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post #6391 of 36851
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Originally Posted by visim91 View Post

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'?


I don't expect that the HD650 will get any updates for the rest of its production life, but I could be wrong. As long as you have the silver-screen version, you've got the latest one. Buying new will get you the silver-screen. $350 is a very good price to buy new, especially if it is from an authorized retailer. You probably won't find cheaper at the moment.  

 

post #6392 of 36851

Though I didn't find hd650 to be significantly better than hd558 several days ago, in a dealer's shop. But when I finally bought a hd600 and compare it with hd558 in a quiet room, the difference is huge.

post #6393 of 36851

loving my hd650s with my new tube amp! little dot mk iv se

post #6394 of 36851
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Originally Posted by telecaster View Post

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


Yup, the HD650 really sings with some good tubes.

post #6395 of 36851
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Yup, the HD650 really sings with some good tubes.



OTL tubes ;)

post #6396 of 36851


Austin what do you think about the combo the national and hd 650 rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

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 #6397 of 36851

I just got new ear pads for my HD650's and they don't really "click" into place. They do sit inside the ear pad enclosure but with very little effort I can pop them out. My previous ear pads were pretty secure inside the enclosure , did they change the size of the pads for newer revisions of the HD650's?

post #6398 of 36851

So guys, Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball or Schiit Lyr for a tube amp for the HD-650s???? They are about the same price and I like the LOOK of the Schiit A LOT better and might upgrade to a Bitfrost someday anyway, BUT has anyone out there compared the two?

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Originally Posted by xzobinx View Post


Austin what do you think about the combo the national and hd 650 rolleyes.gif



 



Why the roll of the eyes? wink.gif I think it's a pretty good setup. I'll have a review coming in the next few weeks. smile.gif

post #6400 of 36851
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post

So guys, Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball or Schiit Lyr for a tube amp for the HD-650s???? They are about the same price and I like the LOOK of the Schiit A LOT better and might upgrade to a Bitfrost someday anyway, BUT has anyone out there compared the two?



Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball for sonics, Schiit Lyr for looks. Pick your poison.

post #6401 of 36851

I'm loving the Schiit Valhalla with my HD650's... recommended for sure.

 

Also anyone have issues installing new ear pads in their HD650's? Mine feel loose.

post #6402 of 36851
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post



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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post

So guys, Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball or Schiit Lyr for a tube amp for the HD-650s???? They are about the same price and I like the LOOK of the Schiit A LOT better and might upgrade to a Bitfrost someday anyway, BUT has anyone out there compared the two?



Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball for sonics, Schiit Lyr for looks. Pick your poison.



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Though I actually like the Crack look better. Retro and each one is different.
post #6403 of 36851

I'm doing the same and love it though I don't have too much to compare it to. I recently added a Bifrost to the mix as well.
 

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Originally Posted by clarknova View Post

I'm loving the Schiit Valhalla with my HD650's... recommended for sure.



 

post #6404 of 36851
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Originally Posted by Slab View Post

I'm doing the same and love it though I don't have too much to compare it to. I recently added a Bifrost to the mix as well.
 



 



That's my next step. Compared to my Fiio E9 , its easily much better overall.

post #6405 of 36851
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Originally Posted by Slab View Post

I'm doing the same and love it though I don't have too much to compare it to. I recently added a Bifrost to the mix as well.
 



 


I have the Valhalla (though rarely use it though due to my Woo) and think it combines with the HD650 incredibly well. If the Bifrost really is a pretty resolved amp, I can't imagine how good it will sound with the HD650.

 

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