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post #2431 of 2434

Do you find the iDSD nano has enough power for them?

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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post
 

If you want something warmer/darker on this level, HD650 is awesome. Needs a lot more juice though; my T90s sound fine even out of the headphone jack on my ultrabook. HD650s needed a really solid source and at least an Asgard/02 to give firm, textured bass.

I imagine the T90 to be technically better HD650 but probably not as full sounding given the HD650s midbass. 

post #2433 of 2434
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Do you find the iDSD nano has enough power for them?

 

I don't use them out of the iDSD nano. iDSD > iCAN > T90

post #2434 of 2434

Hmmm...tough call. The T90 never sounds thin, because it has great bass, but you're right it's not as full-sounding.

 

Overall I'd say the T90 are a bit more detailed, and more tonally neutral. The HD650 has a deeper soundstage when well-amped, though, and while the T90 is a bit better defined in terms of instrument separation, HD650 puts more space between instruments and has a generally "bigger," more grandiose sound due to better depth and more midbass/lower mids. The T90 is definitely more aggressive, and while it can produce a very out-of-head sound with well-mastered recordings, its generally more condensed/compact sounding and a touch less dynamic than the HD650 in general; it lacks the extra midbass that gives the HD650 a bit more dynamism, and the more aggressive treble can make it sound less spaced out.

 

It does have much better defined bass, though, with much better depth and punch, and less distortion, even with less power. It never has the woolly sound that the HD650 falls prey to on really well-mastered material, where it can skimp on fine detail and sound just a little too smooth to be "real." It also blows the HD650's treble completely out of the water, in both definition and extension, and sounds more tonally realistic. I also like the T90 mids better: they are crisper with more detail, and are more tonally neutral without being sterile; they have a tiny bit of warmth, so as not to sound thin, and have an almost Grado-like aggressiveness with rock music.

 

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I imagine the T90 to be technically better HD650 but probably not as full sounding given the HD650s midbass. 

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