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I want one...
what a glass head?? Ebay 20 summit quid...cheap as chips as my nan says...lol looks the muts nuts to boot...
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Originally Posted by Patu View Post
I would never keep my headphones on a dummy head. It totally destroys the earpads. My friend kept his HD650s clamped on his couch's armrest. When I compared his pair to mine, the earpads were very flat and the sound was totally different from mine. Even more bass because the pads were so flat so the drivers were closer to my ears.

I would recommend keeping them on the original box or hanging freely from somewhere. Also if you too often lay them down on a hard surface, the paint will start cracking off eventually. HD650 has very sensitive paint job.

If you feel like you can't wear them as new, then just gently stretch the headband every now and then. It will loosen up eventually.

Anyways, I've never understood all the posts about "the vice grip of death" etc. You guys must be really sensitive or something.
You can also... remove the ear pads, while stretching them on a box, or mannequin head... and... replace the earpads when using them.
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Originally Posted by Patu View Post
I would never keep my headphones on a dummy head. It totally destroys the earpads. My friend kept his HD650s clamped on his couch's armrest. When I compared his pair to mine, the earpads were very flat and the sound was totally different from mine. Even more bass because the pads were so flat so the drivers were closer to my ears.
You might have a smaller head than me, but i find the glass head keeps them at a comfortable size without resorting to physically stretching the headband which i would think might be the reason behind the stress fractures you note, also i have noted that the bass is less pronounced and the mid range a little more accurate if the pads are not so tight.. just my two pence..
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sorry for the huge pictures but i only managed to figure out how to add them yesterday now every post has huge pictures LOL
More worried about that smaller pic, though Adolph certainly is a one-of-a-kind headband stretcher. Beats even the Big Boob girl!

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Anyways, I've never understood all the posts about "the vice grip of death" etc. You guys must be really sensitive or something.
Just a very wide head. Official hammerhead. Actually, my bike helmet is the widest category: hammerhead - and even then I had to shave off an inch of foam to make it fit. So - while HD650 may be slightly painful to others, it is pure torture to me. But it's none the less one of the headphones I want to include in my collection at some point, hence the request for advice. And if not (big threat) I'll go to the competition: I hear k701 and DT880 both are really comfortable to wear, even for a hammerhead. Heck, even the woodied competition from D5000 and W5000 ...
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I just received a pair of HD650's and they are wonderful. Everyone should own a pair.
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I am now ready to enter this thread. This is my second time owning them and something just clicked this time. They sound wonderful, and this is with a HD580 stock cable. Out of the Woo6 they are very musical and enjoyable.
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Just a question do you prefer tube or SS with the 650?

I heard Darkvoice 336i and 650 is not a good combo so just curiois
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I listen almost exclusively, through a Little Dot MKII tube amp. I am convinced that the tube amp sound is what I like best. The 650 sounds lovely with a tube amp.
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I am a purist at heart and dont think you can beat the simplicity and purity of the little OTL earmaxpro. my two pence..


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I've had mine for a couple of years and they did very little for me - but for some reason, I couldn't part with them. Then the other day I plugged them through a Rotel 1062 amp paired with a Rotel 1072 player (no headphone amp) and they sang. So, I don't know what to do.
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I have only heard them with tubes, ironically enough. Their sound signature seems like they could definitely benefit from a faster and brighter amp.

However, I think I am among the few who prefers their darker sound sig without desire to change it. I am actually afraid of a cable upgrade from changing it. I love it's darker and relaxing sound. I just would like for it to become a little bit faster if that makes any sense.
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I just received a pair of HD650's and they are wonderful. Everyone should own a pair.
Just got my third pair last week -- they sound so good (right out of the box!), that this time I'm keeping them.
Otherwise, I might end up with buying a fourth pair, later.
They seem to be a "must have" for me, when I want/need to use open cans.
Now burning-in.
I wonder if Senn changed something on these latest HD650's, since they seem to sound so much better than my other two pairs I had -- the bass seems better (deep, tight, and less intrusive on mids) AND more details in the highs -- no hint of a "veil" compared to the other ones I had in the past. And the usual perfect mids, of course.
Whatever -- I'm keeping these. For sure.
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They're great, period.
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Originally Posted by silverrain View Post
I wonder if Senn changed something on these latest HD650's, since they seem to sound so much better than my other two pairs I had -- the bass seems better (deep, tight, and less intrusive on mids) AND more details in the highs -- no hint of a "veil" compared to the other ones I had in the past. And the usual perfect mids, of course.
Whatever -- I'm keeping these. For sure.
The newer pairs do sound different from the older ones. Check this thread for more info.
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I hear enough improvement over the other two I had, to make these worthy of a new name for them -- the new HD700 or something.
That's how much difference there is.
To me, anyway.

Before, my HD580 sounded better than the two different 650's I had, so I kept the 580, and returned or sold the 650's -- now, these 650's beat my 580 easily.
Nice. Really nice.
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