Yeah the screens ...
Yeah the screens ...
I Don't find the HD650 to be all that much of a Jack of All Trades deal.
My #1 headphone for EDM though.. and since i'm going through an EDM phase at the moment, i am to conclude, my favourite headphone as of present ;)
Nope. You actually didn't specify about owning the silver or black screened HD650's,
you pretty much just generalized your statement with owning other headphones and then
coming back to it.
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Anybody else think, that given the numerous amount of people who have the "I purchased a Sennheiser HD-650/600, but I sold it because of the veil, but then when I purchased it again, the veil was gone" experience, that the Sennheiser "veil" is just a mental thing?
This isn't to put down anybody who has such experiences, to imply anything about their mental state... But, it seems to me, that the "veil" people say they hear is mostly a relative thing.
Because for me, personally, I know I've had some "oh wow, this HD-650 DOES have a veil" moments... but this was right after I switched to the HD-650 from another headphone.
But when I pick up the HD-650 without having listened to any headphones right before, the "veil" seems gone.
If you haven't heard both, then you shouldn't speak to whether or not there really is a veil.
If you have, then by all means, share your thoughts.
But really all this is meaningless, Sennheiser fixed the issue and has made many, many
people happy 650 owners.
It's still open for discussion.
Which makes me wonder do you have the dark screened version as well?
And yes, I have "A'B'ed" them even though that's a completely flawed comparison.
The difference was quite stark to my ears. Completely recessed and flat. It sounded weak and not sweet like the
650 I know.
I just want to point out, my point was most who say their 650's aren't veiled are correct, they're not.
But that's because the issue has been fixed. Meaning, past tense. That's all.
Now if you have heard a dark screened version and don't feel they're veiled, I'd be surprised, but who actually knows
how many units were affected.
Similarly to the LCD-3 first couple of batches needing some RMA for a veil.
"If" there ever was a veil, it was on the earlier versions with the black screens. I do know I hear no "veil" with the ones I have.
I use to own the black screens - I didn't notice a veil with them either - like I did with the very early LCD-3.
Have you ever heard ant headphone with a veil? Would you know it when you hear it?
They are dark (laid back) so yea, I can see them seeming that way if switching from a more "engaging" or detailed can.
But again I am focusing on the clearly changed (at least by screen color) HD650's. Which seem more alive (white screens).
I wouldn't bother unless you're curious about potentially hearing a really crappy headphone. (at that time).
I've heard the HD600, however I can't speak to it's veiled or unveiled iteration. I never cared much for it to begin with
and so I can not say whether or not it was affected.
And again, no clue as to how many units were even affected. However there was a driver change (for a good reason) one would surmise.
It could be possible that you meet fuzzy's earlier point of having your 650's seeming
dark in comparison to other cans, ala white screen 650's.
This is indeed where ignorance is bliss.