Jupiter Audio Research HD650 Impressions/Measurements (Finalized Mod)

Discussion in 'Headphone Measurements' started by Hands, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Pharmaboy

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    I did in-depth listening & comparisons of the JAR 650 vs a stock HD650 last year & realized 2 things:
    1. I'd never heard an HD650 before--but when I did, became a fanboy. Other headphones are better in this or that sonic attribute, but I can't think of another this good overall at this price point
    2. I could live with either, but preferred the JAR 650 for its incremental improvements over stock. IMO the JAR 650 mod extends almost everything good in the stock HP, w/no sonic penalty
    I don't hear the hardness in the bass that you describe; perhaps it's there, but I don't hear it. As for brightness, I hear the mod as more detailed & resolving than stock, but tonally quite similar.

    Both stock & mod sounded quite good on every SS amp I tried, and predictably scaled up in the usual subtle ways on an OTL, my favorite amp for these headphones.
     
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    Has anyone tried the JAR HD650 vs. stock 650 EQ'd w/ Sonarworks profile? I still haven't modded my stock pair since EQ seems 'good enough' but I do wonder how they'd compare...
     
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