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post #4276 of 36851

I remember reading that the HD 650s are bad for rock music, but I've been listening to some soft rock and it sounds good to me so far. Could anyone recommend a piece of music that is really bad for the HD 650? Something that sounds at its worst for these particular headphones? I want to hear it because I'm kind of curious to hear what the HD 650s don't do well.

post #4277 of 36851

Bad for rock is another myth perpetuated by those who haven't truly heard these cans. I'm listening to At the Drive In's Relationship of Command at the moment. The attack and energy is there, and the guitars are appropriately aggressive with bite and texture. Veiled? Lol!

post #4278 of 36851

 

I've never heard or read people say the HD 650s are bad for rock. I think you're confusing them with some other headphones. I remember reading people say the HD 600s and HD 650s are good for rock, but the HD 600 is better.

 

None of my music sounds bad with the HD 650s. But that's just me. Maybe metal?


Edited by Blisse - 9/1/11 at 10:49pm
post #4279 of 36851

That's weird, I can't seem to find that info either. Searching reveals a lot of people saying they're quite good actually. I'm not sure where I got that impression then.

 

I think maybe it was due to a bunch of posts saying that Grados are "better" at rock in my what-should-I-buy thread where some people recommended Grados and I was asking about the differences. I also don't remember anyone saying the HD 650s sound bad with anything, but just that some things they sound "mediocre", so maybe I asked using the wrong words.


Edited by ac500 - 9/1/11 at 11:44pm
post #4280 of 36851
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Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

 

I've never heard or read people say the HD 650s are bad for rock. I think you're confusing them with some other headphones. I remember reading people say the HD 600s and HD 650s are good for rock, but the HD 600 is better.

 

None of my music sounds bad with the HD 650s. But that's just me. Maybe metal?


metal's great for me, strong midrange and takes some of the edge of the badly produced treble nicely.

 

post #4281 of 36851

Negatives for the HD650 are all myths. smily_headphones1.gif

post #4282 of 36851
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Originally Posted by fenixdown110 View Post

Negatives for the HD650 are all myths. smily_headphones1.gif



Agreed :)

The better your amp & source, the better your HD650 will sound (imo)

Ofcourse if you're not looking for that soundsignature or if you like something far more analytical, you will probably say it doesn't sound good for rock/metal/jazz or whatever

 

It's practically the only headphone I still use at home. It's simply great and I love it.

post #4283 of 36851

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being un-amped, and 10 being the best dac/amp setup possible for the HD 650's, where would you rate the NFB-12 as a dac/amp for the HD650?

post #4284 of 36851

Would it be a good combination to get a BCL + MSII+ to power these headphones for the money? If not, what other DAC should I get?

post #4285 of 36851

whats the best amp for the 650's ?

 

post #4286 of 36851
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Originally Posted by kellybundy110 View Post

whats the best amp for the 650's ?

 



The 3 amps I use are a GS-1, a Rockhopper M^3 and a Woo 3.  The GS-1 is by far the best of the group.  The 637/627 M^3 and the Cetron tubed Woo 3 have extremely similar sound signatures and are hard to tell apart.  If I had to choose between the two, I'd choose the M^3.  Tubes burn out and deteriorate from the moment you plug them in and Jack Woo told me that it's not a good idea to leave the amp on for more than 8 hrs at a time.  No such problems with accidentally leaving the M^3 on.  The case doesn't even get warm to the touch.  In it's favor, my Woo 3 has a pre-amp out like the GS-1.

post #4287 of 36851

I plan on buying in a short while.

 

Which should I go for?

 

The NFB-12 for $200+$30 shipping.

 

or

 

The E7+E9 for $180+$5 shipping.

 

Is there anything else I should consider?

 

post #4288 of 36851
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Originally Posted by jTizMLG View Post

I plan on buying in a short while.

 

Which should I go for?

 

The NFB-12 for $200+$30 shipping.

 

or

 

The E7+E9 for $180+$5 shipping.

 

Is there anything else I should consider?

 


You should go for the O2 amp.  It will probably measure better than what you've listed and it will cost a lot less.

 

post #4289 of 36851
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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post




You should go for the O2 amp.  It will probably measure better than what you've listed and it will cost a lot less.

 

Could you provide a link to what your talking about because I cannot seem to find that product....
 

 

post #4290 of 36851
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Originally Posted by jTizMLG View Post

Could you provide a link to what your talking about because I cannot seem to find that product....
 

 



Google it.  We're not allowed to give links.

 

If you can't find it, PM me.

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