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post #1876 of 1881
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do you think speakers are a better investment? a nice bookshelf here goes around for 15-20 k but entire system requires lot more.

 

they definitely offer better soundstage. actual image and all.

 

also dont compare with 650 in equation. its pretty overpriced i think. but good hp no doubt. i think 990 should match 650 in terms of resolution atleast.

 

I definitely think Speakers are better VFM, non-detrimental in the long run, especially when there is the KEF LS50 going for 495 euros. Not that I am complaining and I do not listen to bass-heavy music but I think once you pair them with a subwoofer they can do marvelously well.

 

Entire system with a stereo amplifier(SS) does not cost more than a good Headphone amp with a Headphone. Of course Valves will cost a bit more and sometimes a lot more.

 

HD650s have better decay in their bass and mids alike while the DT990s have massive mid-bass and thin mids. The treble in the DT990s have lot of peaks that mar their resolution and air. I think the over-exaggerated bass on the DT990s make it a slow headphone comparably.  Both have good imaging for headphones. However sheer clarity is better on the DT990s to me.

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post #1877 of 1881
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Originally Posted by vbvb View Post

Any recommendations on how I can get Spinfit / sony hybrids eartips in India? 

Also, will appreciate opinions on Monster Super Foam and Gel tips.  I am undecided due to mixed reviews.

Thanks.
contact @dopaminer he might help...
post #1878 of 1881
Thanks... Will do
post #1879 of 1881
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Originally Posted by ayaflo View Post
 

 

I definitely think Speakers are better VFM, non-detrimental in the long run, especially when there is the KEF LS50 going for 495 euros. Not that I am complaining and I do not listen to bass-heavy music but I think once you pair them with a subwoofer they can do marvelously well.

 

Entire system with a stereo amplifier(SS) does not cost more than a good Headphone amp with a Headphone. Of course Valves will cost a bit more and sometimes a lot more.

 

HD650s have better decay in their bass and mids alike while the DT990s have massive mid-bass and thin mids. The treble in the DT990s have lot of peaks that mar their resolution and air. I think the over-exaggerated bass on the DT990s make it a slow headphone comparably.  Both have good imaging for headphones. However sheer clarity is better on the DT990s to me.

Regards,

 

non detrimental means reliability?

 

I do think hps are more reliable. provided you choose right one.

 

my audioengine a2 driver was damaged by double amping from my cd player in less than 2 years. the thing with speakers is you do not know something is harming them unless damage is done.

 

also you heard 650 with solid state neutral amp? that may be the reason why you didnt liked them. i recently found out sennheiser sound drier and slow out of neutral amps. they require smooth warm solid state amps (like any sony amp) or tubes. otherwise they appear slow and distant sounding. i find akg and hifiman mid range to be smoother and more suitable for neutral amps. although they have more treble, but thats also smooth type.

 

when they say sennheiser are picky about amps, i think this is the reason.

post #1880 of 1881

Very few SS amps in my experience work well with the Senns...but tube amps do it well...notably the Vali, The EC Zana Deux and all higher end EC amps, the Bottlehead Crack with the Speedball upgrade etc.. The last mentioned is very good with the 650.

post #1881 of 1881
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Very few SS amps in my experience work well with the Senns...but tube amps do it well...notably the Vali, The EC Zana Deux and all higher end EC amps, the Bottlehead Crack with the Speedball upgrade etc.. The last mentioned is very good with the 650.

 

yup.

 

i find they pair well with sony discman and my xperia as  well (all easy to drive ones). these sources are very smooth and take away perception of hp being slow.

 

bass is highly accentuated in this case as expected and is a bit off by audiophile standards, but very enjoyable (audiophile basshead anyone)

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