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post #10621 of 17019
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

 

From what I experienced and from what others have said.... bout 100 hours before you judge fully?  Also, what are you driving it with? source? amp?


I'm running them off my schiit magni stack through my laptop.

post #10622 of 17019
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

First impressions on the HD650/E17-E09k combo, in a nutshell: This is what amazing sounds like biggrin.gif

 

Specifically,

 

-Better bass impact than the HD580 (eliminates the need for EQ, at least for me).

-Softer upper-midrange (= less fatiguing while still maintaining excellent extension).

-Smoother, more natural-sounding midrange. Currently listening to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony, conducted by the great Georg Solti. Everything from the tympani to the flute section sounds realistic.

-Impressive rendering of texture (especially with plucked strings).

 

Need to study for a class tomorrow, so that's all for now. But color me impressed. It was like Sennheiser took everything I liked about the HD580/HD600 and refined it. Which was their precise design objective. Well done, Sennheiser! beerchug.gif

 

Haha glad you like it beerchug.gif the combo is definitely very good bang for the buck and offers a clean neutral signal to amp the HD 650.  If your Senns are new then just wait till they burn in... it gets better biggrin.gif

post #10623 of 17019
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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post


I'm running them off my schiit magni stack through my laptop.


Yea, haven't heard them, but from the reviews... it should do them justice for the most part... just give them more time??? biggrin.gif

post #10624 of 17019
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

 

Haha glad you like it beerchug.gif the combo is definitely very good bang for the buck and offers a clean neutral signal to amp the HD 650.  If your Senns are new then just wait till they burn in... it gets better biggrin.gif

 

I bought them used. Judging from the flaking paint on the headband angry_face.gif, they're likely burned in.

post #10625 of 17019
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

I bought them used. Judging from the flaking paint on the headband angry_face.gif
, they're likely burned in.
They are at least 4 years old then and well used.
post #10626 of 17019

It's probably prohibitively expensive, and probably not worth it, but does Sennheiser sell replacement headbands (just the plastic part)? Couldn't find it in their parts store. I may give them a call.

 

Edit: They are the silver screen version too.

post #10627 of 17019

Yea they do but they are over $100 (i think $120 was the price last time i checked). 

post #10628 of 17019
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

It's probably prohibitively expensive, and probably not worth it, but does Sennheiser sell replacement headbands (just the plastic part)? Couldn't find it in their parts store. I may give them a call.

Edit: They are the silver screen version too.
120 bucks is not worth it. You can get a pair of nice used headphones for that much money. Sennheiser have ridiculously high prices on their spare parts.
post #10629 of 17019

That's what I thought. I'll just deal with the current flaky one, haha biggrin.gif

 

And yeah, what's up with their prices? $60 for velour earpads seems a little ridiculous, considering the Beyers are under $30... rolleyes.gif

 

Edit: See my signature. I think that confirms I made the right choice smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by calipilot227 - 2/6/13 at 11:39pm
post #10630 of 17019
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

That's what I thought. I'll just deal with the current flaky one, haha biggrin.gif
You can also paint it with a nice color of choice
post #10631 of 17019
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Originally Posted by muxamed View Post


You can also paint it with a nice color of choice


This. Gray touch up paint will fix it.

 

And invest in a nice headphone stand, and you won't have to worry about it happening again in the future and/or chipping off more paint.

post #10632 of 17019

My hd650 looks brand new and is about six months old...I think. I hang it on a stand when not in use. I think that a lot of the chipping and flaking must come from those who just lay them on a bare desk. They'll inevitably get pushed around and have some damage. 

post #10633 of 17019
Hi guys! As I already stated, I love my HD 650's! More than my AH-D2000 (which are also very good though)! And I have a question about the two revisions. How do I know which revision I have? What are the sonic differences between the revisions? When did the newer revision started appearing?
Thanks!
post #10634 of 17019

^^ Several years ago. Not sure about the exact date. Someone else will chime in though. 

post #10635 of 17019
I bought mine in October 2008 and I think I have the new version because the "plate" (if I can call it that) in front of the driver is made from some kind of metalish silvery "wires" "glued together" and is far from being even close to black and from what I read that means it's the new version.
Still I would like someone to shed more light on it.

Thanks!
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