I totally agree but many don't. Of all the headphones I've owned these exhibited by far the biggest improvement as the hours piled on. I also agree about amping them properly, preferably with a valve amp. Enjoy.
Yeah, that's the impression I've been getting. Thanks. Thanks for doing that for me. That's kinda what I was expecting to hear. The 650's could certainly do with a bit more oomph down low but I really like the overall character and wouldn't want to deviate too much. I really can't tolerate too much treble. I've no idea why that is since I'm 50 and I know my hearing is slightly deficient towards the top end. I had a pair of Q701's but the spike at 2k was just intolerable...
Nice review mate.
Am I alone in thinking that the more I read about these headphones the more I think I'm reading about the HD 650's? Has anyone heard both over an extended period and is able to compare them?
I like dark myself as opposed to the modern trend for over-hyped treble in an effort to portray a false sense of detail. I can't tolerate this harshness.
Yeah, the HD 598 will do what you're looking for. They certainly don't need an amp either. However, what you're looking for is something of an anathema to most headphone enthusiasts. You seem to be loooking for a product which is fundamentally not very good. No low's & no high's is a very limiting factor. Can I ask why this is what you're aiming for?