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post #7036 of 18438
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

I usually start with the Senns for 1 or 2 hours and then move on to the LCD2's for the rest of the evening.

The other way round is sadly impossible, as I can't get my brain to "down tune"to the HD650.

The difference is just too obvious!frown.gif
 

I know what you mean in a sense.  I don't have LCD-2, but I have HE-400 which, sound-wise, has been referred to as "LCD-2's smaller cousin" because it's dark, weighty, planar sound.  HD650 and HE-400 are my two main headphones, and I do have a hard time for my brain to adjust from HE-400 to HD650.  However I also still think HD650 (in my tuned setup) is actually the superior one in terms of detail and refinement.  But something about the weight of a dark planar is hard to adjust to anything else after they've been on your head a while.  HD650 ends up sounding bright in contrast. 

post #7037 of 18438
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Originally Posted by IEMCrazy View Post

I know what you mean in a sense.  I don't have LCD-2, but I have HE-400 which, sound-wise, has been referred to as "LCD-2's smaller cousin" because it's dark, weighty, planar sound.  HD650 and HE-400 are my two main headphones, and I do have a hard time for my brain to adjust from HE-400 to HD650.  However I also still think HD650 (in my tuned setup) is actually the superior one in terms of detail and refinement.  But something about the weight of a dark planar is hard to adjust to anything else after they've been on your head a while.  HD650 ends up sounding bright in contrast. 

I have never considered my 650's as particularly bright. Grados maybe. I need to find some LCD-2's and give them a listen.

post #7038 of 18438
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

I have never considered my 650's as particularly bright. Grados maybe. I need to find some LCD-2's and give them a listen.

 

Oh HD650 is considered quite dark.  Not so much because they're dark but because most headphones are bright.  So relatively they're dark.  But after you have a truly dark headphone like HE-400 or LCD-2 on your head for a while, if you put HD650 on your head, the comparatively seem bright.  Even though they're not.  Grados on your head right after HE-400 or LCD-2 would be just downright screechy wink.gif

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Originally Posted by IEMCrazy View Post

Oh HD650 is considered quite dark.  Not so much because they're dark but because most headphones are bright.  So relatively they're dark.  But after you have a truly dark headphone like HE-400 or LCD-2 on your head for a while, if you put HD650 on your head, the comparatively seem bright.  Even though they're not.  Grados on your head right after HE-400 or LCD-2 would be just downright screechy wink.gif
I do think the HD650 is darker than neutral. Though actually not that far from neutral either.
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Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

I usually start with the Senns for 1 or 2 hours and then move on to the LCD2's for the rest of the evening.

The other way round is sadly impossible, as I can't get my brain to "down tune"to the HD650.

The difference is just too obvious!frown.gif
 

 

Last night I tried to listen to the HD650 since receiving my LCD-2.  blink.gif  I was shocked at the difference.  I honestly didn't think the LCD-2 was that impressive until I switched back to the HD650... it was like going from real life (LCD-2) to wearing a headphone (HD650).  I thought I would never consider selling my beloved HD650 but it is now in terrible danger.

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I think this is appropriate here since this is where the HD650 fans are: What's your favorite solid state amp for the HD650? After listening to my AHA-120 (which I don't really need since its portable and I'm not), I realize how much both the E9 and the O2 can be improved upon (obviously, my opinion.) Something like the Burson is way out of my price range... (I would be open to getting a tube amp, but its pretty much out of the question for the office; I can get away with an amp as long as people don't go "oohh...lights...")


Edited by imackler - 7/9/12 at 3:47pm
post #7042 of 18438

What about Kevin Gilmore dynamic amp designs?

post #7043 of 18438
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

 

Last night I tried to listen to the HD650 since receiving my LCD-2.  blink.gif  I was shocked at the difference.  I honestly didn't think the LCD-2 was that impressive until I switched back to the HD650... it was like going from real life (LCD-2) to wearing a headphone (HD650).  I thought I would never consider selling my beloved HD650 but it is now in terrible danger.

 

What is it you liked about it over HD650 and HE-500?  HE-400 isn't quite the same as LCD-2, though it's supposedly very similar to HE-500 when well amped, though darker.  And it sounds different from HD650, but I'm not sure my reaction to it is the same as yours.  Obviously LCD-2 is going to be a cut above, but since HE-400 has been compared as sort of "LCD-2 Lite" (in more ways than one wink.gif) I'm surprised a dedicated HD650 fan would be that impressed.  Or, actually be more impressed with then than HE-500 since that's more the "warm" sound that HD650 has.

 

Doesn't mean I'm not tempted to add an HD800 to the mix for something totally different, but it still wouldn't replace HD650 for head time, just as HE-400 hasn't (though both of those get nearly equal head-time.)

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nevermind


Edited by brokenthumb - 8/12/12 at 3:41pm
post #7045 of 18438

^ Wow, that post is really making me want to try some LCD-2s now :)

post #7046 of 18438

He's still in the honeymoon phase, but yeah, these are the HPs I would like to try too!  ;)

post #7047 of 18438

So I'm still loving my HD-650's, but wondering where to go next purchase-wise. Currently I'm running stock 650's with the good drivers out of an E5/E9 combo. I know the next upgrade is probably the amp, but what direction should I go with this and what would be the appropriate next step for me?

post #7048 of 18438

Maybe he'll be like me. Buy a pair -> sell. Buy another pair -> sell. Thinking of buying another pair....  LCD-2 Rev 2s... or LCD-3s. Hmmm

post #7049 of 18438
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Originally Posted by Boyiee View Post

So I'm still loving my HD-650's, but wondering where to go next purchase-wise. Currently I'm running stock 650's with the good drivers out of an E5/E9 combo. I know the next upgrade is the amp, but what direction should I go with this and what would be the appropriate next step for me?
Well, giving an indication of how much you're willing to spend would be a great start.
post #7050 of 18438

Something from Schiit?

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