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I agree with you completely. I got my HD 650s many years ago and I can't affod a monstor amp to make these really sing. The are great feeling and I love using them at work when I am coding. I do want some headphones that are just and comfortable, but would play better with my PC and Xbox. If it had a mic it would be sick, but the pc360 can be over priced.

You should be able to find an used Vahalla or Lyr for cheap. That would greatly enhance the sound of the HD650, plus you get to tube roll!
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You should be able to find an used Vahalla or Lyr for cheap. That would greatly enhance the sound of the HD650, plus you get to tube roll!

Spriggs (another member) can also design you a headphone amp around your budget as well.

Schiit is hard to find used at a good price. They retain their value even though they shouldn't.
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Spriggs (another member) can also design you a headphone amp around your budget as well.

Schiit is hard to find used at a good price. They retain their value even though they shouldn't.

Guess I was lucky then! biggrin.gif I got my Lyr as a bundle for super cheap. I got my lightly used Lyr plus 3 sets of tubes (2 of them from the 1960's), and a pair of tube savers for $450 shipped. The 2 sets of tubes are at least $60 each set and the tube savers go for $30 for higher quality ones. This puts the Lyr at $300-325 used calculating the depreciation in value of lightly used NOS tubes from the 60's, which to me seemed like a pretty good deal.
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Guess I was lucky then! biggrin.gif I got my Lyr as a bundle for super cheap. I got my lightly used Lyr plus 3 sets of tubes (2 of them from the 1960's), and a pair of tube savers for $450 shipped. The 2 sets of tubes are at least $60 each set and the tube savers go for $30 for higher quality ones. This puts the Lyr at $300-325 used calculating the depreciation in value of lightly used NOS tubes from the 60's, which to me seemed like a pretty good deal.

Custom amp only cost me 250 with vintage GE tubes and it sounds a lot better then the lyr biggrin.gif:D:D:D:D

Out of curiosity, what tubes in particular did you get?
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I don't know if this is your thing, guys, but my Pro 550s LOVE the new Daft Punk single that got leaked.

http://pmd.sonic1029.com/audio/downloads/rick_lee/daftpunk_getlucky.mp3

HHHNNNNNGGHGHHGHGH

EDIT: Link is dead now.
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I got the following matched sets bundled with my Lyr:
- Amperax Orange Globe from Holland
- Slyvania Green Hornets
- Stock GE tubes

In addition to those, I have purchased:
- Bugle Boys
- Orange Print
- Orange Globe Holland (backup tubes)
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I got the following matched sets bundled with my Lyr:
- Amperax Orange Globe from Holland
- Slyvania Green Hornets
- Stock GE tubes

In addition to those, I have purchased:
- Bugle Boys
- Orange Print
- Orange Globe Holland (backup tubes)



You know you want these though

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-Telefunken-12AX7-ECC83-Vacuum-Tube-Amplitrex-Tested-Ribbed-Plates-Bottom-/121091044149?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1c3196b335

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Ah... the so-called Holy Grail of Lyr tubes. I thought about buying some from Head-Fi, but decided I was ultimately content with the tubes I had. biggrin.gif
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If I made a tube discussion thread, would anyone actually be interested in that? Or would it just be wasted effort?
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If I made a tube discussion thread, would anyone actually be interested in that? Or would it just be wasted effort?

I would be interested, but TBH, it might be kind of dead or become very convoluted. The reason I say that is because there are many different types of tubes for different types of amps. Lyr and Vahalla use different types of tubes than say Woo Audio WA7. Chances are, unless people are talking about tubes for the same amp or amps that use the same types of tubes, discussion may not prove to be sustainable or meaningful. There is also the whole issue with a lot of people considering most tube affects to be more placebo than actual differences in sound quality and signature so the thread could also devolve into arguments like Apple news threads.
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