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Just ordered my second pair of these after a listening sessions last night in which my HD600/ HD800 were both a tad neutral for my mood and I craved for that touch of warmth the hd650 brings to the party. Its very rare I can't find satisfaction from either the hd600 or hd800. for them times I have been looking for a planar that can fill that gap but after all my research and reading none of the current crop tick enough boxes to fill the gap. There is a reason the HD650 is a bit of a legend I suppose!!! Can't wait to hear it again.
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Originally Posted by DecentLevi View Post

Great, order from Schiit's website - my order for the Wyrd from them shipped the next biz day. But the other side of the coin is that Modi 1 + Wyrd sounds on par with Modi 2, which you may want to consider instead. Otherwise perhaps the Wyrd as an addition is a better upgrade because this USB solidifier is also compatible with any other DAC as well. A tip I read from the owner of AUdio-GD is to make sure you're plugging your DAC into your computer's USB connection that is closest to the motherboard for the best quality signal. But in my tests the difference is negligible if audible at all... but hey do it anyway just in case wink_face.gif
Great, thanks for the advice. I'm already getting some good ideas about tubes for it on the Little Dot Tube Rolling Guide of Head-Fi.
By "warm", my meaning is saturated / colored and slightly bass thick. Is this different from your meaning of warm?

We have a glossary here in the forum for describing sound. Very useful so we all are in the same page and don't have to interpret the various meanings of warm...

Warm - Good bass, adequate low frequencies, adequate fundamentals relative to harmonics. Not thin. Also excessive bass or mid bass. Also, pleasantly spacious, with adequate reverberation at low frequencies. Also see Rich, Round. Warm highs means sweet highs.


Can be found here:
http://www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary
post #24453 of 24455
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Great, order from Schiit's website - my order for the Wyrd from them shipped the next biz day. But the other side of the coin is that Modi 1 + Wyrd sounds on par with Modi 2, which you may want to consider instead. Otherwise perhaps the Wyrd as an addition is a better upgrade because this USB solidifier is also compatible with any other DAC as well. A tip I read from the owner of AUdio-GD is to make sure you're plugging your DAC into your computer's USB connection that is closest to the motherboard for the best quality signal. But in my tests the difference is negligible if audible at all... but hey do it anyway just in case :wink_face:

that could as well be a very bad advice. in the first place for something like a wyrd to have any positive impact, you need to have either a lot of noise from the USB, or a DAC that sucks at not transmitting this noise and/or at reclocking the samples. :rolleyes:

in case the computer has a noisy usb, the best solution is often to use a usb card instead of the motherboard's usb plugs, so longer distance. that to limit the chances of other signals bleeding into the USB. of course I imagine that in some cases, the drivers of the card will be badly installed(wrong driver or too old ones). but unless you know all about your computer, it's better to just try a few different USB plugs, and listen if there is any audible difference (also a usb card or a powered usb hub shouldn't cost 99$).

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Originally Posted by DecentLevi View Post
 

Great, order from Schiit's website - my order for the Wyrd from them shipped the next biz day. But the other side of the coin is that Modi 1 + Wyrd sounds on par with Modi 2, which you may want to consider instead. Otherwise perhaps the Wyrd as an addition is a better upgrade because this USB solidifier is also compatible with any other DAC as well. A tip I read from the owner of AUdio-GD is to make sure you're plugging your DAC into your computer's USB connection that is closest to the motherboard for the best quality signal. But in my tests the difference is negligible if audible at all... but hey do it anyway just in case :wink_face:

Great, thanks for the advice. I'm already getting some good ideas about tubes for it on the Little Dot Tube Rolling Guide of Head-Fi.

By "warm", my meaning is saturated / colored and slightly bass thick. Is this different from your meaning of warm?

 

I never heard about this before.... I thought you were always supposed to isolate USBs away from circuitry as much as possible? Thats why people use powered hubs that isolate the USB.

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Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post
 

that could as well be a very bad advice. in the first place for something like a wyrd to have any positive impact, you need to have either a lot of noise from the USB, or a DAC that sucks at not transmitting this noise and/or at reclocking the samples. :rolleyes:

in case the computer has a noisy usb, the best solution is often to use a usb card instead of the motherboard's usb plugs, so longer distance. that to limit the chances of other signals bleeding into the USB. of course I imagine that in some cases, the drivers of the card will be badly installed(wrong driver or too old ones). but unless you know all about your computer, it's better to just try a few different USB plugs, and listen if there is any audible difference (also a usb card or a powered usb hub shouldn't cost 99$).

Exactly right. You know your stuff. +1

 

Powered hub feeding BDP-1 player = Nirvana.:beerchug:

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