Really sorry for the confusion
I meant to say "neutral" sound signature and from my research the HD 650'S would be the best for what I want in my price range
If you have a chance, it is good to have them auditioned first (HD 650, K701, and T1) , for me I'm very pleased with HD 650
Maybe it would be Sennheiser HD 1000 sound sig, I'll definitely upgrade if there is one like that
I've bought and sold about everything over the past five years. All the hifiman hp's...he4, 400, 500. Also lcd2, maddog, alpha dog just to name a few. There remains only one hp among the dozens upon dozens that I simply can not bring myself to sell.
You're definitely cured
So I have owned the HD650 for a few days now. Currently have about 20 Hours of Burn in. Just running through my FiiO E07K.
I must say these are very impressive. Amazing how little fatigue they have. I can listen to them for hours in total comfort.
Your memory is exactly right. My reservation came from reports/impressions from members here saying that the 650 was too veiled and had no sub bass. Just goes to show that we all hear differently.
I've been listening to my 650 with my new HiFi-M8 today. I must say, this is my best pairing yet with these phones. I would love to A/B this "portable" option against the many budget options touted in this thread. I have a feeling this little beauty will hang well with all of them....
The HD650s are great but it's time to try a pair of Beyerdynamic T1, they have everything that the HD650s don’t have, IMO.
I think the AKG K701 and Beyer DT880 are way on the bright side of neutral, while the HD650 is more natural sounding. To each his own.
Edit: Although I must say, the most neutral headphone I've heard (and I know many will argue with me on this) is the HD800. Even against the T1 and HE500.