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Originally Posted by cddc View Post
 

 

for a cheap ass $50 phone Superlux HD668B to beat the classic HD650...I think only fools will believe it 

 

Agreed.  Innerfidelity pronounced them listenable, following significant eq'ing, for enthusiasts on a budget.  Not exactly a ringing endorsement.  http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/superlux-hd-668b-and-hd-681-headphones-page-2

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I'm skeptical of those Pio's that have been mentioned a bunch as well, but I haven't tried them yet.

 

Adam Smith's free market theory...guys...if a can sounds that good, an unbiase market would not allow it to be sold at such a cheap price :wink_face: 

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Agreed.  Innerfidelity pronounced them listenable, following significant eq'ing, for enthusiasts on a budget.  Not exactly a ringing endorsement.  http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/superlux-hd-668b-and-hd-681-headphones-page-2

 

Indeed, here is the technical proof :)

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Hmmm, I think Sennheiser technically discontinued the HD600 and 650, so that may be why.  That's a bummer :(.  Scouring our FS forums here is a good idea as well.  I'm not sure what they go for, but getting one that probably looks as good as new is probably very obtainable for $400 or less.

 

Sennheiser in the UK is still listing the HD600 and the HD650. Not at US prices, though!

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Still for sale here in the states from many places also website still selling........http://en-us.sennheiser.com/high-quality-headphones-around-ear-audio-surround-hd-650#accessories...maybe they were caught selling below fixed price and where cut off.

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Originally Posted by cddc View Post
 

 

Adam Smith's free market theory...guys...if a can sounds that good, an unbiase market would not allow it to be sold at such a cheap price :wink_face: 

Haha, I have to say I can agree with that.  Though, my two dream pairs of headphones are obtainable at $1100 and $1500 respectfully.  

 

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Still for sale here in the states from many places also website still selling........http://en-us.sennheiser.com/high-quality-headphones-around-ear-audio-surround-hd-650#accessories...maybe they were caught selling below fixed price and where cut off.

 

Could be, but I don't see the HD650 on that page.  In all honesty, I would pay full MSRP for a pair of HD650.  They are sentimental to me at this point :p.

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Sennheiser in the UK is still listing the HD600 and the HD650. Not at US prices, though!

How much are they listing for?

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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

Sennheiser in the UK is still listing the HD600 and the HD650. Not at US prices, though!

£369.99 for the HD600 and £399.99 for the HD650. On Amazon.co.uk that is respectively £299.99 and £309.99.

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Originally Posted by pez View Post
 

Haha, I have to say I can agree with that.  Though, my two dream pairs of headphones are obtainable at $1100 and $1500 respectfully.  

 

 

Could be, but I don't see the HD650 on that page.  In all honesty, I would pay full MSRP for a pair of HD650.  They are sentimental to me at this point :p.

How much are they listing for?

 

 

hmm....LCD-2 and HD800...I guess

 

I guess it's more likely that some distributors just stopped selling hd650s or ran out of stock. HD600/650s are still cash cows for Senn. Unless there are good replacements at this price range...but both HD700 and HD800 are not in the price range...so not likely to be discontinued, at least for now ;)

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You gotta love the hd-650's!

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I just got these headphones and i love them already. But it didn't come with a 3.5mm adapter, has that happened to anyone?

post #17111 of 19535
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Originally Posted by creative1565 View Post
 

I just got these headphones and i love them already. But it didn't come with a 3.5mm adapter, has that happened to anyone?

 

Nope, mine came with a 3.5mm adapter in the box.

 


Edited by cddc - 4/24/14 at 8:59pm
post #17112 of 19535
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hmm....LCD-2 and HD800...I guess

 

I guess it's more likely that some distributors just stopped selling hd650s or ran out of stock. HD600/650s are still cash cows for Senn. Unless there are good replacements at this price range...but both HD700 and HD800 are not in the price range...so not likely to be discontinued, at least for now ;)

Actually not at all :o.

 

At the meet I got to listen to the HD800 and I was very underwhelmed.  It wasn't my type of thing.  For the sound signature it was going for, I actually preferred both the Q701 and K812.

