is there any point in getting hd650 balanced, if the rest of the set up (headphone amp, reciever) is not?
Feb 5, 2009 at 2:00 AM Post #16 of 22

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My balanced setup is not quite bargain basement, but it's also not nearly top end, but I am very happy with it.

Source: DACmagic $399
XLR Interconnect: Solid Silver ~.5m made by head-fi member mmwwhats $100
Headphone Amp: Little Dot MKVI $699
Headphone Cable: APS V3 4 pin 6ft $230
Headphone: Sennheiser HD600 $225 (used)

$1653 + shipping. That's a full system top to bottom that could very well be a good enough system to stop upgrades. I would certainly be happy with this if I could never change anything again.
 
Feb 5, 2009 at 2:04 AM Post #17 of 22

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Well one reason for getting a balanced cable without a balanced amp is that it allows you to upgrade to a balanced amp in the future without ditching the cable. But until you get the balanced amp there would not be any benefit.
 
Feb 5, 2009 at 2:07 AM Post #18 of 22

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There is no reason to get a balanced cable if you don't have a balanced amp though, you can't use a balanced cable on a SE amp as far as I know. Almost all balanced amps have XLR outputs either 2 x 3 pin or 1 x 4 pin. Almost all SE amps use TRS 1/4".
 
Feb 5, 2009 at 2:10 AM Post #19 of 22

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There is no reason to get a balanced cable if you don't have a balanced amp though, you can't use a balanced cable on a SE amp as far as I know. Almost all balanced amps have XLR outputs either 2 x 3 pin or 1 x 4 pin. Almost all SE amps use TRS 1/4".


Of course, you would need an XLR->TRS adaptor as well...
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Feb 5, 2009 at 2:11 AM Post #20 of 22

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Of course, you would need an XLR->TRS adaptor as well...
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The open wound in the wallet keeps bleeding!
 
Feb 5, 2009 at 3:28 AM Post #21 of 22

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Feb 5, 2009 at 12:11 PM Post #22 of 22

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Ridin' high in april, shot down in may...think I skip balanced for now :wink:

Maybe this is a new thread, but is there a point i re-cabling hd650, though it's NOT a balanced set up? People are talking about hd650's "boomy bass" and a "veil" over the mids/highs, that dissappear, when you go balanced with the SAA Equinox cable. But is it because of the balanced setup or is it because of the better quality of the cable?
 

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