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Originally Posted by James-uk View Post

I think Tyll nails it in this comparison ....
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 .

Thanks for your comparison and link.


From what you describe, which is very much in line with other comments I've read elsewhere, the 650's have more appeal to me due to slighter more bass and lower mids :cool:


Nice 1 - thanks again :) 

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Does anyone know how the 650s pair the Burston Conductor SL? or which Burston dac chip would be better? I'm currently pairing them with the Questyle Q192. The Questyle sounds great but I would like to upgrade my amp for future headphones.

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I like my 650s but those recessed mids are killing me when I listen to Hip Hop.

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Originally Posted by Kneel2Galvatron View Post

I like my 650s but those recessed mids are killing me when I listen to Hip Hop.

I came to the 650s from the Shure SE535s which are known for their luscious mids and I don't find the 650s recessed at all in the mids..

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Maybe its just a preference thing but I like vocals to be a little more forward. It also depends on the source. After using playing around with Isone it became more obvious to me. I understand why Sennhesier did this but I just don't like it with certain types of music.

Edited by Kneel2Galvatron - 5/9/14 at 8:43pm
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So far, really loving jazz out of the 650's a lot! Probably my favorite pairing. It does surprisingly well with electronic music too for some reason.


Oh and just because they aren't bright doesn't mean they lack detail either! Plenty of ability there and they do well at giving that decay to instruments that is missing sometimes on lesser cans I've listened to.

Edited by B-Dawk20 - 5/9/14 at 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by dmxvz View Post

I received both my hd650's and my Vali amp from schiit and I've been listening to music like crazy for 3.5 hours now. atsmile.gif

Do tell more?!? What music do you listen to?
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I just listened to the Grateful Dead, Dick's PicksV7, absolutely incredible! The 650's were made for space jamming ;-)!
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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post

Do tell more?!? What music do you listen to?

I've been hearing mostly at female vocalists, I'm in the search for my top 3 of female voices to buy their albums... so far I've heard Rebecca pidgeon, norah Jones, adele, birdy, Ximena Sariñana, Melody Gardot, Cassandra Wilson..
In the musical scene with the 650's I've tried Tabea Zimmermann playing Brahms, Clarke & Vieuxtemps, as well to a cello recital from Zuill Bailey and to the four seasons interpreted by Anne Akiko Meyers

So far so good, loving the sound from these things... tomorrow I'll order Modi, to get the most out of my Vali..
Edited by dmxvz - 5/9/14 at 11:49pm
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What about you...?
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Originally Posted by dmxvz View Post

What about you...?

How about this...?

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I have been reaching for my 650 plenty , lately....listening to tons of Bonamassa


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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

How about this...?


First time I hear his songs, really liked them! Thanks for the suggestion !
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My pleasure mate. It's why we're here.
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"Ode to the Sennheiser HD 650, the poetic review"


It is the color of light,
The shape of sound high in the evergreens
It lies suspended in hills,
A blue line in a red sky.

I am looking at sound.

I am hearing the brightness
Of high bluffs and almond trees
I am tasting the wilderness
of lakes, rivers, and streams
Caught in an angle of song.



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