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post #17371 of 19426
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Originally Posted by mcandmar View Post
 

Honestly don't even bother with these if you own the LCD, HE6, and HD800.

Oh, ok, thanks for your frankness :)

post #17372 of 19426
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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post


I own all 3 and I think the 6** complement the 800s very well. I prefer the 600s but if you want even more of a contrast to the 800s neutral / maybe slightly bright sig then the 650s will be the best option but the 600s are also warm enough to make them a good alternative. I could live with the 600s as my only HP but I couldn't do that with the 800s or 650 so that says it all really.

Thanks for your reply - another head-fi member commented to not bother looking at the 650's due to me owning the HD800's and a few other top tier cans, but I assumed this is because they don't assume there would be any SQ gain to be had when compared to the 650's.

 

So its interesting to read another perspective from yourself.

 

There's nowhere near to me to audition the 600's or 650's for myself, so asking the right questions to owners is my best approach to understanding the difference in sound between these cans, though I understand everybody has their own take on what they hear and sound is subjective.

 

Can I ask you, what makes the HD600's your one can winner over the HD800's & the 650's?

post #17373 of 19426
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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post

A headphone amp upgrade for my 650's that will also power planars, when I am able to save enough $$$, seeking input. Have received good advice on the Schiit Line ( my last name is Heine so it is a natural ;-), though which amp? Others? All past, current and future advice is appreciated, though my budget is somewhat limited due to a brush with death in 2007 that left me disabled. Thanks to all!!!

 

If money is tight, maybe start scouring Craigslist for vintage receivers?  Some can definitely push hard to drive cans...

post #17374 of 19426
This sounds amazing on the 650's!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0mqQF8hg-F0
post #17375 of 19426
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post
 

Finally!

 

 

 

 


Congrats....I hope you enjoy them....they are great cans.

post #17376 of 19426
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

This sounds amazing on the 650's!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0mqQF8hg-F0

cool track :)

 

this below video sounds amazing with virtually any headphone, but especially with open back ones :cool:

 

 

 

post #17377 of 19426
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Originally Posted by CRITICALSHOT View Post
 


How ya boy Michael Jackson sounding?  Where in NY you from?  Congrats man, I just got my 650's a couple of weeks ago.

 

I'm actually not from NY at all lol; I'm from Delaware. I just like to go to the meets on the upper east coast. I haven't listened to too much Michael Jackson so far. I love female vocals and after listening to a few of them, I've just been stuck on that :D. Also, I had a test like an hour after I picked them up and I just got back so I could listen some more.

post #17378 of 19426
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post
 

cool track :)

 

this below video sounds amazing with virtually any headphone, but especially with open back ones :cool:

 

 

 

the voice from 0.47 onwards creeped the hell out of me!

post #17379 of 19426
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post
 

 

I'm actually not from NY at all lol; I'm from Delaware. I just like to go to the meets on the upper east coast. I haven't listened to too much Michael Jackson so far. I love female vocals and after listening to a few of them, I've just been stuck on that :D. Also, I had a test like an hour after I picked them up and I just got back so I could listen some more.


No doubt.  I have been listening to Off the Wall (24/96 Flac vinyl rip) which sounded great.  Enough jibber jabba; you get back to it and enjoy.

 

 


Edited by CRITICALSHOT - 5/8/14 at 2:57pm
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Well, the D1 definitely has enough juice for them. Most songs (depending on the loudness in the mastering) are at medium-loud to loud volume at about 10 o clock on the volume pot. I think so far the only headphones I put in them that they couldn't power sufficiently were the T1's and the K701s. Synergy on the other hand is another thing.

 

My only real complaint about the HD650's is at the moment, they got a decent clamp to them. I also have a big head so there is that.

 

@CRITICALSHOT Yep, I have the 24/96 as well.

post #17381 of 19426
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post

Thanks for your reply - another head-fi member commented to not bother looking at the 650's due to me owning the HD800's and a few other top tier cans, but I assumed this is because they don't assume there would be any SQ gain to be had when compared to the 650's.

So its interesting to read another perspective from yourself.

There's nowhere near to me to audition the 600's or 650's for myself, so asking the right questions to owners is my best approach to understanding the difference in sound between these cans, though I understand everybody has their own take on what they hear and sound is subjective.

Can I ask you, what makes the HD600's your one can winner over the HD800's & the 650's?

I think Tyll nails it in this comparison ....
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/very-important-sennheiser-hd-580-hd-600-and-hd-650
Basically for me the hd6** headphones sound more alike than not. The main differences are hd650 has slight more tilted balance toward bass so at similar volumes the hd650 sounds ever so slightly darker and possibly as a result a little 'cleaner' sounding . I actually put this down to the lack of 'air' From the more balanced hd600. I don't think either has better anything, the quality of the sound is identical and neither gives away anything to the other , in isolation for example I would say the bass is the same and the treble is the same but when music is playing and all the frequencies are present the hd600 sounds more natural and neutral and like all the frequencies have equal volume . On the other hand the 650 has slightly less treble and upper mids especially around 4-6 kHz .this gives them a very slightly darker signature which makes them better for people that prefer a slight more focus on bass and lower mids rather than treble. It's a very small difference and it comes down to your preference.Both are amazing headphones .
post #17382 of 19426
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Originally Posted by mcandmar View Post
 

Honestly don't even bother with these if you own the LCD, HE6, and HD800.

Oh, ok, thanks for your frankness :)

 

The HD800 is my favourite headphone but no way does it diminish the HD650 to the point that it's not worth owning.

 

You have a nice collection of headphones. May as well add an unassailable classic.

post #17383 of 19426
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Originally Posted by mcandmar View Post
 

Honestly don't even bother with these if you own the LCD, HE6, and HD800.

 

He has to walk thru the path of the hd650 once in his headfilife..:P

 

He might get tired of the weight...the brightness...n sick of the powerhunger of these TOTLs..

at another stage in his life..nvr know.

 

then a hd650 would be a possible brilliant option. 

post #17384 of 19426
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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post

A headphone amp upgrade for my 650's that will also power planars, when I am able to save enough $$$, seeking input. Have received good advice on the Schiit Line ( my last name is Heine so it is a natural ;-), though which amp? Others? All past, current and future advice is appreciated, though my budget is somewhat limited due to a brush with death in 2007 that left me disabled. Thanks to all!!!

You might want to look at the amps here as well.  I purchased the Ember and had Jeremy build it, and the amps is really great.  http://garage1217.com/index.html

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Thank you, I checked out the site, the Ember is beautiful, and they can be purchased pre-built ( not sure I have the skills necessary to build one) at a very reasonable price. Anybody else have experience with Garage 1217 or Schiit Amps and Senn 650 or 800's?
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