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post #19156 of 19168

is it too big.. the fit is good? 

post #19157 of 19168
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post
 

I can't wear the Beyer 770/880 too for the same reason. Please refer to post #19086 from a few days ago.


Thanks.

 

Still not convinced about HD650 being comfortable enough for me. A lot of people seem to think that they have a higher than usual clamping force as well compared to other open Sennheisers.

 

Might some AKGs (like K612/712 Pro) be better for a Dumbo like me?

post #19158 of 19168
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Originally Posted by GiantAssPanda View Post
 

Still not convinced about HD650 being comfortable enough for me. A lot of people seem to think that they have a higher than usual clamping force as well compared to other open Sennheisers.

 

Trust me. You can't find more comfortable headphones than HD600/650. Clamping force is not an issue at all - and can be dealt with in under 5 minutes.

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Thanks.

 

Still not convinced about HD650 being comfortable enough for me. A lot of people seem to think that they have a higher than usual clamping force as well compared to other open Sennheisers.

 

Might some AKGs (like K612/712 Pro) be better for a Dumbo like me?

When they are brand new, yes they do; but it goes away with time (2ish weeks for me) or just a little flexing of the headband. Mind you that it was NEVER so much that I couldn't wear them or got fatigued, and it's NOTHING like a heavy planar magnetic. Don't over think a handful of comments.

post #19160 of 19168
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Trust me. You can't find more comfortable headphones than HD600/650. Clamping force is not an issue at all - and can be dealt with in under 5 minutes.

How do the ear cups compare to HD595? My upper ear lobes get a bit sore if I listen to them for long periods of time.

 

And I stress. At the moment I want the most comfortable headphones I can find. Even if it comes at the expense of sound quality..

post #19161 of 19168

I found the DT880s were very comfortable, but sometimes my ears would touch the foam over the drivers.  Not all the time, and not very much, but enough to notice (and once I noticed, it was distracting.)  Haven't had that problem at all with the HD650s.  I've got kind of a big head and the clamping force was never an issue either, even straight out of the box.  They are very comfortable to wear, even for long periods.

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And I stress. At the moment I want the most comfortable headphones I can find. Even if it comes at the expense of sound quality..

I've been sitting in my listening chair with my HD650 on for close to 5 hours straight, just listening to some great new music and reading Head-Fi. I can barely tell I'm wearing them. I have just a soft feeling around my ears, like when you lay on your pillow. There is no fatigue from clamping or sound. If I wasn't getting tired (midnight here) I could keep them on for another 5 hours and not have any comfort issues. Full disclosure, I have a big head that can cause some headphones to be unbearable; but not the HD650.

post #19163 of 19168
My Denon AH-D600 easily the most comfortable headphone I've worn. I do find the hd650 a bit clampy. Mine is used, but it may still be getting used to head. It's a snug fit. I also thought my Shure srh-840s were very comfortable.

And when I had them my mdr-ex600 were more comfortable than any headphone being an IEM wih a very good fit.
post #19164 of 19168

HD650s are extremely comfortable. You just need to wear down the pads a bit with use. I thought they clamped a lot at first (five years ago now), but they are my most comfortable cans at the moment. 

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Originally Posted by GiantAssPanda View Post
 

Still not convinced about HD650 being comfortable enough for me.

You can try this method : http://www.head-fi.org/t/438898/hd650-hd600-hd580-comfortable-uncomfortable-or-fractured

 

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The Procedure:
Fully extend the headband so no more of the metal part of the headband can be exposed. Grasp one ear cup with one hand and the plastic part of the headband with the other right where the metal part starts to go into the plastic part. To clarify, grasp plastic directly on each end of the metal band, and put your thumbs on the metal band for leverage. Then bend it until the metal band is straight or slightly bent backwards, hold for 3 seconds, repeat X times. Repeat X times with the other side. Repeat until the headphones are as loose as you want. This also can be done to tighten the grip of these headphones. Just bend the metal band in the same manner but in the opposite direction.

I did this to my HD600 and it works!

post #19166 of 19168
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Originally Posted by abablitz View Post
 

I'm selling my mint bottlehead crack otl amp if anyone is interested, they pair really well with the 650's. 

 

Are you going to list it in the "for sale" section here?

post #19167 of 19168

Just upgraded from 598's, and I feel the 650's are better in every way but one.  The vocals seem recessed compared to the 598's, and it kinda kills the enjoyment on some songs.  Everything else is more lively and detailed, but the vocals seem to be a little muffled by the more forward instrumentation on some rock songs.  Right now I'm using a Behringer UCA202 >Bravo V3 (Amperex Orange Globe) >650.  I'm going to be testing out a Schiit Vali instead of the Bravo, and I will be getting a Modi eventually.  Do you think that will help with my issue, or should I maybe look at HD 600's?  

post #19168 of 19168
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Originally Posted by Sajakhaki View Post
 

Just upgraded from 598's, and I feel the 650's are better in every way but one.  The vocals seem recessed compared to the 598's, and it kinda kills the enjoyment on some songs.  Everything else is more lively and detailed, but the vocals seem to be a little muffled by the more forward instrumentation on some rock songs.  Right now I'm using a Behringer UCA202 >Bravo V3 (Amperex Orange Globe) >650.  I'm going to be testing out a Schiit Vali instead of the Bravo, and I will be getting a Modi eventually.  Do you think that will help with my issue, or should I maybe look at HD 600's?  


agree with you there. i feel like the instrumentals are overpowering the vocals which i really dislike. thinking about selling hd650 solely on that reason

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