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post #8941 of 37349

Hey congrats!! Nothing like new hp's...especially one as good as the hd650. Be patient with them. They will burn in some in the next several days. 

post #8942 of 37349

I think I might just wait for the upcoming Fiio E12 to release and pair that to the HD650's until I'm ready to go the desktop tube route. This is going to be a long couple of months staring at the HD650's with no way to drive them...
 

post #8943 of 37349

well don't just stare at them.  HD650's + iPod is still better than HD650's as a desktop ornament.  

post #8944 of 37349
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

I think I might just wait for the upcoming Fiio E12 to release and pair that to the HD650's until I'm ready to go the desktop tube route. This is going to be a long couple of months staring at the HD650's with no way to drive them...

 

What? Why? Just get an E9 or something to get you by. It's dirt cheap and drives the HD-650 just fine. I think it's down to $95 now.
You can resell it quite easily later.

Right now i'm using the ultimate poor man's setup since I was too lazy to drag all my stuff downstairs.

It's X-Fi Go Pro to Total Airhead. Sounds good, but mostly like a Sansa Clip+. The mids seem almost too forward for some reason though.
I guess I'll try to see how my onboard sound is with the HD-650! Probably awful, but this motherboard seems to have a good chipset.

BTW even a Total Airhead alone can drive the HD-650 well enough. I'd probably never buy an 650 with just a portable amp though.

Ok, I guess i'll now go see how well my Clip+ handles my HD-650. Maybe it'll actually sound good! Never tried that before..
post #8945 of 37349
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Never tried those, but I do really like the Telefunken's and just got a Green Hornet a week ago that's brilliant with the hd650. 

Cool, I did not know you got them. I think our tastes may differ a bit with the tubes but those are ridiculous good with the 650.

post #8946 of 37349
Successfully upgraded my asgard order to a lyr this am. Caught it before it went out. So by next week ill have the 650+lyr. Seems people have already recieved some of their senny orders from black fri so hoping mine will arrive tmrrw.
post #8947 of 37349
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Originally Posted by -Shadow- View Post

Really enjoying the HD650 and Lyr with newly acquired Telefunken tubes. Thinking of maybe trying the Amprex PQ's next. Anyone here ever tried them with the HD650?

I´ll go with the amperex PQ´s... they are amaziing, I have both and they do a very descent job, but i´ll stay with the Amperex PQ´s.

post #8948 of 37349
P.s. on those black fri deals.... The gift card is sent by email. Mine came today and i redeemed it.
post #8949 of 37349

anyone has this setup?   HD-650-Valhalla?

 

I´m using a cambridge audio DacMagic 100

post #8950 of 37349

All right, so I have a little over 250 to spend on a DAC or AMP. Which comes first? And what should I get for that range?

post #8951 of 37349
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Originally Posted by Mando323 View Post

All right, so I have a little over 250 to spend on a DAC or AMP. Which comes first? And what should I get for that range?

 

Amp first, always IMO. You could always look at a combo DAC/AMP like the Fiio E7/E9 ...I've used FiiO's products in the past, with good results.

post #8952 of 37349
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Originally Posted by Mando323 View Post

All right, so I have a little over 250 to spend on a DAC or AMP. Which comes first? And what should I get for that range?

Assuming this is to amp your HD650 I would get the Asgard for $225 HERE

Then get the Fiio E10 and use it as your dac for $50 bucks. later ugrade to an ODAC or a Bifrost.

That will be within your budget and you can have both now.
post #8953 of 37349
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Originally Posted by Mando323 View Post

All right, so I have a little over 250 to spend on a DAC or AMP. Which comes first? And what should I get for that range?

 

An amp is probably the way to start, unless the "DAC" has enough power for headphones.

 

For ~US$300, you can get the O2-ODAC combo. (The ODAC by itself won't power headphones, according to its designer.)

post #8954 of 37349
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post

Well, I just got my HD650 in today and I can honestly say that with the Darkvoice 3322, I am very, very pleased. My initial impressions are that it sounds....rich and full bodied. Enveloping, even. And they only have less than an hour on them! I only hope the soundstage opens up ever slightly more. But I love it, these are keepers I can already tell in my brief time with them.

 

I will still have to wait till around January to try them our on a Lyr/Bifrost combo. Really interested to hear how they sound on it.

Congrats on the new headphones!!!

Enjoy!!!

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post #8955 of 37349

I already have an E7.  Amp first, then. Hopefully that money clears up by the 4th.

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