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post #7066 of 19512

Sorry guys, just out of curiosity (and I'm excited like a kid during their birthday)

 

How many of you guys here like both the HD650 and the DT880 (or any similar phones to these)?

 

I'm not sure what I should be expecting. I've auditioned the hd650 during the last hifi meet, but I also listened to the LCD-2, HD800, HE-6 (which are all great phones btw) so its hard for me to remember how the hd650 are. 

 

I'm still pretty new to the hifi hobby, but I think mid-fi is as far as I will go. To be honest, once things get to the 1K range, I think I would prefer to buy an L lens for my Canon :D 

 

I'm hoping getting the HD650 will help cease my hifi itch. (I was actually debating over the dt880 or hd650 and picked the dt880 mainly cause of price and build factor, I kept hearing about how the hd650's headband kept cracking and it kinda scared me) 

post #7067 of 19512
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

Sorry guys, just out of curiosity (and I'm excited like a kid during their birthday)

 

How many of you guys here like both the HD650 and the DT880 (or any similar phones to these)?

 

I'm not sure what I should be expecting. I've auditioned the hd650 during the last hifi meet, but I also listened to the LCD-2, HD800, HE-6 (which are all great phones btw) so its hard for me to remember how the hd650 are. 

 

I'm still pretty new to the hifi hobby, but I think mid-fi is as far as I will go. To be honest, once things get to the 1K range, I think I would prefer to buy an L lens for my Canon :D 

 

I'm hoping getting the HD650 will help cease my hifi itch. (I was actually debating over the dt880 or hd650 and picked the dt880 mainly cause of price and build factor, I kept hearing about how the hd650's headband kept cracking and it kinda scared me) 


I like HD650, K702, HE-400, and D5000.  Does that count? biggrin.gif   AKG & Beyer are fairly bright tilted....HD650 is a bit dark, smooth, laid back.  DT880, K701/702, and HD650 are the old trilogy of flagships everyone used to argue about constantly around here....they all complement each other very well.

post #7068 of 19512

Had the 880 and the Sennhd650 at the same time and kept in the end the Senns.

Just like a dark and heavier sound!

Tried lots of others after but always came back to the HD650, which I will never sell(spent too much money on them with cable,new pads etc.).

Still right now,I prefer the LCD2's as you can hear the difference(and improvement in sound).

post #7069 of 19512
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

Sorry guys, just out of curiosity (and I'm excited like a kid during their birthday)

 

How many of you guys here like both the HD650 and the DT880 (or any similar phones to these)?

 

I'm not sure what I should be expecting. I've auditioned the hd650 during the last hifi meet, but I also listened to the LCD-2, HD800, HE-6 (which are all great phones btw) so its hard for me to remember how the hd650 are. 

 

I'm still pretty new to the hifi hobby, but I think mid-fi is as far as I will go. To be honest, once things get to the 1K range, I think I would prefer to buy an L lens for my Canon :D 

 

I'm hoping getting the HD650 will help cease my hifi itch. (I was actually debating over the dt880 or hd650 and picked the dt880 mainly cause of price and build factor, I kept hearing about how the hd650's headband kept cracking and it kinda scared me) 

 

With the HD650 I would say you are in hi-fi.  If the LCD-2 and HE-500 are considered Hi-fi then the HD650 should be right there with them imo.  Sure the more expensive cans do some things better but the HD650 are certainly in the same league to me.  In some ways I like them better than the Orthos.

post #7070 of 19512
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

Sorry guys, just out of curiosity (and I'm excited like a kid during their birthday)

 

How many of you guys here like both the HD650 and the DT880 (or any similar phones to these)?

 

I'm not sure what I should be expecting. I've auditioned the hd650 during the last hifi meet, but I also listened to the LCD-2, HD800, HE-6 (which are all great phones btw) so its hard for me to remember how the hd650 are. 

