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Offline Mr. Bungle

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #620 on: February 16, 2017, 10:55:15 PM »
It's here.  :)


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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #621 on: February 16, 2017, 11:09:30 PM »
It's here.  :)



awesome! congrats!  that sounds really good, but needs good synergy with amplifier to shine well.  but i think you got that covered already.




let me share mine too.  yes, i hate that massdrop website, deadly website, lol. this thing needs break-in and a better amplifier. 



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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #622 on: February 16, 2017, 11:34:26 PM »
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awesome! congrats!  that sounds really good, but needs good synergy with amplifier to shine well.  but i think you got that covered already.

It sounds awesome. I can't stop listening to it.  :wub:

My O2 has a custom gain config for the DAC's 2.25Vrms line-out voltage. Switching on the 3.1x high gain setting unleashes the potential of the HD650, cleanly. Makes the music sound more alive and punchy without the unwanted artifacts usually associated with high-gain settings. The 1x unity gain setting sounded a bit anemic. Interestingly, the HD650 gets pretty loud with with just my iPhone 6 at 80% volume with no audible distortion.

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One thing that I forgot to mention is how comfy the HD650 is. I was surprised at how it just disappears while wearing it around my ears. I've always been turned off with headphones in the past because of comfort issues. This one totally changed my mind.

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let me share mine too.  yes, i hate that massdrop website, deadly website, lol. this thing needs break-in and a better amplifier.

Congrats on your K7XX btw!

I hate Massdrop with a passion after the clusterfuck of a drop that was the HD6xx. I'm still bitter for failing to purchase the damn thing due to their server issues. I spent a couple of hours trying to pay but kept on getting errors while looking at the number of units sold go from 400+ to the 5000 limit and then it was all gone. lol

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #623 on: February 18, 2017, 12:35:14 AM »
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awesome! congrats!  that sounds really good, but needs good synergy with amplifier to shine well.  but i think you got that covered already.
One thing that I forgot to mention is how comfy the HD650 is. I was surprised at how it just disappears while wearing it around my ears. I've always been turned off with headphones in the past because of comfort issues. This one totally changed my mind.
that alone makes the price premium worth it! :)

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Congrats on your K7XX btw!

I hate Massdrop with a passion after the clusterfuck of a drop that was the HD6xx. I'm still bitter for failing to purchase the damn thing due to their server issues. I spent a couple of hours trying to pay but kept on getting errors while looking at the number of units sold go from 400+ to the 5000 limit and then it was all gone. lol

that's unfortunate :( ok lang I think the 6xx is somewhere between 600 and 650. so eventually you got the better model :)

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #624 on: February 20, 2017, 02:27:45 AM »
Damn that was one of the best drops. HD6xx for ~$200 right? The drop literature was painting it as a revision of the 650.
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #625 on: February 20, 2017, 10:50:32 AM »
Damn that was one of the best drops. HD6xx for ~$200 right? The drop literature was painting it as a revision of the 650.

Yep. According to the measurements and subjective listening tests posted at Head-Fi, the HD6XX is basically an HD650 in a different color scheme with a shorter cable.

It's Massdrop's biggest drop yet. I reckon it will take a while before there will be another HD6XX drop since they have to make sure their servers can handle the volume of orders properly the 2nd time around. At the moment, there are already over 50K requests made for that drop. I really think Massdrop should put solid measures in place to reject automated bot orders and ensure everybody gets a fair chance at getting one.

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #626 on: February 25, 2017, 02:22:29 PM »
Review of the Massdrop HD6XX:
http://headfonics.com/2017/02/the-hd6xx-from-massdrop/

That pretty much clarifies what it was:
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Letís make no mistake. The HD650 still owns all the land in the sub $500 tier for open backs, despite a few competing threats to its 15 years or so reign after it was first released. In late-2016, Massdrop collaborated with Sennheiser to produce this HD650 variant, broke their website with pre-orders and has since been unable to keep stock of the new model HD6xx. Rightly so. The only difference between the original HD650 and the Massdrop HD6xx is a new, deep blue paint job, a different box.

So the HD6XX was the original HD650 from 15 years ago.
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #627 on: March 21, 2017, 04:41:58 PM »
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yes, i hate that massdrop website, deadly website, lol

Yes, I concur! haha

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #628 on: March 25, 2017, 03:17:35 PM »
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #630 on: May 27, 2017, 07:10:04 AM »
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #631 on: July 25, 2017, 02:09:56 AM »
So there's a proper term for when you get goosebumps from listening to music: 'frisson' (pronounced free-sawn)

http://theconversation.com/why-do-only-some-people-get-skin-orgasms-from-listening-to-music-59719
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #632 on: July 25, 2017, 10:22:07 PM »
So there's a proper term for when you get goosebumps from listening to music: 'frisson' (pronounced free-sawn)

http://theconversation.com/why-do-only-some-people-get-skin-orgasms-from-listening-to-music-59719

Happens to me once in a while when I get mind blown by a song I hear for the first time. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones who experience this so-called frisson.

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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #633 on: July 26, 2017, 04:13:00 PM »
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #634 on: September 14, 2017, 09:19:21 AM »
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Re: PPC Audiophile Thread
« Reply #635 on: October 11, 2017, 09:22:15 PM »
saw the superlux HD669 in megamall selling for 1900...good enough for the price?  the HD668B is around 2500 in lazada.
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