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Most of the censorship on this site is directly related to their sponsors (I too have been censored here in the past), so of course they aren't going to allow half-assed, ill informed, and thoughtless reviews of certain products, regardless of how legit they may seem to the reviewer.

 

I've seen entire threads shut down because of one person talking badly about a certain company.

If certain ratings of certain products are being selectively filtered out the headphone rankings/average ratings, IMO, lose credibility. I might even go so far as to call it a form of deception.


Edited by PTom - 1/25/14 at 12:40pm
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Ok everyone it was me, maybe I should have given 2-3 stars but this headphone really disappointed me to know end! I just don't understand why I can't enjoy detail and crisp clean highs at that price level. Now everyone has a different understanding on how they perceive sound, but this headphone just didn't cut it for my tastes, and especially at that price range. I apologize to anyone who thinks the world of the HD650, but for me it will just sit in a box forever in my basement. I love the HD600's very much and was expecting so much more with the newer model, but it just didn't do it for me. I am very willing to have discussions about my choice, but please don't bash me as I am very much in love with headphone audio and appreciate talking to nice people. Thanks so much.

 

Just remember that we take our reviews here seriously.  It's more then okay to share a bad experience, but I can't imagine the HD650 being a 1 star to anyone.  Even if its not your cup of tea.  Enjoy your HD600s, and there's nothing wrong with not liking the 650's sound signature...

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Originally Posted by pedtool101 View Post

Ok everyone it was me, maybe I should have given 2-3 stars but this headphone really disappointed me to know end! I just don't understand why I can't enjoy detail and crisp clean highs at that price level. Now everyone has a different understanding on how they perceive sound, but this headphone just didn't cut it for my tastes, and especially at that price range. I apologize to anyone who thinks the world of the HD650, but for me it will just sit in a box forever in my basement. I love the HD600's very much and was expecting so much more with the newer model, but it just didn't do it for me. I am very willing to have discussions about my choice, but please don't bash me as I am very much in love with headphone audio and appreciate talking to nice people. Thanks so much.

 

The sonic differences between the HD600 and HD650 are very minimal and I've never found that much difference between them. The HD600 is slightly more neutral but the HD650 has the more euphonic sounding to me. 

 

How long have you been using them? Don’t forget the "brain burn-in".  


Edited by pdrm360 - 1/25/14 at 1:49pm
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Were you planning on building the Crack yourself or buying one already built? I would absolutely get a Crack/Speed and a Modi, or a Bifrost Uber if you could afford it. I think a Crack/Speed and a Bifrost Uber is what I am going to get for my 'end game' setup. I have heard that set and I think you would have to spend a LOT of money to do better.

I know it's personal preference but you can replce Bifrost Uber with Dac Magic Plus
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The sonic differences between the HD600 and HD650 are very minimal and I've never found that much difference between them. The HD600 is slightly more neutral but the HD650 has the more euphonic sounding to me. 

How long have you been using them? Don’t forget the "brain burn-in".  

I'm sorry but I can't agree with you at all that they are very close in comparison to each other. I have had both the 600 and 650 at the same time and the difference was major to my ears!

I was using a single power slam tube amp and did a lot of tube rolling at the time, but nothing seemed to help my 650's get out of the dark so to speak. My preference does lean more to a brighter sound, but the 650 just took out all the detail I was looking for.

I am also a Grado lover, and one of my favorite headphones at the time was my Sony SA5000's, so I think you can understand why the 650 was not good for me and again I'm sorry to people that love that sound signature.
Edited by pedtool101 - 1/25/14 at 2:16pm
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^^ I just don't know why you bought an HD650.  Try the HD700 when you get a chance. 

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^^ I just don't know why you bought an HD650.  Try the HD700 when you get a chance. 

No big deal I sold it on head-fi lol. how is the brightness compare between the 650 and 700? Honestly I really like as close to neutral presentation as possible.
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No big deal I sold it on head-fi lol. how is the brightness compare between the 650 and 700? Honestly I really like as close to neutral presentation as possible.


Haha then grab an HD800 and be done. :D Full transparency.

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Haha then grab an HD800 and be done. :D Full transparency.

 

+1 

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Haha then grab an HD800 and be done. biggrin.gif Full transparency.

OMG don't make me have dreams tonight that It's gonna be in my hands tomorrow, I hate having nightmares lol! But when things get better for me financially, trust me I will own a pair for sure smily_headphones1.gif
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OMG don't make me have dreams tonight that It's gonna be in my hands tomorrow, I hate having nightmares lol! But when things get better for me financially, trust me I will own a pair for sure smily_headphones1.gif

Other options would be Beyer T1 and the HE-500. :beerchug: 

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Yea, I would love to one day get the HD800 too... but doesn't seem likely as I am currently very happy with my rig (the diminishing return curve just hurts a bit too much). Only change in the near future might just be a Crack OTL to compliment the Mjo.

 

HE 500 is superb too, but too uncomfortable for my gigantic head, so that was a deal breaker. Beyer T1... I find a bit underwhelming for the price... esp with it being priced so close to the HD800 (given it was only a brief impression from a local meet).


Edited by joebobbilly - 1/25/14 at 2:47pm
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post

Other options would be Beyer T1 and the HE-500. beerchug.gif  

Trust me 2 headphones that are very much on my list smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by pedtool101 View Post


I'm sorry but I can't agree with you at all that they are very close in comparison to each other. I have had both the 600 and 650 at the same time and the difference was major to my ears!

I was using a single power slam tube amp and did a lot of tube rolling at the time, but nothing seemed to help my 650's get out of the dark so to speak. My preference does lean more to a brighter sound, but the 650 just took out all the detail I was looking for.

I am also a Grado lover, and one of my favorite headphones at the time was my Sony SA5000's, so I think you can understand why the 650 was not good for me and again I'm sorry to people that love that sound signature.

 

I'm a Grado fan too.  And I think my HD650s and HF-2s compliment each other nicely.  The HF-2s would compliment the HD600s too.  Have you tried the Beyer T1?

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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post
 

Yea, I would love to one day get the HD800 too... but doesn't seem likely as I am currently very happy with my rig (the diminishing return curve just hurts a bit too much). Only change in the near future might just be a Crack OTL to compliment the Mjo.

 

HE 500 is superb too, but too uncomfortable for my gigantic head, so that was a deal breaker. Beyer T1... I find a bit underwhelming for the price... esp with it being priced so close to the HD800 (given it was only a brief impression from a local meet).

 

Usually the T1s are 30% cheaper than the HD800s. 

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