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post #8716 of 19444
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Sorry for all these mini updates, but I feel like talking about the HD-650 I just got in.

From my main (best) setup the sub-bass is MUCH more present and more extended than my 598, 600, 580 and Q701. No doubt. I actually expected it to be the same as the HD-600, but it's not. The sub-bass is as present as my DJ100 (I won't go there!), which makes me very, very happy.

 

Sennheiser's press release make it seem like the HD 650 is a re-engineered HD 600.

 

Warning: Marketeering-speak ahead.

 

Even more so than the HD 600, the emphasis is on expressiveness and emotion. Therefore, with the HD 650, the demanding high-end fan can now enjoy the ultimate in dynamic headphones [...]
 
This intensive research revealed an interesting fact: that listening habits have changed. Today, people prefer to "feel" the music rather than to analyze it. The result was the HD 650 – headphones that captivate the listener with the ultimate in lifelike reproduction, while still maintaining absolute precision.

 

The FR graphs make the two look similar, with an added "mid-bass hump" on the HD 650. I haven't heard the '580 or '600, but I'd like to.

post #8717 of 19444

Someone help me please, I really want these phones but have to know if they'll run nicely off my ef2a.

post #8718 of 19444
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Originally Posted by kmitschiener View Post

Someone help me please, I really want these phones but have to know if they'll run nicely off my ef2a.

Start here
post #8719 of 19444

New owner of these wonderful HP's...Subscribed

 

Waiting for Little Dot Mklll

post #8720 of 19444
Welcome to the club Mp0wer!
post #8721 of 19444

Congrats! Welcome!!!  LOVE THESE CANS!!! The amp will definitely bring them alive if you're not already in love with the sound.
 

post #8722 of 19444
You will hear it a lot around here...The better the amp, the better the sound from the 650's. Nothing scales up like these HP's!
post #8723 of 19444

what would my next upgrade be and is the dragonfly dac good enough to support just upgrading the amp for my hd650 ? I own the dragonfly>o2 amp>hd650/q701's any recommendations ? 

post #8724 of 19444
I actually like the DF by itself form the MBPro with the 650's....A good amp is better, but the DF is pretty amazing for its size to do both jobs.
post #8725 of 19444
Hello there,

Does anybody use these with a Fiio E9 and Titanium Hd?

Which speaker mode do you prefer to use in Audio creation mode console? Heaphone or 2/2.1 ?

Also do any of you use the headphone crossfeed effect in Jriver media center?
Edited by fluidz - 11/17/12 at 7:18pm
post #8726 of 19444

I used the e09 and it was great when paired with the odac. Can't help with the soundcard though...

post #8727 of 19444

I am now seriously considering amplification after visiting a friend who has a number of AMP's and headphones. The one I liked most was his "intruder" where I could hear the most detail, however it wasn't as good as the $1500 Lehmann amp the HD650's were connected to when I auditioned them and I am trying to find something similar. 

 

I am wondering if some kind souls might be prepared to help me with an experiment. In the Audition I used Celine Dion - River Deep Mountain High from "Falling Into You", which was on CD. In the first 30 seconds of that track, there are sections where there are backup singers, and using my STX and 2 of the lower end (relatively speaking) amps I tried today, I can barely hear them, but on the Lehmann Amp they were crystal clear. I would be interested in anyone who had that track and an AMP to tell me if they can hear it (really clearly) from their amp and which amp they are using. 

 

It's the only track I have such a clear reproducible experience with. 

post #8728 of 19444
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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

I am now seriously considering amplification after visiting a friend who has a number of AMP's and headphones. The one I liked most was his "intruder" where I could hear the most detail, however it wasn't as good as the $1500 Lehmann amp the HD650's were connected to when I auditioned them and I am trying to find something similar. 

 

I am wondering if some kind souls might be prepared to help me with an experiment. In the Audition I used Celine Dion - River Deep Mountain High from "Falling Into You", which was on CD. In the first 30 seconds of that track, there are sections where there are backup singers, and using my STX and 2 of the lower end (relatively speaking) amps I tried today, I can barely hear them, but on the Lehmann Amp they were crystal clear. I would be interested in anyone who had that track and an AMP to tell me if they can hear it (really clearly) from their amp and which amp they are using. 

 

It's the only track I have such a clear reproducible experience with. 

 

I can hear them clearly on my little dot IV. I can also hear them clearly on my STX as well as on my marantz integrated. HD650.

post #8729 of 19444

What are the disadvantages of buying these used? I found a pair on amazon that go for around $330 which is a lot of money for a student, thanks.

post #8730 of 19444

I've been using the HD650 with the Rega Ear...and you guys know the Rega Ear? It looks like a ludicrously bad amp from way back. I once took it apart and the inside was horrific. But somehow...the synergy. It's there. If you have one rolling around, try the HD650 with it.

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