Originally Posted by LugBug1
Plug them into your girlfriend! Have a listen..? I'm sure she'll agree that that's a great bottom end.. and what with those two healthy sized peaks and smooth silky finish... k I'll stop now. :D
Haha! That made me laugh really :D
Originally Posted by xphynance
i see, then, I may go with cans first. I was originally thinking of getting a decent amp first to scale up my hd650, then I realized a good dac is also important, then I want to save longer to get them both at a time, then I realized my hd650 may not reveal 100% of the improvement in the source, then I want to save even longer, then I feel frustrated I may not have any new gear in the near future...
what a mess... then I read this thread...
thank you all!
Keep in mind that the HD 650 tend to be a bit darker in sound signature as from what I've heard and the HD 800 is somewhat brighter just like the HD 600 - which, in my eyes, is the unofficial successor of it.
As been already mentioned, test the headphone yourself first - have a good listen to them in a hifi-store near you (if your lucky to have one around). Kindly ask them if they would lend them to you for a weekend - I was lucky enough and had that chance without paying a deposit.
If you think they are for you, then go ahead!
I would keep the amp you have got now as the HD 800 adapts to its source exceedingly well (more than any other headphones I've heard so far). So you can easily decide if the sound signature delivered from your amp to the headphone is something you enjoy or not. Then you can consider upgrading to another amp.
Hope I could help a little :)
Edited by Kenion - 4/19/13 at 6:13pm