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Thanks. That's a pity but it may be a moot point as I can't find the HM5 pads in the UK.


That mp4nation.net site that sells those pads does worldwide shipping by the looks of things.
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I bought them recently. I've still got original pads that are in good condition so can compare the sound, I can't hear any major differences. I'm sure if you sat there intently trying to listen for differences you might find one, either real or imagined.

The sponge on these copies isn't as thick/high, and the plastic ring mount is made with cheaper plastic. These things don't adversely affect the overall sound in any way. Of course I might be going deaf so I could be completely wrong!
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enjoy your oriental sponge :beerchug:

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Anyone have experience of the Senn.650s with Chord Hugo?

 

I do. It sounds great with Hugo. That said, I have a feeling Hugo deserves newer, higher-end headphones. :)

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I do. It sounds great with Hugo. That said, I have a feeling Hugo deserves newer, higher-end headphones. :)

That's a very interesting point! I've been listening to my 650s today,and with appropriate EQ ing they sound great.Every high end 'phone

I look at has some kind of problem.The Audezes sound fantastic,but weigh a ton.The Fostex 900,really really good,but leak sound,which

for a closed back 'phone is less than ideal.The 650's have a lot going for them,they're extremely comfortable,the sound is at benchmark

level,and they suit every genre of music.They scale well,and with a bit of tweaking,cables,etc.,they truly sing.I've decided to indulge myself,

I'll buy a Hugo,£1400,worth every penny I'm sure.I'm also prepared to go to the top of the range Audeze,spend wise.So far I've not come

across a decent case to deviate from the 650's.I'm very pleased to hear the 650s pair well with the Hugo,and very much appreciate your

taking the time to respond to my query.All the best.-C.

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Fostex TH900s problem is (I auditioned them yesterday) that they sound like open-back headphones but mids are very recessed. I like tonally balanced headphones with a rather (even though not 100%) flat signature and HD650s come very close. Yes there's a bit of treble roll-off but I hate harsh treble so it's fine.

 

About Audezes, everyone says they're awesome but my head isn't that big so they'd probably bother me after a while. I didn't get a chance to try them though. Apparently they have a dealer where I live so might try them sometimes. I wish every headphone had the comfort of HD650/HD800. :)

 

Hugo makes HD650 more transparent and completely free of the so-called veil. Very neutral, full and fatigue-free sound.

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Fostex TH900s problem is (I auditioned them yesterday) that they sound like open-back headphones but mids are very recessed. I like tonally balanced headphones with a rather (even though not 100%) flat signature and HD650s come very close. Yes there's a bit of treble roll-off but I hate harsh treble so it's fine.

 

About Audezes, everyone says they're awesome but my head isn't that big so they'd probably bother me after a while. I didn't get a chance to try them though. Apparently they have a dealer where I live so might try them sometimes. I wish every headphone had the comfort of HD650/HD800. :)

 

Hugo makes HD650 more transparent and completely free of the so-called veil. Very neutral, full and fatigue-free sound.

Very neutral,still retains it's bass? I'm considering getting a Forza Audioworks Hybrid cable.I like the look of it as much as anything,plus it's only 1.5m,as opposed to the stock cable which is about

!0 ft.! Do you use an aftermarket cable? The 650s really do have a lot going for them!

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I bought a Forza Colour cable and initially thought it was better. Perhaps it is but not in a way I prefer. Seperation seems better but the bass loses weight. I actually prefer the darkness of the stock cable. I assume their Hybrid is even better (it should be, given the price) but whether it's a real improvement is for other ears to judge.

The HD650's have a distinctive character and I think if anyone doesn't like it they'd be better off buying completely different headphones rather than mucking about with cables trying to make them something they're not. Or buy HD600's instead.
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Originally Posted by Cenacheros View Post
 

Very neutral,still retains it's bass? I'm considering getting a Forza Audioworks Hybrid cable.I like the look of it as much as anything,plus it's only 1.5m,as opposed to the stock cable which is about

!0 ft.! Do you use an aftermarket cable? The 650s really do have a lot going for them!


Yes, I didn't say they lost their character. :) There's still a lot of the HD650 bass. It's even better since Hugo makes bass sound much clearer as it makes music more transparent. It doesn't magically turn HD650s to terrible (imho) Q701s.:)

 

I have the stock cable. I like the sound this way, besides I'm afraid the sound might change as Zorrofox said. Everyone raves about the Cardas cable but I'm not sure the difference can justify the cost.

 

Right now I'm listening to Dr. Dre - The Watcher on Hugo-HD650 combo and the bass is amazing. :) I don't like who Dre's become now but 2001 album is very good. The mastering quality is outstanding.


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Gentlemen,You've just saved me €230 plus shipping.My thanks!!

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Time for some serious A-B comparison!

 

 

 

I can give my final thoughts on HD600 vs HD650 in about 2-4 weeks. By then I will have switched cables, amps and sources.

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Yes, I didn't say they lost their character. :) There's still a lot of the HD650 bass. It's even better since Hugo makes bass sound much clearer as it makes music more transparent. It doesn't magically turn HD650s to terrible (imho) Q701s.:)

 

I have the stock cable. I like the sound this way, besides I'm afraid the sound might change as Zorrofox said. Everyone raves about the Cardas cable but I'm not sure the difference can justify the cost.

 

Right now I'm listening to Dr. Dre - The Watcher on Hugo-HD650 combo and the bass is amazing. :) I don't like who Dre's become now but 2001 album is very good. The mastering quality is outstanding.

One last question,sorry I should have thought of this before.Hugo/650s,plenty of headroom? Hugo drives the 650s with ease? Thanks.

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One last question,sorry I should have thought of this before.Hugo/650s,plenty of headroom? Hugo drives the 650s with ease? Thanks.

 

Yes, it drives them easily. I didn't feel any need to get near full volume.

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Yes, it drives them easily. I didn't feel any need to get near full volume.

Terrific! Thanks yet again!

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