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post #18961 of 19516
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

How i wish it have the Q's large soundstage i love large soundstage and bright sound signature.Thanks! 

 

Then it wouldn't be the HD650. Your description kinda fits the HD800 though, you might want to shoot for that.

:wink_face: 

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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

How i wish it have the Q's large soundstage i love large soundstage and bright sound signature.Thanks! 

 

The HD800 or Beyer T1 are what you're looking for. Which one is better for you?  answer is the HD800 If you prefer the HD600 over DT880, otherwise T1. 

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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post

How i wish it have the Q's large soundstage i love large soundstage and bright sound signature.Thanks! 

Buy the Q701 then.
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Hi all. Due to a new addition to the family, my headphone days are sadly over. I've put my SB'd cap-modded Crack, my HD650s and a couple of tubes (GEC brown base & TS 5998) on eBay UK. They're all pretty cheap. 200 quid for the Crack. 90 for the phones. 40 for the tubes. They've just got to make way. Pretty gutted to be honest as the SB Crack + GEC & E80CC + HD650s are basically the best I've ever heard music but yeah, a bittersweet feeling, I suppose.

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I still am a fan of the HD650...Still one of the most tonally accurate cans to my ears.

 

All this talk of the treble being too muted is a load of crap in context to a reality based reference.

 

Of all the headphones I own the HD650 is exacto (the most correct) with treble levels when I reference the percussion and imaging test track....coming from a drumming background with lots of cymbal experience.

 

I can't stand how Senheisser turned its back on THE sound that MADE IT FAMOUS. 

 

The HD600 has the EXACT same strengths and weaknesses as the HD650 in terms of articulation and they sound fundamentally the same to me with only a tiny variance...the difference is easily made up with the volume control or playing a different track.  HD650 in the studio....believe it....very common.

 

HiFiman might have brought this sound over to us poor ass summit fi excluded...Hifiman are fast becoming legends...Robin Hood for us broke asses.  I might check out a pair soon.

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Originally Posted by grrraymond View Post
 

Hi all. Due to a new addition to the family, my headphone days are sadly over. I've put my SB'd cap-modded Crack, my HD650s and a couple of tubes (GEC brown base & TS 5998) on eBay UK. They're all pretty cheap. 200 quid for the Crack. 90 for the phones. 40 for the tubes. They've just got to make way. Pretty gutted to be honest as the SB Crack + GEC & E80CC + HD650s are basically the best I've ever heard music but yeah, a bittersweet feeling, I suppose.

 

Do you have a link or a search term?  I am not able to find the listing (unless it's restricted to UK only).

 

Congrats on the new addition, but sorry the phones have to go.

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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

I still am a fan of the HD650...Still one of the most tonally accurate cans to my ears.

 

All this talk of the treble being too muted is a load of crap in context to a reality based reference.

 

Of all the headphones I own the HD650 is exacto (the most correct) with treble levels when I reference the percussion and imaging test track....coming from a drumming background with lots of cymbal experience.

 

I can't stand how Senheisser turned its back on THE sound that MADE IT FAMOUS. 

 

The HD600 has the EXACT same strengths and weaknesses as the HD650 in terms of articulation and they sound fundamentally the same to me with only a tiny variance...the difference is easily made up with the volume control or playing a different track.  HD650 in the studio....believe it....very common.

 

HiFiman might have brought this sound over to us poor ass summit fi excluded...Hifiman are fast becoming legends...Robin Hood for us broke asses.  I might check out a pair soon.


I know I really enjoy the 560 (I'm a drummer as well). Not sure I can completely agree with you on the 650 treble, I did find a veil for certain. It wasn't a significant problem, but I did eventually have trouble with that aspect and sold mine keeping my DT 880 instead. That said, I have a great deal of respect for the 650 as they unquestionably for many years carried the torch where best cost/performance ratio was concerned (as did the DT 880) and offered a signature that was so engaging and musical to boot.

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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post
 
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post

How i wish it have the Q's large soundstage i love large soundstage and bright sound signature.Thanks! 

Buy the Q701 then.

I have it long time that is why i know how it sound i like the MIDS but i prefer the Bass and treble of DT88X.Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Rem0o View Post
 
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

How i wish it have the Q's large soundstage i love large soundstage and bright sound signature.Thanks! 

 

Then it wouldn't be the HD650. Your description kinda fits the HD800 though, you might want to shoot for that.

:wink_face: 

Can't afford it right now.Thanks! 

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

How i wish it have the Q's large soundstage i love large soundstage and bright sound signature.Thanks! 

 

The HD800 or Beyer T1 are what you're looking for. Which one is better for you?  answer is the HD800 If you prefer the HD600 over DT880, otherwise T1. 

 I heard the HD800 and T1 with Burson Conductor at the shop.The HD800 to me is a bit harsh,T1 very similar to DT880 only deeper bass and smoother treble IMO the T1 is not really a big step up to DT880 these are my opinion for these Headphones i wish i can afford them.Thanks!

