Headphone amp for HD650s - do I need one?
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Originally Posted by dano1122
the senns 580,600, 650 benefit from an amp all across the board. it is a major difference. it's like listening to them with a wall in between without an amp.


Thanks, you're all very kind. So, which headphone amp would you suggest? And I'm not Warren Buffett so do have a limited budget - $300-$400.
 
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I've read here that people like the Gilmore Lite with the hd650. But I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm mis-remembering!
 
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Originally Posted by h3nG
You dont NEED one, but they sound like a pair of $80 headphones without one (which is still very good).


That's a bit of an overdramatization, I'd rather speak of $195.


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So why spend $300 dollars on them? Better off getting a lower impedance headphone if you dont plan on getting an amp to match it.


This may be a reasonable advice for a portable player, but the worst thing you can do in the case of an integrated amp with a (likely) high output impedance.


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Originally Posted by gpalmer
They are maddening during break in, they go from sounding good to god awful and back and forth and... Just give them a good long time before judging them.


What gpalmer sais matches exactly my own experience. Give it time!



 
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