Originally Posted by TGTBATQ
Which of the two, considering I can get them both when they're +- $100 of eachother, would be the best decision?
i'd be willing to spend an extra 1-2 hundred on a nice amp if needed.
alternatively, I could wait longer and save up to get the denon 7000's, unless there's a better quality headphone in the price ranges listed.
Also, if you're going to give a solid reccomendation, please throw in an amp or anything else that you speak highly of that you know would work nicely with the cans!
What kind of sound are you looking for?
D5000 has strong sub-bass, slightly emphasis on bass in general, great mids, sparkle in the treble, it's a touch bright, very comfortable, closed back, woody, and doesn't need an amplifier.
The HD650 has rolled off sub-bass, strong mid-bass mostly, great mids, recessed/dim treble (it's smooth, not bright, very dim sounding), comfortable, open back, needs amplification (for some, it's noted to require tons, or none, go figure...).
They're not that similar honestly. So what are you looking for?
I have both, and of both, I much prefer the Denon D5000. The HD650 to me is just not that bassy, mid bass is for the birds, I want sub-bass, Denon does that, and I like the sparkle in the treble. But that's me.