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So is the HD 650 more for me then the HD 700?

The price is easier to pay as its around 2900-3200 danish i can save that up in months no problem
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So is the HD 650 more for me then the HD 700?

I've haven't heard the HD700 yet, so I cannot comment on that.
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I've haven't heard the HD700 yet, so I cannot comment on that.

There is a hifi shop that has both the HD 650 and HD 700 in the shop right next to the shop i need to go to anyway to have my mouse fixed

So sould i pack a bag of CD´s and drop by there after i have droped off my mouse
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Hey man,
I can fill you in on a few of those.
First of all - I'm one of the very FEW reviewers (if any) who have fully reviewed the C400's - that's because of my contact I had with Denon smile.gif

CONCLUSION:
My honest, best recommendation would be: PFE 112 + extra green filters (£80-110) + Digizoid amp (£60) = giving you around £150.
Pros:
Well everything you want for under £200, you'll get via that setup
Cons:
You need an amp to bring out the lows of the PFE's I own the PFE232's and boy are they sublime, for me no other earphones has come remotely CLOSE in taking its crown as my favourite earphone, ever.

HOWEVER, I can appreciate some people don't want to carry around extra things, and thus want just earphones:
I would thus either recommend the EX510's for cheap and cheerful and bass capable earphones
OR
The C400's - but you really ought to try before you buy with these.

Here's the winning ticket for you:
I got the C400's, sitting in my drawers, and was going to post them for sale on eBay.
If you want, to TRY them, and if you LIKE them, buy them off me - feel free to hit me up.
The C400's I don't THINK will satisfy your needs, but who knows. All you'll lose by doing this would be you paying postage for it going there and back (considering you are in the UK that is) - if you're even in London - you can come and visit me.

Hope that helps.

Thanks a lot.you're being really helpful. I've looked for the DIGIZOID ZO2 but I couldn't really find it anywhere in the uk, it was either discontinued or out of stock.
Also the pfe's 012 cost around £75 when the PFE's 112 cost £130, so if I did get the PFE's 112 and the amp it would be already £200, and that might a bit too much for me. Originally I was planing on spending £100 max,. but would going with the 112's over 012's be worth the price difference if I did decide to go this route?
I would really want to try the ah-c400's as previously I had ah-c710 and I really liked them, but during last summer they stopped working frown.gif I do live in London so I might actually visit you.
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Cool, then please PM me and I will start moving those onto my laptop.

Ok, I found you the perfect amp solution for your speaker http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=310-312 amp/dac for 110 bucks. With the memorial day sale that parts express it comes up to 100. You could use it for your headphones, so you can compare and contrast what you have now with this amp.

I will get on that now.

And I know I like the Asgard 2, but I'm trying to determine if I like it with the Grados. Yet. Considering everyone else claims they are a good match, I need to get on hooking the A2 up to my MBA.

Also, is that amp capable of driving those speakers? I know they're not monsters by any means, but idk. I have no idea what I'm talking about really.
 
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I will get on that now.

And I know I like the Asgard 2, but I'm trying to determine if I like it with the Grados. Yet. Considering everyone else claims they are a good match, I need to get on hooking the A2 up to my MBA.

Also, is that amp capable of driving those speakers? I know they're not monsters by any means, but idk. I have no idea what I'm talking about really.

A2 should have no problem at all driving the Grados.
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A2 should have no problem at all driving the Grados.

Oh they drive them just fine, but I am not enjoying the sound that is happening between my THD and my Grados with the A2 in between. Unamped...perfect...I can't describe what's going exactly with the A2..nearly like it's mushing things together and taking away detail. It's strange, because they do nearly the opposite with the DT770s. I mean, they don't perform miracles to the point where the DT770 is all of a sudden an all around performer. I guess that's why it's frustrating. Discouraging, too, at the same time.
 
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I did not have to. When I bought it, they already had it hooked up and playing. I knew it was safe enough and wouldn't blow up my stuff. What I actually had to be VERY careful of was which way the plug went into the socket. Fortunately my mom of all people told me that if I plugged it in the wrong way that I could give myself a good shock.

Shock how? AC is non polar, the rectification would be happening in the receivers power supply so it wouldn't matter unless I'm missing something smile.gif
    
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I will get on that now.

And I know I like the Asgard 2, but I'm trying to determine if I like it with the Grados. Yet. Considering everyone else claims they are a good match, I need to get on hooking the A2 up to my MBA.

Also, is that amp capable of driving those speakers? I know they're not monsters by any means, but idk. I have no idea what I'm talking about really.

Yeup. Sensitivity of the speakers would be the biggest concern. Even if you speakers were 90db or above, most amps can drive them (when I say amps, I mean commercially available and well known speaker amps. I am sure there is some crappy 'made in china' amp that would not drive your speakers). It is only when you have lower sensitivity speakers that you really need to watch how much power the amp can put out.

I understand how you feel about the A2. I am not even talking about replacing it. i am just saying that this would provide a fun little side experiment in addition to driving your speakers.

Now another option (I may have already linked this, so bare with me) would be the little dayton audio amp. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-380

This thing should be renamed the little amp that could. it is not going to sound as good as the topping, nor is it going to get loud enough to wake up your neighbors, but if you wanted to save the extra ~60 bucks for headphones, then this would be the way to go.
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Yeup. Sensitivity of the speakers would be the biggest concern. Even if you speakers were 90db or above, most amps can drive them (when I say amps, I mean commercially available and well known speaker amps. I am sure there is some crappy 'made in china' amp that would not drive your speakers). It is only when you have lower sensitivity speakers that you really need to watch how much power the amp can put out.

I understand how you feel about the A2. I am not even talking about replacing it. i am just saying that this would provide a fun little side experiment in addition to driving your speakers.

Now another option (I may have already linked this, so bare with me) would be the little dayton audio amp. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-380

This thing should be renamed the little amp that could. it is not going to sound as good as the topping, nor is it going to get loud enough to wake up your neighbors, but if you wanted to save the extra ~60 bucks for headphones, then this would be the way to go.

It's a good suggestion. You linked me two different Topping amps. Which would you recommend over the other? I'd honestly be willing to go up in price to the $200 mark for a decent amp...I'm just not sure what to go for, and what's good quality. I'm oblivious to the speaker-fi world, but would love a good step in smile.gif. And I don't believe I answered fully before, but no, I'm totally not against tube amps. I've been curious about one for my Grados even. That could be the sound I really am looking for in the Grados...again, not sure.
 
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