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you have to really like dark sound to love that combo. 

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I would highly recommend the audio gd NFB-12.  Best value amp/DAC combo in my opinion



 



 

post #6377 of 37370
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Originally Posted by xzobinx View Post


you have to really like dark sound to love that combo. 



 


Agree, that combo is too dark/dull for me. NFB-12 is good for taming hot headphones - good with HE-5LE's and DT880's. Adds bass and smoothes highs at some minor impact to detail, but not too much.
post #6378 of 37370

I read all the stuff about the NFB-12 being a bad pairing with the HD-650 because of what you just said.  However, I did hours of comparing between the NFB-12 and nuforce icon HDP (which was supposed to be transparent).  And could not tell you any difference between the two which would warrant me having a preference of one over the other. The difference in sound i heard between the two amps was very very small; insignificant to my ears and definately not justifiable of paying extra $ for the HDP.  

 

That's not to say I wouldn't recognize the  NFB/hd650 pairing as not good if I was comparing it with a different, brighter  amp .   

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Originally Posted by mac336 View Post

I read all the stuff about the NFB-12 being a bad pairing with the HD-650 because of what you just said.  However, I did hours of comparing between the NFB-12 and nuforce icon HDP (which was supposed to be transparent).  And could not tell you any difference between the two which would warrant me having a preference of one over the other. The difference in sound i heard between the two amps was very very small; insignificant to my ears and definately not justifiable of paying extra $ for the HDP.  

 

That's not to say I wouldn't recognize the  NFB/hd650 pairing as not good if I was comparing it with a different, brighter  amp .   


If you get a chance to listen to them with Bottlehead Crack w/Speedball, check out the combo. Very nice and significantly better than the NFB-12 pairing IMO.
post #6380 of 37370

The amp is like 100% more important in the chain than the dac according the later is a good one, even older.


The HD 650 scales so well with a good amp!

post #6381 of 37370

bottlehead crack is a better tube amp than lyr or vahalla with the 650?

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bottlehead crack is a better tube amp than lyr or vahalla with the 650?


I haven't heard the Schiit products, so can't say which is better, but Crack has very nice synergy with HD650's.
post #6383 of 37370

Crack + HD650 = excellent combo.  Seriously good.

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+1

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Crack + HD650 = excellent combo.  Seriously good.



 

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bottlehead crack is a better tube amp than lyr or vahalla with the 650?


Crack is a great choice, but Asgard also has a unique and great sound with the 650.

post #6386 of 37370

Go tube with HD 650, that's a no brainer! Excellent synergy with my tube amp!

post #6387 of 37370

How exactly does crack improve the HD-650sound ?    And what would be a complimentary dac for it?

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Go tube with HD 650, that's a no brainer! Excellent synergy with my tube amp!


this is a little funny, i went to buy a tube amp and auditioned it with the previous owners HD 600s. I listened for a few moments and within a week bought a 600 because they sounded so nice together. i am so convinced that tube and Sennheiser = good match
 

 

post #6389 of 37370

The X-DAC + HA-160DS is an absolutely monstrous combo. Sounds incredible. Much bigger soundstage, awesome layering, very sparkly treble, and pretty darn good resolution.

post #6390 of 37370

Before I jump the gun & make a purchase, does anyone know of any potential driver or product updates to the HD650?

 

I ask because headphones are ancillary to my loudspeakers; therefore, I don't mind waiting.

 

I am aware of the HD700.

 

 

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Also, is ~$350 a fair price for a new pair of these Sennheisers'?


Edited by visim91 - 4/5/12 at 5:02pm
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