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Should i get hd650 or hd700 and what soundcard/amp?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

hi, i just joined head-fi and i need a little help choosing new headphones.

I currently have an old audigy 2 zs and senn hd518. I listen almost every kind of music but most of the time classical, jazz, violins, pianos

 

I was thinking about hd650(345euro), new sound card and an amp

OR

hd700(577euro),  only with an amp or a soundcard with an amp just like asus stx(i am scared to say that here:P)

 

because of limited budget, i cant spent much for an amp and a soundcard if i go for the hd700

Is it better to buy the hd700 with the stx or the 650 with a proper amp? and what card/amp do you suggest with each pair?

 

edit:i forgot to say that almost all the time im listening in low volume


Edited by hratona - 10/24/13 at 7:27pm
post #2 of 11

What would be your over all budget for headphone audio (headphones, sound card, DAC, amp)?

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

about 800euro

post #4 of 11

Have you considered planar headphones?

HE 400 or HE 500 with a starter dac/amp like E10 or E17.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

i cant find them at a normal price, without having to pay import taxes..

are they a better choice because i dont care about high volume?

 

i was thinking about sennheiser again because of their shape.

i havent used any other brand and feel comfortable for over 6 hours per day(pc work), so i dont know if i want to take the risk.

post #6 of 11

Whatever people say about the 650s treble , its one headphone which will always remain in your heart .....

I have auditioned the 700 , 800 own the 650s , I honestly prefer it over the 700 but still the 700 is a fantastic can which is highly overshadowed but the 650s ....... mmm mmm mmm :)

post #7 of 11

@ OP where are you from?

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post
 

Whatever people say about the 650s treble , its one headphone which will always remain in your heart .....

I have auditioned the 700 , 800 own the 650s , I honestly prefer it over the 700 but still the 700 is a fantastic can which is highly overshadowed but the 650s ....... mmm mmm mmm :)

 

you prefer them because of the price or just for their sound?

 

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@ OP where are you from?


Greece.. but i make most of my purchases from amazon.co.uk and .de

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by hratona View Post
 

 

you prefer them because of the price or just for their sound?

 

What do you think ?

Sound .....

post #10 of 11

@ OP, have you checked sale/trade section of this forum for HE 400 or HE 500. Sometimes you may find used cans for a good deal. I bought a pair of used HE 400 with extra cable from this forum. It was a good deal.

I would highly recommend you to reconsider about HE 400 or HE 500.

post #11 of 11

I myselves have the sennheiser hd 650 with the FiiO E17 (getting the E09k soon) and i really enjoy it. the E17 sounds really well but I don't know about the E09k. but i highly recommend it.

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