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post #14326 of 18518
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post

The HD650 isn't bad for classical but IMO the HD800, HD700 and HD600 are better for classical music. 

Sheer speculation on my part, but perhaps the 650 is one of the early steps Sennheiser has taken to move from their efforts to achieve accuracy towards what some of their more recent, and also less expensive headphones and IEMs pursue: a sound that is perhaps a bit less "accurate" but more mellifluous in a consumer listening environment. The HD800, 700, 600 sustain the tradition of providing the kind of absolute accuracy that musicians and sound engineers are looking for, to the point where they prefer that accuracy over any "sweetening" of the sound appropriate for a pure listening environment.

Not saying the 650 is "worse" than the 600, say (I have both); but I find it far pleasanter to listen to for extended, concentrated periods of listening, actually.

All angels dancing on the head of a pin, though, the differences are quite minute.
post #14327 of 18518
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Originally Posted by Copperears View Post


Sheer speculation on my part, but perhaps the 650 is one of the early steps Sennheiser has taken to move from their efforts to achieve accuracy towards what some of their more recent, and also less expensive headphones and IEMs pursue: a sound that is perhaps a bit less "accurate" but more mellifluous in a consumer listening environment. The HD800, 700, 600 sustain the tradition of providing the kind of absolute accuracy that musicians and sound engineers are looking for, to the point where they prefer that accuracy over any "sweetening" of the sound appropriate for a pure listening environment.

Not saying the 650 is "worse" than the 600, say (I have both); but I find it far pleasanter to listen to for extended, concentrated periods of listening, actually.

All angels dancing on the head of a pin, though, the differences are quite minute.

 

The HD650 sounds fantastic with most genres but they are not airy enough for (classical) orchestra music, IMO.  

post #14328 of 18518
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post

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Originally Posted by Copperears View Post

Sheer speculation on my part, but perhaps the 650 is one of the early steps Sennheiser has taken to move from their efforts to achieve accuracy towards what some of their more recent, and also less expensive headphones and IEMs pursue: a sound that is perhaps a bit less "accurate" but more mellifluous in a consumer listening environment. The HD800, 700, 600 sustain the tradition of providing the kind of absolute accuracy that musicians and sound engineers are looking for, to the point where they prefer that accuracy over any "sweetening" of the sound appropriate for a pure listening environment.


Not saying the 650 is "worse" than the 600, say (I have both); but I find it far pleasanter to listen to for extended, concentrated periods of listening, actually.


All angels dancing on the head of a pin, though, the differences are quite minute.

The HD650 sounds fantastic with most genres but they are not airy enough for (classical) orchestra music, IMO.  

The Lyr with Orange Globes is all midrange goodness. It's dense and textured and plays to the HD650's strengths. The presentation is far from congested but I understand the lack of air or distinct separation of instruments view if the Globes are all you have to listen to. Try some 60's Amperex Bugle Boys to elevate the upper registers. You lose a bit of the crunch and punch of the Globes in return for smooth crystalline treble. Clarity and space between instruments.
post #14329 of 18518
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

 

 

I dig this.  It's nice to have one cable for multiple headphones.

post #14330 of 18518
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

BTW, the alpha pads r almost the same size as the hd650 pads...just slightly bigger...90% sitting inside the rim.

u can simple scotchtape up the sides n u have a lambskin treat, if u are not particular of how it looks.

Or u can force squeeze the alphapads into the rim, n have a slightly distorted inner hole :P

 

 

Soundwise...i believe i lose a little of the lower bass, music sounded somewhat tunnelled/focused/brighter.

I am guessing u might like it on the stock cable..but i am using a spc cable, so its tending towards a T1 kind of sound.

(if u know what i am trying to say...hmmm) 

 

Could you post some pictures? It sounds interesting...

post #14331 of 18518
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Originally Posted by Copperears View Post


Sheer speculation on my part, but perhaps the 650 is one of the early steps Sennheiser has taken to move from their efforts to achieve accuracy towards what some of their more recent, and also less expensive headphones and IEMs pursue: a sound that is perhaps a bit less "accurate" but more mellifluous in a consumer listening environment. The HD800, 700, 600 sustain the tradition of providing the kind of absolute accuracy that musicians and sound engineers are looking for, to the point where they prefer that accuracy over any "sweetening" of the sound appropriate for a pure listening environment.

Not saying the 650 is "worse" than the 600, say (I have both); but I find it far pleasanter to listen to for extended, concentrated periods of listening, actually.

All angels dancing on the head of a pin, though, the differences are quite minute.

 

I agree with you mostly... except for the HD 700... in my brief experiences with it at a meet and headphone shop I felt it was the most coloured/"fun" sound signature out of the whole higher end Senn lineup.  So, sadly it's actually my least favourite one...

post #14332 of 18518

Copperears - I name thee Goldenears. Arise, Sir Goldenears!

post #14333 of 18518
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

FYI. I weighed the mini xlr adapters. The pair of them weight 20 grams. And the entire cable weights 120 grams with 1/4 plug at 9 foot length. 

Wow, that is LIGHT.

post #14334 of 18518
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Originally Posted by aroldan View Post
 

 

Could you post some pictures? It sounds interesting...

post #14335 of 18518
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

It's very interesting. Thanks for the picture.

post #14336 of 18518

i think something thinner like a HM5 pad might be better..this alphapad is too thicccck.

post #14337 of 18518

Are there any other options for leather replacement pads?

post #14338 of 18518
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Originally Posted by keyurgor View Post

Are there any other options for leather replacement pads?
Wow I never knew you can put Alpha Pads or HM5 pads as alternatives. I had always thought the pads were unique to sennheiser. As this is such a long thread, what other ear pads can be considered?
post #14339 of 18518
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Originally Posted by keyurgor View Post
 

Are there any other options for leather replacement pads?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683053/sennheiser-hd650-new-leather-pads-and-head-band-silk-screens

 

this guy found some that seem made for the Sennheiser. Don't know where he got them though. 

post #14340 of 18518
Those are HE-60 (baby Orpheous) leather ear pads.
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