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post #17986 of 24739

I will be transporting my HD650 between work and home. Was wondering if any of you have a headphone case, or could recommend one?

post #17987 of 24739

I'd get a second pair of HD650s  you know you NEED them.... :evil: 

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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post
 

I will be transporting my HD650 between work and home. Was wondering if any of you have a headphone case, or could recommend one?

 

I have a Hippo case from Jaben and one of those Large Headphone Cases off Fleabay, and use them to transport my big cans when I fly.   If you get the case without a foam insert, you can put your DAP sandwich in there as well (my iPod Classic/CLAS -R/Conti V3 stack fits).

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I will be transporting my HD650 between work and home. Was wondering if any of you have a headphone case, or could recommend one?

This one fits like a glove...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B009NE7B06
post #17990 of 24739
This might seem like a stupid question but is there a single part of the HD650 which can't be bought as a replacement part? On the official Senn site, you can buy everything for around 240 pounds. What's missing? The driver? Does the Neodymium Capsule not include the driver, just the housing?

Edit: I think I've now answered my own question. I see that the drivers are available with a phone call but not directly via the website. Still, even with two drivers included, it seems you can put together a brand new set of headphones for cheaper than buying them new. Or am I mistaken?
Edited by grrraymond - 6/10/14 at 2:48am
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Originally Posted by grrraymond View Post

This might seem like a stupid question but is there a single part of the HD650 which can't be bought as a replacement part? On the official Senn site, you can buy everything for around 240 pounds. What's missing? The driver? Does the Neodymium Capsule not include the driver, just the housing?

Edit: I think I've now answered my own question. I see that the drivers are available with a phone call but not directly via the website. Still, even with two drivers included, it seems you can put together a brand new set of headphones for cheaper than buying them new. Or am I mistaken?


That is pretty interesting

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Anyone got a link to the parts & prices?
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This post has been edited to avoid confusion. It appears that you can get a full set of headphones, via replacement parts, for £160 cheaper than buying a full set.

 

Here's the UK link for HD650 replacement parts:

 

http://headphonespares.sennheiser.co.uk/hifi-tv-headphones/hd-650

 

By my quick calculations, everything available on the site comes to £238.65.

 

This includes cable, 2 x dynamic neodymium capsule (Edit: update - this IS the driver), ear pads & 2x foam disc (discs come 'free' with pads), 2 x grill replacement, headband, headband padding & jack adapter.

 

 

Edit: I've just spoken to a guy from Senn UK on the phone. The 'dynamic neodymium capsule' IS the actual driver so, by my reckoning, you can have yourself a pair of brand new HD650s for £240. Is there anything missing from this? Presumably, warranty is an issue, but that aside, this seems pretty significant.

 

I asked whether this capsule was, in fact, just the housing and he said that no, the driver comes in the housing but you probably wouldn't need that and so could simply pop out the driver 'lolly' and swap it straight into your phones.


Edited by grrraymond - 6/10/14 at 4:51am
post #17994 of 24739
Thanks for the link. That's bizarre if true though. Food for thought.

I get £278 before drivers.
Edited by Zorrofox - 6/10/14 at 4:39am
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Hmm...

 

I'm not sure how you've come to that figure. I may have gone wrong along the way, so please do let me know where if so.

 

Cable                  £11.27

2 x Driver capsule £75.74

Ear pads             £39.14 (includes two foam discs, I've just remembered)

2 x Grill               £20.48

Headband           £83.35 (which seems absurd but hey, ho)

Headband pad     £6.91

Jack adapter       £1.76

 

Total                 £238.65


Edited by grrraymond - 6/10/14 at 4:53am
post #17996 of 24739

I recently did the same with my old HD600...

 

This is what I paid:

 

1) Pair of replacement drivers (HD580/HD600 300R, complete assembly with capsules) is $116.90. 

2) Pair of OEM earpads w/ foam discs is $42.80 ($51.93 now on website).

 

Total: $159.70.

 

So I only needed this to effectively replace the headphones:

 

3) Sennheiser OEM (HD650) headband w/ padding - $139.00 on eBay.

4) Sennheiser cable (HD650) - ~$25 ($30.90 now on website).

5) Sennheiser grills (HD650) - ~$20.

 

Total: $343.70


Edited by madwolfa - 6/10/14 at 4:54am
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Damn...I've got a meeting or I'd be doing the maths for the HD800s...

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Originally Posted by grrraymond View Post
 

Damn...I've got a meeting or I'd be doing the maths for the HD800s...

 

People be like - "I'd assemble it for under 500 bucks"!

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Hehe. I'll just be late...

 

I get £721.78, for two drivers, complete headband, pads & cable, minus special male connection plug and case.

 

I got excited until I realised I'd forgotten to add the headband.

 

Still, it's a fair bit better than £999.99.


Edited by grrraymond - 6/10/14 at 5:07am
post #18000 of 24739
I didn't realise the pads come as a pair. My bad.
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