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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

Far to slow and lack energy for rock & metal. Can't help with the other styles.

 

Can you expound on that, please?
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth View Post

So, how do the HD650s fare with dubstep, metal, rap, rock, trance, hip-hop, electronica, etc?

 

Great for electronica, not that great for hip-hop. I listen to the likes of Sasha/Digweed for electronica, and Kanye West/Common for hip-hop.

 

People have before gotten confused when I say this, given that both genres are both bass-heavy. But, electronica is more about that tighter, punchier bass, which the 650 does well, while hip-hop is more about sub-bass, which the 650 doesn't do so well.

 

If there was a genre that the 650 does best, however, it is definitely rock. This isn't to say that the best headphones, overall, for rock is the 650 (since I haven't heard all the headphones out there in existence), but what the 650 itself does best, I think, is rock. It just really brings out the vocals and instrumentals (guitar) really well.

 

Rock artists I listen to are Beatles, James Taylor, the Verve.

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Originally Posted by fuzzybaffy View Post

 

what the 650 itself does best, I think, is rock. It just really brings out the vocals and instrumentals (guitar) really well.

 

Rock artists I listen to are Beatles, James Taylor, the Verve.

Keith Richards is rolling over in the booze filled hypobaric coffin he sleeps in! wink.gif

post #10564 of 16979
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Don't take my word for it, but the HD800's are supposedly pretty bass-light compared to the HD600/650 (and from a brief demo a while back, the HD650 has more bass than the HD580/600).

 

 

For Bass:   I prefer my 650s over my 800s any day of the week.  However, the 800s is not bass light, but in comparisons for me the 650 wins on bass.  

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Originally Posted by abhijollyguy View Post

Anyone here who own EPH-100 as well as Sennheiser HD650?

 

If yes so can you please tell me that going for sennheiser HD650 would be an substantial upgrade also if you could compare the sound signature of both?

 

TIA

-Abhi


I've owned both at the same time.  Never really a fair comparison comparing headphones with IEMs, but IMO I found the EPH-100 technically competent but sterile.  I'm not known as a particular

HD650 lover, but even I would much prefer the HD650s over the EPH-100.  The difference in sound sig?  I thought the EPH-100 was competent with highs and lows at the cost of mids.  The 650s are known for their mids.  And of course the Sennheiser sound. You'll find the HD650s dark sounding, especially compared with the EPH-100, but still enjoyable and superior.  IMO

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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

Far to slow and lack energy for rock & metal. Can't help with the other styles.

 

I've had this experience when pairing the HD650 with equipment that doesn't suit it. It can become very slow and dull. 

 

But when you pair it correctly (whatever that is) and give it a bit of volume, it will really rock. HD650 does react surprisingly well to faster sources and amps and it will climb that mountain. I'm listening to Nightwish at the moment and it plays it great I think. z

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Don't take my word for it, but the HD800's are supposedly pretty bass-light compared to the HD600/650 (and from a brief demo a while back, the HD650 has more bass than the HD580/600).

 

 

For Bass:   I prefer my 650s over my 800s any day of the week.  However, the 800s is not bass light, but in comparisons for me the 650 wins on bass.  

 

Just like how I prefer the bass on the HD650 over the LCD-2. Doesn't mean it's better, more nuanced, controlled or deeper. The LCD-2's bass rendition is on a whole other level, just like the HD800's low end is also on a whole other level of resolve.


Edited by olor1n - 2/2/13 at 7:00am
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From my limited experience I find that if I don't turn up the volume a little bit past the normal, rock music does seem to suffer. 

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Originally Posted by maarek99 View Post

 

I've had this experience when pairing the HD650 with equipment that doesn't suit it. It can become very slow and dull. 

 

But when you pair it correctly (whatever that is) and give it a bit of volume, it will really rock. HD650 does react surprisingly well to faster sources and amps and it will climb that mountain. I'm listening to Nightwish at the moment and it plays it great I think. z

 

I used mine with Woo6se and Audio-gd Roc amps. The HD650's just lack high frequency extention and presence, bass depth and control and transient speed for rock & metal IMO.

This is based on personal experience with the HD650's & other headphones in it's price range and cheaper.

However I never heard the HD650's balanced which is supposed to improve them quite a bit. But you should not need to balance an headphone to make it sound good, for rock and metal.

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Huh, well I roll a bit differently. I use my HD-650's for things like vocal, classical, stringy/guitary musics and when I listen to anything bassy like trance, dubstep, hip-hop etc, I pull out my Denon D5000's. Eventually once I get the OTL amp built Ill use my HD-650's with it and leave the solid state for the D5000's.

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

 

Just like how I prefer the bass on the HD650 over the LCD-2. Doesn't mean it's better, more nuanced, controlled or deeper. The LCD-2's bass rendition is on a whole other level, just like the HD800's low end is also on a whole other level of resolve.

 

Did I say better?  What I said is  - I prefer and for me.  And IMO and for me the "bass" on other headphones are "better" than the HD800s.  HE-6 and LCD-3 just to name two.

 

The HD800s does lots of other things better.  Just for bass it's not one of them.. 


Edited by preproman - 2/2/13 at 9:32am
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

 

Just like how I prefer the bass on the HD650 over the LCD-2. Doesn't mean it's better, more nuanced, controlled or deeper. The LCD-2's bass rendition is on a whole other level, just like the HD800's low end is also on a whole other level of resolve.

 

Did I say better?  What I said is  - I prefer and for me.  And IMO and for me the "bass" on other headphones are "better" than the HD800s.  HE-6 and LCD-3 just to name two.

 

The HD800s does lots of other things better.  Just for bass it's not one of them.. 

 

Lol. Read what I posted again. It's innocuous. No need to go schizo.

post #10573 of 16979
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

 

Lol. Read what I posted again. It's innocuous. No need to go schizo.

 

 

You got it man...   I was just saying..biggrin.gif


Edited by preproman - 2/2/13 at 9:59am
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

 

Lol. Read what I posted again. It's innocuous. No need to go schizo.

 

I've never known Preproman to go schizo.  He's one of the sane ones around here.  wink.gif

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^^ I couldn't agree more. 

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