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post #16 of 20

I wouldn't really agree with the M-Stage to go with the HD-650. I wasn't very impressed when I had that setup.

 

 

That being said, I kept the M-Stage and sold the HD-650.

post #17 of 20
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I wouldn't really agree with the M-Stage to go with the HD-650. I wasn't very impressed when I had that setup.

 

 

That being said, I kept the M-Stage and sold the HD-650.



Maybe it was that you just didn't like the HD650s? I wasn't a huge fan either.

post #18 of 20
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I think a lot of the problem that I have is that I don't have the proper knowledge of audio terms to correctly articulate what I really want..all I can say without a shadow of a doubt is that I don't like the Hi-Fi sound of my current setup, being 650 from STX with electronica music..but I do like it with the EQ I posted a screenshot of earlier..I am not sure if any amount of hardware would change the sound of the cans to what I want them to be, which I guess was my initial question.
 

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http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/525551/headamp-gilmore-lite

 

Is this the G-Lite you were talking about?  You think this is the best budget amp for the 650?  Does it matter that I prefer a lot of treble and a warmish sound, as shown by the Dance preference  on the EQ?  I am not sure if amps provide specific sound signatures or not, which is why I ask.
 

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Welp for me it's more about quality..if I need an amp that is going to take up my max budget then I have no problem getting that and a DAC later..based on your recommendation I can assume that you think an amp is a bigger upgrade than a new DAC right now?

 

Yes, an amp will make more of an impact with your HD650s. I recommend maximizing that purchase first and worry about a better DAC down the road.
 


 

 

Yes, that's the amp. It's quite balanced and should help with the recessed treble on the HD650s and tighten up the bass a bit too.

 

If you like really warm and lush, then a tube amp would be ideal.
 

post #19 of 20

If you're gonna EQ then at least use subtractive EQ.

post #20 of 20
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I find this to be fully plausible and that is part of the reason why I created this thread..I am having a tough time to tell if I simply don't like the 650's, or if I am not driving them properly so I have no clue if I truly like them or not, for example.  Unfortunately, I have slim pickens to choose from to do A/B comparisons, but I did enjoy the Audio Technica AD700's while I had them, and I could probably still get a hold of a pair for a comparison but it's not really apples to apples..
 

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Originally Posted by gsilver View Post

I wouldn't really agree with the M-Stage to go with the HD-650. I wasn't very impressed when I had that setup.

 

 

That being said, I kept the M-Stage and sold the HD-650.



Maybe it was that you just didn't like the HD650s? I wasn't a huge fan either.

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