Originally Posted by muad
Hi HD650 owners.... I've been trying to find some opinions on headphones to meet certain criteria. I tried posting in a few other threads but not too much feedback happening :) I'm really interested in the HD650's as I want a sound that just draws me in and gets me lost in the music. I realize in my quoted section below I said I want tight bass, what I really meant was I don't want a muddy bass or a mid-bass that makes the overly warm (like the KOSS portapro has) and makes instruments sound lower than they should. I'm really after a natural sound... oh and I have the Audio-gd Fun, so I'm good for an amp, thanks...
The 650s are reference class headphones. Their over all tone quality is arguably the best and most accurate there is.
Originally Posted by Narwayo
coming from beyerdynamic dt880 600 Ohm (that I like a lot) there is someone that could compare the bass with senn 650? How is this one? how in the sub bass?
Over all, the 880s have a less dominant bass than the 650s. And as good as the 880s are, the 650s can more accurately reproduce real instrument sounds, like the notes on my piano for instance. If you're asking about electronic sub bass like that found in Massive Attack's Angel, relative to the 880s, the 650s are simply more and better.
That said, there is no reason to sell your 880s. They provide a nice counter point to the 650s. The difference between those two headphones is very enjoyable. You will use them both.