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^^ I was thinking of picking up the he560 again. Do you find that it's a good complement to the hd650?

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As I've gradually moved my upstream gear up the chain, the hd650 never fails to surprise me with it's ability to scale with better gear. While I would have never popped for a Gungnir MB and cma800r amp JUST for the hd650, plugging the 650 into this gear puts a huge smile on my face. And surprisingly the 650 continues to get gobs of headtime despite having more expensive headphones at my disposal. 

This is exactly what I am hoping to get out of my HD650 Matt.

 

I originally bought my new amp for my HD800....but in the back of my head, I was thinking....the HD650 should benefit very nicely as well  :smile:

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^^ I was thinking of picking up the he560 again. Do you find that it's a good complement to the hd650?


Absolutely. I adore the pair. Shiraz (650) and Merlot (560).

The 560 has tighter, more accurate bass (coming out of Polaris or BHA-1) with textured highs, and is superb for symphonies and strings.

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As I've gradually moved my upstream gear up the chain, the hd650 never fails to surprise me with it's ability to scale with better gear. While I would have never popped for a Gungnir MB and cma800r amp JUST for the hd650, plugging the 650 into this gear puts a huge smile on my face. And surprisingly the 650 continues to get gobs of headtime despite having more expensive headphones at my disposal. 

 

I hope getting a new DAC can give me more wonder like a new amp did. The headphone's character definitely has changed a bit. It's like it has more room to breath and resolves better. It is still similar in tone, yet there is something quite different about it too. I'm really not sure about all this, the HD650 was my first headphone that was gear dependent and this is the first time I've heard it out of anything other than my D1. Can't wait to go to a meet soon and go around plugging it into stuff haha.

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The DAC (GMB) has made a much more significant difference that I imagined. Multi Bit technology is a game changer IMO and I love what it's done for the sound with the 650. 

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The DAC (GMB) has made a much more significant difference that I imagined. Multi Bit technology is a game changer IMO and I love what it's done for the sound with the 650. 

I agree... the multibit DACs really do change the game. The listening sessions I've had with the Yggy were both astounding. I'll be enjoying the MB Gungnir next time I'm back home and I'm interested to hear what it does for the 650's... 

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How so? What exactly is it all about precisely? Coincidentally, I just heard about this when my friend was telling me he wanted a MB Gungnir for his setup.

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It's about converting all the packets of 0's and 1's so that jitter is vanishingly low when it all hits the drivers in the 650 from the amp.

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