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Ended up pouncing on a Q701 for $130... Now I gotta get my sound system back again... ugh.

Or buy a Schiit Modi 2, Schiit Vali 2, and Amperex 7308...
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post #32692 of 38529
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Ended up pouncing on a Q701 for $130... Now I gotta get my sound system back again... ugh.

Or buy a Schiit Modi 2, Schiit Vali 2, and Amperex 7308...

The O2/ODAC is a good option as well thumb.gif. Similar pricing across different configs, but ultimately I always recommend the O2/ODAC combo over the Schiit stack.
 
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I found a few people selling D7000 Denons, near mint condition, so they claim. What prices should I expect to pay?
Edited by Wishmaker - 6/30/16 at 3:10am
 
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post #32694 of 38529
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The last set I think I saw go for was around 500-600, but I don't remember the condition. I wanna say that was actually with the same pads you just got for your Denons.
 
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Went out to a shop today to listen to a HD600 and HD650, they had HD700 and HD800 laying around to but they arent in my budget atm frown.gif

In the shop i could allready hear that i dont like the HD600.
Took the HD650 demo home with me.
Doing a nice listening session now.

Do these headphones need burn in ?

Atm i feel that the HD650 seens more detailed but i am not getting the goosebumps and watery eyes yet that i do get from me DT990.
(maybe its my ears that needs to get used after the 2500 hours of a DT990)
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The O2/ODAC is a good option as well thumb.gif. Similar pricing across different configs, but ultimately I always recommend the O2/ODAC combo over the Schiit stack.

OMG i am not alone, we share an opinion biggrin.gif

I am not font of the Shiit Modi/Magni at all, probably because the price rakcs up like crazy here in EU.
For less money i can get a V90-HPA wich is just better in every way, O2/ODAC you have to look good here to to find a "normal" priced one butt there are a few.

Modi/Magni is 250,- euro
V90-HPA is 169,- euro and better.....
Check your EU pricing Shiit !
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Went out to a shop today to listen to a HD600 and HD650, they had HD700 and HD800 laying around to but they arent in my budget atm frown.gif

In the shop i could allready hear that i dont like the HD600.
Took the HD650 demo home with me.
Doing a nice listening session now.

Do these headphones need burn in ?

Atm i feel that the HD650 seens more detailed but i am not getting the goosebumps and watery eyes yet that i do get from me DT990.
(maybe its my ears that needs to get used after the 2500 hours of a DT990)
OMG i am not alone, we share an opinion biggrin.gif

I am not font of the Shiit Modi/Magni at all, probably because the price rakcs up like crazy here in EU.
For less money i can get a V90-HPA wich is just better in every way, O2/ODAC you have to look good here to to find a "normal" priced one butt there are a few.

Modi/Magni is 250,- euro
V90-HPA is 169,- euro and better.....
Check your EU pricing Shiit !

Yes, I don't care for the sound of the M&M stack. I think the O2 sounds way more natural, and better at that. The Modi is a decent DAC, if not on the cold-to-neutral side of things, but the O2 is a better sounding amp. You could probably get a Modi and an O2, but I would wager to ask why since you can have a nice looking combo in one box that does require you to buy a rather overpriced cable or a cable that's way to long.

Also, IIRC, the Beyer sound was a lot more aggressive and forward where the HD650 is a lot more tame. The highs got aggravating for me on the DT770s before, and the HD650 were a nice polar opposite nearly. The HD650 doesn't have a ton of impact, but can reach a bit lower than the DT770s as I remember. They may both be similar in how low they reach actually, but the HD650 doesn't have as huge of a hump (i.e. dropoff) so it sounds a bit more natural.

I have a a feeling you may like something that pushes mids slightly more forward. Fostex seems to be decent at that without making them too harsh. However, I'm rather sensitive to forward mids.
 
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@farih, the HD650s I've found excel at certain genres.
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Atm i feel that the HD650 seens more detailed but i am not getting the goosebumps and watery eyes yet that i do get from me DT990.

