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Ripped CDs into WMA-Lossless from Zune software. This is interesting to me because my old Beyer DT770/80s did this when connected to this computer, no matter if it was the headphone jack, FiiO E7 fed by USB, or with E7 as DAC to my DV 337. Always did it when fed from this computer. I never noticed it form my desktop (this is my laptop). Could it be the software? I'll try VLC later.

 

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Originally Posted by Coolsax View Post

what is your source?  I haven't had a pop and clicks in my brand new 650's but i also run FLAC lossless files off my laptop into an e9 amp from the line out of my laptop.. are you listening to mp3s, vinyl, cds? 



 

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Pops and clicks are more likely to come from your souce I think :)

 

I would say this too. It could either be from the software program struggling with certain music parts, this can happen when you have a few programs running and the internet aswell, but these normaly labeled "glitches" or "Jitter" and sound more like a record needle jumping slightly. Or it may be a cable issue, I've had pops and clicks from a cheap usb cable before.  

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Mine are the same way but I figured the music was mastered like that on purpose, since things that are clearly on the left and are supposed to be there come out as loud as they would/do on the right. Maybe it is a problem...frown.gif
 

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Pops and clicks are more likely to come from your souce I think :)

 

My new-ish (20 hours on them) pair seem to have a very slight imbalance. It might all be in my head, but it seems like the sound is just about 10% too much to the right. I'll need somebody else to audition them, I think I'm just obesessing over it right now.



 


Edited by jtaylor991 - 8/6/11 at 11:18am
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i have a question, im about to purchase a HD650 soon, but i really want to know what is the "sennheiser veil" people mention about this headphone?
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Hello BitterCold,

 

Don't worry too much about it: it is widely considered that the "new version" (the present ones) of the HD650 is not "veiled".

 

But to answer your question, the veil was the fact that the sound was not bright enough according to a lot of people's taste.  As if you put a "veil" on your ears and the sound was less "crystal clear" and all these commercial expressions.

 

I hope you will see what it means now.


Edited by CoolBurn - 8/7/11 at 3:03am
post #4026 of 36901

well that all depends on what headphone hes coming from, his system, and his preference.  he might find it veiled if hes coming from grados or hd800 type headphones or has a system that will underpower them. 

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about to take the leap and get these. Best place to buy in the UK?

 

By best i mean cheapest, but still trustworthy.

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Just discovered Patricia Barber, currently listening to her album Cafe Blue with the HD650's and the sound is just so heavenly and immersing. It's a fabulous recording and the sound is extended far out, surrounding experience. The synergy with the NFB10-ES is just perfect, dark, quiet background, low level detail. Bass really tight, low and textured. The only thing I would ask is perhaps a little more slam and dynamics, but I really like how the sounds are further away (in depth) making it a more relaxing experience. Imagining how the HD650 might sound of a WA22 just makes me wanna drool. basshead.gif

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Any of you guys tried going balanced with your HD650's?

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about to take the leap and get these. Best place to buy in the UK?

 

By best i mean cheapest, but still trustworthy.



You cant go wrong with "supefi" free delivery, but you will be paying the standard £279.00 you may get a little cheaper from ebay but you know you will be getting the real deal from these guys.

 

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I bought a pair this spring, and couldn't find anywhere that was reliable, and had stock, that were cheaper than Amazon.
 

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Originally Posted by ShadyMovements View Post

about to take the leap and get these. Best place to buy in the UK?

 

By best i mean cheapest, but still trustworthy.



 

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what is some other music you guys just love with the hd650? im looking to get into new music and artists i dont know and the hd650 to me, is one of the headphones that i feel like is great with the genres i like but im open to new genres too!

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what is some other music you guys just love with the hd650? im looking to get into new music and artists i dont know and the hd650 to me, is one of the headphones that i feel like is great with the genres i like but im open to new genres too!

The album that really won me over when I first started listening to the 650 was Plastic Beach, by The Gorillaz. Now that I'm won over, the stuff I really enjoy on the 650 is pretty wide-ranging. Artists I'd recommend at the moment (because I've listened to them recently) would be The Avalanches, Yo La Tengo, John and Alice Coltrane, Bohren and Der Club of Gore, William Basinski, Nujabes, World's End Girlfriend, Natural Snow Buildings, and Kayo Dot. YMMV, depending on your taste in music. For the ones you're not familiar with (if any), check out their top-ranking albums on rateyourmusic.com or sites like it if you want to find a good starting point. And keep us up to date on what sounds great to your ears on the 650, too!
 

 

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Thank you!


Well, I got the Icon HD yesterday (2 days after placing my order!) and listened to it for a little while.

 

I thought it sounded good. It noticeably tightened up the low frequencies (though maybe a smidge less than I had hoped for), which seems to confirm for me that both my AVR and vintage receiver are under-amped for driving the 650's. It definitely opened up the sound and made the 650's sound nice across the entire frequency spectrum.

 

Unfortunately, I couldn't directly compare the Icon HD with my existing systems because, stupid me, I didn't realize that the Icon HD is digital (USB) input only. I had to hook it up through my computer USB port. I'm looking for an amp with analog inputs to run either directly from my disc player (analog out) or in the receiver's tape monitor loop, so, I boxed it up and shipped it back.

 

I do have a Schiit Audio Asgard on the way. So far, I have had outstanding dealings with them (very responsive customer service) and I am looking forward to trying their product. I am hoping it exceeds the performance of the Icon HD, though if it merely matches it, I will keep it.

 

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Well, I got the Icon HD yesterday (2 days after placing my order!) and listened to it for a little while.

 

I thought it sounded good. It noticeably tightened up the low frequencies (though maybe a smidge less than I had hoped for), which seems to confirm for me that both my AVR and vintage receiver are under-amped for driving the 650's. It definitely opened up the sound and made the 650's sound nice across the entire frequency spectrum.

 

Unfortunately, I couldn't directly compare the Icon HD with my existing systems because, stupid me, I didn't realize that the Icon HD is digital (USB) input only. I had to hook it up through my computer USB port. I'm looking for an amp with analog inputs to run either directly from my disc player (analog out) or in the receiver's tape monitor loop, so, I boxed it up and shipped it back.

 

I do have a Schiit Audio Asgard on the way. So far, I have had outstanding dealings with them (very responsive customer service) and I am looking forward to trying their product. I am hoping it exceeds the performance of the Icon HD, though if it merely matches it, I will keep it.

 


Intersesting comments regarding the performance of the vintage receiver vs. the hp amp.  I find it surprising that you consider the receiver "under-amped" in its ability to drive the Senns.  Maybe it just reflects the overall sound quality from the receiver. Any other opinions on the hp-out from vintage receivers, amps, etc.in their ability to get the 650s to sing.  (Let's say pre-Chinese manufacture from major audio companies).
 

 

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