newb question: How's the stock cable? I was considering ordering a Norne Audio cable (to match my other two headphones). Does the HD650 benefit from a silver cable due to it's alleged darker signature? How're the aesthetics?

I recently bought an HD650 from Moon-Audio with silver cables.  I like the sound very much. It's hard for me to pinpoint the differences between it and the stock cable, but it gives a more enjoyable,all, presentation.  Sounds more musical and is probably quieter, as well.  Doesn't suffer from any sharpness or brightness or any other alleged silver cable shortcomings.

 

On a different front: don't be seduced by the HD800 unless having an ultra-wide sound stage and relatively deep, tight bass.  To my ears, the HD650 has a far better, less recessed, mid-range and treble (no brightness), and still has credible bass and sound-stage. 

 

I used to think this headphone was too dark, but i am coming around.  It is somewhat "romantic" in the lower half, but pretty darn realistic from there up.  I alternate it with my K701s, depending on the music, with my DND Audio Stratus amp.  It also sounds great on the relatively trouble-free SinglePower MPX models.  I'm a bit sad I sold my MPX3, but the Stratus is outstanding and the HD650s add a little romance where it is needed on the very neutral Startus amp. 


Edited by Frihed89 - 6/8/14 at 6:21am
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