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post #4501 of 37369

Razor Dog is has them for what I paid for at Amazon, I'd say to go any lower than that you'll be splitting hairs. Razor Dog is listed as an AD on Sennheiser's website. You won't be dissapointed.

post #4502 of 37369
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

My birthday was yesterday and now I have enough extra money to buy a 650!!!!  biggrin.gif  Before I pull the trigger though I wondered, what is the lowest price these are currently going for?  Razor Dog is the lowest I've seen lately at 334.  Amazon's shot up to over 420 today for some reason.



$356 at J&R (an authorized Sennheiser dealer) and great company. I bet you could haggle them down a bit too.

post #4503 of 37369
Razordogdeals on ebay is also an authorized dealer. Thats where i got my pair last year. All went smoothly.
post #4504 of 37369

I bought mine refurb for $338 from sonic_sense_pro_audio on eBay. It looks like they only have new ones now though. Oh well, good luck with finding some 650s somewhere and cheap!

post #4505 of 37369

Got a brand new with updated drivers yesterday. Their slowly becoming one of my favorite Hi-Fi headphones. I can't believe some people call them Mid-Fi headphones, if you have the right setup, they sound much more than $400.

post #4506 of 37369

Well I've started my head-fi "adventure" several months ago now, and I've owned Senn HD 650's, Shure SRH-940, Audio Technica AD2000, and tried a variety of others. All I can say is my equalized HD 650's are by far my favorite of all. Zero sonic ear fatigue, perfect sound, always satisfying and musical, accurate, detailed and wonderful in every way.

 

I cannot stress enough how perfect these are, and how they only sound better as I listen more and more closely. I think the test of time is the best evidence - I've gone through several phases of "shiny new toy syndrome" (for example with my SRH-940s, which sounded more detailed due to emphasized high treble), but always come back to my HD 650's in the end.

 

That said I think their only flaw is the "recessed" treble people talk about. It's not a myth, the treble is definitely a bit laid back, and it does make some songs sound more smooth and hollow in vocals than they need to be. Fortunately it's not technically lacking any capability of producing it; with a very slight EQ boost to the treble though, HD 650's IMO are perfect.

 

(I bought AD2000's because they have a slightly more balanced default sound signature. But I soon realized that EQ'ing my HD 650's to sound like my AD2000's produces a far superior sound overall, in my opinion, so I ended up selling the AD2000's)


Edited by ac500 - 10/11/11 at 9:06pm
post #4507 of 37369
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Well I've started my head-fi "adventure" several months ago now, and I've owned Senn HD 650's, Shure SRH-940, Audio Technica AD2000, and tried a variety of others. All I can say is my equalized HD 650's are by far my favorite of all. Zero sonic ear fatigue, perfect sound, always satisfying and musical, accurate, detailed and wonderful in every way.

 

I cannot stress enough how perfect these are, and how they only sound better as I listen more and more closely. I think the test of time is the best evidence - I've gone through several phases of "shiny new toy syndrome" (for example with my SRH-940s, which sounded more detailed due to emphasized high treble), but always come back to my HD 650's in the end.

 

That said I think their only flaw is the "recessed" treble people talk about. It's not a myth, the treble is definitely a bit laid back, and it does make some songs sound more smooth and hollow in vocals than they need to be. Fortunately it's not technically lacking any capability of producing it; with a very slight EQ boost to the treble though, HD 650's IMO are perfect.

 

(I bought AD2000's because they have a slightly more balanced default sound signature. But I soon realized that EQ'ing my HD 650's to sound like my AD2000's produces a far superior sound overall, in my opinion, so I ended up selling the AD2000's)



Yes. That is all.

post #4508 of 37369

I listen to the HD650 more than the LCD-2. That is all.

post #4509 of 37369
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Originally Posted by Hennyo View Post

.....40M.... Let me put it this way.

 

With headphones.. Size. Isn't. Everything. There's a whole lot mroe to it than that.



Indeed. Much, much mroe...er. more.   biggrin.gif

post #4510 of 37369

I love the HD650, sounds great with a uDac 2. I'm very hesitant to buy any other amps because this combo sounds quite excellent and I'm sure I'd have to drop big $$$ to beat it hands down.

 

Anyone ever notice/mention that the HD650 sound more clear when it is rotated slightly to the back, and pushed forward slightly on the head? It's easy, comfortable even, to wear them in a position that actually slightly muffles the high end. The inside of the ear pad should touch or even push slightly on the back of the ear for optimal sound. Wearing them too loose would keep them from staying in this position.

 

 

post #4511 of 37369

I was thinking about EQing i last night but I read about how EQ can distort the SQ wen you change it. Throw off the imaging and stuff. Did you notice this (besides what was *suppposed* to change)? Also, have you heard anything on what improvements the Cardas cable brings to the 650s?
 

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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Well I've started my head-fi "adventure" several months ago now, and I've owned Senn HD 650's, Shure SRH-940, Audio Technica AD2000, and tried a variety of others. All I can say is my equalized HD 650's are by far my favorite of all. Zero sonic ear fatigue, perfect sound, always satisfying and musical, accurate, detailed and wonderful in every way.

 

I cannot stress enough how perfect these are, and how they only sound better as I listen more and more closely. I think the test of time is the best evidence - I've gone through several phases of "shiny new toy syndrome" (for example with my SRH-940s, which sounded more detailed due to emphasized high treble), but always come back to my HD 650's in the end.

 

That said I think their only flaw is the "recessed" treble people talk about. It's not a myth, the treble is definitely a bit laid back, and it does make some songs sound more smooth and hollow in vocals than they need to be. Fortunately it's not technically lacking any capability of producing it; with a very slight EQ boost to the treble though, HD 650's IMO are perfect.

 

(I bought AD2000's because they have a slightly more balanced default sound signature. But I soon realized that EQ'ing my HD 650's to sound like my AD2000's produces a far superior sound overall, in my opinion, so I ended up selling the AD2000's)



 

post #4512 of 37369

Just completed my order for these!  Super Excited!!!  I got them from Razor Dog for $334 shipped brand new.  If you enter the coupon 25BONES it will give you $25 dollars off.  So the HD600 is $274 on their site.

post #4513 of 37369

I just received a headband pad for my HD650 and it fits perfectly to my shaved head :)

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post #4514 of 37369

When you get your bottlehead please let me know your impressions.  I have your exact setup at the moment, Audio GD FUN (ADA4627-1BRZ) with the 650.  I'm as interested in building the bottlehead as hearing it.

 

post #4515 of 37369

I see you still have the foam in front of the driver. If your are interested in a bit more clarity try this mod http://apuresound.com/hdsennmod.html
 

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Originally Posted by aroldan View Post

I just received a headband pad for my HD650 and it fits perfectly to my shaved head :)

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