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post #1051 of 17970

The early Schitt amps are about the only ones I've heard of having this issue. I think it's probably pretty common to have some kind of relay or protection of some sort so this doesn't happen. Regardless, I've been through many different amps and never really worried about this issue nor have I ever encountered it. 

post #1052 of 17970

Don't care who makes the amp. I never plug in without powering on first or unplug before powering off. Why even risk killing a driver(s) when a 2 second step can totally prevent it? DIY amps rarely have any protection, so I guess I am use to the extra step... 

post #1053 of 17970
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

Then I don't know man. My ROC has protection and so does my X-CANV8P. My WA3+ does as well I believe. I never leave anything in my amps when I power them off though. 
 


 



Is this the correct procedure for transformer-coupled amps as well? I'm asking, because I ALWAYS make sure I switch my Opera Cyber 20 on with a load attached (i.e. the HD600s plugged in) to avoid frying the output transformers, and leave it connected until the amp is switched off......

 

Is it safe to run a transformer-coupled amp with nothing plugged in?

 

post #1054 of 17970
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Originally Posted by Moonwalker View Post

 

... and still, nearly everyone here on Headfi finds them boring, like I find boring sounds of co-workers and machines in my office :)

 

Moonwalker



NOT at all boring if you have a decent source and a good amplifier! 

 

post #1055 of 17970

I think one of these days I am going to have to pick up another HD600. I've tried many headphones after selling it but there's just something about the HD600 sound that isn't in any other headphone that I've tried.

post #1056 of 17970

Yours is a tube amp yes? If so I think ti would be fine. I am not compeltely sure though as amps can have different parts layouts and needs. Most amps should this protection though as I have not experienced it with any of mother amps. I turn my WA3+ on all the time with nothing attached and it works just fine. Jack from Woo Audio said it wouldn't hurt it either.
 

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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

Is this the correct procedure for transformer-coupled amps as well? I'm asking, because I ALWAYS make sure I switch my Opera Cyber 20 on with a load attached (i.e. the HD600s plugged in) to avoid frying the output transformers, and leave it connected until the amp is switched off......

 

Is it safe to run a transformer-coupled amp with nothing plugged in?

 

 

post #1057 of 17970

How would you guys rate the HD 600 from 1-10 in terms of sound quality? How does it compare to the other high end headphones that are similar priced to headphones that are $200-$300 more? Are the HD600s still highly regarded after all these years? And rate on a scale of 1-10 how much better the HD600 is compared to the earbuds that comes with ipod touches. You can go over 10 if ya want like up to 1 million. This is all with the E9/E7 or E9/17 amp/dac with all genres. This is gonna be the last bit of researching I need to decide whether I should get the HD600 over the 650s cause I don't wanna pay $500 for the 650s when I could've gotten them for $350 a month ago. I need you guys to help convince me to get the HD600 over the HD650s cause this decision to buy the HD600 now or wait for a price drop on the 650 is killing me right now! I never own any good headphones before btw.

post #1058 of 17970

Double Post.....

 

 

Don't know how it happened though..


Edited by Zombie_X - 1/29/12 at 4:02pm
post #1059 of 17970

Has anyone in this thread tried the hd600s with the new audioengine D1 DAC/AMP? I wonder if it is powerful enough for the senns

post #1060 of 17970

 

 Just my two cents for today but after spending some time with the HD600 and Ray Samuels Raptor

 

 I reckon it's a fine match indeed, many will argue there are more powerful and full featured amps at

 this price point but the signature from this combo has me smitten. Toss in an aftermarket cable and

 the ol' HD600 to my ears is still one heck of a neutral, detailed headphone experience.

 

 hd600 raptor.JPG

post #1061 of 17970

I would rate the HD600 much higher than it's retail price. I would say they can approach $600 headphones. They are certainly better than the T70 and T70P in terms of performance and SQ.

 

Versus ear buds these be would be around 100X better, so on a scale.. OVER 9,000! Seriously the stock ear buds are crap.

 

As far as a comparison with the HD650 I would say these are better in every way. They are more energetic as well. The overall sound is a lot more balanced and the HD650 is more towards the darker end, being bassy and smooth.

 

Oh and you should get a portable amp. A little CMoy will make the headphones perform much better than straight out of the ipod. 
 

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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

How would you guys rate the HD 600 from 1-10 in terms of sound quality? How does it compare to the other high end headphones that are similar priced to headphones that are $200-$300 more? Are the HD600s still highly regarded after all these years? And rate on a scale of 1-10 how much better the HD600 is compared to the earbuds that comes with ipod touches. You can go over 10 if ya want like up to 1 million. This is all with the E9/E7 or E9/17 amp/dac with all genres. This is gonna be the last bit of researching I need to decide whether I should get the HD600 over the 650s cause I don't wanna pay $500 for the 650s when I could've gotten them for $350 a month ago. I need you guys to help convince me to get the HD600 over the HD650s cause this decision to buy the HD600 now or wait for a price drop on the 650 is killing me right now! I never own any good headphones before btw.


 

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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

How would you guys rate the HD 600 from 1-10 in terms of sound quality? How does it compare to the other high end headphones that are similar priced to headphones that are $200-$300 more? Are the HD600s still highly regarded after all these years? And rate on a scale of 1-10 how much better the HD600 is compared to the earbuds that comes with ipod touches. You can go over 10 if ya want like up to 1 million. This is all with the E9/E7 or E9/17 amp/dac with all genres. This is gonna be the last bit of researching I need to decide whether I should get the HD600 over the 650s cause I don't wanna pay $500 for the 650s when I could've gotten them for $350 a month ago. I need you guys to help convince me to get the HD600 over the HD650s cause this decision to buy the HD600 now or wait for a price drop on the 650 is killing me right now! I never own any good headphones before btw.


It's impossible to rate them on a scale. The 600 sounds different than the 650, different than the Denon D5000, and different than the LCD-2. It isn't better or worse than any of them. 

 

I like the 600 more than the 650 - i think it sounds better than all the headphones I listed above. But that's me. Others will disagree. 

 

If you prefer the 650, then wait for one to show up at your price. If you like the 600, it's one of the best headphones ever produced, and usually available for about $300 or less. 

 

 

post #1063 of 17970

On my scale based on SQ alone disregarding price.

 

HD800: 9.8

T1: 9.5

HD600: 9

LCD2: 9

DT880: 8.8

HD650: 8.4

SRH840: 7.5

SRH940: 7

ATH-M50: 7

Beats Studio: 6

HTF600: 6

 

YMMV

post #1064 of 17970

If ya'll had only ~$200 to spend and a pair of HD600s, what would your next step be, regarding amps/dacs?

post #1065 of 17970

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Originally Posted by BMBROWN911 View Post

I've been using my Schitt Lyr strictly for my HD600's for months and not a single problem nor fear of one either. 

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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

I'm not sure at all really. Manufacturing dates most likely. When was yours made? Anything under 8 months or so should be safe but I don't know when they started adding the buffers in to be honest. Also I think it's buffer, maybe even a relay or protection circuit.


I just want to stress that for an HD600 there was never an issue, the problem (that was quickly eliminated with the new protection circuitry) was isolated to really sensitive low-impedance headphones.

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