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post #10546 of 20088
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Originally Posted by h4mm3r 0f th0r View Post

i have recently added he500 to my headphone collection of hd650 and d2000s. I have got to say that the treble and bass are so much better in the he500 compared to the hd650. But i just cannot for once think that the he500 are superior in the mid range. The mids on the senns are so damn special to my ears. Not saying that he500 are any slouch as they are not even properly burned in yet ....but i am so loving my headphone collection for the different sound signatures and also that i won't be able to afford anything higher for a long time to come.

 

Yup. The HE500 does have better highs and a touch better bass. But goshdarnit, the HD650 does mids so well that... well...damn. When I listened to the soundtrack for "Spacebattleship Yamato" film and the choir starts...the hd650 gives me shivers.

post #10547 of 20088
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

What caused you to sell the HE-500?

 

Great phones. But for me, the synergy is with the HD650. HE-500 was better than the overbright T1 and it did excel in other areas (highs were great and loved the bass too). HD650 just has that magical thing going on somewhere there. Especially on vocals. Plus I can listen to them for hours and hours without any fatigue.

post #10548 of 20088
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Just pulled the trigger on a pair of 650s with the intention of retiring my trusty HD580s. We'll see which one I end up selling... smily_headphones1.gif


Congrats. You'll sell the 580's ;)

post #10549 of 20088

Quick question, I have hd650's and want to get hd800's, I have a schiit Lyr amp and a schiit Gungnir DAC, I was wondering if balanced cables that work on the hd650's will work on the hd800's. (obviously I would need a balanced amp)

 

Thanks in advance

post #10550 of 20088
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Originally Posted by awsanderson View Post

Quick question, I have hd650's and want to get hd800's, I have a schiit Lyr amp and a schiit Gungnir DAC, I was wondering if balanced cables that work on the hd650's will work on the hd800's. (obviously I would need a balanced amp)

 

Thanks in advance

There are different connecters in the HD 800 than the HD 600.  It will not work without re-terminating the headphone side of the cable.

post #10551 of 20088

thanks, is anyone running their 650's balanced and was it worth it?  keep in mind I'd need a new amp and cables but my dac would be fine

post #10552 of 20088

Don't take my word for it, but the HD800's are supposedly pretty bass-light compared to the HD600/650 (and from a brief demo a while back, the HD650 has more bass than the HD580/600).

post #10553 of 20088
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Originally Posted by awsanderson View Post

thanks, is anyone running their 650's balanced and was it worth it?  keep in mind I'd need a new amp and cables but my dac would be fine

 

IMHO, if it's primarily for the HD650, then no. The HD650 does sound great balanced from the Mjolnir with a good balanced source behind it. However, if you already have it driven by the Lyr with some decent tubes, you've pretty much heard what the headphone is capable of. Spending $1k+ for a balanced amp and necessary balanced cables is an absurd expense for the minute improvement. Your $400 headphone won't suddenly toe it with the big boys.

 

Different story if you're stepping up to more capable headphones though.

post #10554 of 20088
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Don't take my word for it, but the HD800's are supposedly pretty bass-light compared to the HD600/650 (and from a brief demo a while back, the HD650 has more bass than the HD580/600).

 

The HD800 has some of the best bass in the business. Please refrain from regurgitating myths. It dilutes the usefulness of the forum.

post #10555 of 20088

Anyone here who own EPH-100 as well as Sennheiser HD650?

 

If yes so can you please tell me that going for sennheiser HD650 would be an substantial upgrade also if you could compare the sound signature of both?

 

TIA

-Abhi

post #10556 of 20088
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Just pulled the trigger on a pair of 650s with the intention of retiring my trusty HD580s. We'll see which one I end up selling... smily_headphones1.gif

 

I'm doing just that real soon.  My HD580s are pretty heavily modded, though, for good reason.  Just listened to some classical soundtracks (John Williams' Empire of the Sun: Cadillac of the Sky and Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Raider's March) through the Violectric V200 (at 2 o'clock) with the HD650s and it was... freaking breathtaking.  While the highs are somewhat veiled, the whole of the sound signature seems perfectly integrated.

 

The modded HD580s, by comparison, while definitely more natural sounding with better treble extension -- they lack the cohesive lushness of the HD650s.

post #10557 of 20088
So, how do the HD650s fare with dubstep, metal, rap, rock, trance, hip-hop, electronica, etc?
post #10558 of 20088

Far to slow and lack energy for rock & metal. Can't help with the other styles.

post #10559 of 20088

lol what ? I love my hd650 with rock and even metal...... are you kidding ? are you referring to the akg line up of headphones ? 

post #10560 of 20088

^ while listening to modest mouse on my hd650's. so excuse me if my emotions got the best of me.

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