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Hello, from a new aspiring audiophile.

post #1 of 6
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As stated, I'm new to the audiophile scene and am eager to be a member of this community.

I recently build a new computer and was looking for a headset to accommodate it.

In my search I found that most headsets made for gaming are inadequate compared to what is really available.

I've made some decisions on what I plan on purchasing and they include:

  • Sennheiser HD 650
  • Schiit Lyr
  • Schiit Bifrost

Any input on this set up would be pretty cool.

Thanks. (:

post #2 of 6

Looks like a great setup.  Be sure to give the HD650 plenty of listening time because it takes a while for the brain to acclimate to its specific sound signature.

 

You should do a quick write-up when you get everything settled as I and many others would love to read it.

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As stated, I'm new to the audiophile scene and am eager to be a member of this community.

I recently build a new computer and was looking for a headset to accommodate it.

In my search I found that most headsets made for gaming are inadequate compared to what is really available.

I've made some decisions on what I plan on purchasing and they include:

  • Sennheiser HD 650
  • Schiit Lyr
  • Schiit Bifrost

Any input on this set up would be pretty cool.

Thanks. (:

If you can, compare the HD 650 to the Beyer DT 880 600 ohm, find a retailer who will allow you to do a return, beacause you will either LOVE the HD 650 and hate the DT 880 or you'll LOVE the DT 880 and Hate the HD 650, as each has a very oppisite sound signiture but both are technically on the same level

 

OR you've love them both for different reasons. either way, do get a chance to try something oppisite of the HD 650 in terms of sound :3, headphones are like food, your individual taste will determine what you like, and it's best to try as much as you can before you settle on one headphone 

 

but if you get a chance to compare both at the same time, spend 4 days with one of them and after your used to the sound of one, listen to the other, notice the changes and determine which you like. 

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
I've been trying to find "local" retailers in Rochester, NY. So far the only place I've found that isn'tout of the question is Buffalo. But I was also looking at those Beyerdynamic DT 880's.
I guess I'll have to see if I can make a trip to that shop.
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I've been trying to find "local" retailers in Rochester, NY. So far the only place I've found that isn'tout of the question is Buffalo. But I was also looking at those Beyerdynamic DT 880's.
I guess I'll have to see if I can make a trip to that shop.

That would be a good idea :3, the DT 880 and HD 650 are both very good choices but both pretty different, I hope your able to hear them both in Buffalo! There should also be a B&H Retail center in NYC? They have apprently have a lot of headphones for sale and should have some listening stations... maybe 

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
The only problem with that is it's roughly a 5-8 hour drive.
But I definitely want to try and give them a listen.
I'll be sure to post back when I have more information.
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