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I've never heard the soundstage described as narrow before...

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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

...and I’m actually in the middle of shopping for my second pair right now...


And 33 hours later they're on my head.  biggrin.gif

 

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I hate the narrow soundstage of the 650s. I have a Darkvoice 337 and PS Audio DLIII as a DAC. It looks like the DV337 is the best the 650s can have and I'm not impressed. It must be the amp though. With the two volume knobs, I can never get the imaging right.



Concerning...

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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

I hate the narrow soundstage of the 650s. I have a Darkvoice 337 and PS Audio DLIII as a DAC. It looks like the DV337 is the best the 650s can have and I'm not impressed. It must be the amp though. With the two volume knobs, I can never get the imaging right.



The soundstage can be bit narrow on the HD650 without proper amplification.  This is one area that tube amps help the most.  Hmm, what's your budget for a possible replacement amp if you decide the Darkvoice is not working for ya?  Though, I'm surprised you're still finding the soundstage narrow even with the Darkvoice.


Edited by Digital-Pride - 12/15/11 at 5:42pm
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And 33 hours later they're on my head.  biggrin.gif

 



Keep us informed on how you're getting on with them again. Are they new? if so, how do they compare to the last ones you bought. Only, I keep reading that some people are finding the new ones brighter. (I don't mean the silver driver change) 

 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Keep us informed on how you're getting on with them again. Are they new? if so, how do they compare to the last ones you bought. Only, I keep reading that some people are finding the new ones brighter. (I don't mean the silver driver change) 


Getting on with them well.  The tonal balance sounds better this time around, and not because this pair is different, but just because I think I've come to understand the tonal balance of neutrality better.  To keep in line with recent discussion, I think staging sounds fine.  Natural.  It works.  Separation is good, a step above something like the HD600.  Holographic imaging, no, none of that, it's not on the level of HD800s or the R10 in that department but that's expected/obvious/fair, no? 

 

Bass extends nice and low and timbre sounds good, though timbre is not on the level of something like the LCD-2s.  

The treble isn't as grain free, smooth and "endlessly" extended as some cans, thinking of the HE-6/SR-009 here.  

 

I'm really enjoying how engaging they are, and that's why I bought them over again.  They haven't disappointed.

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Well..I just received my HD650 and I have to say that I like them. I can't comment on what they actually sound like since my Yulong D100 hasn't arrived but straight from my PC I can definitely see myself really grinning when these hp's have a proper amp and/or dac. Since I'm merely coming from a pair of HFI-580s


Edited by Flipsidiaz - 12/16/11 at 3:09pm
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What type of music do you listen to flip? Let us know how it goes!

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Right now my music mainly consists of hip-hop but I'm really starting to expand to acoustic, rock, different bass/ambient genres, and am looking into classical/jazz/blues if anything makes me sit back relax. Pretty diverse but I think the HD650s will please me.

 

And I will definitely give my impressions with the yulong D100.

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I listen to pretty much everything under the sun, and find that the 650's do it all justice. I've especially grown fond of the bass representation, and really enjoy the 650's presentation of most hip-hop. Plus, it's the only headphone I've got where I can go from Iron and Wine to Mastodon to Stars of the Lid to Miles Davis to Tom Waits to GZA/Genius and have it handle everything without complaint. It truly is a dream headphone for someone who listens to a wide variety of genres.
 

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Right now my music mainly consists of hip-hop but I'm really starting to expand to acoustic, rock, different bass/ambient genres, and am looking into classical/jazz/blues if anything makes me sit back relax. Pretty diverse but I think the HD650s will please me.

 

And I will definitely give my impressions with the yulong D100.



 

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I listen to pretty much everything under the sun, and find that the 650's do it all justice. I've especially grown fond of the bass representation, and really enjoy the 650's presentation of most hip-hop. Plus, it's the only headphone I've got where I can go from Iron and Wine to Mastodon to Stars of the Lid to Miles Davis to Tom Waits to GZA/Genius and have it handle everything without complaint. It truly is a dream headphone for someone who listens to a wide variety of genres.
 



 


 

That is what I'm pretty much looking for. The only thing I worry about is that I a big hump of my listening is j-pop and that stuff is bright sounding a lot of the time. But the only thing I can say is that no can is perfect(especially for this price range) and I'm going to have to deal with that.

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Can't really say that I'm a big J-Pop fan, but when the (mostly) metal band Boris suddenly went J-Pop this year (or at least, released a J-Pop album) I was a big enough admirer of their work to give it a try. I actually just listened to that particular album a couple of nights ago on my 650s, and while I wasn't actively listening to it (had it on more for background noise than for anything else) it all sounded pretty right to me. No doubt about it, the 650 is a fairly laid back and somewhat dark can, which is perhaps not totally ideal for listening to pop--but they groove so well that it's difficult to complain. Just my two cents.
 

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That is what I'm pretty much looking for. The only thing I worry about is that I a big hump of my listening is j-pop and that stuff is bright sounding a lot of the time. But the only thing I can say is that no can is perfect(especially for this price range) and I'm going to have to deal with that.



 

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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post

Can't really say that I'm a big J-Pop fan, but when the (mostly) metal band Boris suddenly went J-Pop this year (or at least, released a J-Pop album) I was a big enough admirer of their work to give it a try. I actually just listened to that particular album a couple of nights ago on my 650s, and while I wasn't actively listening to it (had it on more for background noise than for anything else) it all sounded pretty right to me. No doubt about it, the 650 is a fairly laid back and somewhat dark can, which is perhaps not totally ideal for listening to pop--but they groove so well that it's difficult to complain. Just my two cents.
 



 


 

That is kind of what I'm expecting honestly. Jpop is a very rangey genre though, especially when you encompass anime music into the genre. Older stuff is A LOT more acoustic sounding choosing to go the route of using live instruments and incorporating lots of elements into it so to me, I think they'll serve fine overall. It is just that modern jpop will probably better served with something like a beyer or denon. But when I look at all the other stuff I listen to, I think the HD650 can do no wrong. Except I keep hearing people are not fans of it on classical because the highs but prior to a few weeks ago, I was under the exact opposite impression.

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Any huge Michael Jackson fans got HD650s? Being my favorite artist I'd really appreciate some in depth thoughts for each of his albums.

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Any huge Michael Jackson fans got HD650s? Being my favorite artist I'd really appreciate some in depth thoughts for each of his albums.



I've listened to some MJ on the HD650's. Not exactly the best pairing. I'll report back tomorrow after doing some auditioning with a mini review. smile.gif

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