HD-650 and Gilmore Lite
post-1446763
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 14

KidA

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 17, 2004
Messages
111
Reaction score
0
Joined
Feb 17, 2004
Posts
111
Likes
0
I'm just getting ready to order this equipment and i wanted to see what people's thoughts are on the pairing. So far i've been strictly a grado listener (sr-80, sr-325i, RS-1) but i'm looking for something warmer and richer. I find the Grado's just a tad too bright in the upper range. I listen to alot of acoustic stuff, alot of jazz, some classical.... mostly mellow stuff.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446769
Post #2 of 14

virometal

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 30, 2005
Messages
6,932
Reaction score
22
Joined
Jan 30, 2005
Posts
6,932
Likes
22
Go for it. I had this combo and it was pretty good. As well, it is a great basis for future comparisons, and there is high resale on both accounts.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446783
Post #3 of 14

gpalmer

We are the weird ones.
Joined
Apr 27, 2002
Messages
7,080
Reaction score
12
Joined
Apr 27, 2002
Posts
7,080
Likes
12
I love the Gilmore Lite but I always found Ray Samuel's Amps were a better pairing with the Senns. I found you have to go higher in the Gilmore food chain before they really drive Senns well. If you want something for both the GL is reasonable, though I would be sure you give Ray's gear a listen when you get a chance.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446784
Post #4 of 14

Joey_V

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 15, 2005
Messages
1,173
Reaction score
10
Joined
Feb 15, 2005
Posts
1,173
Likes
10
All possible with my help... mwahahaha!

I'm jealous though...
.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446804
Post #5 of 14

KidA

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 17, 2004
Messages
111
Reaction score
0
Joined
Feb 17, 2004
Posts
111
Likes
0
Quote:

All possible with my help... mwahahaha!


Yeah, i should mention that. Kudos definately go to Joey_V for helping a very deprived Canadian get access to this gear. I couldn't reach audio nirvana without his help!
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446806
Post #6 of 14

Teerawit

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Messages
3,988
Reaction score
11
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Posts
3,988
Likes
11
Quote:

Originally Posted by gpalmer
I love the Gilmore Lite but I always found Ray Samuel's Amps were a better pairing with the Senns. I found you have to go higher in the Gilmore food chain before they really drive Senns well. If you want something for both the GL is reasonable, though I would be sure you give Ray's gear a listen when you get a chance.


Ray's headphone of choice (I think) is the HD600...so it makes sense that his amps will have great synergy with the senns
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446813
Post #7 of 14

Teerawit

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Messages
3,988
Reaction score
11
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Posts
3,988
Likes
11
edit* sorry, this question is more appropriate in the amps forum
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446839
Post #8 of 14

AuroraProject

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 13, 2004
Messages
2,817
Reaction score
11
Joined
Jun 13, 2004
Posts
2,817
Likes
11
I have this combo and I think it sounds really nice, but I also have the Zu Mobius between the two. Lately I don't feel like I'm "connecting" with the music though, but I can't put my finger on whats missing.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446845
Post #9 of 14

Joey_V

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 15, 2005
Messages
1,173
Reaction score
10
Joined
Feb 15, 2005
Posts
1,173
Likes
10
Quote:

Originally Posted by AuroraProject
I have this combo and I think it sounds really nice, but I also have the Zu Mobius between the two. Lately I don't feel like I'm "connecting" with the music though, but I can't put my finger on whats missing.


If you connected before, it could just be something as simple as "mental". Mood plays with our connection to music.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446850
Post #10 of 14

Teerawit

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Messages
3,988
Reaction score
11
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Posts
3,988
Likes
11
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey_V
If you connected before, it could just be something as simple as "mental". Mood plays with our connection to music.


either that or he's got a classic case of upgraditis on its way!
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446871
Post #11 of 14

Thaddy

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 26, 2004
Messages
4,995
Reaction score
180
Location
Texas
Joined
Jan 26, 2004
Location
Texas
Posts
4,995
Likes
180
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey_V
If you connected before, it could just be something as simple as "mental". Mood plays with our connection to music.


I noticed this as well. All it took was some time away from my gear and music to really appreciate what I was missing.
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446885
Post #12 of 14

Joey_V

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 15, 2005
Messages
1,173
Reaction score
10
Joined
Feb 15, 2005
Posts
1,173
Likes
10
I notice that everything I own sounds better and looks better when I feel happy. When I'm a little down, not even my speakers cheer me up.

I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the 650 + GL combo, thats all I'm saying. Mind over matter sometimes!
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446889
Post #13 of 14

Teerawit

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Messages
3,988
Reaction score
11
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Posts
3,988
Likes
11
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey_V
I notice that everything I own sounds better and looks better when I feel happy. When I'm a little down, not even my speakers cheer me up.

I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the 650 + GL combo, thats all I'm saying. Mind over matter sometimes!



that or maybe the gilmore lite's dedicated power supply is the missing link
 
     Share This Post       
post-1446895
Post #14 of 14

AuroraProject

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 13, 2004
Messages
2,817
Reaction score
11
Joined
Jun 13, 2004
Posts
2,817
Likes
11
Quote:

Originally Posted by Teerawit
that or maybe the gilmore lite's dedicated power supply is the missing link




I have the upgraded psu, so I don't think thats it. Maybe I do just need some time away from it.
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top