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post #316 of 324
I've read here that the P2 can power the HD580/600/650, but I was wondering if it matches up better with either the 600 or the 650? I currently have 595's and while I plan to keep them, I'd like to upgrade to something warmer, bassier and more immersive. At first I was thinking of going the 880 route, but I think the 595's are analytical enough for me - I really want the deep soundstage and more "musical" experience that the Senns seem to offer.

After about a month of searching through threads, I've read arguments for both the 600 and the 650, but I can't find anything comparing their respective synergies with the P2. Any help would really be appreciated!

(By the way, thanks to all of you who have contributed to the thread and pointed me towards this great amp. I'm really enjoying it.)
post #317 of 324
They are close in sound and frankly, because of the same type of driver etc, I don't think there will be a difference.
post #318 of 324
Thanks John. Your posts have been among the most helpful as I try to figure out what might work for me. I'm leaning towards the 600's as the safer bet (supposedly easier to drive/less complaints of a veil), but your posts endorsing the 650/P2 pairing have me thinking twice.
post #319 of 324
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Originally Posted by Coop47 View Post
Thanks John. Your posts have been among the most helpful as I try to figure out what might work for me. I'm leaning towards the 600's as the safer bet (supposedly easier to drive/less complaints of a veil), but your posts endorsing the 650/P2 pairing have me thinking twice.
Everyone has their preference. I will be honest with you in that I prefer the Ultrasone Proline 750's to the 650's but the 650's are open and easy sounding. Ray of RSA preferes the HD600 to the 650. Our ear shapes, frequency response, personal taste are all a little different. I understand the frustration at times. Just imagine when I bought the Ultrasone Ed. 9 unheard!
post #320 of 324
I hear you in regards to personal preference. Since I can't find a place to sample cans, I'm trying to read as many threads and signatures listing gear as possible to see get a sense of what works with what (and more importantly, what won't work). With the P2 having a somewhat limited run, I'm having a hard time getting a good sense of its strengths and weakenesses as they relate to headphone pairings. I've read a ton about the Senns and how you need a powerful amp to drive them, so it's nice to read at least once or twice that the P2 can do the job.

I did a little research on the 750's a while back and will read up again, but would you mind telling me how the Ultrasones compare to the 650's in terms of soundstage and warmth/bass? I've read that the P2 is better paired with a brighter headphone - is that why you prefer the 750's?

To top it off, I was very close to pulling the trigger on the 600's yesterday (had an Overstock coupon that was about to expire) until I re-read the thread on "old" vs "new" Senns. Now I have to worry about trying to ferret out headphone vintage too. Forget the wallet - my brain hurts!

Thanks again for your help!
post #321 of 324
I'm continuing to obsess on the 600/650 decision. (I think I want to go for the 650's, but while I certainly respect and appreciate John's opinion, I keep reading how nothing short of a nuclear power plant will drive the 650's.) I wrote iBasso and thought I'd share their reply here:

Quote:
Hello, Sir,
Thank you for your email.
We only have HD600. The P2 drives the HD600 well. The P2 has transistors
buf. It should not have problem to drive the HD650.

Sincerely
iBasso Audio
post #322 of 324
I have my P2 for about one month now and it has more than 80 hours of burning in. Recently, I notice that there is a distinct hiss. I am pairing it with an iPod Nano 3rd Gen and UE super fi. 4.

Is it normal for the hiss? If not, what could possibly be the problem?
And how long does it take for the P2 to be fully burn in?
post #323 of 324
Thread revival!

So how does would the P2 compair to the more current amps on the market? Is this still a very good amp? I might be picking one up but I just wanted to ask this question first. Also anyone using a P2 with the RE0??
post #324 of 324
Hello.....anyone? Also any advice on what opamp would work well with the P2 + RE0? This will be my first portable amp so I am looking forward to tinkering with it.
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