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post #8896 of 36848

I'm at a bit of a loss.

 

I really love the HD-600 and 650. I build my set up around them, with the Lyr & Bifrost. But then I got that bug, and wanted to try the HD-800 and then the 700. My ears just do not like these latter headphones. Something about the sound signature on both drive my ears nuts. Especially the 700.

 

Maybe I should just be happy with the 600/650 and call it quits. I've moved up and down the entire spectrum, and I always end up coming back to these. 


Edited by satanigatan - 11/27/12 at 5:26pm
post #8897 of 36848

I think that for many, including myself, 650+lyr+bf=end game. 

post #8898 of 36848

Starting to think that will be the case for me as well.

 

Even the LCD-2 which I love dearly, the comfort level just isn't there. I'll still keep em around for short listening sessions when I want some new flavor. But thinking of going back to the 650 full time, and just being happy with the set up. 

 

But wowzer, the 700's set my ears on fire. Will probably be a couple days before the throbbing stops. Been to the gauntlet, got my ass kicked.

 

To be clear, I'm not writing off the cans (although I know it has its critics already). But just my own subjective/hearing + experience, my ears could not handle them. And maybe the Lyr/Bifrost isn't a good mix. I dunno. All I do know is, my ears are crying like a baby.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I think that for many, including myself, 650+lyr+bf=end game. 


Edited by satanigatan - 11/27/12 at 5:43pm
post #8899 of 36848

I have grown to have a deeper appreciation for comfort over the years. It's not right at the top of my criteria list. I had the lcd2r2 for a week on loan and oh man was I in love with the sound signature. But the bottom line, it's just way to heavy for me. There is no way that I'd drop a grand on something that was uncomfortable after 30 minutes. 

post #8900 of 36848
After all the hype I finally got some time with the HD800's...maybe I am just too used to the Hd650's but I really prefer them to the 800's. I have not had an opportunity to try any Orthos or Stats so I still have plenty of ground to over, but geez...I love the HD650's!
post #8901 of 36848
Forgive me if this has been asked.... but what is the upgrade from asgard to lyr? I mean I am familiar but in terms with advantages with these phones?

Btw I was able to snatch that deal from Senny $340 plus the $50 dollar gift card. These weren't even on my radar till I saw that but from the sounds of the above, it may have been fate biggrin.gif (i hope).
post #8902 of 36848

Awesome price!! I've owned both amps and both are good. If you don't mind the price hike, I feel the lyr is worth the premium. It's an incredible match to the 650. Even if you're not into tube rolling, the stock GE's are quite good enough to be end game. Just a fantastic amp for the price. They come up used here b/w $300 and $350 often which is a steal. 

post #8903 of 36848
I have always said that just because a headphone is technically better, doesnt mean its gonna be better for you. Not the first time I've seen people prefer the 650s over the higher tier Senns.

Dont feel bad. Its like me preferring a pair of KSC35s over something like the HD800. Not that I've heard the HD800, but if its more analytical and less musical, its a possibility.

The HD650 is an amazing headphone. No, its not perfect, but it does so many things well, and is affordable (by head-fi standards), it should be tried out by most of us. I wish I could afford having the HE400 and the HD650 at the same time.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/27/12 at 5:51pm
post #8904 of 36848
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Awesome price!! I've owned both amps and both are good. If you don't mind the price hike, I feel the lyr is worth the premium. It's an incredible match to the 650. Even if you're not into tube rolling, the stock GE's are quite good enough to be end game. Just a fantastic amp for the price. They come up used here b/w $300 and $350 often which is a steal. 

Well that's good to hear. I can still send the asgard back and get the lyr if I am not happy so that's good. I'll give it a whirl before I panic that I got the wrong one. biggrin.gif

Glad to see there is an active thread on these. Thats always a plus and a good sign.
post #8905 of 36848

The hd650 is just one of those headphones that scales up with better amps about as good as anything out there. It's not just about raw power with the lyr, this is really an elegant performer. Gets a little hot but that's about the worst I can say about it. 

post #8906 of 36848

+1

post #8907 of 36848
Ok that's not helping my cause....

You guys contend that I should cancel my asgard order and get the lyr?
post #8908 of 36848

Well, you know what I think. There are several on the he400 thread that would back me on this one. 

post #8909 of 36848
Well sir, I sent them an email. The company is on the east coast hopefully they can change it for me before I wake up.

Might as well do it. Your not the first to say that.

$404 and free shipping aint bad. Aint a steal but aint bad.
post #8910 of 36848

All this Lyr love is starting to make me question my recent Darkvoice 3322 purchase... blink.gif

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