Originally Posted by preproman
So that would make it a double no way.. If you haven't taped it's full potential..
Also about being technically better?? You may be getting into uncharted territories with that statement. Just saying..
Haha yeah I know :D
Well it's more neutral, the tizzyness is gone, and voices/higher guitars are actually quite forward now. Seperation and imaging are obviously better, but that's even true with the stockstock HE-400. I actually really like the mids of the HE-400 now, I'ven ever heard more realistic voices, ever! Well apart from real voices...
Soundstage is bigger and better than the HD650, although soundstage width is smaller with the J$s than with the velours. And soundstage depth is also increased.
Also, hello sparkly treble without being harsh! HD650 has no sparkle :(
That leaves the magical midrange of the HD650, but this limits the HD650 to mid ranged oriented music. As a drummer, I like cymbals and tight boom boom... (no bloated bass though!)
I do not really agree with your statement that it's a double no way, unlocking the HD650s full potential is pretty costly. Like so costly that you might as well buy the HE-500 and modi-magni set.
The Fiio E9 us usually regarded as a pretty good amp for the money, and it's still not cheap imo. I didn't really like the HD650 so much with the E9.
Now this is just my opinion, but I think you get more out of your money with the HE-400. And this is not an uncommon thought. I do think the HD650 would be a good complimentary headphone for the HE-400. I haven't had the chance to to an AB test between the HE-400 and HD650 so I'm doing this from memory and notes. But the difference is quite clear I think.
Edited by Marleybob217 - 2/24/13 at 9:35am