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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

@ Vainkib, the HD650 is a great headphone that scales amazingly well to the quality of your components. If you decide to get them and put together a portable rig, please get your priorities right. Do not spend mega bucks on silver LOD's. Pour your funds into a quality amp, and get your hands on one of the very well made and very affordable FiiO LODs. You will get more substantial results.


Hi bro just curious if the Fiio E11 is not good enough? Do u have any recommendation?


Please advise thank you
post #5717 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Scornergy View Post

 

I hope you don't mind me questioning your answers.  The Pro2900 is going for $600, and the HE-4 is $900, putting them well out my reach.  Has there been a sudden surge in pricing on these models, or am I just shopping in the wrong places (is there a good online shop)?  Also, how are their bass and overal tonal quality? 

 

Alas, my sodering skill sucks balls.  I'm afraid to damage them more than they already are.  No, I think the problem is farther down the cable actually, as there's this section of cable that is brick hard in one section three inches long in the middle of the cable and nowhere else. 
 

 

 

The 2900 must have gone up in price. You can fine the Pro900 on sale for under 400 (amazon.com), and I've seen similar for the 2900. The HE-4 is $450 from Head-Direct.com, and there was one on the sale forum for $400 as well.
 

For fixing the old pair, you could always try to find someone local. Any general electrical or hifi shop should be able to fix it (though the shop would probably be expensive). Or just sell it as-is to fund your next purchase. It sounds like you've got one section of the cable that has been bent too much over the years and has strain hardened and likely frayed inside.



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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

HotAudio DacDestroyer or BitPerfect

FiiO E7

iBasso D2

These are enough for the hd650?  I have the D10 at the moment...

 


If you want to power the HD650, something like the D4 or D6 would give you more grunt than the D10. You can also consider rolling opamps, as some sound better than others when pushing those heavy loads.

 



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Hi bro, may I ask what's the DAP clip Thingy? I've read somewhere that the E11 is sufficient to bring out the potential of Hd600/650.

Correct me if I'm wrong thanks



Hi bro thanks for the advice. Just wonder out of so many Sennheiser headset, why did u recommend HD598? I saw the specs of 598 it has some wooden parts. Is the headset sturdy and strong enough?

I've read somewhere that to maximize the ability I should add the DAC (E7). What's a DAC for?

Thanks


The Sansa Clip+ is a small portable player that is quite popular.

 

I recommended the HD598 because it is quite well regarded and is easier to drive than the HD600/650. You should be able to power it from a regular portable player. Consider adding an amp AFTER you've had some time to listen to the headphones by themselves.
 

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Hi everyone.

I currently have Sennheiser HD595s fed by a Beresford TC-7510 DAC / Littledot MKIII amp, mostly playing FLACs (many kinds of music) via Foobar(wasapi). I really enjoy this setup but I've had it a while and I would like to explore upgrade options. I would be looking to spend in the £200-£350 range for new headphones. Apart from cheap phones, I've only really had experience with the HD595s. Would the Senn HD650 or HD600 be a noticeable improvement on the HD595s, and in what way? Any other suggestions for new phones in my price range? Or should I look at upgrading the DAC instead?

Thanks in advance for your time and opinions.


Your dac and amp are fine. Upgrading the headphones will always yield a far larger change than anything else. Goingn up to the HD600/650 is a bit of an improvement, but in my opinion just more of the same. I like to have different headphones for different sounds. If you have no particular preference for sound, how about trying a Denon D2000 or maybe an Audio Technica AD2000 (can be found used for $400)

 



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I am still looking for THE pair of cans that can end my quest for the perfect sound for the next couple of years (try-hard mode on!! :P).. I am willing to spend as much as a HE-500.. I was recommended the the HE 500 because the two main things I want from the headphone are less treble sharpness (not a lot less tho) and a more balanced, fuller sound (without losing much speed from the original HE5). my music preference is mainly electronica and rock, but jazz is okayy for me.

 

however the the guy who recommended the HE500 said that the LCD 2 maybe better for my music.. i was offered recently a used pair for around 800 bucks in very good condition. so in you guys' opinion, which one shud i get? 

 

and also, as i am used to listening to treble happy cans, (HE5, AD1000PRM, AKG K701), will the LCD sound very dark to my ears? I have listened to the HE5LE and i like it a lot (the HE5LE is the darkest sounding in the hifiman lineup)


If you can get a deal for the LCD2, I say go with that.

 

post #5718 of 29490

Hey I'm looking to buy headphones for under $100 on ebay/craigslist used or refurbished. I do alot of gaming, but I also listen to a ton of music (somewhat base heavy). I have Grado SR-60s right now, and their base is just not enough. So far, my friend recommended the ATH-AD700s, but from what I've read they have no base. Thus I am considering the M50s. However, I'm not really content with getting good headphones. I want the best possible headphone that I can get my hands on in this price range. Suggestions?

post #5719 of 29490

If you're a compatitive gamer, you will not be able to satisfy both criteria within budget. A decent middle ground would be something like the Sennheiser PX100-ii. It's small and portable, surprisingly strong bass for such a tiny headphone, and it's open backed so your soundstage and positional accuracy is decent.

