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post #5311 of 36890
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Originally Posted by ac500 View PostThis gives as flat of treble as I can tell.


Odd.  The 650 has a giant 8kHzpeak already.

 

post #5312 of 36890

Well I'm just saying since my equalization isn't very precise, I add a slow curve starting at 8khz and leading up to a big boost at 16khz. The most important part is the 16khz boost. The boosted 8khz is just to add more boost to the 10khz, since my equalizer doesn't allow me that much fine control.

post #5313 of 36890

Uhhh, screen cap. please ac500?

post #5314 of 36890

Edit: I thought I had one on my profile but it seems not. I'm away from home now for the holidays and I'm using a less than ideal EQ on my laptop, so I can't really give a screencap of my fine-tuned settings (I lost them).


Edited by ac500 - 12/20/11 at 8:04pm
post #5315 of 36890
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

I don't get why people are okay with equalizing a random music player, as though they play everything from there.
I do get it. I play literally all music from foobar2000, and only occasionally do I play music from youtube.
Also: People might want different sound signatures for different applications. e.g. when watching movies you might want a bit more bass to increase impact, or slightly elevated mids to make it easier to understand what is being said.

That being said, I do sometimes miss my crossfeed DSP when watching movies, since watching movies is unfortunately impossible in foobar2000.
post #5316 of 36890

I EQ in winamp because if I am going to be EQing(which I only do for bass), the music I'll be doing it for would be played in winamp and not spotify(my other music player). I just have to remember to lower the volume a lot when I go to other applications because I do the whole, drop all the frequencies low and boost the ones you want boosted up to 0db or around there. So when I go out of winamp, the bass is massive....but SO IS EVERYTHING ELSE basshead.gif

post #5317 of 36890

My 650's just came in today!

 

Have them in their box (partially opened) playing a lossless playlist of ~1,050 songs of all varieties at just above tolerable listening levels. Pretty much all of the Pink Floyd, Metallica (including S&M), Weezer, Coldplay, Disturbed, Foo Fighters, Fall out Boy, Blink 182, Incubus, Linkin Park, Sublime and The Offspring albums including acoustic and orchestral versions of many songs.

 

Hopefully that playlist will provide good burn in for the next 100-200 hours.

 

So happy right now.

post #5318 of 36890
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Originally Posted by Boyiee View Post

My 650's just came in today!

 

Have them in their box (partially opened) playing a lossless playlist of ~1,050 songs of all varieties at just above tolerable listening levels. Pretty much all of the Pink Floyd, Metallica (including S&M), Weezer, Coldplay, Disturbed, Foo Fighters, Fall out Boy, Blink 182, Incubus, Linkin Park, Sublime and The Offspring albums including acoustic and orchestral versions of many songs.

 

Hopefully that playlist will provide good burn in for the next 100-200 hours.

 

So happy right now.


I don't think you need 100-200 hours, honestly. They settled down and took shape after 24 hours. I didn't hear any change at all after that.

 

post #5319 of 36890
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post


I don't think you need 100-200 hours, honestly. They settled down and took shape after 24 hours. I didn't hear any change at all after that.

 



Good to know, I'll see how they sound tomorrow.

 

I haven't touched my EQ in winamp, any tips?

post #5320 of 36890

I say listen to them flat first. See how you like them and continue to do so over the next few days. After that, they should really be in fine shape and your ears accustomed to how they sound. If you want to EQ after that, go and get this EQ

 

http://www.winamp.com/plugin/shibatch-equalizer-plugin/4591

 

Allows for full equalizing across the spectrum. It was a bit confusing at first but then I realized how it worked and went to mess with it after that. Only thing I can say is that if you are messing with it while playing tracks, it can sometimes crash winamp for whatever reason but it isn't often it'll do that. I personally just use the number input system since that is the most accurate.

post #5321 of 36890

Thank you. I'll wait till after my burn in period before I start screwing around. There should be enough bass, vocals, and highs mixed in within this playlist to get them where I want.

post #5322 of 36890
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Originally Posted by sphinxvc View Post

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To be honest, I'm not sure where I went wrong.  I followed it precisely except for adding the optional reflex dot.  Still, I wouldn't knock the T50s nor it's proponents because I've heard a well-tuned DIY T50 before, and they're good.

 

On another note: my commissioned Cavalli Tube Hybrid is ready!  I just have to go pick it up from my builder.  

 

Here's my new HD650 amp:

 

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Nice. How does it compare to the O2? Any better and it's an Apache slayer wink.gif
 

 

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If you liked the Grado sound maybe you should try an higher model to the same price range as the HD650. If you think the SR60 was lacking detail try the SR325is or the Alessandro MS2i for a little bit laid back.

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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post

I certainly hope so guys, I certainly do. I like that Grado sound but I totally feel a major flaw is detail(which probably improves up the line) and the fact that the sound really can vary in what it works for wildly I feel. Like I feel it is great for very specific sounding rock, specific sounding pop, etc.

 

 

Anyway, speaking of gospel choir stuff. I have never heard of anyone on head-fi who likes it, I wonder what headphones out there compliment it.



 

 

post #5324 of 36890

Hi everyone new to the forum and just joined the 650 family. They are being powered by a SR-71 and or my Anthem I-225. So far I feel my Audio Technica ATH-ESW9a sound better.  The 650 only have five hours on them however so I think they will sound better after break in. I have read many great things about these headphones hopefully they achieve the sound I'm looking for.

post #5325 of 36890

Well FWIW I had Audio Technica AD2000s for a while and sold them, since ultimately I found the HD650 better all-around. The AD2000s had a flatter sound signature, but I've EQed my HD650s to my liking and often prefer them unEQed.

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