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post #1006 of 36889
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Originally Posted by Crackerman View Post
I've been thinking about these phones for the last couple of days. I've had the HD595's and 555's in the past but ended up selling them. I found the 555's too dull and the 595's too sibilant/harsh. I've always had a pair of Denon D5000's which I did love but had to sell for the money, and they were sometimes a little too sibilant.

Recently I've been looking at the D2000's as a downgraded replacement for the D5K's, but for some reason I've been looking at the 650's.

Just how different are they to the 555/595's? How is the bass/warmth compared to the D2/5ks, if anyone knows?

Or should I just save up for the D5K's again...one day...
you owned the D5000 and let it go??? why??? If i will be forced to leave only one headphone from the few i own (d5000,hd650,rs1) it will definitely be the D5000.
well anyway..you may like the HD650 because they are not as "sibilant" as the D5000 but do have nice bass (but not as close to the denons in quantity). but,if you loved and got used to the denon sound signature it will take a little time to ajust to the senn sound. I know it took me some time, and even now after I got used to the sound I still prefer the denon sound signature most of the time.
I owned the HD595 in the past and although they are very nice as a starting cans, the HD650 are better by a margin.
post #1007 of 36889
Finally picked up a pair of HD650s. Now I just need a Darkvoice amp.
post #1008 of 36889
I really "grew up" on the HD650 in the last few days. I really starting to appreciate them very much. that's after a few month of struggling with the sound. but I think that it was worth to get accustomed to them.

the sound is very neutral to my ears,but in the same time still full and warmish. the do have a very nice deep bass, the can go very deep when the music calls for it.
it is more about the deep bass notes than mid bass punch (like in closed headphones),and it took me some time to figure out what is all the fuss about the "Bass",I just looked for the mid bass punch and not for the deep bass notes.
they sound great out of my headroom ultra micro stack and also out of the earmax pro tube amp. It took me some time to dig them,but now i am very happy with them. in fact, i am so satisfied with the sound right now that I just had to post in here.
thanks you for listening
post #1009 of 36889
So I guess you are no longer considering trading them?

I agree though, it's a type of a can which you grow to appreciate more as the time goes and as you upgrade to better equipment. When I got my RS1 recently I figured that the 650's time in my stable may possibly be numbered... which isn't the case as much as I love the RS1. In fact, if anything I feel the need to keep the HD650 even more now so that they compliment my RS1's sound, which as good as it is I probably couldn't listen to every day (as it is forward and energetic... which can wear you out).
post #1010 of 36889
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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post
So I guess you are no longer considering trading them?

I agree though, it's a type of a can which you grow to appreciate more as the time goes and as you upgrade to better equipment. When I got my RS1 recently I figured that the 650's time in my stable may possibly be numbered... which isn't the case as much as I love the RS1. In fact, if anything I feel the need to keep the HD650 even more now so that they compliment my RS1's sound, which as good as it is I probably couldn't listen to every day (as it is forward and energetic... which can wear you out).
I guess i will keep them for the time being. and yes,I really learned an important lesson here, that our ears (at least mine) can get acustomized almost to any sound, so it is worth to take the time and not rush into conclusions.
but anyway, I don't think i am "mature" anough for upgrading to the HD800 yet..I would really like to, but I am afraid that they will have too little bass for me,because the HD650 is just on the spot right now.
post #1011 of 36889
are these phones suitable for the following artists:

1. metallica
2. madonna
3. bach
4. taylor swift
5. depeche mode
6. armin van buuren
7. mariah carey
8. diana krall
9. chicago
10. u2
and many more

thank you
post #1012 of 36889
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Originally Posted by jarthel View Post
is this phones suitable for the following artists:

1. metallica
2. madonna
3. bach
4. taylor swift
5. depeche mode
6. armin van buuren
7. mariah carey
8. diana krall
9. chicago
10. u2
and many more

thank you
Yes on 1-3, no on 4, possibly on 5, not sure on 6, 8 and 10 are a yes, 9 is a big no -- I've tried listening to Chicago on the HD-650s and I get no sound whatsoever. Probably a firmware issue.
post #1013 of 36889
I just ordered a pair.

Now I plan on making myself a new cable, balanced 4 pin xlr. I don't plan on re-terminating the stock cable but building a new one. Where is the best place to order the driver plugs, xlr, and more importantly which cables should I go with?
post #1014 of 36889
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Originally Posted by NumLock View Post
I just ordered a pair.

Now I plan on making myself a new cable, balanced 4 pin xlr. I don't plan on re-terminating the stock cable but building a new one. Where is the best place to order the driver plugs, xlr, and more importantly which cables should I go with?
Go with solid silver core wire.
post #1015 of 36889
Hello HD650 owners.

I have some money (not a lot) to spend on an amp/dac for my 650s. Max I can spend is $350 total (yeah I am broke deal with it).

What are your suggestions? I currently am looking for a CD player as well (I could use my pc but would like a cd player for another location.

I have a $100 coupon to Musician's Friend so first thing I did was look for something I could get for my headphones (already just bought guitar stuff from them).
I found this CD player, and it has the right outputs (EVEN BALANCED?) and wondering if I should jump on it. It would cost me ~$50 after my coupon.
Buy Gemini CDX-1250 Rackmount CD Player | DJ CD, MP3 & Media Players | CD Players | Musician's Friend
post #1016 of 36889
Maybe a Maverick tube magic D1 could do it, it should be a good match with HD 650
Maverick Audio - Tube Magic D1 DAC + Headphone Amplifier + Tube PreAmp
post #1017 of 36889
how does one negate the vise-like grip (based on multiple reviews I've read online) of these phones? thank you
post #1018 of 36889
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Originally Posted by jarthel View Post
how does one negate the vise-like grip (based on multiple reviews I've read online) of these phones? thank you
I put the HD580 headband on my HD650. May not be the best looking pair of 650s but I can have em on my head for hours.
post #1019 of 36889
I'm back in the HD650 family. I sold my previous HD650 after getting the HD800, but have regretted it ever since. There is just something so deeply satisfying about the HD650...I'm happy to have it back.
post #1020 of 36889
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Originally Posted by peanuthead View Post
I'm back in the HD650 family. I sold my previous HD650 after getting the HD800, but have regretted it ever since. There is just something so deeply satisfying about the HD650...I'm happy to have it back.
I know what you mean. Although I returned to the RS-1i family after spending a few months with the HD800, I can say that I enjoyed my HD650's more over the long haul than the 800's.
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