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post #16 of 26
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if you ever need a MK IV Amp , let me know. I have one that is only 3 months old but selling it because I got the Woo



ah, nice. i may be interested in the future. let me see how money pans out..

post #17 of 26

I'm very interested in this. How do the HD650s sound to your newby ears? Can you focus on a single instrument at a time instead of having a big blob of sound? Are they well "placed" around you? General impressions?

post #18 of 26

And the HD650 are a great pair to start with, maybe not the best for the money, but great for a starter nevertheless. Just thought I'd let you know that =) and anyway, what matters is wether you like them or not.

post #19 of 26
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I'm very interested in this. How do the HD650s sound to your newby ears? Can you focus on a single instrument at a time instead of having a big blob of sound? Are they well "placed" around you? General impressions?


Well, I'm not new to high quality music as a whole, just not as familiar as some of you with the different aspects and signatures of the models and brands. I may not be a great candidate for your question, perhaps due to my instrumental background.  So I've always noticed (or looked) for that in a sample.

 

Even out of the box the 650's sound were quite dynamic and had a huge soundstage (comparatively speaking) as it should.  the sound is slowly opening up as the spider and surround of the drivers relax.  The particular instruments are extremely apparent and separable.  Overall, very comfortable. The first test fit on the head was a little iffy, but after about 10 minutes of wearing them, extremely relaxed. I could go through an 8 hr session without even noticing them, perhaps due to the open nature and not feeling enclosed or fatigued on my head..

 



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And the HD650 are a great pair to start with, maybe not the best for the money, but great for a starter nevertheless. Just thought I'd let you know that =) and anyway, what matters is wether you like them or not.


Yeah, a little bit of an investment though. then again, there are people that spend thousands on amps, but then cringe when they see headphones for a few hundred, lol.  And yes, so far, I love them.  I just need some XB700's for my dubstep/dnb fixation now. very_evil_smiley.gif

post #20 of 26
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And the HD650 are a great pair to start with, maybe not the best for the money, but great for a starter nevertheless. Just thought I'd let you know that =) and anyway, what matters is wether you like them or not.


Other than perhaps the HD600 (which some prefer to the HD650) can you say which headphone "is best for the money" at this price range?

From all accounts the HD650 scales amazingly well to components in your chain. This is something that unfortunately gets lost around these parts when noobs regurgitate descriptions of slow, veiled or boring when clearly their setup lacked the synergy to make the HD650 shine.

Check out the appreciation thread, where members with impressive inventories not only confirm this, but in some instances actually state their preference to the HD650 over other current flagships.

What makes you say it's a good "place to start" when for some it's the end road. I'm not saying it's the best at anything, just that I now have an understanding of why people build their final setup around the HD650, based on my own findings with my modest gear.
post #21 of 26
I love my HD650 straight from Auzen X-Fi Prelude sound card without headphones amp (not planning even getting one). They don't sound slow veil or boring and have great instrument separation
post #22 of 26

I didn't go that far. I nearly suggested that, since the OP was self-accused of being a noob, his experience in audio probably didn't further than Apple stock earbuds, or something likewise. And even if not the best model, or not the flagship model (I'm not getting into that argument, since I don't have enough experience with either the HD600 nor the HD650), his choice was probably blowing his mind away. So you see, it had nothing to do with comparisons to the HD600... just comparisons with stock earbuds =D

post #23 of 26
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I didn't go that far. I nearly suggested that, since the OP was self-accused of being a noob, his experience in audio probably didn't further than Apple stock earbuds, or something likewise. And even if not the best model, or not the flagship model (I'm not getting into that argument, since I don't have enough experience with either the HD600 nor the HD650), his choice was probably blowing his mind away. So you see, it had nothing to do with comparisons to the HD600... just comparisons with stock earbuds =D



Woah, guys, lets not argue (not referring to you lizardking rolleyes.gif ), just a simple repetitive 650 thread.  I am a slight noob at this stuff, but I know a lot about sound dynamics and other properties, just not as much about the particular models and brands and what equipment properly pairs with other equipment.

 

 

My past cans and buds have been a few old sony cans, bose around ear cans (overpriced? yes, pretty fair quality though? yeah, i guess, have about 1.5k hr's on them), Bose in ear buds (overpriced? yes. extremely comfortable, very durable with pretty good sq unamped? yes) and perhaps 4 other iem's that failed and wore out prematurely (unlike the bose iem's that went into the washing machine and survived, lol, came out pretty clean to boot, haha)

post #24 of 26

So you're ok with Head-Fi terminology such as dark/bright, soundstage, muddy bass, etc?

post #25 of 26
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So you're ok with Head-Fi terminology such as dark/bright, soundstage, muddy bass, etc?



yep.

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