 

I got to listen to the LCD-2 as well and while I liked it, I liked the LCD-3 the best. I didn't feel the LCD-3 was worth that premium (at all).

 

My favorites by far were the Heaudio Jades and the AKG K1000.  The Jades were just warm, buttery smooth, and just what you'd think a HD650 upgrade would be.  I've never heard such lovely lows (the Denon D7k are another story). It really was a more mature, powerful version of a HD650.  The K1000 was just amazing on it's own.  It's hard to describe it without hearing it.  I was definitely SUPER skeptical of it going into it, and was truly astonished.  It was as if it received all of the potential excitement I had for the HD800.

 

Between the HE-6, HE-500, LCD-2, LCD-3, and LCD-XC, I didn't get those mids that I've come to love with the Senn's, where as the AKGs, Jades, and Stax did a very good job, IMO.

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Actually not at all redface.gif .

At the meet I got to listen to the HD800 and I was very underwhelmed.  It wasn't my type of thing.  For the sound signature it was going for, I actually preferred both the Q701 and K812.

I got to listen to the LCD-2 as well and while I liked it, I liked the LCD-3 the best. I didn't feel the LCD-3 was worth that premium (at all).

My favorites by far were the Heaudio Jades and the AKG K1000.  The Jades were just warm, buttery smooth, and just what you'd think a HD650 upgrade would be.  I've never heard such lovely lows (the Denon D7k are another story). It really was a more mature, powerful version of a HD650.  The K1000 was just amazing on it's own.  It's hard to describe it without hearing it.  I was definitely SUPER skeptical of it going into it, and was truly astonished.  It was as if it received all of the potential excitement I had for the HD800.

Between the HE-6, HE-500, LCD-2, LCD-3, and LCD-XC, I didn't get those mids that I've come to love with the Senn's, where as the AKGs, Jades, and Stax did a very good job, IMO.

I'm surprised that you didn't like the HE-500 more, since the 650s are your reference headphone.

I think out of those that you listed, it's the closest to a similar sound signature for the 650s. Perhaps the pairing with the amp was not synergetic at the meet? I didn't have a listen to that setup, so I don't know... However when the 650s were my reference headphones, and I obtained the HE-500, I indefinitely preferred the sound of the HE-500 (once they were properly amped), while I preferred the comfort of the hd650. The sonic similarities I draw from those two headphones are: extremely seductive mids, impactful bass, great for laid back listening due to the inherent darkness.

Btw, I will say that your setup brought back good memories of the 650 days! My gf really loved your(or your wife's) music selection!

Did you get a chance to pair your 650 with the crack? IMO- Phenomenal match, especially since it sounds more solid state than tubey
post #17114 of 19535
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Originally Posted by vc1187 View Post


I'm surprised that you didn't like the HE-500 more, since the 650s are your reference headphone.

I think out of those that you listed, it's the closest to a similar sound signature for the 650s. Perhaps the pairing with the amp was not synergetic at the meet? I didn't have a listen to that setup, so I don't know... However when the 650s were my reference headphones, and I obtained the HE-500, I indefinitely preferred the sound of the HE-500 (once they were properly amped), while I preferred the comfort of the hd650. The sonic similarities I draw from those two headphones are: extremely seductive mids, impactful bass, great for laid back listening due to the inherent darkness.

Btw, I will say that your setup brought back good memories of the 650 days! My gf really loved your(or your wife's) music selection!

Did you get a chance to pair your 650 with the crack? IMO- Phenomenal match, especially since it sounds more solid state than tubey


Odd, I find the LCD2 to be much more like the HD650s.

post #17115 of 19535
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post


Odd, I find the LCD2 to be much more like the HD650s.

I've never drawn parallels between the two because of a few things:

- soundstage on the lcd-2 is cramped in comparison to the hd650 (this is a biggy for me)
- vocals sound recessed in comparison, while the hd650 has the excellent ability of bringing those forward
- treble is even more heavily shelved, making it darker than both the 650 or he-500 (though rev2 is a little better about this).
- transients are smooth and silky on both the 650 and he-500 while they're quicker and more precise on the LCD-2

But regardless of my impressions, we all hear differently.
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