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post #18946 of 18957
+1, on a very happy 650 Owner in transition to the 560's, well said!
post #18947 of 18957
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 


Loved the 650, but don't forget that there are many great headphones out there now. You might love the planar sound and now that the HE 500 is being discontinued they are quite affordable, or at least more affordable. I found that up until recently for me the sound signatures were either a little too warm, or a little too cold. Nothing quite dialed in enough until the 560. I have a feeling that many 650 owners would find the 560 surprisingly musical and rich. That said, it is hard to argue against the enormous sound quality of the 650 for often $300 or just a little more so great performance to cost ratio.

I'm waiting for HD850s from Sennheiser. :bigsmile_face:  It's just I always find something lacking in other headphones. But yeah, I'll give HE560s a try.

post #18948 of 18957
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Originally Posted by obsidyen View Post
 

I'm waiting for HD850s from Sennheiser. :bigsmile_face:  It's just I always find something lacking in other headphones. But yeah, I'll give HE560s a try.

 

You'll likely be waiting a while. It seems that Sennheiser is not a company prone to cranking out new models on a regular basis. 

post #18949 of 18957
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You'll likely be waiting a while. It seems that Sennheiser is not a company prone to cranking out new models on a regular basis. 


Which can be good or bad. Good if you feel they have nailed it and no real improvements are needed/viable, and bad if you believe that there are sound signature directions that should be explored. I have intentionally decided to be a headphone "Roma" and try different companies in my quest to experience the different sound signatures out there. This doesn't mean I can afford the flagship of each company, but I have yet to try AKG or Fostek for instance, so rather than just say this one house sound is for me (not implying 650 owners are doing this) and there is no need to try other signatures, I start with the assumption I need to hear what else is out there.

 

That said, I think I am going to keep my 560 rather than sell it the next time I decide to try a new sound. Like the 650 has proven to be for Sennheiser, I think the 560 will be for HiFi Man, a classic hard to best value rich sound signature.

post #18950 of 18957
If you already like the sound of the HD 650 then do yourself a favour and avoid the Q701 as they're like chalk & cheese.
post #18951 of 18957
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

If you already like the sound of the HD 650 then do yourself a favour and avoid the Q701 as they're like chalk & cheese.


I wish I'd known that before I wasted money on the Qs; ridiculous OTT reviews of Q about the time my HD650s arrived generated an itch that I finally scratched.

Lesson:

If it itches, don't scratch it!


Edited by jimmers - Yesterday at 3:12 am
post #18952 of 18957

Been spending some time with the HD650 after I'd lent them to a family member. Back enjoying them very much. My ideal headphone for study and lying in bed. A wonderful contrast in sound to my other headphones.  

 

It took a while to get used to the clamp at first. However, recently I noticed I prefer the hd650's fit over the T1. The latter is by no means uncomfortable, but it is looser which does not fit my head so well, and I keep needing to adjust. I think I prefer the slightly more snug clamp of the HD650. Having said that, I have no issues with the audio technica headband which many in this forum seem to. :D 

 

Edit: typo


Edited by SunTanScanMan - Yesterday at 7:46 am
post #18953 of 18957
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Originally Posted by SunTanScanMan View Post
 

Been spending some time with the HD650 after I'd lent them to a family member. Back enjoying them very much. My ideal headphone for study and lying in bed. A wonderful contrast in sound to my other headphones.  

 

It took a while to get used to the clamp at first. However, recently I noticed I prefer the hd650's fit over the T1. The latter is by no means uncomfortable, but it is looser which not fit my head so well, and I keep needing to adjust. I think I prefer the slightly more snug clamp of the HD650. Having said that, I have no issues with the audio technica headband which many in this forum seem to. :D 

 

Exactly my experience when I had the T1! Constant re-adjustment every now and then...

post #18954 of 18957
There is an easy way to fix the clamping force. Just extend the metal adjustment bands right out and gently bend the metal out. They fit perfect after that and are probably as comfy as my hd800.
post #18955 of 18957
Just to add to what I said. Only bend the metal not the plastic and it doesn't have to be much.
post #18956 of 18957

Yep, I tried adjust the Senn when I first got it. Don't think I changed anything due to my cautiousness. The clamp loosened sometime between then and the headphones being used. The fit, as I said, is pretty much perfect at the moment :) 

post #18957 of 18957
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Originally Posted by jimmers View Post


I wish I'd known that before I wasted money on the Qs; ridiculous OTT reviews of Q about the time my HD650s arrived generated an itch that I finally scratched.
Lesson:
If it itches, don't scratch it!

I went the other way. I bought the Q's and really tried to like them but to no avail. I bought the 650 and it's night & day better in every way.
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