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what are you guys running them off?

 

Musical Fidelity X-CAN V3 w/X-PSU. Going to start rolling some tubes when they get in... What the hell have I gotten myself into now? rolleyes.gif

post #8312 of 36851
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What the hell have I gotten myself into now? rolleyes.gif

 

Headphones are a form of exotic matter and exhibit a "black hole effect." Money which gets too close to the headphones is drawn in by the extreme gravitational forces. It's never seen again.

 

I hope this helps.

post #8313 of 36851
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Headphones are a form of exotic matter and exhibit a "black hole effect." Money which gets too close to the headphones is drawn in by the extreme gravitational forces. It's never seen again.

 

I hope this helps.

Although the WAF is far more manageable ;). Tip Top: Never ever listen to headphones above the set budget. Walked in for simple daily use IEM, walked out with Westone 4R's. Not that I'm complaining ksc75smile.gif.

post #8314 of 36851
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Originally Posted by Flognuts View Post

These are now my favourite headphone. Grado rs1 is now second. 

 

These are amazing........but only on the right gear. On my portable set up with ibasso d12 they are not that good. Give them a great amp and decent source and its audio bliss. They remind me so much of listening to a quality speaker. 

 

I must stress though, they need POWER and lots of it. 

 

Meier Corda classic runs them brilliantly, Matrix M-stage as an absolute minimum, and even then you are selling them short. 

 

what are you guys running them off?

 

Decware CSP2+... Fantastic combo!

post #8315 of 36851

Hi guys,

To match with a Schiit Bifrost DAC and the HD650, which amp could be "the best" to brighten up the phones and remove this "veil" between Schiit Lyr and Bottlehead Crack?

I'm listening to some folk, blues, jazz, and a bit of rock and classical.

Thanks!

Greg

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I don't hear any veil on my hd650, unless you're talking about the laid back sound signature?
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No veil for me on the lyr and odac. I do have a silver dragon cable though. But I didn't hear any veil when I was using a stock cable. 

post #8318 of 36851

No veil with these on my βeta-22 .  Just awesome sounding music.


Edited by preproman - 10/31/12 at 5:53am
post #8319 of 36851

No veil here either, using Lyr and Bifrost with Black Dragon Cable. 

post #8320 of 36851

Thanks for your replies.

The laid back signature doesn't disturb me, but I just want to brighten up a bit the phones.

If you don't have any veil on the phones that's maybe that you have one of the good setup :)

The combo Schiit Bifrost + Lyr looks very interesting. But did you hear the Bifrost + Crack as well to compare?

I don't have any chance to hear both, I can only read your words and experiences :)

Thanks

post #8321 of 36851

Sorry Greg24 I have never heard the Crack. It came down to it or the Lyr for me too and I went with the Lyr. I plan on getting into Ortho's next, so I went with the Lyr. 

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Originally Posted by Greg24 View Post

Thanks for your replies.

The laid back signature doesn't disturb me, but I just want to brighten up a bit the phones.

If you don't have any veil on the phones that's maybe that you have one of the good setup :)

The combo Schiit Bifrost + Lyr looks very interesting. But did you hear the Bifrost + Crack as well to compare?

I don't have any chance to hear both, I can only read your words and experiences :)

Thanks

Hi Greg,

 

I really think an upgraded cable would be the best bet given that the source combo you already have is very good. With my NFB-5.2 (DAC/amp) I find the HD650s sound a little "veiled" (not the word I would choose, but I think I understand what you're saying) with the stock cable. I have a silver-plated copper cable which brightens their signature just enough while still staying laid back. It also tightens and quickens the bass slightly.

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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Hi Greg,

 

I really think an upgraded cable would be the best bet given that the source combo you already have is very good. With my NFB-5.2 (DAC/amp) I find the HD650s sound a little "veiled" (not the word I would choose, but I think I understand what you're saying) with the stock cable. I have a silver-plated copper cable which brightens their signature just enough while still staying laid back. It also tightens and quickens the bass slightly.

 

+1 this is good advice. Find a cable that will also be ergonomically friendly and easier to use. There are several cables that will "lie" more relaxed while you are using the hp's. I personally enjoy the Q Audio cables. 

post #8324 of 36851

Thanks guys for your posts.

Just to be clear, I don't have the combo yet. I'm actually searching for info regarding a setup that could match to my expectations.

I think the Schiit Bifrost can be a great DAC, and I'm wondering which one between the Schiit Lyr or Bottlhead Crack could brighten up the headphones.

I've only heard the HD650 on my external soundcard (RME Fireface 400) at the moment...

Thanks for your advice regarding the cable, I didn't think that changing the cable could change the sound that way.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Hi Greg,

 

I really think an upgraded cable would be the best bet given that the source combo you already have is very good. With my NFB-5.2 (DAC/amp) I find the HD650s sound a little "veiled" (not the word I would choose, but I think I understand what you're saying) with the stock cable. I have a silver-plated copper cable which brightens their signature just enough while still staying laid back. It also tightens and quickens the bass slightly.

post #8325 of 36851

Can't comment on the lyr, but I find that my crack does a really nice job with the HD650's (as well as my HD800's).  For a slightly more lively presentation than stock, I like a Tung Sol 5998 + RCA clear top 12au7 combo with my HD650's.  

 

[FWIW - despite the prevalent opinions stated on head-fi, there is still no empirical evidence demonstrating that after-market headphone cables change the sound at all.  It would be easy enough to jerry rig up a reverse Sennheiser connector (with some mini-gator clips) and run some tests as between cables with no headphones in the chain.  The fact that no one has ever done this, to my knowledge at least, suggests that cables are probably just luxury accessories.  I still kind of want a nice one, mind you (for style points if nothing else), but there are so many things to invest in that actually do have a documented impact on sonics...  /shrug.]


Edited by skeptic - 11/1/12 at 2:20pm
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