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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post

 Maybe I'll take the $60 hit before I commit to the $1000 hit.

$42.80 plus shipping

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/116427-REG/Sennheiser_050635_H50635_Ear_Cushions.html

 

That's was the cheapest I could find.

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hd800 sounds thin to me. It sounds like the singer is small, 15m away. I try to like it but I just can't. It sounds awesome for classical, violin though, but for vocal, hmm, no, sorry sennheiser.
post #11508 of 24297
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

$42.80 plus shipping
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/116427-REG/Sennheiser_050635_H50635_Ear_Cushions.html

That's was the cheapest I could find.

Thanks, I'll probably also get it faster from B&H than direct from sennheiser. I think the main difference is sennheiser charges $10 to ship it, on top of also charging tax. Looking forward to receiving them.
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

LOL $1000?  If you can find brand new HD800s for $1000 please let me know!!
 

 

oppss.....mine was 2xx less.  blink.gif

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My HD650's arrived in the mail yesterday, very happy! So different from my 325i's, but still so good. A much more relaxing headphone to listen to, and obviously the bass is much better. The soundstage sounds quite a bit better, too. 

 

Out of sheer curiosity, do any of you have some suggestions for songs that just sound ridiculously good with the 650's? 

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

 

oppss.....mine was 2xx less.  blink.gif


I don't think this is the right thread to brag about how cheaply you got your hd800's.

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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post


Thanks, I'll probably also get it faster from B&H than direct from sennheiser. I think the main difference is sennheiser charges $10 to ship it, on top of also charging tax. Looking forward to receiving them.

 

Spoke too soon, online orders closed until Wednesday 8:30PM for Passover. Orders placed won't ship until April 3rd triportsad.gif

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Originally Posted by traehekat View Post

My HD650's arrived in the mail yesterday, very happy! So different from my 325i's, but still so good. A much more relaxing headphone to listen to, and obviously the bass is much better. The soundstage sounds quite a bit better, too. 

 

Out of sheer curiosity, do any of you have some suggestions for songs that just sound ridiculously good with the 650's? 

 

Everything sounds good from HD650 biggrin.gif

 

Few of my favorites :

 

Five Finger Death Punch - Meet The Monster - guitars on this one are best

System of a Down - Deer Dance

Sybreed - the Line of Least Resistance

 

But I'am not sure if it's your cup of tea basshead.gif

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^^ Vocals sound deliciously good on the 650, especially female vocals. Just pick your favorite artist. 

 

Kd Lang Hymn of the 48th Parallel (the whole album)

 

Carolina Chocolate Drop-Leaving Eden

 

Melody Gardot- The Absence (see my avatar redface.gif)

post #11515 of 24297

For anyone interested, I just posted an impression of the 650s being driven by the new Naim DAC-V1 over in the source components forum.

 

I now really understand why people say the 650s scale well; they sounded like a different and much more expensive headphone.

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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

 

I was reading the old vs new discussion on Purrin's site when post from Solderdude piqued my interest as he was talking about pads differences and linked to that Japanese blog comparing two

I had a pair of new HD650 pads that I purchased recently but was holding on installing them as my original pads were not so worn out. So after the reading I checked the pads and wow, the foam inside new pads is much stiffer comparing to my old (black drivers) original HD650 pads, even that they don't have a lot of mileage on them. They are also deeper as picture above shows.

So I went ahead and installed new pads. And bam, instant gratification, bass got super tight and top end gained extra sparkle, the instrument positioning is more precise with more cohesive soundstage and better imaging.

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Wow, just can't believe how much I was missing with old style, soft foam pads. These puppies give me some serious eargasm and goose bumps now.

Veil, what veil? biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


Wow, just can't believe how much I was missing with old style, soft foam pads. These puppies give me some serious eargasm and goose bumps now.

Veil, what veil? biggrin.gif

 

Those "new" pads are really so much better ?

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I think that I already have the "new pads." wink.gif

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Mine looks exactly like old ones on picture :( So .... biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Flisker View Post

 

Those "new" pads are really so much better ?


There is another link in the blog I posted before

http://rinchoi.blogspot.com/2012/04/introduction-it-is-generally-known-that.html

 

As you can see treble took quite a dive with older pads.

 

Quote:
Originally posted by Udauda
 
Now everything makes sense:. While the physical transformation of a transducer is occurring very slowly in an almost inaudible fashion, the ear cushions age relatively faster, thus making more noticeable change in the tonality The still-firm new cushions sink deeper into the head's shape with repeated usage, and consequently, bring the transducer closer to the listener's ear.

This is such an ingenious fine-tuning technique, almost like of a musical instrument. As HD650 ages, its timbre will turn from a pronounced treble to a laid-back bass, which is a well-known sonic signature of Sennheiser. Now I can never say HD650 does not break-in.

 

To my ears the difference is far from small.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 3/26/13 at 12:54pm
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