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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

some people appreciate their hd650 with aftermarket cables.  its not like the whole thread is about cables. yet you people come in here and ruin threads. im not forcing anyone to buy anything.  people know both sides of the argument. if they want to try a cable let them. its not your job to police whether one uses an aftermarket cable or not. 



And it's not your job to come in here and perpetrate a concept which has had no viable proof for over 30 years. tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

Listening to "Time" and "This Land" through the TTVJ Slim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow.

 

 

How loud are you listening?

 

Does the TTVJ slim have a gain switch?  If so, which position?
 

 

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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post



And it's not your job to come in here and perpetrate a concept which has had no viable proof for over 30 years. tongue.gif



 rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post

 

 

How loud are you listening?

 

Does the TTVJ slim have a gain switch?  If so, which position?
 

 



Yes it has gain, up to 20 Db. I'm on 0 gain right now at a little over half volume = lightish purple on the volume indicator light.

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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post



Yes it has gain, up to 20 Db. I'm on 0 gain right now at a little over half volume = lightish purple on the volume indicator light.



Do you notice any difference in the sound quality between 0 gain and high gain?

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Do you notice any difference in the sound quality between 0 gain and high gain?


I noticed a slight difference between the 0 and 10 dB gain : the latter had very slightly coarser upper mids / trebles and slightly less micro-details / refinement. It was very subtle though. Anyway, it's usually best to keep the gain at a minimum, as long as the volume is high enough.

I use my TTVJ Slim with the HD650 at 0 db gain and at the palest blue setting (just before it turns turquoise).

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Hey guys, I recently just got a pair of HD 650's and I am in the market searching for solutions that would maximize the headphone's potential. I was looking into the possibility of getting a Fiio E9 and E10 setup to do so. What are your opinions of this combo? (My source will be from my laptop).

I have a $200 budget (and I know its not much to work with when trying to get the best quality out of these headphones), but I am also open to other alternatives.

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I'll sell you my iBasso D4 Mamba portable for that price shipped, or do your own research and make me an offer. It's great condition and everything. So durable, dropped it and it dinged my laptop, not the other way around lol. Lost a screw but I'll put in a spare thats included. I haven't heard any other amps in this price range but the 650s sound not bad through it. It has a 3.5mm auxiliary in or out, so you could connect your own DAC ( I could include the RCA to 3.5mm cable for that) or for output because it has a built in DAC when used over USB. So if you don't have a DAC you can connect it by USB (cable included) and connect the 650s to the headphone out and bam there's your rig! Great for $200 shipped, eh?

 

I realize that sounded so much like an ad but I really am making a suggestion. Feel free to suggest better options but I truly think it is not a bad match for the 650s, almost regardless of the fact I wanna sell it from lack of use/need ;) P.S. I mentioned this earlier in the thread, not just saying this out of the blue to try getting a sale.
 

Edit: Here's the post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/197776/sennheiser-hd650-appreciation-thread/4185#post_7690124

I mention a $220 price tag for it new so yeah you can make me an offer, $20 less than retail doesn't sound fair to me either, regardless of condition.

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Originally Posted by Saturn View Post

Hey guys, I recently just got a pair of HD 650's and I am in the market searching for solutions that would maximize the headphone's potential. I was looking into the possibility of getting a Fiio E9 and E10 setup to do so. What are your opinions of this combo? (My source will be from my laptop).

I have a $200 budget (and I know its not much to work with when trying to get the best quality out of these headphones), but I am also open to other alternatives.



 


Edited by jtaylor991 - 12/2/11 at 7:49pm
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Don't wanna spoil the sale here but he is a noob... and the D4 gives 250mw into 32 ohms, thats ideal for Grados but not for 300 ohm 650's.

 

Don't fret, you'll sell your D4 but in my opinion its not ideal for the Senns

 

 

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Yeah I'm a noob, but just sayin' amp wise the thing sounds great for it's price compared with my Darkvoice 337 from what I remember.
 

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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

I'll sell you my iBasso D4 Mamba portable for that price shipped, or do your own research and make me an offer. It's great condition and everything. So durable, dropped it and it dinged my laptop, not the other way around lol. Lost a screw but I'll put in a spare thats included. I haven't heard any other amps in this price range but the 650s sound not bad through it. It has a 3.5mm auxiliary in or out, so you could connect your own DAC ( I could include the RCA to 3.5mm cable for that) or for output because it has a built in DAC when used over USB. So if you don't have a DAC you can connect it by USB (cable included) and connect the 650s to the headphone out and bam there's your rig! Great for $200 shipped, eh?

 

I realize that sounded so much like an ad but I really am making a suggestion. Feel free to suggest better options but I truly think it is not a bad match for the 650s, almost regardless of the fact I wanna sell it from lack of use/need ;) P.S. I mentioned this earlier in the thread, not just saying this out of the blue to try getting a sale.
 

Edit: Here's the post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/197776/sennheiser-hd650-appreciation-thread/4185#post_7690124

I mention a $220 price tag for it new so yeah you can make me an offer, $20 less than retail doesn't sound fair to me either, regardless of condition.



 



 



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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Don't wanna spoil the sale here but he is a noob... and the D4 gives 250mw into 32 ohms, thats ideal for Grados but not for 300 ohm 650's.

 

Don't fret, you'll sell your D4 but in my opinion its not ideal for the Senns

 

 



 

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What do you guys use to amp your HD650?

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Icon HDP = Heaven

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Originally Posted by Hennyo View Post

Icon HDP = Heaven



I have one too as my main setup and it pairs pretty well.

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Originally Posted by Saturn View Post

Hey guys, I recently just got a pair of HD 650's and I am in the market searching for solutions that would maximize the headphone's potential. I was looking into the possibility of getting a Fiio E9 and E10 setup to do so. What are your opinions of this combo? (My source will be from my laptop).

I have a $200 budget (and I know its not much to work with when trying to get the best quality out of these headphones), but I am also open to other alternatives.


O2 should be the bees knees.

 



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Originally Posted by rezel View Post

What do you guys use to amp your HD650?


See above.

 

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    HP-out from an Integra (Onkyo) Integrated Amp = Mucho Heaven.


 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post



But, as is nearly always the case with first impressions with these phones- don't expect to be "blown away" first time you try them. A good headphone doesn't draw your attention to anything, just gives you the music how it should be. That said, warmth and soundstage are attributes often mentioned.

 

 


I couldn't agree more about the initial aural impression of the 650's.  They won't beat you over the head like some lesser hps.

 

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