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I find I can drive my 650s just fine out of the little old 10mW at 32 ohms analogue headphone output of my XA1-ES.

I also have often been surprised by how little is required to run the HD650 my budget cmoy collection is fine as long as high volumes are not required.

On the other hand out of a quality amp with some power they are magnificent.

I guess it is one of the reasons they are still popular in the multi choice market we currently enjoy.

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Yes, particularly if you want to crank it up and compensate for the lack of physical bass feel when listening to any headphone/IEM, more power definitely gives it an increase in impact, especially at the low end -- as well as, it seems, a little more definition there.  Depends on the music; I wouldn't need any of that listening to Monteverdi. :)

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Yes, particularly if you want to crank it up and compensate for the lack of physical bass feel when listening to any headphone/IEM, more power definitely gives it an increase in impact, especially at the low end -- as well as, it seems, a little more definition there.  Depends on the music; I wouldn't need any of that listening to Monteverdi. :)

 

Copper, which HD650 version you have? i've heard that the latest HD650 versions are easier to drive, contrary to the early versions. 

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How to tell? I got them years ago, still have the original box, but it wasn't numbered the way my HD600 was (the latter is #3627).
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How to tell? I got them years ago, still have the original box, but it wasn't numbered the way my HD600 was (the latter is #3627).

 

take a look at the mesh and look around the drivers, are they black or white mesh? The white mesh should be the newer one.

 

http://www.musicprogressive.com/images/HD600_comparison.jpg

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Also more info here http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/very-important-sennheiser-hd-580-hd-600-and-hd-650-page-2

 

It would be nice to be able to match serial numbers to years to work out how old a pair are, for example in the above link my 650's have the black cloth the same as the Mid HD600 shown.   From what i have read people tend to agree the white cloth version have less of a "veil" if you like.

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Ah, the black mesh, definitely -- so yes, the older ones, easier to drive, but wearing a Burka, apparently. :)

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I wish I owned a pair! they sound amazing!

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Originally Posted by Copperears View Post
 

Ah, the black mesh, definitely -- so yes, the older ones, easier to drive, but wearing a Burka, apparently. :)

 

Good to know, i'll try to get my hands on one older pair and compare vs the new ones. We'll see which one is easier to drive. 

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Have just ordered the HD650 and a Russ Andrews HC-2 cable. My current Q701s are musical and clear, but all the burn-in that I throw at them can't get rid of uncontrolled digital glare on upper orchestral strings in some recordings. Also, the head-band is uncomfortable on my bald head. Audiolab M-DAC + Lovely Cube btw.
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One thing i can say about the Sennheisers is they are comfy, like having an ear snuggle :smile:

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I'll report back on sound and snuggles.
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You will definitely enjoy it with orchestral music! At least I am enjoying it now...

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... and brass marching bands. Sounds awesome!!
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Have just ordered the HD650 and a Russ Andrews HC-2 cable. My current Q701s are musical and clear, but all the burn-in that I throw at them can't get rid of uncontrolled digital glare on upper orchestral strings in some recordings. Also, the head-band is uncomfortable on my bald head. Audiolab M-DAC + Lovely Cube btw.

It's uncomfortable on anyone's head, regardless of hair or lack-therof.

 

Grats on your new cans!!

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