I saw your topic where you said you had a chance on a good deal on the hd600's. Just wondering what made you change your mind?
for your consideration by the way:
I guess the question would be if you'd be satisfied with the Udac. If not, buying a new amp gets you in the situation of double amping, which may not be advisable due to possible safety issues and double amping adding distortion. You'd have to find out how much of a problem that might be.
Ultimately the price difference being 100 btwn hd600 and hd650 208 vs 308 and you figure at least 20 off that since I would be getting the 650 cabling to eliminate any doubt. Then 80 difference for the look, 650 styling seems less unique but more long term. Then 220 vs 326 after tax for those refurb models might as well spend the extra 30 or so (after getting a 50 amazon gift card ill use, it's like I paid 360 today) for a great return policy good reputation I know and love and new. And I had 555s and would have not gotten 595 if it weren't for having them stolen and finding a good deal on 595. Sonically 600 vs 650 , 650 sounds better to have less listening fatigue and more smoothing of harsh sources/mastering. Plus I've heard it has more bass and a bit brighter. It seems like either way ill be happy with a 600 or 650 but the 650 deal seemed good enough to try it out.
Plus I want headphones I won't upgrade possibly ever. Can't see myself spending over 1k for hd800s even 650 was a bit pushing it on my stinginess factor
Especially considering I'm pretty sure ill get an amp sooner rather than later. Might keep the udac2 a while if I can otherwise I'm sure I could sell it and get a hifimediy sabre for cheap
Edited by earphiler - 12/11/12 at 1:56pm