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What's the general consensus on a HD650 upgrade nowadays? ZMF Aeolus, Focal Clear, or something else? Sep 21, 2020

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    1. MLegend
      MLegend
      What's the general consensus on a HD650 upgrade nowadays? ZMF Aeolus, Focal Clear, or something else?
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        HD650 upgrade: better amp and DAC. Mods. Anything else will have at least one trade-off. I'm making it a goal to bring an exclusive option to SBAF before year's end, though. TH900 drivers with custom rear-horn vented cups and extended baffle, OEM pads and headband, should be obtainable around $1k-$1.5k
        Sep 22, 2020
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      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Also a well modded HE5 or HE6 could be worthy contenders as HD650 upgrades but hard to find and still some trade-offs.
        Sep 22, 2020
      5. MLegend
        MLegend
        @E_Schaaf Your mods have been looking quite promising, so I'll wait and see what your custom 900 ends up being. Already been down the modding route with 650s, ended up disappointed. Yeah, modded HE6 was on my mind for a while and I almost bought one, then I remembered about its power/amp requirements.
        Sep 22, 2020
    2. MLegend
      MLegend
      Is it just normal for dynamic drivers to sound more punchy/full compared to planars even when they have the same mid bass quantity?
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      3. MLegend
        MLegend
        Thank you for the information. I ask because I recently acquired an LCD2C w/ vegan pads and I'm quite disappointed with their bass performance. Makes me appreciate my HD650s a lot more.
        Sep 19, 2020
      4. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        Are the vegan pads faux leather, or something more air permeable? I forgot to say that pads make just as much difference as how open/closed the cup is.
        Sep 20, 2020
      5. MLegend
        MLegend
        If I'm looking at the correct pads, they're leather-free microsuede.
        The 650s bass distortion is probably helping in this regard as well.
        Sep 20, 2020
    3. MLegend
      MLegend
      Pretending I'm a Superman was pretty good. If you are a fan and played the Tony hawk games back in the day, you might enjoy it.
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    4. MLegend
      MLegend
      The new Sold Soul single is incredible.
    5. MLegend
      MLegend
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      2. boredpanda
        boredpanda
        Hadn't heard of Igorr. Now that I have, my mind is bent in all kinds of weird directions. That was... interesting for sure.
        Mar 30, 2020
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      3. famish99
        famish99
        Yeah it's pretty good, kinda sad I didn't pre-order now and all the vinyl versions on Bandcamp sold out...
        Mar 30, 2020
    6. MLegend
      MLegend
      I wonder how many people have reviewed and/or compared audio gear without realizing one or both of their Eustachian tubes were plugged up.
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      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Or power was bad, or they had a bad day, or synergy was off, or did it drunk, or a vast number of other reasons, never trust anything unless you hear it yourself.
        Feb 17, 2020
    7. MLegend
      MLegend
      Dang, sometimes, all you need to do to scratch any upgrade itch is to just deep clean your ears.
    8. MLegend
      MLegend
      Radio JRiver is pretty cool.
    9. MLegend
      MLegend
      Here is some massive sounding jazz if anyone is interested. Frode Haltli - Avant Folk. Tidal is recommended, of course.
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    10. MLegend
      MLegend
      If you enjoy jazz, give Secret Song by Georg Riedel a listen. The first time I've ever jumped while listening to music.
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    11. MLegend
      MLegend
      It's taken over twenty years, but it's finally happened. Berserk, I love you.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        TWENTY years holy heck. If we're thinking about the same manga, that is.

        P.S. who wants to bet this won't turn out well for Guts?
        Mar 6, 2018
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Okay, I have to check that out. If they could just finish the manga I would be happy. Seriously, "Berserk" is one of the best mangas ever.
        Mar 7, 2018
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    12. MLegend
      MLegend
      Melody Gardot - Live In Europe...Hell yeah. Give it a listen.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        yep...got the album yesterday
        Feb 10, 2018
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Melody is wonderful, must find and listen!
        Feb 10, 2018
      4. MLegend
        MLegend
        It's on Tidal if you have it. Otherwise, the whole album is on her Youtube Topic channel.
        Feb 10, 2018
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    13. MLegend
      MLegend
      Has anyone else experimented with different headband angles affecting perceived sound? Would this just come down to head shape and seal?
    14. MLegend
      MLegend
      KanexPro HDMI Audio Extractor with Schiit Gungnir Multibit and the Nintendo Switch is a success!
      1. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        I use a similar HDMI extractor for my consoles too. Running them through a Theta multibit DAC = drools.
        Nov 25, 2017
      2. MLegend
        MLegend
        It's not a perfect solution it seems. There is a quiet but still audible popping or clicking noise in either the left or right channel every so often. It's not bad enough to disregard using this method, but it's still a fault of this setup and something you would just have to deal with. At least for my set up, it is.
        Nov 25, 2017
    15. MLegend
      MLegend
      Gen V Gungnir Multibit isn't compatible with the Nintendo Switch.
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      2. MLegend
        MLegend
        Nov 25, 2017
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        Crazy. I have no idea why it would work from the Switch, but not from my Oppo into Yggdrasil. I tried all outputs and settings on box and player too.

        Congrats though!
        Nov 25, 2017
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      4. MLegend
        MLegend
        That's unfortunate. I wish I could help but I have zero experience with the Oppo and you have probably tried everything already. Using it with the Switch isn't perfect though, it seems every now and then there will be a quiet but still audible pop or click in either the left or right channel. Not annoying enough to ruin the whole experience but it's still there.
        Nov 25, 2017
    16. MLegend
      MLegend
      I didn't know Foo Fighters released a new album. It's pretty fun.
    17. output555
      output555
      Hi,

      Sorry to trouble, but I'm having a heck of a time trying to figure how to take remove the outer case off of the Gustard H10. I removed the four corner back screws, and the four screws on the sides near the front, but the case won't lift or slide off. Am I missing something? Maybe additional screws on the back?

      Thanks for any advice you can give.
      1. Yeskey
        Yeskey
        It should slide directly up. If you're not the original owner, there is a possibility that the previous owner applied a heatsink bridge to the upper case, cementing the top case to the main board chassis. Otherwise, just rock the top case until it pops off.
        May 20, 2017
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      2. MLegend
        MLegend
        Thank you for helping out. I messaged him about it last night and he figured it out before I could even respond to him.
        May 21, 2017
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    18. MLegend
      MLegend
      Who do I need to speak with to re-open a closed for sale thread?
      1. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        Dec 17, 2016
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      2. MLegend
        MLegend
        Thank you very much.
        Dec 17, 2016
    19. MLegend
      MLegend
    20. MLegend
      MLegend
      Moon Hoochs new album Red Sky is such a fun and enjoyable listen!
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Mar 28, 1994 (Age: 26)
    Location:
    Northwest Florida
    Gear List:
    Amp - Cavalli Liquid Platinum, Headroom DBHA
    DAC - Schiit Gungnir Multibit A2
    Headphones - HD650

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