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post #1021 of 36885
HD800 is a technically superior but different sounding headphone compared to hd650. You can enjoy the latter more than the former
post #1022 of 36885
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Originally Posted by donlin View Post
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.
I'm a real lover of the HD650's, and I'm contemplating (possibly within the next few months) to perform the act of financial hemorrhaging to acquire a pair of HD800. What are the differences that you can identify which cause you to, overall, enjoy the HD650 more than the 800?
post #1023 of 36885
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Originally Posted by sbulack View Post
I'm a real lover of the HD650's, and I'm contemplating (possibly within the next few months) to perform the act of financial hemorrhaging to acquire a pair of HD800. What are the differences that you can identify which cause you to, overall, enjoy the HD650 more than the 800?
That's easy for me to answer. Bass and treble. The 800 has more deep bass extension but it's very light weight with no feeling of impact. The notes are there but you don't feel them. There is really a sense that something is missing. And when you combine that with the analytical treble of the 800 the overall sound is very lean and univloving. When I first put the 800's on I was shocked at the lack of bass but over time I thought I would be able to get used to it and it did improve with burn-in, but after a couple months I realized that I just wasn't having any fun listening. I had to keep reminding myself that it was the "best headphone ever". Finally I got a pair of RS-1i's, sold the 800's and have not regretted it. It's absolutely true that the 800 is more resolving, has more extension at the extremes, and has sharper image outlines, etc. But for pure musical enjoyment I would take the 650. I have been seriously considering getting another pair myself.
post #1024 of 36885
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Originally Posted by donlin View Post
That's easy for me to answer. Bass and treble. The 800 has more deep bass extension but it's very light weight with no feeling of impact. ... It's absolutely true that the 800 is more resolving, has more extension at the extremes, and has sharper image outlines, etc. But for pure musical enjoyment I would take the 650. I have been seriously considering getting another pair myself.
Thanks donlin, that was a very helpful reply to my request for information. Given your description of the HD800, it makes complete sense to me how you and Hentai could both express, in the same sentence, that the HD800 is the superior phone AND that one can enjoy the HD650 more. The HD650 has, I think, a permanent and valued place in my collection of listening instruments - regardless of whether (or not) a HD800 were to be brought into my collection. Thanks!!!
post #1025 of 36885
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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
Extend the cans all the way and bend the metal tabs outwards for a few minutes before retracting them for your fit. You can always bend them back if they're too loose.
post #1026 of 36885
Yup, that's how you get them to play nice. Another thing one might not consider is your head size and shape. I have a small head so even new Senns don't feel too tight to me. I guess I lucked out

Make sure to NOT bend the headpiece when you put them on. This leads to the paint chips most people have and eventually may break the headband itself.
post #1027 of 36885
thanks everyone
post #1028 of 36885
Can anyone tell me if the Corda HeadFive is any good with these? I've looked through a bunch of threads and only found them mentioning K701s with the Corda while I found ONE person say the HD650 didn't sound great.
post #1029 of 36885
any thoughts on the soundstage of these phones compared to the AKGs and etc? thank you
post #1030 of 36885
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Originally Posted by jarthel View Post
any thoughts on the soundstage of these phones compared to the AKGs and etc? thank you
Oh no. Here we go again... You might want to do a search since there's a dozen topics addressing this.
post #1031 of 36885
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Originally Posted by fenixdown110 View Post
Oh no. Here we go again... You might want to do a search since there's a dozen topics addressing this.
I did search but i'm having a weird problem were my browser keeps on refreshing the page so I cannot read the replies! I tried this with ie8 and firefox
post #1032 of 36885
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Originally Posted by jarthel View Post
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
anyone else? thanks again
post #1033 of 36885
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Originally Posted by jarthel View Post
anyone else? thanks again
My HD650 sounds good whatever music I feed him.
post #1034 of 36885
Dear Senn gods...

I am about to make a decision for my amplification needs.
Head Direct EF1 (might have to wait a bit)
Meier Corda HeadFive
Travagans Red+Black
336i (might have to wait a bit)

Any other ones I should be looking at?
post #1035 of 36885
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Originally Posted by OutdoorXplorer View Post
I recently came across this post from the Grado appreciation thread. The Sennheiser wood cups are great and will be an awesome combination with J$ Leather Pads for Sennheiser HD580/600/650.

These are now on my Wishlist for 2010....

Merry X'Mas & Happy New Year...

I dunno, reminds me of this



yuk
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