See, this is why I love head-fi. So many great people brought together by a hobby with just as many trying to find out more as there are many who've already been to this point.
Thanks sacd lover and takezo! I'm gonna look into the adapter
more tubes! The gf's gonna kill me. haha
takezo, I suspect that you weren't aware of a soudstage improvement until the 250hr because a. you've more experience than my sorry self and b. your caps were different, right? Also, I've a feeling that Jack began burn-in for me before he shipped it back, listening tests and what-not.
trose49, its TRUE! i've been missing sleep lately and the senns are just so relaxing i was in a bit of a pseudo sleep and the images i saw were rows of the chorus! hahaha, yes, that's my hard evidence!
wakeride74, will do - but I don't have any other genres in my CD collection save "kind of blue". what genre are you interested in? i've also only one set of cans b/c a. i'm not loaded and b. i'm a one set-a-cans kinda guy (oh, i'm just fooling myself, i'm itching to get a pair of 880s or 990s and try out a pair of 701s - but with the mods there is no money left
). as for tube combo, i'm only using my second tier tubes atm for burn in. i can't wait to hear the philips and the NOS sylvania power tubes in play (fingers crossed!) - but having said that, i did listen to a little bit of Pompeii by E.S. Posthumus from the iMod and it was...different. different in the sense that the orchestral work sounds like its being played on stage at a symphony...whereas Pompeii felt like a nebulous artificially created space - i'm not sure i am familiar enough with it to describe this correctly. but i am pretty sure that another set of complementary cans to the 650s is what i need, because you're right: my set up has been heavily biased and consciously steered towards better classical from the 650. i will report back on the jazz though. if you would share with us what other genres you'd like impressions on, just post here and i will try to acquiesce.