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post #1081 of 36844
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Originally Posted by Weps View Post
When you're wearing the HD650, do your ears touch the drive foam or not?

I just bought a DT880 and my ears are slightly touching the foam. I find that very annoying.

I might sell the DT880 and try the HD650.
When the HD650 were new, my ears did not touch the drive foam at all. Now that the pads are a few years old and have relaxed a little, I do notice my ears lightly touching the drive foam. The drive foam is very soft and comfortable, though, and it was only this question that caused me to notice it.
post #1082 of 36844
Yeah well i agree,unless you dont mind open phones outside, and have lots of money incase they break, i wouldnt bring them outside myself.
I have plenty of portable phones.
Im just amazed how good they sound on my Zune....on some songs its really sick.
Some are bad recordings so theyre bleh! But some are amazing for just 192 mp3 on a zune. I know they scale well though. Im not saying a Zune is just as good as a home amp with a home source, but for an office for the day, this isnt bad.
post #1083 of 36844
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Originally Posted by GreatDane View Post
Have you guys seen how bad my HD 650 looks




Ugly as hell eh? Well, a couple months ago I realized that the headband was cracking...so of course I rigged it with .032 aluminum sheet metal and stainless steel pop rivets

...but they still sound just as sweet! Many hundreds of hours use. I guess some day I'll fix them properly.
Wow, those look badass!!! Almost like SkullCandys
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Hey guys, do you think it is possible to build a decent setup for the HD650's with a couple hundred bucks?

I would need a DAC/amp...is it doable? I've been reading a little...two things that popped out were the Musiland Monitor 2 DAC and Little Dot MKIII amp...
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Originally Posted by Drag0n View Post
Wow, those look badass!!! Almost like SkullCandys
I didn't put much thought or planning into it, I just wanted them to function again. Even though I spaced the rivets evenly, I didn't consider that the holes would be so close to the crack and I made it worse...which doesn't matter because it's totally shot anyway.
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GreatDane, that headband looks sick! I had a broken headband on my 650s and I just bought a 580 band to replace it. Wish I did your mod instead!
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I got my HD650s before anything else. Lets face it, who has thousands of pounds to spend on a hobby they have never even tried before?
I used them connected straight to my MP3 player and found that the fidelity was great, but they lacked oomph (for want of a better word). They sounded pretty, but empty, a bit like the girls at my university. When I listened to music on friends' earphones I found that they were ugly sounding but more direct than the unamplified Senns. It also seemed to kill the battery life.
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Originally Posted by noparanoia View Post
I got my HD650s before anything else. Lets face it, who has thousands of pounds to spend on a hobby they have never even tried before?
I used them connected straight to my MP3 player and found that the fidelity was great, but they lacked oomph (for want of a better word). They sounded pretty, but empty, a bit like the girls at my university. When I listened to music on friends' earphones I found that they were ugly sounding but more direct than the unamplified Senns. It also seemed to kill the battery life.
It's your amp. I get more than oomph with my 650s. The only reason why I don't keep them on my head all the time is because of the treble roll-off. Small detail is rounded along the edges, so it's not as hard hitting as the CD3K or the Grados. Although I find them much easier to listen to for hours.
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It's a common trend for people to use 650's unamped and underestimate them in the process.
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Originally Posted by fenixdown110 View Post
It's a common trend for people to use 650's unamped and underestimate them in the process.
x2
post #1091 of 36844
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Originally Posted by Fandangoya View Post
Hey guys, do you think it is possible to build a decent setup for the HD650's with a couple hundred bucks?

I would need a DAC/amp...is it doable? I've been reading a little...two things that popped out were the Musiland Monitor 2 DAC and Little Dot MKIII amp...
i had my 650 with a musiland and MKII. its not the greatest but its great enough for me... or i guess i should say, was great enough for me.
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This being the appreciation thread, I thought I'd chime in here to say how much I am enjoying my HD-650s after about a year and a half of ownership.

I started regularly trawling the Head-Fi waters again a couple months ago in hopes of finding some way to better my setup. I ended up buying some second-hand silver interconnects and a brand new Silver Dragon re-cable.

While swapping back and forth between the Silver Dragon and the stock HD-650 cable, I managed to break the headphones and had to send them back to Sennheiser for a warranty claim. Within two weeks I had a brand new pair of HD-650s that I pretty much ran day and night for a couple weeks.

The past few nights I've fallen in love with these headphones all over again and I'm wondering what I could possibly hope to gain from different cans.

I was hearing fantastic detail and soundstage from Pandora, for gods sake! (Side note: does Pandora Premium's 192Kbps make a difference? Curious.)

I'm still interested in hearing what the HD-800 or other flagship cans can deliver, and I'm also interested in closed cans for my office rig.

But I've got to say in my system, to my ears, the HD-650s sound great.
post #1093 of 36844
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Originally Posted by fenixdown110 View Post
It's a common trend for people to use 650's unamped and underestimate them in the process.
Dude, you can apply that to all amp dependant headphones
post #1094 of 36844
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Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post
Dude, you can apply that to all amp dependant headphones
Although it's tough for newbies to figure out which headphones are amp dependent unless they ask us

By the way, wasn't there a r10 smiley somewhere?
post #1095 of 36844
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Dude, you can apply that to all amp dependant headphones
QTF.
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