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Hey, I got another one to add. Wireless this time ^_^.

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Hey guys, I am thinking of getting an hd650 but I have no idea what amp/dac to get? I tried posting on the head-fi forums but they were no help at all. I did not get ONE useful reply. Anyways, with a budget of $300 is it possible to get a good enough dac/amp system to power HD650's
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The problem is at head-fi if you tell them you have $300 for an amp/dac, they will try to recommend a $300 dac and a $300 amp, lol.

My personal suggestion would be to look at Dac's in the $300 range, and get one with a built in amp thats decent. Then later you'll have something to upgrade when you know how you want to tune your sound signature.
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Hey guys, I am thinking of getting an hd650 but I have no idea what amp/dac to get? I tried posting on the head-fi forums but they were no help at all. I did not get ONE useful reply. IMO they're a bunch of *******s. Anyways, with a budget of $300 is it possible to get a good enough dac/amp system to power HD650's
It's doable but it will be close on cash and not even close to ideal on sound..

My recommendations off the top of my head would be a Little Dot MKIII amp and a Musiland Monitor 02 DAC.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_kw=litt...os=11354&gbr=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/Musiland-Monitor...#ht_1935wt_905
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 11/24/10 at 9:51pm
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The problem is at head-fi if you tell them you have $300 for an amp/dac, they will try to recommend a $300 dac and a $300 amp, lol.

My personal suggestion would be to look at Dac's in the $300 range, and get one with a built in amp thats decent. Then later you'll have something to upgrade when you know how you want to tune your sound signature.
haha I've noticed that. I thought having an amp would be more beneficial than having a dac? I got this info from head fi. Thanks for posting!!!!
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It's doable but it will be close on cash and not even close to ideal on sound..

My recommendations off the top of my head would be a Little Dot MKIII amp and a Musiland Monitor 02 DAC.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_kw=litt...os=11354&gbr=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/Musiland-Monitor...#ht_1935wt_905
Thank you! OMG you are so helpful!! I was debating between the little dot mkIII and the matrix m stage (?). I have no clue of what to pair those with when it comes to dac's though

How much would I need for ideal sound? Would it be better to just get HD600 and use those $50 to upgrade the dac or amp?
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haha I've noticed that. I thought having an amp would be more beneficial than having a dac? I got this info from head fi. Thanks for posting!!!!


Thank you! OMG you are so helpful!! I was debating between the little dot mkIII and the matrix m stage (?). I have no clue of what to pair those with when it comes to dac's though

How much would I need for ideal sound? Would it be better to just get HD600 and use those $50 to upgrade the dac or amp?
Ideal sound..well that's something I don't know a lot about because I don't have the money..the Head-Fi guys know more about that..they love spending other peoples money But yes, most people will tell you to get less demanding headphones if you don't have the proper budget to buy very very expensive amp/DAC combo, and to be honest it is probably a good idea. The 650's are notoriously hard to drive, and if they are not driven properly they sound quite dull..I would give Head-Fi another try if I were you but just give clearer info, your absolute budget for each piece, and open yourself up to potentially some difference headphones.
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Ideal sound..well that's something I don't know a lot about because I don't have the money..the Head-Fi guys know more about that..they love spending other peoples money But yes, most people will tell you to get less demanding headphones if you don't have the proper budget to buy very very expensive amp/DAC combo, and to be honest it is probably a good idea. The 650's are notoriously hard to drive, and if they are not driven properly they sound quite dull..I would give Head-Fi another try if I were you but just give clearer info, your absolute budget for each piece, and open yourself up to potentially some difference headphones.
Awwwww I think I am going to pull my hairs out. I've been researching for a whole god damn day, I am about to just give up and call it quits.

Can you please, recommend me a setup with a budget of $550?
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Awwwww I think I am going to pull my hairs out. I've been researching for a whole god damn day, I am about to just give up and call it quits.

Can you please, recommend me a setup with a budget of $550?
LOL headfi moves a lot slower than ocn. On ocn you make a thread and you have a bunch of replies right away. Headfi, give it at least a week.

I've read hd600's are a lot different than hd650's. That makes me think you don't know what you want yet. Look into other headphones about the same price too, you might be able to get something that will be ok without a dedicated amp for a while. Then you can spend $300 on the DAC and save up for an amp. I've read hd650's really need a good amp to sound good.

Search on head-fi, don't only rely on your thread.
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LOL headfi moves a lot slower than ocn. On ocn you make a thread and you have a bunch of replies right away. Headfi, give it at least a week.

I've read hd600's are a lot different than hd650's. That makes me think you don't know what you want yet. Look into other headphones about the same price too, you might be able to get something that will be ok without a dedicated amp for a while. Then you can spend $300 on the DAC and save up for an amp. I've read hd650's really need a good amp to sound good.

Search on head-fi, don't only rely on your thread.
haha yea. it takes forever. I don't know all the different brands and such but I do know what kind of applications and music I will be listening to. I can afford to spend $500 for a dank setup
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Just plug them in your onboard sound. It'll be fine.
    
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