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Is it worth having the HD650 if you have the HD800. The HD650 intrigue me for their relaxed sound. The best relaxed sound I've enjoyed so far was the LCD-2.2. The only thing I could complain about the LCD-2 was the weight and comfort. Will the HD650 be able to keep up for relaxed purposes?

 

I think so.  I love my HD800's but they are ruthlessly unforgiving.  For well recorded music, I feel they are hard to beat.  But sometimes, I want to kick back, listen to some 128kbps MP3's and not be distracted by the quality.  My HD600's are amazing for that - I would imagine that the HD650 would fit the bill just as well.

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It tames the highs and makes it less fatiguing. My new pair has no treble issues and I actually like it more than the modded one. 

 

I am currently using one with serial 22xxx and I also feel the treble is a lot more controlled than earlier ones I had/demoed (around 11-13xxx).

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I am wondering the same thing.....I am undecided at this point.

I am also looking for comfort. If LCD-2 was more comfortable, I'd have kept it and not looked around for a relaxed phone. The LCD-2 was the least fatiguing while having some of the best mids out there and sense of attack. Laid back on the ears, yet still so full of energy and able to rock on without the music sounding boring.

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I think so.  I love my HD800's but they are ruthlessly unforgiving.  For well recorded music, I feel they are hard to beat.  But sometimes, I want to kick back, listen to some 128kbps MP3's and not be distracted by the quality.  My HD600's are amazing for that - I would imagine that the HD650 would fit the bill just as well.

I really wanted to audition them at the meet, but the HD800 sucked up all my time. Still have to hear them. Also, apparently there are silver and black drivers out there. If I do get a HD650, it's no doubt going to be used. No way I will pay 500 for them new when HE-400i are about to come out or used HE-500s. I'm guessing that the new silver drivers are the ones to go for.

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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

Is it worth having the HD650 if you have the HD800. The HD650 intrigue me for their relaxed sound. The best relaxed sound I've enjoyed so far was the LCD-2.2. The only thing I could complain about the LCD-2 was the weight and comfort. Will the HD650 be able to keep up for relaxed purposes?

When you have the HD800 you don't need any other headphones....

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When you have the HD800 you don't need any other headphones....

 

Not for when you want to fall asleep. I actually prefer closed headphones when going to sleep. Not only do they isolate better, but also you have to focus less with them when trying to fall asleep. Less diffused sound for those purposes. Although for when you want the best performance, I'll agree that the HD800 is all you need. Maybe, it's just me.

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Do you have a HD800? 

No I dont mate, but i have always admired them.

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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Hey guys, quick question, out of these three which one do you guys think pairs the best with HD800?

 

-Schiit Mjolnir

-Violectric V200

-Senns HDVA600

 

I'm using my HD800's with the V200.   It's an excellent combination.    I also have a Sound Quest SQ84-V2 tube amp which is a little more 'magic' in the midrange, but not quite the bass the V200 has.   They both sound great.  

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Well, I'm a proud owner of the HD 800's and I have them paired with my ARCAM DAC and Harman Kardon Avr 130 receiver and I feel this is a lights out pairing and I can't do much better, although it is possible that my HD's might benefit from a dedicated amp like a burson soloist SL, since my Avr receiver is just an Op-Amp. Possible slight signal distortion but I really can't imagine my set up getting better. Help here is always welcome. Anyhow the HD 800's changed my life and the way I look and hear audio in general. It kind of sucks now cause about 90% of headphones out there don't have half the dynamics as the HD's so a lot of cans sound like rubbish. I'm spoiled rotten now!! Lol!
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Yes, HD800s have soured me on almost all other headphones since I got them.
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Soured ??
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I actually use the vModa XS to fall asleep to and the Grado RS1i when I'm lying back in my recliner.  Quite nice. Nothing like the HD800 for a serious listening session.

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Not for when you want to fall asleep. I actually prefer closed headphones when going to sleep. Not only do they isolate better, but also you have to focus less with them when trying to fall asleep. Less diffused sound for those purposes. Although for when you want the best performance, I'll agree that the HD800 is all you need. Maybe, it's just me.

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Yes, HD800s have soured me on almost all other headphones since I got them.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Soured ??

yeah, i know what you mean. i picked up the he-500 around the same time i got my hd800...and after listening to the hd800, i couldn't listen to the he500 anymore. not that they're bad headphones at all...in fact, i like the midrange on the he500 more than the hd800. but the hd800 is so much better in every other area.  the only other headphone i listen to without any "sourness" is my d7000. i think they're fantastic, even with the hd800 in the stable. i have a pair of th900 coming in this week...we'll see how they compare.

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I'm thinking of buying a used pair, but, it will be of a lower serial number(1.5 years old), and since so many claim newer serial numbers sound much better, i'm not so sure about that anymore! Can anyone help me decide?

post #11160 of 18767
I go from CIEMS. To headphones.
It's horrible as great as CIEMS are. The hd800 just blows it up.
Al
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