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Originally Posted by Mr calvin View Post
 

Just got HD650s for christmas! So far I love them but i feel like its too much of the norm. Like the m-50s. Should i return them?
 

they probably need some burn in time or you don't have an appropriate amp for it

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Originally Posted by Solitary1 View Post
 

I did the same thing, upgraded the Solo SRG2 to a Ultra-Linear Edition paired with M2Tech hiFace DAC with my HD-650'S. You will not be sorry for the upgrade.

when I listen to the SRG2 I never feel that the bass nor the treble is so much

well what if I'm overwhelmed by them, I'm not a real fan of TH900s for that reason, too much bass, too much sparkle in the high end

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Some interesting trends are starting to appear in the results of the HD600 vs HD650 poll:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/698372/the-ultimate-hd600-vs-hd650-poll

 

If we get 15-20 more votes we should be able to say something more definitive, so please vote if you've compared both headphones using a similar setup and haven't voted yet.

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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

I'm not sure how many members might have caught the article on Headfonia with respect to how the sound could change as a Sennheiser pad ages.  

 

http://www.headfonia.com/what-happens-as-the-cushion-pads-ages/

 

 

* I've posted the link to the article which I found of unique benefit when I read it several months ago.  I'm assuming that the link to Headfonia would be OK as some links to other sites could cause a bit of contention with Head-Fi.  Apologies if the link to that site might be prohibited.

 

Thanks. I did catch this article quite some time ago but had forgotten about it. I'm not sure that I can actually hear a difference between my year old, twice washed pads and those that are brand new. Now that I have the new set I'll test my skills and see if I can pass a blind test.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Thanks. I did catch this article quite some time ago but had forgotten about it. I'm not sure that I can actually hear a difference between my year old, twice washed pads and those that are brand new. Now that I have the new set I'll test my skills and see if I can pass a blind test.

The time that someone will take to switch the pads or make believe they are switching the pads will probably be too long and interfere with one's sensory memory for audio for accurate close comparisons. Of course if something sounds really bad, memory is not required.:D

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The different condition headphone pad indeed will have different sound. It's just like you change the eartips for IEMs, the sound will definitely change too. The logic is the distance between our ears and the headphone driver will change.

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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post

The logic is the distance between our ears and the headphone driver will change.


 



Exactly, 100%. My biggest issue with almost every headphone I have bought, is getting the distance between my ear and the driver just right. With some, I was unable to change due to not having pads I could replace and ended up just selling them. Like the V-Moda M80 for example. Even after I stuffed them with tissue paper, it was still not the right amount of distance for me. Luckly, with others such as the Koss PortaPros, the Sennheiser HD414 Pads worked perfect and really helped with the overall SQ.

As for the HD650, I find out of the box, the pads have a good ear to driver distance. I do wonder about how they will sound over time as the distance to the driver and my ear get shorter. I think it might actually improve the SQ.

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You can do the old trick (used to discuss in ATH AD-Series thread), using a small hose inside the padding. Something like this:

 

 

Cushion do change by long time pressure, but I think rubber is harder to changing the shape.

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My HD580 that I had for almost 10 years, I had to change the pads on it 3 times and the headband once. They will eventually wear down but it wasn't an over night change. It's also very apparent when to change them. They don't look level all over, one area will look permanently squashed down.
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I hope to still own and be listening to my hd650 10 years from now. :D

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Really liking the HD 650s on the Lyr with burning-in (about 40 hours now) 1974 Voskhod Rockets for lo-fi or really bright recordings (lots of indie rock).  They are the great leveler, which makes for easy listening.  The same recordings on the HE-500s are a little too bright or harsh.  Forget about them on the Q701s.  For some things the HD 650s are just a little dull or bass-bloated.  Synergy synergy synergy :smile:

 

Also, the JDS Labs C5 pairs really nicely with them.  All this through the Sabre U2 DAC.

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Originally Posted by Unfie View Post
 

 

That's the weird thing: I don't have any RCA cables lying around, yet I somehow ended with 2 coaxial cables. I decided to take a gamble and use the coaxial cables because I figured it should theoretically be okay from what I read. Can anyone else give me more insight on this? I hope I'm correct...


You'll be fine using the digital cables (impedance of those cables are 75 ohms, and I'm sure most headphone amps' input impedance is lower than this).


Edited by HiFi1972 - 1/6/14 at 11:25am
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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post
 

You can do the old trick (used to discuss in ATH AD-Series thread), using a small hose inside the padding. Something like this:

 

 

Cushion do change by long time pressure, but I think rubber is harder to changing the shape.

That's an interesting idea... I used cotton balls that I pulled out once, and they compressed out pretty quickly. Going to try this. 

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Do you guys have any recommendations for balanced cables for these? Something  <$100

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Hello all,

 

My Vali is arriving on Wednesday. Im rather excited. 

 

Will be running:

 

(mac) itunes>>Audioengine D1>>Vali>> Senn HD 650.

 

I will most probably sell my D1 as it is relatively new (under two months) and go for a dedicated amp. Currently I could go for a Cambridge Audio DacMAgic 100...

 

Anyone have any experience/thoughts on the set up? 

 

Thanks

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