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.
Edited by ayaflo - Yesterday at 5:56 am