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post #1081 of 1427
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Originally Posted by Bomo.is.ooc View Post
(snip) Sennheiser HD 580's ... that cost $4.(snip!)
Wow, I'd have to say that's deal of the century status right there. I paid quite a bit more for mine, and it was more than worth it to me - that's just an utter steal!!
post #1082 of 1427
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Browsing my favorite thrift store for some cheap vinyl today and decided to walk over to the electronics area (found a nice CD player about a year back) where I was extremely surprised to find a pair of Sennheiser HD 580's sitting on the shelf. I immediately grabbed them and plugged 'em into my iPhone to see if they worked. Immediately blown away is truly the only way to describe my feeling.

I now have an amazing pair of headphones that cost $4. These are most definitely replacing my DR150's, they just sound so much more relaxed and smooth. Needless to say, I'm truly amazed by these headphones.
I think this might be the greatest deal in the history of head-fi. Why can't I have your luck?
post #1083 of 1427
whuuuttt$$$???$$$ $4$$$$ Buuuucks! They are my current favorite headphone... I cant believe someone would give them away for 4 bucks
post #1084 of 1427
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Originally Posted by cswann1 View Post
Welcome to Head-Fi!! congrats on your purchase. There is a guy that sells the 600 grilles on eBay, but I haven't seen them for a few weeks. I also saw a set on the FS forum here (cables, speakers, tweaks, accessories) but they sold quickly. Since these are a purely cosmetic mod, I'd not sweat it too much. $50 US/grille is outrageous, I'd say hell no to that too.

Happy listening!
ORIGINAL GRILL SENNHEISER HD600 HD580 NEW! - eBay (item 110446551268 end time Jan-14-10 10:52:15 PST)

30 bucks each... woof
post #1085 of 1427
I just got a pair from another Head-Fi'r- I had the HD650 before and liked them but eventually sold them to buy other things. I figured I would put 650 drivers in them but the way they sound to me now leaves me thinking they are fine as is. A nice surprise at how good they sound (balanced in particular).
post #1086 of 1427
I definitely freaked out a bit when I saw them, since I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd find a recent pair of headphones at a thrift store.

Having used them for about a day now, I stand by my original statement, they really are amazing. The best thing is that I don't really notice them on my head, which is great and hard to find since I have a kind of large head and wear glasses. Combined with the amazing sound, I feel like I've settled on a great pair of phones. Honestly, the price was definitely a cool part, but I'd easily pay well into the $150-$200 range for these (can't go much more, with the student budget). I now need to either get an amp or have my Starving student parts mailed up from home and finish it.
post #1087 of 1427
I just ordered the 600 grills for my 580's from Sennheiser, middle of last week. They were $11.20 each.

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Originally Posted by JazzVinyl View Post
I just ordered the 600 grills for my 580's from Sennheiser, middle of last week. They were $11.20 each.

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Ahhh, but those eBay ones improve sound quality of your 580's.....
post #1089 of 1427
The ebay ones also comes with replacement ears in case yours ever go bad.
post #1090 of 1427
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Originally Posted by Bomo.is.ooc View Post
I definitely freaked out a bit when I saw them, since I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd find a recent pair of headphones at a thrift store.

Having used them for about a day now, I stand by my original statement, they really are amazing. The best thing is that I don't really notice them on my head, which is great and hard to find since I have a kind of large head and wear glasses. Combined with the amazing sound, I feel like I've settled on a great pair of phones. Honestly, the price was definitely a cool part, but I'd easily pay well into the $150-$200 range for these (can't go much more, with the student budget). I now need to either get an amp or have my Starving student parts mailed up from home and finish it.
I have a pair on loan right now. If yu are using a computr as your source, get a NuForce uDAC to drive them. Mine arrived a few days ago and it made a nice difference. Bass extension, clarity, etc. Very well worth it.
post #1091 of 1427
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Originally Posted by Tigerwoodkhorns View Post
I have a pair on loan right now. If yu are using a computr as your source, get a NuForce uDAC to drive them. Mine arrived a few days ago and it made a nice difference. Bass extension, clarity, etc. Very well worth it.
I am using my Silver Recabled 580's with a MisterX built y1 gamma lite DAC, and a MisterX built Steps/PPA v2 w/Bass Boost, and all ALAC files.

If the recording technique was good, it's a dream come true system.

If the recording technique lacks, it will be revealed, and you will wish they had taken more care with the source.

Great system, IMO.

Cheers!

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post #1092 of 1427
Thread Starter 
Wow, in my prolonged absence this thread grew nicely! I've been running the same pair of HD580's for the last, what was it... four years now or so. They've aged exquisitely. I don't have any more grattle in one side except at literal near ear-bleeding volumes, the cable has been replaced with the HD-650 variant, the grilles are still the HD-600 variant, and the veil is but a distant memory since I replaced the foam driver lining with vinyl mesh. I'm still running the classic Z-Audio Mu with them, in its stock dual AD8023 (?) configuration with my Power Mac G5 dual core as the audio source. To this day, those 'phones perform with a spectacular signature of balanced sound, and thus they remain my all-time favorite pair of 'phones.
post #1093 of 1427
Lucked out finding an Oehlbach Cable for my HD580, really opens 'em up and the sound is so much better put together with an RSA XP-7, 4G iMod and a R&B rca-mini IC.
post #1094 of 1427
I am happy to say i just bought this headphone from another member with the HD650 cable and grilles.And i love it!I don't think it has any flaws.It reproduces all the frequencies beautifully.It is true to the source.Down to the quality of the mp3.I think it has enough bass impact and extension for a "bass head" like myself.And i truly believe no one reproduces the "highs" better then Sennheiser.So unfatiguing!So comfortable.Finally a headphone i can wear for hours without any fatigue from the sound or comfort wise.I am currently using my 10 year old Harmon Kardon AVR 20II.Which is doing a great job of providing the proper current and voltage.But i would like some suggestions on an amplifier.I'm not sure if solid state or tube is the way to go.I have read the Little Dot MK III is a great mate.
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I got my HD580s from another member here three days ago and have been listening to them since then. They have 600s grill and 650s cable and are around 6 years old or so. They sound so different than my beloved MS1is. I love both of them. Can't wait to plug them into my Audio GD Sparrow which is on its way to me now.

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