Today I sit here listening to my D7000s and W3000ANVs and ponder sadly that one of them might have to go.
What is the hardest decision you've had to make between two (or more) headphones?
I don't know how people do it, giving up either D7000 or the W3000ANV would not even be an option for me. Both are not easy accessible anymore.
This is not really down sizing, but more downsizing the amount of the amount of headphones I have. (not sure if this is what you mean) For me right now, I've been contemplating on the idea of either getting rid of either my HE400 or the K702ANV as they are too similar in performance to me to keep both. But I haven't build the courage to get rid of either as I like them both in a different way. I've also been thinking about getting rid of my esw9 also to get away from leather, but I don't want to because they been serving me so well.
In the end, I want to because I want to move forward to either getting the LCD2 or the HE500.
I now have a two hp rule. Two and only two. If I want a new hp I must then sell off one of my current. I have the latest build of the MD and the hd650. Getting rid of either would be really tough. Hopefully I'm set for awhile.
I take it the HE400's are already gone, then? If you don't mind me asking, what made you go for the HD650's over the HE400's?
As much as it pains me, I am considering downsizing and selling off HE400s too. The HE500s grab 99% of my headtime nowadays, as I've modded them to have exactly the sound signature I want.
The mids of the hd650 is where most of the magic happens. It has a very smooth, darker presentation that I can listen to for hours. The 650 gets a bad rap for being overly veiled and not having good quality sub bass. I would disagree. You do need a good amp to bring out the best in them though. With A2>bifrost w/uber, using bitperfect they are pretty amazing to me. Plus the comfort is off the charts good.
The he400 had more impressive sub bass thump, but so do my maddogs.
The HD650's were actually the headphones that made me really appreciate mids. I don't think I'm seeing anywhere near their full potential on my Fiio E12, but they sound damn good despite that. At the time I got them, the HE400's were really FOTM, so I wondered if I made the wrong choice.
I sorely regretted selling my HD 650s the first time around, but not so much the second time. I guess in the interim period without them I fell out-of-love with the old-world Sennheiser sound.
I've recently developed a similar rule that's not as challenging and doesn't really help my situation: I'm not allowed to keep anything that's still in production (pretty much everything I have right now except the K3003i follows this rule, even my 2-channel system).
Looks like I'll end up with an Orpheus and MDR-R10 or something by the end of the year.