This makes me even more excited to try out my father in law's hd650 tomorrow.
I've read that hd650 scales immensely with amps (and that the fabled sennheiser veil can be attributed to inadequate amount). However, it's been hard to find a consensus pairing for the hd650 with a budget amp (around $200 or so). I've read some good things about the o2, lyr, and m stage.
Do you have any recommendations? My use would probably be 50% gaming and 50% music.
I hope you really enjoy the headphone. The HD 650 took some time for me to appreciate but it also took me a while to figure out what I want in a headphone despite being able to audition so many heaphones. I always thought the Sennheiser veil was a bit overblown. I'm personally not a big Senn fan overall, I only really like the HD 600 family. I heard good things about it on the Valhalla 1/2, Project Ember, Asgard 2, and a few others.
Well for a gaming and music package wrapped all in one, I would personally suggest looking at AKGs K6xx and K7xx offerings, the K712 probably being the best choice overall but also most expensive. While the HD 650 is better than these for pure music listening overall in my opinion, I've read it suffers a bit with imaging in gaming. I haven't gamed with the HD 650 before, but if it's like my HD 545(a predecessor of the HD 650) with surround sound gaming, I can understand why it's iffy with surround sound gaming.
Edited by kman1211 - 7/26/14 at 1:12am