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post #286 of 37758
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Originally Posted by 1Time View Post
Yes,those are the worst kind, the ones without a correct spelling.
post #287 of 37758
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Originally Posted by raciststonekiller View Post
I listened to these headphones and found them very average. Muddy bass, midrange nasal but good if restrained treble. WAY too much money for what they are. Audio Technica ATH AD-1000 or 2000's miles better and half the price! Cheers.
can i please have a pair of AD-2000's for half the price of HD650's?

the HD650s can be had for $329 brand new.

PM me immediately!
post #288 of 37758
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post
I have just purchased the new HD650 from JR.com
has anybody else purchased from J&R recently? are you getting the old ones or new ones?

i'm sure they move stock pretty quickly so hopefully they are being supplied with the new ones.
post #289 of 37758
hehe for real, last i saw they in the 400$ range, even used.
post #290 of 37758
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Originally Posted by HighLife View Post
Np, mine had the clamps of death on me....the clamps were clamping me.
I love this sort of language. It has a kind of rustic eloquence. I wonder how I could learn it.
post #291 of 37758
Added a Soloz Cardas cable to my recently-purchased HD650s and it opened up detail on both the high and low end, enhanced overall presence (removed the slight veil in the midrange) and tightened up the bass [on modded JoLida 100A, Meier Headfive and Heartland Audio ICs]. The cable substitution was a real value in improving the SQ balance and resolved my only reservations on these phones. $329 from JR plus $110 (w/o shipping) from Soloz. Just perfect, for now , on my system.
post #292 of 37758
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
I love this sort of language. It has a kind of rustic eloquence. I wonder how I could learn it.
Sure doesn't leave any question in your mind, does it?
post #293 of 37758
Did you get this result with the stock cable ?

I will probably order the Apuresound cable later but I'm just curious to see if you need to replace the cable of the HD650 to get crisp highs that would be comparable to the HD600/580 ?

Thanks


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Originally Posted by silverrain View Post
Yup -- these have the highs that I liked better on my 580's -- but now there is decent bass too! At last! TWO improvements -- can't beat that. Like the previous poster said -- a combination of HD580/600/650 best traits.
And yes, I've had them all, multiple times over the years.
Just can't be without Senns around.
Like I said before, I hope this is a permanent thing, and not just an exceptional one-time production-run.
Then these puppies are gonna sell even better than they have been doing, once the word gets out.

I don't know what is inside my cans, and I never take them apart to look, either. I will look at the mine (from the outside) and see if I see any white/black in there.
post #294 of 37758
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
I love this sort of language. It has a kind of rustic eloquence. I wonder how I could learn it.
The clampy clampness was clamped on my clam...

This chick last night, totally clamped me..she clamped my clamp till i couldnt clamp anymore
post #295 of 37758

Anyone Bought From...

Has anyone bought their HD650s from these vendors:

1. sarjo_distributions on Amazon.com for $303? If so, were they the new version with the white/silver metalic fabric? Were they new phones in good shape? This vendor does not permit returns for a full refund.


2. J&R Electronics.com for $329? If so, were they the new version with the white/silver metalic fabric?


3. TTVJ.com? If so, what was the price, and were they the new version?


Did anyone purchase them from any other vendor for less than $330... and... were they the new version?

Thanks...
post #296 of 37758
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post
Has anyone bought their HD650s from these vendors:

2. J&R Electronics.com for $329? If so, were they the new version with the white/silver metalic fabric?
I will receive my HD650 from JR.com next week. I'll let you know soon if this is the new model.
post #297 of 37758
I am with the "replace foam" crowd for ultimate Senn 650 tweak.

I don't check the headphone section here often, but originally did this tweak 5+ years ago with my Senn 600, now using fine mesh plastic fly screen cut in oval shape purchased at local home improvement center to replace foam. As others have said this opens up the sound and makes Senn 650 more detailed and neutral sounding, my Senn collection currently is:

Senn 650/Zu Mobuis cable (foam replaced with plastic screen)
Senn 600/Cardas cable
Senn 580/Senn 650 cable

I find Senn 650/600/580 very comfortable with soft oval shaped velour pads, better than AKG K701 round pads and miles ahead of Grado round pads
post #298 of 37758
It's good yo know that someone who is a dark metal fan is using the HD650

I'm still skeptical on how the HD650 will sound with bands like Opeth, Porcupine Tree and Dream Theater

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Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
I am with the "replace foam" crowd for ultimate Senn 650 tweak.

I don't check the headphone section here often, but originally did this tweak 5+ years ago with my Senn 600, now using fine mesh plastic fly screen cut in oval shape purchased at local home improvement center to replace foam. As others have said this opens up the sound and makes Senn 650 more detailed and neutral sounding, my Senn collection currently is:

Senn 650/Zu Mobuis cable (foam replaced with fine mesh screen)
Senn 600/Cardas cable
Senn 580/Senn 650 cable

I find Senn 650/600/580 very comfortable with soft oval shaped velour pads, better than AKG K701 round pads and miles ahead of Grado round pads
post #299 of 37758
Received mine from J&R today - ordered 6 days ago.

Looking through the foam, I can confirm that I've received the new style HD650's with the white material as seen in the first picture here:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/hd6...ml#post4092301

Also, I noticed that greggf reported receiving the new ones from J&R a couple weeks ago so this may be the cheapest safe place to order from right now:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/sen...ml#post4113911

first impression: WOW! I think I made the right choice i hear more details and feel more surrounded by the music than with my D2000's or ESW9's. the ESW9's are pretty detailed and transparent too, but the HD650's feel a bit more laid back, cleaner and relaxing to my ears.

i listen to a lot of electronica where the - tat tsst tsst tat - sounds can sometimes produce piercing sibilance. happy to say that while these sounds are still as clear and detailed with the hd650's, they don't cause fatigue. while it's strange to say that the sounds produced in electronica can sound 'natural' I actually do feel like I am hearing them the way they're supposed to be heard with the 650's.

can't wait for them to burn in!
post #300 of 37758
oh noo....another poison.....
I'm really curious how does the new 650 sound...
based on my old one, a sip of brightness will make it really perfect
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