Wow, HD650's were amazing. I went to the Audioconcepts store in Dallas, and auditioned them.
They were awesome. Got to compare them side by side to a Beyer T1 and a HD800 and I can comfortably say the difference in SQ is noticeable, but not too big.
Was a bit surprised, however, on how similar my Westone 3's sounded quality-wise to the HD650's... makes me a little hesitant to buy them considering I got the W3's for merely $160 and a HD650+dac/amp setup would come in at ~$700.
Gonna have to listen to my Westones later to see if the Senns are really worth the price difference
Interesting to hear. A shame there's no hifi shops here that sell the HE400s, I'd really love to audition them
Why not hold fast on the purchase for a few months. The T1's price has been steadily falling over the last 12 months save a little extra and you will be well sorted I loved my HD650 but there is no denying the T1's capabilities its a stunning phone and getting better value month by month.
Edited by JamieMcC - 7/10/14 at 12:27am