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post #5416 of 37729

still waiting for my bottlehead crack to amp up with the 650.

 

very very disappointed on the hd650 right now, with my auinst rig. I am upgrading from SRH840, and i still feel that teh SRH840 slightly outperform HD650. although it is still less than 50hrs burn in.

 

hope the sound will improve when it is fully burnt in and the new amp arrive!!

will the dac also improve the sound detail when i listen??

post #5417 of 37729

I've found that burn-in doesn't do much with the 650s--or, if it does, it occurs within a day. However, the 650 does scale up powerfully, so the better the amp and the more impressive the DAC, the happier you'll be with it.
 

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still waiting for my bottlehead crack to amp up with the 650.

 

very very disappointed on the hd650 right now, with my auinst rig. I am upgrading from SRH840, and i still feel that teh SRH840 slightly outperform HD650. although it is still less than 50hrs burn in.

 

hope the sound will improve when it is fully burnt in and the new amp arrive!!

will the dac also improve the sound detail when i listen??



 

post #5418 of 37729

HD-650s are a dream balanced using an Ibasso PB1 or PB2...

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Originally Posted by Hughkk View Post

still waiting for my bottlehead crack to amp up with the 650.

 

very very disappointed on the hd650 right now, with my auinst rig. I am upgrading from SRH840, and i still feel that teh SRH840 slightly outperform HD650. although it is still less than 50hrs burn in.

 

hope the sound will improve when it is fully burnt in and the new amp arrive!!

will the dac also improve the sound detail when i listen??



The Audinst isn't exactly the best amp for the HD650. You need a bright and potent amp for the HD650 to really shine.

post #5420 of 37729

Yes, the HD650 sound horrible (bass heavy/muddy) without the proper amp


Edited by paulybatz - 12/30/11 at 10:48am
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Yes, the HD650 sound horrible (bass heavy/muddy) without the proper amp



Ah. Not totally/ While it doesn't sound perfect on the Audinst, it should sound alright if you have the silver driver HD650's. I'm interested to know if he has the older version or the updated version of the H650.

post #5422 of 37729

...meaning, relatively speaking...auditioned the HD650 on an amp that was powering my RS1i to perfection and the HD650 sounded horrible...have to have the precise combo with these phones, many dont understand that and think it is the headphones...or may say its the amp, when the amp would be perfect with other phones just not the 650s

 

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...meaning, relatively speaking...auditioned the HD650 on an amp that was powering my RS1i to perfection and the HD650 sounded horrible...have to have the precise combo with these phones, many dont understand that and think it is the headphones...or may say its the amp, when the amp would be perfect with other phones just not the 650s

 

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Maybe you just like bright headphones. Remember, the RS1i's are a lot different than the HD650s, and you may just like forward, hyper detailed sound of the RS1i's. The HD650's may just not be to your tastes.

post #5424 of 37729
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Maybe you just like bright headphones. Remember, the RS1i's are a lot different than the HD650s, and you may just like forward, hyper detailed sound of the RS1i's. The HD650's may just not be to your tastes.



Umm, NO, I LOVE the 650s...they personally only sound good when balanced and powered by my PB1 or PB2...other amps do not drive them appropriately, they are great phones but fickle..some other phones like grado, ultrasone are very easy to drive

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Wait, what? sorry, can't really read that, your sentence is a little jumbled. You think that the Q701 should be MJ's headphone? No, don't agree with that. Sure, they're fast, but the midrange isn't all that amazing, clear, but not the best. And yes, in some ways, it's better than the HD650. Speedier, more resolved, More layered soundstage, and top end extensions doesn't have the signature veil like the HD650.

No, you got it all wrong. It should be MJs headphone because Quincy Jones helped to tune it. This is the guy who produced off the wall, thriller, and bad and I just expected this headphone to be the best match MJ could of ever had with any can. Who knows, I could personally still think that after I listen to it but still...thia is upsetting news.
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No, you got it all wrong. It should be MJs headphone because Quincy Jones helped to tune it. This is the guy who produced off the wall, thriller, and bad and I just expected this headphone to be the best match MJ could of ever had with any can. Who knows, I could personally still think that after I listen to it but still...thia is upsetting news.


i'm not a big MJ fan anyway (as a matter of fact, I really don't like his style of music). Find somebody who likes MJ, and ask them how it sounds through the Q701's.

 

post #5427 of 37729

Does anyone know if its safe to clip a zalman mic to the HD650 cable?

 

It doesn't seem to cause much stress on the cable or pinch it at all, but I'd like opinions anyway.

post #5428 of 37729

IDK, I wouldnt put stress on the connectors as they attach to the phone...

 

post #5429 of 37729

about the clip - well i sometimes do something similar with my old ipod shuffle and my beyers - as said above my hd650s have just arrived so theyre still in permanantly fixed to my pc for burn in.

 

will it harm the phones - unlikely , however you can do it with some precautions

due to the cable being relatively long if you curl them and fix with a small strap of velcro or similar it allows you to have the tiny wieght of the clip on the wire but not directly on the straight pull from the connectors.

 

so yes fine to do but probably safer not to.

post #5430 of 37729

Would a Xonar Essence be enought to power the allmighty HD 650? And possible upgrade to an Fiio E9 amp later?


EDIT: Im realy close to order one :D

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