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Having fun comparing 2 HD800s I have on hand now. One has a serial of 25XXX while the other is 10XXX with the Anax 2.0 mod. 

 

 

 

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Hey Lin, what's the Anax 2.0 mod?

post #11148 of 13929
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Originally Posted by maguire View Post
 

Hey Lin, what's the Anax 2.0 mod?

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. 

post #11149 of 13929

OK thanks.

post #11150 of 13929
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OK thanks.

Do you have a HD800? 

post #11151 of 13929
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

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. 

Are u saying that the older hd800 (w/o the mod) is different than the newer pair in terms of treble area?
post #11152 of 13929
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Are u saying that the older hd800 (w/o the mod) is different than the newer pair in terms of treble area?

I'm not sure, I didn't open them up and remove the mod because it is not mine. 

post #11153 of 13929

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?

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

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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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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

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).

post #11157 of 13929
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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.

post #11159 of 13929
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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....

post #11160 of 13929
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post
 

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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