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Opps! I made a mistake people.  Whenever the M-Stage was mentioned I was thinking of another amp and the the real M-Stage.  So all of my post on that matter are completely based on the impression of another amp, not the M-Stage.  My apologies.   

post #17 of 17

I wrote this in the HD650 appreciation thread but considering the discussion on the previous page this may be of interest here as well:

 

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One of my greatest concerns was whether my Audio-GD Fun was adequate to sufficiently drive the HD650. Reading these forums would have you believe that harnessing the power of the Universe was barely enough and anything less was a crime against humanity. I can happily report that the FUN not only has enough power but also seems to have great synergy with the HD650. Running the amp in high gain has comfortable listening position at around 9 o'clock on the volume dial.

 

I'm listening to It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs and it is wonderfully dynamic, with the Fun's amp section seemingly providing huge reserves of power for more congested passages. There's no hint of inadequacy here, nothing so far to indicate there isn't enough to get the HD650 over a particular crest. Moving the volume past 9 o'clock is magic. Audio-GD's renowned neutrality, black background noise, and the earth opamp's high definition is really shining through. It's clean, with no hint of distortion. Soundstage is pretty good too, with certain sounds seemingly originating from beyond my headspace. This is a quality I never noticed in any other headphone in my limited experience. It's clear I've gone the next tier and that there really is great synergy in my chain.

 

I also have the moon opamp which people describe as having a warmer, more tube like sound. Considering the widely stated notion the HD650 pairs well with tube amps, it'll be interesting to see how moon affects the overall presentation. For now though I'm really content with what I'm hearing.

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