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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post

I know how comfy the 770 is, and it probably the comfiest cans I have ever tried so far. I think the 990 will be the same. The 650 is a bit tight but still comfy IMO. Unlike the m50, that thing is a torture...

I know the fiio will not properly amp the 650, but if I buy it, I will think of it as early investment. Since the cable is replaceable dan SQ will be better than the 990pro.

For Beyer, its the safest choice for me now, since all threads praising it for gaming use and wide soundstage. I also think that the beyer will also satisfy my music need, but not as 650...

I have about 1-2 months time before choosing which one to replace the M50.

what do you like? Maybe just Maybe the DT880 might be fine... 

post #19382 of 29490

Hello,

 

I currently own Sennheiser HD 428's, and am wondering what the next step up might be? (I don't have a lot of money to spend)

 

best,

Marty

post #19383 of 29490
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post


Matt, yes that is exactly what I'm thinking now. For 650, I will have better investment in the long run. Better SQ no question, replaceable cable to say example. But I must put more money to enjoy the 650 to the fullest.

Since I also do gaming beside music listening for the cans, I'm still stuck between the 650 and beyer 990 pro 250... The problem now that there are no thread saying the 650 is suitable for gaming. There are non even mentioning the soundstage. Compared to the beyer 990, which has tons of threads praising it for gaming and wide soundstage.

If you can do game with those 2 cans, can you please make comparison between those two? I usually play CS go, tf2, l4d2 and sc2.  Soundstage in particular.

I will appreciate your help.

 

ok, i owned HD650 for about 3 days, and resold them immediately cause they're just so lifeless and unenergetic. the headphones are really dark with disappointing highs that lack any sparkle at all. the bass has a good amount of quantity, but i felt the quality was just ok in comparison to my dt880. the mids are quite smooth, good for vocals. problem is, the 650 is so laid back and slow, it cannot keep pace with genres like metal or rock. i don't know what the HD650 is good for, but for the genres i listened to, it was for the most part, boring, slow and lifeless. however, it does sound quite accurate and has good detail retrieval, below dt880 but very respectable.

also, do not listen to posters above, low end amps cannot power this thing. i've listened to the 650 through a fiio e11, hifiman EF2A and and EF-5. it was disgustingly veiled on the e11, still a bit veiled on the EF2A and barely tolerable on the EF-5. the amp i have heard a lot of people rave about having great synergy with the 650 is the bottlehead crack w/ speedball but that costs 400$ and is DIY and i can attest to its value, but it might be out of your budget.

tl;dr

DO NOT buy the hd650 if you want energetic and fun cans

DO NOT buy the hd650 with a low-fi amp

 

however, if you like a warm sound signature and listen to very slow genres of music, it'd be alright for you, just be prepared to be disappointed when you plug it into a fiio or anything of the sort.

post #19384 of 29490
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Originally Posted by malove2play View Post

Hello,

 

I currently own Sennheiser HD 428's, and am wondering what the next step up might be? (I don't have a lot of money to spend)

 

best,

Marty


budget, sonic preferences, open/closed, portable/home use?

post #19385 of 29490
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Originally Posted by poodytang View Post

DO NOT buy the hd650 if you want energetic and fun cans

 

I don't agree with this.

 

 

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Originally Posted by poodytang View Post

DO NOT buy the hd650 with a low-fi amp

 

 

I agree with this. 100%.


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just be prepared to be disappointed when you plug it into a fiio or anything of the sort.

 

FiiO E5 works great with the HD 650, except for very quiet sources.

post #19386 of 29490
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What should I pick?

 

Koss porta pro

 

seenheiser hd 449, hd 429

 

Audiotechnica ath-m35

 

 

shure SRH240-A

 

 

 

My budget is close 100$. Types of music: Every genre but very little rap and metal.


I agree with Devhen's suggestion of the DT-235, which would be well under your budget.  Of the headphones you suggest, I am familiar with the PortaPro, which

would also be a very good choice.  I also own the SHR240 (not 240-A), and I find it to be a step below the DT-235 and the PortaPro in sound quality and comfort.  It isolates well, however.

post #19387 of 29490
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Don't know your sound card, but assuming that it is as good as an iPhone 4, add the KRK KNS 8400 (just over $100) and 6400 (currently about $90) to your list.

 

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Hello, looking to buy a pair of open headphones for sub $130 that is balanced for all types of music.

 

Prefer over-the-ear ones similar to Sennheiser HD518, but I don't mind trying on-ears like Grado 60/80i if its recommended.  Bonus points for comfort-ability

 

My budget was under $100, but I hear good things about the HD518 and the 558/598s are definitely not in range.  Not planning to use a headphone amp, and will mostly be using it in a Xonar DG soundcard.  


You should also consider the Audio-Technica ATH-AD700---maybe you can stay under $100 after all...

post #19388 of 29490
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The E17 does have an amp only section but if you don't need the builtin DAC I would go with the E11 since it has a bit more power.


I'm going cMoy BB 2.03 from JDS Labs, Rechargeable 2x9V, for cheaper than a E17 <3 it's gonna be nice! Altough guys what frequancy does the cMoy boost? I've been told the E11 is VERY sub heavy, where as te E6 is Mid bass Boosting... I'd like something like the E11 with that big Sub Boost...

post #19389 of 29490
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I don't agree with this.

