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post #6136 of 37390

Guessing this is maybe the right place to ask some question about these 650's:D

So can someone explain or link me to a place that explains the sound of the 650? maybe even compared to lets say Denon Dxxxx, HD600 or some other cans in that price range.

I need to know the detail in the treble, is it just laid back as in still very detailed but just at a lower volume or is it less detailed?

 

post #6137 of 37390

It is not less detailed, it is just far less aggressive sounding than Denons. Comparing mine head to head makes the Denon treble sound very harsh.  I would say the 650's sound more detailed than the D5000's, though this may be because the sound is so natural and open that you can actually recognize and appreciate the details more.

 

Haven't owned the HD600 for a while but I think it sounded even more laid back than the HD650.  The 650's do have some energy...

post #6138 of 37390
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A big thank you to the mods for putting an end to Pheobe's reign of "cardas golden reference" terror.  

I'm still undecided as to whether PF's posts were intended as a spoof, or whether the he/she was an earnest whackjob.  

Favorite PF quote: "Cardas makes cables that sing achingly directly to the soul."  /guffaw

Talking up cables to try and sell his cables, most likely.
post #6139 of 37390
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Originally Posted by fallingreason View Post

It is not less detailed, it is just far less aggressive sounding than Denons. Comparing mine head to head makes the Denon treble sound very harsh.  I would say the 650's sound more detailed than the D5000's, though this may be because the sound is so natural and open that you can actually recognize and appreciate the details more.

 

Haven't owned the HD600 for a while but I think it sounded even more laid back than the HD650.  The 650's do have some energy...


How is the bass on the HD650?

I am getting more and more interested in the HD650.

 

 

post #6140 of 37390

I do not generally discuss bans publicly, but, in this case, I just want to be clear about something: He was banned at his own request (a request that had been made and granted and reversed before).

 

And nobody "spilled the beans."

 

Now let's keep this thread on-topic.

 

 

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This is what he said to me in a PM when I inquired about the Blue Dragon he was selling:

 

Fallingreason:

 

Here is the confidential information that you must agree to keep secret.

 

My real name is Welly Wu. I joined Head-Fi in 2003. I asked Jude Mansilla to ban me several times over the past several years because I had problems with the community and I wrote some pretty negative comments against Head-Fi on the public forums. Jude decided to ban me permanently. I asked him to lift my ban, but he decided to ban me permanently.

 

If you want to do business with me, then check my user feedback under my real name Welly Wu. You will see that I am a trustworthy member.

 

Phoebe Fairchild is my alias here. Do not reveal my true identity to anyone most especially the Head-Fi administrators or moderators. If you do so, then you will lose this potential sale for the Moon Audio Blue Dragon cable for your Sennheiser HD-650 headphones and you won't have the ability to do your empirical research.

 

If you reveal my true identity, then I will be permanently banned. I don't want this to happen to me again.

 

Now, I have no choice but to trust you with this confidential information.

 

 

I didn't say anything to anyone because frankly, I didn't care and it seemed really strange for him to share such information...o_0    I guess someone spilled the beans though.



 

post #6141 of 37390

That's just... weird.

 

Anyway, if I ever change/modify the stock cable on my HD650, it'll be because it's just too damn long for the way I use it (in front of the computer). It seems durable, an doesn't have any microphonics. No complaints on the sound either.

post #6142 of 37390

I like the HD650 cable a lot better than the HD800 one because it's more pliable and naturally stays out of the way. That's all I really could ever want from a cable.

post #6143 of 37390

Whenever I have ever upgraded any cable, it has been just for the exterior quality and/or looks of the cable. I would upgrade to a Caradas or similar cable if they were $100 or less, but they are just nuts with their pricing because people are silly enough to pay for it.

post #6144 of 37390

I'm just glad the whole incident spawned this post:
 

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

I had a DIY Mogami replacement headphone cable made up for my Sennheiser HD650 reference headphone. This was when I had the Audio-GD Fun digital to analogue converter/headphone amplification system from the People's Republic of China. The Mogami replacement headphone cable was of the garden hose variety and I was amazed at the difference it made over the stock Sennheiser HD650 headphone cable. I subsequently upgraded to the Double Helix Cables Molecule headphone cable for my Sennheiser HD650 reference headphone. The Double Helix Cables Molecule headphone cable looks nice with its soft nylon multifilament sheathing and Double Helix Cables branded heat shrink. However, there is no sonic improvement over the stock Sennheiser HD650 headphone cable that I can perceive. There are times I think I hear a difference but I would not wage a penny on being able to ABX these headphone cables.

 

I am generally a cable agnostic, but I do own some nice cables that have made some noticeable improvements in my system. For example, the Furutech Formula 2 USB cable solved the occasional drop out I experienced when generic usb cables were used to connect my Apple MacBook to the Audio-GD Fun digital to analogue converter from the People's Republic of China. The Q-audio replacement headphone cable for the Audez'e LCD-2 revision 2 planar magnetic headphone is also worth the expense for me for its weightlessness and flexibility.

 

I play Apple Lossless Audio Codec files from my current model 13" Apple MacBook Pro i5 laptop. The aforementioned Furutech Formula 2 USB cable is used to connect my 13" Apple MacBook Pro i5 laptop to the Schiit Bifrost digital to analogue converter from the United States of America. From there, Blue Jeans Cables LC-1 RCA interconnects are employed to send audio to my Schiit Lyr headphone amplification device from the United States of America. The vacuum tubes installed in the Schiit Lyr headphone amplification device at this very moment are Lorenz branded vacuum tubes from the Stuttgart factory in Germany. I go between these and Amperex vacuum tubes from the Herleen factory in Holland for the slight difference in sonic signatures.

 

I like the sound of the Sennheiser HD650 reference headphone very much.


Lol!

 

post #6145 of 37390

Is it just silly getting the HD650 if all I have is an E9? Or is it different enough from the HD600 that I'd enjoy having both, even if I have to save up for a better amp?

post #6146 of 37390
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Is it just silly getting the HD650 if all I have is an E9? Or is it different enough from the HD600 that I'd enjoy having both, even if I have to save up for a better amp?



I run my HD650's of the e9 and I've had no problems thus far, the sound quality isn't amazing but it definitely isn't bad for your money's worth.  

post #6147 of 37390
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Is it just silly getting the HD650 if all I have is an E9? Or is it different enough from the HD600 that I'd enjoy having both, even if I have to save up for a better amp?

Not silly at all. If you already have the E9 it should be fine.
post #6148 of 37390

good 650/600/580 custom cable option for UK. i ordered it last week. hasnt arrived yet though :( 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cable-Upgrade-Sennheiser-HD650-HD600-and-HD580-Headphones-/150760633648#ht_3866wt_1202

post #6149 of 37390

HD650 is the best headphone I've ever listened to.
With it music becomes so real and warm, what a legend!

post #6150 of 37390
The HD650 is great, no denying that, but give the Audeze LCD-2 a listen some time. Chances aer, if you love the HD650, the LCD-2 will leave you looking for your shoes.
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