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post #11506 of 20581
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

 

How long do you think before pads need replacing? MY HD650s aren't that old, but get lots of mileage as I wear them 5-6 hours per day when working from home. Looking at them, I think they're looking a little flatter than when they were new, but not sure if I'm just being (mildly) paranoid.

 

EDIT: I guess I could just measure them and compare with the figures shown above.... duh! blink.gif


I was just trying to reiterate what other posts on Purrin's site were saying that the pad design (material) got changed sometime along the lines and old/new drivers saga is just old/new style pads as it seems. I have no idea how long the new pads with stiffer foam will last.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 3/25/13 at 10:46pm
post #11507 of 20581
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

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.

 

Interesting find on the pads. Mine are pretty (read: very) worn out but I've been holding off on buying new one. Half because I figured I could squeak a few more months out of them, half on the sheer principle of not paying $60 for $2 worth of materials. I had a hunch though that it was affecting the sound a pretty good amount though.

 

I have noticed that imaging especially has taken a big hit from what I remembered when I first got them. In the past few months I have progressively been getting dissatisfied by my HD650, to the point that I was considering moving on and upgrading to the HD800. All the issues that I have been having with them are exactly what you mentioned being improved after the new pads. Maybe I'll take the $60 hit before I commit to the $1000 hit.

post #11508 of 20581

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

post #11509 of 20581
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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.

post #11510 of 20581
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 #11511 of 20581
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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.
post #11512 of 20581
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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

post #11513 of 20581

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? 

post #11514 of 20581
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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.

post #11515 of 20581
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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

post #11516 of 20581
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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

post #11517 of 20581

^^ 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 #11518 of 20581

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.

post #11519 of 20581
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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.

deadhorse.gif


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

post #11520 of 20581
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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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