ALERT! ALERT! Major impulse buy
Mar 8, 2006 at 6:41 AM Post #2 of 84

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Congrats, but sorry about the loss of the (IMO great sounding) DT880.
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Hey, I guess some just crave for a warmer, bassier sound. I no longer care for the Sennheiser house sound myself, but mileage obviously varies.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 7:00 AM Post #4 of 84

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remorese really hits when you start shopping for an amp and source worthy of the HD650 greatness.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 8:20 AM Post #7 of 84

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!?

I actually decided that i'm going to keep both the 880's and the 650's for their different sound signatures. What in the world has this website done to me? =D
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 8:24 AM Post #8 of 84

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Originally Posted by markot86
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!?

I actually decided that i'm going to keep both the 880's and the 650's for their different sound signatures. What in the world has this website done to me? =D



Made you appreciate good sound
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. Nothing wrong with having more than one higher end headphone, you and I actually have less than a lot of other people.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 12:36 PM Post #9 of 84

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Originally Posted by markot86
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!?


Relax my friend
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After your next paycheck, the remorse is all but forgotten. Enjoy the ride and make sure to visit the "Music" forum regularly.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 3:31 PM Post #11 of 84

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Well on the subject of impulse buys .. One night (3am) last week I started thinking that a pair of good speakers on the computer (on which I spend quite a bit of time) would be a nice. After browsing ebay for a pair of Genelecs (of which I already own 7 and am a huge fan) I got to thinking that maybe a pair of good headphones would be better on the computer. I'd listened to HD600s, 650s on different occasions and had enjoyed them tremendously. So I ordered a pair of 650s on Ebay. No biggie there I guess.

After surfing the net for a while I came accross this site and spent the next couple of hours reading up on all things headphones (threads here and sites around the net). Around 5am I got to thinking that maybe an amp would be nice with my new phones. Some more ebaying and head-fi surfing later I ordered a graham slee solo. Now at this point I am obviously delusional as I've never in my life owned a headphone amp yet I decided to order one which cost 1,5x more than the 650s.

Next morning I wake up realizing what I have done but for some reason I am still feeling good about it, even about the amp. I figure it must be a good "investment" since I don't regret the purchase. Too bad that that after browsing head-fi and other sites again for a couple of days I get a sudden urge to buy a pair of Grados as well. Having heard some of the cheaper Grados on different occasions I start thinking that I kind of like their sound as well and could do with a decent pair of phones at the office as well. Long story short I buy a pair of RS-1s as well.

So having decided one night that a decent pair of speakers would be nice at the computer I now own a pair of HD650s, RS-1s and the graham slee (all of which still happen to be on their way to me in the post). I don't know what one would classify as an impulse buy but this might be considered something of the sort. Oh well, at least I will finally be able to listen to some good tunes on the computer as well
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Thanks a lot head-fi!
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My wallet and my wife thank you.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 3:38 PM Post #12 of 84

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You will not be dissapointed... just remember not to judge them on what you first hear! They change a LOT over the course of burn in...
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 3:42 PM Post #13 of 84

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I am actually looking forward to seeing whether or not I can actually hear the changes happening with the phones. I bought the Grados slightly used but the 650s are new as is the Graham Slee. Only bad thing is that if I decided to keep everything I might have to buy another amp and a new soundcard for the computer at work
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For now I think I will just keep them both at home to get a feel for them. Will be using the computer and my m-audio 2496 as the source.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 4:39 PM Post #14 of 84

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You will not be dissapointed... just remember not to judge them on what you first hear! They change a LOT over the course of burn in...


If it's going to be anything like the experience I had with the HD600's, I'm sure i'll be stunned right off the bat =D
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 4:44 PM Post #15 of 84

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vvrinne
I am actually looking forward to seeing whether or not I can actually hear the changes happening with the phones. I bought the Grados slightly used but the 650s are new as is the Graham Slee. Only bad thing is that if I decided to keep everything I might have to buy another amp and a new soundcard for the computer at work
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For now I think I will just keep them both at home to get a feel for them. Will be using the computer and my m-audio 2496 as the source.



I did something rather different with these headphones. Normally, I listen to them over time and burn them in through natural normal usage. Instead with the HD650, I burned them in by leaving them on for approximately 100 hours. Every 24 hours, I'd listen to them.

I was AMAZED at the differences every day. They settled after about 75 or so to my ears, but the first two days had DRAMATIC changes.
 

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