Originally Posted by MayaTlab
You aren't. But I would suggest adding to the equipment list my beloved BHV (marais ?) branded powerstrip. It's made of shiny plastic after all, to avoid nasty dielectric current leakage and quantic errors in the power bit stream !
It was my first experience with a Grado and I believe I quickly understood what's all the fuss about Grado headphones in general with rock music. The voicing is deliberately colourful, but it works IMHO.
The DIY stuff is way beyond my limited technical abilities.
I believe that we all concluded that the HD650 remains a very, very sensible buy and overall a rather well-balanced pair of headphones, but that it's crucially let down by a lack of decorative wood on the cups.
Again, many thanks !
Quantic errors are quite a mess indeed.. Now, even though I try to avoid being too pedantic about power, I have to say that my Nordost re-cabled electric meter kicked its own share of ass too.. Even though houses catching fire are quite annoying to say the least I'm willing to part with them to get some more details in the sub-orbital level (42'000 to 420'000 KHz).
You should definitely try it.
With that said, nordost should really wake up and try to get up to cardas' level. That whole "put it the right way" stuff is very cool.
I've added the Marais power-strip to the list of what was there....
I love the way those rs2's sounded with Roy Hargrove's Earfood. I've just realized that I didn't try them with any of the high end amps that were there, but they sounded already just fine with the lovely Audinst Dac/amp.
I'd even go as far as to say that using John Grado's creations with too sophisticated amps sounds like blasphemy to me. It would be like trying to put a Harley Davidson's engine into a carbon fiber frame. No matter how you say it, it just doesn't seem right.
00940's stuff looked and sounded wonderful. Those K340 mids are some of the most expressive I've ever heard.
Up to this day, the HD650 has remained my benchmark. I've heard quite a bit of great headphones over the past few years and I've yet to find to find a pair that could please as me as much as them.
They walk the line between the wowing effect that some headphones might deliver at the first listen and the new subtleties that you discover everyday. Never boring but never overwhelming in a way.
I've got a fix for that wood-ness (or lack thereof) issue : http://www.headphile.com/page4.html
Many thanks to you ;)