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Hey

I wanna buy a good pair of headphones, I Always liked sennheiser, is the 650 still a good buy?

I need over ear open ones...
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I think so. Over the years I've owned many headphones in many price ranges up to and including an Lcd-3. I've sold all of my open back headphones except the 650. Sound great with everything. They don't have the inflated bass that a lot of people have gotten used to, but I love them. I'd recommend using them with an amp because they are 300ohms.
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Would a d1 audioengine be enough?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by karkee View Post

Would a d1 audioengine be enough?

I would look at something else. the Audioengine D1 is USB powered so it's max output under a 300 ohm load is only 12 mW plus it's really tiny and the volume knob doesn't have any indicators on it (there is no way of knowing if you're at the 9:00 or 6:00pm position)

    
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I would look at something else. the Audioengine D1 is USB powered so it's max output under a 300 ohm load is only 12 mW plus it's really tiny and the volume knob doesn't have any indicators on it (there is no way of knowing if you're at the 9:00 or 6:00pm position)


Hmm ok thank you, I would like to have something compact though frown.gif I thought D1 was gonna be reasonable with the 650 but...
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Hmm ok thank you, I would like to have something compact though frown.gif I thought D1 was gonna be reasonable with the 650 but...

there are more compact headphone amplifiers on the market like the Schiit Modi and Magni or you could buy a flagship soundcard or a cheap soundcard and something like the Schiit Magni or Fiio K5 or Fiio E17K and K5, etc.
    
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Any price range for an ODAC?

Also what motherboard do you have? Alot of newer high end motherboards have pretty good Dacs on them with shielding to avoid electronic noise
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this might interest you too (thank you Youtube) tongue.gif

it's an integrated D/A converter
    
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post #9 of 10
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Just received the 650 damn its night and day biggrin.gif went from old old sennheiser to a Ferrari biggrin.gif

I have a Asus HERO (Z170), don't know if this will be enough.

The one on youtube seems a nice all in one solution.
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it's a pretty nice headphone. HD600 are my daily driver smile.gif
    
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