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post #7906 of 36852

I have run my hd 650 with the Musical Fidelity M1 HPA + Vdac II for a long time now but guess what ? Yesterday I tried the built in dac in the M1 HPA amp and it sounds better than it does with Vdac II. With the Vdac II the sound is almost to warm and dull, a little bit fatuige in the long run. The built in dac is colder with a soundstage thats more spacey and wide. The soundstage in the V-dac is to narrow and only fits music like jazz-funk-chamber music. 

I think the a bit colder sounding built in dac fits the HD-650 perfect, giving it a little sparky treble to. Actually the soundstage now is reminding me of my DT 990 i once had, and that was the best thing with the DT 990´s. 

post #7907 of 36852

I don't get good results with the e17 when paired with the hd650. They are not dynamic enough and those beautiful dark mids disappear somewhat. It's not terrible. Gets better docked with e17 into e09. Gets even better with e09 daced with odac. 

 

I was hoping to be able to use my e17>lod>ipod with the hd650 as a portable rig, but I'm not sure that I'll be happy with the sound. Anyone else tried this setup?

post #7908 of 36852

Full sized open design HP's are generally not the best choice for portable use unless you know you are always going to be somewhere quiet (They are open after all) and that other people won't be around you. (They are open after all...biggrin.gif ) I use the Senn HD25's when I am out and about and leave the HD650's at home.

post #7909 of 36852

Sure, I get what you're saying. I mean more for just being able to move to a comfortable chair and away from the computer. I might...might take them out on the patio, but would never take them on the road. wink_face.gif

post #7910 of 36852

ive had the e17 for a while it doesnt have enough power for the hd650's, it a improvement over what portable players put out. I normal walk around the house with the objective 2 amp and cargo trousers.

post #7911 of 36852

So, I was listening to the HD600 straight out of my Sansa Clip+. Sounded shockingly good. I would consider if for a quick listen around the house. That thing is magic...

post #7912 of 36852

Sansa clip huh? How much capacity do those have? I thought had very diminutive storage...

post #7913 of 36852

listened once and really impressed, I am saving money for it now

post #7914 of 36852
I want to get the picture of 650 bass qty. How much % less qty compared to beyer 990 pro 250 ohm and at m50?
Note I want quantity/impact, not quality. Amped with fiio e17?
post #7915 of 36852
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Sansa clip huh? How much capacity do those have? I thought had very diminutive storage...

Well, you can get a 32gb card for it, so that makes it 36. I'm just saying that I was shocked how good the detail and soundstage were. It was lacking in bass, perhaps the most. But still, for $30 (and a micro SD card) it sounded shockingly good... 

post #7916 of 36852
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Well, you can get a 32gb card for it, so that makes it 36. I'm just saying that I was shocked how good the detail and soundstage were. It was lacking in bass, perhaps the most. But still, for $30 (and a micro SD card) it sounded shockingly good... 


On graphs there doesn't appear to be any bass rolloff at all. If it's ever rolled off, it's if I have a specific amp connected to it.

IMO and to my ears the Clip+ seems ruler flat like my ODAC.

 

It's one of the few portable devices that can drive my DJ100 well enough. I should try my HD-600 with it.

 

It makes no sense, but the Clip+ to a portable amp is very good. Doesn't degrade the sound like most say it would.

 

Fuze is supposed to sound 100 identical to the Clip+, but I still think the Clip+ is better sounding than the Clip Zip Plus and Fuze.

 

Oh sorry, i'm dumb. I'm guessing when you say the bass was lacking is because you were using the HD-600 with it. That makes more sense now. Clip+ only has so much power biggrin.gif

 

I bet the HD-600 needs 100% volume from the Clip+. That's what my KRK KNS-8400 needs. Around 100% for classical.

post #7917 of 36852

UPS is here!!!!  HD 650 in hand!!!!  Just plugged them in...O glorious day, they sound so good right out of the box. The clamp is a little heavy. I guess that I need to use the book trick to stretch them overnight? For now, I will have to use my head to stretch them 'cause they aint coming off. biggrin.gif

post #7918 of 36852
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

UPS is here!!!!  HD 650 in hand!!!!  Just plugged them in...O glorious day, they sound so good right out of the box. The clamp is a little heavy. I guess that I need to use the book trick to stretch them overnight? For now, I will have to use my head to stretch them 'cause they aint coming off. biggrin.gif

Congrats!

 

The best way to alleviate the clamp is to open the headband as far as it will and then gently bend the showing metal part, this way saves the pads from being squashed aswell.

post #7919 of 36852
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

UPS is here!!!!  HD 650 in hand!!!!  Just plugged them in...O glorious day, they sound so good right out of the box. The clamp is a little heavy. I guess that I need to use the book trick to stretch them overnight? For now, I will have to use my head to stretch them 'cause they aint coming off. biggrin.gif

I'm interested to know if you like the HD 650 more with the O2 or the Lyr.  I've heard the Lyr (a good pairing) but not the O2 with the HD650.  I'm really happy with both the Bottlehead Crack+Speedball and the Burson Soloist, but it'll be good to know how the O2 stands up to the Lyr, especially being a fraction of the cost.

post #7920 of 36852

The o2 just doesn't hit the check boxes for me. I just don't enjoy the sound that it produces with any of my headphones....their is just no musicality present for me. The Schitt amps are all about musicality and an emotional experience. I highly recommend them. Only real downside is the heat, but performance for the price can not be beat in my book. 

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