In my never ending indecisiveness with my new headphone search, I'm coming around to looking at the HD650. Years ago, when I started being a head-fier, I always envisioned that the HD650 were this holy grail of headphones before getting into the really expensive headphones. Now that I can afford them, I'm really interested in these.
Although my music listening focuses on rock, metal, or prog, I can't firmly say I want a Grado because the 325's reputation for being too bright and the RS1i is more than I'd like to spend at the moment. How will the HD650 handle with rock? My biggest interests when I listen to music are listening to every little detail and a nice bass. My budget would allow me to purchase a replacement cable ~$100. (http://cgi.ebay.com/Sennheiser-Mogami-2534-OFC-Headphone-Cable-/250847309411?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a67aa2e63#ht_500wt_1156 Is this a decent replacement from stock??)
My source/amp setup is a FiiO E7+E9
I have verified the cable and I do not recommend it. The Mogami is fine but the construction as some flaws. The Cardas connectors end have to much heatshrink resulting on the cable hurting your shoulder while moving your head side to side while rocking the HD650.
I'm talking with experience cause I did the same mistake once.
(God I hate using the iPad for pm)