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Old 09-11-2016, 12:08 AM   #46
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Gg guys gg. That was horrendous. Lol
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Old 09-11-2016, 12:19 AM   #47
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Managed to get one. Didn't know I couldn't cancel once the drop has ended. Thought I had a week to decide. Is it easy to sell this on carousell?
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Doubt so. Once ppl know abt the 200 usd price range, ppl will camp for the next drop. Unless your set is within the 500 unit and there are "collectors" out there.

Managed to get one. Didn't know I couldn't cancel once the drop has ended. Thought I had a week to decide. Is it easy to sell this on carousell?
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:16 AM   #49
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Doubt so. Once ppl know abt the 200 usd price range, ppl will camp for the next drop. Unless your set is within the 500 unit and there are "collectors" out there.
I got offer of USD300 excluding shipping to buyer if my set was the numbered #500 and below
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Nice. Hahahaha.

It was a "oops" and "uh oh" event for me.

I got offer of USD300 excluding shipping to buyer if my set was the numbered #500 and below
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Old 09-11-2016, 09:46 AM   #51
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I got one too. X-fi sound card good enough to drive this? Or should I get a cheap and good amp for US$100?

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Old 09-11-2016, 12:13 PM   #52
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I got one too. X-fi sound card good enough to drive this? Or should I get a cheap and good amp for US$100?

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X-fi should be good enough but may not push HD6XX performance all the way. Have a look at this video and note the part he touches on DACs and Amps.
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Back then this came terminated with a 1/4" plug, meant to be used on deskstop amps. Now is portable era and it comes with a 3:5mm plug. Still I'll use it with a OTL tube amp.
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if anybody bought this on impulse and are considering selling your set, please PM me, i am genuinely interested. thank you
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:18 PM   #55
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Everyone just chill and wait for the next drop. Massdrop will list it again sooner or later, no need to rush out and buy one at a marked up price.

In the meantime, can go out and find a amp or dac. Just go to audio shops and test with the HD650.
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X-fi should be good enough but may not push HD6XX performance all the way. Have a look at this video and note the part he touches on DACs and Amps.
Thanks. I'm thinking of getting the fiio e17k. Is it good enough?

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Old 09-11-2016, 02:20 PM   #57
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Thanks. I'm thinking of getting the fiio e17k. Is it good enough?

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E17k definately not enough to power this adequately. Actually nothing portable will power this.

You should be looking at a desktop amp for this purpose. You can get the E17k to play this loud but that does not guaranty it sounding good.
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E17k definately not enough to power this adequately. Actually nothing portable will power this.

You should be looking at a desktop amp for this purpose. You can get the E17k to play this loud but that does not guaranty it sounding good.
hmm ok. i read on head-fi that they are just enough to power it. what about the schiit magni amp? is the DAC really necessary if my source is from an x-fi sound card? don't think i got the budget to add in the schiit modi. my music files are just mp3, which arent that high quality to begin with.
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There is a difference between powering a headphone to give you sufficient volume and powering a headphone to its full potential.

Generally, there is no downside to MOAR POWER! (Except potentially for higher noise floor, less fine control of volume, blowing out your drivers like if you use a power amp to drive your iem, and more costs. Potentially).

The HD650 and therefore HD6XX is well known for scaling up very well with the source, meaning compared to most other headphones, you'll hear a larger improvements with better source.

If you don't have sufficient money to upgrade your equipment, then do it in stages, probably amp first followed by DAC, depending on what is your current setup.
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hmm ok. i read on head-fi that they are just enough to power it. what about the schiit magni amp? is the DAC really necessary if my source is from an x-fi sound card? don't think i got the budget to add in the schiit modi. my music files are just mp3, which arent that high quality to begin with.
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