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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

I wonder if part of the reason the HD650 is so widely loved and popular is due to its ability to make almost any music sound good. Even if some day I get an HD800 (because I like a hyper-detailed sound for good recordings), I doubt I'll ever sell my HD650... simply because there are a lot of imperfectly mastered recordings that I really enjoy that just don't sound right on my analytical headphones (SRH940).

 

When I'm listening with my analytical headphones, while it excels at some things beyond the HD650 due to more detail and speed, I find myself being very choosey of what to listen to because all the flaws are revealed.

 

Honestly I don't think either is "better" than the other -- there's a place for detailed headphones and for musical headphones that play well with imperfect recordings. In an ideal world we'd all have perfect recordings... but that's not the case.


Exactly! The HD650 isn't very revealing and some of my okay recorded rock records sound really good, whilst they sound bad on the Q701!!!

 

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Originally Posted by Time 2 Bass View Post

Is Asus Xonar Essence ST + Little Dot MK III + HD650 a solid combination? 
Can anyone please advise what should be added to the above for a better sound? Maybe a DAC?


Also use the HD650 with a Little Dot III and have changed the stock tubes to Mullard.Used Foobar but then then found out that the sound from J River is so much better...from there it goes into the HRT Music Streamer II and into the Little Dot III into the HD 650.

When I use the AKG 702, the Little Dot I+ is the better option because it provides enough current for the 702s.

Have also upgraded the interconnects which also gave me some improvements.

 

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Hmmm I just noticed the paint on the underside of the headband is starting to peel, and has already peeled off in a few places. This is from completely normal wear, no rough treatment ever.

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Yeah, that happens. . . . :S

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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Hmmm I just noticed the paint on the underside of the headband is starting to peel, and has already peeled off in a few places. This is from completely normal wear, no rough treatment ever.


I haven't seen any paint peeling on my HD650's yet after a year and a half with my pair.  I have to admit that the HD650's fit just barely snugly and comfortably on my head, without too much compression on the side of my head.  They were used and came with a small chipped paint spot on the side of the headband though.  

 

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what do people think about schiit valhalla and lyr for the HD650's
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Hmmm I just noticed the paint on the underside of the headband is starting to peel, and has already peeled off in a few places. This is from completely normal wear, no rough treatment ever.



I've babied my HD650 for the last 12 months. Noticed tiny cracks initially but small sections have started peeling off as the headphone sat unused on my Woo stand. Anyone know how much it is to replace the headband?

 

 

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Originally Posted by BitterCold View Post

what do people think about schiit valhalla and lyr for the HD650's

 

 

The HD650 is great out of the Lyr imo. How great will depend on the tubes.


Edited by olor1n - 1/15/12 at 8:12pm
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Arrgghhh! I'm seeing micro cracks on the very underside of my HD650 where the stand crevice is. I've babied them, and have had them less than half of a year! frown.gif

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will the lyr still sound great using the "stock" schiit tubes?

schiit says the lyr tubes are GE 6BZ7 NOS tubes or JJ E88CC tubes
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

Arrgghhh! I'm seeing micro cracks on the very underside of my HD650 where the stand crevice is. I've babied them, and have had them less than half of a year! frown.gif



same with mine.

i think its from the plastic of the headband flexing when we put them on and take them off.

lame

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This issue has already been discussed in multiple past threads and is a well known problem that has never been fixed. In short, many feel It's stretching of the headband that causes it. Any bending by the hands can have this effect, but some have experienced this even without doing this...

 

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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

Arrgghhh! I'm seeing micro cracks on the very underside of my HD650 where the stand crevice is. I've babied them, and have had them less than half of a year! frown.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post



same with mine.

i think its from the plastic of the headband flexing when we put them on and take them off.

lame



 

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Originally Posted by BitterCold View Post

will the lyr still sound great using the "stock" schiit tubes?

schiit says the lyr tubes are GE 6BZ7 NOS tubes or JJ E88CC tubes


Can't comment on the GE tubes as I've not heard them. There is general consensus in the Lyr tube rolling thread that they are good affordable tubes. The JJ's on the other hand I found to be incredibly coloured and lacking in transparency, with bloated bass smearing the spectrum. Not a good match with the HD650.

 

I like the Amperex A-frame Orange Globes for the HD650. They don't take away any of the HD650's strengths but present a more forward, dynamic and weighty presentation. 

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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post



same with mine.

i think its from the plastic of the headband flexing when we put them on and take them off.

lame



Yep, I agree. It's quite a bummer. Then again, I've never found the build quality of the HD650's to be superb. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post



Yep, I agree. It's quite a bummer. Then again, I've never found the build quality of the HD650's to be superb. wink.gif



Thats weird, mine are still in perfect condition. Maybe I just dont use them as much as you guys :/

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Yep, I agree. It's quite a bummer. Then again, I've never found the build quality of the HD650's to be superb. wink.gif



yeah, coming from 990/600s the first thing i noticed was the 650s build didn't feel nearly as nice as the beyers

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