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post #14251 of 24735
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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Originally Posted by Copperears View Post

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.

post #14254 of 24735

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

post #14255 of 24735

I wish I owned a pair! they sound amazing!

post #14256 of 24735
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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. 

post #14257 of 24735
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.
post #14258 of 24735

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...

post #14261 of 24735
... and brass marching bands. Sounds awesome!!
post #14262 of 24735
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post

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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Thanks mcandmar, marshallmole, gideon228 and cswann1 for you encouragement! From Urbana to Ireland...redface.gif
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One thing i can say about the Sennheisers is they are comfy, like having an ear snuggle :smile:

 

Dang. Now I'm feeling lonely.

post #14265 of 24735

i've owned my HD650's for about a year now.  easily the best money i've spent on audio equipment. 

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