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So currently I'm using a pair of SOL Republic TracksHD headphones that I got on clearance for $45 and I like them. I use them a lot for when I'm on the go. Never use them at home since my M-Audio AV40s sound much better.

But I just heard this pair of headphones went on sale and there's actually one in stock at my local best buy. At that price it seems tempting. The reviews are really good for it. Thinking about buying it with my BB gift card.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-ove...&skuId=9420065
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So currently I'm using a pair of SOL Republic TracksHD headphones that I got on clearance for $45 and I like them. I use them a lot for when I'm on the go. Never use them at home since my M-Audio AV40s sound much better.

But I just heard this pair of headphones went on sale and there's actually one in stock at my local best buy. At that price it seems tempting. The reviews are really good for it. Thinking about buying it with my BB gift card.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-ove...&skuId=9420065
Yeah. Supposedly very good for a bluetooth Here's a review: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content...bt-and-mdr-1nc

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So currently I'm using a pair of SOL Republic TracksHD headphones that I got on clearance for $45 and I like them. I use them a lot for when I'm on the go. Never use them at home since my M-Audio AV40s sound much better.

But I just heard this pair of headphones went on sale and there's actually one in stock at my local best buy. At that price it seems tempting. The reviews are really good for it. Thinking about buying it with my BB gift card.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-ove...&skuId=9420065
That is a crazy good price. If you want a bluetooth headphone I am not aware of any better options at that price.

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That is a crazy good price. If you want a bluetooth headphone I am not aware of any better options at that price.

I haven't really wanted bluetooth headphones, but that price tempted me. I wish it had aptx.

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Just finally got myself a pair of Sennheiser HD650s.

Absolutely in love.

After going from V-Moda M-100s to PSB M4U 2s to NAD Viso HP50s to these, I finally think I'm 99% satisfied (there's always a little extra room for desire). Won't be making any new headphone purchases for quite a while I do think...
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Just finally got myself a pair of Sennheiser HD650s.

Absolutely in love.

After going from V-Moda M-100s to PSB M4U 2s to NAD Viso HP50s to these, I finally think I'm 99% satisfied (there's always a little extra room for desire). Won't be making any new headphone purchases for quite a while I do think...
I have the 650HD as well. They are a wonderful headphone. Yea, you can always do better, but the 650s are at a good enough point for sure.
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Sennheiser HD 800 with Woo Audio WA6 amp, fed by a Sony 5400ES SACD player.
The Sony 5400 has a headphone amp. Why would one think another one is required?
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The Sony 5400 has a headphone amp. Why would one think another one is required?
Because the built-in one sounds horrible! The HD800s are notoriously hard to drive, partly due to their high impedance, and when plugged straight into to the Sony's headphone amp the sound is unbearably shrill, tinny, and lacking in bass/dynamics. It's a little better with the Oppo 105's amp, but both pale in comparison to the WA6.

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The Sony 5400 has a headphone amp. Why would one think another one is required?
Often the built-in headphone amps on audio equipment are an afterthought and not well done. I haven't heard the one in the 5400, though--have you?

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Hi all - I built a tool that matches headphones with amps based on various calculations like power output, damping factor, peak SPL, etc.

I made it for myself to find good amps for my new headphones, but maybe you guys will find it useful as well. It's live at www.audiobot9000.com (sorry about the crappy UI).
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