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post #13096 of 18964
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Originally Posted by oggdude View Post

Does anyone know anything about Sennheiser warranty or had experience? My 650's are out of warranty as i think i have mentioned before.

Sennheiser seem to offer an out of warranty repair for £50 - £60 last time i checked as a flat fee. Would that include any possible parts that need replacing or would that be extra?

 

All i want to is replace the missing plastic clip in the head band that stops the cups from coming off the head band if fully extended (OCD'ish i know). Also i want the drivers checked as a while ago i was having a very mild distortion with some lower frequencies which seemed to be corrected with a little extra burn in using pink noise (not heard the problem for 4 months now).

 

It was probably just a hair causing the distortion.

 

Have you sent these questions to Sennheiser? I'd imagine they could answer them.

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I did e-mail them and they told me they don't sell the part i want separately. They just stated i would have to pay for an out of warranty repair to get the piece replaced, didn't mention if i would be billed for parts on top.

 

If they replaced the ear pads and head band pad as well as the plastic clip and it was included in the out of warranty standard fee it could possibly be worth it.

I checked for a hair and used a can of condensed air from a distance, it was probably more likely that which fixed it.

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Originally Posted by oggdude View Post

I did e-mail them and they told me they don't sell the part i want separately. They just stated i would have to pay for an out of warranty repair to get the piece replaced, didn't mention if i would be billed for parts on top.

 

If they replaced the ear pads and head band pad as well as the plastic clip and it was included in the out of warranty standard fee it could possibly be worth it.

I checked for a hair and used a can of condensed air from a distance, it was probably more likely that which fixed it.

 

So just reply to them with your subsequent questions. They'll be able to tell you if the out of warranty repair includes the cost of the part you need replaced.

 

Alternatively I suppose there might be a small chance you could find someone selling a very old and used or even broken HD650, for cheap, that you could get the part you need off of.

post #13099 of 18964
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

So just reply to them with your subsequent questions. They'll be able to tell you if the out of warranty repair includes the cost of the part you need replaced.

 

Alternatively I suppose there might be a small chance you could find someone selling a very old and used or even broken HD650, for cheap, that you could get the part you need off of.

thanks dude i'll e-mail them again. i have been watching eBay for spares / repairs but none ever turn up, not surprised as after hearing them you wan't to take care of them. Their was a broken HD 600 but that was going for £40 or so, not much more for a potential overhaul from senn.

post #13100 of 18964

Hey, is there anyway to lower the clamp?? I have had the HD650's for 2 1/2 months, and they have not loosened a bit. There very uncomfortable.

post #13101 of 18964
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hey, is there anyway to lower the clamp?? I have had the HD650's for 2 1/2 months, and they have not loosened a bit. There very uncomfortable.

If you search the thread, I think the word "bend" or "stretch" will point you to how to stretch the metal band; a couple headfiers swear by the process. You have to be super careful, though, obviouslyl. Personally, I prefer to stretch out my HD600/HD650 by putting them on a stack of upright books that is wider than my head. Next day, super comfy. Of course, not too wide as to stretch them beyond what is normal. When its time to put them away, I place them back over the stack of books. A couple weeks of doing so should loosen them enough for you. 

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hey, is there anyway to lower the clamp?? I have had the HD650's for 2 1/2 months, and they have not loosened a bit. There very uncomfortable.

If you search the thread, I think the word "bend" or "stretch" will point you to how to stretch the metal band; a couple headfiers swear by the process. You have to be super careful, though, obviouslyl. Personally, I prefer to stretch out my HD600/HD650 by putting them on a stack of upright books that is wider than my head. Next day, super comfy. Of course, not too wide as to stretch them beyond what is normal. When its time to put them away, I place them back over the stack of books. A couple weeks of doing so should loosen them enough for you. 

Thank you.

post #13103 of 18964
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hey, is there anyway to lower the clamp?? I have had the HD650's for 2 1/2 months, and they have not loosened a bit. There very uncomfortable.