 

 

 

 

I agree with this. 100%.

 

FiiO E5 works great with the HD 650, except for very quiet sources.


I currently owned Fiio E17, I know this will not properly drive the 650. But will it atleast work, considering e5 can? it will be temporary until I have spare money to buy a decent amp.

Also any word for the 650 soundstage anyone? maybe compared with the 990pro?

post #19390 of 29490
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I'd like something like the E11 with that big Sub Boost...

Then I got an idea..... get the E11... 😜
post #19391 of 29490
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post


I currently owned Fiio E17, I know this will not properly drive the 650. But will it atleast work, considering e5 can? it will be temporary until I have spare money to buy a decent amp.

Also any word for the 650 soundstage anyone? maybe compared with the 990pro?

this might help a little, but unfortunately it is pretty short

http://www.head-fi.org/t/124097/hd650-for-gaming

post #19392 of 29490
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post


I currently owned Fiio E17, I know this will not properly drive the 650. But will it atleast work, considering e5 can? it will be temporary until I have spare money to buy a decent amp.
Also any word for the 650 soundstage anyone? maybe compared with the 990pro?

You said you are trying to save money.

dsnuts raves about this dac/amp: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIRE-PHOENIX-DAC-02-CS4398-LM4562-MINI-USB-DAC-Headphone-Amplifier-/180738679826?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item2a14dd6412

It supports 300ohm cans. I'd imagine it has enough power to run the 650. Not sure if anyone here has tried it with the 650......?
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post

I have about 1-2 months time before choosing which one to replace the M50.

Since you said you are purchasing in about a month or longer, you can keep checking here to see if they get these back in stock. I bought a refurb from VM and they were in sennheiser refurb packaging, unopened and in like-new condition. They had that refurbed 650 in stock a few weeks ago. Call em and ask when they will get more.

http://www.vminnovations.com/Product_14573/Sennheiser-HD650-Open-Air-Dynamic-Audiophile-Headphone-Refurbished-.html

If that pans out for you you will have DAC+AMP+650 = 400 clams.... Not bad.
post #19393 of 29490
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Originally Posted by MarcoGV View Post

 


You should also consider the Audio-Technica ATH-AD700---maybe you can stay under $100 after all...

I wouldn't go with the ATH AD 700 it's rather lacking in the bass department [although I guess u could amp it] , although I here it's great for games as the sound stage is huge. I here the Koss Pro DJ's are really good when your on a budget!

 

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Then I got an idea..... get the E11... 😜


... but your missing the point, the cMoy has a bigger overall bass boost more power and less RF noise. The cMoy is a better amp the only question is in what frequancy it's gives it's BIG boost, really and truthfully I could use a Mid Boost seeing as the XB 700 is terrible with mids, but seeing as I plan to run only Dub Step on my xb 700's I dont have much of a need for boost [the only dub step plan is working nicely <3] So if let's say I got a Mid Boosting amp [like the Fiio E6 I have now] that would not be terriably bad [seeing as the cMoy has a much BIGGER boost than the e6]

 

So Fiio I love ur stuff but I wan't something a little more unique and superior! That's where teh cMoy comes in, although it does cost $20 more, still worth it imo

 

So get the e11... bad idea <3 since the cMoy is comparble to the E11 except it's a little better, but agian the issue I have is where is the bass boosted [my e6 boost sub but not like it does mids] this concept was discussed with the E17 or E11 debate, the E11 has More Sub than the E17 I believe, hence E11 is a better bass boost then the E17 still the E17

post #19394 of 29490
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post


I currently owned Fiio E17, I know this will not properly drive the 650. But will it atleast work, considering e5 can? it will be temporary until I have spare money to buy a decent amp.

Also any word for the 650 soundstage anyone? maybe compared with the 990pro?

 

I don't know the E17. If you don't like it with the HD 650's, I don't know why you'd like the E5 either. It might not be the one for you even if I liked it.

 

I ordered the HD 650's and a Matrix M-Stage at the same time. The Matrix took weeks to get to the US from China so I bought the FiiO E5 to play with. Except for its limited, fixed gain, I was completely satisfied using it with the 650's.

 

YMMV

post #19395 of 29490

Hi,

 

I came across Mad Lust Envy's little review of headsets and found it usefull. As a result i thought i would join and get some expert advice.

 

I am currently in the process of building my computer and have just gotten onto the the sound side of stuff.

 

I have tried doing research on the subject but keep getting contradicting messages, some people tell me to get one thing and then others say not to so hopefully this is where you guys can help.

 

Firstly, though not purchased yet i believe i will be going for Asus Xonar Essence STX or the Asus Xonar D2X (recommendations here would be helpfull too).

 

With regards to the Headphones im looking to spend around £200.

 

I game (for fun), watch movies and listen to ALOT of music. Possible options that i have seen are:

 

Sennheisers PC360's

Sennheisers HD598's

Astro A40's

Beats by Dr Dre Solo Wireless on Ear Wireless Bluetooth

 

 

Would it be worthwhile getting something such as a Mixamp aswell?

 

Recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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