Originally Posted by BucketInABucket
Check my signature for the rig I'll pair it with. I'm fairly confident the 627 MICRO will sound better than the E17 but I've never tried it with the E17 so I can't really comment.
unfortunately I haven't had any experience with 627 MICRO., just read few reviews including yours, looks like you got an excellent amp comparing with E17, after reading your 6127micro review I noticed it paired well with hd650. since both hd650 and ma900 have more dark laid back signature I think you ll probably like ma900 too despite being less refined. still I think ma900 is far more airy and has much larger soundstage comparing with hd650. ideal for orchestra, instrumental,..etc
if you want more refined, less airy, neutral sound signature for a much less price point, you can also consider AKG k612pro, it doesn't have a huge soundstage like ma900, but it scales well with better gear.
since you already found hd650 uncomfortable, ma900 could be safer choice. comfort wise, it is one of the best out there.
kman did an excellent detailed comparison between ma900 and k612pro some time ago. here it is. you might find it useful.
Edited by appsmarsterx - 5/4/14 at 8:18am