If you search the thread, I think the word "bend" or "stretch" will point you to how to stretch the metal band; a couple headfiers swear by the process. You have to be super careful, though, obviouslyl. Personally, I prefer to stretch out my HD600/HD650 by putting them on a stack of upright books that is wider than my head. Next day, super comfy. Of course, not too wide as to stretch them beyond what is normal. When its time to put them away, I place them back over the stack of books. A couple weeks of doing so should loosen them enough for you. 

Thank you.

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post #13104 of 18964

I like the clamp on my Sennheisers, makes me feel loved, like they are hugging my head <lol>

Keeps my ears warm in the winter too!

post #13105 of 18964
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Originally Posted by oggdude View Post

Does anyone know anything about Sennheiser warranty or had experience? My 650's are out of warranty as i think i have mentioned before.

Sennheiser seem to offer an out of warranty repair for £50 - £60 last time i checked as a flat fee. Would that include any possible parts that need replacing or would that be extra?

 

All i want to is replace the missing plastic clip in the head band that stops the cups from coming off the head band if fully extended (OCD'ish i know). Also i want the drivers checked as a while ago i was having a very mild distortion with some lower frequencies which seemed to be corrected with a little extra burn in using pink noise (not heard the problem for 4 months now).

I know i have asked before but if anyone out their has unfortunately broken a head band or know someone who has i would be interested in just the little clip part.

I have asked before about possible spare part suppliers and people have been very helpful but no one seems to sell that wee bit.

 

On a side note which headphone do people believe is more accurate and the better for mixing HD 650 or K702?


you could also try and look for someone/a group (of hackers) with a 3D printer and print your part.

post #13106 of 18964
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

I like the clamp on my Sennheisers, makes me feel loved, like they are hugging my head <lol>

Keeps my ears warm in the winter too!

No thankstongue.gif

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My HD 600s were a bit constricting at first, but didn't take more than a week or so to finally loosen up (or at least get my big ole' head used to it).  My HD 650s were in 'lightly used' condition, but from an owner with a smaller head than mine, so the clamp was similar to the fresh HD 600.  They are fine now.

 

Also, the HD 650 continue to impress me in the bass department.  I mean it's not DT 770 type of bass, but it's still so punchy, and extends so deep.  It's literally a joy to even listen to dubstep on.  I really foresee a hard time in finding a headphone that's much than this to me.  I would be very nitpicky in the changes it would be able to have from this sound I'm getting :p.

post #13108 of 18964

do you guys keep the foam?

post #13109 of 18964
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Originally Posted by uro2 View Post

do you guys keep the foam?

 

I definitely keep it :)

post #13110 of 18964

Tight HD650?  I've given strong recommendations before, based on experience: 

 

1.  Do NOT put them on a stack of books or anything else that simulates a "fat head."  Reason: The foam pads are too fragile.  They will compress to the extreme.  Enough compression and they don't come back to full thickness, which means fat bass and lower midrange, the illusion of less detail, loss of realistic soundspace and wholeness of instrumental dimensionality.  (The HD650 does amazingly well with great equipment and a good aftermarket cable. But if you use compressed foam, you lose that neutral tone and realistic images.)   This same logic implies you should not store the headphones on a dummy head.  Instead, hang them on some stand with the foam pads free, or lay it on the table.  

 

2.  There is virtually no risk if you do this: Extend the sliding metal headband on both sides to the maximum, as if you were about to put them on a very tall head. Grasp it on either side of one metal segment, with the convex side facing you.  Put your thumbs in the middle of the metal piece, the "outside."  Grip the ends of the metal segment with your index fingers at each end.  The bend ONLY the metal towards a more straight shape, gently at first, holding it for a short time.  Do this gently to both sides.  Then readjust to your head and test it.  If needed, do again with a bit more force.  Do this incrementally as you approach the right fit.  If you overdo it, bend it back the opposite way towards the original curvature.  Nothing will break if you are careful.  

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