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post #736 of 36878
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Originally Posted by C-Rad View Post
Almost my 1 year anniversary since pairing with the HD650s and I haven't looked back since.

Unbelievably great sounding headphones. When you read / hear the reviews about people stating the HD650s have "brought life back to their music" I can honestly say that it's true, like listening to a whole new song.

They really add to the whole listening experience, the added detail and clarity makes your favorite song an emotional journey. (sounds stupid I know but it's true) I appreciate mine so much, that I think it's time to mate them with a better source and amp.
Doesn't sound stupid at all. I concur.
post #737 of 36878
How many burn in hours do they needs? I just got my HD650 and i am testing them right now. powered by my ultra micro stack they sound ok...but not more,bot as i expected from a top senn. I hope that some more burn in will do the trick.

The bass is not as strong as i thought it would be..it is very tight.
overall they sound pretty neutral to me.
post #738 of 36878
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Originally Posted by plonter View Post
How many burn in hours do they needs? I just got my HD650 and i am testing them right now. powered by my ultra micro stack they sound ok...but not more,bot as i expected from a top senn. I hope that some more burn in will do the trick.

The bass is not as strong as i thought it would be..it is very tight.
overall they sound pretty neutral to me.

I know exactly what you mean, I was very disappointed at first I found the bass was very weak and the mids sounded very muddy. My 650s took around 100+ hours of burn in with pink noise. Very noticeable difference once they were fully burned in, I would even go as far as to say they sounded like a different headphone completely.

Just give it some more hours and they will open up nicely for you.
post #739 of 36878
what do ya'll mean by "laid back" sound

I listen to mostly

trance/techno/80s music/ depeche mode and the cure are 2 favs

the clash

sometimes system of a down

are these headphones for me?

THEY LOOK SO BADASS I want them
post #740 of 36878
Just noticed a dirty great hole in the cover[over the driver] and an earpad is split, looking into procuring a new pair[from headroom]. They were bought September 06, should a Top Of The Range set of cans do this? Pretty heavy use, but should this matter?

Oh yeah some of the paint on the headband has flaked off.
post #741 of 36878
"Pretty heavy use, but should this matter?"

Yes.
post #742 of 36878
Hehe,you're funny
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Originally Posted by Chri5peed View Post
Just noticed a dirty great hole in the cover[over the driver] and an earpad is split, looking into procuring a new pair[from headroom]. They were bought September 06, should a Top Of The Range set of cans do this? Pretty heavy use, but should this matter?

Oh yeah some of the paint on the headband has flaked off.
post #743 of 36878
...Keeping burning them in, and getting used to their sound. I must say that, although i was expecting some more bass response from these (hope this will change with burn in) the mids are Ridiculously good! amazing mids.

EDIT: I just want to menion that i only got5 hourd on these babies so far, so thoses are initial impressions and further improvements in sound will definitely come.
post #744 of 36878
I definetely think the HD650 is a can which it could take quite some time to "sink into". I understand why it's not for everybody, but for those who like it, it does many things right.
post #745 of 36878
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Originally Posted by nor_spoon View Post
I definetely think the HD650 is a can which it could take quite some time to "sink into".
I actually think this is because they are balanced better than most headphones out there. I thought they sounded kind of weird at first in comparison to the HD580 but after listening to them exclusively for about a week and then trying the HD580 again I immediately noticed that the 580 were not as balanced (the mid bass being more pronounced than the rest of the spectrum). I think most headphones, (hifi or not) are either biased toward either the bass, midrange or treble and the 650 escapes this fate for the most part.

I have yet to hear a better balanced headphone (excluding the R10s) and that includes my favorite cans the K501s.
post #746 of 36878
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Originally Posted by ciphercomplete View Post
I actually think this is because they are balanced better than most headphones out there. I thought they sounded kind of weird at first in comparison to the HD580 but after listening to them exclusively for about a week and then trying the HD580 again I immediately noticed that the 580 were not as balanced (the mid bass being more pronounced than the rest of the spectrum). I think most headphones, (hifi or not) are either biased toward either the bass, midrange or treble and the 650 escapes this fate for the most part.

I have yet to hear a better balanced headphone (excluding the R10s) and that includes my favorite cans the K501s.
agree. they are very balanced in my opinion also, although the reason i got them in the first place is to get a bit coloured sound and no neutral but i am happy with them as they are.

I read some posts dealing with the hd650 being too bassy and muffy, and i have to disagree on that...at least with my rig , they sound very tight and neutral. maybe the bass will get bit more stronger with burn in, but at the moment they sound pretty natural but still fun, and did i say that the mids are very very good..!!
post #747 of 36878
Top techno cans,coming out of a DV336.
The 580s imo suit rock better, and definitely suit rock piani better, but the 650s, impact, thump, eargasmo, loving them!
Mine have about 600 hours on them through a moonaudio, and are my fav thing I own, I just bloody love them.
The drivers on my HD650 say 'HD580' on them...huh. They are silver silk though.
post #748 of 36878
Got new earpads, now the left side is a bit creaky[i.e. making a creaky noise] is this the newness of the pads and will subside?
post #749 of 36878
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Originally Posted by Chri5peed View Post
Got new earpads, now the left side is a bit creaky[i.e. making a creaky noise] is this the newness of the pads and will subside?
Yes.
post #750 of 36878
^Excellent.

Surely this is possibly a provable reason for burn-in, i.e. the pads sometimes require accustoming.
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