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post #3676 of 36851

the reason my HD650s will always be keepers is that they scale and improve everytime upgrades are added, nothing seems to faze them, a truly great headphone.   

post #3677 of 36851

 

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muad, Earth is nicely balanced but it was too detached for my preference so I tended to favour the warmth of the Moon hdam, which brought the vocals forward and added extra layers with the more textured mids it presented. Get the ada4627-1brz in the dac to maintain the same balance as Earth. Its more resolving quality will make the sq more dynamic and the presentation less distant.

 

I have an opa moon, ill try that but I always found the opa earth to be more transparent. I also have a ada4627-1brz. Hopefully it's an improvement! I gotta say though, I don't find with the opa earth that the vocals are too distant. I find it varies from recording to recording


Edited by muad - 7/13/11 at 7:27am
post #3678 of 36851

Well, I just got my Sennhesier PXC 450s... They sound pretty good and will serve their job well as my travel headphones. However, when I go back to my HD650s, I appreciate them even more now. They are a GREAT headphone.

 

Just want to share the love.

post #3679 of 36851

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

Bum deal man. I hope those plans are revived soon.

 

I've always wondered about the HD600. I considered them before the HD650 but couldn't bring myself to look past that marble finish (shallow I know). I would've probably enjoyed the sound though.


Yeah man, it sucks.  

 

I think I've found my back-up/travel phone of choice in the HD600s.  

post #3680 of 36851

I have a question for all you fellow HD650 users. I'm sitting here with a brand new pair, plugged into my computer and listened to for about 15 mins. These are 300 Ω, while my previous were 52 Ω. Now the first thing i noticed were that it was the same volume of HD650 as the 52 Ω Sennheiser PC360. If I change from <64 Ω in the soundcard (xonar essence stx) options to 64~300 Ω it becomes much to high volume.

Now what's up with that? I am very surpriced, and don't really know what to do about it. I would be very happy if one of you helped me :)

 

Thanks!

post #3681 of 36851
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Yeah man, it sucks.  

 

I think I've found my back-up/travel phone of choice in the HD600s.  


The HD600s are great cans. Eventually, you can sell them and cover most of the cost of a used pair of HD650s. Also, used HE-500s are going for significant discounts these days so I'd keep checking the FS section. That's where I've gotten a lot of my stuff from and have saved much in the process.



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Originally Posted by Syltburken View Post

I have a question for all you fellow HD650 users. I'm sitting here with a brand new pair, plugged into my computer and listened to for about 15 mins. These are 300 Ω, while my previous were 52 Ω. Now the first thing i noticed were that it was the same volume of HD650 as the 52 Ω Sennheiser PC360. If I change from <64 Ω in the soundcard (xonar essence stx) options to 64~300 Ω it becomes much to high volume.

Now what's up with that? I am very surpriced, and don't really know what to do about it. I would be very happy if one of you helped me :)

 

Thanks!



Setting the STX to the "high-impedance-headphone" output increases the voltage output of the soundcard. I believe it increases overall power as well. Just find what sounds best to you and stick with it.

post #3682 of 36851
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Setting the STX to the "high-impedance-headphone" output increases the voltage output of the soundcard. I believe it increases overall power as well. Just find what sounds best to you and stick with it.



Thanks alot :) I guess ill stick with this then!

Btw, I can already tell that these sound marvelous. Can't wait for them to be burnt in, and being played on some dedicated amp :)

post #3683 of 36851
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Originally Posted by muad View Post

Do any of you guys eq the HD650's?

 

Everyone EQs at one time or another, but not all the time or for everything......

post #3684 of 36851
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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post



 

Everyone EQs at one time or another, but not all the time or for everything......


I dunno, I never, ever EQ... tongue_smile.gif

 

post #3685 of 36851

 

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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post

 

Everyone EQs at one time or another, but not all the time or for everything......


Yes... I used the Aphex Aural Exciter to brighten and liven the sound of my "old version" HD650's - it is magical, and does a very good job.

 

Everyone is using "EQ" to shape the sound of their phones - when they mix and match sources, amps, tubes, op amps, cables, etc. 

 

Just not everyone uses frequency attenuation in the form of an Equalizer. 
 

 

post #3686 of 36851

Just got my HD650s and can easily say they are the best investment I've made in years.

 

Although, now I'm at a dilemma... so much music to reexperience, to rediscover... that I have a lot of work to do!  tongue.gif

post #3687 of 36851
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post

Everyone is using "EQ" to shape the sound of their phones - when they mix and match sources, amps, tubes, op amps, cables, etc. 

 



Never thought of it that way before. Excellent point.

post #3688 of 36851

Hmmm, I've been trying to decide if the HD650 tonal balance is for me. Ever since I got them I've had a popping sensation in my ear (allergies?) and so Ive kept the volume down a little. This seems to have really drawn attention to the treble roll off. I'm listening to them at normal listening volumes now and it seems that kinda fixed it. I feel like an idiot since I was too busy blaming the phones to consider my plugged ears and low volumes. I'm gonna assume that I was listening to them too low for normal transducer functioning? Or perhaps just too low for me to pick up on the highs rolleyes.gif

 

... and my god these things can thump!

post #3689 of 36851
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Originally Posted by muad View Post

Hmmm, I've been trying to decide if the HD650 tonal balance is for me. Ever since I got them I've had a popping sensation in my ear (allergies?) and so Ive kept the volume down a little. This seems to have really drawn attention to the treble roll off. I'm listening to them at normal listening volumes now and it seems that kinda fixed it. I feel like an idiot since I was too busy blaming the phones to consider my plugged ears and low volumes. I'm gonna assume that I was listening to them too low for normal transducer functioning? Or perhaps just too low for me to pick up on the highs rolleyes.gif

 

... and my god these things can thump!


For low level listening, you might consider a little EQ boost like this:   If it thumps too much tone down the bass to taste.

 

senn 1.jpg

 

post #3690 of 36851

Thanks :), I'll try that. I don't normally like eq'ing but for these phones I'm willing to make an exception, especially since I only have to eq at low volumes.

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