 

I'm still pretty new to the hifi hobby, but I think mid-fi is as far as I will go. To be honest, once things get to the 1K range, I think I would prefer to buy an L lens for my Canon :D 

 

I'm hoping getting the HD650 will help cease my hifi itch. (I was actually debating over the dt880 or hd650 and picked the dt880 mainly cause of price and build factor, I kept hearing about how the hd650's headband kept cracking and it kinda scared me) 

I've got both the HD650 and the DT990. Love both of them, great compliment to each other.

post #7071 of 19512
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

Sorry guys, just out of curiosity (and I'm excited like a kid during their birthday)

 

How many of you guys here like both the HD650 and the DT880 (or any similar phones to these)?

 

I'm not sure what I should be expecting. I've auditioned the hd650 during the last hifi meet, but I also listened to the LCD-2, HD800, HE-6 (which are all great phones btw) so its hard for me to remember how the hd650 are. 

 

I'm still pretty new to the hifi hobby, but I think mid-fi is as far as I will go. To be honest, once things get to the 1K range, I think I would prefer to buy an L lens for my Canon :D 

 

I'm hoping getting the HD650 will help cease my hifi itch. (I was actually debating over the dt880 or hd650 and picked the dt880 mainly cause of price and build factor, I kept hearing about how the hd650's headband kept cracking and it kinda scared me) 

 

It depends entirely on what type on music you like and what you want from the headphones....

 

If you like fast paced music such as electronic music or similar and low bass etc. then maybe not the HD650.... If you are into slower paced music such as acoustic or vocals and are looking for a smooth, relaxing, somewhat slow sound then you should get the HD650.

 

Personally I like the HD650 although I am considering swapping them because I find them to be too laid back.... Not so much the lack of "crunch" in the treble but mainly the fact that they are slow sounding and also the bass does not go low enough for me without distorting.

 

They are very good, "airy" sounding headphones with excellent sound quality but it just depends entirely on your musical tastes and what you are looking for from the headphones... The HD650 are also very good for films and games.

post #7072 of 19512
Hehe I really want a 50L but I keep on buying audio crap instead biggrin.gif.

The DT880 and the HD650 will be a good match. One is dark and one is bright. Depending on the recording, you have the perfect phone. I didn't like the Beyer that much. I am going off an audition a few years ago and my audio memory isn't that good. At the time, I had the K701and the Senn and thought the K701 was superior to the Beyer.
post #7073 of 19512
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

iono what just happened, but I somehow just bought some HD650...

 

I currently only have 1 phones atm, which are the DT880s. I hope I'll enjoy the senns :D 

 

 

Now to just fight the urge of buyer's remorse :( lol 

The remorse should be NOT buying the 650's sooner...smily_headphones1.gif

post #7074 of 19512
Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

Sorry guys, just out of curiosity (and I'm excited like a kid during their birthday)

 

How many of you guys here like both the HD650 and the DT880 (or any similar phones to these)?

 

I'm not sure what I should be expecting. I've auditioned the hd650 during the last hifi meet, but I also listened to the LCD-2, HD800, HE-6 (which are all great phones btw) so its hard for me to remember how the hd650 are. 

 

I'm still pretty new to the hifi hobby, but I think mid-fi is as far as I will go. To be honest, once things get to the 1K range, I think I would prefer to buy an L lens for my Canon :D 

 

I'm hoping getting the HD650 will help cease my hifi itch. (I was actually debating over the dt880 or hd650 and picked the dt880 mainly cause of price and build factor, I kept hearing about how the hd650's headband kept cracking and it kinda scared me) 

I love the 650's but for an interesting change I also enjoy the Grado RS1's...

post #7075 of 19512
Geez guise. Stop giving high fives to each other tongue.gif

Fanboys.

