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post #16 of 41
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Even if you turn the dial past 3 o' clock it doesn't hum? 



The EMU 0404 USB has a line level out attenuator.  I have to cut the line level by half just to get the Asgard to 9 o'clock.  I can't imagine getting the dial anywhere close to 3 o'clock on any amp I've ever tried.  There wasn't a setup at the meet that I tried where I needed the volume past 10 o'clock.

post #17 of 41

I understand. But like as BebopMcJiggy said the uDac was turned way down so he probably compensated with the Asgard, thus the humming. 

post #18 of 41

Another HP I'm really surprised we didn't see was the K701 (702).

 

I just looked on amazon - I had no idea the hd650's were almost $500 - I thought they were a $300 HP.  That's quite a jump from their next lower set.  Plus, I've read at least a 1/2 dozen comments on here to people who were considering HD595/598's to 'just get the 600/650'.  How is that good advice when it's over 3x more then what the personally originally said they were interested in?  I have learned enough though that I'm very interesting in comparing the Hd600s to the 650's.

 

I just learned that I have another month to wait to get my grado's back from being mod-ed so I was wondering if I could 'barrow' a set from Amazon but I think I'll just wait.

 

Anyone remember which beyer dynamics Peter had with him (I know they were 250ohm but dont know the model).

post #19 of 41
post #20 of 41

I had the K702's but I traded them for the SM3's. 

 

The HD650s are not a $500 can, IMO. They can be found around here easily under $300. $500 for such a headphone is ridiculous. They are good and scale well but you can do better for the price. 

 

I was very impressed with those Beyers considering they don't get much attention around here anymore. 

post #21 of 41

thanks!

 

Another HP I was looking forward to was armandhammer's 325's.

 

and I agree - I loved the 650's but I wouldn't pay $500 for them.

post #22 of 41

So I actually broke the headband on my 650, you couldn't see because I had the cheap cover over it but it's all epoxied together in the middle with some cut up hair pins.  Actually I think there's a good chance it is sturdier now than it ever was before.  When I bought the 650 they were $299 new... in Dec 2006.  A new headband would have cost something like $180 if I recall correctly.

post #23 of 41

I am so sorry I missed this meet guys! I have been having some health issues and I ended up spending Sunday and Monday at Georgetown Hospital........ I wanted to be there so badly, it broke my heart! I hope we can get another meet together this year, nothing short of a heart attack will keep me away!

 

 

Respect,

Chris

post #24 of 41

Sorry to hear that Chris. I even made you name tag and everything!

post #25 of 41
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Originally Posted by mralexosborn View Post

I had the K702's but I traded them for the SM3's. 

 

The HD650s are not a $500 can, IMO. They can be found around here easily under $300. $500 for such a headphone is ridiculous. They are good and scale well but you can do better for the price. 

 

I was very impressed with those Beyers considering they don't get much attention around here anymore. 


Heh, I paid like $465 from Amazon. For me, Amazon is the most reliable place I can buy things from and I wanted assured next day delivery. Was worth it to me. I bought the Silver Dragon cable and it should arrive today. I can't wait to check it out with the 650's again. I also purchased the silver dragon for Ultimate Ears customs. I'm curious to see how that improves the sound. To me, I can't imagine the UE-11's getting any better than they already are.

 

 

 

 

 

post #26 of 41

Finally got around to posting.

I had a great time and really appreciated the opportunity to try several balanced HPs.  I got to spend quite some time with the HD650s and LCD2s and damn those LCD2c are fantastic.  Compared to the DT880-250, the bass was deeper and tighter.  The highs were detailed however they sounded significantly smoother and more balanced.  Very, very nice.

Once again, thanks for a great meet.

post #27 of 41


So what was the verdict?  I actually broke down and bought some HD650s myself.  Though I finally got my grados back yesterday so now I have to decide what I'm going to do with the 2 extra sets of phones I bought to make up for their lost.  When I got the 650's I was thinking 'oh, I might like these better anyway' but now that I have my 325s again - nope.

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 I bought the Silver Dragon cable and it should arrive today. I can't wait to check it out with the 650's again.

post #28 of 41

Hey guys, I want to plan another one either before or during summer. When is good for you guys?

 

Also, my Stax SR404 came in so I will actually have something interesting this time not some dumb old IEM. XD

post #29 of 41
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Any Sunday is good for me.

 

Drew

post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by mralexosborn View Post

Hey guys, I want to plan another one either before or during summer. When is good for you guys?

 

Also, my Stax SR404 came in so I will actually have something interesting this time not some dumb old IEM. XD


I would love to make it to this one. I should be pretty available other than the first weekend in May and first weekend in June. I would also really like to hear some Stax to see if they live up to the claims. What are you amping them with?

 

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