or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread - Page 126

post #1876 of 36844

Just want to add my bit of love for the HD650's.

 

Sporting my pair now, through a Little Dot Mk III with stock tubes.

 

I've never heard anything like it before, but like others have said, they're a bitch for upgrades.

 

All I keep thinking about now is which DAC to buy, which portable headphone amp to buy, when I can justify spending money on upgrading perfectly sufficient stock headphone cables, when to buy more tubes for the Little Dot, when to buy a new amp (and I've only had this one a few weeks!).

 

Ahh yeah, truly, they're wonderful headphones though. 

post #1877 of 36844

L3000.gif

glad you are enjoying them. i cant stop listening to mine. the tv hasn't been on in days. 

post #1878 of 36844
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

i have a brand new pair and i don't find them to he harsh sibilant or unbalanced up top. it sounds smooth to me. i actually have the brightness switch on my HeadRoom amp set to "filter 1" to add some extra brightness, and to balance out HeadRoom's crossfeed.

X1  

I would call the HD650 Solid from top to bottom.   I can't say that about any of my other cans.  I sort of wish I would have bought them first, I could have saved a lot of money.
 

post #1879 of 36844
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shahrose View Post

The HD650 will sound harsh and sibilant out of a setup that is harsh and sibilant. They won't smooth over everything.

 



My experiences exactly too. biggrin.gif

post #1880 of 36844

I used to consider the HD650 a little boring. I have improved the source and amping as time has gone on to more of my liking and the 650's have followed right along, sounding better and better. I like them balanced, which really brings them to life but on a good amp, they really perform as well. I think that much of the maligned aspects of the 650's, was the lack of really high quality amplification, which has taken time to mature. While the bass can sound a little slow, I don't find that to be the case on a solid performing amp. 

post #1881 of 36844

just ripped Metallica's Black Album in Flac and OMG!! sounds so killer on the HD650. the attack on the drums is just sick.

 

also this is my first time using Flac. it sure sounds lossless to me.


Edited by jasonb - 11/28/10 at 9:20pm
post #1882 of 36844

My new 650's (only a couple of weeks old but just about burned in now) sound really great to me.  Fortunately, I don't detect any problems with the highs.  I keep my system totally flat (no eq).  To me the sound is lush, warm, very smooth, wonderfully deep bass, but balanced, natural, clear and detailed across the frequency spectrum (assuming a good quality recording and a lossless rip).  I'm very happy and also haven't been watching much video since my 650's arrived, (although movies sound pretty great through them too). 

 

But perhaps, I'm not critical enough.  Maybe my opinion will change over time after I get more accustomed to this level of quality.


Edited by harpua - 11/29/10 at 5:55pm
post #1883 of 36844

I am planning on buying these headphones, but I want your opinion on how they sound with my music. My preferences are mainly Alternative and Rock, with a bit of Classical and random Soundtracks thrown in. How would these headphones sound with Muse specifically?

 

I need another opinion before I pull the trigger. Thanks!

post #1884 of 36844

HD650 sounds great with everything

post #1885 of 36844



 

Quote:
Originally Posted by harpua View Post

 

But perhaps, I'm not critical enough.  Maybe my opinion will change over time after I get more accustomed to this level of quality.



I doubt it, as long as you trust your ears and not other people's.

post #1886 of 36844

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I used to consider the HD650 a little boring. I have improved the source and amping as time has gone on to more of my liking and the 650's have followed right along, sounding better and better. I like them balanced, which really brings them to life but on a good amp, they really perform as well. I think that much of the maligned aspects of the 650's, was the lack of really high quality amplification, which has taken time to mature. While the bass can sound a little slow, I don't find that to be the case on a solid performing amp. 


So very true jamato8, although I never try them balanced, but with a solid amp, the bass's performing so well and fast.

post #1887 of 36844

L3000.gif i'm loving these things!!

post #1888 of 36844


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I used to consider the HD650 a little boring. I have improved the source and amping as time has gone on to more of my liking and the 650's have followed right along, sounding better and better. I like them balanced, which really brings them to life but on a good amp, they really perform as well. I think that much of the maligned aspects of the 650's, was the lack of really high quality amplification, which has taken time to mature. While the bass can sound a little slow, I don't find that to be the case on a solid performing amp. 


That's true: the HD650 scale very well, and has an almost unique sound signature.

I've tried with a nice balanced rig (Audio-GD Roc + Ref.5) but I prefer them with tubes and a NOS dac. When driven out of a balanced amplifier they loose some of the magic, they're probably more refined, with a wider and less organic soundstage.

post #1889 of 36844

  I love mine, I absolutely love'm.   bigsmile_face.gif

post #1890 of 36844

I just got my pair today, I've been using ultrasone hfi-780s for a while, only source right now is my musiland monitor 02 which I don't think is sufficient enough for the 650s because my 780s sound louder/better. The only amp I have is my portable Alo rx which again the 780s sound louder/better, with the rx i have all the volumes up on the 650s and its not phazing it so I'm gonna have to invest in an amp it seems like

 

How many hours of burn in to these cans need?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread