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post #8866 of 37411

Well, better to hear it from you guys than learn the hard way. Is that particular to this set of headphones, or are nicer, open headphones generally considered too fragile to carry around everywhere?

 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

I love the idea of being able to take these around the house whenever I want. Unlike my Q701, they do a better job with portable amps. I might even be able to get good results with my Fiio E11.

 

I'd be very interested to hear what your results are like if you do this. I'm trying to decide on an amp (still thinking portable, because even if I'm not taking them outside, it would be nice to use them around the house without being tied down to a power outlet and computer), but I'm having trouble finding info on what audio features different amps have specifically. I've heard that the O2 is a better amp than the E11 for instance, but not what part of the O2's performance is better. And I'm not too keen on paying the premium without knowing why.

post #8867 of 37411

I think the thing about portable solutions and I haven't seen this mentioned recently in this thread is that with the HD650's if you take them out and about with you, it isn't so much about durability, but rather what benefit you get since, your source won't be as good typically, and all the background noise is going to spoil the pure sound. Hence a cheaper and more portable solution is the recommendation.

post #8868 of 37411

does any one get the hd650 for $225 shipped yet?Well lucky you if you are one of them.I saw on site right now they were on sale open box.

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Originally Posted by airkitoy View Post

does any one get the hd650 for $225 shipped yet?Well lucky you if you are one of them.I saw on site right now they were on sale open box.


Sounds like a pricing error. A link would be nice. That's insanely cheap, even for open box.

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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

I think the thing about portable solutions and I haven't seen this mentioned recently in this thread is that with the HD650's if you take them out and about with you, it isn't so much about durability, but rather what benefit you get since, your source won't be as good typically, and all the background noise is going to spoil the pure sound. Hence a cheaper and more portable solution is the recommendation.

 

hence the DF or something like the HP-P1

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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

I think the thing about portable solutions and I haven't seen this mentioned recently in this thread is that with the HD650's if you take them out and about with you, it isn't so much about durability, but rather what benefit you get since, your source won't be as good typically, and all the background noise is going to spoil the pure sound. Hence a cheaper and more portable solution is the recommendation.

 

I agree, I haven't gotten my HD650 in the mail yet, but I have owned several open design headphones and taking them outside or in noisy environments is rather silly. All that environmental noise is going to bleed through your music unless you have them cranked up, then you are just going to be bothering everyone else around you with your music and potentially damage your hearing.

 

And from what I've read from several reviews, the HD650 really need a decent source/amp to get them to their fullest sonic potential.

post #8872 of 37411

not pricing error.I just bought one right before they were out of stock after i made a purchase.Here's the link.

 

https://www.shorelinemusic.com/closeouts/closeout-sennheiser-hd650/

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Originally Posted by networkn View Post

I think the thing about portable solutions and I haven't seen this mentioned recently in this thread is that with the HD650's if you take them out and about with you, it isn't so much about durability, but rather what benefit you get since, your source won't be as good typically, and all the background noise is going to spoil the pure sound. Hence a cheaper and more portable solution is the recommendation.


Agreed.  General consensus for the HD650 seems to be that the higher quality (and therefore typically non-portable) solution that you throw at it, the better it scales.  @ 300 Ohms they're not a cake walk to drive and do require a decent amp to open up.

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Originally Posted by airkitoy View Post

not pricing error.I just bought one right before they were out of stock after i made a purchase.Here's the link.

 

https://www.shorelinemusic.com/closeouts/closeout-sennheiser-hd650/


"All products sold AS-IS, without warranty or guarantee" So long as they work/keep working, you got a pretty sweet deal there, my friend...

post #8875 of 37411

The HD650 was my main headphone until I climbed the ladder to the LCD-2 rev.2 and HD800. I sold it but immediately regretted the decision. I bought my second HD650 a few weeks ago and it has finally arrived.

 

I'm glad that my recollection of its sound has held up and that this headphone is as magnificent as I remember. I love the HD800 and the new LCD-2 I have now sounds much better than the first I owned. There's no denying the HD650 concedes on a technical level, but it's musicality is unrivalled. The HD650 makes it all about the music. It's not about the quality of the recording, the size of the soundstage, the precision of the imaging, the flatness and extension of the bass, timbre, decay, PRAT etc... it's all about the music. It's straight to the core and its enveloping sound is warmth straight to the soul. This remains my favourite headphone and I'll never again part with it.


Edited by olor1n - 11/26/12 at 12:40am
post #8876 of 37411

^^ Well put. I agree with the description to the letter. 

post #8877 of 37411
I have received my "new" tubes Mullard 8100 and they shine anew, unveiling the secrets of a beautiful sounding headphone, this cans are pure joy darthsmile.gif
post #8878 of 37411

^^ where did you get them and for what price?  

 

thanks...

post #8879 of 37411
From Ebay : M8100/CV4010/6AK5W MULLARD NOS MATCHED PAIR for 21$

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310282214423?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
post #8880 of 37411

Thanks!! Can you describe the sound of these tubes just a bit with the 650's?

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