I recommend you all read this thread.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613092/hd650-piggybacked-on-the-hd800-possibly-best-headphone-sound-ever-i-say-yes
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

The remorse should be NOT buying the 650's sooner...smily_headphones1.gif
LMAO I did a double take at your name. I though it said LongBlowJobs... Something is definitely wrong with me this morning.
Edited by MomijiTMO - 7/12/12 at 4:23pm
post #7076 of 19512
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Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post

Hehe I really want a 50L but I keep on buying audio crap instead biggrin.gif.
The DT880 and the HD650 will be a good match. One is dark and one is bright. Depending on the recording, you have the perfect phone. I didn't like the Beyer that much. I am going off an audition a few years ago and my audio memory isn't that good. At the time, I had the K701and the Senn and thought the K701 was superior to the Beyer.

I just want a 24-70L...

 

and a few other L lens too LOL  wink_face.gif

post #7077 of 19512
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

 

With the HD650 I would say you are in hi-fi.  If the LCD-2 and HE-500 are considered Hi-fi then the HD650 should be right there with them imo.  Sure the more expensive cans do some things better but the HD650 are certainly in the same league to me.  In some ways I like them better than the Orthos.

 

Glad to see you're still with us in HD650 appreciation as hi-fi after you got your LCDs! wink.gif  You seemed in danger of selling them after during the 48 hour honeymoon time biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

It depends entirely on what type on music you like and what you want from the headphones....

 

If you like fast paced music such as electronic music or similar and low bass etc. then maybe not the HD650.... If you are into slower paced music such as acoustic or vocals and are looking for a smooth, relaxing, somewhat slow sound then you should get the HD650.

 

Personally I like the HD650 although I am considering swapping them because I find them to be too laid back.... Not so much the lack of "crunch" in the treble but mainly the fact that they are slow sounding and also the bass does not go low enough for me without distorting.

 

They are very good, "airy" sounding headphones with excellent sound quality but it just depends entirely on your musical tastes and what you are looking for from the headphones... The HD650 are also very good for films and games.

 

I think the HD650 is very underrated with speed.  They aren't slow at all, they just can be perceived that way.  In fact I think the transients are a bit snappier than my HE-400 orthos, which is why I tend to like the HE-400 more for classical.  And orthos are positively no slouch when it comes to transients. However, you're right about the bass not going terribly low, that's a definite truth.  And HD650 isn't my choice for electronic either.  But then, electronic is artificial to begin with so the nature of proper sound reproduction accouning for how the wave is damped by air before it gets to your ear from the performer isn't as important.  

post #7078 of 19512

Hmmmm seriously though the HD650 ARE slow! lol...

 

Compared to every other pair of headphones I have ever owned music is simply slower and has less intensity.

 

The quality of the transients etc. is excellent and the headphones are very good quality sound... But they ARE slow! If I ever try to listen to fast music such as Trance or Electronic music on the HD650 it sounds really slow and lacks attack and punch. When playing slow music such as dubstep or rock music or whatever they handle it fine.

 

This leads me to the conclusion that the HD650 are definately slow sounding headphones to my ears. Good headphones?.... Yes awesome quality soundstage and imaging?....Yes Pace, attack, punch and sub bass?..... No

 

If you are looking for relaxing headphones then these are excellent but if you are looking for  a fast punchy intense sound then these are not what you want. (I have the new version BTW)


Edited by nicholars - 7/13/12 at 10:01am
post #7079 of 19512

If you look at their spectral decay and impulse response, the HD650s are not slow at all.  You might be mistaking a good low bass and treble spike for punch and dynamism, because well, most of the dynamic spikes in recordings focus on those frequencies.  Ironically enough, Sennheiser's made a point to emphasize the 5khz range on the 800 and especially the 700 it seems, to really make for an aggressive and punchy experience.  A bump at 5khz definitely makes for some snappy sounding drums.

post #7080 of 19512

I wish I knew what you guys are talking about :(

 

My HD650s don't come till about another week...

 

And I do listen to EDM btw, but I like them just fine on my DT880s. I was thinking about the pro 9000, but getting one headphone for just one genre isn't practical for me. I might just get a xb500 or xb700 for EDM lol 

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