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I just ordered this biggrin.gif I hope I won't be disappointed tongue.gif

 

Well, I see that your avatar is toe's "The Book About...," and I can tell you that the HD 650 is the best I've ever heard Takashi's drums. toe's album version of "Goodbye" is one of my main reference tracks, and I have an eargasm every time I reach 3:41 until the end of the track on these headphones.
 

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I find it hard to believe there are such huge variations in head size that the 650 fits one and squeezes the next like a walnut (you sure it was your head it was squeezing), In any case as I say the headband is designed to give after a couple of weeks of use, and presumably it will adjust itself  according to head size. If your head is really so big, I suggest you return to Alpha Centauri and check out the headphones there--I'm sure they have just your size.  

 

 

Compare the head size of a 5'3" female with a 6'1" male...you're in for a surprise.

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Hi, if you putting replacement pads on then you'll see when you take the old ones off. The foam goes on first and then the ear pads will go over the top of the foam and still click in place

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I find it hard to believe there are such huge variations in head size that the 650 fits one and squeezes the next like a walnut (you sure it was your head it was squeezing), In any case as I say the headband is designed to give after a couple of weeks of use, and presumably it will adjust itself  according to head size. If your head is really so big, I suggest you return to Alpha Centauri and check out the headphones there--I'm sure they have just your size.  

 

 


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Always good for a chuckle.


No, simply put that there are NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL headphones. Is that too hard to understand? I am far from the first person to complain of the excessive HD650 clamp...this has been talked about for years. I had my HD650s for quite a long time (a few years)...and they were simply the LEAST comfortable headphone I've ever had the displeasure of having on my head. And yes I do own a much heavier ortho that works much better IMO.

 

BTW, why turn this into a personal attack? Not cool dude.

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The story of this B22 is kind of curious. It started last year when I began buying all the parts necessary for building a 4 channel beta for myself, but I ran out of minerals to keep buying what I needed (I need to stop playing and watching so much Starcraft), since I haven't had a steady paying job for quite a long time. But in Christmas I convinced a friend to buy a LCD-2 (so I could try them... mwahaha) and when he got them he didn't like them that much out of his Luxman amp, and since he knew I was stuck with the Beta and wanted to try the LCD's with it to see if he will keep them, he decided to ask me to finish building the beta and sell it to him (since he also knows that I really can use any extra money these days). But he asked me to build a 3-channel so he didn't need to recable or reterminate his headphoness. He will come for his amp (and his LCD's that I borrowed since January) next month probably.

 

But whenever I build myself one, it will be a 4 channel one (I simply love the XLR connectors, they  look cool) or maybe even I will go crazy with a 5 channel one (so to be able to use it in 4 channel and 3 channel modes, I believe it is possible but I haven't really looked into that), although that won't happen until 4th quarter of 2012 at the earliest frown.gif. I didn't get the chance to hear the 701 with the beta since I sold them a long time ago, but I sold them to a friend, so I might ask him to let me try the combination just to hear it, and compare it to the 650.

 


I'm not really sure what the advantage of the active ground is actually, there are plenty of well substantiated reasons on AMB's site but FWIR they all seem to do with theory or measurements; not any actual and obvious audible benefit.  I was contemplating building a 2CH so I could eventually evolve it to a 4CH but it seems 4CH builds use half the gain of single ended builds, so I don't think it's possible to "grow" a B22, is it?  What gain do you use?  

 

Hopefully you do get to compare the 650s with the 701s on the B22, that's something I'm very interested in, how the 650s compare with the K701s on a high-end rig.

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@ Vader815

 

Acoustic rock, like Jazz, is amazing on the 650s.

 

@ Jasonb

 

Planning on coming to the Head-fi meet on Saturday, March 19th?  I'd love to hear your Headroom amp.  It's in Bayside, Queens, NY.

 

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How are you liking Moon now sphinxvc?
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

I find it hard to believe there are such huge variations in head size that the 650 fits one and squeezes the next like a walnut (you sure it was your head it was squeezing), In any case as I say the headband is designed to give after a couple of weeks of use, and presumably it will adjust itself  according to head size. If your head is really so big, I suggest you return to Alpha Centauri and check out the headphones there--I'm sure they have just your size.  


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  Always good for a chuckle.


One of MacedonianHero's fellow Alpha Centaurians checking in.  wink.gif

 

It's still one of my favorite headphones--and its headband formed to my large noggin many years ago, to the point where it has been one of my most comfortable headphones--but it definitely was uncomfortably tight from the get-go.

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@olor1n       Enjoying the contrast.  I like the touch of smoothness it adds, makes sub-par recordings sound good.  I never did get that last op-amp I was waiting for, it got lost in the mail.  But I've arranged for more and I should have 5 new ones by the first weekend of March.  

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@ Vader815

 

Acoustic rock, like Jazz, is amazing on the 650s.

 

@ Jasonb

 

Planning on coming to the Head-fi meet on Saturday, March 19th?  I'd love to hear your Headroom amp.  It's in Bayside, Queens, NY.

 



i wasn't planning on it. my work schedule is kinda crazy.... and im to broke to request days off from work. i think it would be nice to one day go to a meet though.

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Well, I see that your avatar is toe's "The Book About...," and I can tell you that the HD 650 is the best I've ever heard Takashi's drums. toe's album version of "Goodbye" is one of my main reference tracks, and I have an eargasm every time I reach 3:41 until the end of the track on these headphones.
 



oh god yes! :D :drools:

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It sounds like there is some sort of consensus on Radiohead and the 650s. Olor1n, I've never really been drawn to OKC (it's just not my preference), but listening to you talk about it makes me feel like I should...I plan on running the album tonight cover to cover in my HD650s.

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Thanks for the lovely responses guys! 

 

So, would the 650 play general rock (by harder I mean post-hardcore bands like Thursday/Thrice, with mixed in industrial NIN, etc) and classical better than my HD595's? And if so, by a good amount? 

 

-Vader

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I'll make sure to include the smiley next time. I thought it didn't need it.

 

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BTW, why turn this into a personal attack? Not cool dude.

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You discover a chest. You loot the chest and find 5 headphones. ATH-M50, HD-555, SBC HP910, EH-250, and a what...what is this you see? A blessed rustproof +1 pair of HD-650's. Nice!

You plug them into your m903 Amp / DAC and run audio from your PC into the DAC vis USB. You loose track of time, you loose your sense of self, all you seem to know now is your music. There is no added noise, no bleep-bloop from your CPU or mouse, the soundstage seems to fill the entirety of your helmet equipped noggin.

 

I am looking at 5 pairs of headphones right now by my desk and the ones I reached for and plugged into my rig were the HD-650's. I love 'em. They take a week of listening every day to let your brain figure out their sound, but boy do they sure seem great after that. The best thing is they respond so well to different Amps that you can really find the sound you want out of them without having to EQ every piece of music.

 

Two tracks to enjoy:

Emiliana Torrini - [Me And Armini CD1 #04] Heard It All Before

The Prodigy - [The Fat Of The Land CD1 #03] Diesel Power

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