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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

 I heard the HD800 and T1 with Burson Conductor at the shop.The HD800 to me is a bit harsh,T1 very similar to DT880 only deeper bass and smoother treble IMO the T1 is not really a big step up to DT880 these are my opinion for these Headphones i wish i can afford them.Thanks!

 

So, just enjoy of your DT880, they are great phones, or buy the HD600. I'm not sure if the HD650 works for you. 

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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

I'am about to purchased this headphone(HD650)how is it compared to DT880 600 ohms?

My source will be Laptop,TEAC UD H01,Bottlehead Crack and Littledot MK III for this headphone.THANKS!


I bought a pair of 650s shortly after buying my 880s. I love the 880s open, airy sound, but it gets a little thin for me, and with some songs the treble makes me wince.

 

The 650 is thick by comparison. Warm, and thick low-mid, like PDRM360 said. Just never felt like I got enough treble or upper-mid from them. Tried the HD600 and I felt like it was more of what I wanted: less thick with a nice upper-mid presence. To me it's more neutral and accurate than the other two.

 

BUT, I recently heard the 650s balanced out of Sennhesier's HDVA-600 amp and it shocked me. They sounded like the 600s with nice clarity, but had the added bonus of the signature nice, rich bass. They just sounded more impressive than the 600s. I ordered the amp and it should be here tomorrow. We'll see if my impression at home is the same. Hope so!

 

The perfect headphone recipe for me would be:

 

1.) Airy, open top of the DT-880 600 Ohm with slightly reduced treble, to reduce some of the tizziness or wince-inducing highs.

2.) Midrange clarity of the HD600

3.) Warm, thick low-mid of the HD650 (but not quite as much)

4.) Extended low frequency of the DT-880

 

Someone should make this!


Edited by ccash - 8/21/14 at 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by ccash View Post

 

The perfect headphone recipe for me would be:

 

1.) Airy, open top of the DT-880 600 Ohm with slightly reduced treble, to reduce some of the tizziness or wince-inducing highs.

2.) Midrange clarity of the HD600

3.) Warm, thick low-mid of the HD650 (but not quite as much)

4.) Extended low frequency of the DT-880

 

Someone should make this!

 

They do its the Beyer T1 :evil:

 

1.) Smooth and refined

2.) Insane level of detail/resolution

3.) Natural mids, beautiful vocal presentation

4.) Good bass, tight, fast, controlled,

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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post


I know I really enjoy the 560 (I'm a drummer as well). Not sure I can completely agree with you on the 650 treble, I did find a veil for certain. It wasn't a significant problem, but I did eventually have trouble with that aspect and sold mine keeping my DT 880 instead. That said, I have a great deal of respect for the 650 as they unquestionably for many years carried the torch where best cost/performance ratio was concerned (as did the DT 880) and offered a signature that was so engaging and musical to boot.

I think people sometimes mistake precision and amplitude. I take issue with the precision of how it renders cymbals, not amplitude. This is where planars sound really life-like in the treble to me. A precision to the top end that from what I hear...no dynamic can match.

Also, most drum tracks are compressed to make it easier on equipment. If the percussion imaging test is indeed an accurate and neutral recording as claimed, I support what I hear. If you are a drummer and you put cans through this track...you should also come to the conclusion that almost every can renders the kick drum too softly.
Edited by SP Wild - 8/21/14 at 4:57pm
post #18975 of 19516
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Originally Posted by ccash View Post
 
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

I'am about to purchased this headphone(HD650)how is it compared to DT880 600 ohms?

My source will be Laptop,TEAC UD H01,Bottlehead Crack and Littledot MK III for this headphone.THANKS!


I bought a pair of 650s shortly after buying my 880s. I love the 880s open, airy sound, but it gets a little thin for me, and with some songs the treble makes me wince.

 

The 650 is thick by comparison. Warm, and thick low-mid, like PDRM360 said. Just never felt like I got enough treble or upper-mid from them. Tried the HD600 and I felt like it was more of what I wanted: less thick with a nice upper-mid presence. To me it's more neutral and accurate than the other two.

 

BUT, I recently heard the 650s balanced out of Sennhesier's HDVA-600 amp and it shocked me. They sounded like the 600s with nice clarity, but had the added bonus of the signature nice, rich bass. They just sounded more impressive than the 600s. I ordered the amp and it should be here tomorrow. We'll see if my impression at home is the same. Hope so!

 

The perfect headphone recipe for me would be:

 

1.) Airy, open top of the DT-880 600 Ohm with slightly reduced treble, to reduce some of the tizziness or wince-inducing highs.

2.) Midrange clarity of the HD600

3.) Warm, thick low-mid of the HD650 (but not quite as much)

4.) Extended low frequency of the DT-880

 

Someone should make this!

Thanks!

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