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HD 555 and G35

Soon to get HD595's and a small amp . Fiios any good?
    
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post #7732 of 37798
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Can I get in?

HD 555 and G35

Soon to get HD595's and a small amp . Fiios any good?
Don't bother getting the HD595. There's barely a difference if you're coming from a HD555. You might as well save up and wait till you have enough for an HD600 and an amplifier. If you're getting an amp, go with tubes. The Fiio E5 is for portable applications and will probably make a difference with something like a Etymotic ER4S but not likely with a HD555/HD595.
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post #7733 of 37798
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Don't bother getting the HD595. There's barely a difference if you're coming from a HD555. You might as well save up and wait till you have enough for an HD600 and an amplifier. If you're getting an amp, go with tubes. The Fiio E5 is for portable applications and will probably make a difference with something like a Etymotic ER4S but not likely with a HD555/HD595.
Ack, the HD600's are a way bigger jump in price. What are the differences between the 600's and 650's? Is it better to save up for new headphones first or get an amp for the 555's? The fiio will mainly be for my portable listening, I was just hoping it would give a small boost to my full sized headphones as well.
    
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What are the differences between the 600's and 650's?
Neither is necessarily better than the other, they just have a slightly different sound and most people like one or the other, not both. I'm a HD600 guy myself. I find the 650's to have too much emphasis on bass, they do have a more refined (less harsh) treble though. I just find the HD600 to have more "energy" to the sound, the HD650 sound sluggish to me.

Obviously, some people will have the opposite opinion and say that the HD600 are too bright and do not have enough bass - it's each to their own.

There are plenty of other great phones around that price range too - don't just look at Sennheiser.
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Update for mine, if you care to.

Audiotechnica ATH-A900s, Grado SR-225s, and Klipsch S1s.
    
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Update for mine, if you care to.

Audiotechnica ATH-A900s, Grado SR-225s, and Klipsch S1s.
how are the 225's? i've been itching to try some of the higher end grados. everytime i stop by my friend's dorm, i hog his 80's lol. too bad he doesn't have an amp though.
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Neither is necessarily better than the other, they just have a slightly different sound and most people like one or the other, not both. I'm a HD600 guy myself. I find the 650's to have too much emphasis on bass, they do have a more refined (less harsh) treble though. I just find the HD600 to have more "energy" to the sound, the HD650 sound sluggish to me.

Obviously, some people will have the opposite opinion and say that the HD600 are too bright and do not have enough bass - it's each to their own.

There are plenty of other great phones around that price range too - don't just look at Sennheiser.
I think the HD650's would be better for me then but I really know nothing about other cans in the price range. Sounds like I need to go out and try more headphones. Although I probably wont have the money to actually buy some until after my desktop build .
    
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I think the HD650's would be better for me then but I really know nothing about other cans in the price range. Sounds like I need to go out and try more headphones. Although I probably wont have the money to actually buy some until after my desktop build .
With headphones such as the HD600/650 you also need to consider proper amplification (and sources), using them without (such as directly from a soundcard) would be a waste of money in my opinion.
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...Although I probably wont have the money to actually buy some until after my desktop build .
You should look for some used ones.
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post #7740 of 37798
Finally got my portable headphone amp working, used to only get 2 hours of battery life. Now... well i'll tell you when it runs out (been 3 days now).

It's attatched to my ipod with industrial strength velcro, lol. Have some pictures




Yes i need a smaller 3.5mm jack cable
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