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#147211 - 09/10/06 06:37 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: danmagicman7]
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
HD595s are a great choice for a full sized set of cans! I was even thinking of them for my "other" cans to do what the Alessandros won't do, but they are a bit too foreward and exciting to act like "others"!(darn, I need something laid-back and darker for classical) but they are very impressive performers at a very good price from all that I've read!! Highly recommended!

I think it's a good choice!
Rich.

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#147212 - 09/10/06 06:42 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: F107plus5]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

That's what the HD 650's are for
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#147213 - 09/10/06 07:10 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: Wid]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7400
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
The HD650s are really nice! Love the way they sound.

It seems like you can get the 650s for less than the MSRP. I didn't realize the price was so high. Audioadvisor has them for much less.
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#147214 - 09/10/06 07:12 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: F107plus5]
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Registered: 12/16/05
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I think I read that 580's were great for classical, dunno though.
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#147215 - 09/10/06 08:05 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: danmagicman7]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I know the 570's did really well on classical and jazz. They pretty much didn't make the grade with rock though.
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#147216 - 09/10/06 08:18 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: danmagicman7]
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
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Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Gee; I shouldn't have gone to eat dinner!
I see three out of four votes for HD650!

Yeah, I voted already.

The current thought is the MS2i with Glite for rock. And the HD650 with.....Glite! for Classical! I have been doing a lot of studying and reading and realized that I had been reading only HALF of the reviews about the Glite; the half that talks about Grados. The other half talks about Glite with HD650!!

Seriously! There are lots of words about HD650 with Glite!

For classical I had also been thinking about K701 with tubes cause I really LIKE TUBES!! And tubes would tend to warm up the slightly cool K701 and make it more of a classical type of can. Turns out though that the warm HD650 is a really good match with the Glite as the neutral and analytical Lite tends to cool down the HD650 and remove "the veil"!! I haven't completed the study yet, but preliminary investigations show that the HD650 would work real well with the Gilmore Lite and let me end up with the convenience of just one amp!!

.....I suppose I could glue tubes on top of the Glite and run 6.3 heater voltage to them for show!!

Consequently I've been looking awfully close at Sennheiser the last couple days. They have all kinds of good stuff in their line-up! I'm impressed!!

So the gameplan at the moment seems to be going toward MS2i with Gilmore Lite for the analytical rock side and Senn HD650 with Gilmore Lite for the Classical side!

And MY M50s For Everything when I can Get A Turn at Them!!

But I'm happy to see that we are all in agreement with Senns!! Even a few more Senn votes back on page 1 also!!

Cool!
Rich.

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#147217 - 09/10/06 08:33 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: F107plus5]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

If I were a classical music fan I would certainly get some 650's. It seems you can find Sennheiser at pretty good discounts . At this price they are no more than the Grado 325i's.
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#147218 - 09/10/06 09:27 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: Wid]
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Arrrrrgh! No, NO! Not HD650 for $30 LESS that my MS2i!! That's not fair! I haven't even received my new rock cans and already I'm starting to look at my classical cans!

......hey! That IS a good price!.......

Ya know,....I'm really not bummed out about the signal out of my ancient CD/DVD player.... I wonder.

Naw, these cans really need a signal that doesn't have a "who knows" circuit terminating with a headphone jack output of questional integrity and SQ.

Well...it's never too early to start planning!!

That IS a good price!
Rich.

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#147219 - 09/10/06 09:41 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: F107plus5]
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I figured it would tempt you Rich Heck it is tempting me too but I am waiting for a set of AKG K-81 DJ's as we speak maybe next time.
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#147220 - 09/10/06 10:06 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: Wid]
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17754
Loc: NoVA
Aha! Another AKG owner... btw, they do clamp to the head a fair amount.
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