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Damn this is why I avoid ebay like the plague. I actually won an auction with him, but I had my doubts and just didn't pay for the item. Sorry to see you not have any luck. For the short time that I owned the K712, I loved them, but had to go back to Sennheisers.

 

Which senns did you go with?   I owned the HD650 for a short time, but didn't like that the bass couldn't keep up with metal or other fast hard hitting music.  But I did use it with a tube amp at the time so that could be a factor why it couldn't keep up.  Now that I am using a solid state amp, maybe it would fair better.


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Which senns did you go with?   I owned the HD650 for a short time, but didn't like that the bass couldn't keep up with metal or other fast hard hitting music.  But I did use it with a tube amp at the time so that could be a factor why it couldn't keep up.  Now that I am using a solid state amp, maybe it would fair better.

I had the HD700 for a while, they were definitely much quicker (closer the HD800) in responsiveness, but the sharp sting from the upper spikes were painful to my ears over an extended period. I went back to the HD650, but that is because it works fine with my preference of music.

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Which senns did you go with?   I owned the HD650 for a short time, but didn't like that the bass couldn't keep up with metal or other fast hard hitting music.  But I did use it with a tube amp at the time so that could be a factor why it couldn't keep up.  Now that I am using a solid state amp, maybe it would fair better.

I had the HD700 for a while, they were definitely much quicker (closer the HD800) in responsiveness, but the sharp sting from the upper spikes were painful to my ears over an extended period. I went back to the HD650, but that is because it works fine with my preference of music.


I thought the 'quickness" mostly is determined by the impedance match between cans and amp.

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Just an update from my previous post: I am open to separate DACs & Amps as I should be able to make space in the surge protector. I do want a more powerful amp than the O2 to drive my K712's at higher volumes without any hiccups. However, my max budget for both or one unit would be around $500. Since I do have a soundcard, optical SPDIF-support would be needed.

 

The Emotiva Stealth DC-1 is still my top choice after reading a bit about it online. I would be open to Schiit products but I prefer the color black for my components. And from places where I buy online in the USA so I do not have to pay a ton of $$$ for shipping charges. And have CS in USA as well.

 

Thanks.

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Just an update from my previous post: I am open to separate DACs & Amps as I should be able to make space in the surge protector. I do want a more powerful amp than the O2 to drive my K712's at higher volumes without any hiccups. However, my max budget for both or one unit would be around $500. Since I do have a soundcard, optical SPDIF-support would be needed.

 

Hum you shouldn't have hiccups with o² : / , never had this problem with my former K702 65th anv , if you are using defaut gain 2.5x and 6.5x , the issue that you have may come from high gain , wich is suited for low voltage source like DAP/Phones etc

 

Revert back the high gain to 3.5x to see if you still have any issue . If still a problem then look to another amp .

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How do these do with metal music?  I am debating about trying these or giving the hd650 another shot as I now have gone with a solid state amp and bass sounds much faster and with better decay than with a tube amp.  Hopefully someone has owned both and listens to rock music that can have fast hitting bass at times.  I wish I had gone solid state from the beginning.  I just wanted to see what tube  amps were like because of all of the hype.  It did sound great for certain types of music but I feel that solid state can play all music pretty well even though tubes can sound better but not with all types of music.


Edited by vegasf1 - 9/11/14 at 5:08pm
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Hum you shouldn't have hiccups with o² : / , never had this problem with my former K702 65th anv , if you are using defaut gain 2.5x and 6.5x , the issue that you have may come from high gain , wich is suited for low voltage source like DAP/Phones etc

 

Revert back the high gain to 3.5x to see if you still have any issue . If still a problem then look to another amp .

I have the JDS version and have no skill in modifying electronics, so I have no idea on how to revert the high to 3.5x. So I am going to move on to a different amp.

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