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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

650 and 600 are WAY to close in the presentation to have both IMHO. Closer than you'd probably think. 


This is what I thought from reading some older reviews. Even with the silver drivers. Some people cannot tell the difference when A/B is done. 600 supposedly more neutral, less dark than 650.

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I haven't heard the 600 but from all I've read I think cutting the bass slightly on the 650 turns it into a 600. More or less.
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I haven't heard the 600 but from all I've read I think cutting the bass slightly on the 650 turns it into a 600. More or less.

 

650 also definitely has more relaxed treble.

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650 also definitely has more relaxed treble.

Fair enough, I didn't know that.
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Fair enough, I didn't know that.

 

Yeah, I've decided to migrate to HD650 (from HD600) for that reason alone.

 

Now surprisingly LCD-2 has as many details in the treble as HD600, but it's not fatiguing at all.

post #18696 of 19501
My only other headphones which are considered 'reference level' are the Q701 but their treble is unbearable. The 650's are like a nice big duvet. Strangely, there's just as much treble detail but it's not shoved in your face as with the Q's.
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Q701s are terrible. I hate them with passion.
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Q701s are terrible. I hate them with passion.

 

I soon sold mine. However for perspective considering the $150 they can be found for new at that price I think they offer reasonably good value.

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Q701s are terrible. I hate them with passion.

 

I soon sold mine. However for perspective considering the $150 they can be found for new at that price I think they offer reasonably good value.

I got mine Amazon Warehouse for $123, i wouldn't pay more than $175 though. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

650 and 600 are WAY to close in the presentation to have both IMHO. Closer than you'd probably think. 

 

It's a funny thing, they do have a very similar signature, yet enough different details that would make me go with HD-600 anytime, but that's just a matter of taste. Although I got to admit my first thought was indeed "more similar than I had imagined" :D

 

As to own both of them CanadianMaestro, I'm not sure... especially if the veil-thingy bothers you, HD-600 has that too (they just feel less congested to my ears, probably due to less bass). You might want to try HD-700 if you want clarity, it would definitely be different than HD-600 and HD-650. Price isn't the same though :/


Edited by Kyno - 8/8/14 at 11:14am
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 

 

It was the comfort issue with the LCD that has always kept me from trying this from all accounts, fantastic lineup of headphones. I would think that after a little more time adjusting to the LCDs you might start to find some differences. I would be surprised if you didn't. Look forward to your more detailed impressions after you have enough head time with them. Cheers.

I agree whole heartedly here... I have the LCD-XC and the 650s.  While the LCDs aren't uncomfortable, they aren't even in the same league as the 650s for comfort.  I can forget that I'm wearing the 650s, that never ever happens with the LCDs.  My biggest issue is that if I look down or up, they shift position and slide around a bit.

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I agree whole heartedly here... I have the LCD-XC and the 650s.  While the LCDs aren't uncomfortable, they aren't even in the same league as the 650s for comfort.  I can forget that I'm wearing the 650s, that never ever happens with the LCDs.  My biggest issue is that if I look down or up, they shift position and slide around a bit.

 

You need to grow yourself a bigger head!

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Dynamic headphone technology is pretty much wrung out, whereas planar magnetics is still in its infancy.  That's why I picked up the HD650s now, and I'll wait a couple years to to grab what's then bound to be a far more advanced planar magnetic headphone.

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Dynamic headphone technology is pretty much wrung out, whereas planar magnetics is still in its infancy.  That's why I picked up the HD650s now, and I'll wait a couple years to to grab what's then bound to be a far more advanced planar magnetic headphone.

I would definitely agree on that point, looking at the work that Oppo has done... I really would like to try some of their PM-1s.  I'm sure that the next round of planars will be even better.

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I would definitely agree on that point, looking at the work that Oppo has done... I really would like to try some of their PM-1s.  I'm sure that the next round of planars will be even better.


You would be shocked at how good they are now. I have the HE 560 and it has well earned the accolades that are piling up for it. My previous headphone before that was the D7000 which had a stunning sound signature, but too much bass, and not quite articulate enough bass. I also owned an HD 650 for about a year and I can tell you that for those 650 lovers who like most everything about it, and yet still yearn for a little more top end energy, clarity and resolution the 560 is a worthwhile candidate to audition. Ideally you can afford to keep the beloved 650 in your stable while trying something new like a good planar design. I frankly just wanted to hear the planar sound and I am extremely satisfied with what I am hearing. Sometimes change is good. I still wish I had kept my 650 for that romantic, smokey tone it has.

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