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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by Ice Max View Post
i think headroom has a pretty decent price on new 650s ($350 i think)
350.00 is still too much.. As I stated earlier.. You can buy used if thats not a problem for you..
post #17 of 36
Consider the Alessandro Music Series 2 as well. They are easy to drive and sound good from almost any source. The metal housing is darn sexy too!
post #18 of 36
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Originally Posted by punkrocker5817 View Post
mmk well being that I will have the same Denon amp for a while to come, Im guessing that I should get a pair of headphones that will be easier to drive. Maybe 595's would work better, and I hear they're pretty darn close to the 600/650 series. Have been seriously considering grados, but read that they can be a tad fatiguing, and I avoid that at all cost. I know nothing about Stax AKG etc. My huge musical array also makes it complicated, and after reading the reviews, I just dont know what to do. I think they made it harder. Im imagining its going to be hard to dislike any of them. So maybe I should just settle on a pair thats easy to drive and (at this moment) costs the least.




Jeff
The 595's sound nothing like the 600/650.. They are punchy, upfront, aggressive, & bright (compared to the 650's..)
post #19 of 36
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kool bubba ice View Post
The 595's sound nothing like the 600/650.. They are punchy, upfront, aggressive, & bright (compared to the 650's..)
then there are many misleading reviews, which is in fact a problem with reviews. Everyone has a different ear and definition of what's musically correct.
post #20 of 36
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then there are many misleading reviews, which is in fact a problem with reviews. Everyone has a different ear and definition of what's musically correct.
Who said they sound like the 650's? The 650's, are dark & laid back..
post #21 of 36
I had both the 595's & 650's.. From my receiver the 595s were much better.. But every time I upgraded the 650 sounded better & better.. So I sold my 595s..
post #22 of 36
I would try the for sale forum here. You can get almost new headphones for $250. They will be broken in too.
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post #24 of 36
I brought mine from Amazon.com around 240$. Probably the cheapest price ever appeared IMO.
post #25 of 36
I second that motion for the 595s out of a receiver. That's the beauty of used -- buy them for your needs now, and when you have the cash to get a dedicated amp sell them off and get the 650s. People take such good care of their stuff on here that it's practically like renting. The 595s are very comfortable, and are not lacking in sound quality at all. While not the match of the 650s in an ideal setting, they would sound much better in your setting.
post #26 of 36
Thread Starter 
The 595's are appealing to me. Where would one find those the cheapest? In the FS forum? thanks guys...

I may still consider the grado's, but I did read in some reviews that the high end was fatiguing on the 325i's, but others said they were flawless...
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by punkrocker5817 View Post
The 595's are appealing to me. Where would one find those the cheapest? In the FS forum? thanks guys...

I may still consider the grado's, but I did read in some reviews that the high end was fatiguing on the 325i's, but others said they were flawless...
here or ebay.. You can find new or used for under 150.00.. Sold mine for 100.00..
post #28 of 36
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I may still consider the grado's, but I did read in some reviews that the high end was fatiguing on the 325i's, but others said they were flawless...
I would not recommend getting any grado headphone until you can personally try them out, since they are such user picky headphone.

I don't like the grado's, and other's love them! haha.
To me, they are extreamly uncomfortable. They are by far, the least comfortable headphone I have had the chance of using. Compared to most headphones, the highs and mids are piercing to me. So again, try them out before shelling out 695$ for one.

Consider the highend akg, beyers, or senns as a conservative choice. K701, DT880/DT990, HD595/HD650.
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by punkrocker5817 View Post
.... Basically I want a pair of flagships. I dont skimp on sound quality. I want norah jones sitting in my lap
If that's the case, get the 650s. When it become feasible, get a dedicated headphone amp. I'm am pretty much in the same boat with you. However, I have no choice but to get the dedicated amp since my home amplifier does not have a headphone jack, neither does my CD player (transport+DAC). My view is always get the best speakers (headphone in this case) that you afford and start from there.
post #30 of 36
If you want to avoid a "fatiguing" sound sig., stay away from Grado. I too can't deal with fatiguing headphones and returned my 225s after a couple of weeks. Although SQ is good, they are the polar opposite of the 650s and not ideal for long listening sessions. The 595 sounds like a good option for you.

Why not order from Headroom and if you don't like what you get, return them within 30 days and try something else?
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