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Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/15/12 at 1:14am
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headphones

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

The Senn HE90 are top of the list with cost not being a factor.

 

(Point taken, please lets not turn this great thread into a Beats argument, there are sooo many threads dedicated to his topic)

 

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I prefer paying $100k more for a Sennheiser Orpheus setup, rather than pay $1000 for the beats wink.gif

 

But those Beats Pro do not measure that bad, really (again, I don't know their pricing to estimate how high the real value in them is)... See my post above with measurement from innerfidelity :-)

 

Still, you can rather spend those bucks on Hifiman He-6, LCD-3, T1, HD800, Stax SR009, ....., ....., ......, ........................................................, ....., ............................................ and still have money to buy tons of cds to have something to listen until the end of times!

 

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Edited by MHOE - 11/15/12 at 2:09am
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I second that.  Wonderful recordings of wonderful performances.  And, on the subject of Sibelius, I encourage people to please give his 6th symphony a chance.  It seems to be his least well regarded symphony, and for my money, I think it is his best.  Absolutely beautiful.

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I second that.  Wonderful recordings of wonderful performances.  And, on the subject of Sibelius, I encourage people to please give his 6th symphony a chance.  It seems to be his least well regarded symphony, and for my money, I think it is his best.  Absolutely beautiful.

Absolutely! Though his 7th is my personal fave.

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Really?  I would have called his 7th my least favorite.  I guess that means I need to take my own advice, sit down and give it another listen.  Also should say that Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra give my favorite performance of all in Beethoven's 7th.

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nice details for the headphones... loved every line... but the whole setup(including the cabinet)must cost like a million$ :D....

 

edit:i just ordered the he-400s... would have loved to know the grade they would have gotten compared to an hd650


Edited by h4mm3r 0f th0r - 11/15/12 at 6:46am
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A quick question from the Brits among us... :-)
 
You mentioned that "Considering that the HD600 sells for 100 dollars less, the HD600 is clearly a better value." However, in the UK, there is no such price difference, in fact in some places (ebay for instance - talking new, not second hand), the 650 is marginally cheaper. Would this make a difference to that statement, ceteris paribus?
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Originally Posted by dgriffter View Post

A quick question from the Brits among us... :-)
 
You mentioned that "Considering that the HD600 sells for 100 dollars less, the HD600 is clearly a better value." However, in the UK, there is no such price difference, in fact in some places (ebay for instance - talking new, not second hand), the 650 is marginally cheaper. Would this make a difference to that statement, ceteris paribus?


they should be a better value then as the OP mentioned that they are ever so slightly better than the hd600... the difference was not worth the 100$ but if you can find it cheaper than that is awesome... but i think they are slightly harder to drive than the hd600 also...

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Interesting to read. Thank you for writing such an informative post! I'm starting to get into amps a little bit. I've always kind of tried to avoid tube amps because of their "unclean" signal, but in concept, they are extremely neat to me. I would actually like to get my hands on a Bottlehead S.E.X. or Crack some day just because I think tube amps are so awesome.

 

I just purchased an Objective2 amp because I've read that it's supposed to be a very good amp for the price. It certainly sounds very good to me and I'm liking the clean, transparent output it has.

 

 

One question, though I hope not to derail the thread, how does an amp increase the soundstage? The O2 adds very little colouration, if at all, when connected to my Sansa Clip Zip (yeah yeah, double amplification is a concern in this situation), at least to my ears. On the other hand, the soundstage and instrumentation separation seems to be increased, and I notice this effect too when I connect it to my MacBook (yeah yeah not the best source either).

The better the control the amp has on the transducer, the more it is likely for the soundstage to improve, among other things.

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Originally Posted by moviedave View Post

I second that.  Wonderful recordings of wonderful performances.  And, on the subject of Sibelius, I encourage people to please give his 6th symphony a chance.  It seems to be his least well regarded symphony, and for my money, I think it is his best.  Absolutely beautiful.

 

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Absolutely! Though his 7th is my personal fave.


Sibelius really was such a brilliant symphonist.

 

For me, the 7th is his magnum opus, one of my favorite pieces of of music.  There is a moment about a quarter way into the 7th that just blows me away every time.  I didn't love it immediately though.  My favorite single movement in all of Sibelius though is the finale of the 5th. WOW

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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post

nice details for the headphones... loved every line... but the whole setup(including the cabinet)must cost like a million$ :D....

 

edit:i just ordered the he-400s... would have loved to know the grade they would have gotten compared to an hd650

I'm hoping to review the HE-400 in my next update:)

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Originally Posted by dgriffter View Post

A quick question from the Brits among us... :-)
 
You mentioned that "Considering that the HD600 sells for 100 dollars less, the HD600 is clearly a better value." However, in the UK, there is no such price difference, in fact in some places (ebay for instance - talking new, not second hand), the 650 is marginally cheaper. Would this make a difference to that statement, ceteris paribus?

If the HD650 sells for less than the 600 where you are, I would say the HD650 is a better value, however if the price is below $400 USD for both models, I would give them both an A+ for value.

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David - question for you. Have you tried the Hifiman HE-500 in balanced mode? I'm still trying to figure out how much of a gap exists between an HE-500 and HE-6 with both played in balanced mode with an HE-6 capable amp. With that comparative background would you still consider the move to an HE-6 a significant upgrade. I'm speaking strictly of sound quality.

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