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post #5611 of 36851


i swear normal_smile%20.gif

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Wait, for real?



 

post #5612 of 36851

I have to say I really didn't like my HD650's when I first got them but I have a 30 day return with Amazon so I've held on to them.  Now after a few weeks and hooked to my 3 channel starving student with a gamma 2 I finally think they are awesome!  I still don't like them with my B22 compared to my D5000s (I love the D5000s with about anything) I can't understand why a DIY amp sounds great with them compared to the B22 but I'm not complaining, must be synergy.

 

post #5613 of 36851

damn. i wish i jumped on this during thanksgiving. ugggh. they are 500 now on amazon. the heck! if anyone knows a place i can call for a better price im all ears.

post #5614 of 36851

I just got a brand new pair from an authorized dealer on eBay for $350. They have them listed for 499 but accepted my offer smily_headphones1.gif

post #5615 of 36851

Nice, that's exactly what I told someone should work a few pages back :D. I didn't even know for sure, but it's good to hear now that it works.

post #5616 of 36851

I was wondering how the HD600/650 would handle metal, things like Doom/Sludge, and the double kicks. It would more than likely be paired with E7/E9

post #5617 of 36851

A lot of people here say it is too "slow" and "muddy" for metal. I don't know what kind of metal you're listening to but when I listened to Fear Of The Dark and Hallowed Be Thy Name some minutes ago with my 650s it sounded very very good.

 

However, I think it coulb be a bit more clear and there could be a little more energy in the trebble. 

 

But some guys here recommend kinda V-shaped phones here like DT990 for metal. I would not reccomend that because imo metal is often based on twin guitars or guitars in general. So you should get a phone with great mids. Love the 650s Mids ;D

 

greez

post #5618 of 36851

I love my DT990 for metal. People act like the mids are super recessed when they really aren't. It sounds more like the bass and treble are boosted, the mids aren't muddied at all either. At least in my experience with them.

 

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A lot of people here say it is too "slow" and "muddy" for metal. I don't know what kind of metal you're listening to but when I listened to Fear Of The Dark and Hallowed Be Thy Name some minutes ago with my 650s it sounded very very good.

 

However, I think it coulb be a bit more clear and there could be a little more energy in the trebble. 

 

But some guys here recommend kinda V-shaped phones here like DT990 for metal. I would not reccomend that because imo metal is often based on twin guitars or guitars in general. So you should get a phone with great mids. Love the 650s Mids ;D

 

greez

 

On topic: I think the HD650s might be getting me into jazz. I listened to Kind of Blue and it sounded waaay more engaging than I have ever remembered it being. Less boring too.. tongue.gif
 

 

post #5619 of 36851

Well, if you listen to slow and muddy metal, than the 650 is pretty cool. ^^ (Talking like, Sunn O))) slow and muddy here.)
 

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I was wondering how the HD600/650 would handle metal, things like Doom/Sludge, and the double kicks. It would more than likely be paired with E7/E9

 

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Originally Posted by authistic View Post

A lot of people here say it is too "slow" and "muddy" for metal. I don't know what kind of metal you're listening to but when I listened to Fear Of The Dark and Hallowed Be Thy Name some minutes ago with my 650s it sounded very very good.

 

However, I think it coulb be a bit more clear and there could be a little more energy in the trebble. 

 

But some guys here recommend kinda V-shaped phones here like DT990 for metal. I would not reccomend that because imo metal is often based on twin guitars or guitars in general. So you should get a phone with great mids. Love the 650s Mids ;D

 

greez



 

post #5620 of 36851

Just got my Schiit Lyr to match my 650's. I am very happy with my purchase.

 

Now I need a proper DAC...

post #5621 of 36851

What do you have in mind?
 

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Just got my Schiit Lyr to match my 650's. I am very happy with my purchase.

 

Now I need a proper DAC...



 

post #5622 of 36851
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Originally Posted by polska9 View Post

Just got my Schiit Lyr to match my 650's. I am very happy with my purchase.

 

Now I need a proper DAC...


I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. smile.gif For the HD650s, I'd recommend the GE or Sylvania 6BZ7 tubes that I included. The Schiit Bifrost looks like a real winner for a DAC to match.

 

post #5623 of 36851

x2 on the Bifrost recommendation. I'm listening to this combo at the moment and 2 days in I haven't heard any glaring flaws. It's not the be all, there are deficiencies in lower bass weight and presentation compared to the NFB-10SE (particularly apparent through the LCD-2), but this may actually be a good thing for the HD650. It leans more towards mid bass punch than lower end flab.

 

I find the upper mids and treble section smooth and well extended. Details in upper regions are highlighted, but not to the point of exaggeration, and there are no hard edges to introduce listening fatigue. It's not the thin, cold and overly clinical dac I was expecting when reading between the lines of pre burn in impressions. I feel it's a "musical" sounding component, with the zest coming from nicely accentuated handclaps, snappy snares, guitar strums, vocal detail etc rather than explosive dynamics and bombastic low end rhythm.

post #5624 of 36851

I'm still trying to toss up between the D2000, DT880/600, HD650/HD600, and FA-002 (woodied)
I wish I could hear these before purchasing.

post #5625 of 36851
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Originally Posted by DeathDomokun View Post

I'm still trying to toss up between the D2000, DT880/600, HD650/HD600, and FA-002 (woodied)
I wish I could hear these before purchasing.



Well, you seem to have come to the place that will try to convince you to go for the HD650!

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