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still saving funds to buy the equipment for making bottlehead crack to pair up with my HD650.

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The HD650 really only ever came alive for me with solid state amps that had a lot of power. The cheapest pairing that sounded good to me was a modified PPA... not sure how easy it is to get one of those anymore.

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One thing I really like about HD650s is how versatile they seem to be for equalization, in my experience. You can equalize these with some pretty massive bass if you want, and they handle it effortlessly. Also, I found if I boost 16-25khz it really helps for some songs where treble is important (although it does create that 'fake detail' sound).

 

> The HD650 really only ever came alive for me with solid state amps that had a lot of power. The cheapest pairing that sounded good to me was a modified PPA... not sure how easy it is to get one of those anymore.

 

So, what kind of power levels?


Edited by ac500 - 11/21/11 at 3:55pm
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One thing I really like about HD650s is how versatile they seem to be for equalization, in my experience. You can equalize these with some pretty massive bass if you want, and they handle it effortlessly. Also, I found if I boost 16-25khz it really helps for some songs where treble is important (although it does create that 'fake detail' sound).

 

> The HD650 really only ever came alive for me with solid state amps that had a lot of power. The cheapest pairing that sounded good to me was a modified PPA... not sure how easy it is to get one of those anymore.

 

So, what kind of power levels?



Power levels over 9000!!!!!   I'm so sorry, I just couldn't resist.tongue_smile.gif

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Power levels over 9000!!!!!   I'm so sorry, I just couldn't resist.tongue_smile.gif

 

What does it say about his power level?

 

It's OVER Nine-Thousaaaaaaaaaaand! "What-nine thousand?! That can't be right."

 


Edited by Hennyo - 11/22/11 at 8:47am
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9000 but what type of units? Watts? VOLTS?!?!

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but what type of units?


Mormons.

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Yes it definitely sounds somewhat dull, in this case the HD650 are a bad choice that I've made because I'm more or less finished with my budget with the HD650 + DacPort.

 

A good warning for those who are buying the HD650, be prepared to spend much more then you think with the HD650. Then again those who buy HD650 should know this, as I did but I didn't expect them to be this unsatisfying without proper equipment. At least not worth the amount I've spent so far.

 

I'll be switching to Audio technica.

 

 

Nothing is going to sound great right out of the DacPort.  Get yourself an inexpensive O2 amp before you sell your 650s.

 

 

 

Btw, did you buy your 650s new?

 

Regards

 

USG 
 

 

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Nothing is going to sound great right out of the DacPort.  Get yourself an inexpensive O2 amp before you sell your 650s.

 

 

 

Btw, did you buy your 650s new?

 

Regards

 

USG 
 

 



Interesting, did not know about that amp at all, and the price seems amazing. On the other hand getting one is a different story with group buys and such. Ah, you have to solder the stuff yourself, I have no confidence in that >_>

 

And I have bought it used but the first owner had less then a few hours on it.


Edited by Rayzee - 11/22/11 at 4:52pm
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Interesting, did not know about that amp at all, and the price seems amazing. On the other hand getting one is a different story with group buys and such. Ah, you have to solder the stuff yourself, I have no confidence in that >_>

 

And I have bought it used but the first owner had less then a few hours on it.


JDSLabs had them for $95 assembled without front panel/enclosure.  Just pick up a AC adapter and give it a try.  Would love to know how it sounds with the 650's!

 

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JDSLabs had them for $95 assembled without front panel/enclosure.  Just pick up a AC adapter and give it a try.  Would love to know how it sounds with the 650's!

 

 

Very tempted, though excuse the beginner question, how does one connect the dac to the amp exactly? Do you need to buy a wire for this? On one side of the dacport, it's for the USB and the otherside is for the headphone (6.5mm)

 

 

 

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Very tempted, though excuse the beginner question, how does one connect the dac to the amp exactly? Do you need to buy a wire for this? On one side of the dacport, it's for the USB and the otherside is for the headphone (6.5mm)

 

 

 

 

Think you'd need one of these:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021812&p_id=5575&seq=1&format=2

 

and one of these:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10429&cs_id=1042903&p_id=7139&seq=1&format=2

 

So 6.35mm to 3.5mm adapter goes into DACport, then 3.5mm male/male cable goes into adapter and input of O2.
 

 

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Maybe the Dacport doesn't drive the HD650 to their full potential and yes they sound dull. But to claim that it cannot drive anything right is a bit extreme. I drive my DT1350, SRH940 and my Grado's very well and does magic with IEM's.

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Nothing is going to sound great right out of the DacPort.  Get yourself an inexpensive O2 amp before you sell your 650s.

 

 

 

Btw, did you buy your 650s new?

 

Regards

 

USG 
 

 



 

 


Edited by Twinster - 11/22/11 at 7:11pm
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Interesting, did not know about that amp at all, and the price seems amazing. On the other hand getting one is a different story with group buys and such. Ah, you have to solder the stuff yourself, I have no confidence in that >_>

 

And I have bought it used but the first owner had less then a few hours on it.


Do you know the first owner personally?

 



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Maybe the Dacport doesn't drive the HD650 to their full potential and yes they sound dull. But to claim that it cannot drive anything right is a bit extreme. I drive my DT1350, SRH940 and my Grado's very well and does magic with IEM's.



 

 


Your right, it was a bit extreme.

 

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I'm quite surprised at how well the TTVJ Slim can drive the HD650's. They don't sound half bad.

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