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Originally Posted by Paul Meakin View Post
 

 

You'll probably enjoy the 650s, but the TH900s are fantastic if fed with good source material.

 

And I'm really picky about sound quality. I listen to the TH900s more than my Stax 404s, which are arguably better technically, but are not as musical..

 

Darn it...there you go again...LOL!  I think I'm gonna have to own a pair before it's all said and done.  They're too damn nice to look at and I like my sound colored a bit.  Only concern is if they're too bright.  I don't dig bright and that was the genisis behind the 650's...

 

HS

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Originally Posted by HemiSam View Post
 

 

Darn it...there you go again...LOL!  I think I'm gonna have to own a pair before it's all said and done.  They're too damn nice to look at and I like my sound colored a bit.  Only concern is if they're too bright.  I don't dig bright and that was the genisis behind the 650's...

 

HS

 

You'll probably be fine; the TH900s are not bright with the right source. PC with Jriver/Jplay into Naim DAC-V1 is sublime.

 

I hate bright hi-fi.

 

Far too much of it pushes treble as a false way of emphasizing detail. Much of it cannot accurately convey rhythm, however, and the TH-900s are great at that.

 

That's where the 900s excel compared with the 650s; however, if you only listen to e.g. slow paced music they might not be worth the premium.

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most of the stuff i listen to with cans is lossless rips of cds which sound awesome with the th900
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Originally Posted by Paul Meakin View Post
 

 

You'll probably be fine; the TH900s are not bright with the right source. PC with Jriver/Jplay into Naim DAC-V1 is sublime.

 

I hate bright hi-fi.

 

Far too much of it pushes treble as a false way of emphasizing detail. Much of it cannot accurately convey rhythm, however, and the TH-900s are great at that.

 

That's where the 900s excel compared with the 650s; however, if you only listen to e.g. slow paced music they might not be worth the premium.

 

 

That's useful info as I am currently studying DAC's.  The Beresford Caiman Mkii looks interesting.

 

I'm currently running a pretty simple setup.  I have started on the journey of re-ripping all my CD's in a proper format/resolution.  Have a good ways to go, but I'm on my way.  I play the files (aiff and wav) from iTunes out of my Mac Air via USB to a Woo WA7 fireflies using the Woo's DAC and obviously the amp.  Currently using two sets of cans....B&O H6's which I find a bit bright for my tastes at times and the AT M50x which have a warmer signature.  That's why I thought the HD 650's might be to my liking.  Not sure that the open style will work, but if not I'm sure they won't be difficult to sell. 

 

I almost purchased a pair of the TH900's and I'm thinking I might before it's all said and done.

 

HS

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Originally Posted by HemiSam View Post
 

 

 

That's useful info as I am currently studying DAC's.  The Beresford Caiman Mkii looks interesting.

 

I'm currently running a pretty simple setup.  I have started on the journey of re-ripping all my CD's in a proper format/resolution.  Have a good ways to go, but I'm on my way.  I play the files (aiff and wav) from iTunes out of my Mac Air via USB to a Woo WA7 fireflies using the Woo's DAC and obviously the amp.  Currently using two sets of cans....B&O H6's which I find a bit bright for my tastes at times and the AT M50x which have a warmer signature.  That's why I thought the HD 650's might be to my liking.  Not sure that the open style will work, but if not I'm sure they won't be difficult to sell. 

 

I almost purchased a pair of the TH900's and I'm thinking I might before it's all said and done.

 

HS

 

I'm sure you'll love both. HD 650's are more forgiving on bad recordings, but 99% of my music library are cd-rips and they are totally fine with TH900's. Btw, I listened to some of the St Germain songs you posted some time ago in another thread, and they sound really good on the TH900's. 

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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

 

I'm sure you'll love both. HD 650's are more forgiving on bad recordings, but 99% of my music library are cd-rips and they are totally fine with TH900's. Btw, I listened to some of the St Germain songs you posted some time ago in another thread, and they sound really good on the TH900's. 

 

 

Good stuff, Zojok...thanks for sharing.  I'm looking forward to receiving the HD 650's and spending some time with them.  I suspect the TH900's will soon become that elusive sexy girl in school I always wanted...LOL

 

Very cool on the St. Germain...glad you enjoyed his music!  I'm a big fan, obviously.  It's not always easy to come by some of his productions, but clearly the man has talent and it's worth the hunt.

 

 

:biggrin:

 

HS

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This Fostex kicks HD650's ass, to my ears. And I used to like the Sennheiser a lot, when I had it.

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Originally Posted by madbull View Post
 

This Fostex kicks HD650's ass, to my ears. And I used to like the Sennheiser a lot, when I had it.

 

 

I can't hear you....

 

 

:biggrin:

 

HS


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