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SENNHEISER HD650's

first piece to a new upgraded system. any current suggestions for a versatile headphone amp on sale around $600?
    
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I'm lookin' at the Sennheiser HD595. Is this a good set or is there something better in the $100-$200 range?
    
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I'm lookin' at the Sennheiser HD595. Is this a good set or is there something better in the $100-$200 range?
Those are great headphones for the money. A little inclined to clip at very high volume levels but damn good at the price nonetheless (yes, I sometimes listen VERY loud) ...

Anyway ...

That said ...

My personal tastes would point me more so towards a pair of Grado SR225's, which can be found new for around 200 and used for quite a bit less.

I'm a midrange junkie and I'm also a guitar rock junkie (though I enjoy regular listening to classical/chamber as well) ... and I just adore the Grado "house sound" ...

So yes. The Senn HD595's are good for the money (sort of "boom box" sounding ... sort of like hitting the "loudness" button on older stereos ... very forgiving/non-fatiguing) ... and yes, the Grado SR225's are just as good in their own right ... they can be a tad fatiguing at times (little sharp in the highs), but they have insanely good midrange and (I think) better soundstage than the HD595's ... a more natural, more real sounding headphone I think than the Senns ... both enjoyable though.

YMMV.

    
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So yes. The Senn HD595's are good for the money (sort of "boom box" sounding ... sort of like hitting the "loudness" button on older stereos ... very forgiving/non-fatiguing) ... and yes, the Grado SR225's are just as good in their own right ... they can be a tad fatiguing at times (little sharp in the highs), but they have insanely good midrange and (I think) better soundstage than the HD595's ... a more natural, more real sounding headphone I think than the Senns ... both enjoyable though.
Thanks for the quick reply! Someone from another forum pointed me to this thread saying if I posted here I'd get info from some pro's

I'll take a look at those Grado's you recommend
    
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Thanks for the quick reply! Someone from another forum pointed me to this thread saying if I posted here I'd get info from some pro's

I'll take a look at those Grado's you recommend
try here http://www.head-fi.org/ its all pro headphone people over there that can help you choose what is good.
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try here http://www.head-fi.org/ its all pro headphone people over there that can help you choose what is good.
I respect Head-fi, but I also think they are very prone to "flavor of the month" syndrome, where often the popularity of a product has a great influence on its supposed ability to make good noise. Just be a little wary over there - maybe cross-reference with a couple other boards, too.
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I respect Head-fi, but I also think they are very prone to "flavor of the month" syndrome, where often the popularity of a product has a great influence on its supposed ability to make good noise. Just be a little wary over there - maybe cross-reference with a couple other boards, too.
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Thanks for the quick reply! Someone from another forum pointed me to this thread saying if I posted here I'd get info from some pro's

I'll take a look at those Grado's you recommend
Welome to OCN! Glad you could make it

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