Is this reaction from the music itself or the highs that the DT990 produce biggrin.gif ?

Here's a few tracks that I've found sound awesome on those headphones using an O2 amp and that I revisit regularly smile.gif .
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Maybe that last track will give you the goosebumps or watery eyes that you're looking for wink.gif .
   
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@@farih glad to see you finally found some new cans ^^
    
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@farih forgot to ask before, what tracks or genres are you using to test the HD650s?
   
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Yes, I don't care for the sound of the M&M stack. I think the O2 sounds way more natural, and better at that. The Modi is a decent DAC, if not on the cold-to-neutral side of things, but the O2 is a better sounding amp. You could probably get a Modi and an O2, but I would wager to ask why since you can have a nice looking combo in one box that does require you to buy a rather overpriced cable or a cable that's way to long.

Also, IIRC, the Beyer sound was a lot more aggressive and forward where the HD650 is a lot more tame. The highs got aggravating for me on the DT770s before, and the HD650 were a nice polar opposite nearly. The HD650 doesn't have a ton of impact, but can reach a bit lower than the DT770s as I remember. They may both be similar in how low they reach actually, but the HD650 doesn't have as huge of a hump (i.e. dropoff) so it sounds a bit more natural.

I have a a feeling you may like something that pushes mids slightly more forward. Fostex seems to be decent at that without making them too harsh. However, I'm rather sensitive to forward mids.

I am very much in love with my Dt990's smile.gif
I got them running with the Sonarworks Reference plugin so they are almost as flat as the DT990 can be EQ'ed to.

I love the impact, the EPICness the headphone can bring in game/film and big orchestra music.
I love the smooth mids of them but always thought there wasnt enough of it.
With bad recordings the highs can be harsh but with good recording (and a proper amp) i didnt think the treble was that harsh.

With the HD650 i notice almost similar bass but i think because there are more mids you notice it less and thus the impact is slightly less to.
On tracks with vocals this thing sounds awesome to me, smooth like the Dt990 but just more of it wheee.gif
On older rock like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top etc etc they seem to blow away the DT990's with ease, i normally use a SR80E for that kind of music but i think i can sell them now smile.gif
For the rest it seems to be more detailed but with a smaller soundstage.
Its also less comfortable then the DT990 (also lesser then my HD558) but i hope that changes over time (this demo is rather new to)

Still have to game on it and see if they do better then the 558 i use for gaming now.
With a bit of luck i can then sell both the SR80E and HD558, i think i am going to keep my DT990 though.
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@farih, the HD650s I've found excel at certain genres.
Is this reaction from the music itself or the highs that the DT990 produce biggrin.gif ?

Here's a few tracks that I've found sound awesome on those headphones using an O2 amp and that I revisit regularly smile.gif .
Videos (Click to show)

Maybe that last track will give you the goosebumps or watery eyes that you're looking for wink.gif .

Haha, i know people say the highs are to harsh on the 990's but if you proper EQ and amp them i think they are awesome headphone's for the price you pay.

No strange wet liquid in my eye's with those tracks sorry (allthough i do like Ludovico)

These 2 did with the HD650's though (yay i found 2) but i can link many that do with my 990's.

https://open.spotify.com/track/4Dh159RMMCGPyRjZhK4Uni

https://open.spotify.com/track/5ECVVPpstNnjIJTl2ygiFI
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Originally Posted by rathborne View Post

@farih forgot to ask before, what tracks or genres are you using to test the HD650s?

I just posted before you wrote this but in general alot of music from this:

https://open.spotify.com/user/farih/playlist/3C8I09DOOnJHEFzw7wNRh6

And some tracks from here:
https://open.spotify.com/user/farih/playlist/4Qodc6lkzf7Js9y4XNhYSW
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Originally Posted by caenlen View Post

@@farih glad to see you finally found some new cans ^^

Havent bought them yet but its a step in the right direction smile.gif
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