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Armaegis:  What kind of rolling amps would you recommend?  Would the Little dot MKiii work well with it?  I was looking at the Burson Audio HA160 but I'd prefer it run through my computer.  Would the Matrix mini-i be good?  What about the udioengin N22?  I've been looking around but perhaps Im looking at the wrong products.  Are the D4 and D6 good to the point where it will just be enough or can they power the 650s really well?

post #5721 of 29490

hm...I might just go with the AD700s. I have swans m10s, and they basically give me all the bass I need...I guess the tradeoff would be less dubstep for a higher k:d and more indie music.

post #5722 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Hawaiiancerveza View Post

Armaegis:  What kind of rolling amps would you recommend?  Would the Little dot MKiii work well with it?  I was looking at the Burson Audio HA160 but I'd prefer it run through my computer.  Would the Matrix mini-i be good?  What about the udioengin N22?  I've been looking around but perhaps Im looking at the wrong products.  Are the D4 and D6 good to the point where it will just be enough or can they power the 650s really well?


The rolling kit that you can get from iBasso has the AD8656 which has a more impactful sound to it. Keep in mind though that rolling opamps will change the sound but won't necessarily increase the power. The D4 and D6 both have more power than the D10. The P4 has more yet, but it is amp only and doesn't have a dac. The LDmkiii is good, though at that price point with tubes I prefer the Bottlehead Crack.

 

I don't have experience with the Matrix products, but they are generally well regarded.

 

If you're considering speakers, then a combo speaker amp/headphone amp like the N22 is good and cuts down on the amount of gear you wind up buying. A home receiver will work just as well too, and you can usually find those cheap at garage sales or pawn shops.

 

post #5723 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


Your dac and amp are fine. Upgrading the headphones will always yield a far larger change than anything else. Goingn up to the HD600/650 is a bit of an improvement, but in my opinion just more of the same. I like to have different headphones for different sounds. If you have no particular preference for sound, how about trying a Denon D2000 or maybe an Audio Technica AD2000 (can be found used for $400)

Thanks for the advice. I will check these headphones out. 
 

 

post #5724 of 29490

okay guys im new here and cant figure out what to buy! I usually just use the earphones that come with the ipod but yeah those broke. Borrowed my aunts zune headphones and those broke too.

Got some skullcandy titans 3 weeks ago, i thought they were pretty good but my friend broke them so now the right side doesnt work D;

 

Anyway looking for some GOOD suggestions, i dont know much about earphones and stuff but from what I can tell skullcandy is pretty crap?

My prefered range is $20-$40

 

But if you can promise me itll be worth it ( i really really love music,) ill spend up to $100 to get some headphones cuz i know those are usually better. I just hate wearing them in public lol maybe suggest some headphones and ill buy a  cheap pair of earphones with em..

 If it matters i lsiten to mainly rock, rap and electronic type music..

Thanks :)


Edited by Smoothduder420 - 8/1/11 at 2:18pm
post #5725 of 29490

sony ex300

 

$80 msrp you can get them for 20 bucks off of amazon, i still use them i love them.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-EX300-BLK-Vertical-Headphones/dp/B001RB24PK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312233787&sr=8-1

post #5726 of 29490

Wow, if you're breaking stuff that quickly... maybe Skullcandy with its lifetime warranty isn't a bad idea. Koss has an excellent warranty as well. A Sony V6 or 7506 or a Shure SRH440 are full sized yet foldable. The Sony has a pretty solid metal frame. The Shures have a removeable cord.

post #5727 of 29490
Is it redundant owning a pair of M50s and Beyer DT 990s (600)? I have IEMS for portable listening (and isolation) so I'm wondering whether to get rid of of the M50s for at-home listening before purchasing the DT 990s.

The M50s are closed, with elevated bass and treble and relatively recessed mids. The DT 990s have a similar sound signature apparently except they're open cans.
post #5728 of 29490

Ok thanks for the heads up!  
 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




The rolling kit that you can get from iBasso has the AD8656 which has a more impactful sound to it. Keep in mind though that rolling opamps will change the sound but won't necessarily increase the power. The D4 and D6 both have more power than the D10. The P4 has more yet, but it is amp only and doesn't have a dac. The LDmkiii is good, though at that price point with tubes I prefer the Bottlehead Crack.

 

I don't have experience with the Matrix products, but they are generally well regarded.

 

If you're considering speakers, then a combo speaker amp/headphone amp like the N22 is good and cuts down on the amount of gear you wind up buying. A home receiver will work just as well too, and you can usually find those cheap at garage sales or pawn shops.

 



 

post #5729 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Witch King View Post

Is it redundant owning a pair of M50s and Beyer DT 990s (600)? I have IEMS for portable listening (and isolation) so I'm wondering whether to get rid of of the M50s for at-home listening before purchasing the DT 990s.

The M50s are closed, with elevated bass and treble and relatively recessed mids. The DT 990s have a similar sound signature apparently except they're open cans.


If you want closed, there's always the DT770 then.

 

post #5730 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




If you want closed, there's always the DT770 then.

 


No, I like the feeling of open cans. Months ago, I asked for headphones that combined the soundstage, treble, and comfort of the AD700s with the bass of the M50s, and I was told the Beyer DT 990 (600) were my best bet.

I'm worried what use the M50s will be when I buy the DT 990s. The only advantage the closed M50s have over the DT 990s is the isolation, but I have IEMs for that niche. I guess I'll wait and see if the two headphones are really that similar in sound signatures before selling the M50s.
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