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Originally Posted by Artist99 View Post
 

I am looking for a very good pair of Over ear headphones that will be used at home and on the go (car, subway, public, areas etc.) which are under $500, for me the sound quality and comfort is the most important as well as bit of sound isolation

these are my genres

electro ,classical, jazz, brit pop, rock, dubstep, pop and easy.

Therefore i would like them to have a good clear sound with rich bass and nice clarity, but not too dark more bright and fun.

these will only be used for listening to music.

 

I think I will do better with closed back headphones because of some noisy locations but overall for at home use.

here are some brands i am considering 

 

Beyerdynamic 

Denon 

Sennheiser 

AKG

Shure

Grado

 

I am open to other brands too...

I think i should get the denon ah d600, not sure or the sennheiser hd 650

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed

post #18812 of 21408
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I was always skeptical about balanced. To this point I've passed on balanced, opting for the budget friendly Schiit amps for most of my hp's. Recently I had a opportunity to audition the Oppo HA-1. And now I have a balanced cable for my hd650 and hd800. I wished that I had gone balanced a long time ago, for the same reasons that others have mentioned. Plus I get better dynamics especially at lower volume where I spend most of my time listening. 

 

Welcome Matt to the balanced Senns! :D Been patiently waiting for this. Congrats on the HD800 btw... I would love to have some serious head time with a balanced HD800. I just never stepped to it cause I was worried the MJ+Gungnir combo would be too aggressive for it. Perhaps when my friend gets around to re-terminating his HD800 I'll be able to borrow it :rolleyes:.

post #18813 of 21408
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Originally Posted by Artist99 View Post
 

I am looking for a very good pair of Over ear headphones that will be used at home and on the go (car, subway, public, areas etc.) which are under $500, for me the sound quality and comfort is the most important as well as bit of sound isolation

these are my genres

electro ,classical, jazz, brit pop, rock, dubstep, pop and easy.

Therefore i would like them to have a good clear sound with rich bass and nice clarity, but not too dark more bright and fun.

these will only be used for listening to music.

 

I think I will do better with closed back headphones because of some noisy locations but overall for at home use.

  

I guess ill go for closed back headphones...

 

NAD Viso HP50, Focal Spirit Pro, ATH-M50x, Sennheiser Momentum, denon ah d600 and pioneer hdj2000

 i am honestly just looking for a big upgrade from my beats wireless.

 

Better to open a thread in this section .... 

but the folks here are v helpful :)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/f/7840/introductions-help-and-recommendations

post #18814 of 21408
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Hi guys, I'm currently considering the HD650 to complement my HD800 as the LCD-2 is too heavy for me and I don't think I can wear them for an extended period of listening session. Was going to go for the HD600, but I think the HD650 would be a better complement to the HD800. 

 

One thing though, I'm going to drive them with HDVA600, do you guys think I would be missing a lot if I decided to stick with its stock, SE cable?


imho, the stock SE cable will not allow your 650 to sound its best. I switched out to a bal silver OCC cable a month after acquiring the 650. Especially as I am hi-end all the way to my amp (BHA-1). In short, if your amp is v.g., the stock SE may act as a bottleneck for SQ. It isn't terrible, but you will be craving for better SQ before long.

just imho -- there are many who don't believe in after-market cabling, so fire away.

 

I'm using a Norne Skoll balanced cable for my HD800, and IMHO I can't distinguish any difference between it and the Alo Green Line cable and Sennheiser's own CH800S balanced cable. The only difference I can hear is the difference between SE and XLR. But yeah, I guess if I like the HD650 very much I would get a cable for the HD650 as well.

 

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Hi guys, I'm currently considering the HD650 to complement my HD800 as the LCD-2 is too heavy for me and I don't think I can wear them for an extended period of listening session. Was going to go for the HD600, but I think the HD650 would be a better complement to the HD800. 

 

One thing though, I'm going to drive them with HDVA600, do you guys think I would be missing a lot if I decide to stick with its stock, SE cable?

 

I have both hp's and find them to be good complements. Get the balanced cable for the 650 for that amp. You can reterminate the stock cable if you want for a few bucks. 

 

I am too lazy for any DIY mate :p

 

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Hi guys, I'm currently considering the HD650 to complement my HD800 as the LCD-2 is too heavy for me and I don't think I can wear them for an extended period of listening session. Was going to go for the HD600, but I think the HD650 would be a better complement to the HD800. 

