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I should add this is with the LCD-3 headphones, which are laid back and benefit from a little bit of powerful texture and attack.  The HD650s sound very hard and fatiguing with it and I'd probably prefer any of the other op-amps with those headphones.

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This just goes to prove that we all hear differently and have different listening preferences. I had an M Stage from Tam and I had ordered the op627 class "A" from him just because of all the chatter. I could not listen to his class "A" mod for thirty minutes before I took it out of the system and tossed it. I thought it was terrible. Eventually I found an op amp combo for my M Stage that I liked a lot but the op627 was dark and overly warm sounding to me. I have since replaced my M Stage but I still think it was an excellent value and great sounding with my HD800's.

I didn't like the Class A OP627 either, too warm and fuzzy.
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Thanks for the review
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I am planning to get the Matrix M-Stage HPA 2 to pair it with my Grado PS500.How well do you think the combo would work?

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Grados all pair well with the M-Stage, although there's no feedback in the thread regarding PS500, but going from what I've read about the 500, perhaps an amp with better treble would make you happier.

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Grados all pair well with the M-Stage, although there's no feedback in the thread regarding PS500, but going from what I've read about the 500, perhaps an amp with better treble would make you happier.

Well I am going for the Matrix M Stage HPA 02 as per your suggestion. All other alternatives are pretty costly. 

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