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I am looking to buy a pair good open back headphones from $300-$500. As of now, I am very interested in HD 650 but remain open to any suggestions. 

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I am looking to buy a pair good open back headphones from $300-$500. As of now, I am very interested in HD 650 but remain open to any suggestions. 

HD650 is one of the best cans at the price. Highly recommended. Even AKG k701 and its siblings at a little lower price as well as Beyerdynamic dt880 and hifiman he400. Try to listen to them all.you can't go wrong buying the Senns though :-)
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I am looking to buy a pair good open back headphones from $300-$500. As of now, I am very interested in HD 650 but remain open to any suggestions. 

 

The 650, he400 and maddogs get my best recommendation. 

 

650=very musical, good with all genres, needs a pretty good desktop amp to really show it's potential, comfort king

 

400=great ortho bass for an open hp, easy to amp, heavy, slight treble spike  but a darker sound overall

 

maddogs=flat/neutral signature but the bass really comes out well when the material calls for it, almost as heavy as the he400 but more comfortable and ruggedly built, smooth natural mids, you might call it the poor man's lcd2

 

gL!!

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Cool. Your impressions would be most appreciated once you get some headtime with it.

 

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Just got my in, yesterday. Will check back on my thoughts, haven't time to try out.

I'm listening to them right now. My other cable is a DIY done by a head-fi'er made of silver coated copper wire with Neutrik 1/4" plug and cover made with Techflex sleeve. It is a better cable that I old one, very open and spacious. My only complaint is the silver cord is too skinny, making it too easy to get tangled. Definite worth  the cost.

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HD650 is one of the best cans at the price. Highly recommended. Even AKG k701 and its siblings at a little lower price as well as Beyerdynamic dt880 and hifiman he400. Try to listen to them all.you can't go wrong buying the Senns though :-)

 

where can I buy hd 650 at the lowest price?

 

 

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650=very musical, good with all genres, needs a pretty good desktop amp to really show it's potential, comfort king

will portable amps work? how much is the difference w/ and w/o amping?


Edited by Youyou - 1/27/13 at 10:40am
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Try finding them used. Plenty of hd650's sold on here by reliable sellers, selling them in pristine condition. Just need to find a good deal for you.

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where can I buy hd 650 at the lowest price?

 

 

will portable amps work? how much is the difference w/ and w/o amping?

 

Gently used in mint condition will likely be your best bet. If you want new then take a look at razordogdeals.com

 

A good portable will do. Keep in mind that the 650 is one of the best scaling hp's out there. The more you give it, the more you'll give back. 

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Tune!! I've been thinking about purchasing some Dt880's to pair with my HD650s. Do you think they compliment each other quite well?

 

I've heard that the mids are a bit withdrawn but they have a lot more sparkle than the HD650s?

 

I think they are fantastic complements to each other. The HD650 has richer vocals and a lush, comforting sound, whereas the DT880 is much more engaging, exciting and in my opinion, fun to listen to. The mids on the DT880/600 are actually very good in my opinion, almost on par with HD600s which I think are pretty much on par with HD650s. I could sing the praises of my DT880 all day. I've found no fault with it. The 250ohm's vocals weren't as good and I feared the 600ohm would suffer the same fate. I couldn't have been more wrong. They are just fantastic. But be warned, you might forget your HD650s exist for a while.... redface.gif

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where can I buy hd 650 at the lowest price?

 

 

will portable amps work? how much is the difference w/ and w/o amping?

Accessoryjack have them for $386, DWI have them for $365 via there ebay front not sure if they ship to your location: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SALE-BRAND-NEW-SENNHEISER-HD650-HD-650-ON-EAR-HOME-CINEMA-HI-FI-HEADPHONE-/330852972628?pt=AU_headphone&hash=item4d085fb854

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Lol, on-ear. If these are on-ear for anyone then they have massive ears.

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I think they are fantastic complements to each other. The HD650 has richer vocals and a lush, comforting sound, whereas the DT880 is much more engaging, exciting and in my opinion, fun to listen to. The mids on the DT880/600 are actually very good in my opinion, almost on par with HD600s which I think are pretty much on par with HD650s. I could sing the praises of my DT880 all day. I've found no fault with it. The 250ohm's vocals weren't as good and I feared the 600ohm would suffer the same fate. I couldn't have been more wrong. They are just fantastic. But be warned, you might forget your HD650s exist for a while.... redface.gif

 

It's all so subjective. I find the DT880 to be one of the most boring headphones out there. "Fun to listen to" isn't a comment I'd use to describe them. biggrin.gif

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After having some real time with my HD650s in the past 2 days, I can say I'm really appreciating their sound again. They sound great with the Amperex tubes. Some details are a bit quieter, but I can still hear everything I used to be able to. It's just not as pronounced. Pretty much the same with my DT880s. I love the punchy bass of the HD650s, and the vocals are just great. They do EDM way better than anyone gives them credit for. They're not the best in class, but they do a great job. The sound isn't as airy and doesn't have as textured bass as some people would prefer, but it's awesome. I'd prefer my DT880s for a lot of songs, but I think I've finally had enough time with them for a while. I'm ready to appreciate the lush HD650s again. I love being able to hear music on multiple kinds of headphones whenever I want, based upon my mental state. It rocks.

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It's all so subjective. I find the DT880 to be one of the most boring headphones out there. "Fun to listen to" isn't a comment I'd use to describe them. biggrin.gif


Ha-ha, very true, like listening to robot's singing. biggrin.gif

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It's all so subjective. I find the DT880 to be one of the most boring headphones out there. "Fun to listen to" isn't a comment I'd use to describe them. biggrin.gif


FWIW I also prefer HD650. DT880 can be a little dry and unengaging, especially when not properly amped. It is ok for some music styles but not for all. Nevertheless I think DT880 is a technically great can and good all-arounder but maybe not as engaging as some (probably because of the laid-back mids). They need a bit more attack. HD650 are all about the mids and for me are more "musical" (in a similar way as AKG k501 biggrin.gif)

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In my experience when someone describes a headphone as "boring" it's usually a recommendation. Most of the headphones I've enjoyed most have been described as "boring" here, beginning with the Senn HD595. It's as well to remember that the function of a good headphone is to transduce the sound as accurately as possible--that is, get out of the way of the music--not add various colourations however pleasant they may seem, or however synergistic with one's choice of music. A headphone is supposed to be "boring" as it's not supposed to be adding anything, and to my ears the DT880 adds as little as any headphone I've heard (without of course being in any way perfect). Of course, if you want colouration I suppose there's always EQ.

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