 

One thing though, I'm going to drive them with HDVA600, do you guys think I would be missing a lot if I decide to stick with its stock, SE cable?

 

Have you actually tried LCD-2 for prolonged periods of time? I don't have any issues with the long term comfort, sure the weight is there, but they disappear for me once the music starts playing.

 

Otherwise you can't really go wrong with HD650 route. The sound signature is very, very similar to LCD-2.

 

I tried to wear them for 5 songs during a meet, and I gave up even before the end of the third song. Maybe I am just too used to the comfort of the HD800, but the pressure on the top of my head from the Audez'e is just too heavy for me to ignore. 

 

And yeah, I have compared few cans to the LCD-2 and IMO the HD650 is the closest. Sure, it is not as refined as the LCD-2, but personally I prioritize comfort before SQ.

post #18815 of 21408
Music at the end of the day is about enjoyment. If you can't get comfortable wearing a pair of cans, then I can completely see prioritizing comfort over SQ. Good for you, 62ohm.
post #18816 of 21408
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Originally Posted by Anavel0 View Post

Music at the end of the day is about enjoyment. If you can't get comfortable wearing a pair of cans, then I can completely see prioritizing comfort over SQ. Good for you, 62ohm.

I just wish the ear cups were a bit deeper and bigger like the HD700/800 then. I hardly use my 600/650 as a result.

post #18817 of 21408
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Originally Posted by Artist99 View Post
 

one of the reasons why i like thee denons ah d600 is because they have a very good high frequency 45hz and a very good low 5 hz, there impedance is also good for me (25 ohm)


agreed with others, this is lazy marketing at it's best, just like the guy "dressed" as a scientist in some shampoo commercial.

some give a limit like when the sound is  a few  DB below compared to 1khz. but other manufacturers just write a value, as long as there is "something"  going on at that frequency, and don't care if the something is 90% distortion and sounds 80db below the 1khz sound. 

you can just never rely on those manufacturer's specs, most just write 20hz-20khz like good boys and don't care at all.

post #18818 of 21408
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Originally Posted by Artist99 View Post

the nad viso hp 50 reveiws are pretty good, most people say that they are better then the momentum, i am looking for a pretty high end headphone, i think the denons are better then most of the the ones recomended, what do you think? 

The nad viso does sound slightly better than the momentum (I've owned both) but it's so ugly and looks so stupid when on I could never recommend it for portable use. Honestly it's that stupid looking. If you don't mind being pointed and laughed at then get the viso otherwise take a slight hit in sq and instead you will probably have a conversation with a stranger about how cool your headphones are.
post #18819 of 21408
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I was always skeptical about balanced. To this point I've passed on balanced, opting for the budget friendly Schiit amps for most of my hp's. Recently I had a opportunity to audition the Oppo HA-1. And now I have a balanced cable for my hd650 and hd800. I wished that I had gone balanced a long time ago, for the same reasons that others have mentioned. Plus I get better dynamics especially at lower volume where I spend most of my time listening. 

 

Matt, what balanced cable did you get for your HD800......I will be going that route around Christmas time, I hope.   :smile:

post #18820 of 21408
Unfortunately I am going to sell my hd650s . They are awesome but for my taste I prefer the 600s . Are we allowed to link eBay ads to here?
post #18821 of 21408
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Unfortunately I am going to sell my hd650s . They are awesome but for my taste I prefer the 600s . Are we allowed to link eBay ads to here?

 

Maybe someone in this thread would like to buy them....it is how i sold mine....or maybe post in the b/s/t/ forums here first....before you send them off to e-bay.

post #18822 of 21408
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

Matt, what balanced cable did you get for your HD800......I will be going that route around Christmas time, I hope.   :smile:

 

Stock cable...cut original plug...reterminate.:D

 

If I like the balanced 650, I will probably order a Vanquish cable balanced. 

post #18823 of 21408
Hi all. Im selling my hdvd800 if anyone viewing this thread is interested .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231306041534

Also selling ch650s balanced cable.
post #18824 of 21408
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

Hi all. Im selling my hdvd800 if anyone viewing this thread is interested .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231306041534

Also selling ch650s balanced cable.

 

Why mate, whyyyy............

post #18825 of 21408
Also hd650 ...... Sorry guys I'm releasing funds for a baby stax setup.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231306046300
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