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Yeah, that's it's only failing to my mind. It's often referred to around these parts as a three blob soundstage. It doesn't bother me unduly. If I want to hear a large soundstage I use loudspeakers.


+1 ... I've yet to hear any 'phones with a meaningful soundstage, compared to speakers positioned well in a nice room. So, for me, the three-blob effect is actually preferred (which is one of the reasons I so love the 650s).

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i'm thinking about upgrading my DAC. i know it's been said many times the HD650 scales incredibly well with amplifiers but what about a dac? can i expect better scaling going from the ODAC to the uber bifrost gen 2 usb?

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My only complaint with the 650s is that the headband's increments get bigger as you adjust it up. After the 6th click the increments get exponentially bigger, I bring it up to 10 clicks. This is annoying because at 10 clicks it rests slightly too high on my head, but at 11 clicks it's too low.
Edited by TeddyShot - Yesterday at 9:48 pm
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Originally Posted by TeddyShot View Post

The only complaint I have to say about the 650s is that the headband's increments get bigger as you adjust it up. After the 6th click the increments get exponentially bigger, I bring it up to 10 clicks. This is annoying because at 10 clicks it rests slightly too high on my head, but at 11 clicks it's too low.


Oh, the humanity!

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Originally Posted by Billheiser View Post


Oh, the humanity!

Not a huge deal but I do find the increments strange. I've never had a headphone that changed in increments like that.
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LOL at the anxiety over a change in packaging.

 

Even after a number of years, the "stealth update" that introduced the silver screen and its affect on the sound is still being debated. The notion of a veil being lifted is contentious. There are many factors. The HD650 had a unique signature when launched and it may have jarred those used to more etch in their headphone listening experience. I suspect the wear on the actual pads when compared to newer units to have more of a bearing on any perceived differences.

 

Components have also evolved considerably since the HD650 and its contemporaries ruled the roost. It may have required top tier gear to get the most out of it then, but great bang for buck components have since emerged that maximise the HD650's potential without great expense. The HD650's scaling ability is one that is now overstated imo. Again, you can reach its ceiling via "entry level" gear, like the more affordable Schiit gear for example.

 

I doubt Sennheiser would be implementing changes to this line at this stage - unless it were a cost cutting measure. Maybe. Either way, the HD650 is established. Any changes and corresponding affect on sound would be marginal, if even noticeable.

 

Just put 'em on. Hit play. Enjoy.

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OCD is taking on new meaning.  Some folks need to get out more often...

 

 

 

:biggrin:

 

HS

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

LOL at the anxiety over a change in packaging.

Even after a number of years, the "stealth update" that introduced the silver screen and its affect on the sound is still being debated. The notion of a veil being lifted is contentious. There are many factors. The HD650 had a unique signature when launched and it may have jarred those used to more etch in their headphone listening experience. I suspect the wear on the actual pads when compared to newer units to have more of a bearing on any perceived differences.

Components have also evolved considerably since the HD650 and its contemporaries ruled the roost. It may have required top tier gear to get the most out of it then, but great bang for buck components have since emerged that maximise the HD650's potential without great expense. The HD650's scaling ability is one that is now overstated imo. Again, you can reach its ceiling via "entry level" gear, like the more affordable Schiit gear for example.

I doubt Sennheiser would be implementing changes to this line at this stage - unless it were a cost cutting measure. Maybe. Either way, the HD650 is established. Any changes and corresponding affect on sound would be marginal, if even noticeable.

Just put 'em on. Hit play. Enjoy.

I'm actually really enjoying these headphones, I stopped caring about the packaging already. But as for the dampening material change you mentioned, so far I've only seen evidence that a change did take place. I've read posts of people who didn't know about the update, tried them at an audio store (the older version most likely) and said that they sounded way different when they tried them at home. With the ones at the audio store sounding more bass heavy and muddier. Just what I've heard.
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Originally Posted by TeddyShot View Post

My only complaint with the 650s is that the headband's increments get bigger as you adjust it up. After the 6th click the increments get exponentially bigger, I bring it up to 10 clicks. This is annoying because at 10 clicks it rests slightly too high on my head, but at 11 clicks it's too low.

You sir have a huge ******* noggin

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You sir have a huge ******* noggin

No it's my hair, very short sides but high on top. My head is a good size to my height of 6'0. I think my noggin is a bit big though, maybe that's why I graduated high school at age 16 with 4.0 GPA tongue.gif

Now that I'm all riled up I'd also like to take them time to encourage everyone to lift, it's my passion.

Update: Sorry about that.
Edited by TeddyShot - Today at 12:23 am
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So you have "high" hair and you set the headphone above your high hair? Did we all fall down a rabbit hole somewhere along the way?

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No it's my hair, very short sides but high on top. My head is a good size to my height of 6'0. I think my noggin is a bit big though, maybe that's why I graduated high school at age 16 with 4.0 GPA tongue.gif

Now that I'm all riled up I'd also like to take them time to encourage everyone to lift, it's my passion.

Update: Sorry about that.

Ok, I got you man, that makes sense. So something like this?

 

 

No, but seriously. That's good your doing well in school. Credentials make life much easier later on, not that I'm old and wise at 30 but I've been working long enough to appreciate it.

 

I can also empathize with the workout thing. Not enough people do it. Here's a quick shot of how I like to do my curls.

 

 

When chicks see me pump out 5 reps with these heavy hitters strapped to my arm I can't keep them off me.

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I hope you've remembered cables Teddy...

 

http://www.coconut-audio.com/index.html

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