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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

Going to be soldering a custom cable for the HD650. I can't believe how cheap it is to find good cable parts. Copper, Sennhesier plugs, wrapping, and a Neutrik plug all come under $70...

Oooh. I'd love to see pics of that when you're done.
But I actually find $70 quite expensive. What kind of wire do you use? Because I'd expect it do be possible to build a custom cable for $30-40.
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May you recommend a BOM for this budget?    
 

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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

Because I'd expect it do be possible to build a custom cable for $30-40.


 

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Originally Posted by Pojosama View Post

I am so close to pulling the trigger on a refurbished pair of these things! I have some questions, though.

 

Do refurbs generally come with the box as a new pair would?

 

Would the creative X-Fi HD USB DAC (http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi-HD-Sound/M/B004275EO4.htm) be ok to power these things starting out? If not, what will it sound like underpowered? I plan on getting a Schiit Asgard amp later on to couple with the DAC and the HD650.

 


The DAC section is probably Decent, I'm not sure the amp section will be good enough.  You're probably better off using your PC's headphone jack until you saved enough for the asgard and a DAC.

 

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May you recommend a BOM for this budget?    
 



 

I have never actually made a cable myself. I was just stating that $70 actually seemed expensive to me.
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I love my HD650 so much it does nothing wrong and I have really no compliats.  But the kind of guy I am that can't leave well enough alone and keep thinking there must be something even better this so I've ordered LCD2 Rev2.  Hopefully it really is an upgrade and not a sideways move.

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Originally Posted by eantala View Post

I love my HD650 so much it does nothing wrong and I have really no compliats.  But the kind of guy I am that can't leave well enough alone and keep thinking there must be something even better this so I've ordered LCD2 Rev2.  Hopefully it really is an upgrade and not a sideways move.



Don't worry, it'll be an upgrade.  What system will you plugging the LCD-2 into?

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Originally Posted by eantala View Post

I love my HD650 so much it does nothing wrong and I have really no compliats.  But the kind of guy I am that can't leave well enough alone and keep thinking there must be something even better this so I've ordered LCD2 Rev2.  Hopefully it really is an upgrade and not a sideways move.



YOULL LOVE THEM...probably wont listen to your HDs anymore!

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Don't worry, it'll be an upgrade.  What system will you plugging the LCD-2 into?



right now I have a mhdt havana and amps are bottlehead crack speedball otl and also got a schiit asgard.

hd650 does well with either or those, with LCD-2 bottlehead is out but I'll have to see if the lcd-2 does ok with the asgard or I'll have to look into getting something with more output.

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Originally Posted by eantala View Post



right now I have a mhdt havana and amps are bottlehead crack speedball otl and also got a schiit asgard.

hd650 does well with either or those, with LCD-2 bottlehead is out but I'll have to see if the lcd-2 does ok with the asgard or I'll have to look into getting something with more output.


 

Nice setup!  I think your LCD-2 will sound niiiicce.smily_headphones1.gif

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The more I love my HD600 the more I think I may love the HD650, too, but for different reasons. They're starting to tempt me...

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The more I love my HD600 the more I think I may love the HD650, too, but for different reasons. They're starting to tempt me...


I've been feeling the same lately tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


Oooh. I'd love to see pics of that when you're done.
But I actually find $70 quite expensive. What kind of wire do you use? Because I'd expect it do be possible to build a custom cable for $30-40.


Yeah, I'm still looking around. I was looking at litz wire, which is expensive, still haven't decided....

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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

Going to be soldering a custom cable for the HD650. I can't believe how cheap it is to find good cable parts. Copper, Sennhesier plugs, wrapping, and a Neutrik plug all come under $70...



I prefer silver cabling

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I prefer silver cabling



I might do silver cabling...

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Silver + HD 650's = bliss.

 

I actually prefer copper for HD 600's, but everything is an upgrade for either of them. regular_smile%20.gif 600's are good on Silver, and even though it's hyper resolving, it becomes a little bright. Copper is perfect for HD 600. (We're talking about upgrade cables, stock has nothing to do with these comparisons).

 

Now what I found shocking (yet still forseeable) was when Silvered HD 650 turn out to sound very similar to Copper HD 600, in terms of frequency response. Still not quite the same, but even closer. I would say the difference on both combos is there, but it's almost negligeable.

 

Both Silvered HD 650's and 'Coppered HD 600's sound very good. It's very hard to pick a clear victor between them. I like them both.


Edited by Hennyo - 1/7/12 at 11:49am
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