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Originally Posted by crash88 View Post

Thanks for the feedback! yeah I think I will look into purchasing the Fiio E9 to get some more power. Hopefully the price comes down if they release a newer version.

Remember, you need to get the E17 or E07 to serve as a DAC and to dock in the E09K, enjoy.
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post
 

Newb question: How's the stock cable? I was considering ordering a Norne Audio cable (to match my other two headphones). Does the HD650 benefit from a silver cable due to it's alleged darker signature? How're the aesthetics?

I recently bought an HD650 from Moon-Audio with silver cables.  I like the sound very much. It's hard for me to pinpoint the differences between it and the stock cable, but it gives a more enjoyable,all, presentation.  Sounds more musical and is probably quieter, as well.  Doesn't suffer from any sharpness or brightness or any other alleged silver cable shortcomings.

 

On a different front: don't be seduced by the HD800 unless having an ultra-wide sound stage and relatively deep, tight bass.  To my ears, the HD650 has a far better, less recessed, mid-range and treble (no brightness), and still has credible bass and sound-stage. 

 

I used to think this headphone was too dark, but i am coming around.  It is somewhat "romantic" in the lower half, but pretty darn realistic from there up.  I alternate it with my K701s, depending on the music, with my DND Audio Stratus amp.  It also sounds great on the relatively trouble-free SinglePower MPX models.  I'm a bit sad I sold my MPX3, but the Stratus is outstanding and the HD650s add a little romance where it is needed on the very neutral Startus amp. 


Edited by Frihed89 - 6/8/14 at 6:21am
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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?

post #17990 of 21153

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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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?

This one fits like a glove...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B009NE7B06
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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
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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
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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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